Monday, June 29, 2009

ROMiniscing: Kid Chameleon (Genesis)

I was always a SNES fan myself, but I didn't completely miss out on the fun shit Genesis had to offer. This week, I'm spotlighting a game I spent far too many hours on as a kid: Kid Chameleon.

Click the title, read the article, then go download the game on one of the many ROM sites out there. If you don't have an emulator for Genesis, I've found "Gens" to be fair. The interface is piss-poor, especially compared to ZSNES, but it's leagues better than Hu-Go!

Anyway, go play some games.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Everyone Loves (Pandering to) Parents!

It's not some controversial topic, so I'll keep this short: Enough fucking pandering already. Parents especially don't deserve it. Their jobs are necessary for the continuation of humanity and an act of choice (or an act of failure-to-make-a-choice). For these reasons and more they definitely don't need holidays or, at the very least, they don't need the kind of pandering nonsense they receive from the media on these holidays.

The local news down here in Nowheresville, Maryland is quite abysmal to begin with. I originally figured that the news networks down here, what with being located in the nation's capital, would be at the top of their game. This could not be farther from the truth. They read teleprompters like a dyslexic 4th-grader and have the comic ability of a TGIF sitcom. For Father's Day, one of the anchors said this:

One of the douchebag sports anchors on NBC\DC4:
Without fathers, there'd be no baseball... think about that!
What a fuckwitted segue. Seriously? You thought that was clever? I took the bait and thought about it. In roughly a tenth of a second I realized:
  • Without fathers, there'd be no human race
  • Without stromatolites, there'd be no land creatures
  • Without cataclysmic extinction events, there'd probably be few, if any, of the lifeforms we know on the planet.
  • A decade or so from now Project Natal-like gesture-based user interfaces could be standard and the middle finger I threw at the screen could appropriately change the channel like I wanted it to.
On the other hand, sometimes the ball(s) of a particular type of pandering can be quite amusing. If you've ever watched USA, you know that House, MD reruns make up at least 60% of their schedule. They try to justify this by having constant marathons, such as "End of the Weekenditis," "Seven Deadly Sins," and perhaps the best yet: the Mother's Day "Mother of All Marathons."

One final note: Hooray for people who read blogs (clicktheadclicktheadclickthead)!

Monday, June 22, 2009

ROMiniscing: Uniracers \ Unirally (Super NES)

Click the title for a tip on some high-octane, fast-paced racing fun... ON ONE WHEEL! Uniracers really is a relic of a time when games rose and fell on their originality and uniqueness rather than graphics and marketing shock and awe.

As usual, ZSNES for the win and enjoy your Monday!

Monday, June 15, 2009

ROMiniscing: Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team (NES)

Commemorate National Man Day by playing a classic Beat 'Em Up. There are a couple of stages (including the Dark Queen boss fight) where you get to beat women! Now that's a celebration!

But seriously... click the title and go read that shit. Then, download that shit. Then, play that shit. Then, take a shit. These are your duties as a man.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fuck yeah Sunny! Fuck yeah Danny DeVito!

This needs no introduction:

For those of you who need to catch up on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, It's Always Sunny Episodes (a blog with embedded streaming episodes) seems to have its shit together. Better yet, go buy the DVDs. Amazon's selling them for less than FX does, but I assume you could find them cheaper elsewhere. Still, $52 bucks with free shipping for both sets plus a pre-order ain't bad.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

ROMiniscing: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Super NES)

Whoops! Didn't realize yesterday was Monday and forgot to post. Oh well, you get a new ROMiniscing a day late. I never officially said on NFO that it was a weekly feature, so fuck off.

Well, fuck off after you click that title and read the post. Actually, there are more posts for the future...

Nevermind... don't fuck off. Love me, love me!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

ROMiniscing: Secret of Evermore (Super NES)

Yup, it's Monday again. You had to work harder than you should for less than you're worth, your kids had to be rushed off to school for another day of indoctrination, and you're one day closer to that summer vacation you can't really afford but are going to do anyway.

On the plus side, it's also the day when another ROMiniscing posts on NFOpocalypse. Click the title, read, and enjoy.

As always, I recommend ZSNES.