Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library (1985-1995)

I’m in it, so it must be good.

I used to talk to Pat back before he made these books & of course when he announced plans to make these books I supported it & the SNES guide. There was actually discussion to release more books & I’m not sure if Pat did or not because I’ve just been busy doing other things.

I would also suggest watching Tetris Masters.

RIP Jonas Neubauer

People often speculate over what a match between Jonas & Thor would have been like.

& if you haven’t heard of Thor, you should read about him

Thor was the first Nintendo World Champion.

I also used to talk with this guy darbian, he is the former Super Mario speed running world champion.

Lately I’ve been watching & talking a bit with the current Super Mario 3 champion, Mitch Flower Power.

Randomly people will mention Nintendo to me & I like to comment about how I still have my original NES games from the 80’s.

However, something else I like to mention, is how I got a 486 instead of a SNES, owned a Sega, Sega CD, & 32x as a kid, & still have my original NES, & of course, that John Madden is from my hometown. I’m also a student of game theory.

Another Nintendo player I should mention is Mike Matei.

You might remember him from the Angry Video Game Nerd series on Youtube. Most of the original AVGN Videos, that gameplay, was done by Mike, not the nerd. He’s also a big Star Trek fan.

Consumer Addiction

I am a bit addicted to consumerism. Almost as much as I am to sugar.

I was called into an office building to do some work, it went fast, but I took a photo on my way out.

I don’t normally do anything for Halloween, but I remember I bought this mask for a party in Chicago back in 2019, so I wore it briefly to take this photo.

Excuse my hair, I had a NES hat on the entire day.

Here’s kind of a secret game room in Minneapolis. It’s open to the public, but only some people know about it.

Speaking of NES games, these were sold overseas. I picked this up years ago, along with so many other games. I kind of lost track of all the games I’ve owned over the years, but, in the last few years I’ve cut down on them dramatically.

As some of you know, I am in Pat’s book, the Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library.

This is actually a Jackie Chan game titled Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu.

I recently picked up some more Famicom games, replacing a copy of SMB3 I sold awhile back & picking up Super Mario USA aka Super Mario 2 (in the U.S.) for the first time on Famicom. Of course I’ve owned the game since I was a kid & beat it when I was 7 years old. I bought this bundle from a Japanese vendor & it included SMB1, SMB2 USA, & SMB3. I’ll clean up SMB3 a bit & put it in my Famicom collection.

Check out this cheddar burger! Honestly, Culver’s hadn’t given me a good burger in awhile, so this one came out of nowhere.

I still have this hacky my friend gave me in the 90s. I used to keep everything but I lost a lot when my family raided my storage unit while I was in Hawaii.

Now look what a water company built. If you don’t know, Vivendi owns UMG which distributes Def Jam. Vivendi evolved from a water company founded by Napoleon III of France.
& now look at what tobacco money built – of course the Wilfs who are fraudsters according to the State of New Jersey, will reap all the rewards

Random blog thoughts, yes, we developed an online game titled Star Trek: Strange New Worlds in the 90s. I sent an idea for a TV show many years ago based on that game. I also submitted ideas such as Lower Decks & Captain Worf. However, they’ve made it clear that they want nothing to do with me. Rod Roddenberry said to me one day, why can’t you just be a fan? I’ve stopped speaking to him after that. Aron Eisenberg & I remained friends until he passed away. I remember when Aron showed me his script for the final episode of DS9. Everyone signed it. He was well-liked.

Look at the price on this TV! 65″ for $398! Anyways, I don’t even own a TV nor do I watch TV, but that seemed pretty good to me.

I bought some socks & these VW T1 toys. Typically I keep toys like that in the box & sell them later when the price goes up. It just depends. I had a lot of success with these particular toys. For example, I bought a Toyota truck from Back to the Future & sold it later for hundreds of dollars. Typically I buy stuff with some kind of following, such as Coca-Cola.

Ash recently made it into Fortnite!

I was going to write more in this post, but my host is having issues today. I’ll be back with more at a later date.

bought a case, not bad

EverQuest’s latest Expansion Is Here

Fairly excited for this one. I want the Premium reward but that $249.99 family & friends expansion could be worth it. There are 6 tradeable component depot slots, two tradeable mounts, a tradeable level 100 heroic character, & a tradeable copy of the expansion. This definitely makes up for the price difference.

A standard expansion is already $34.99 & that comes with access to the zones and gear. The other items are useable on other accounts or characters, or, alternatively, they can be sold for platinum or Krono or traded for gear & other favors. I mostly play this game solo but it is not designed as a solo game so obviously at times I either have to box multiple accounts or get help from other players & sometimes I get help from other guilds.

Sometimes I get gear or Krono from other guilds, sometimes we EXP together, sometimes I get consumables. It varies but all of this costs platinum or Krono or something typically tangible. Players are fairly reasonable & I have given a lot of things away in the game to people. So, if someone tells you not to worry about it, or asks you for a copper piece, it’s symbolic or a friendly gesture. I posted what’s included in the next expansion. This also means that yes, the previous expansion is no longer purchasable.

Gaming

Have you ever played Magic the Gathering? In 2005 while in Hawaii I took these images & created this background. I used MS Paint & cut the images into a small wallpaper & I’ve just kept this over the years. I had a Beta Time Walk & several Moxes as well as many dual lands & other classic utility cards, all the cards you see above, and even some cards you still see today such as the lightning bolt. I also played a variant of this deck in mtg online & of course even as recently as last year I had another actual Force of Will card, which I sold.

I have a video clip still of a turn 3 win with one of my decks & I’m not trying to brag but that’s decent. I could do that fairly often. The Scroll Rack and the colors involved here may give you an idea of what else might be in the deck, but it’s a quick and protective deck. These cards were just some of my favorites. This is exceptional artwork for a card game.