Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Fail Whale.

Unlike fellow blogger Ritch N, I have yet to delve into the Twittersphere myself; so I have little room to talk on the subject. So I just gathered up some articles and a video of others weighing in.

Here is a blurb about the troubles people have been experiencing following twitter feeds regarding this year's SXSW.

Here is an article from Cracked about celebrity twitters actually worth following.

And here is a fansite for the "Fail Whale", which recently hosted a label contest for a "Fail Whale Pale Ale" to be served at their party. Of course, I had no idea what the hell a Fail Whale was until I saw the following video:

The Handheld Game Museum

A while back, I saw an item like the one above advertised as a RARE 1980 JAPANESE CASTLEVANIA HANDHELD ARCADE LED GAME, and almost flipped out. I totally love the old early 80s LED handheld games that were shaped like miniature arcade games, and I'm a huge fan of the Castlevania series (particularly obsessed with the early games), so this seemed like a dream item for my collection. Of course, my spider sense should have blinked on at the fact that this item was made six years before the release of the first Castlevania game, but I guess I wasn't thinking straight.

Thanks, however, to a little research at The Handheld Game Museum, I found that the game was 1) Not associated with Castlevania in any way shape or form (it was released by Bandai) and 2) The game engine itself was a clone of Donkey Kong. Man, would that have been a hideous dissappointment when it arrived.

And now I know to keep an eye out for this guy:

And I also found out about this game, which I didn't even know existed (I have the Wizards and Warriors handheld):