Category Archives: Gaming

This category features gaming related posts and blogs.

Back in Business [July 23rd, 2016]

Damn, it’s been a long while. I’m hoping to get some web development and design skills up and running, along with other computer skills I’ve been accumulating for a few years. It’s been over a year since I did anything for this site, but I’m working on getting bootstrap to work with my site, vanilla for the new forums and getting back into Mario Kart Wii mods again. I’ve been uploading like crazy for a few months now.

First off, the Mario Kart Wii mods, like texture hacks and custom tracks are one of my biggest concerns, as I really want to make nice looking tracks and stuff like that. I’ve been building some ideas for custom tracks on paper and scanned them to my computer so I can enhance them a bit, also using legends to mark which items would be best suited for certain areas in my mind, at least. A lot of the newer ones I see look really nice and some even have 60fps videos on YouTube which, in my opinion, makes it look even more epic. Fortunately, that sort of epicness has transitioned into Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart 7 and even a bit in Mario Kart 8, and I’d love to be a part of those modding communities when I get there.

Since my last blog, I’ve finished up an object-oriented software developer course and only have a practicum remaining, which is merely a fancy term for job (or at least and internship) that is associated with post-secondary schools. From what I’ve seen, you can (and should) get paid while on your practicum if your employers are willing to pay you, rather than take advantage of the fact that you are a student, however, you will have to find one and apply for one in the same way as you would a job, only differing in informing the academy about practicum details, which you might not have to do for a job, unless they want references. I apologize for the run-on sentence, but you get my point, right? Aside from the practicum, which I need to write a cover letter for, I’ve done pretty well, working with Java, Python, PHP, JSP, HTML, a bit of CSS, JavaScript, C#, ASP.NET and a few other languages. I’m considering getting a smaller Windows computer to work with Android Studio to build a BRSTM player if none exist (or to add to the few or many that do exist). I’m also rebuilding the web site and design, including the new vanilla forums, which I found during my program, so I can transition my threads and such over to there. Also, before I move on, does someone know how to make a good CSS template for Vanilla forums? If so, would you mind teaching me so I can build a few, based on Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., Team Fortress 2, etc.?

I apologize if I bore you with unnecessary life details, but I just wanted to get it out there and improve upon the look and feel of the site before anything else. I’ll just leave you all with this video for now.

~Alpha (Lee)

Was That Real? [July 5th, 2015]

Quite a lot has happened since my last post, shocker. First off, I’m not living with just my brother all alone without anyone else to bug us. A few months, I turned 22 years of age and I graduated last week (a week earlier than the other NSA people in my group). I’m starting up on my practicum tomorrow, at around 10 AM, so I’ll need to get my polo shirt ready.

Anyways, I don’t feel like talking too much again, since I’m about to hit the hay soon. I’ll see you guys next time.

~Alpha (Lee)

Little by Little (December 9, 2014)

The end of the year is nearing and I can’t wait for new titles in 2015. It’s unbelievable that I managed to get through this year so quickly. Then again, that’s because I didn’t focus on dating or some of those other kinds of activities that seems to waste my time. I’ve been wanting to get back into writing fan fiction while playing games and all that. I’m really uncertain of what to do and I feel as those I can’t control some of these aspects as much as I’d like to. Anyways, I did manage to take my flat screen to the main floor because it makes it a little easier to free up space for my room.

Anyways, I think that’s all I’ll be writing for now. I need to get my arse in gear from now on.

~Alpha.

Almost There (November 27, 2014)

It’s been a while since I posted here once again. I’m glad with my new games. I finished part 1 of Omega Ruby and I fully maxed out all eleven of my Amiibo in Brawl. Anyways, I should go further into depth with one of my soft projects.

I’ve been working on a program that organizes my games, consoles, etc. in C#. I wanted to do something a bit more creative than creating a workbook in Excel, but I would use that as a reference and all. I’m using an XML document to build up more on the program, since I wanted to see what I could do with eXtensive Markup Language.

Anyways, I wanted to say that, since I don’t feel like writing some more. I shall see you all later.

~Alpha

The Hype is Real (November 19, 2014)

Yesterday, I did find out that there is going to be a midnight release for the games I pre-ordered. That gives me a perfect excuse to pull an all-nighter, since I’ve been waiting for these games for a very long while. The 3DS version did kick more ass than I expected, which says a lot about it and I would imagine that the Wii U version might be slightly better and everything. Anyways, I don’t feel like writing much more at the moment. I shall see you all next blog.

~Alpha

About Time (November 18, 2014)

I really need to write more blogs. Anyways, I’ve been fairly occupied with games, Canada’s Worst Driver and everything that I forgot to write one.

Well, I got the DLC for Mario Kart 8 and made some recordings for them a while back, which can be found on my YouTube channel. Speaking of YouTube, I have started to upload more custom tracks onto YouTube again (well, footage of them). Perhaps it’s time for me to test out embedding certain code for myself on my own blogs to show a few of them.

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/Qu6EdZM7RJA?list=UUBarl2H6xJbDc7JIGDjgA-Q” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

Here’s a playlist of all my videos on YouTube (well the ones I haven’t taken down or anything). I will see to it that the rest of my videos see the light of day eventually. Don’t worry, guys. Anyways, I’m off to entertain myself to kill this week off (at least until Friday) so I can get Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros. on Wii U.

~Alpha

Capture The Wallet (November 6, 2014)

I have a bad feeling about my wallet this month and on December, guys. Nintendo knows how to seduce my wallet into paying them for their games, much like Valve does. What I mean is, I’m getting a copy of Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U all on the same day. I have mentioned it before, but there is no way that it can’t be repeated, at least by me.

Anyways, not much else is happening today or tomorrow, other than my parents coming down for the weekend. Nothing really special to me though. Anyways, I’ll illustrate this next project that I’ve thought of a few weeks back.

Project Libra

This project is also known as the Wiibook, which uses an old laptop of mine as a chassis for a Wii that I may get eventually. Again, it’s similar to some of the laptop based console mods I’ve seen a lot of lately. The name, Libra, is based off scales in the Babylonian astronomy, which eventually inspired the design of libraries, which the name was inspired by Libra, or something. I’m not familiar with mythology as much as I am with gaming so feel free to correct me. Also, it’s a fairly old laptop, so there’s a good reason to recycle the chassis for other purposes. Perhaps I can recycle any of the parts within it, including the RAM and Hard Drive for other purposes, but I’ll consider it when I feel like building it.

Anyways, I’ll stop posting for today, since I’m pretty hungry and I really want to get into modelling, modding my Wii and everything again, even though I still have to wait for the damned drive to arrive. I’ll see you guys around.

~Alpha.