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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Changes Coming

I've imported most of this weblog over to Wordpress and after I'm done editing and cleaning it up, I'll be re-hosting it "back here" at madtinkerer.org.

While Blogger is extremely user-friendly and was adequate for quite a few years, it's time for me to upgrade to what I think is the best and most versatile system for weblogs.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I'm taking a brief break from my Internet-exile to show you a video of a game I REALLY WANT TO PLAY:

That looks like so much fun. Too bad I can't get my computer to the Internet right now, and their servers are being hammered by people wanting to play it. But soon, perhaps...

Tuesday, June 08, 2010


I'll be without the Internet for a few days to a couple weeks. More posts when I get back online.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pixel: A Documentary

A documentary on computer graphics and the pixel art aesthetic:

Via Indiegames.com (link on the sidebar)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Don't Stop Mario

Anyone can take video from Super Mario Galaxy and edit it with Queen's Don't Stop Me Now playing in the background. Fun, but not difficult:

Hacking a Super Mario World level so that the sounds play in time with the song? Now that's impressive:

Found via The Escapist's "Mario Party" article hub.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I'm sure you know this already, but for one week PORTAL IS FREE.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Rocket Knight Is Back!

Rocket Knight is now available to preorder on Steam!

Rocket Knight.

Oh come on, you know what I'm talking about:

Heh. "Blast Possuming". I saw what you did there, Konami. ;)

Doesn't ring a bell? Well, okay. The original Rocket Knight Adventures is one of those games that didn't turn into a big franchise despite it being really good. It got a couple sequels and then dis I'll let someone else who played it a lot more than me tell you all about it (warning: some strong language):

Got it? What's really interesting is that it's on Steam, because it seems Steam has been getting a lot more classic console/arcade-style games lately, especially platform games. This is something I highly approve of.