The name's Mandrake. I've been part of Elekk's community since November 2017. I live in the UK and mostly toot about #gameing (specifically #indiegames), what I've been playing recently, and whether there's any games being given away for free. I also really like #DoctorWho and listening to #darksynth.
Also I'm horse
Sometimes I think about that time I saw someone getting worked up about Google suggesting "fortnite" if you search for "fortnight", as if the fact that far more people search for the most culturally significant video game of last decade rather than a word used mostly by the British is somehow a travesty
re: 30 Day VG Music Challenge. Day 2: Opening Level Music
A double bill today since I technically missed day one, so let's make with Day two, which is...
Green Hill Zone
By Masato Nakamura
From Sonic The Hedgehog
(Sega Mega Drive, PAL)
To be fair I was going to HAVE to include this SOMEWHERE after my obnoxious shitpost the other day, so let's do this, now with JUSTIFICATION.
In a game which marketed itself on having a character who could run fast, slowing everything down to 5/6ths of its original speed has quite a radical effect on the feel of the game.
I live in Scotland, where CRT TVs conform to PAL standard, which has a framerate of 50 frames per second. Sonic the Hedgehog was made in Japan, where CRT TVs conform to NTSC standard, which has a frame rate of 60 frames per second. Back in the day, consoles designed for PAL TVs would just do things a wee bit slower to stay in sync with the telly, which usually meant that the game, and the music along with it would play slightly slower, unless the game itself was rejigged slightly for PAL regions, which Sonic wasn't.
Of course, no kid growing up in the 90s knew all of THAT, so for us, this was literally just what Sonic WAS, and as someone who played the game AFTER watching the cartoon and having its Jaleel White-infused extremely 90s Gotta Go Fast attitude thrust wholeheartedly into my eyes and brain, it was kind of surprising to play the game itself and find it to be a strangely leisurely experience.
Nowadays with HD telly and monitor speeds being much more of a universal standard and emulation and re-releases being widely accessible, pretty much everyone gets pretty much the same Sonic experience when they pick it up, but I still have a bit of a soft spot for the slower music, with its reminder that at first, Sonic the Hedgehog in general was...just kind of different over here.
Also we had a better comic.
This week, Epic are giving away Hue: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/hue/home #freegame
Thinking about this video which illustrates that Ape Escape is a game about playing the ultimate cop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz_Gl9dM7rQ
historical, police abolition
Defunding the police and limiting its scope isn't so radical an idea. In fact, the US has already done it in the past, and it marked a massive improvement in everyone's standard of living.
Ambulances used to be run exclusively by the police, and were used as a punitive duty. The police were medically untrained, and the medical outcomes were poor.
Then doctors and black leaders joined together to create the first EMSes.
Seriously, play Sludge Life! It's flipping free, the soundtrack is awesome, and there's a dedicated button for farting: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/sludge-life/home
Can't believe it's only been a month since #SludgeLife was released. It's more than just a grimy Jet Set Radio; it captures that sense of malaise associated with living in a deprived urban neighbourhood where there's nowhere to go and nothing to do except take up graffiti, learn parkour, and play basketball. We need more games about lived experiences like these and it's the best game I've played so far this year
90-year-old comes out because he can’t forget the man he fell in love with 70 years ago
Sticky rice with broccoli, squash and lime dressing recipe
@dandelion Mix rice, coconut milk, soy sauce, ginger and garlic in a roasting tin. Top with squash chunks, cover with foil and cook 200°C for 45 min. Add broccoli and cook for 15 more min.
Mix sesame oil, lime juice, soy sauce, ginger, chilli and coriander to make the dressing, then cover the broccoli/rice/squash. Scatter with toasted cashews and serve immediately.
xkcd managed to send up TLOU2 nine years before it was even released: https://xkcd.com/873/
Long story short, I'm horse🐴
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