Ideas For Modern Day Magical Items/Artifacts Part 2
A rare DVD printing
of The Outer Limits Season 3 which, if the right special feature is
selected, will make a strange 90s-type CGI man appear on your screen
.You can talk to this man, and if you ask him a question, he will
give you three answers. Two of them are false, one is true down to
the nitty-gritty specifics, all three are equally plausible.
A sniper rifle built
out of clock parts whose scope can gaze through time, allowing the
user to shoot people in the past or future.
A flavor of
microwave Hot Pockets that is repulsive to humans, but delectible to
fairies, and can be used in the process of bargaining with, bribing,
or trapping them.
A rubber stamp
imprinted with the name of God that, when used on any inanimate
surface, can allow it to function as a Golem for a short amount of
time. Sooner or later the material so-imprinted will eventually
implode upon itself in a flash of light, perhaps the universe’s
reaction to the blasphemy of reproducing God’s works so crassly.
A plastic ballpit
ball that, when tossed while saying a special activation word,
creates enough ballpit balls to fill the floor to a depth of three
feet in whatever enclosed space it is thrown in. The balls created
last for an hour, though they can be re-activated immediately via the
original ball after they disappear.
A magic megaphone
that amplifies the powers of all verbal spells intoned through it.
A weirdly organic
fleshlight that gives birth to a grotesque miniature monster every
seven-or-so days. If these monsters are not immediately destroyed,
they will quickly escape and grow into creatures almost equivalent to
the abominations of Echidna and Typhon, some such examples being the
the Mystery Tortoise, the Hindenberd, the Chrome-Catamount That Ate
Detroit, the Wolf of K Street, and Omega Phillie Phanatic.
A Desert Eagle whose
handle can break through any substance, and which can be thrown and
return like Thor’s Hammer. Ironically, it is useless as an actual
gun, as the barrel and clip are welded shut and cannot be opened
A bumper sticker
reading “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” that breaks all
cameras in a place when placed on the main edifice of said area.
A soda fountain that
produces unlimited amounts of defunct soda brands and defunct soda
brands only. The flavors available constantly shift as brands go on
and off the market.
A Spencers Gifts
plasma ball that gives one the power to shoot lwaves of plasma out of
their hands for one hour after touching it. The plasma waves faintly
produce a smell like a mix between marajuana smoke and used
An electric guitar
that can wake anything that sleeps, including dormant magical
abilities/places/items, nearly-defunct organizations, volcanoes and
even sometimes gods.
A Go-Bots Rock Lord
figure modeled after the Philosophers Stone, known as Alakzoth. He
can come to life if transformed properly (No small feat considering
that his transformation rivals the complexity of a Lemarchand’s box),
and can do tasks for the user, including creating seals to summon or
bind and transmuting matter with a touch.
A miniature tank
made entirely out of candy. The candy regenerates when damaged,
whether by eating or by gunfire, and it shoots boiling; molten sugar,
which can cause third degree burns like a tastier form of napalm. It
has no engine, but instead a weird reserve of enchanted strawberry
pudding that never runs out.
containing moments in time which one can take use for one’s self.
Beware, as if used too often, it will attract the time police, who
for some reason happen to look like parasitic sea-sponges attached to
the backs of sea-scorpions with hands covered in magic runes.
handheld game-system-type-device compatible with every type of game cartrigde/disc/digital-storage-medium in existence which can summon the spiritual
embodiment of any game placed inside it, for the user to work with as
they see fit. There are many iterations of this device in existence,
and rumors tell of a worldwide battle tournament for a mysterious Master Prize…
Why Nintendo Switch games come on tiny little cards
Nintendo is ditching discs and going all in on game cards for the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo revealed what the Nintendo Switch game cards look like in a Nintendo Treehouse Live stream Friday, showing a Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild card roughly the same size as a Nintendo DS or 3DS game card. Although it seems like a technological downgrade, this is the best option for the Switch.
Discs have been the standard physical medium for console games for more than a decade, but discs just don’t make sense for the Switch. Including a disc drive on the hybrid home/mobile console would completely kill its mobile capabilities.
At their smallest-possible size, disc drives take up a lot of space and would force Nintendo to make the Switch’s standalone mobile screen much bulkier — not a positive trait on a mobile system.
The Nintendo Switch needs to stay small to be a viable mobile system.
The discs themselves are not mobile-friendly either. Have you ever moved a console from standing position to laying position while a game is running? That noise is unforgettable as your game disc goes from pristine to unplayable.
Speaking of ruining discs, discs in general are much more susceptible to damage than cards. If you get a bad enough scratch on a disc, it’s as good as done, whereas data on cards are protected by a plastic case. You only have to worry about wrecking the connecting pins, which aren’t effected by scratches nearly as much as discs.
The back of the Nintendo Switch game cards.
Discs are outdated
Even though discs are physically larger than the Nintendo Switch cards, cards can hold a lot more data than they used to while disc storage has remained mostly stagnant. The cards are little solid state drives, a storage technology that has been improving at exponential rates in recent years.
Samsung revealed a 512GB solid state drive the size of a postage stamp in June, which could feasibly fit inside a Nintendo Switch game card. Most modern games don’t even require one-tenth of that capacity. In fact, some of the largest games available right now don’t even surpass 80GB.
Meanwhile, the capacity of a PlayStation 4 Blu Ray disc is capped out at 50GB. That’s not big enough for some current games and definitely won’t hold up as games continue to get bigger and better and require more space.
So after over 20 years of disc-fed consoles, Nintendo is ringing the death knell of discs and looking back to its cartridge roots. Although this time there’s no slot for dust to get caught in so, so no blowing necessary.