Fun-Sized Portal Gun from ThinkGeek Won’t Drain Your Wallets

Remember when 5,000 original, limited-edition, life-sized replicas of the Portal gun from — well, Portal — were released from ThinkGeek this summer? You know, they were about $208 and the inventory cleared out almost immediately (like under 30 minutes)? Well, if you missed your shot and/or you’re looking for something more budget-friendly and (if you’re a space-saver) smaller, then ThinkGeek’s new $59.99 Miniature Replica Portal Gun may be hard to pass up.   Continue reading “Fun-Sized Portal Gun from ThinkGeek Won’t Drain Your Wallets”

A Nursery inspired by "Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island." Adorable, ain’t it?

Okay everyone, say it with me:

“D’AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWW!!!”

Without a doubt, “Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island” for the Super Nintendo ranks as one of my favorite games of all time.  The game is a prequel to the Super Mario series, in which players control various Yoshi dinosaurs rather than the usual hero himself, Mario, who appears as a helpless infant in need of Yoshi’s protection. From the graphics that resemble as if they had been drawn with crayons and felt-pens, making them more cartoonish, to the familiarity of Mario games with an added egg-throwing mechanic, it’s an absolute joy to play time and time again. Continue reading “A Nursery inspired by "Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island." Adorable, ain’t it?”

A SEGA OutRun arcade cabinet, that ACTUALLY DRIVES!!

Above is the creation of Garnet Hertz (with a little help by SEGA; I would assume), who, along with his UC-Irvine colleagues, developed this video game concept car that combines a car-shaped arcade game cabinet with a real world electric vehicle. In a nutshell, Hertz and his team produced an OutRun arcade video game system that actually drives. I’m serious; this is a driving videogame, in which the actual game cabinet itself ACTUALLY DRIVES (I know, right?!?)!!!   Continue reading “A SEGA OutRun arcade cabinet, that ACTUALLY DRIVES!!”

The LPO celebrates "Video Game Heroes" with a special concert!

Classical Music, Popular Music, and VIDJA GAEMS!!!  OH HECK YEAH!!!! The London Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom and is renowned around the world. Ever since 1932, the group has played the classics of Back, Mozart, Beethoven, the later ventured out to popular music of Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Oasis, and now, after sporadic performances of the genre in the past, they … Continue reading The LPO celebrates "Video Game Heroes" with a special concert!

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The 1st PS2 Game I Finished – "Maximo: Ghosts to Glory"

Maximo: Ghosts to Glory holds a special place in my heart as far as video games are concerned.  When I got my first PlayStation 2 on Christmas of 2002, this game (along with Onimusha 2 and WWF Smackdown: Just Bring It) were my first PS2 games, and of those three games, Maximo was the first PS2 I ever completed, start to finish.  In later years, I noticed that this was one of those games that not a lot of people played; it was just kinda ignored and this game is a very underrated classic in the PlayStation 2’s library. That, and BOOOOOYYY was that game difficult!!  If I recall, it took me around 2 weeks of my Christmas Break of near-non-stop playing to finish that beast of a video game!