Sega Dreamcast's Cause of Death?

Written by Edwin Lee

What ever happened to that game console we used to callrepparttar Sega Dreamcast? Why did it suddenly disappear after 2 years of production? Wasrepparttar 135543 government involved in brainwashing our minds like in George Orwell’s 1984? All these questions will be answered as I investigaterepparttar 135544 Dreamcast's devastating decline.

Inrepparttar 135545 beginning it was good. Sega released a solid piece of hardware calledrepparttar 135546 Dreamcast that was easy to develop games for and kickedrepparttar 135547 competition's rear ends in terms of graphics and sound. It enteredrepparttar 135548 market with a strong start, selling quite well upon its release. Althoughrepparttar 135549 Dreamcast lacked 3rd party support, Sega's games were aplenty andrepparttar 135550 very best in quality. Sega seemed to be heading inrepparttar 135551 right direction, but two years laterrepparttar 135552 company abruptly discontinuedrepparttar 135553 Dreamcast.

There were 3 main causes torepparttar 135554 downfall ofrepparttar 135555 Dreamcast.

1. Piracy Issues The Dreamcast had a serious hardware flaw which gave itrepparttar 135556 ability to play copied games and downloaded ones fromrepparttar 135557 internet. Many people chose to playrepparttar 135558 pirated versions ofrepparttar 135559 games rather than shell out $40-$50 at a local gaming store forrepparttar 135560 real thing. As a result, Sega was losing money onrepparttar 135561 games that its developers had spent hours designing. I call that a sad waste of talent.

Holiday Cookie Exchange

Written by Chris, WebAdmin.

Withrepparttar Christmas holidays coming up, many cooks will be looking at lots of baking and preparations forrepparttar 135530 parties and get-togethers not to mentionrepparttar 135531 big day itself. How can you reducerepparttar 135532 stress and still put out a variety of tasty treats for family and friends? Try a cookie exchange.

The general idea of a cookie exchange is a group of friends each bake a batch of cookies to be shared amongstrepparttar 135533 group. Each member concentrates on and only has to purchase ingredients for one recipe but still gets a variety of goodies to offer at their own home. You need ground rules and everyone has different ideas so it is a good idea to discussrepparttar 135534 details in advance so everyone knows their role.

For some parties there is a strict rule aboutrepparttar 135535 cookies being homemade. At othersrepparttar 135536 gathering is more important so if a member feels a time crunch atrepparttar 135537 last minute they can choose to buy something fromrepparttar 135538 bakery. Store bought bagged cookies would be taboo but bakery, homemade-like would be okay.

First, agree on a timeline. Make sure each member can makerepparttar 135539 commitment and ask that they each set aside baking time at least a few days beforerepparttar 135540 scheduled exchange (that way they have time to bake and time to fix it if something goes wrong). Another reason you might want to bakerepparttar 135541 cookies early is they "cure" a bit. Fresh cookies don't really transport well and tend to crumble badly duringrepparttar 135542 exchange.

Ask your members to send you their recipes so you can make copies forrepparttar 135543 others and ensure that no two are makingrepparttar 135544 same cookies (don't forget, variety isrepparttar 135545 key!). They don't all have to bake cookies either, bars and macaroons work really well too. It is a nice idea if they include a few lines about why they chose this recipe or any memories they have of making or eating these cookies. Sharingrepparttar 135546 details of howrepparttar 135547 recipe was once grandma's or how you set fire torepparttar 135548 kitchen one time while baking them is halfrepparttar 135549 fun ofrepparttar 135550 party! Create a booklet ofrepparttar 135551 recipes and memories for each member to keep. If you have a digital camera you could even take pics atrepparttar 135552 party ofrepparttar 135553 cookies andrepparttar 135554 members to include inrepparttar 135555 booklets.

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