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Arcade in the Sky Blog: November 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Every Anime Opening Ever Made

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Comedy Central is Giving away Video Games for Thanksgiving

Check out this article:

Thanksgiving Wiiend

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom - Parry Gripp

This needs no explanation. This needs to be on everyone's blog someday, so I decided to get it out of the way tonight.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

JUDY COLLINS - "Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly" Muppet Show 1977

I'd like to introduce you all to my favorite muppets act of all time. I've remembered this since I was a small child, and it's always been my favorite. I've been searching for it for years, and here it is!

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Thursday, November 11, 2010


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Punch-Out !!! Wii Translations

Punch Out for the Wii is a great game. The gameplay and characters are outstanding, and they always speak in their native tongue. The problem is there's no subtitles. Here is a youtube video that uses annotations to translate the lines.
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Mother 3 Impressions

Originally uploaded by HazeStudiosGames
As I post this, I am 4 chapters into Mother 3, the sequel to what we know as Earthbound in the US. While I will reserve judgment until I see the whole game, I'd like to take a few minutes to share my impressions thusfar.

First off, it's only fair to note that I'm a big Earthbound fan. I remember waiting on line at the premiere, and reading every article in Nintendo Power. When I got the game, I played it religiously and slept with the guidebook by my pillow at night. I also collected household items such as broken keys and old frying pans and stored them in my "Earthbound Box". That being said, I haven't played the game in a while. Sadly, I'm much busier today than I was in my youth, and this game does take a significant time investment.

Despite my love of the game, I acknowledge some faults. The graphics were lacking. Don't get me wrong, the art style was great, but within that style the sprites were a little stiff and buildings were pitched a weird angles. The story was cliche, even if it was brilliant in it's quirky execution. It barely treads over anything but the most basic of Campbellian/ hero-myth structure.

That being said, I can safely say that Mother 3 fixes all of the problems I had with Earthbound and also retains everything I love about it! The graphics are upgraded from 16-bit to 32 bit and have more color, movement and variety. The designs are still blank gingerbread men, but the intermittent-but-incredibly-smooth animation more than makes up for this, giving the characters and cut-scenes much added pep.

The story is also incredible. While the former had laughably simple plot, this is amazingly detailed. It's filled with deep characterization, pathos and social-economical commentary. Yet, it retains the charm, color and quirkiness of the originals.

Full review to come as soon as I finish!
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Schwarzenegger vs EMA; video game censorship trial

The first hearings have been done in this case. Things are looking up for gamers. LordKat did a podcast on this. Also, here is an article. After the article is a link to a full transcript.
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Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 4: Camp Cult Full List

  • 31. Lost Skeleton of Cadavra. (2004)
  • 30. Reptilian. (1999)
  • 29. Evil Ed. (1995)
  • 28. Robot Wars (1993) and Robo Warriors. (1996)
  • 27. Ernest Scared Stupid. (1991)
  • 26. Texas Chainsaw Massacre. (1990)
  • 25. Monkey Shines. (1988)
  • 24. Brain Damage (1988)
  • 23. The Troll Trilogy.
  • 22. Monster in the Closet. (1986)
  • 21. Critters. (1986)
  • 20. Transylvania 6-5000. (1985)
  • 19. Fright Night. (1985)
  • 18. Mystics in Bali. (1982)
  • 17. Night of the Demon. (1980)
  • 16. Laserblast. (1978)
  • 15. The Manitou. (1978)
  • 14. The Exorcist 2. (1977)
  • 13. Infra-Man. (1975)
  • 12. Legend of The 7 Golden Vampires. (1974)
  • 11. Dracula vs Frankenstein. (1969-1970)
  • 10. War of the Gargantuas. (1966)
  • 9. The Terror. (1963)
  • 8. The Screaming Skull. (1958)
  • 7. Frankenstein 1970. (1958)
  • 6. Fiend without a Face. (1958)
  • 5. From Hell It Came. (1957)
  • 4. The Cyclops. (1957)
  • 3. Robot Monster. (1953)
  • 2. The Vampire Returns. (1944)
  • 1. The Phantom Creeps. (1939)
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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Need Beta Testers on Facebook game

Corner Cannons on Facebook

I'm looking for beta testers for my new facebook game. Please go to this site, then 'go to application'. Give feedback here if you like, or contact me through Facebook.

Thanks a million for all your help!

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Philly IGDA meeting for Nov. 2010

Originally uploaded by HazeStudiosGames
From 6 to 9pm on Saturday the 6th of November, the Philly chapter of the IGDA had their monthly meeting. Things started a few minutes late as the guest Ben Walsh was stuck in traffic, but the meeting started with announcements, then updates from their leader whom has just gotten back from the IGDA leader summit in California. They also urged all member to follow closely the legal events happening in California.

The rest of the meeting consisted of Bel Walsh, formerly of Bethesda and Big Huge games talking about his new face book game.
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Game Dev Map

Originally uploaded by HazeStudiosGames
Here's one for ya. For all those aspiring game developers out there, this is an invaluable tool. It's a map of where all the video game companies are in the world. It's a chilling reality that, like movie stars, you may have to move to the west coast to make it big in the game industry.
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sweet Home Happy Review

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Funspot PAX East Party

From the Funspot Web announcement:

On Saturday, November 20th 2010, The American Classic Arcade Museum @ Funspot will be holding our 1st Annual PAX-East Arcade Party. Join your fellow PAX-East attendees for a day of classic arcade gaming and fun inside the largest arcade in the world.

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