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Archive for September, 2012

17 September

The Legend Of The Arcade: Part 2

So it has been 3 years since part one of this post, and it appears I did not meet my goal of completing the arcade machine that year.  Yet again I have been bit by the arcade bug, so i’m back to working on the cabinet.  I’m going to finish this thing if it kills me.   As promised we will start to go down the journey of the arcade.

Back when I first started looking into this, the first challenge was how do you interface the control panel  to your computer.  There were not many options.  You could hack a pc joypad, or you could hack a computer keyboard.  Both of these devices once modified could enable you to convert button presses to inputs on your computer.  I chose to hack a keyboard.  I ended up hacking two keyboards.  The Year  was 2004.

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17 September

Game of the Week: Simpsons Tapped Out

It’s been a while since I posted so I decided I should post a new one.

So I’m going to post about my new secret obsession “The Simpsons: Tapped Out.”  As many of you know I hate farmville and games like it, so it is to my shame to admit I love this game.  It is basically a Simpsons themed farmville.  What makes this game fun and addictive is the Simpsons! The basic premise of the game is that in classic Homer fashion he was goofing off instead of working and he blew up Springfield.  It is my objective to rebuild Springfield how i see fit.  I can build all the different areas in Springfield like the Simpsons home, or the power plant, or the school, etc.  I hate that i like this game, but it has me hooked.   If you get a chance check it out its available on IOS devices http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-simpsons-tapped-out/id497595276?mt=8

Also don’t forget to add me as a friend “CrazySteve5575″

Check after the break on how to unlock a secret item ‘The Jebediah Springfield Statue.’

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