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“Damn, those alien bastards are gonna pay for shooting up my ride”

I love the smell of Duke Nukem 3D in the morning, smells like….the 90s! I’ve been continuing to play with the Homebrew 3DS exploits and hacks for Ninetendo’s 3Ds, and it has been fun. I was working on Portal and … Continue reading

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Conan Cracking Nostalgia

One of my favorite C64 games from “back in the day” was Datasoft’s Conan: Hall of Volta (1984). I went looking for it as soon as I got my ZoomFloppy up and running, and it was as good as I remembered. But … Continue reading

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In the Future Commodore C64’s will have 32 GB SD Cards!

I’ve been playing pretty steadily with my C128 setup, and I’m finding it’s a really consuming diversion. I’m working through some ideas for another exhibit along the lines of the UMW Console, and the C64 games are keeping my retro play quota … Continue reading

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ZoomFloppy on the C128

Soon after setting up the Commodore 128 my mother-in-law is letting me play with, I went online and searched for ways to transfer files (read as games) I download on my Mac onto the C128. I soon came across this forum thread on Atari … Continue reading

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Getting the Commodore 128 Up and Running

So last week while talking with my mother-in-law about the Console Living Room exhibit I worked on last year (my Italian is definitely improving), I mentioned on of the pieces we never were able to get our hands on was a … Continue reading

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What I Learned Buying Battlefront for the PS4 in Italy

Moving to a new country comes with all sorts of negotiations, as I’m finding out. The most painful ones are those that interfere with my media consumption. After we moved to Italy earlier this fall we needed to pick up a bunch of things. … Continue reading

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Inspired: Wire 2600

I love what Ien harris did with the create a cartridge cover for an Atari 2600 game assignment. How can I refuse an 8-bit game based on The Wire? Makes me want to learn how to code these old school games so I … Continue reading

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Twitch Plays Pokemon: an Allegory for Scale?

Last week, during a discussion in the Internet Course, Matt Arnold brought up the game Twitch Plays Pokemon while we were talking about consumption and creation on the web. He noted that currently thousands of people were playing a Pokemon game online … Continue reading

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Summer of Love: Yie Ar Kung-Fu

A Perfect Game on Yie Ar Kung-Fu I’ve been in the emulator zone as of late after playing around with Dragon’s Lair, so it’s not too surprising the 80s arcade love abounds. And after playing a host of games on … Continue reading

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Nostalgia, Killer Sharks, Amusement Parks, and the Sterile World We Live In

“If you blog it, it is no dream.” Last year at this time, while I was embedded deep in yet another bout of nostalgia, I posted about an old school video game called Killer Shark (1972). I had been lamenting … Continue reading

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