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Nightshade for NES- A Deep Dive Into Mechanics

Overview! Nightshade for NES is, in my opinion, Beam Software’s best game. It’s basically a spoof of 1930s detective noir movies, with the sensibility of the Adam West Batman series. Beam made the…let’s say courageous decision to make a point-and-click-style game on the NES, and throw in some combat too. Suffice to say that, while …

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Reflections on the Original Legend of Zelda

1986’s The Legend of Zelda (The U.S. didn’t get it until 1987) is a landmark in gaming. It’s the first in what would become one of Nintendo’s flagship series, second only to the Super Mario Bros. series. Thirty-five years or so after its initial release, it’s interesting to go back and look at it in …

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The Divisive Albums Podcast Episode -1: Def Leppard’s Slang

The “pre-pilot” episode of the Divisive Albums Podcast, which I did mainly to test out a few things. The first was whether the concept would hold my interest long enough to warrant my wanting to do future episodes. The second was whether I was good enough and entertaining enough that people would actually want to …

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Dragon Warrior Randomizer Tournament Match 2 Postmortem

So my second round match…did not go as well as my first round match. I put up a good fight, but two big mistakes cost me a potential victory against NESCardinality. For context, check out the race from my perspective here, or the actual race stream here. The beginning of this seed was a challenge. …

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Ninja Gaiden II Speedrun Tournament Thoughts

Putting this here instead of a PasteBin because, what the heck, I’m paying for a website, I might as well use it. Some thoughts on the Swiss rounds of the recent Ninja Gaiden II speedrunning tourney: (A brief note that when I say “the tournament”, I mean “The Swiss portion of the tournament”. I’m aware …

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Creating a PayPal Donation Button on Twitch.TV- The Update

Recently, Twitch.TV switched to a new layout that utilizes a language called Markdown in lieu of HTML. What this means is that my previous post on this topic is now outdated. I’ll leave it up for archival purposes, but obviously some things have changed with Twitch’s newest update. Note that this update applies only to …

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Creating a PayPal Donation Button on Justin.TV/Twitch.TV

NOTE 4/6/13: Twitch.TV has since changed their layout. I’ve kept the original post behind the “Read more” link, for archival purposes, but you’ll want to go here for actual current instructions.

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No, I’m Not Dead

Just been busy with stuff–gaming, short story writing, and so on.

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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A Quick Word-Count Post

Some of the word counts, according to WordPress, of my post-convention posts: MAGFest 8/The SDA Charity Marathon: 3631 Connecticon 2009: 4125 Game UniCon: 2315 MAGFest VII: 1379 Connecticon 2008: 2786 MAGFest VI:1578. Yeah, I tend to write a lot about conventions. Connecticon 2010 will be no exception.