Hi! This is my software for SIGBOVIK 2013, an April 1 conference that usually publishes fake research. Mine is real! It’s software that learns how to play NES games and plays them automatically, using an aesthetically pleasing technique.
I’m currently on vacation in Japan so I made this video for the conference, which is a great introduction if you have 15 minutes:
A few days ago a friend of mine told me he was going to be wearing a Mario costume today to promote the new Mario game, New Super Mario Bros. Wii. So I had to visit the store. Sadly when I arrived I wasn’t wearing it because it was to hot and too few kids for him to take the trouble of putting it on. It was in fact zero kids. I was the only one there. There had been some people a bit earlier, but not much. “Anywho”, I of course had to try the game when I was first down there, and it was fun. I’m not much of a Mario fan, but when I could play it with other people it became more interesting. Not that interesting that I’m going to buy a Wii. One of the plus is all the cute outfit you can get by eating different mushrooms, flowers and so on. Sadly there are no way to get super big as you could in the DS version, but you can get small and run on the water. So if you into Mario and have a Wii, I can recommend it. Not for the story mode, but for the fun it is to play with your friend!
There was more awesome games that where told about yesterday! So I thought about making another post about it. Hopefully I’ll get around to post about me soon. Just need some time to relax first. PS: Have some cool news about me too!
Had my best friend over today, that was super fun. We meet at one of the local Gamestop stores and I bought myself three new Gamecube games (they have this three for the price of two deal), Dancing Stage Mario Mix, Mario Party 7 and Donkey Konga. So now I can use my dance mats and bongos! So we ended up playing Mario Mix and Donkey Konga the whole evening. We even completed Mario Mix on easy. Did go rather quick. Around two hours. Did you know that you don’t have to push up/down when dancing on easy?! That’s silly! We also watched Arrested Development while eating yelly. He bought season two, it’s hilarious!
I’ve also have some pictures of my Gamecube hooked up to my computer! Played some Wind Waker last night. Super fun, love the graphic!
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