What? The Big 20 is a speed running competition where players race twenty NES titles back to back. The 6th race will be live on March 4th, 2017 with players from around the world competing. Anyone can participate, including maybe me! The list of games is only revealed a month in advance, which can make … Read moreBig 20 #6 Speedrun Game List Announced
We’ve recently got ourselves a Playstation 4 Pro here at the floydasaurus household, and I’m enjoying it immensely. There’s just one problem: I don’t own a 4k television, PS VR or have many games that actually benefit from the more powerful GPU or higher CPU clock. Wouldn’t it be great if our older games could … Read morePS4 Pro 4.5 Update – Boost Mode?
I’m still getting used to blogging daily again and truth of the matter is: I haven’t written daily for at least a few years at this point and I’m not sure what topics to write about. But this isn’t my first rodeo, I’ve done this before and I’ve been paid (admittedly underpaid) to make sure … Read moreQuick Answer to “What to Blog About?”
I woke up, played with doggos, made breakfast and sat down to write and these are the first things I saw: We have bold new horrors to count toward Trump’s accomplishments since election. Threatening Iran I imagine “put on notice” only means they shouldn’t do it again or else Iran will get a stern talking … Read moreAnother Terrifying Day in Trump’s America
I’ve used and loved Scrivener for breaking all my writing into manageable bits, but what is it and how do you write an entire book with it? As part of my post-job goals, I plan to publish more. This is the process I follow that works for me. Creative Writing is Tough Sitting down to … Read moreHow to Write a Novel by Breaking it into Manageable Chunks Using Scrivener
I’ve been working more on my inking and cartooning skills lately and figured I’d show the process I’ve been going through. This piece is an Norman Rockwell inspired Doug the triceratops self portrait. Idea Generation I streamed the work on this live during a stream last week. I enjoy putting the whole process out there … Read moreWorking on Triple Doug Self-Portrait
Awhile ago I ordered an NES Powerpak from RetroUSB and it arrived! The Powerpak is a flash cartridge for the original Nintendo Entertainment System. In practice, that means you can load homebrew roms and others onto it to play the games on the original hardware with minimal trouble. Playing on Original Hardware Why is playing … Read moreNES Powerpak Arrived – Saying Goodbye to Emulators!
After struggling to always be employed and fighting for paychecks, raises and constant job search every day since I was 16, I’ve quit. Wait, You Did What?! I’ve quit working at United Healthcare, which was a large source of our household income. I don’t intend to work at another company again. Why Would You Do … Read moreI Quit My Job Today
Streamed a little over 3 hours tonight and had a blast playing some Rogue Leader and Ghosts N Goblins. Both on the original hardware (Gamecube and NES respectively) patched through the tv in a complicated mesh of wires (more detail in yesterday’s post). Yesterday I had recorded myself locally within OBS Studio while playing NES … Read moreAlways Check Your VODs and/or Soundcheck
Awwwwwwwwww yess, finally got the NES cooperating with the Dazzle capture card and my usb mixer. I’m really excited to start streaming a lot more retro titles. I really can’t recommend the Dazzle enough after going through with all of this. I’ve also ordered a PowerPak, so I’ll be playing a lot more NES games on the original … Read moreCapture Card and CRT Ready to Roll!