• My new spirit animal.

    My new spirit animal.

    Apr
    13
    2014

  • Some additional notes from yesterday’s Midwest Gaming Classic:

    * I avoided it for years because I heard they were 90% pinball machines. That must have changed because they had tons of arcade machines to match the pinballs machines and playable versions of every system that was ever released.

    * I played Donkey Kong on a Tandy computer. I haven’t used a Tandy computer since middle school.

    * They had an actual Fix It Felix arcade game. That was fun to see.

    * Despite how ginormous the Atari Jaguar controller is, it’s surprisingly light and fits comfortably in your hand. Dare I say it’s more comfortable than the Playstation controller? I never knew they made NBA Jam on the system - so I sat down and played NBA Jam on the Atari Jaguar, which may have been the most 90s thing I’ve done this year.

    * Got to play Haunted Castle, which was the first arcade game in the CastleVania series. Also, does anybody remember Aladdin’s Castle arcade? They had some Aladdin’s machines and signage up. It took me back to my childhood and dropping loads of quarters into that place while visiting the mall.

    * Fact - nobody looks cool using an Oculus Rift. But damn is it fun to use. I got to try one out for the first time. I’ve always been intrigued, but skeptical of VR. It’s like 3D to me - too gimmicky and plagued with issues. But Oculus Rift has eliminated the usual lag time that kills VR and with the headset wrapped around your head, it sure feels like you’re in there. I used the roller coaster demo and a couple of times, my stomach actually got queasy and it felt like I was actually on one. If they could combine that with the motion cameras of Xbox and Playstation, video gaming could become a fully-emersed and full-bodily-controlled experience.

    * The Power Glove was a piece of shit, but I’ve still never owned one, and I still get as giddy when I see one in the wild as I did back in the 80s. Some day.

    Apr
    13
    2014
  • "Thanks for the beer…" #truedetective

    "Thanks for the beer…" #truedetective

    Apr
    12
    2014

  • I got to play Oregon Trail on an Apple IIe. Today was a good day.

    Apr
    12
    2014
  • Honestly, I played this for the articles! (at Midwest Gaming Classic)

    Honestly, I played this for the articles! (at Midwest Gaming Classic)

    Apr
    12
    2014
  • oldfilmsflicker:

Before Midnight, 2013 (dir. Richard Linklater)

Probably my favorite trilogy.

    oldfilmsflicker:

    Before Midnight, 2013 (dir. Richard Linklater)

    Probably my favorite trilogy.

    Apr
    10
    2014
  • My ring’s been sized and procured. Not much longer now!

    My ring’s been sized and procured. Not much longer now!

    Apr
    10
    2014
  • Throwback Thursday
In November of 2010, we had a wave of graffiti outside of our office. We installed a camera in an attempt to capture the graffiti artist. Unfortunately, it didn’t work. But I did take advantage of this one day by running home, changing into my Bob Ross costume (because, what bearded man doesn’t have a Bob Ross costume handy?) and went out to have a little fun with the graffiti.
My co-workers captured my art and with a little photoshopping, even made it look like I was painting it in real time.
When I tweeted this, our local news even DM’d me asking if I had any more details about this suspect … not realizing it was a joke. And obviously not being one who appreciated the mellow beauty of Bob Ross and the Joy of Painting back in the day.
Ah, good times…

    Throwback Thursday

    In November of 2010, we had a wave of graffiti outside of our office. We installed a camera in an attempt to capture the graffiti artist. Unfortunately, it didn’t work. But I did take advantage of this one day by running home, changing into my Bob Ross costume (because, what bearded man doesn’t have a Bob Ross costume handy?) and went out to have a little fun with the graffiti.

    My co-workers captured my art and with a little photoshopping, even made it look like I was painting it in real time.

    When I tweeted this, our local news even DM’d me asking if I had any more details about this suspect … not realizing it was a joke. And obviously not being one who appreciated the mellow beauty of Bob Ross and the Joy of Painting back in the day.

    Ah, good times…

    Apr
    10
    2014
  • He’s always judging my laundry.

    He’s always judging my laundry.

    Apr
    09
    2014
  • Bassketball.  (at BVK)

    Bassketball. (at BVK)

    Apr
    09
    2014
  • They play good moose-ic here.  (at Camp Bar)

    They play good moose-ic here. (at Camp Bar)

    Apr
    08
    2014
  • They have the picture to prove it.  (at BVK)

    They have the picture to prove it. (at BVK)

    Apr
    07
    2014
  • Currently on Vinyl: 

Billy Ocean “Love Zone” 
… Beast Man Approved.

    Currently on Vinyl:

    Billy Ocean “Love Zone”
    … Beast Man Approved.

    Apr
    06
    2014
  • Trying to will spring into staying by bringing the patio furniture out. If nothing else, it can now be bonfire season again.

    Trying to will spring into staying by bringing the patio furniture out. If nothing else, it can now be bonfire season again.

    Apr
    06
    2014
  • Soon. #TheHeadAndTheHeart (at Riverside Theater)

    Soon. #TheHeadAndTheHeart (at Riverside Theater)

    Apr
    05
    2014
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