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 …
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 …
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 …
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. …
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 …
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 …
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.