Over at GeekDad, I talk with the man behind a monument to the first (and only?) cat in space.
I recently adapted a couple of posts from my Nerdvana site, looking at the Wii Virtual Console in light of the Wii Shop Channel’s planned shutdown and how to make the most of it, for The Pueblo Chieftain’s “Tech Thursday” page.
Chieftain graphic designer Jennifer Tate did an amazing job capturing the classic look of old Nintendo Power magazines with her nostalgic layout! You can check out the print version below.
Many gamers’ first hands-on experience with Super Mario Bros. 3 was playing it on a friend’s NES or, for the very fortunate, ripping the shrink wrap off your very own Game Pak’s cardboard box.
Mine was actually in an arcade at Knott’s Berry Farm. It was a fleeting flirtation with a game I had, thus far, only ogled in previews on the pages of Nintendo Power magazine. I don’t think I even finished that familiar, yet warped, World 1-1 before I was dragged away to be reminded that we were on an expensive theme park vacation.
Mastering flight with the Raccoon Suit’s tail? Forget about it!
Then there was The Wizard, a movie starring Fred Savage, Beau Bridges and Christian Slater, which seemed to exist only to market Nintendo’s later generation of NES games and accessories. Our favorite video game lyricist, Brentalfloss, explains:
But despite all the movie hype, magazine…
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The modern web. Third party plugins galore. And the site-breaking conflicts that can come with them.
I spent most of the last 36+ hours hounding our CMS vendor after, it turns out, another vendor’s code broke our slideshows. (Not just on our site, but across the CMS’ user base.) Then their hotfix to address that broke all our ads (which run through yet another third party — would that be a fifth party?).
And every single one of these -rd/-th parties initially reacted to my reports of “something’s up on your end” with “Nah! Everything is fine! You’re crazy.”
But I’m not crazy. And I have the support ticket updates to prove it.
While all this was going on, I was also fighting our CMS team over whether or not the content-import jobs we run were slowing down dramatically — something that’s caused significant friction among out staff — and, eventually, they had to admit I was right (along with their other clients, apparently).
At least now, instead of blaming the user, they’re blaming … the hurricanes. For real.
Video Games Live, the long standing video game symphony that tours the world, will be back in Phoenix on March 12, 2018. I’ve attended this show twice since living in Phoenix and it is really worth checking out and the show plays a nice mix of different genres of games. To check out my recap of one of my previous experiences it at Video Games Live, you can click here
Tickets for the event which is being held at the Orpheum Theater in Downtown Phoenix, go on sale on October 1st! Make sure to visit http://www.videogameslive.com on the sale date!
Getting your hands on a Super NES Classic Edition may be next to impossible, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the return of so many retro games in one convenient package.
Anyone attending PAX West this weekend in Seattle will be right on Nintendo’s American doorstep, and perhaps for that reason they may be able to score one of three special posters in the style of old Nintendo Power magazine covers celebrating the Sept. 29 launch of the much-hyped retro all-in-one system.
it’s a shame the Super NES Classic will be in such short supply and in such high demand, because it will be the only way to play the never-bef0re-released Star Fox 2 — which is one of the game paid tribute to in the PAX posters.
OK, so the Star Fox 2 art isn’t much to look at by today’s standards, but it’s totally appropriate for the…
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For many years, WordPress.com has been a simple way for people to create their own beautiful WordPress website in minutes.
But that simplicity came with a tradeoff — WordPress.com did not offer built-in support for the thousands of third-party plugins and themes that helped make WordPress the world’s largest and most open web publishing platform.
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