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  2. Hacking Nintendo Punch-Out To Control It With Actual Punches By Ian Charnas November 17th, 2021 I recently adopted a kitten I found on the street, and every morning we play with the laser pointer. She gets a lot of fun and exercise out of this single-pixel video game, and it got me thinking I should make a video game where I get exercise too! Fast forward 3 months and I’ve hacked a Nintendo Punch-Out boxing game so that you control it with actual punches instead of a controller. It gives you the feeling of actually being inside the video game! You can watch me build and test the game on my youtube video. VIDEO The hardest part of the project was hacking the game to slow the opponents. You see, punching into the air is much slower than pressing a button on a control pad. So, the opponents were moving too fast, relatively, and it wasn’t a fair fight. I had to reverse engineer the source code (a process called “disassembly”) and slow each opponent down one by one. The result is a very fun and playable game that you can try yourself — entirely in your browser — by visiting RealLifePunchout.com ARTICLE LINK https://makezine.com/2021/11/17/hacking-nintendo-punch-out-to-control-it-with-actual-punches/
  3. You own a video game company. YOu have a round table for the games 5 years down the road. I say , The Wiz video game, what say you? Holly Wood Tonya is with Necole Collie and Rashad Muhammad Hasan. Ease on down the road. #blackfamilies https://aalbc.com/tc/profile/6477-richardmurray/?status=1671&type=status
  4. Do you comprehend these two ideas in terms of programming or technology? By Oct 15th, consider below. Satellite A bluesky contest Our digital identities are like satellites we launch into cyberspace. You may link one to another here and there, but how would you link all of them, systematically, in a way that proves to others they belong to you? Let’s try an experiment: A contest to demonstrate how to link your accounts and content. $300 in BTC awarded to the top three submissions, to make it worth your time. Choose at least 3 of the following. Link them in a way that anyone can verify you are the author/owner of all. Explain how you did it, and what properties you were designing for. A Twitter account A Reddit account A website... or two A Matrix account A Mastodon account An SSB account A PGP key A piece of content on IPFS A cryptocurrency address Another decentralized social network Another service/platform of your choosing Have an answer in something that already exists? Feel free to use it, but describe how it works, the tradeoffs, and how it can be improved. Implement your solutions as much as possible. If you don’t want to actually link two of your accounts, create a new one for this purpose. Include any documentation or code needed to explain it. We’ll be scoring on a rubric of: thoroughness, robustness, originality, decentralization. Download the rubric and template here. Email solutions to join@blueskyweb.org. Multiple submissions allowed. We’ll keep a leaderboard up with pseudonyms of the authors who submitted the top solutions, so you can check if you’re on it. At the end of the contest, we’ll publish the top solutions and reveal their authors. End date: Oct 15. https://blueskyweb.org/satellite MORE INFORMATION Single Status Update from 10/02/2021 by richardmurray - AALBC.com’s Discussion Forums
  5. BlockChain Protocol https://aalbc.com/tc/profile/6477-richardmurray/?status=1645&type=status
  6. Caleb KRaft is a great maker, this is a video with examples on how to aid gamers with disabilities. The Controller Project This site is a place where you can find documentation on how to modify game controllers for people with physical disabilities. Most of my mods have been used for assistance muscular dystrophy, but the library is an ongoing process and people may find the modifications and accessories helpful for other physical needs. I will be adding other modifications from around the web as I find them. If you need a controller modified, or want to share a modification tutorial or 3d printable files, contact me at Hello(at)calebkraft.com http://thecontrollerproject.com/
  7. How many black female gamers do you know personally? From Mergirl Dunne of Black Games Elite
  8. What's up fam of BGE I was having a conversation early today with two young brothas talking bout video games..... One of these bros mentioned that he did not know one black female gamer. (Till he saw me rocking my RE2 GRAPHIC T-SHIRT) I'm like We are out there but unfortunately we don't get the same recognition as the bro's. My questions to BGE..... How many black female gamers do you know personally....And Why the exclusion From Mergirl Dunne of Black Games Elite BGE mewe page https://mewe.com/group/5f6a6b1e9bfa191d3a68cc0c/profile/5c3e37f67f857d550f1d9eea Mergirl Dunne Mewe page https://mewe.com/i/mergirlwhitedunne
  9. With the industrial explosion of handheld gaming consoles in the year 2021, what does it mean the video gaming industry is missing? One thing all the entries in the assessment below have in common is all the games are already inside and all are circa 100$ to buy the basic version. The cheapest is 60 dollars usa. It was the 9th entry. And they all are trying to emulate games already made, not make new games with the same quality. Anbernic is sighted as the best. Rg351M is their best model in the description below. IT can play the old games, doesn't need to be adjusted when it comes out of the box. To me, it is clear, the handheld market is open to a high powered system with more ingenious games. These games play already developed games in a collage ... like having a bunch of old cars you are able to ride whenever you want. But, what about new games or ideas? I think space exists for new games new user interfaces in the handheld market. Phone games are still too limited or unfocused. A systems power is needed for higher level games. What are your thoughts? Video of the handheld retro gaming market assessment A small history for consoles Thanks again to MErgirl dunne of BlackGamesElite
  10. Didn't know magnavox was bought out in 1974 , they were making versions of their game system until 1978. interesting. Didn't know coleco meant the conneticut leather company:) Photo information in 1977, magnavox/atari/coleco all USA based companies dominated the gaming market. A telling thing that all three corporations are gone. in 1982, Atari was the distanced leader, while three other usa based makers , mattel had joined, aside japan's nintendo were all equal as second. Atari is an interesting story. 1985, all the usa makers plans with their systems all were negative,in comparison to nintendo's vision. this is the key year. all four Atari/Coleco/Magnavox/MAttel needed to come together and make one system or at least rethink their strategy together as they are all based in the usa and are losing significantly to a non statian firm. 1987, when you look at Sega or NEC they came in as Nintendo had an unrivaled competitor. the usa firms for various reasons were mismanaged in their strategy or finance and wasn't competing and thus it opened the market for more japanese firms to get involved. 1992, this has been very helpful to see the industrial change. in 1992 by console sales, Atari was still the third biggest maker in the gaming industry... A firm based in NYC. Born in the west coast but by now, owned by a firm in nyc. 1994, when you look at the video gaming industry today and you realize that Magnavox/Coleco/Mattel/Atari ,all are usa based and all are losing to a group of japanese led firms in Nintendo/Sega/NEC and Sony starting that year, it says alot about industrial management. Why couldn't they come together to try something, something. wow! The owners quit on the idea didn't they? 1996, Nintendo/Sega/Sony all japanese dominate the video gaming market. Atari is still 4th. Hell, Atari join with NEC. I have real problem with the 4th biggest firm in a market , not having any sort of viable plan. 2002, microsoft came in, but I am looking at Atari/Coleco/Mattel/Magnavox/NEC , I don't recall Microfot involving them at all. 4 usa based firms, with properties, video game properties, Microsoft didn't think they warranted getting their properties or working with them or former engineers developers from their time. I even include NEC, why not. you are the last entry, coming real later. Consider that Microsoft was founded in 1975. So they were founded in an era when usa gaming companies was at the top. It took them a long time to want to join the video gaming industry? odd and explains with their lack of interest in aligning with older competitors the fact that they have not made a dollar on consoles. 2006 Sony accepted selling playstation three with a lose of 240 dollars per console, that is over half the price of the system. Very bad business model in my view. And I think sony has never stopped trying to make some high priced system be worth so much even the affordable buyer risks getting it 2019, a great lesson in industrial history here, thanks to MErgirl Dunne of Black Games ELite
  11. I can't recall any video games made from a movie mostly involving black people. A black film I define as a film which is produced or financed, written, directed, and mostly acted by black people. Every other film where black actors are mostly utilized is a non black film that mostly involves black people, ala Black PAnther. With definitions out of the way, will you want to see a Candy man video game? the way most black people love the horror genre, especially in the usa, plus the way most black gamers seem to love the horror video games, I think the candyman video game is... inevitable? thoughts? #blackgameselite
  12. A video, take a look https://photos.app.goo.gl/XzverpLwzdMtXU69A
  13. After VuaKal I find myself, at the end of my time, I have to come back to this project at a time I prescribed later in the year, though I am not publishing it. I am always open to work on this project but it will not be the main focus. Trying to get the audio work took three weeks to merely get it to work in my testing code, and the testing code has serious errors in checking the audio tools for the mass public to use or view. The tragedy is each of these games from a design level took minutes but acquiring the correct code to implement what was designed took longer than I liked, especially with VuaKal , near a month trying to get the correct code and I merely shoe horned a solution in the end. Though I admit I have an answer designed out.
  14. Hello to the late readers, Yes mind reading... In the year 2020, I said to myself, I will make a video game. It is not a hard task in all earnest. It is also not an easy task. The greatest challenge is... fun. Yes, the greatest challenge in making a video game is fun. When I was in college I made games few , excluding me, could master or have fun playing. I took the Will Wright masterclass on Video Game design. The best idea I garnered from it was the 365 game a day challenge. I thought to myself cool. But, I hit the snag I had in college. What is that snag you say?! I started on intricate, complicated games, absent an idea of fun. Who will have fun with the games I had begun developing. Then, 24 hours before this post was created, I realized I was making the same error, as in the past. So, I rebooted my structure. What if I went for simplicity. 365 simple games to test the waters, what people like. This will allow the BlackGamesElite group to engage better. At least I hope so:) ... Without further rambling, I introduce the MSinChe project. 365 games in 365 days. The goal of the project is to Engage the BlackGamesElite members on creating games ourselves Find out what games we actually like to design as a group or individually Create a code base for the future for the group to use Have fun! I will add a forum entry for the MSinChe project , but this post will hold the simple list of games per day. I hope all the members have fun and those not members, I hope are inspired to create. 1. KumRan playable link Comment link 2. NyoKuun Playable link Comment link 3. HazMin Playable Link 4. MoyoSaa Playable Link 5. VuaKal Playable Link 6. ?
  15. Play the game https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/273-moyosaa-of-the-msinche-series-the-heartbeats-game/ some screenshots of results https://aalbc.com/tc/topic/7215-msinche-photos-or-videos-of-being-played/?do=findComment&comment=43884
  16. These are my screenshots of playing MoyoSaa in testing phase, before I added some cosmetics. The first, I was unsure I determined to end the game The second, it sped up, definitely a timing issue for the next version How far I got in total!:) I wonder can any match me Have fun!
  17. Click Anza to start the game, Maliza to end it. Listen to the music of Scott Joplin, the Ragtime dance, while you wait for the beats. A Red beat is a date so great it is valued twice. A green is a date that went well. A pink is a date that is going poorly. Click the red or green, don't click the pink, if you click anywhere inside the heart or outside the heart the game is over. Do you have the patience to wait for love? Is love always at the end of the journey? Play MoyoSaa! and find out
  18. The third game is finished. I have to still work on errors in the array when the age goes above 3. I probably need to reduce the percentage of squares that go green, but I will check on that later. Onto the next game:)
  19. Have fun playing the game https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/272-hazmin-of-the-msinche-series-the-treasure-tower-series-remember-your-way-back-down/
  20. the url is http://houyhnhnm.github.io/BlackGamesElite/GameRoom/MSinChe/MSinChe1.html
  21. Share photos or videos of playing the games in the MSinChe series:)
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