Monday, March 07, 2011


Ketsui PCB get!

This game is balls out hardcore. Originally released in 2002 by Cave, MAME emulation for Ketsui was finally completed in December, allowing the greater public a chance to check it out. This is the Cave title that many people have regarded as the best of the best for years.

After spending the last few months playing this game every single day in MAME I concluded that I needed the PCB. Since the game is just that hardcore I decided I would trade my DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu 1.5 kit straight across for it, despite Ketsui being worth slightly less money. I am completely happy with my trade.

Cranking this game up on the cab is pure adrenaline.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Just got a Sourceforge account for my friend Charlie and my game project Revolude.
I am blown away by how many awesome services SF provides the open source community for free.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/revolude/

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wow! It has been slightly over 2 years since I posted on ECCO. This blog never quite got any momentum going did it? The last couple years of my live have taken me on a crazy ride. I've had some personal stuff to deal with, worked at 3 different companies (Sony, Namco, nVidia), and moved around a lot. Right now my home base is back in the area where I spent a lot of my childhood, Grass Valley, California. My friend and I are working on a game project which we are going to submit to the Nexon Initiative in hopes to get some funding for an even more robust game.

I was so surprised to see that Dave K from the Shmups community had posted here on my DDP post. Its neat to see someone who is one of the more stand-out members from a community I follow to make their mark on my corner of the digital universe. Hi Dave! I read your blog too!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

I am going to keep track of my progress in DoDonPachi here. I just started playing shmups so I am not that good yet. So far my best score is 5,299,970 and I have gotten up to Stage 1-3.

2/28/2008 - 5,299,970 - STAGE 1-3

Monday, February 11, 2008


Tokyo cityscape at night. Looks like something out of Snowcrash.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Remember that old-school screensaver for Mac called Flying Toasters which was an After Dark module by Berkeley Systems? I was just feeling a bit nostalgic tonight so I looked it up on Wikipedia. I remember when all the computers @ my elementary school (the Mac LC's) had Flying Toasters installed...those were the days.

Thursday, July 19, 2007




Video artist J. Michael Deane writes in his statement for
lucid.ludic that “situation is a collaboration after all,” and in this installation both he and the artist Sabina Ott take on the “situation” of the show as a site, a conversation, and an opportunity to create new work. “the secret impulses of a becoming-expressive musician bird” is the core of their exchange, a series of takes of caged song birds at a pet store. For Deane, the birds are found objects that he documents and reshoots (two of the monitors show images of the original birds captured off his own television). Ott’s conversation with Deane’s work is to use the language of painting - “color, texture, gesture, rhythm” - to set the stage for Deane’s five-channel video work. Finding objects in the gallery, and colors and rhythms in the video, she has painted the walls a Canary yellow, and created a landscape of colorful pedestals through which the image and sound of the birds resonate.