29 Life Lessons From Animal Crossing: New Leaf

 29 life lessons from Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing is such a great game. I have fond memories of the original Animal Crossing on the Game Cube. It was fresh, funny, and oddly addictive. Being able to see the game world change in time with real world seasons was impressive. I loved the depth of the game, and while in college I found a friend who also played the game. We could then visit each other’s villages and share silly … Continue reading

Podcast EP 30: Frank Cifaldi – Mega Man Legacy Collection

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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
  • Restorations/preservations
  • 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

Connect with Frank on Twitter: https://twitter.com/frankcifaldi

Capcom’s Website:http://www.capcom-unity.com/

Referenced:

Kids React to Mega Man – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njzAyjAFCMI

The Art of Video Games at the Smithsonian http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2012/games/

MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works  http://www.amazon.com/MM25-Mega-Official-Complete-Works/dp/1926778863/

The Strong | National Museum of Play http://www.museumofplay.org/

http://www.lostlevels.org/

http://www.gametap.com/

http://www.retronauts.com/

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.

Video Game Quotes: Majora’s Mask On Starting

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Whenever there is a meeting, a parting is sure to follow. However, that parting need not last forever. Whether a parting be forever or merely for a short time…That is up to you.

– Happy Mask Salesman

Things have a beginning and an ending. We often have control over what we allow to continue. When it comes to life, we are not promised a set number of days. We cannot choose the day and hour of our own “finish line.”

We can, however, choose our starting point. If you have been putting off starting something important, creative, or meaningful, now is the time to act. The best time to plant a tree is 100 years ago, the second best time to plant a tree is today.

What have you been putting off that you should do today?

What is the very first step you can take?

Go do that.