Sunday, December 30, 2012

Top 10 Posts Of Twenty-Twelve

EDIT: Added one more thing to this post lol

Well kids, I hate New Year's but because everyone's doing the "reflection" thing nowadays, I'm going to do it too.

2012 was a mixed year.  Great for several reasons--got to go to two Daytona races, got to finish Super Sprint and Battle Fortress Tortoise, got to make plenty of friends, got to play Sega All-Stars Racing: Transformed.  But it also sucked for several reasons too--I got fired, I'm still unemployed, Christmas time wasn't all that great for me, could've done better at Super Sprint, school was obscenely difficult at times, etc.  All I know is that, despite all the naysayers, we lived to 2013.

I did this the last two years so I'll do it again--these are my Top 10 posts of 2012 (in no particular order):


1. DAYTONA USA AT THE DAYTONA 500 - For the euphoric memories of holding a Daytona USA sign at the Daytona race as cars whizz's the best photo I've ever been in.

2. !1!1!1!1!1!1!1!1!1!1!1!1 DAYTONA !1!1!1!1!1!1!1!1!1!1!1!1 - Also for euphoric memories of discovering the Hornet Classic in Sega All-Stars Racing: Transformed for the very first time.

3. Our Third Festivus Airing Of Grievances! - The best Airing of Grievances yet, it just nails a lot of things I've complained about all year.

4. Report: History & Corporate Culture Of SEGA - Need to read an essay about the history of Sega?  Read mine, it's just seven pages.

5. Going It Alone Without Sega - Can we get a job at Sega?  If not then can we make racing games without them?

6. Nobody Loves Sega - Everyone in the gaming media dumps on Sega.  Therefore I will dump on the gaming media for dumping on Sega.

7. Danica In The #7 Sonic Car Whole Race Recap - Need to know the events of Danica's Sega Sonic car race at Texas?  Read this and see how thrilled/depressed I get as stuff goes down.  Loaded with tons of funny jokes.

8. Need For Speed Movie??? Run That Moniker Into The Dirt - Why I don't like Need for Speed all that much anymore.

9. NASCAR Is Very Serious Business (Kurt Busch Sucks) - Why NASCAR and auto racing in general is one of the most frustrating sports/games ever made.

10. Can't Be Mad At Nagoshi-San Anymore (Call To Arms) - We love you Toshihiro Nagoshi, I will never be mad at you again (maybe).  Also includes cool music and the official declaration for "Sega Racing Day/Week/Month."

Honorable Mentions because I'm too lazy to eliminate other ones:

11. Forza On The Horizon...(Open-World Racing!!) - More ranting about modern racing games, this one's about Forza and this new "open-world" trend going on with street racers.

12. Daytona USA Championship Edition: That Other Daytona Game... - Comprehensive discussion of Daytona USA Championship Edition, the red-headed stepchild of the Daytona series.

13. Battle Fortress Tortoise - My FIEA capstone game.  I worked on it for months so it deserves a mention.

14. Super Sprint Intricate Design Details (Under The Hood) - Funny that this is the first post of 2012.  But it goes over plenty of things I worked on with that Super Sprint remake.  A good read for racing game design.

15. The Future Of (Lousy) Interactive Entertainment - What sucks about modern video games (with colorful illustrations).


I only included 15 posts but there's plenty more good posts I made over this year.  Didn't post as much as I did in 2011 but that's cause I had graduate school to take care of.  Anyway, I don't plan on making any more posts this year (other than to edit in any additional posts to this list I forget) so stay cool in 2012 and here's to 2013 not sucking as much.  :)


  1. Happy 2013 dude, and let's hope it actually is happy. =)

  2. Thanks guys! Glad to know you're still here. It's my conviction to talk about the Sega racers because if I don't...then who will? It can only get better from then since this is a new exciting experience for me ...

  3. Wait, what happened to Dani's comment? I might've deleted it by mistake but would I be that stupid to make that mistake and not notice until later?