made by me vol 1

good things in life:

  •  complimeets from my boss
  •  catching up where i was falling behind in school
  •  making the perfect ramen noodles for lunch & only using half a seasoning packet to cut down on sodium, 
  • reading on the train quietly with no one bothering me for the first time in like years.
  • going 2 a comic meetup, totally acing what used 2 be my worst social stumbling block (engaging in a group where people already know each other and assuming i’m unwanted) AND being invited back to the next meetup!
  • i made friends and one of them bought me vol 1 of SAGA
  • now i’m sitting in my bed all curled up in a soft blanket with warm yellow fairy lights on and a nice incense burning and cicadas humming outside

A crazy thing I found out about Pac-Man’s NES port: There is no split-screen (or any killscreen, for that matter) in this game.

I was kind of surprised at this, since it was released initially in 1984. I’m not sure when the first Pac-Man split-screen was publicly attained, but the fact that Namco was already aware of it in 1984 suggests to me that it may have happened by then. Or maybe they just wised up. Who knows. Instead of a split-screen, it simply loops the last levels to avoid the infamous bug.

Another thing that made this stand out to me is that Namco Museum Vol. 1′s port of Pac-Man has the split-screen bug in it, as I personally played up for the sake of documenting it for this blog. Maybe they wanted to be more genuine to the arcade version? Who knows.