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Lego Pitfall

(Via Killer Kitsch.) From a long-ago and far-away place whence Minecraftian creations were assembled by the laying of hands onto square-shaped, interlocking plastic bricks sometimes augmented by Lincoln Logs. 😉

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Retro Flask

(Via Ink Whiskey.) For the drunken inner child in us all: A company called Ink Whiskey has filled a much-needed niche by creating a line of novelty NES game cartridges that are in fact flasks. There was even a successful … Continue reading

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Depressed Video Game Characters

(Via Wil Wheaton.) Maybe it’s the whole World Goth Day thing, but I’m finding these 8-bit video game characters’ various insecurities bemusingly amusing.

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Yeah, you blow into the cartridge.

Batsly Adams, an electrical engineer, has coded and constructed an actual 8-bit breathalyzer game. You blow into a modified game cartridge that’s connected to an NES controller input. The best part: You get to enter your initials into the “Alco-Hall … Continue reading

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Multiplayer Games You Can Only Play by Yourself

It hit me that night my friends and I threw a dinner party with a box of day-old Little Caesar’s and a bottle of flat Pepsi: Present-day multiplayer gaming is lame. Why? Because the console kings hate people who have … Continue reading

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Once, when I was small and pixels were big

I had some free time on Friday, so I busted out Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest for a couple of hours, and ended up beating it just after midnight. It was so nostalgic watching that dull, uninspired, pixelated ending again. I … Continue reading

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Really Weird Game Controllers

It just so happened I was watching the Angry Video Game Nerd’s rant regarding the Atari 5200 when I spotted this blog entry in my feed reader this afternoon. There are some really, really weird video game accessories out there. … Continue reading

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"Distributed Logic," Part 3

(Cont’d from Part 2.) Summer wound onward, and Sarah seemed to recover only partially from the incident at Peter’s. She still met with Bryan from time to time, but it seemed out of courtesy rather than genuine interest (sex, at … Continue reading

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"Distributed Logic," Part 2

(Cont’d from Part 1.) The neon bully and his friends laughed. One of them reached for Sarah and held her arms at her sides so she couldn’t click out. Bryan lunged forward, tried to operate his jagged anatomy—and all of … Continue reading

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"Distributed Logic," Part 1

Note: This is an oldie from 2005. I’d forgotten about it until a few nights ago, when Sal mentioned how cheap it would be to do a film adaptation, since everything pretty much takes place inside a single apartment. The … Continue reading

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