Game play videos on You Tube…. Reality Glitch Plays!

January 21, 2016

Been making some game play videos to put up on You Tube, part to help encourage me to get back into some gaming and part for me to demonstrate some of my favourite Amiga games growing up.

There’s no narration at this point (no confidence to do that), so purely working on the aesthetics for now, getting the resolutions/sound correct, playing games either I know and can finish, or just showing a certain amount of game play for shits and giggles.

Anyway, here’s the first few to be released, any tips and tricks and advice welcome for getting rid of black borders (I’m capturing in Adobe Captivate and editing in Premiere). Or for making more interesting videos (captions, annotations etc), thanks for watching!

There’s a second part to Robin Hood (with a thrilling conclusion!) and PP Hammer, but couldn’t really stand playing any more Enchanted Land.

All the best,

@RealityGlitch

 

 

Workbench 1.3

January 8, 2016

Growing up I didn’t quite appreciate how Workbench could be used to its full potential, or used at all for that matter.

Here’s a little example of how I utilised this amazing piece of software back in the day.

All the best!

@RealityGlitch

2015 in review

January 2, 2016

2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,600 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Drawlloween 2015 Part 2

November 2, 2015

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Drawlloween is at an end! I actually managed to draw 31 pictures in 31 days, quite a challenge and didn’t think I’d do it, there must have been something in the water.

Anyways without anymore delay, here is Part 2 (17-31), if you missed Part 1 (drawings 1-16) the link can be found at the bottom of the page.

Thanks for looking and all the best :)

@RealityGlitch

Drawlloween Part 1

Video Game Favourites

October 30, 2015

Just a few of my favourite (gaming) things, loved filling this out so just thought I’d share on here :)

Video Game Favourites

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Game Over

October 27, 2015

Game Over

Game Over is a new retro gaming/internet cafe that has just opened in Old Portsmouth. It’s a great set up with many consoles on display, and more importantly, to play on, with plenty of games to choose from.

Sessions can be booked in 2 hour slots throughout the day and will give everyone a chance to book in and play through a few old favourites, or discover some new ones. I received a warm welcome when I arrived and the team are more than happy to chat and show you around even if you haven’t booked in, there’s a great atmosphere to the place and you’re drawn in from the street outside by the sound of great gaming and nostalgia.

Game Over is in the early stages of it’s (hopefully long) life so it would be great if people could help spread the word. They have plans to expand the range of games (which are being tested before being put out) and there’s the possibility of future events such as game tournaments down the line (4 player Micro Machines ‘may’ have been mentioned…).

Check out a few pictures below, and more contact details at the bottom of the page.

Few details below: 

Game Over – Internet/Retrogaming Cafe

Basement, 16 High Street, PO1 2LP Portsmouth, England

£5 for a two hour session, drinks/snacks 50p each.

For more details head on over to the Facebook page below, or book a session by heading over to the Game Over website.

Facebook Page

Game Over Website

Thanks for looking!

@RealityGlitch

Drawlloween 2015 Part 1

October 19, 2015

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Drawlloween 2015 is upon us! And also mostly over, still, better late than never.

In varying degrees of success, and whilst trying to maintain some sort of artistic integrity, I’ve managed to keep up so far with a daily drawing based on a Halloween theme.

I’ve been following the list below found on the awesome site Geek Mash.

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Here are my attempts so far, numbers 1-16, some in a random order, and mostly presented in terrible photographic quality.

Thanks for looking, will post the second half sometime in November, but if you can’t wait until then, I’ll be posting the daily updates over on twitter, see below and follow.

All the best,

@RealityGlitch

A few of my favourite things: Game Boy games!

September 29, 2015

The Game Boy, good times! Currently mine is in the loft, the plastic protective screen has fallen off, and it takes a few knocks to get it working, but it’s original, and has plenty of great gaming memories for me, mainly keeping me occupied over a few school summer holidays, and the odd Christmas when I’d run out of Bond or Carry On movies to watch.

Here are a few of my favourite games below, although playing them today gives me eye strain, even with the light magnifier, how did we manage it back in the day? And at the end a few honourable mentions.

Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening

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Still my favourite Legend of Zelda game to this day, even with the twist ending the story was amazing and bizarre all at the same time, I mean, who thought up the Windfish? Always a pleasure to play I’ve re-bought this on the 3DS, I’m getting old and it’s slightly easier to see and navigate. The dungeons are some of the most memorable for me and they still hold up to this day. I’ve still got my eye on that owl though, I’m sure he’s up to something.

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

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I remember playing on a friends copy of Super Mario Land and being suitably impressed that I could play a Mario title on a handheld, having only played previously on the NES. So much so when this one was released I remember specifically saving up money (all £19.99 of it, by mowing lawns for neighbours) to specifically buy this game, I bought it and played it over the entire summer holidays! All that gardening was totally worth it, still one of my favourite Mario titles.

Tetris

Tetris

Well, it was packaged in the box, so you couldn’t really avoid not playing it, especially if it was the only game you had for awhile. Unforgettable music and gameplay, still great, and I still only like this version though, anything newer just doesn’t seem to have the same impact/hold on me when playing. Also, the only game I had up until Pokémon that could use the link cable, pretty inventive and impressive to me at the time.

Tiny Toons 2: Montana’s Movie Madness

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I have this weird soft spot for cartoon licences across many, if not all, retro gaming consoles, especially the Mega Drive, but for the Game Boy this one in particular grabbed my attention growing up. I loved the box art with Buster and the idea that it was a movie themed storyline in the game (I also have a penchant for other movie based games, such as ‘Premiere’ on the Amiga). I loved the platforming action in this one and the little running animation they gave to Buster. Good times!

Pokémon Red

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Why ‘Red’, I hear you cry? Well, mainly because my best mate had Blue, and after all, the object is to catch them all, no good if I bought Blue as well. I also partly decided on this version because of Charizard on the cover. I love that Pokémon, even in Pokémon Y I’m using Charizard. One of the Game Boy games I most regret losing, along with Tiny Toons, by lending them out to someone who didn’t return them.

A few honourable mentions:

Donkey Kong Land
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
The Simpsons: Bart and the Beanstalk
Kirby’s Dream Land
Zool

What are your favourite Game Boy games from back in the day? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter!

@RealityGlitch

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

The Sound of CITV: Top Ten Children’s ITV Theme Tunes

September 23, 2015

Great post, loved re-watching all these intro’s, most of these would definitely be in my top 10, especially Trap Door, Dogtanian and Duckula.

Only one I didn’t know was Bangers and Mash! Also glad someone else remembers The Dreamstone, thought it was just me!

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To celebrate their 60th anniversary on the air in the UK, ITV gave us The Sound of ITV: The Nation’s Favourite Theme Tune. As I only spotted one children’s programme on the list (Thunderbirds) I decided to celebrate my own wasted youth with a top ten list.

Though many, MANY classics were shown on this channel when I were a nipper (including X Men, TMNT and those awesome Disney Club cartoons) I’ve decided to stick with the programmes made for or by ITV. Also I’m not really considering the shows themselves – just the opening themes, as those were often the best bits. I mean, does anyone remember anything about Spatz apart from the piano tune and the little man tap dancing on the burger? Nope, didn’t think so.

Anyway, here it is – the Top Ten CITV Theme Tunes.

  1. Button Moon

Ah, here’s one…

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Altered Beast Comic 2.0

August 11, 2015

Few additions and corrections… also, I can see these 2 getting their own sitcom.

Added more panels...

Added more panels…

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