Not dead but gosh, things sure are rough! Maybe around again in December? In the meantime, why not draw me a picture of your favorite videogame? Or of a fake videogame. Whatever. use pencils and looseleaf. Write “I love this stuff!” in the subject line. Thanks in advance.
Here’s one interesting thing about Taboo: The Sixth Sense. Almost every time you play it, the cursor for text input is a reddish-brown square BUT there’s an extremely infrequent occurence where the cursor is replaced with a transparent red skull. I’ve spent a lot of time playing this game, to the point where it became a daily ritual throughout most of 2009 and yet among what has probably been hundreds of taboo run-throughs I’ve only seen the red skull thing happen like 4-5 times ever. Luckily, I was using an emulator one of those times so I was able to save state it (here’s the file but unfortunately I was using Nestopia for Mac at the time and I don’t know if it works on anything else) I can’t remember if I’ve ever told anyone about this before, and I haven’t seen any mention of it on the internet but it’s something that’s always been pretty fascinating to me.
My point here is that this game is haunted, and is probably responsible for the great Nintendo fire of 2009 (described here). I assume that my copy tried to play itself or something, which caused the whole box of nintendo tapes to burst into flames in the middle of the night.
Anyway I thought it might be nice to mention this here now that Halloween’s finally over.
FM Towns “A Cockfight of Feelings” Marty