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Trying to work on my next retro game project, Trapped In. The next time I want to deal with matrix operations, I'll consider a different language than Z80 assembler.

 
 
 

Talk enough of something and they'll give in . "Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam" and all that . Which is why I've looked a bit too often what old Gundam games look like .



 
 
 

Last day before long-needed vacation, worried that things will come crashing down during it. Plus the lyrics are about as coherent as my mind nowadays.



 
 
 

People who hate content creation for games should create games that don't need much content.

 
 
 

There are bad jokes, worse jokes and jokes saying that the best of Rage 2 are on its streets.

 
 
 

Finished Mana Spark on Switch. Not a crazy long game with a limited pool of (still random) powerups. I imagine I would've liked it even without the discount price.

 
 
 

If I hadn't seen Lego Movie 2 Lego kits in the store, I wouldn't have any idea that Lego Movie 2 is a thing. Or was?

 
 
 

BoB - Numbskull Emptybrook moves to the countryside

Time for another off-kilter pick for a game: a licensed game based on a Finnish movie from the 1980s. Numbskull Emptybrook is apparently an English name for Uuno Turhapuro, and the name I'll use in this blog. He featured in 19 Finnish ...

 
 
 
 

What is the difference between lootboxes and toys/collectible cards sold in blind bags?

 
 
 

Should I need to remember what "having fun" and "accomplishing something" feel like?

 
 
 

I was wondering if there was an ancient astronaut theory with mechas/giant robots around (I blame Torch's existence for making me think about this), then realized Transformers is pretty close to that.

 
 
 

One of the things warming my heart here is when I see my qtoid post with "PCX" in place of zero upvotes. Even if it is just because of feeling ill-founded smugness.

 
 
 

Startopia: the mucky feet of a frog

Mucky Foot was a Guildford-based developer from 1997 to 2003. If you know of Guildford in relation to video games, it's maybe because that town was the home of Bullfrog, Lionhead and presently Media Molecule and 22Cans. Mucky Foot fits...

 
 
 
 

Endgame or New game+?

 
 
 

Looks like my AI optimiser routine reduced the speed periodically to one eighth rather than by one eighth... well, that's half a week of computation wasted. Bugfree, my code is not.

 
 
 

Surprisingly authentic-looking conversion of Super Mario Bros to C64. Some obvious slowdown, though.



 
 
 

No vertical screen orientation in Konami's Arcade Collection on Switch, or am I missing an option somewhere?

 
 
 

Having played Gradius so far only on MSX and NES, the arcade original on Konami's Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics feels very different. As in, I couldn't even get to the end of the first level with one credit.

 
 
 

MSXdev'18 results are out, and I agree on the winners of the classic series. My game ranked 7/12; pretty much what I expected.

 
 
 

I have spent some 140 hours with Gems of War (Switch), and I'm finally starting to play other games as well. Uuurgh.

 
 
 

So far the last of the music Kickstarter has wrapped up for me, with another (physical) CD of orchestrated Turrican music and another CD with new TFMX music by Huelsbeck and Brimble. Reason enough to go to the office on my holiday, I guess.



 
 
 

Dancing is dangerous, mmkay.



 
 
 

MSXdev'18 -- almost all entries

The MSXdev'18 competition to develop new games for the MSX computers finished on February 14th, 2019. Or rather, that was the deadline for the entries. The actual results will be out on April 11th, 2019, but I wrote this blog independe...

 
 
 
 

Made the mistake of trying to open my PS3 superslim and get the dust out. Gave up when I broke a shell piece so that I'll need tape or glue for it to stay up. But at least I gave Neo Contra, Gradius V and Afterburner Climax another go.

 
 
 

I've registered only a bit over 4400 km to Wii Fit U thru the Wii Fit Meter so far. I'm disappointed.

 
 


About Flegmaone of us since 11:34 PM on 01.17.2015

Very much unprofessional writer, don't take anything I write without a truckload of salt.

On a hopefully long-term break from saying anything.
 
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