May 25, 2012

Name That Tune Gamers Edition Returns!

For the past 4 years, I have conducted a game show-style contest for my friends during the Funspot/ACAM Tournament.  Due to time constraints this year, I've decided to go with an online format instead.

The link below leads to a short video containing 30 tunes (erm, Voices this time) from classic video games.  Gaming platforms include Arcade, NES, SNES, Genesis, and maybe a couple of other surprises.

Want to get in on the action?  Do you have a NintendoAge account?  If the answer to both questions is yes, just post your answers in the message board thread below.  It's just for fun, but see how many you can get! :)

This will be what I hope is the first of many episodes of Name That Tune throughout the coming year. I hope you enjoy it!

May 24, 2012

"Bro-Off" Results - 10,777,770!

Wow, am I ever behind on posts!

Sorry for the delay, but I'm guessing most of you have already heard the news on how my NES Mario Bros. game went.

In case you didn't, I managed to break the world record with a score of 10,777,770 points!  The game took over 11 hours to play, but I only lost 2 lives before intentionally ending the game.

I think I could have kept playing all night, but honestly, marathoning video games isn't my thing.  Once I master a game to the point where I can never lose, I get bored. :)

The only reason I kept playing so long was for the cause.  In the process of playing my game, the Bro-Off charity event raised a bunch of money for the American Cancer Society!  It was great to be a part of something bigger than myself, being able to do something I love at the same time.

And I didn't lose too much sleep after the long game either, so it was a win-win. :)

May 2, 2012

This Saturday (Noon EST): NES Mario Bros. "Bro-Off" Charity Event

Please join me this weekend while several other prominent Mario Bros. players attempt to raise money for the American Cancer Society by simultaneously going for the world record on this classic game.

We will be streaming live from each of our respective online channels, but you can catch all the action in "split screen" style at the link below.

Please give generously, and enjoy the show! :)