I went crawling around under the parents house and found some old big box PC games I stored there over a decade ago. Also, who remembers strategy guides?
What, you thought it was April Fools’ Day? Well… it is, but it’s also the 37th birthday of Nickelodeon, which launched on April 1, 1979. Tons of great memories watching their shows growing up. The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Clarissa Explains It All, The Ren & Stimpy Show, All That, Double Dare, What Would You Do?, Nick Arcade, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Rocko’s Modern Life, Doug, Hey Arnold! & Nickelodeon Guts to name a few.
If you want to relive some of your late 80s and early 90s memories, visit NReboot where they broadcast old Nickelodeon shows.
Also, Slimed!: An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age is a pretty decent read even though I am not a fan of the oral history format. It can be a bit hard to follow at times as topics change without warning. Still, there are some interesting stories in there.
Earlier this week I started the process of transferring to a new web host. The company I am currently using has fairly poor customer service, often tries to bill me for service I don’t want, and was the target of a fairly long DDoS a few days ago which took the site down for a while. I have transferred all the files and databases over to my new host, and am just waiting for my current host to release the domain names to be transferred. This should happen sometime tomorrow. There should not be much down time, but if there is I apologize in advance.
Irrational Games has a launched a new podcast series called Irrational Interviews. Irrational Interviews features Ken Levine and Shawn Elliott sitting down with members of the entertainment industry and having a frank and open discussion on a wide variety of topics. For the pilot episode they are interviewing Todd Howard, Executive Producer and Game Director from Bethesda Softworks. Howard has been at Bethesda since 1994, with countless classics under his belt including The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and most recently Fallout 3. Howard is well known for his sense of humor and his drive to make great games.