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classic video games really hold up.

2014-9-19The thing I really appreciate about “classic” video games (classic being a relative term of course) is that the game play really holds up… and, half the games made today are trying to have a retro-aesthetic so the graphics sort of hold up too.

The original super mario bros on the NES really is one of my all-time favourite games.  it’s so fun, it’s got a pretty consistent “physics” and a consistently manipulatable control scheme…  PLUS, the graphics are so simple, they don’t detract from the experience.  They enable the imagination!

I do like retro-inspired video games, but a lot of time in modern-retro seems to be focused on the aesthetic and not on the mechanics.  Some games get it right, some do not.  Even modern-retro RPG’s seem to be missing something of the magic.

How long can I keep playing my old games?  I wish I could play them all again for the first time.  The truth is, I have this longing to play a game that I know no longer exists.  It’s hard to compete against a memory I suppose.

 

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A gamer’s kryptonite

2014-9-8Coffee-dog just wants some lovin’.

So, switching phones has had some unforeseen consequences.

1)  I no longer know how to draw my phone in the comic… iphones are easy to draw identifiably, android phones are not.
2)  my screen is actually big enough for me to want to use it for games.  …where has all my free time gone?
3)  I’m repairing my damaged reputation of “Rob never responds to anything”, because my phone is loud enough for me to hear the ringer!

Everyone, have a great week!  Try and pay attention to your dog, if you have one.  If you don’t, you probably have really high scores on all your favourite videogames!  good job.

 

 

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Money down on the dog races

2014-8-7For some reason, I’m REALLY tired this morning!  So i thought to myself, maybe I should take it easy and draw a coffee-dog comic.

…I’ve never had this much trouble drawing coffee-dog!  I guess it’s been a good half-a-year since she last showed up, just outta coffee-dog practice.  COFFEE-DOG!

Have a great thursday everyone!  Don’t let your dog beat your lap time.