Archive for July, 2009

On Blueshells

Friday, July 31st, 2009

I find that I am a blueshell magnet. Maybe you are too. Usually, I know when one is coming too, especially on multiplayer. My peripheral vision is really good at picking up blueshells on other peoples’ screens and more often then not, I am the recipient. The original Mario Kart did not have blueshells. Blueshells [...]

Screen Peeking

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

I am an avid screen peeker. More than once I have run into trouble because I was watching someone else’s screen instead of mine. Some people are annoyed that other people are watching their screen, but often two experienced players will be able to counter act each other because they are both watching the other [...]

On Kartma

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Kartma: Kartma is like Karma, except, no matter what you do, bad stuff happens. I coined the term kartma a few months ago while playing Mario Kart with some friends. It’s actually very easy to see examples of kartma in practice. You nail the person in first with three red shells, fly past them and [...]

Blueshell Magnet

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Blueshell Magnet is blog about Mario Kart. More than that though, it’s a blog that teases the realms of user interface, usability, accessibility, philosophy, game theory, mathematics, marketing, business and video games. The Mario Kart franchise is my favorite video game series of all time. I love playing all kinds of games in my free [...]