aqua fortis

Sunday, March 05, 2006


This just tripped me the hell out. While doing housework, I was watching the only interesting television available on a Sunday afternoon--G4 TV's Icons series about videogame icons such as Donkey Kong and Mario--and who did I see but Peer Schneider and Matt Casamassina, former co-workers from IGN. Sigh. That really made me nostalgic for the good old days. I know they both worked at IGN back before it was Snowball, and apparently they're still there. They were good guys.

I remember Rob (being the totally obsessive video gamer that he is) was the only person the folks at IGN64 had heard of who had actually gotten to the closing animation of Donkey Kong 64, so they had me bring him in so he could play the ending for them and they could record it. Those were the days.


Chris Cope said...

Donkey Kong had closing animation? That game actually had an end? I thought it just went on forever.

a. fortis said...

Like I said, Rob can be obsessive when it comes to video games. I swear he spent about two extra weeks on SSX On Tour last month just so he could get the display to go from "99% done" to "100% done," just because that was really pissing him off.

Meanwhile, I'm slacking off with my mere 35% done, but I'm okay with that.