After an irresponsible cartoon plumber swinging a hammer caused the collapse of the neighboring building, this scene was revealed. A passing Shigeru Miyamoto spotted it and was inspired to start an entire franchise for Nintendo.
(The preceding tale is a fib, but it’s short.)
I knew Duck Tape came in more than just grey, but this is something really special. First it’s an excuse for me to talk about utility tape again for the second time in a week, so I’m really… ahem… ON A ROLL. Get it? On a roll? Because it’s tape, and… yeah, [...]
When I was in high school, there was a new twist on an old saying: The geek shall inherit the Earth. Verily the slow invasion began. No tanks, no guns, no organized legion more significant than a Star Trek convention. Now we’ve taken over the neighborhood pub. Roll for [...]
That’s great, but that’s not what the underwater worlds looked like. Which music would play? I’m torn between my love of awesomeness and my need to be a pedantic geek.
Good morning everyone, and happy Saturday. Today I would like to tell you all a story, a story of a place where children once went to spend many a Saturday of youth. That place was called the arcade, and it was filled to the brim with all sorts of fantastic video games encased in big cabinets. Now this story isn’t about the arcade, per say, I am not here to lament its loss exactly, but about the games themselves. In recent years I have been to some establishments that traditionally held an arcade–a pizza parlor perhaps, or bowling alley–and it seems that there do indeed still exist those places of gaming. No, the question is, what ever has become of those cabinet based arcade games?
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I’ve lost the source for this, so I’m not sure where he got a miniature XBox controller like that.
The first video game I played was on a little console that someone bought me as a child. I’ll assume it was a Christmas or birthday present, but I honestly don’t remember receiving it; [...]
All those baddies you killed in other games? Yeah, their suffering didn’t end there. Way to go, you monster.
Not only is this cool but it’s also a t-shirt over at Threadless.
If you burn the toast you get laughed at by the dog from Duck Hunt.
Image from myburningeyes.deviantart.com, via ufunk.net.
Imagine this: you just started at a new job and your boss assigns you a “practice” project. When you’re done, the bosses are so impressed that they actually take your project from prototype to production and sell it. This is exactly what happened to Allan Alcorn when he started at Atari in 1972. The result was Pong.
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This setup is better than mine.
One of the biggest dilemmas we keep encountering as we move into the new place is the simple problem of “where does it go?”. Both of us have owned multiple houses before, so we’ve had plenty of opportunity to collect… stuff… and now we’re trying to figure [...]