A new Let's Go Retro! And I'd have an even NEWER one, if I didn't lose the audio partway through recording...then realize that I'd never hit record for the video. Oh well, guess we'll have to wait for Battletoads another day! For now, enjoy Popeye for NES, an often overlooked classic by Nintendo!
One look at this website and it's obvious I haven't been blogging on here very much lately. But that's not to say I haven't been blogging! I've been mainting the teen blog for Sellers Library since I started my job, and have been concentrating my blogging there. We cover lots of events going on in the library, from anime club to book clubs to crafts and even video games! It's a busy library, and I love working there! I thought I'd take this time to link to some of the cooler events we've had recently, and ones that are a bit in line with what I usually talk about here:
We held a 3-hour long event where iPad and PC players could build a structure related to a theme given to them. So much creativity was shown from everyone, it was awesome! The event was popular and there's so much potential to do more with Minecraft, so I'll definitely be revisiting this.
We did one of these over the Summer, and I have another one planned in December. So many tabletop games were played, from older classics to newer stuff like Catan. I'm really looking forward to doing more of these!
These are pretty normal staple of our programming, usually we do a Smash Bros Brawl tournament on a big projector, then have other games playing on smaller TVs. It's like a mini classic gaming convention going on now, with N64s, SNESs and NESs hooked up to small TVs playing old multiplayer games!
Pokemon Night is great, and I'm hoping that I can get more people to keep cosplaying at these events, 'cause I love it! This particular night was our final tournament using Black/White/Black 2/White 2, as the next event will most likely be in Spring and be strictly an X/Y tournament.
These things have kept me super busy, but I can't complain! And I am still playing lots of video games, even though I'm not actively talking about them here. I made a recent trip to a great local retro gamine shop recently, which I plan on writing about very soon, just as soon as I try all the games out.
Um, I'll blame Summer Reading Club for the long Summer-long absence from my site? At any rate, I recorded these two videos a while back and it looks like I forgot to put them up on this site, so I just wanted to fix that! Watch me play through TMNT: Fall of the Foot Clan for the Game Boy!
Let's Go Retro! continues with Chip N' Dale Rescue Rangers for NES, which I divided up into two parts, both are below for your viewing pleasure. I got a little silly on the opening to the second part, forgive me!
One of the big features of the Wii U is the Miiverse, a sort of social community built into the system that allows people to draw and write messages about different games and topics. I find it really fun to use, and unfortunately I think Nintendo has been really lax in getting the cool features of the Miiverse into the general gaming population heads.
But I'm not here to complain about Nintendo's marketing strategies! I'm here to show some of crappy Miiverse sketches! While I used to draw a lot, as I've gotten older it seems to get harder and harder for me to put pencil to paper. But with the simple drawing system of the Miiverse, I've found it really enjoyable to do quick sketches here and there. It's also so fun when people reply with another drawing, or when I reply to someone else's! And now that the Miiverse is accessible through browsers, getting screen captures of the Miivese just became easier! So with that, I present some of my Miiverse creations, in no particular order.
When I got to King Hippo while playing Punch-Out on the Virtual Console, I just had to post about the absurd rendition they made of King Hippo in the Captain N The Game Master cartoon, which found him colored blue for no reason!
When Earthbound (Mother 2 in Japan) was released for Japanese Virtual Console, a lot of people took to the Japanese Miiverse to post in the Mother 2 forum asking for a US release. That is not at all surprising given how vocal Earthbound fans can be. What's surprising is that Nintendo listened and announced we'll be getting it in the US this year.
The great thing about communities for things like YouTube and Amazon Video is that you can pretty much draw anything and it can fit into the community. In this case, Fraggle Rock! 'cause I love Fraggle Rock, and that's reason enough to draw Wembly!
I drew this probably less than an hour after the "Zelda series" community opened. At some point a few days later it got popular with the Japanese crowd, getting quite a few "Yeah's", and a comment that I can't read. Cartoon Zelda Link for the win!
Sonic & Sega All-Star Racing (or whatever the heck that game is called) is surprisingly good, and fills the void nicely until we get Mario Kart U. My two favorite characters to use are Wreck-It Ralph and Vyse. What was really great about this post though, was one of the replies I got from Miiverse friend Waddles:
Of course, people are making Miiverse creations that blow my stuff away, stuff that I truly do not know how they even make with the simple tools you're given. But I find it really fun to browse through people's posts, or spend a few minutes making a sketch of my own to put up. My Miiverse handle is Toad64, so if you've got a Wii U, make sure to add me as a friend! I love talking games on the Miiverse!