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'Bizarro World' - The Boston Globe
"It's funny," I told Flewin. "We have an old Nintendo Game Boy floating around the house, and Tetris is the only game we own. My wife will sometimes dig it out to play on airplanes and long car rides. She's weirdly good at it. She can get 500 or 600 lines, no problem."

What Flewin said next I will never forget.

"Oh, my!"

After I hung up the phone, I went to the bedroom and woke my wife, Lori.

"Honey," I said. "You're not going to believe this, but I just got off the phone with a guy who's in charge of video game world records, and he said the world record for Game Boy Tetris is 327 lines, and he wants us to go to New Hampshire this spring so you can try to break the world record live in front of the judges at the world's largest classic video game tournament."
tetris  videogames  gaming  records 
29 days ago by max_read
Welcome to Kaizo Mario
Kaizo Mario is a rom hack of Super Mario World created by T. Takemoto, an unknown Japanese rom hacker. It was made to split your eyes out and make you cry. The game includes difficult, precision jumps; multiple obstacles at once; and many, many nasty traps along the way.
gaming  NES  mario 
may 2018 by max_read
Bannon’s 2016: ‘Rootless White Males,’ ‘Pure Evil’ And A ‘F*cking Hammerhead’ – Talking Points Memo
Bannon drew inspiration from rabid World of Warcraft fans
Bannon drew inspiration from what he called the “monster power” of “rootless white males” who frequented websites about the massive online game World of Warcraft, according to Green.

Bannon joined a Hong Kong company that bought and sold virtual currency and goods within World of Warcraft’s virtual economy for real-world money, a practice known as “gold farming.” The company sustained steep losses after irate gamers pushed for World of Warcraft’s publisher to shut down the accounts of players engaged in gold farming, and one fan filed a class-action lawsuit against the company.

Bannon “began to wonder if those forces could be harnessed and, if so, how he might exploit them,” according to Green.

“It was the pre-Reddit,” Bannon said.
politics  bannon  gamergate  gaming  warcaraft  altright 
july 2017 by max_read

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