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High Ping Buster

Ode to Marijuana

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I know it’s not the most relevant gaming news, but I’m here sipping a little something from the Antique Wine Company, and I think this is something that’s worth getting up on my profile.

As we are coming into the holiday season, it seems appropriate to be thankful for things. I, for one, am thankful that the study and use of medicinal marijuana is becoming more commonplace here in the states. Many of you may join me in agreeing with the recent legal opinions of California and the District of Columbia, and feel that the psychoactive effects of such a drug do not merit a “war”, or even incarceration. Whatever your opinion, there is no question that marijuana is medicinally beneficial, and a recent study has even indicated that cannabis may help cure certain forms of cancer.

The new study I speak of targeted an aggressive form of brain cancer known as high-grade glioma. According to reports from the study, two of the cannabinoids found in marijuana, THC and CBD, were found to significantly reduce the growth of brain tumors associated with this cancer. Even more surprisingly, the beneficial effects of these cannabinoids were amplified when combined with irradiation, suggesting that marijuana may become an essential element in treating this type of cancer in the future.

33 Years After It’s Release, New Donkey Kong Secrets Are Still Being Found

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Despite the fact that the game is older than me, apparently there are still some secrets to be found in the original Donkey Kong. Over at the Cutting Room wiki, a user has discovered that there were two pieces of music buried in Donkey Kong’s code, that were never available to the public.

 

I was just checking this out on my FreedomPop LTE with my iPad. It’s actually really cool, because you can hear that both themes were used in later Donkey Kong games. Which almost makes them a developer inside joke.

 

Nothing groundbreaking, world shattering, or necessarily remarkable. But a cool find for a game that’s been out for more than 33 years.