LIfe’s got a bit hectic for me at the moment, so it looks like I have to put new GIF requests on hold for a little while. I’ll let y’all know when they’re back. The last remaining ones I’ve accepted will go up Monday.
Feeling bored today, so I made an “ABOUT ME” page. I would call it a FAQ, but I really don’t get these questions very frequently.
Yep, I’m aware of that. But before everybody gets too excited, make sure you realize this is the Japanese version, and there is a LOT of text in this game. This is not just a simple platformer, it’s an adventure game with a lot of fetch quests, so you really need to know what’s going on. I think it’s pretty ridiculous that they can’t figure out a way to give us the English version of it.
I guess it would be nice if I had a tag for them on my blog, but it looks like tvtropes has a list here, and I’ve already posted things for a lot of the games on it:
Well that’s probably because there aren’t a lot of games for the Wonderswan; at least not when you compare it to Nintendo, Sega and Sony handhelds.
If anybody knows of any great, obscure Wonderswan games that you want me to cover then please let me know. You can see the ones I’ve already done here:
title - Oh My God! (Atlus - arcade - 1993)
Today is all about 2nds. It is the 2nd anniversary of the Obscure Video Games tumblr, so I figured I should celebrate by doing an HD remake of my 2nd GIF ever. Long-time followers may also remember that the 2nd guy from the left on weirdo Mt. Rushmore used to be my avatar.
So anyhow, thanks for sticking with me! This second year has been insane:
- The blog went from 1000 followers to over 40,000.
- For a couple of days this was the #1 trending blog on the tumblr mobile app.
- Kotaku, laughing squid and boing boing all discovered me within days of each other.
- I got senpai to notice me.
- I think I pissed off Shantae.
- I finally made it onto the tumblr radar.
- My GIFs were (allegedly) displayed at SXSW.
I can’t even imagine what it’s going to be like a year from now, but I promise to do my best to keep this thing going and worth your time.
I suppose I’m overdue for “shout outs”, but Instead of just giving you a list of the best video game blogs, here are some of the people on tumblr who seriously follow my blog and make all the work I put into it seem worthwhile:
- wonderful people who also just happen to give me lots of great stuff to reblog: vgjunk, cipater, kimimisstuff, anklerocker, n64thstreet, hydao, encounteredanassailant
- other friendly people I enjoy chatting with: mrgilder, fabulation, friskywoods, slitherup, hitmeupman, apebit, horny-tyrant-pevertimus-maximus, fergzilla, motherplayer, lunaticobscurity, elcomfortador, splattertrigger, awdplace, insertquarterbin
- my most obsessive super-fans: princewatercress, sclr, kurhl, metalfro
Sorry if I forgot anybody; there are just too many great people on here!
This may come as a surprise to you, but I haven’t played any 16-bit RPG’s like Earthbound for more than an hour into the game. Back in the early 90s, when I did play games (which wasn’t often) it was almost exclusively platformers. In fact I didn’t really start getting into turn-based JRPG’s until the PS2. So I’m probably not the best person to ask.
my #1 most popular GIF of 2013
flap - Gimmick! aka Mr. Gimmick (Sunsoft - NES - 1992)
requested by marbletoss
my #2 most popular GIF of 2013
KRAKEN - Dynamite Cop (Sega - Dreamcast - 1999)
requested by carsonfuckingdaly
my #3 most popular GIF of 2013
chest bump - Crayon Shin Chan: Arashi wo yobu Enji
(Bandai - Super Famicom - 1993)
my #4 most popular GIF of 2013
get down - Dynamite Cop (Sega - Dreamcast - 1999)
requested by carsonfuckingdaly
my #5 most popular GIF of 2013
Ninja Spirit (Irem - arcade -1988)
Thanks! I know exactly what you’re talking about. In most cases I think it’s more effective to let the weirdness speak for itself. Usually when I make a comment, it’s either about trivia or to point out something you might miss.
But they’re going to work a little differently now.
I stopped taking requests because my backlog was getting out of control. It got to the point where it was taking me about two months from the point of request to produce and post the GIFs. And doing requests all the time was preventing me from doing GIFs for games that interest me.
So to fix this, here’s what I’m going to do:
- Mondays are going to be “request days”. Normally I stop at three GIFs per day, but now on Mondays I’m going to try do as many as possible. The first request day will be January 6, 2014.
- One GIF per request. I promise I will try to make it a good one. And if I like the game, I’ll probably post more from it later on.
As usual, you can submit requests through the “ask” box on my page. If you wrote to me sometime in the past two months, and I told you requests were on hold, then you’ll need to re-send me your request. And remember, I don’t do PC games.
In my previous tutorials you’ve learned how to emulate games, and how to capture your favorite moments as video files. But this is called “GIF Making 101”, and I still haven’t shown you how to make a GIF yet. Today we shall remedy this problem! Once again, this is mainly for those of you with PC’s, because my utility of choice is a Windows-based freeware application called Jasc Animation Studio. I know a lot of people use Photoshop for this kind of thing, but it’s kind of expensive, and it does way more than you’ll need for GIFs. Jasc’s focus on animation makes it simple and easy to learn.