About Me:

My name is Alan and I'm a gamer. I can beat almost any game in no time, and I'll pwn anyone in a head-to-head challenge, just ask Carlo! I also have mad programming skillz and a pet alien named Zwert.

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Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will
- Mahatma Gandhi

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Video games, sci-fi, coding


August 24, 2010

1986 is Radical!

You read right, I said 1986 is radical! Apparently people used to say radical instead of cool, in case you’re wondering what I’m talking about. I picked up the word the other day while I was playing a few classic games in the arcade down the street. Arcades were way more popular back in 1986, probably because a lot of people didn’t have game consoles in their homes yet.

I must’ve spent three hours there playing all the games my older cousins used to talk about. I used to laugh at them when they told me how fun they were. I mean, how fun can a game with such bad graphics be? VERY FUN! I’m so glad I had all those quarters in my pockets.

I’d love to see the face of the arcade owner when he opens up the case and finds it filled with coins from 2010! Anyway, I was playing one game for a while and another kid got upset with me for hogging such a “gnarly” game. I told him to wait his turn, but he just walked to the back of the arcade cabinet and pulled the plug on me! He cost me the high score!

But he gave me a great idea…

posted by Alan