Archive for April, 2003

The 1st Church of Pac-Man

Tuesday, April 29th, 2003

Like Pac-Man? A lot? So do these guys. Maybe a little too much.

Although not technically a religion like the Church of Burger Time, it still confounds me.

Roy and Marth

Thursday, April 24th, 2003

I bet there’s a lot of people who played Super Smash Bros Melee and wondered who Roy and Marth were and what they were doing in a Nintendo game. Were they the programmer’s sons? Were they just hanging around Nintendo when the game was being made?

The answer may surprise you.

Then again. It might not.


Wednesday, April 23rd, 2003

Picross is a game in which you have to reconstruct a picture on a grid using numeric clues. It’s a great game of logic.

A version of Picross was released on the Game Boy a few years back under the name Mario’s Picross. If you like logic type games, then you should give this game a try, but if you don’t like them, you probably won’t like this game either.

Virtual Boy

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2003

I love my Virtual Boy. Astonishingly, there are people who have still

  1. Never heard of it or
  2. Know very little about it or
  3. Don’t own one (*gasp*).

Luckily, there are still fans that still provide information on this largely underappreciated system.


Monday, April 21st, 2003

ASCII Art is the art of taking text and making it appear to be pictures. It can range from really small and simple to really big and simple to big and detailed

There are some people (shockingly enough) that have made some Nintendo-themed ASCII art. As you might expect, the art ranges from okay to pretty good.

Genderplay: Successes and Failures in Character Designs for Videogames

Friday, April 18th, 2003

Game Girl Advance has an interesting and well written article on genderplay in video games.

It’s definitely worth a read,

From the article:“The late Dr. Anita Borg taught that technology isn’t neutral; tools are shaped by the values and desires of the creators. Often the creators tend to be clueless to the values encoded in their tools, because to them, the tools are transparent – they reflect pure utilitarianism. But to those who are excluded, the tools are highly charged.

The Church of Burger Time

Friday, April 11th, 2003

Sometimes sites scare me. Take for instance The Church of Burger Time. It comes complete with The Three Tenets of Burger Time!

Words escape me.

X-Men vs. Street Fighter

Wednesday, April 9th, 2003

This page has a version of X-Men vs. Street Fighter that you can play in your web browser.

You can only pick 6 characters, but it’s pretty faithful to the arcade version, which is amazing since it is a Flash movie.

Oh, and Cyclops is still Supercheap(tm),

Songbird Ocarina

Thursday, April 3rd, 2003

Who, after playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, didn’t want their own ocarina?

This site has them for sale and they’ll teach you how to play the songs from the game.

Castlevania III Dracula’s Curse – The Page

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2003

What do you get when you mix Castlevania 3 and AOL?

You get this.