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by Icarus
Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: General Gaming Forum
Topic: anyone into chiptune music?
Replies: 4
Views: 14808

I love chiptunes

I listen to them while coding at work: My favorite 8-bit peoples album right now is Trash80: Icarus, and not just because of the name. I also like Lo-bat: Game Boy. Visit chiptune.com to see their sweet DHTML homage to Amiga and download some cool tunes. I also listen to a lot of kohina.org while at...
by Icarus
Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: Podcast
Topic: We need your stories for the show
Replies: 5
Views: 18467

Podcast Ideas

How about a feature on Microprose (I love X-COM) and Bullfrog (Magic Carpet, Syndicate). Also, a discussion of women and video games could be lively. You could explore why women liked pac man and centipede, how women are depicted in games, if that has changed, etc. Lastly, the psychology of the game...
by Icarus
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Trackmania Nations
Replies: 0
Views: 10370

Trackmania Nations

It's free. It's highly playable. Low requirements. It looks great. Great driving music. Customize your car. World Rankings. Track Designer. This game can be played with just the keyboard. Hitting backspace restarts the race. There's no loading to restart the race, it's instantaneous. http://www.trac...
by Icarus
Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Jobs and Gamer Lifestyle
Replies: 2
Views: 12546

Tale of Despereaux / Game Genie

I bought my niece that book last XMas. Completely off topic (Game Genie): Were you aware that Game Genie functioned by altering individual bytes at certain HEX addresses. I guess the "codes" were address data pairs. I'm guessing the codes on NES that took two code "lines" needed to alter an entire w...
by Icarus
Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Great PC Hardware / Game deals
Replies: 0
Views: 10771

Great PC Hardware / Game deals

Slickdeals reports Bioshock for $15 with free shipping:
http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/12767
by Icarus
Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Jobs and Gamer Lifestyle
Replies: 2
Views: 12546

Jobs and Gamer Lifestyle

It is evident that many gamers end up in similar professions. Among those professions, software and computer engineering jobs are, I venture, dominant ones. In any case, as a somewhat young engineer, I can't help but be curious about where other gamers live and what their jobs are like. This thread ...