2009 archive

Dec 21

Less Than Two Weeks!

Until Classic Games Done Quick, which is the official name for the SDA Charity Marathon! Myself and 21 other runners will be playing through 72 games in 54 hours or so, starting at 6PM January 1st with the original Mega Man, and ending at about midnight January 3rd/4th with the completion of Final Fantasy VI. …

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Dec 02

The MAGFest Countdown and Other Stuff

We’re slightly less than a month away from MAGFest, and I’m seriously looking forward to the SDA Charity Marathon, seeing as I’ll be participating in it and all. Click the link and you’ll be taken to a page related to the marathon directly. Though I was a frequent patron of the challenges booth at the …

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Nov 14

It’s Shameless Promotion Time!

I’m excited! This is because I can now officially really start promoting the Speed Demos Archive Charity Marathon! I’ve mentioned it before, but I can finally give you most of the details both relating to me specifically and the marathon in general. The theme is “Classic Video Games” focusing on the NES, SNES and Genesis. …

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Oct 29

I Should Update More Frequently

I keep saying that. It continues to be true. Final Fantasy V is still going. I’ve also occasionally been playing Rock Band 2 again, though oddly, not a whole lot of The Beatles Rock Band. My FC count continues to slowly increase, though I’ve lost count of exactly how many I have on Expert Vocals, …

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Oct 18

An Overdue Status Update

It’s definitely been awhile since my last update, for a variety of reasons. Over the last week, I had to deal with the death of my aunt, which put a halt to any practicing for the SDA Charity Marathon taking place at MAGFest. Hopefully, with things getting back to something resembling normal (I’ll be going …

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Oct 03

MAGFest is 3 Months Away…woo!

With a little less than 3 months before MAGFest, I’ve been putting serious work of late into my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles skills. I’ve been practicing the other games I’ll be playing at MAGFest, too, of course, but this one in particular is a game I volunteered to speedrun without a lot of experience on …

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Sep 26

Just A Reminder

That Cornshaq and company are in the midst of the Stars of Dreamland Kirby marathon, playing through as many Kirby games as they can in 48 hours to raise money for the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. So if you like Kirby, animals, or both, check it out and consider making a donation if …

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Sep 15

On Survival

Though I don’t talk about it a whole lot from post to post–it is in the About Emptyeye page–I’m currently in remission from T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (I’m still about two months away from officially being able to call myself a “Cancer Survivor”, though if it hasn’t come back by now, knock on wood, it’s unlikely …

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Sep 07

Video Gaming for Charity

This is another “Look at these cool causes!” post, this time regarding video games and playing them for charities of various sorts. The most famous “group” of this type is probably The Speed Gamers, who have done roughly a dozen marathons of varying lengths for various series, most recently a 72-hour Mega Man marathon. But …

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Aug 29

Post GameUniCon Post

Yeah. Over the weekend, I traveled to Marlborough, MA for the first-ever GameUniCon, a convention that was being hyped as New England’s largest video gaming convention. I arrived on Thursday night, as I tend to do for these things, picked up my badge, and got ready for the weekend. On Friday, I realized that this, …

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