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Arcade in the Sky Blog: August 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Space Invaders

Space Invaders made by someone.

Here is a re-creation of Space Invaders you can play right here!
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Friday, August 27, 2010

New Jersey Boardwalks

Finding arcades in this day and age is a tough task. One way to make the search easier is to go to a boardwalk on the Jersey Shore. While the focus is on Crane games and Rides, there are still multiple arcades within walking distance on any given boardwalk.

Here's a guide!
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Thursday, August 26, 2010


Asteroids made by Neave Games

Care of the Classic Arcade Museum and Neave.com
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cosmos X2 DSi Ware Game Review

On Monday, a long wait will be over. I have know this game for years, ever since it was a homebrew GBA title. More precisely, I know Saturnine Games and it's founder, Ed. I've seen this game go through many versions, and while I've worked with Ed on several projects, I had no input on this one--which is why I feel right about doing an actual review.

This game, while it looks like a standard shooter, is actually quite different from the Gradius or Cave games we all know and love. This game is very difficult, and from a distance it looks and sounds like a shooter, but in actually playing it you will see it is very different in execution. The action is not very fast, nor are there that many enemies. You can sustain multiple hits thanks to your life bar. The trade off is that you only get one life.

Just one.

This set up dramatically changes the way the game is played. Instead of a game of REACTION, this is a game of THINKING and PLANNING. You choose a set of two out of 3 possible ships at the beginning. None of these ships is strong enough to endure a level on its own. By switching ships, the inactive vessel can heal. In such, the key to survival is not reacting quickly to a ton of information, but facing a simple and grim situation and conserving life and missiles. This is truly a game of extremes, good for players who want something new with a good challenge. I give it 8 out of 10.
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Monday, August 23, 2010

VLOG: Scott Pilgram Vs. The World Movie Review

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Vampires Suck Review

My fiancee saw this movie last night. She hated it.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Divergent Shift

Here is an interesting DSi game I will be downloading soon. It's from Konami and it's called Divergent Shift!
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

The End of the Stairs of Death

Originally uploaded by HazeStudiosGames
After many years of makeshift patchwork, the 'stairs of death' in front of my house, I have finally rebuilt the stairs! They are now safe and level!

NOTE: the SECRET stairs of death are still deadly. Enter my underground layer at your own risk!
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Friday, August 6, 2010

The Walpack Inn


The Walpack Inn. It has great steaks and salad bar.

It is a unique restaurant that lies on the border of Sussex County, NJ and the Poconos. Because it is so far out into the woods, deer and other forest animals often walk right up to the windows. The inn is constructed as a long thin building, maximizing the length of said windows. Inside is a collection of antiques, a piano bar with live music and one of the largest taxidermy collections I've ever seen. Full sided bear, moose heads, elk, they have it all--including chandeliers made completely out of antlers! It's truly a sight to behold, and worth the drive into the mountains.

Their trademark, however, is their backed bread. The small size is as big as a normal loaf of bread, but the large is the size of a Christmas turkey! And it's hearty! I like me some whole grain bread, but this is ridiculous. I suppose if you put enough butter on anything, it will taste good.

My favorite of theirs is the prime rib, though all of their dishes are great, especially the seafood. They have a lobster bake every Friday night that is to die for.

In short, I recommend this place.
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Electronic Handheld Game Museum

Originally uploaded by HazeStudiosGames
Here is a fun site. It catalogs all the old handheld electronic video games with LCD screens. I remember playing the old Tiger Electronics on car trips all the time as a kid.

The really fun part, is that the have a section that catalogs where LDC games have been spotted in motion pictures. This is super fun. The only one I could think of was Friday the 13th part 2, but there are a ton apparently!
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