Homebrew Super Mario Bros. Clone released for Atari 2600

Remember Super Mario Bros. for the NES? Sprybug, a hombrew coder from the AtariAge forums, has released a Super Mario Bros. Clone for the Atari 2600 with a fully playable demo of world 1-1. Younger gamers these days probably don’t remember the Atari 2600, a video game console released by Atari in the 1970s that famously popularised home video gaming with games like Pac-Man, Pitfall!, Space Invaders and, my personal favourite, Boxing. With only 128 bytes of RAM and a 1.19 MHz CPU the hardware is very limited by today’s standards, which makes the very feat of creating a sidescrolling jump’n'run type of video game for the system extremely impressive… [...]

Welcome at fsfe.org

fsfe-smartcard.jpgA little more than a year has passed since I switched from WordPress to Movable Type and re-launched this blog at chayx.net. Since then, things have been somewhat quiet around here. Real life has been keeping me busy and didn’t leave nearly as much time as I would have needed to keep the blog running. Although Movable Type took a lot of worry off my shoulders in terms of security and updates, I never got around to posting the things I would have liked, simply because running your own website is always a lot of work… [...]