Video Game Quotes: Thimbleweed Park

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“There’s nothing ‘little’ about murder, sir”
~ Agent Reyes
In a town like Thimbleweed Park a dead body is the least of your problems. Or is it? Federal Agent Reyes arrives in the town of Thimbleweed Park to investigate a murder, but that is only the beginning of the adventure. In one conversation with a local citizen, the homicide in question is referred to as “one little murder.”

Perhaps you have heard the saying “Don’t sweat the small stuff, and everything is small stuff.” This makes for a nice sound bite, but in reality, it’s wrong. In most jobs, you are actually paid to sweat the small stuff!

Employees dismiss something as “not my job,” but this is actually avoiding personal accountability. If a part of your job has a purpose to a customer or client, you should care very much. Seth Godin talks about this as an “unfair advantage” that any company, no matter how small, can put to use.

If you and your team you work with commit to caring more that anyone else, you will win the hearts and business of those you serve.

It’s easy to minimize a problem – it takes courage to try to solve it.

How will you sweat the small stuff today?

And if you have not yet played Thimbleweed Park, I urge you to do so – it’s filled with great humor and challenging puzzles to help you practice sweating the small stuff – and you can play it on your computer, phone, or console (I bought it for the Nintendo Switch, so that’s the version I recommend).

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: Grim Fandango Remastered on Living

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“Nobody knows what’s gonna happen at the end of the line, so you might as well enjoy the trip.”

– Manuel Calavera

One of the greatest point and click adventure games ever made has been remastered and just released yesterday for the PC and PS4/Vita. I have a soft spot for this type of game, going back to Maniac Mansion and Space Quest (and Kings Quest, and Police Quest, of course).

This quote is a particularly colorful take on “enjoying the journey of life.” I know it is easy to get caught up in our own goals, but we need to remember to slow down and enjoy the time spent along the way. This moment is one of a kind, and we are not promised tomorrow. We can all benefit from taking a moment to appreciate the present.

Maybe you find yourself impatient, wondering what to do while you are waiting for that next big event in life. I’ve found that I only feel frustrated or depressed if I focus too much on the future.

Live in the moment, and do those things that you can only do today. One day, you will look back and be glad that you did.

 

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