1. Hiatus
2. RIP, Satoru Iwata
3. Let there be Robot Battles
4. Regarding pixel art!
5. 16-bit Star Wars
6. Goodbye, Spock.
7. James Randi Retires
8. More Star Wars on GOG
9. gives you DOS Games
10. Ralph Baer, RIP.
1. Quickie: Impressions June 2014
2. Quickie: Penny Arcade Episode 3
3. Quickie: The Amazing Spider-Man
4. Quickie: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
5. Quickie: Prototype 2
6. Quickie: Microsoft Kinect
7. Quickie: X-Men Destiny
8. Spider-Man: Edge of Time
9. Quickie: Transformers Dark of the Moon
10. Quickie: Borderlands GOTY
1. Musings 45: Penny Arcade and The Gripping Hand
2. Movie Review: Pacific Rim
3. Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph
4. Glide Wrapper Repository
5. Movie Review: Winnie The Pooh
6. Musings 44: PC Gaming? Maybe it's on Life Support
7. Video Games Live 2009
8. Movie Review: District 9
9. Musings: Stardock, DRM, and Gamers' Rights
10. Musings: How DRM Hurts PC Gaming
Main Menu

X-bit labs
The Tech Zone
Twin Galaxies


 Log in Problems?
 New User? Sign Up!

 Jan 20, 2016 - 09:19 PM - by Michael
Printer-friendly page
Personal Stuff/Random News Due to a burglary of Glide Underground HQ this summer and other ongoing life events, GU is on an extended hiatus until further notice.


 Jul 12, 2015 - 07:18 PM - by Michael
RIP, Satoru Iwata
Printer-friendly page
Gamecube/Nintendo The President of Nintendo has apparently passed away, unexpectedly.

Nintendo has their own
very short announcement on the matter as well.

Iwata was an interesting part of the Nintendo legacy - he was at the helm through crazy growth and strong products like the Wii explosion, as well as the lackluster sales preceding and following. It'll be interesting to see what Nintendo does with someone new at the helm.

 Jul 06, 2015 - 11:36 AM - by Michael
Let there be Robot Battles
Printer-friendly page
Personal Stuff/Random News ... it is ACTUALLY on. (Courtesy of the Telegraph)

"We can’t let another country win this. Giant robots are Japanese culture. But you know, we really need… Melee combat."
On a YouTube comment underneath its own video, MegaBots said: "Suidobashi accepted the challenge! And demands hand-to-hand combat!"
However, it did not say whether or not it agreed to the terms.


 May 13, 2015 - 08:38 AM - by Michael
Regarding pixel art!
Printer-friendly page
Personal Stuff/Random News Sad days, but... pixel art is hard. A developer hanging up the low-res hat explains why.

The pixels in Mighty Final Fight contain actual information. To illustrate, I drew a higher- resolution extrapolation based on the information coded into these little squares. As you can see, I was able to infer a ton of detail and depth from Guy, but even though both examples use virtually the same amount of pixels, I could barely do anything with Rambo.

Techniques like those used in Mighty Final Fight, we have only retroactively come to call “pixel art techniques.” If the artists of the time had access to better production tools, I’m sure they would have been thrilled. “Pixel art” was never a thing – nobody was thinking “I think we’ll go with pixel art for this game.” Rather, they were simply working in the “H-est D” available to them.

 May 05, 2015 - 08:12 AM - by Michael
16-bit Star Wars
Printer-friendly page
PC Games/Hardware/Microsoft Let's be honest here... whose inner child can't help but melt at this?

View on YouTube

 Feb 27, 2015 - 11:29 AM - by Michael
Goodbye, Spock.
Printer-friendly page

 Jan 28, 2015 - 09:23 AM - by Michael
James Randi Retires
Printer-friendly page
Personal Stuff/Random News I can only say: You're an amazing individual and thank you for the years of insight, laughs, and logic.

James Randi retires from the JREF.

At 86 years of age, I feel that it’s now well time to officially retire, so I’m stepping down from my position with the JREF – the James Randi Educational Foundation.

This doesn’t mean that I’m retiring from my battle against the so-­called psychics, faith healers, paranormalists, and the assorted frauds I’ve encountered in my worldwide wanderings. I’ll in no way relax the critical attention I’ve given to them over the last busy 73 years, I promise you. I’ll still lecture and write, here and abroad – but now on my own time – not on the exhausting schedule that I’ve had these past few years.

I can celebrate the fact that there now exist so many very active, eager, and competent skeptical organizations – on an international scale – some of which may very well have come into being because of the example provided to them by the JREF.

 Jan 20, 2015 - 08:58 AM - by Michael
More Star Wars on GOG
Printer-friendly page
PC Games/Hardware/Microsoft GOG is keeping the hits coming - More Lucasarts games kicking out today.

Included are some really fun ones, like X-Wing Alliance and the original Dark Forces.

 Jan 07, 2015 - 09:50 AM - by Michael gives you DOS Games
Printer-friendly page
PC Games/Hardware/Microsoft There's not really much more to say on this - has put up an online DOS emulator with over 2,000 games available on it. It's a beta, but still a great resource.

What are you waiting for? Get playing!

 Dec 07, 2014 - 04:54 PM - by Michael
Ralph Baer, RIP.
Printer-friendly page
Personal Stuff/Random News Usually I try to write something when someone passes on. But I really have almost nothing to say for Ralph Baer's passing.

Well, except this.

Thank you.


Ads By Google

Home :: Share Your Story
Site contents copyright Glide Underground.
Want to syndicate our news? Hook in to our RSS Feed.