But human excellence is always more impressive than algorithmic rigor. So here we have one more roundup of video game references from the past releases of the reigning champions of the extremely small rump textmode art "scene", Blocktronics. For crying out loud, I somehow missed that they had released a pack themed after Space Invaders. How could it fail to be filled with video game references? Especially, well, Invaders. These excerpts feature a whole fleet of Invaders as well as some distinctly Centipede and Q*Bert scenery.
(This is an experiment post, initially begun under the old videogamecomicads.blogger.com brand: I've finished it up there and copied the code for posting here -- but I'm not 100% sure that the images will display, as in a sense I'm hot-linking myself. Please bring it to my attention if these are all blanks.)
Since you've been so kind of read all the way to the bottom, some cleaning of house: it's time for me to announce, if I haven't already, that my twice-annual retro video game party is coming up -- this time, my birthday edition on April 11th. I have, well, a pile of old machines and hundreds of games for them, and dust them off two times a year for people to enjoy some catchup on, socially.
Also, I'm only accumulating more and more redundant Steam codes for games I already own. I thought I could give some of them away here, but so far I've had no takers for the Dreamcast collection (final paragraph) and am wary of increasing the ante with additional offers without the appearance of any ... takers.
That's all for now! Thanks for stopping by and... game on!