Saturday, May 23, 2009

"Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell

Just finished watching The Thing (1982 John Carpenter). I'm positive this is a copyright violation, but this site has the entire text of the novella, "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell, that inspired both movies (1951 and 1982).

Though some folks out in InterwebTM land might want to read it.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Castlevania: The Greatest Classic Monster Video Game

When the original Castlevania game was released for the NES in the mid-80s, classic monsters found their way to console gaming in a big way.

One quick look at the boss line up for the original game, and you know this is the one:

Stage 1: Giant Bat (foreshadowing Dracula in Stage 6?)
Stage 2: Medusa
Stage 3: The Mummies
Stage 4: Frankenstein and Igor
Stage 5: Death (yes...that Death, The Grim Reaper)
Stage 6: Dracula

Thanks to the Nintendo Wii, fans of the original game (one of the best in the the long-running series), can play Castlevania without the NES console.