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Nintendo DS Homebrew

Homebrew ds game screenshot

Homebrew ds game screenshot

Tien found this video demo of a homebrew game made for the Nintendo DS. It looks like a lot of fun, lots of detail and intricate environments. The images are all hand drawn in 8 bit tiles. The audio changes based on the scenes. The world will look different depending on the day of the week and time of day.

Why do so many people play only corporate games?  Why don’t more people design their own games and share them with their friends?  Why can’t I buy a memory expansion port for my DS on Amazon, or many other places?  I don’t want to pirate games, I just want to play games made by real people in my community.

Tien’s entry on Bob’s game: Link

Video of the game play: Link

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August 13, 2008 Posted by | learners/teachers blogs | , , , , | 1 Comment

Charlie Rose and Neil Young

This is a good interview of Neil Young by Charlie Rose of PBS. The discussion discusses much more than his long music career, but his creative process. Particularly interesting is the section on the war in Iraq and the state of energy in the United States. Asked how long the war would go on, Young replied something to the effect of “This war will go on until we resolve our energy problem. It is going to be a very long war.” Neil Young has been involved in helping to foster new technologies to change our transportation system. Not all of his technical information is accurate, but he is working towards a solution, not just standing by.

Links:

Charlie Rose interviews Neil Young – Link

Neil Young’s website: Link

Interview about his car project: Link

Linc-Volt Neil  Young’s car is an entry in the Automotive X Prize: Link

July 18, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment