Archive for the ‘plugs’ Category


Sunday, November 29th, 2009

For me, video games have been simultaneously individual and a social. I would play whatever game was the Flavor of the Month and then meet up with friends who also happened to be playing the thing and we’d swap strategies, secrets, and thoughts on whatever it was.

That’s kind of what led me to start working on Pro tip of the day. I haven’t really talked about it much over here, but its goal is twofold: 1. to consolidate the tips, tricks and strategies that I’ve accumulated over my lifetime of playing games, and 2. to discover new tricks and strategies that I may have missed.

And I know what you’re thinking: “Well, what about GameFAQs?”

Well, yeah, GameFAQs is great, but the main problem I have is that it’s all text. Video games are a primarily visual medium, and a lot of the strategies they are easier to wrap your head around if you have pictures or videos, which is what I strive to provide.

So if you haven’t checked it out lately, I’d urge you to drop on in.

Community-driven websites, now with achievements

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

If you’ve ever been to an online forum where you get a silly little title under your name to reflect your post count, you know how much people will go through for that little piece of kitsch.

Long-time friend to, Stage Select has just implemented a kind of hybrid system somewhere between forum rankings and Achievements called, well, ‘Achievements‘. You get these achievements for general participation, forum posting, submitting codes, answering questions from users, and pretty much anything else you can do to make the database more complete.

Achievements are retroactively awarded, too. I had a flood of them waiting for me when I logged in this morning.

Gimmicky? Sure, but remember, I like gimmicky.

Protip of the Day

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

I know what you’re thinking, you wish to be more pro. Don’t worry, lots of people do. You owe it to yourself to check out Protip of the Day to get a genuine Protip each and every day from our staff of genuine Pros. If not for you, then… well, who am I kidding? Do it for you. Take advantage of this resource to impress your friends, annoy your neighbors, and possibly learn a thing or two.


Friday, September 21st, 2007

I have an article over at Stage Select that walks you through the process of making your very own NES ringtone for your phone.

We all love our cell-phones. We love the ability to download a custom ringtone to show off our individuality. What we (and by ‘we’ I mean ‘I’) don’t like is paying $2.49 or more for a 10 second snippet of audio that’s been compressed so aggressively and then played back so loudly that is sounds like you’re trying to listen to a piece of some song through a blown speaker under a swimming pool. Or worse yet, $2.00 for a MIDI version of the song that only sounds kind of like the track you really wanted. And if you’re interested in video game songs? Forget it. You have the choice of exactly one song: a MIDI version of the Super Mario Bros. theme song. It’s recognizable, but only just.

It’s well worth a read. Check it out here (Stage Select).


Toot Toot

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

Typically I wouldn’t post an entry telling you to go buy something, but I’ve decided to make a special exception.

Some of the video games that I actually did some work on are in stores now, or will be soon, so you should totally go and get them: MTX Mototrax (PSP), and World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions (PS2, PSP, X360, and Wii launch). There’s another one, but it’s not quite done yet. These are likely to be the only titles that I’m going to have anything to do with, so get ’em while you can.