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Posted: 04/01/13, 08:40:43 by 
Do you remember Super Mario Galaxy?.. (more)
Posted: 04/01/13, 08:03:04 by 
HAHAHAHAHAHA! OOOOOOoooooooo… I said I wouldn’t gloat. I said I wouldn’t. For years I said I wouldn’t. But now that the shoe has finally dropped… BWAHAHAHAHA!!! Ohhhh I can’t help myself... (more)
Posted: 09/21/12, 05:59:38 by 
Turtle. Power... (more)
Posted: 08/06/12, 00:13:47 by 
This started as a post in the "IGN switching to a 20 point scale..." thread, but then my usual typing diarrhea started up and I decided to put it out as an editorial. There are a lot of scales competing for use amongst video game sites. This is just one man's opinion on them... (more)
Posted: 05/19/12, 21:25:39 by 
WARNING: This one’s got more spoilers than a Ferrari convention!.. (more)
Posted: 04/24/12, 18:56:52 by 
Somewhere in my mid 20s I had a period where I started to write short fiction stories. Nothing too dramatic, for the most part they were only a couple of pages long each. I had always been interested in writing, but up to that point I had only dabbled in it through school papers and a couple of video game reviews, so writing fiction became a means to flex my creative muscle in a bit of a different way. My main focus, however, has always been on my music, and web programming (which ultimately led to the creation of Negative World, albeit most of the current design is not my own), and I just couldn't find time to do both of those as well as write fiction. My short story phase was destined to end almost as soon as it started. And because I tend to have a very cluttered mind, one thing replaces another, and I had forgotten all about my stories for many years... (more)
Posted: 04/23/12, 05:07:15 by 
April 13th was a good day: In 1992, A Link to the Past came out... (more)
Posted: 04/14/12, 08:40:04 by 
Here at The Plot Thickens, my effort is always to shed light on the under-appreciated or unnoticed narrative elements in quality games. Sometimes more than others, that presents a real challenge to do so without spoiling the awesome narrative for folks who have yet to experience it. So, this month, instead of detailing the dramatic events and hilarious dialogue in Kid Icarus Uprising, we'll be looking at some of the Greek myths behind the game, as well as the setup from the NES title. As for the Game Boy game, "Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters," that will be ignored as, unfortunately, the events are largely considered non-canonical - it was not even released in Japan until 2012 on the 3DS. Now, to the skies!! (more)
Posted: 03/29/12, 07:53:59 by 
Nintendo has been slow to adopt voice acting in its games, to say the least. In fact, the process is still ongoing, as most of its major franchises are doing without it, or very little of it. Link is still mute, and Mario yelps, and the inhabitants of their worlds continue to express themselves in speech bubbles. After experiments with the Super Metroid intro (which contained a brief clip voiced by one of their employees) and fully voice acted cheese in StarFox 64, someone at Nintendo must have said “If we’re going to do things on the cheap, we might as well not do them at all”. And then the voice acting stopped... (more)
Posted: 03/27/12, 01:39:09 by 
Ok fine, robot masters they are. And certainly evil as well. Yet one of them has to stand above the others as the best evil robot master of all-time... (more)
Posted: 03/16/12, 01:02:11 by 
The Demo for Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure released in Europe today and I have just got some hands on time with it. First of all this is a very short demo although already I can tell I am going to use up my 20 uses, the game is really quite good. The demo contains 3 stages all set in Paris, the game features several landmarks from the area and the graphics have a nice cartoon style... (more)
Posted: 03/01/12, 06:23:58 by 
This month’s episode of “The Plot Thickens” is brought to you by Moe’s Southwest Grill. No, they didn’t give me any money, but I went there for lunch today and who’s to say that food wasn’t the difference between starvation and being well-fed enough to post this? That’s Moe’s Southwest Grill – “Feed the MOEment.” (Disclaimer: Has nothing to do with The Simpsons.) (more)
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