Archive for the 'video games' Category

10
Aug
10

childhood endings


SNES video game endings at VGmuseum

Find yr favorite end screens!

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03
Aug
10

ghostpatrol

ghostpatrol gallery, via offworld

Some nice watercolors, mostly video game themed. I saved this in my bookmarks folder over a year ago with the intention of posting it and never did. I’m trying to get through that folder now…

Update: ghostpatrol’s full gallery

19
Oct
09

spelunky

spelunky
download here!

I’ve been playing this freeware game almost obsessively for the last few days. The graphics and gameplay harken me back to the simpler days of Commander Keen and “100 games on 1 CD!”. But unlike the lo-fi side-scrolling games of yesteryear, this game features randomly generated levels and an INSANE difficulty level. There aren’t many cheap deaths, but the game doesn’t hold your hand as you learn how to play, and there are virtually no power-ups to save you. I’m up to around 90 deaths, and have only now been able to open the shortcut to the ice world (this will make more sense to you if you play the game). Anyway, I’m not sure if anyone who reads this blog would be interested in this, but if you do play and have any questions, leave a comment.

03
Oct
09

lose/lose

lose lose
lose/lose from topless robot

One of the more interesting concepts for a no-budget freeware game I’ve heard recently- in this Space Invaders-esque (for the casual video gamers) shmup (for the hardcore gamers), every alien baddy represents a file on your hard drive. Zap the alien, say goodbye to your file. Also, one collision with the aliens kills you, and uninstalls the game from your computer. Pretty intense. I’m going to have to assume that the high-score leaders for this game found a way of having the game only delete spoof files, or else they are playing on computers that don’t belong to them (ha ha).

28
Sep
09

daniel johnston: the videogame


Touch me I’m slick: Daniel Johnston rolls toward Laurie in Hi How Are You

I have to admit I’ve never really listened to Daniel Johnston at all. Uh, nor do I have an iphone. But maybe you do?

17
Sep
09

video game fonts!

hit the ice
text adventure

Video game fonts!!
Video game fonts!!!!
Yeah, I dunno why I find this interesting. You could probably put together a gallery of almost anything, and as long as there was some recurring theme tying it together, I’d find it interesting. What’s up with the ghost/snowman watching this hockey game, though? Also: I totally started listening to Metallica’s “Hit the Lights” after looking at the image and it took me several minutes to realize that I had done so because the name of this video game is “Hit the Ice”. I thought I just wanted to listen to that Metallica song. I am apparently very suggestible.

08
Sep
09

video game box artwork

illusion city
boxart

Pretty much what it sounds like- box art from all generations of video games. Some very nice stuff in here, especially if you are a gamer- and you might even see some games you’d forgotten about. These are some of my favorites:
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A MAN AGAINST INSANITY by Paul de Kruif.
The story of a doctor who conquered his own insanity and now shows others the way back, by the author of Microbe Hunters.
"An old master Paul de Kruif surely is. His latest book has pace, it has style, it has a sharply drawn hero, and, most important, it tells one of the great stories of our times." -Washington Post and Times Herald.

I found that in the back of a copy of Nova Express by William S. Burroughs.

My name is Alex and I live in LA the Bay Area.

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