I’m still feeling under the weather. See, I was sick, I got better, and then I got sick again. This weekend I did very little in the way of writing or breathing, both of which are required for me to live a full life.
To patch the hole this will leave in the blog this week, here is a tribute / remix / parody of a 1975 song, about a 1985 game system. It’s really quite good.
I was never a Nintendo guy myself. I’m more the Atari generation, and while those first primitive efforts were sort of memorable as points in history, we never really had iconic characters the way the Nintendo kids did. By the time the NES rolled around in 1985, I’d gotten my hands on a computer and was learning to program. I wouldn’t play any console games until 2002, when I got my hands on a PS2.
Still, even without any first-hand experience I can see what a massive impact crater the NES made on our hobby, our culture, and especially on the kids that grew up with it. An amazing device.
Video spotted at Mary Sue.
Bethesda felt the need to jam a morality system into Fallout 3, and they blew it. Good and evil make no sense and the moral compass points sideways.
Grand Theft Auto Retrospective
This series began as a cheap little 2D overhead game and grew into the most profitable entertainment product ever made. I have a love / hate relationship with the series.
The Best of 2013
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2013.
Bad and Wrong Music Lessons
A music lesson for people who know nothing about music, from someone who barely knows anything about music.
The Best of 2011
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2011.