so there has been a lack of posting for a lot of reasons, mainly because i’m playing skyrim. anyway. sometimes i come up for air and oh. my. god. how COOL is retronaut? i fucking LOVE that site. love. it. here’s a quick and dirty post about the evolution of video game controllers.
so with the psn down for the last little while, i have really been throwing myself into my old games. one of the many things i love about retro gaming is how, well, reliable it is. there’s none of this ‘cloud computing’ bullshit. no one had to worry about ‘trophy syncing’ either.
anyway. that is a story for another time. today, i am going to give meaning to your life and tell you that the commodore 64 has gotten a new life. that’s right, ladies and gentlemen. the commodore 64 is back.
just when you think that the awful, hideous spectre that is rebecca black’s voice is FINALLY finished, along comes a reminder. it’s a rebecca black-themed game boy game. as funny as it is, it’s still rebecca black. if this doesn’t leave a sour taste in your mouth, you are probably a host for the jonas creatures. i mean brothers. yes. brothers. not aliens. ha… ha … it would be false to say that they are aliens.
anyway. back to the girl whose most difficult daily decision is what chair to sit in. we can all continue to wish her voicebox had been eaten by a dinosaur.
i am in a bit of a crisis about my retro consoles. i often watch ‘hoarders’ on a & e. sometimes it’s because i want to justify my lacking domestic ways. i try to clean, i really do. i don’t live in squalor, or anything like that. on my worst day, i am never to the point where i could have a dead cat in my home and not notice. however, i don’t have time to clean, like the hoarders. i am a girl with a power job. i have a social life with my friends and family. i have a posse of men who entertain me. in short, i am a big deal. it’s hard to be everything to everybody. do i have time to do things like bleach my bathroom floor? no! vacuum? no!
do i regularly dust my entire apartment? let me tell you a thing about dust and i: not its biggest fan. do i have time to dust? NO TODD, NOT NOW.
i especially don’t have time to do things like dust. fuck, i hate dust. it’s the scourge of my life, those grey little bastards that get into every nook and cranny. things like dust can die. i have over half a dozen consoles. they, to be honest, do little more than collect dust. i feel bad. i bought them with good intentions, but i haven’t spent a lot of time with them. do i get rid of them? i can’t bring myself to. do i loan them out? a hassle. do i continue to have to clean them like some demented maid? sadly, yes. fml.
i like to play video games and i can live in tidiness. if those two elements rarely meet, i will learn to cope.
f. scott fitzgerald would be shitting his pants in amazement if he saw this. hell, *i* just shat myself – ok, that definitely did not happen. however, today’s post is amazing. did you know that there was an NES game based on the great gatsby? yeah, i didn’t either.
you can read the whole history here, but basically it is one for the ages. this guy found it at a garage sale. it didn’t have anything, but when he got it working, lo and behold it was the most glorious of things. then him and a bunch of pals, bless their hearts, put it on the internet for FREE.
i promised myself i wouldn’t cry but the whole story is just so beautiful.
i am so excited i can barely type. it’s an SNES emulator on the ps3. FUCK aajnsjandj i bet sony is shitting their pants.
it’s times like this that make me glad i live in toronto.
for the record, queen west is all of this kinds of awesome and more.