I remember 23 years ago when Pokemon Red and Blue came out. I remember playing it on this long Thanksgiving weekend. My brother and I didn’t know what we were doing, but we were having a blast. We only had one Gameboy at the time (the giant OG one) so we had to take turns playing while the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was on in the background. I remember being hooked on it though. Absolutely hooked. We played for hours, days even. Somehow, some way latter on in the year without the internet we heard about the rare-candy trick and we immediately went to power up our guys. To this day, Red is the only game where I caught all 150 of them. I’ve played most of the mainline games over the years too – Gold, Emerald, Black, Heart Gold, and X. I skipped Diamond/Pearl and Sun/Moon, I’m not sure why, probably because other things were happening and I didn’t have time for the grind. I never got as hard core into it as others, grinding for the absolute best IV/EV pokemon who knew moves he couldn’t. That’s just too much work, I wanted to catch them all, and I’m happy to let someone else be the very best.
Sadly over the last dozen years I’ve moved away from Nintendo games and products and gravitated towards Halo. I still have a special place in my heart for the big N, but I just don’t have the time for their things anymore. I’ve played Mario Maker, and watched my friends people play some of the other big games – Zelda, Mario Kart – but since The Wii, I haven’t had a new Nintendo System. I think that’s sad, but I also know my limits, I don’t have the time anymore.
What is not sad however is watching people play these insane Mario Maker levels. I can’t really remember any of the great ones I’ve watched over the years, most have been while doing other things and I haven’t paid attention. I’m sure I could look through my YouTube history and find them, but who knows what else I would find. Thanks to reddit though, you have the above short and sweet video. You’re welcome.
I might be alittle behind on this (the Kickstarter has ended, but was funded to over 2000%), but this looks like a pretty ace game.
There have been a few more additions to the National Parks since this was conceived and produced, but that’s the nature of the world, things are constantly changing. I’m bummed that I missed out on this Kickstarter, but I think it would be neat to have in general.
This is ridiculous. Plain old ridiculous. Apparently it’s some Red Bull event called Crashed Ice. It is as dangerous as it looks, one of those people broke their tailbone, which is apparently excruciating. I have no intention of ever trying this. Watching it on the other hand, I could be for that, maybe.
RCT is near and dear to my heart, next to Tetris and Halo, it’s quite possibly my favorite game. Easily up in the top 3 with those and probably a few others I’m forgetting. I’ve dumped countless days into the game, again, rivaled only by Halo probably.
That being said, it’s alittle crazy that people love it more than me. (Well, not crazy, look at some of the things people make in it!) This blocky re-creation of the game in first person view is pretty neat. Too bad it’s super blocky and such, but I for a learning experience, and something that no one asked for and no one is being paid to do, this is pretty cool.
It might be a secret, though it’s not anymore, I love RollerCoaster Tycoon. It’s my favorite computer game. I’ve spent countless hours playing the game, beating the scenarios, making my own crazy parks. I’ve hit the object limit in a park before and it sucks when you have a really ace park. OpenRCT2 aims to fix that issue. I’ve yet to try out that version of the game, though it looks promising.
I enjoy playing the game and making big interesting parks. While I am a programmer, the thought of programing a calculator into the game is beyond me. That’s what Marcel did though. And it’s dang impressive.
The Qualification rounds for the 2018 Winter Marblympics are on. So far there are 2 events, Snow race and Curling. Unlike Curling in real life, the Marblelympic version was quite boring. Like the Summer games, this looks like it’s on track for a very fun filled series of events, and if the snow race was an indication, surprises are in store. Please watch the event and show your support for the Marble team of your choice!
Technically, this was Snooker, not that it really matters that much, this was an incredible shot. I think I’m equally impressed with the amount of room that this pool hall has. I lost count of the number of tables visible, but it seemed like quite a set up. Another thing that always amazes me is the timing and initial setup that’s required. I’m sure where ever this was needed to be closed down for multiple hours in order to set it up. And if it didn’t all work out the first take, well then that’s more hours, more time, more patience.