A catalog of obsolete entertainment.

Flappy Bird

I think calling out Flappy Bird for alleged theft of intellectual property either shows someone is either a) completely oblivious about mobile games or b) pretending to be. There are hundreds if not thousands of games of questionable origin and Flappy Bird is far from the worst. As another person working on mobile games I was definitely jealous to see such a simple game do so well. On the other hand, after more thought, it is good to know that in the world of card battlers, strategy MMOs, and match-3 games that there is still room for something as stupid as Flappy Bird. I take comfort in being shown that people do not want complexity or advanced graphics. The game isn’t even all that great as far as games go but critical praise for just about any mobile title is rare.

You Can’t Get Ye Flag

Good grief did WordPress nag me about updating.

Facebook Credit Gift Cards

For the past four years I have been working in the social/mobile games industry. There have been many times where I’ve planned to update this blog but I never did. At work today I brought up my experience playing the latest Battlefield game and a coworker asked me if I had a blog. I suppose this is that blog. In any case, I’ve had a lot on my mind and this seems a good a place as any to record my thoughts.

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Nintendo Promotional Videotapes

N64 Change the System

In the late 90s I received several videotapes in the mail from Nintendo for upcoming games on the N64. At the time I wasn’t a Nintendo Power subscriber but they still had my address. The videos are really goofy but do a good job of showing off the games.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Movie: The Game: The Instruction Manual

A Nightmare on Elm Street Title Screen

I might have rented this game from Superior Video back in the day. Look at that title screen. It’s terrifying. I have a couple of things to share tonight including a scan of the original manual for the game. If you think the game sounds bad just wait for the manual.

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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Castlevania Symphony of the Night Artwork

This is one of my favorite games. One of the things that has always fascinated me about this game is how the opening sequence is actually the end of the previous game (Devil’s Castle Dracula X Rondo of Blood). It was a great way to re-introduce the series to gamers who might not have played any of the Castlevania games for a few years.

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