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Wii – I finally got one.

So I finally managed to find a Wii.? We’ve been looking for one for a while, and through the magic of the internet, I heard that when Target has the Wii in their Sunday ads, that means they will have it when the store opens on Sunday. Not too bad, we only had to be […]

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Active RBI Baseball and Tecmo Bowl Players

mbotrell.com has done a great job of seeing who on the rosters of RBI Baseball, Tecmo Bowl and Tecmo Super Bowl are still active and playing professionally. It’s still amazing to see Rodger Clemens still pitching. And for those of you who havn’t seen it yet: I present the 10th inning of the 1986 World […]

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Where’s the Indie Games?

It’s a topic that comes up from time to time out there as game development costs contiunue to rise – Why are there no indie video games?. Good question. With the barrier to entry in the market being so high, the “little guy” has to be all that much better or have deep pockets to […]

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Games and Learning

I was looking around the net as usuall, but ended up finding this post on Games and Learning. The author hits his point right on the head. Educational games tend to suck. They beat you over the head with what they are trying to teach you. Math games are some of the worst, but I […]

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Tetris DS – Screenshots Galore

I’ve been tracking the information about Tetris DS, the new re-imagining of Tetris for the Nintendo DS, for a while now. I’ve been looking forward to busting out a few lines against the world in the Wi-Fi mode, but was also interested in how the single player modes would work as well. The plethora of […]

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Studio Pixel’s New Game

Studio Pixel has been working on a new game to follow up the incredible Doukutsu Monogatari, also known as Cave Story. I’ve waxed poetic on Cave Story before, but 4 Color Rebellion has a great collection of links on Pixel’s new game, which looks to be a top down scrolling shooter. Also linked there is […]

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Retro – Lyle in Cube Sector

As pointed out on Insert Credit’s forums, Lyle in Cube Sector is like Super Mario Brothers 2 mixed with Metroid. A fun retro styled game, with lots of block picking up and throwing action mixed with exploring and gaining new block related powers. It plays well, and is worth a looksie… Check out Lyle in […]

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The Advantage – Elf Titled

The Advantage are back with their new sophomore album, “Elf Titled”. Being my favorite in the seemly ever growing category of NES cover bands, they have always stood out for their exacting precision to the actual music itself. No “interpretation” for them, but each of the band members each cover one of the NES’s 4 […]

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Portable Game System Family Tree

Saw this linked off of Joystiq. It’s the portable system family tree. It’s fun to see the design evolution as well as the sad fact of all the other contenders to the Game Boy’s reign that have fallen to the wayside. It reminded me of the Console Controller Family Tree that I’d seen last year. […]

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The Secrets of Archon

From a link on Game Set Watch, a new gaming blog I’ve started frequenting, they had a post linking to Vintage Computing. I’d never seen this site, but it’s something I have wanted to see in a long time. His adventures in collecting and playing vintage (i.e. retro) games and computers. I love it! The […]

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RPG Plots Summed Up

Need a plot for your RPG that you are planning to create? Try out The Big List of RPG Plots, by S. John Ross, who has neatly and quickly summed up many many an RPG plot line. Try one on for size? Quest For the Sparkly Hoozits Somebody needs a dingus (to fulfill a prophecy, […]

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Projects

Getting time while commuting over the last few years, I’ve had a lot of time to think, and contemplate things. A common occurrence is to continue to think of my “projects” that I have mulled over for years, but still have never had the time to really sit down and do. Well not all of […]

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The Escapist

Not the Michael Chabon superhero of Kavalier & Clay fame, but the new “webzine” called The Escapist. I found it on a link from Insert Credit as a new weekly look at video gaming topics. Each week would have a theme or area that the articles would cover, with the results being available on-line and […]

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New Stuff

- I was pointed to this little gem of an independant game by Quarter to Three, a board I’ve taken to visiting recently. Mount & Blade is a fairly addiciting medieval combat game at the moment. You create your character, the usuall stats type system, but the game also has a really robust face creator […]

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Doukutsu Monogatari

This amazing little game was brought to my attention by Insert Credit. Doukutsu Monogatari is three weeks of work by a Japanese programmer called Pixel. It’s a little adventure platforming game similar to say Metroid. It’s hard to describe how the game fits together to make a game that is not only challenging, but engrossing, […]

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