Ode to an International Thief

August 31, 2010

Since “retro” is, in part, a product of nostalgia, I decided a good place to start when writing for a blog about retro gaming would be one of the earliest gaming experiences I can remember.  After all, like so many things, the first game you play can set the stage for future expectations and provides your early basis for what works and doesn’t work in a game.  For me, the choice was obvious about which game I should write.  And so, dear readers, what you are about to read is the story of the first game that caught my attention way back when.  It is the story of a hard-nosed detective hot on the trail of a supernaturally-gifted looter of world treasures.  Armed only with a bottomless frequent flier account and a trusty almanac, this bold investigator must track the aforementioned felon and her many henchmen across the globe in order to bring her to justice and prevent the world’s cultural heritage from disappearing forever.

That’s right.  What in the world could I be talking about besides Carmen Sandiego?

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Awesome Video of the Week! August 23rd, 2010

August 23, 2010

A little over two weeks ago, we here at Continue?, introduced you to a very skilled musician named Freddie25 (you can see that article here). This week, we Continue? our series of awesome videos with another incredibly skilled musician named HIKAKIN. HIKAKIN is a 21-year-old beatboxer, from Japan. On August 21st, he posted a video on his YouTube channel of him beatboxing a song from Street Fighter 2.

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Continue?’s Featured Artist: Levar Allen

August 11, 2010

Hey guys, our artist for today is none other than remixer and rap artist Levar Allen. His newest video is what caught my eye, which is his awesome Super Mario Rap Remix.

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Awesome Video of the Week!

August 8, 2010

Good Evening loyal fans of Continue?, how are you all doing today? Me, I’ve been swamped with work, fighting crime, and playing Star Craft 2, that I haven’t written any articles in a while, and have once again allowed the Video of the Week to slip away from me. However, I finally am sitting down, and taking the time to write after going on a bit of a hiatus.

This weeks video shows a YouTuber who goes by the name of Freddie25, playing a medley  of video game music. Before you say anything, I know, that isn’t very awesome, there are lots of video of video game medley. Freddie25 however, does it with a bit of a twist. He has constructed a medley of Video Game Songs with Lyrics. Freddie25 has taken popular Video Game Songs with Lyrics by artists such as Brentalfloss (any Megaman with Lyrics video and Tetris with Lyrics) and Martin Hagwell (Super Mario RPG Song), and blended them together into a very clever and unique sounding medley.

This is what happened to me when I first saw the video.

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How Far We’ve Come: Review – Dune II (DOS)

August 5, 2010

With the release of Starcraft II, it’s fun to look back at the origins of the Real-Time-Strategy genre and see just how far we’ve come.  And by “fun”, what I really mean is “not the least bit fun.”  Here’s a modern look back at one of the most awkward, clunky and slow RTSes ever made.  Probably because it was the first.

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