Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Shakespeare Game

And now something from the "Too Much Time On Their Hands" Dep't: Students in the Computing Center at the University of Fraser Valley have built a rather unique piece of wall art. It's a mural depicting a screen from Nintendo's classic "Mario" game.

What makes it unique? It was created entirely out of map pushpins.

More than 17,000 of them.

It took almost three months.

I hope these kids apply as much diligence in their search for a job.



"Hit the B Key, or not the B Key; that is the question."

It might be called "Grand Theft Othello: Stratford-on-Avon"

Each time you defeat a villain, he takes 20 minutes to die due to the character's death soliloquy.

The "King Richard" version comes with service packs II and III.

"Thou hast perished. Wouldst thine game begin again anon?"

[selected from Chris White's Top Five on the Internet, but believe it or not, a Canadian professor actually created a video game based on Shakespeare; though I can no longer find it in circulation - MR]


WONDER for YOUR WEEK: If the game is called "Final Fantasy," why are there, like, twelve of them?


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