South Florida Supercon is Miami’s largest comic, video game, and general geek celebration. This year there were over 51,000 in attendance, and I had the pleasure of speaking to an awesome group of people at this event on Saturday June 27th. I want to start by thanking Mike Broder, Sarina, and the entire team of individuals taking this year’s event to the next level – Well done!
“But it’s up to you. The game doesn’t start until you say yes.”
– Colonel Trautman, Rambo (NES)
Ok, Rambo on the NES is a pretty terrible game. But this quote is just awesome. Life requires us to make a move before things happen. We often cannot control when things end, but we can have a say as to when the begin.
Head of restoration for Digital Eclipse – the team that is responsible for the upcoming Mega Man Legacy Collection (available this summer on Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo 3DS in the winter). He is also a writer, journalist, social media guy, project leader and community manager specializing in video game history and development culture.
Join us as we discuss:
All things related to the Mega Man Legacy Collection
How this is different than traditional compilations or collections
How Frank became involved with Digital Eclipse and the Mega Man Legacy Collection project
Step taken by the team to honor the original games
Geek out about Mega Man’s soundtracks (and the technical reason why Mega Man III’s soundtrack sounds better than any else in the series)
The importance of game preservation
What Frank has learned from the project, as well as his experiences leading up to the Mega Man Legacy Collection
Mega Man Legacy Collection is a celebration of the 8-bit history of Capcom’s iconic Blue Bomber. Featuring faithful reproductions of the series’ origins with the original six Mega Man games, the Legacy Collection will remind long-time fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega Man such a popular and iconic character. In addition to the six Mega Man games, Mega Man Legacy Collection features new ways to experience the classic games with the Museum Mode and new Challenge Mode.
Greg Toppo is USA TODAY’s national K-12 education writer. He’s been with USA TODAY since 2002 and was a 2010 Spencer fellow in education reporting at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Previously, Toppo was a reporter for the Associated Press in Washington. Toppo has worked as both a high school English and writing teacher and as a fourth-grade teacher. He is the author of the book:Continue reading →
Do you ever listen the the voices that tell you things like:
“You’re not good enough”
“You’ll never make it – you should just give up”
“No one cares, why should you even try?”
“Who are you to do that? You are too… [young/old/late/stupid/poor/shy/etc]
These voices are not true, and to win a creative battle we must fight these voices… and win.
BONUS TIP: Earthbound was originally called Mother 2 in Japan. That’s a hint, guys and girls. This weekend is Mother’s Day. Do something awesome for your mom, and if you have kids, help them do something awesome for their mom.
Check back each week for more inspiration and motivational video game quotes about life and leadership.
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