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Montage of 1980s Video Game Food Commercials

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Flower Power

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Ancient Egyptian Duck Hunt

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Demon’s Winter (an old SSI computer game from the 1980s)

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That Chest

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Mega Man Logic

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What MS Excel Was Meant For

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Kara – Heavy Rain (cool short sci-fi movie)

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Joker’s Fatality from Mortal Kombat

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The Simpsons – A Playable Map for Quake III

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Bullet Bill Attack

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Such Great, Great Memories Of This Place

For those who don’t recognize this place, it’s one of the playable levels in the game Unreal Tournament 2002. I had so much fun getting my ass handed to me, over and over, in this place. See, I’ve never been that great at multi-player shoot-em-up games such as this, but it didn’t matter because the ways you can die in this game are just so cool. The easiest is simply falling off the edge of the platform and plummeting toward Earth. You don’t actually burn up in the atmosphere before the game spontaneously squishes your body, but for a few lonely seconds, you can look up at the platform as it fades away above you. Of course, sniping from one of the high towers was always the most fun, picking off computer-brained and human-brained players as best I could, while getting shot at and inevitably killed. My team didn’t often capture the other team’s flag, but I had an awful lot of fun trying.

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The Video Game Entertainment Curve

I have a very difficult time playing and enjoying video games lately. It’s like a binge for me, where once every few months I devote a week to beating one game. When I first moved to Virginia, while I was looking for work, I devoted hours to playing The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. The game had been out for over ten years by that point, but I had never beaten it. I finally did, and I even found work within 3 weeks. Since then, I don’t have a gob of time to play games, let alone for hours at end, the time necessary to really crack into many of the newest hits out there. Even Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest (which I downloaded on the Wii Console specifically because I remember it being both easy and short) is too long for me to really get into enough to have much fun. So, I might be beyond this curve, when it comes down to it. I don’t know if I will ever truly enjoy video games again. But there’s always books.

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Riker Checks In, Nobody Checks Out

Maybe Tiny Tower is actually The Royale? Because, notice that nobody ever checks out of Tiny Tower. You have to evict them for the character to disappear.

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Nookrasnoyarsck

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Poor Rudy.

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Link’s Wanted Poster

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Super Mario Ragtime

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Mario Castle Destroy Super Awesome Happy Fun-Time!

An old co-worker of mine created this for a contest. It makes me happy when I watch it.

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Alright, Now Kiss

This is a glitch in the game FIFA ’12, featuring Andy Carroll Łukasz Fabiański making out.

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A Video Game Valentine

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So, How Do I Get In On This?

This diagram has been floating around the internet for a week or so. See, it seems as if Zynga has swiped the basic layout of its game “Dream Heights” from Nimblebit’s “Tiny Tower”, which kind of swiped their game from “Corporation Inc.”, and “Sim Tower”. This happens a lot, since it’s hard to copyright a lot of the basic aspects of sim games anymore. Nothing is truly original, because it seems that there has always been a predecessor doing something vaguely/exactly similar, just yours does it in a more graphical/colorful/simpler/lighter/whatever way.

Well, that being said, I’d love to create my own game. I’m just an untalented programmer. Despite the fact that I was in the US Air Force for 4 years as a programmer, I have always been a stinky programmer. I am technically able, but I’m not creative, and I don’t see the bigger picture very well. So, when I have created a chunk of code, I can see how it interacts with itself and its immediate neighbors, but I have a hard time backing off a few steps and seeing the big picture. It’s like creating a subway stop on a single line of a subway that intersects the boroughs of New York City. My stop may make a lot of sense to me, but when the line is ultimately going to end up in the East River, I may have a problem that I just can’t see beyond my little microscopic view.

(Note that I have no geographic knowledge of New York City, and my complete knowledge of the city comes from TV shows like How I Met Your Mother and Friends.)

Moving to the creative side, my idea for a game would borrow bits and pieces from at least four other games, dating from 1986, to 1992, to 2008, along with a couple sci-fi elements from at least two famous sources. I don’t really want to get more specific than that, because if I am eventually able to create such a game, I’d rather not share where I pulled its bits & pieces, and I’d also rather not have someone else make the game before I can, and thus profit from it when I get pride in knowing that I was first.

Eventually, when I’m done with college, along with building an R2-D2, I’m going to create this video game. I have no idea what the timeline will be, one year or 20, but eventually I’ll make it, and it will amuse myself, perhaps a few others, I don’t know. I’ll let you know whenever I get around to completing it.

In the meantime, Tiny Tower and Corporation Inc are two fun little games that are worth a couple minutes of your time. Especially Corp Inc, since that game has a definite ending, unlike so many mobile-device games these days. A game needs to have a way to complete all in-game goals. Whether you wish to continue should be left to the player. You can create some insanely huge mega-corp tower in Corp Inc, but you only really need enough offices for 300 employees, max, in order to finish the game. Tiny Tower is cool, but to my knowledge so far, it just goes on and on for a very long time. Maybe I just haven’t gotten far enough, having only reached the 14th floor.

Anyhow, wish me luck that I will actually follow through on my vow to make a game.

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C8H10N4O2

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First-Person Shooter Disease (Link Fixed)

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Best 3D Fighting Game EVER

Wow, I think someone divided by zero.

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Awesomeness

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Evil Wii

via 9GAG

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Kinect Joyride is Really Easy

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWbLOFGSEDo&feature=player_embedded]
via Blame It On The Voices After noticing that his car was more or less following the track by itself in the Joyride game for Kinect, GEL TONZ from Gamebabble.com performed this experiment.

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Impossible Levels

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Grand Theft Auto 4: Negative G Physics

Someone messed with the physics of how cars react in Grand Theft Auto 4, to amusing results. Warning: some not-safe-for-work in-game language.

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Two Players

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SUPER There Will Be Blood (SNES)

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Video Game Glitches

Mass Effect conversation goes a bit wonky, while someone starts walking fancy. (fun starts at 30 seconds)

Weird Super Mario 1 glitches. With horrible music.

Unknown Contra glitch in Duck Hunt. (Totally not-fake.)

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Now You’re Playing With Paul Rudd

full story at Topless Robot.

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WordPress and The Legend of Zelda

Every time I mess with the links on the right border (like changing the date on a webcomic, which I only include so I know which ones I’ve read, not for any other reason), I have to click “Update Link”. I always mentally hum the “Dude, I found something!” tune that’s played on every Legend of Zelda game since Super Nintendo’s “The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past”. Because, when Link found a shield, or a bomb, or anything else, his inventory was updated.

This post was more interesting in my head, but I thought I’d share.

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