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December 2, 2013

The A.V. Club has a nice mention of Duck Attack! in their recent piece Back from the dead: 9 modern games for obsolete consoles:

“It’s a wholly modern 2600 game that’s actually fun and as awesomely weird as old 2600 games like Frankenstein’s Monster. Rather than control a duck, you’re in control of a robot who invades a mad scientist’s lab and tries to destroy his army of fire-breathing, nuclear-egg-laying mallards. Both the ducks and the robot are crafted with an impressive amount of detail for the 2600, somehow coaxing a new look out of an ancient machine.”


July 31, 2013

Original Dread Zeppelin guitarist Carl Jah has a new solo album, and I recently got a chance to speak with him about it for the Toledo Free Press. You can check it out here.


April 28, 2013

My Periodic Table of U.S. Presidents got a mention from the fun magazine mental_floss, which lists it alongside eight other parody periodic tables, including a Periodic Table of The Empire Strikes Back Elements, a periodic table of cupcakes and a periodic table of Minecraft, among others.

An alert reader noticed that two of the presidents shared the same “symbol,” so I’ve fixed that and updated the Cafe Press store with the new version.

Duck Attack! also got a mental_floss mention in their article 11 More Weird & Wonderful Wikipedia Lists, quoting from the Wikipedia article about fictional ducks:

The 2600 retrogame Duck Attack! (2010) features a mallard named Bruce, and additionally a grey variant named Mandy, a gold variant named Pat, a blue variant named Groucho, and a ruddy variant named Clarice.

Bruce the Duck adorns the top of the article. Other humorous Wikipedia lists mentioned include List of Premature Obituaries and List of People Who Have Been Pied.


November 9, 2012

Well, the presidential election is over, which means it’s time for me to update the Periodic Table of U.S. Presidents. This is a whimsical but educational chart that features facts about the 44 American presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama, in the style of the famous Periodic Table of the Elements. If you’re a history buff, a political science fan, or just someone who likes colorful boxes arranged to look like sciency stuff, you might enjoy this little bit of fun.

The Periodic  Table of U.S. Presidents


January 21, 2012

I just came across a year-old GameFaqs review of Atari 2600 Adventure:

“If you want an adventure RPG that holds up well, play The Legend of Zelda. But if you want an action RPG for Atari 2600, Duck Attack is a great buy if you don’t mind spending a bit of cash for it.”

That was a nice surprise to read!


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