Archive for December, 2011

Reality

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

A bit earlier here on Ramblings, I mentioned that I wanted to change the UC area, for reasons that I won’t do into details here. The matter of this issue is though, I simply don’t have enough time to do what I really wanted to do (like upgrade Quake – but it’ll still be there in OS 9 goodness). So instead of making any promise I can’t keep, I’m just going to stick with reality and say that some changes will occur. I’ll state right here, the biggest change is the simple fact that I am somewhat tired of just displaying less popular gaming systems. While I enjoy doing it, I also would love to display the Genesis, Atari 2600, Playstation and more. Not all at once of course. Thus for 2012, I’m indirectly going to call it the Underdog Chamber +, where the ‘+’ is going to stand for the competition that went against the underdog systems I have on display. I’m going to try to display things by generation (1st gen, 2nd gen, etc.), and show systems that beat the underdogs during each generation of console. How much of this I get done, only time will tell. How well it will be received in another thing too, but I can’t predict that until it actually happens. Consider this a test.

The other big area I wanted to seriously improve was signage. I want more display boards behind systems, with more information for casual (and hardcore) gamers to be able to read, to garner more information about systems on display. This is the one area where I am way behind in, and will not fully be able to implement by show time. At least I don’t see that happening, between work and school, time is somewhat short.

That is it for now. Have a fun New Year’s for those who celebrate it. Goodbye 2011, hello 2012! 😉

Happy Holidays 2011

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

To gamers of all types, hope your holiday season is a great one, and hopefully you get something new to play with (old or new school alike). Don’t forget what the season is about though, not just gifts, but so much more.

Have a good one! 🙂

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Have not posted much here in months, as I’ve been a little too busy with school and other things. But Winter break is fast approaching, and I need to get my butt in gear. Really want to make some decent changes to the UC area for 2012. I’ve already got another sucker volunteer to help out with the UC exhibit, who shall simply go by ‘Jeff’ on the site here (thanks Jeff for helping out). I’m hoping to get a system from Jeff to display this year too – will find out soon.

Till then, keep your stick on the ice (when Winter truly gets here), and have a great Holiday!