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Super Mario Bros. 2 is a BIG FAT LIE

You know, I’ve been thinking lately that a large chunk of my childhood was a big fat lie. I played a game as a child on the NES, which many of us “older” gamers might remember. It was a little title called Super Mario Bros. 2. You might have heard about it. I loved this game. It had very little in common with the first Super Mario Bros., but it was so out of the ball park that I loved it anyway. You could pick one of four characters at the beginning of the game each of which had different powers. Mario could run fast (i think); Luigi could jump really high and had some great hang time; Peach could float and Toad had excellent staying power not losing strength when carrying objects. Playing as each different character made the game a little different. Level design was great too: grassy plains, snow and ice, desert and dark caves.

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February 18, 2010 Posted by | Gaming | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Saturday and the Music of the Dead

So I’m sitting here on Saturday afternoon writing with no aim other than to let my claws tickle the keyboard. It’s been over a week and my fingertips are clearing eight or nine days of dust away as they type. Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy theme has got some nice bass and the sub woofer’s making my cold glass of Pepsi do the Jurasic Park thing. Behind me and to the left I can hear my fiancé talking to strangers over Xbox Live while she races through some Italian or French metropolis with no regard to the lives of the e-people who live there.

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January 23, 2010 Posted by | Rambles | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments