Nearly every day of the year has a holiday attached to it. Whether it be lovers embracing one another on Valentine's Day, or mathematicians becoming giddy on Pi Day, each one boasts something unique.
Well, today is National Puppy Day—a day when dog lovers from all around can proudly show off their pups. Being a big fan of dogs myself, I just couldn't pass up the chance to share my four dogs with you. The picture quality isn't great, but please enjoy.
While my dogs are all too old to be called puppies, they'll always be puppies to me.
How are you celebrating National Puppy Day? Do you have dogs? How about cats? Does your pet have a holiday? Tell me all about it in the comments!
Humble Bundle is a great place for PC gamers to get some fun games for cheap while supporting charity. I recently bought a few bundles, but some of the games just don't interest me, so I'm giving them away for free.
Subnautica (already claimed)
Octodad: Dadliest Catch (already claimed)
Guacamelee! Gold Edition (already claimed)
Day of the Tentacle Remastered (already claimed)
If any of these games sparked your interest, let me know in the comments, and feel free to claim them for yourself. Happy gaming!
When I was sixteen, I received Zelda II: The Adventure of Link from Nintendo as a part of their Ambassador Program on the Nintendo 3DS. I thought the game was fantastic.
The visuals, while certainly looking dated, boast that familiar charm found in most classic games of the era, and the game-play and music are equally as timeless. The game is still great fun even to this day, despite its bizarre shift to a side-scroller.
I fondly recall passing through Ruto Town, a settlement nestled in the mountainous region of the map, in my first play-through when I met a cryptic character who had only one thing to say: "I AM ERROR"—a statement which left me puzzled.
At the time, I was not sure whether this was a bug in the software, or if the character's name truly was "Error". Either way, I brushed it off and continued with the game.
Several years passed and I forgot all about Error and his vague, cryptic ways. It was only after watching a YouTube video on the subject that it all came back to me. I recommend watching the video for yourself, but the gist of it is that the English translation was a mistake, and that his name really is "Error".
Curious to confirm this for myself, I decided to play the Japanese version of Zelda II, and I was not disappointed.
Somewhat to my surprise, the video was correct—his name really is "Error"! Also, the Japanese is quite clear here, which makes me wonder why the translation was so vague in the English version. Some questions, I suppose, may never be answered.
Interestingly, the majority of in-game text is written in katakana. This is likely due to katakana's angular nature, which aids in its readability when a limited pixel count is concerned. It is also for this reason that few retro games prominently feature kanji.
Making a game over the course of a weekend was a blast back in May. When I saw that the guys over at the Allegro community were throwing together another game-making event, I just knew I had to participate. So I did.
The event was "KrampusHack"—a loosely organized game jam based on the popular Christmas game called "Secret Santa". Each participant submitted a wishlist of game ideas, and then made a game for another participant based on their wishlist.
I was assigned to a guy named Mark who likes cats. The end result was Kitten Kerfuffle, a game about helping Nini, a mother cat, find her lost kittens in the woods.
In Kitten Kerfuffle, you assume the role of Nini, a mother cat who has lost her kittens. You have until nightfall to find all ten of your kittens, lest they will succumb to below freezing temperatures overnight. Will you find them all in time?