2010 archive

Dec 25

Merry Christmas from Emptyeye!

Just a quick post wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. Feel free to substitute the holiday analog of your choice if you’re not Christian. -EE

Dec 20

Speedrun Races Ahoy!

Speed Runs Live. The page doesn’t really explain where to find this. Basically, you need An IRC Client such as mIRC, or the one I use, LeafChat. You use it to connect to the IRC server mentioned at the first link, and join the #speedrunslive channel. From there, it’s just a matter of finding the …

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Dec 09

Emptyeye Plays Games for Charity. Again.

In a little under a month, I’ll be heading to Virginia to participate in the second annual Speed Demos Archive charity marathon. This time, we’re playing for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, which is dedicated to the eradication of cancer via its prevention. This is done through research, education, and community outreach. The marathon will be …

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Nov 29

A VVVVVVery Good Game

A couple days ago, Steam had a sale where you could get the game VVVVVV–yes, that’s really its name–as part of an Indie Games Pack. The game, normally $15, was instead $5…and because it’s an Indie Game Pack, you essentially got four other games–World of Goo, Eufloria, Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time, and …

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Nov 22

Gobble-Con 2010: Presumably Not Financed By A Bank Robber

(For more on the title, check this out. It’s in regards to this convention I attended.) This past weekend, I attended the first-ever Gobble-Con in Milford, Connecticut at the Hilton Garden Inn. In contrast to Connecticon, or even to MAGFest, Gobble-Con is a small (about 300 attended), first-year convention created to fill the gap between …

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Nov 21

So You Want to be a Speedrunner: Video Tricks Explained

Super Mario Bros -When Mario is moving downwards, his collision priority takes precedence over that of the enemy. Thus, Mario will stomp on an enemy and kill it, even if it looks like he should die. -Andrew hesitates for a split second at the end of 8-3 to stop the clock at 242 instead of …

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Nov 19

Gobble-Con is Upon Us!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that Gobble-Con starts today. If anyone is curious, my panel is tomorrow morning (Saturday) at 9AM, in what wrestling fans like to refer to as “The curtain-jerking slot” (I’m the first panel of the day), but which would more accurately be called “booze-induced sleepy time” (Thanks for …

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Nov 12

Wizardry I Liveblog Bonus Edition: Chapter 9

Part 9: The Second First Extended Excursion Nyperold: “Okay guys, just follow me and we’ll be fine. We’re gonna go get some keys, and then make you guys big and strong.” Nario: “Gosh guys, this is so exciting! Our first real adventure!” OptimusF: “Yeah, whatever. Hey, Mentor Buddy.” Nyperold: “My name is Nyperold.” OptimusF: “Spectacular. …

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Nov 05

Two Weeks Until Gobble-Con!

Man, where’d the time go? Actually, more concerning to me right now is the fact that, two weeks before Gobble-Con, I have no idea exactly when my panel is. Which is a bit disconcerting. A week from tomorrow, I’ll probably practice the panel for the first time in front of people, which will be interesting. …

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Nov 02

So You Want to be a Speedrunner Progress- Day 33

I ran through the presentation again today. We’re about two and a half weeks again from Gobble-Con, so I really have to get practicing that again. I’m probably going to dry-run it at the next Connecticon M.A.D, which will give me some experience with doing it in front of people. Silver also suggested that I …

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