The Pinnacle of Human Innovation

July 16, 2010 at 3:55 pm (Other) (, , )

Today I went to the Bite of Seattle. It was just like the first time, but without the time restriction that the YMCA gave us. Also with the bonus of a friend there.

First food item was Alligator on a stick. Then a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich. And last, a Ben & Jerry’s waffle cone.

But on the way out, we saw something… Interesting. Make what you want of it.

Pinnacle of Human Innovation

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What Ever Happened to Cheat Codes?

May 3, 2010 at 5:47 pm (Console Gaming, Gaming, PC Gaming) (, , , , )

Looking back on my gaming career, I’ve noticed many changes in video games overall. From improvement on the graphics, and higher quality sounds. But one question came to mind recently. What ever happened to cheat codes? They seem to have just disappeared one day, and no one looked back.

There was a time when I would jump into a game of Warcraft III with the intention of some messing around. I’d hit Enter, and type in the multiple codes. Whosyourdaddy, enter. Iseedeadpeople, enter. Etcetera.

But now, there’s nothing like that left. Sure, you’ve got your high quality FPS, or your mind boggling puzzles. But I miss those games where I could just mess around.

Maybe Open-World games and Meta Gaming have replaced them. It doesn’t feel that way to me… Maybe Action Replays, Gamesharks, or Codebreakers pushed them away. But those “codes” aren’t intentionally put there by the creators.

To me, the days of the Contra type Up, Up, Down, Down are gone. Like a fading ripple on a pond. All I want is to have some fun with invincibility or one-hit-kills, but it seems the average gamer of today doesn’t want that.

I’ll take some fun with cheats over a simple digital achievement any day.

And because they asked, I’ll mention Jason and Brian.

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Remind me why?

June 15, 2009 at 3:05 pm (School) (, )

So, this is the last week of school. Monday is a half day, alright. Tuesday is a half day, cool. Wednesday. Wednesday is the last day of school. BUT, it’s only TWO hours long. Why bother? We have 30 min first period, and then a 1 and 1/2 hour assembly. Seem pretty pointless to me. All the assembly is, is the Eigth Graders sitting infront of the sevies and sixies. Theres a small slide show, and that’s it. Hardly anyone was there last year. So, why do we have that day?

But anyway, the last day of school is about here. I shouldn’t complain. I get to practice my C++ skills and learn some Java Scripting, read some books about being successful then write reports on them. Do a Japanese homework packet for next year, and last but not least, go fishing. A busy summer, with few days for vegitation.
H.A.G.S! Or more often said, T.G.I.S!
(Have A Great Summer and Thank God It’s Summer.)

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