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Game 11: Grow, Game 12: Cursor *10

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2011 by chachisays

There’s so much color in this section compared to the last! I dont know what to do with myself! Here’s a couple more of these internet sensation games!

Game 11: Grow

This has turned into an entire series of games. The goal is to take the beginning surface and use the given items to advance or grow the game. usually its the shape of a planet or cube. but has grown to a full blown rpg.

You can check it out here. http://www.eyezmaze.com/

This is a puzzle game if you couldnt tell. you can only advance in the game and have hopes of completing the growth process. Did i beat the game? yes. after 20 or so attempts.

I once again couldn’t find a history of this game. i know it was developed by a foreign developer around 2002 but not positive.

Game 12: Cursor *10

So, i did a whole section of games that were all text, hope you remember that considering i just finished the posting a few days ago! Well you can imagine my surprise when i found an immediate relative to these games. graphics wise at least. No colors. well Black and white, but thats it.

Now this game despite the looks, and we all know that looks are not everything. Despite the looks its quite challenging and entertaining. Now in most video games, its for the better if you can go as long as possible without losing any lives. This game however requires you to lose at points. Because this introduces the concept of playing a multiplayer game….. by yourself.  In order to progress through the game, you need to cooperate with former selves which they show concurrent with present you.  This has to happen or you cannot progress through the game. It’s puzzling and a lot of fun, at first. however it can get frustrating.

Once again theres no real history posted(or at least in a language i can understand.)

Chachi Says: these games succeed because they are the perfect time killers. Have ten minutes? check out this game before that next conference call! WARNING: i am not responsible or encouraging you to play these at work.

Game 2: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2011 by chachisays

Hiya folks!

Back with a another game review for you! That makes 2 of 1001. woo progress!!!!

So surprisingly, There are actually 8 different text based adventure games in this book of 1001. The original plan was to do a post for all 1001 games, however i think it would be repetitive and unnecessary to do 8 posts on these games at this point. Unless they stand out in some knock your socks off kind of way games 3-8 will be covered in one post. So stay tuned.

Game Number 2 is one that you will all recognize but probably never played.

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

Ready for a mind blowing screen shot? Brace yourself!

BOOM! MIND BLOWN!

Well as you have guessed its based on the series of books. Released in 1984 by ready for this? Boom, Infocom.  (notice a pattern here?) It was released for the Apple II, Macintosh, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST and the IBM PC.

Your goal for this game? Follow the story line. This game seldomly gives the player no actual goals. You are there mainly to react to situations.  Although, if you pay attention to the inventory, you’ll notice one lingering problem. You are constantly plagued by a line that says “No Tea”. Get Arthur some fricking tea!

Now, this game however was a pain in the ass that required constant new beginnings. Devious were the coders on this one. There are certain points in the game that if you do not complete correctly, you cannot beat the game. You will not die from these, and the game will continue but you will not win. Period.

Here is one of the parts: “Perhaps the most notorious of these involved getting a Babel Fish out of a dispenser in the hold of the Vogon ship. This extremely tricky puzzle appeared very early in the game, required the player to use a variety of obscure items in a very specific fashion, and had to be “solved” within a limited number of turns. Failure to “solve” the Babel Fish puzzle did not kill the player, but rendered the remainder of the game unwinnable. That particular puzzle became so notorious for its difficulty that Infocom wound up selling T-shirts bearing the legend, “I got the Babel Fish!” “

So yeah, if the company releases t-shirts celebrating the completion, you know it had to be a pain in the ass.

Also back then Infocom used to release novelty items to make the game seem more real and gave you something to laugh at. For this game they gave out the following:

  • A pin-on button with “Don’t Panic!” printed in large, friendly letters
  • A small plastic packet containing “pocket fluff” (a cottonball)
  • Order for destruction of Arthur Dent’s house
  • Order for destruction of Earth written in “Vogon” (actually an English cryptogram written in a thinly-disguised Cyrillic alphabet. The text was nearly identical to that of the English Order for Destruction, so it was not hard to solve.)
  • Official Microscopic Space Fleet (an empty plastic bag)
  • “Peril Sensitive Sunglasses” (a pair of opaque black cardboard “sunglasses”)
  • How Many Times Has This Happened to You?, an advertising brochure for the fictional guidebook/encyclopediaThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • No tea

This game was later released with some graphics by the bbc for the 20th anniversary and to this day is still available for your playing pleasure over at Douglas Adams website right here enjoy!

Also, A new Chachi Says the vidcast celebrating the 25th birthday of The Legend of Zelda is up for your viewing pleasure!

so enjoy!

Chachi Says: Regardless of the repetitiveness of text adventures its still fun to play one you havent played for a half hour or so. Gives you a chance to appreciate the storyline for yourself. Wow, sometimes when i put my mind to it i can be a real blogger!

The one in which i fill your afternoon.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2011 by chachisays

Well Hi there!  I know, I know, I’ve been gone for far too long and that is completely unacceptable. i apologize, but it was for a good reason and you probably followed along over there at http://www.chachiplays.com so hush it!

Well we’ve got a lot to cover so lets dive right in shall we?

In case you missed it episode 22 of Chachi Says the Vidcast is up for your viewing pleasure. You can watch it embedded here or over at chachisays.blip.tv you can subscribe to us on itunes also! so get on that!!!

I for one welcome our new robot overlords, hehe Ken Jennings you crafty little S.O.B.

I have decided to introduce something new here at Chachi Says.  I was given an awesome book from an awesome person. 1,001 Video games you must play before you die. I have played a lot of them but not nearly the dent i thought.  So i shall do my best to go through and play all 1,001 video games in this book. Im starting with the text based adventure games such as Zork. Theres 5 or 6 of them in the book. So it will take a little bit if i play them through to completion.  So here is also what im going to do. If there is a game you think every one needs to play at least once, let me know. I’ll give it a shot.

And Finally one of my friends on twitter, @rasager sent me this video.

A trailer(a joke trailer, dont get too excited.) for the legend of zelda. it is amazing. its video game meets John Hughes Movie and that to me = success. enjoy!

Chachi Says: absence makes the heart grow fonder or something like that. i was gone, but now im back and i brought gifts! Enjoy. Also seriously let me know if you think there is something i should play. Happy Birthday Legend of Zelda! first drink is on me!

Tis the Season to be Moronic!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2010 by chachisays

Welcome to the wonderful wide world of Wednesday!  Hump day, the day for realizing that your week is almost done if you are a monday to fridayer like myself.

So heres a little something to make the week a little easier, as promised in my vidcast for a week here is a stupid contest!!!!

*fanfare, price is right theme music plays, audience applauds and cheers!*

Thank you, Thank you!

Now, for some reason this is the season that people seem to take what little semblance of intelligence they have and throw it away.

So here is what i want from you! I want you to try to catch these people in the act. i want you to get me pics of the dumb stuff people do in public.

You can send the pics to csvidcast@gmail.com.

Chachi Says: The winner of this contest wins a really dumb prize! Picture of said prize will be up later.

Gary Goomba Says:

I can haz my cake and eats it too!!!!!!!

Once Upon a Time, in a web space far far away….

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2010 by chachisays

A long long time ago, i had a domain name, i will not name it here but it was pretty much the same as http://www.chachisays.net except the .net part. that was something different.

Well, if you know me, then you are aware of the fact that i can be quite forgetful. I try hard to remember everything and fail hard. So this domain was registered to an email address i quit using, thus i never received the emails telling me that i needed to renew the domain or lose it.  And i lost the domain.

And enters the sniper.

It was no ones fault but my own, i couldve prevented this from happening and did not. So she took what i built. i dont remember her name, seo was plastered all over her website and there were fake customer testimonies and useless information everywhere.  She wanted 90 bucks or so for it. i refuse to give this lady money for my name back. that would be rewarding her for being a bitch. and homie dont play that.

So i watched, and waited. and nothing. she still kept it. until one day i decided to check it.  Only to find she found a buyer for it. Imagine my disgust when i found out that not only was it passed on like a whore but that it was being used as a gigantic network to steal blog post from across the web and replicate them.

So on to my point… I want to destroy them. They are using something that i worked hard to build and posting stolen wares on it. They are using it as a dumping ground. they took my nice neighborhood and threw a couple of cars up on blocks and made it a ghetto.  Currently, the stolen blog posts rank 4th and 5th in a google search.  i want to remove them from the top results.

So in light of all thats happened. Starting monday, you will get consistent content from me here at chachi says. You’ll notice i’ve left out names, and links and other reference points, i dont want to generate any traffic for them.

Chachi Says: Sometimes, due to circumstances beyond anyones control you must do evil so that good can prevail. so it is with that i am declaring war. There can be only one and all that good stuff.

PART 3 of 3!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2010 by chachisays

ITs monday its monday its monday!!!!!!

New video day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its part 3 of an exciting 3 part series in which i explain how mankind will be destroyed! Dont blame me.

Enjoy! or you can watch it at chachisays.blip.tv !

Chachi Says:

we beg you to email us at csvidcast@gmail.com with your questions, comments or topics that you would like Chachi to cover.  PLEAAASE SEND ME EMAILS…… ITS SO LONELY HERE ON THE INTERNET… You can only hang out with numa numa guy so much…….

Oh Happy Day!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2010 by chachisays

Its monday and as we know Mondays around here on Chachi Says are a pretty good day….

It means you get a new Chachi Says the Vidcast!

This weeks episode covers the Robot uprising and continues my Plea to save Second base!

YOu can check it out here at the blip tv page or you can watch it right below from the youtube page!

Also, we here at chachi says want to know what you think.

So we beg you to email us at csvidcast@gmail.com with your questions, comments or topics that you would like Chachi to cover.

Chachi Says: PLEAAASE SEND ME EMAILS…… ITS SO LONELY HERE ON THE INTERNET… You can only hang out with numa numa guy so much…….

Jobs….. that i can do pantless…….

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2010 by chachisays

So i was at work today trapped in the deathtrap that are pants. God forbid i have to run somewhere……. And i was curious as too how many jobs that are out there that i could do pantless…..

Now here are a few that came to my mind right off the bat and i shot them down immediately because it wont happen because i wont do them:

Porn Star, Stripper, Sex Line operator.

and here is some more jobs that i could but wont do:

Webmaster
Writer
Musician
Judge
Farmer (not an animal farmer)
Accountant
Artist
Environmental scientist’

Just to name a few….

Chachi Says: just the thoughts i had this morning. Also this post is not sponsored by dockers in anyway shape or form. that is just an awesome commercial.

Good vs Evil, but which side is which……

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2010 by chachisays

Our entire lives we have been spoon fed stories on how things are and how certain events went down. Which in all honesty is probably how they did go down.  This I can accept, but there is some things that we have only been given one side of the story too.

Please join me as we step into The Chachi Zone:

Imagine, if you will, a popular story. A princess taken from her castle by an evil villain with henchmen galore to stand in the way.  The villain out to take that which doesn’t belong to him and conquer the kingdom. The only people that can save this princess and defeat the evil tyrant is……. a couple of plumbers.  Brothers no less. One even has the Same First and Last name. They rescue the princess more times than one would believe.

Now, take that well known popular story, and flip it.

We only know one side of the story. the side of which was given to us.  We don’t know what’s on the other side of that coin.  What if I were to tell you that not only in this story but countless other popular stories were filled with oppression and tyranny. Ah, hold on baby birds I’ll feed you. ( that line was not so gently stolen from Daniel Tosh )

Now picture this. A kingdom, Mushroom Kingdom to be exact. Run with maliciousness and greed. A kingdom run by an evil bitch of a princess. One that is not so helpless as she may seem, but one hell bent on conquering all that she can. When one day, the peons decide that they have had enough. they will no longer be punished for what is not a crime. One of them Rises up to lead, to organize, to fight back.  Well, of course the royal family is not going to let this happen. So they hire two “plumbers” to flush and wash away the rebellion. Not so plain cut now is it.

The same story can be applied to Hyrule as well. All we know is that one side says the other took the triforce. Its hearsay.

Chachi Says:  Who knows what really happened in Mushroom, Hyrule or even the mazes of Pacman, he could’ve been stealing from the ghost.  and they just protecting whats theirs.  Who knows.

Grab your sword, Its time for an adventure.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2010 by chachisays

So, if you’re reading this and you’re gamer, you recognize the image at the top of the screen. You should  be able to figure out what my favorite game is. In fact, if you know anything about me, have seen me in person or chatted at length with me you should know what my favorite game. OF ALL TIME.

I’ve saved many versions of princess zelda over the years. More than any other princess in my time of playing video games. It has helped me increase the power of mind helping me to easily solve problems at work and school.

Here are some other things i’ve learned about life from the games.\

All I know I learned from Zelda
Listen to wise old wizards.
Princesses are worth saving.
Pick up coins whenever you can.
Stay out of dungeons.
Avoid the undead.
Find the magic sword.
Everybody needs jewels.
Wisdom Power and Courage are the Triforce.
I’m the chosen one

Now dont get me wrong. There are some games in the series that i’m not particularly fond of. Whether it be the art, the story, the story and the art….

These two would be Majora’s Mask and Windwaker.  These games rubbed me the wrong way. did not  care for them. the art in windwaker was too cartoonie for me and i didnt like the story and game play of Majora’s mask.

Now, im currently working The Phantom Hourglass for the DS. and the only thing saving this game is the innovation of the ds. This game incorporates all that is the nintendo ds.  hell, theres a part where you have to close the ds to transfer an image on to your map.  You have to yell through the microphone at points.(this made me seem like a crazy guy to the passerbys as i was playing the ds outside at the time.)

These games just didnt go well with the series in my mind. im sure im wrong or people disagree.

Oh, my dream girl. *sigh*

Chachi Says: Saving princesses is all the rage. Treat the women in your life like you would these princesses and all will be good. Also, Take this its dangerous to go Alone.

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