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"Rule-based games are not a superset of videogames..." PDF Print E-mail
Written by Vincent Diamante   
Friday, 25 September 2009 21:00

A few minutes ago, after having bumbled around a dark room in a sickly stupor attempting to clean yogurt from the greatest mousepad ever (the HandStands Laser ultra thin mouse mat), I tweeted something:

"Chris DeLeon responds to Jesper Juul's http://bit.ly/129BdP with http://cdgdl.com/lessons/ga..."

Long story slightly less long, Chris found an older (though no less relevant now as then) post on The Ludologist and decided to respond on his own site with some: fun and

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interesting stuff.

ALSO: the anti-spam CAPTCHA on my visit to The Ludologist?

hardcore

 

Yep.  My day is made.

 
Your Best (Wii) Buys Are Always at Fry's... PDF Print E-mail
Written by Vincent Diamante   
Monday, 14 September 2009 19:55
Latest cheapo game acquisition: Blast Works / Wii from Fry's ... on Twitpic

So there I was, wandering the aisles of Fry's, trying to figure out what to do with my $20 of store credit when I saw: Blast Works for $5.22.

Blast Works, as some of you may know, is a game for Wii based on TUMIKI Fighters, a rather fantastic bit of freeware gaming from shmup creator Kenta Cho.  Blast Works is also: a pretty good game.

At $5.22, it's a friggin' STEAL.

Surprising me with ridiculous bargains is par for the course at Fry's.  Their Wii section, however, was downright RIDICULOUS.  Sure, there's the usual fare of kiddy and


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casual, but how about Battalion Wars II for 10 bucks?  Guilty Gear XX Accent Core for 11 bucks?  Target: Terror for 5 bucks?

Okay, let's forget about that last one...

Seriously.  There are some nice deals to be had at Fry's for the Wii.  Good thing one can use the Fry's website to search for all Wii items arranged by price.  Check out some of those sub-$1 deals...

 
Current Craziness PDF Print E-mail
Written by Vincent Diamante   
Friday, 24 July 2009 16:19

There's a lot of things on my plate at the moment.

Probably the most important thing is this summer class, which has been killing me every day for the last 20 days.  Come July 31st, I will be free!  FREEEEEEEEEE!  I gotta admit, though: teaching about video game design and production is not a bad thing to do at 9 AM...

Also working on a bunch of stuff right now.  One small music job, a couple of largish photography jobs, and yet another move between apartments.

In the GOOD THINGS category, I've got a new laptop on the way!  Courtesy of PAYMENT!  That's always good!

Also: Will I shave my head?  Watch this space!

 
Auto-Tune the News.... PDF Print E-mail
Written by Vincent Diamante   
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 23:22

I love this auto-tune stuff.  The Gregory Brothers are crazy/awesome/rocking.  (Choose two)

Here's my personal favorite.  (Slightly meh ending, but it starts incredibly strong.  GOD BLESS AMERICA!)

 
Music in Weird Places PDF Print E-mail
Written by Vincent Diamante   
Tuesday, 30 June 2009 09:41

Every now and then I'll find my music used in a place I don't expect.  Here's an older example featuring a speaker made out of a hard drive:

 

 

And here's a much newer example that I find more surprising, as it means that this guy actually reads this blog (the only place I put this silly bit of music):

 

 

Always fun seeing these things pop up.

 
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