The Nintendo Wii was released in North America on November 19th, 2006. It was an immediate hit with the public and was in short supply for months after launch. I wasn’t able to secure my own until May 13th, 2007, six months later.
The launch window had many interesting titles, but with the exception of Wii Sports, no killer app. I was endlessly curious about what this new era in motion controls would bring, but week after week, there were no systems available. But I’m a fairly patient person. As I waited, I was mostly cool, calm, and collected. But one weekend, the promise for what was to come was screaming too loudly in my ear. I HAD to somehow experience what the Wii had to offer NOW.
I broke down some of the unique features that the Wii offered.
- Controller with 1:1 screen pointing
- Controller with sense of 3D space relative to screen
- Motion controlled gaming
Using my accumulated video game collection, Continue reading “Quest for the Wii Experience! (Flashback 2007)”
I’ve just finished writing a draft of the script for my next YouTube video. I believe that I’m a good communicator, but writing doesn’t come naturally to me. I remember a lot of the ‘rules’ from school, although I’m sure I make mistakes. My grammar and punctuation are only okay. The problem is Continue reading “Help! I’m not a writer!”
I wanted to spend a minute discussing the face design of the cards for the Mario Kart card game.
Dipping in my toe… Continue reading “Mario Kart the card game – on card design.”
Over the years, I’ve dabbled in game design. As a kid I made up playground games and board games to play with my sister and neighbors. But I know game design is a very deep discipline so I do not actually consider myself a game designer, I’m just a hobbyist. Continue reading “Mario Kart the card game – on game design.”
I’ve been slowly growing a YouTube audience this year and it feels really great! But so far I’ve been using YouTube as my sole platform to reach people with similar interests as mine. I think that this has been pretty limiting, so as I look forward into the next year, I’m going try to engage in other ways, including this blog. Watch this space as I try to share some of my other video game inspired creations.
I’m just setting up house.