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Yars' Revenge The Comic Book Continued, Part 3

Posted by StanJr, 21 April 2014 · 202 views

Now that I have established that there is fertile soil for planting in the Yars' Revenge universe, I'm going to take a minute to give you an overview of my vision for that universe and write a bit about the backdrop against which my (first) story is set.
Being such a fan of the original material, my first goal and my "Prime Directive" if you will,...

Yars' Revenge The Comic Book Continued

Posted by StanJr, 16 April 2014 · 170 views

Last time around, I gave you a peek into the inspiration behind writing a Yars' Revenge comic book that will (likely) never see print.  It's a great writing project and will be a good way to get some practice in, should I ever be so bold as to make a pitch to one of the big comic publishers.  It's also a fun way to merge two of my favorite hobb...

Yars' Revenge: The Comic Book!

Posted by StanJr, 08 April 2014 · 221 views

As some of you may have heard, I have been toying around with a Yars' Revenge comic book.  I am doing this entirely as a writing exercise to see if I can do it. I am a huge comic book nerd and would LOVE to write comics for real, but as I am not an actual writer, this is more of a dream than something I could actually do.  That said, if I ever...

The Evolution of Platforming Games

Posted by StanJr, 12 April 2013 · 444 views

http://www.electricf...orm-gaming.html I submit for your review, a little piece I wrote on the evolution of platforming games.Thanks for reading.

Top 30 Vertical Shooters for the Atari 2600 Wrap-up

Posted by StanJr, 01 February 2013 · 471 views

A big thank you to everyone who has been reading along this month.  You can find the full list of the Top 30 Vertical Shooters for the Atari 2600 at the Wrap-Up Party .  You can also check out the game I forgot!I hope you had as much fun with this as I did!

Top 30 Vertical Shooters for the Atari 2600 #1

Posted by StanJr, 31 January 2013 · 332 views

Here it is!  The absolute best vertical shooter for the Atari 2600 .  You've waited all month for this day!  And be sure to come back tomorrow for the wrap-up and find out what I think about the game I completely forgot!

Top 30 Vertical Shooters for the Atari 2600 #2

Posted by StanJr, 30 January 2013 · 409 views

The penultimate vertical shooter  is also one of the most impressive (non-Starpath) games for the system.  It's so grand, that it's presence on this list is almost unfair.

Top 30 Vertical Shooters for the Atari 2600 #3

Posted by StanJr, 29 January 2013 · 366 views

Our #3  game will give any gamers reflexes a run for their money.  This one is a go-to for me when I'm looking for fast-paced shooter action.

Top 30 Vertical Shooters for the Atari 2600 #4

Posted by StanJr, 28 January 2013 · 277 views

#4  is IN YOUR FACE, literally.  I've been fascinated with this game since I was a kid.  It is hard as nails, but lots of fun.  For a non-traditional shooter, you cannot do better.

Top 30 Vertical Shooters for the Atari 2600 #5

Posted by StanJr, 27 January 2013 · 261 views

The Top 5 starts here with a highly unexpected choice  I am sure!  I think this top 5 class really does a top notch job of showing off the diversity of strengths that the VCS has at its disposal.  Not only are these the Top 5 Vertical Shooters for the console, they are 5 of the best games for it as well!

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