I'm zcal, a (mostly retro) gamer, emulation and preservation enthusiast, and minor-leagues collector. I value simplicity, pragmatism, and versatility in design and tech. I have a few opinions.
Let me know if you love/hate/feel otherwise about something I've written.
- chewing on this article from datagubbe on the possible shortcomings of digital mementos.
- within reach of unlocking Guile in Street Fighter Zero 3's World Tour mode. How has it taken me 20 years to do this?
- offering Zelda: BotW some of my limited free time.
A retrospective review of Z for the PC
A review of ABZÛ for the Switch
A few thoughts on emulator developer Near's tragic death
Games with high "gameplay density" may or may not provide more value to the player
A project to learn to play shmups for score
In which I come to terms with my anxiety over regularly posting new content on my website
A review of Return to Castle Wolfenstein for the PC
A retrospective review of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the N64
How to appropriately recognize stupidity and differentiate it from other related concepts
How social media harms us and what to do about it
A review of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the SNES
A concise, possibly terse guide to installing Arch Linux
A retrospective review of GoldenEye 007 for the N64
Why it can be problematic to use your real-world identity online, and why I use a pseudonym on my website