A Trip to the Smithsonian- The Art of Video Games Exhibit

September 21, 2012

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Every once in a while, an event pops up around the country, one that you really want to experience.  It is almost always, unfortunately, in a place that is nowhere near your place.  What would you do in this situation?  Most people would pass it up due to the usual factors- work, overly attached girlfriend, or laziness.  I’ve found, however, that with catalysts such as an enthused friend and a free weekend, one might decide to make the trip.

Now if all I talked about was how I “almost” went to “The Art of Video Games” exhibit, this would be as disappointing to write as it would be to read. Good thing I went!  I left Buffalo, NY with a friend of mine on a Friday night, and we drove 7 hours straight to D.C. all to see the museums and TAVG.  Was it worth it?  Oh heck yes.

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A Series of Series: Ahoy Matey! Problems Ahead!!!

July 12, 2009


Well I’m going to break up my music reverie this week in order to discuss a series that has a massive flaw that is known in small cases, unknown to most of the world, and ignored by those who produce this series.

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A Musical? Maybe after the play…

December 20, 2008
Yes, there really was one

Yes, there really was one

If you were hoping for a musical then you’ll have to wait a bit, but in the meantime there’s a play you can see. It has undead pirates, talking dogs, a voodoo priestess, and it goes something like this: Deep in the Caribbean… The Island of Melee…

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Monkey Island: Musical Theft?

December 18, 2008
art by Paco Vink

art by Paco Vink

If you’ve watched tv recently and played the Monkey Island series in the past, you may know exactly where I am about to go: Lechuck’s theme. Yes, the new commercial put out by Kohls sounds note for note like Lechuck’s theme… with the added Christmas tone of sleigh bells in the background of course.
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