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199X: An Earthbound Odyssey

Note: This is a quick copy-and-paste from a Word doc. A version I uploaded to another site for quick reading can be found here: http://tay.kotaku.com/199x-an-earthbound-odyssey-1642592796

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0b/2001Style_B.jpg

Every so often, I hear the question being thrown around, "What is the Citizen Kane of video games?" I'm sure plenty of people have tried to answer the question. I read one article saying that Metroid Prime Trilogy for the Wii was the closest to being compared to what is often considered the best film of all time. I've also read an article that briefly mentioned The Last of Us as being the best game for the comparison.

I've always viewed Citizen Kane as a movie that wasn't just very good but also very innovative and very influential. Although I can't pick a single game that BEST fits these three features, I'm pretty sure it would have to be something from Shigeru Miyamoto. I think where video game developers are concerned, he's the guy who's released, on average, the best, most innovative, and most influential games in history. So if you want a Citizen Kane of the video game world, just go through his library of games and pick your favorite. Chances are it's either a Mario game or a Legend of Zelda game, honestly.

It’s not as often that I hear, "What is the 2001: A Space Odyssey of video games?" Well, I'm here to ask AND answer that question.

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Update to An Amazing Journey

I'm a little late in posting this. I've actually updated my year old adventure map, An Amazing Journey.

http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/mapping-and-modding/maps/1524675-an-amazing-journey-7-mazes

I've made it a bit easier, especially in the beginning areas, and I've made some small tweaks here and there to make the game more interesting.

I'm still working on the sequel but I've taken a bit of a break on it to work on a secret project involving Earthbound.


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Saruman... we're back!



http://imgur.com/gallery/zFD9NYd/


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An Amazing Journey 2: Another Update

Added a third maze!



Again, you can find out more information from the following sites:
http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/2352836-an-amazing-journey-2-wip/
http://forums.yogscast.com/showthread.php?131935-An-Amazing-Journey-2
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/an-amazing-journey-2-wip/


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An Amazing Journey 2: A Work in Progress

I've been working on An Amazing Journey 2. So far, I have two mazes down out of a planned seven.



You can check out more information from the following sites:
http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/2352836-an-amazing-journey-2-wip/
http://forums.yogscast.com/showthread.php?131935-An-Amazing-Journey-2
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/an-amazing-journey-2-wip/


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Zombie Vignettes Comics

Remember when I posted a link to the theme song my brother put together for a not-yet realized comic strip series called Zombie Vignettes?

http://doctorzaius.livejournal.com/123587.html

Well, using Bitstrips, I've finally been able to create these comics. I've created three so far. Check 'em out!


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Final Adventure Map Update Now Public


Eh, enough time waiting. Might as well just get it out there.

Check out this thread for more information: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1584928-an-amazing-journey-7-mazes/

You can also go to this site but it hasn't been updated since posting of this entry: http://www.minecraftmaps.com/puzzle-maps/an-amazing-journey/


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Preparing for Final Adventure Map Update

Okay, I'm finished with my adventure map for Minecraft... for the most part, anyway. View my previous posts for more info.

But before I make this final version public, I was hoping to get some testers to play through it, in and out, and provide me with some kind of feedback. I'm mostly looking for information regarding difficulty, balance, puzzle-design choices, and so on.

Any takers?


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Latest Minecraft Adventure Map Update

This is maze #6. You have six whole mazes to navigate through in this map.

View this thread for more info: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1584928-an-amazing-journey-wip-6-mazes/
You can also go to this site but it hasn't been updated since posting of this entry: http://www.minecraftmaps.com/puzzle-maps/an-amazing-journey/



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EARTHBOOUUUUUUND!!!!!






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Yet Another Minecraft Adventure Map Update

Maze number 5 for my Minecraft adventure map.

View this thread for more info: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1584928-an-amazing-journey-wip-5-mazes/
Or go to this site, if you prefer: http://www.minecraftmaps.com/puzzle-maps/an-amazing-journey




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Another Minecraft Adventure Map Update!

Another maze has been added!

View this thread for more info: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1584928-an-amazing-journey-wip-4-mazes/
Or go to this site, if you prefer: http://www.minecraftmaps.com/puzzle-maps/an-amazing-journey




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Donate Again to Support Those Touched by Autism

I will be blowing up balloons to support autism research. Please help me achieve my personal goal of $150. Figure, maybe, a dollar per balloon? Meaning I'LL ONLY BLOW AS MANY BALLOONS AS THE DOLLARS I'VE RECEIVED.

...Nah, I'll blow up the balloons anyway.



http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/miami/zaius


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Minecraft Adventure Map Update

A new maze has been added!

View the thread for more info: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1584928-an-amazing-journey-wip-3-mazes/



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Minecraft Adventure Map

Wow, I guess I haven't posted here in a while.

Well, I've been working on an adventure map for Minecraft lately. It's still a WIP and I've been trying to get some feedback on a couple of forums but I haven't gotten much. If anyone out there could help me out in that regard, it'd be greatly appreciated.

http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1584928-145-an-amazing-journey-wip/
http://forums.yogscast.com/showthread.php?96054-WIP-An-Amazing-Journey



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Hey, it's Papi!



Here's footage of my dad in Cuba. He's the first guy on the left wearing a guayabera. The video's about Monseñor Muller, who is seen here blessing the new (at the time) newspaper, Avance. I think that's my grandmother who presses the button that starts up the place.


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Zombie Vignettes

Taken from video description:

My brother and I began work on a project that would involve drawing some comics, and eventually some cartoons, featuring zombies trying to act civilized (and ultimately failing) in a world they now rule. Well, neither of us are artists so we haven't been able to get the comics part going but my brother is good with music so he put the theme song for these Zombie Vignettes together. I just slapped together a slide show to help present this theme. Hope you like it.




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Top 10 list of game designs that need to make a comeback



http://kotaku.com/5891264/from-final-fantasy-ix-to-cruisn-world-10-classic-designs-that-need-revisiting

Yay, I'm famous now!


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Donate now to support those touched by autism



http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/miami/zaius

Didn't really walk last year. Just blew up some balloons for my team.


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Earthbound, you magnificent pirate!

http://kotaku.com/5887789/the-many-samples-and-sound+alikes-of-earthbound

I can't believe I never made the Hotel/Bimbo connection.




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