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CREATIVE TABLE 2   Namina Forna , The ExtraChallenged , Kugali comics , Wildbow wisdom , Bethany Morrow history through historical fiction , Harlem Nights and Black Artistic Patronage , Eugene Bacon speculative future ,   Morrison on HAmilton , Tochi Onyebuchi on Juneteenth side freedom , what it means to be a writer , Sylessae- draw in your own style , Bill Cosby , Superman will be black, Alligado , The Black SCreenriter cometh, 100 years of communist china , JAmes Baldwin advice on w


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Hacking Nintendo Punch-Out To Control It With Actual Punches

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 control

3D printing to aid Gamers

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 modifi

Question: How many black female gamers do you know personally?

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 pag

A Video Game industrial history

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. Atar

Black Horror films+ Black Video Game players who love playing horror =

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 bl

Final Post - Goodbye Everyone

My dearest followers,   I don’t know where you are or when exactly you are reading this. I just hope that this last and final blog post finds you safe and healthy. However I have decided to leave this account. I will miss my time here and I will miss creating post for all of you my dear readers and loyal followers. You all have motivated me and I hope I've done the same for all of you my dear readers.   You are strong and brave and you can get through anything. Hopefully my pos

How Nintendo built themselves up

I think it’s overlooked that the big Japanese publishers—including Nintendo—were looking to the West long before Sony’s decline in Japan.Like they were looking to the west on NES, SNES, PSX too!I think the other thing overlooked is that Nintendo was disproportionately wrt home consoles losing ground in Japan starting with N64. Nintendo was forced to confront shortfall in the Japanese market long ago and this eventually led to it, with DS/3DS/Wii U doing disproportionately well in Japan.Iwata Nin

Whats Your opinion on Third Parties support?

So, MHRise is the best selling third party game on Switch with 7M of units   Gamasutra - Monster Hunter Rise has shipped 7 million copies in two months Considering that it was released on one console (PC version is still not available)I was thinking how important this is. While MH has been with Nintendo consoles since many years ago (mostly because the portable consoles) this is the first Non-Nintendo Third Party Exclusive that is not a port from current or last gen. Also it doesnt fea

The origins of one of these holidays

Did you know? Memorial Day was originally a Black holiday called “Decoration Day”. It was a celebration to thank the Black Union soldiers who’d fought and given their lives in the Civil War. The first Decoration Day was held in 1865 in Charleston, South Carolina. The Union army had just successfully defeated the Confederate army. Black Union soldiers played a very large part in this victory.  On May 1, around 10,000 free Black people gathered in the historic Hampton Park to pay their r

Nintendo and Japanese 3rd parties performance

Top 20 3DS Games Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 5.120.774Pokémon X / Y (Pokemon Co.) - 4.478.300Pokémon Sun / Moon (Pokemon Co.) - 3.822.728Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom) - 3.591.334Yo-kai Watch 2 (Level 5) - 3.169.858Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon Co.) - 3.119.104Mario Kart 7 - 2.874.900Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom) - 2.832.833Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters (Level 5) - 2.632.550Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom) - 2.617.803New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 2.5

Nintendo and Japanese 3rd parties report

Konami will soon surpass 3 million sales on the Switch and Baseball Spirits & Yu-gi-oh launching this year they should have no problems reaching something like 4.5 million. If they end up launching Winning Eleven on the Switch it could very well be an even higher total. On their heals will be Capcom with Rise, Stories 2, Generations Ultimate & Ace Attorney both companies will soon be uncontested at the top.Square does have Dragon Quest III Remake launching this year, so overall they shou

Sports Crossover? Yes or No

For quite some years I have been dreaming about a crossover racing game which would include Wave Race, 1080° Snowboarding, and Excitebike. With 2021 being N64’s 25th anniversary, I thought that now might as well be the time to share my wish. Two of these three series got their life started on Nintendo 64 (Wave Race and 1080° Snowboarding) and did receive sequels since, but even those were quite some time ago. And though Excitebike got a spiritual successor in Excite Truck (with the OG title

A lot of video game to film adaptations fail

It has nothing to do with the source material, the fundamental problem is that the film studios don't understand what part of the story in the game is appealing. With a lot of horror game adaptations, the focus tends to be shifted away from horror and towards action. This to me shows that the writers watched a let's play or just saw some scenes or pictures. They miss how much more terrifying it is to exist in that world rather than watching it from outside. So, th

Will Nintendo release an upgraded Switch model?

Nintendo's more popular handhelds have had very long lifespans, in the neighborhood of 10 years. I think the Nintendo Switch will wind up in that territory.The thing is Nintendo has been hinting at this publicly too. For the last year or so, they keep talking about how the Switch is just entering the middle of its lifespan. So it’s got a ways to go.I do think it’s worth mentioning something that will probably come up. There’s a theory that Nintendo is done with generations as we know them, and i

Focusing on my student loan

I had $63000 in student loans for a college degree. When I graduated from school I had about slightly less at a 7.45% interest rate. At first I tried to get my career started so the loans grew. I remember every time I would get a statement I couldn’t sleep for a few nights. Watching that balance grow was very uneasy. I ended up having a baby (very expensive, so I was really in a mess. Eventually I got tired of the hustle and became a certified armed agent. My income gradually grew and I started

RIchard Murray Creative Table

Dear Readers,  I tend to enjoy reading various articles on writing , the industry, the concepts, et cetera. parallel to craft articles. These topics can be fun or engaging. As some of you know, I have a controlled electronic footprint, meaning, I don't keep old posts. This blog never had fifteen posts and never will cause I don't like ejunk. But, I realize, aside my posts to what I created and create, I need a post to just chit chat if you will. So this post will serve that function, throug

MSinChe - the 365 game a day project

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

MoyoSaa of the MSinChe series - the heartbeats game

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?


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