My life and experience with video games began with the receipt of a Sony Playstation in the first grade. I was a latchkey kid and I am an only child, the rest is history. I hail from the corn-saturated landmass known to many as Iowa. I personally do not grow corn but I eat it, and it is tasty. Rather than farming or owning livestock my interests lay more in the fields of video games, music, and media. I aspire to write about such topics, and I attend the University in Iowa in order to have a greater opportunity in the endeavor of achieving a career in these industries. In my attendance I hope to successfully obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies, as well as a Performing Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate. Outside of spending my time and money trying to earn pieces of paper, I enjoy playing video games: retro video game collecting, video game history, Pokemon, creating music, listening to music, Mexican cuisine, constantly turning the volume knob up and down on my car's head unit, meeting people, writing, and debating. I am currently attempting to become a dedicated Tweeter and successfully start and maintain a blog. Please feel free to comment or contact me, I look forward to it.
After years of playing Goldeneye for Nintendo 64, I was recently told that the game can be played using two controllers. I was doubtful, so I popped in the cartridge and opened the in-game menu. Indeed, there were control schemes that displayed pictures of two gray N64 controllers. I recollect seeing this option in years past, but I did not think anything of it. I had no clue that the option allowed the player to use two controllers simultaneously. I chose this and proceeded to pick up both controllers by the middle peninsular handle and began controlling Bond through Dam. What this is, is really an early version of what we see with dual stick controls in modern games. The creators of this game were so innovative that they created a dual stick control scheme when the controller had but one joystick. I was impressed to discover this. This little treat had been hiding from me and many others, I am sure, for years. The control scheme functions, but takes a little time to get used to. The novelty of playing with two controllers is definitely amusing; as I doubt there are many other games, if any, in the N64 library with this option. I found this to be quite interesting, and I encourage anyone who has access to a copy of the game and two controllers to try it out.