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The Game Changer Channel blog (Classic Games Redefined)

This is the blog formally known as GamesByRich.com:Classic Games Redefined blog. It focuses the thoughts of the design process of Rich Hutnik and other things Rich, gaming related (pretty much), finds interesting. It has been changed to reflect a clear focus in regards to what is being worked on, and also in relation to the new name for the YouTube channel.

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Some thoughts on Atari 2600 Pac-Man and why it is considered "worst game ever" (video)

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I discuss Atari 2600 Pac-Man in this video, and why it is considered "worst game ever". I don't believe it is.

Anyhow, here is the video:



By the way, you can play the Atari 2600 version of Pac-Man here:

https://archive.org/details/PacMan1981Atari
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Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:52 am
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I am not sure if Guile's theme goes with everything (videos)

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So, I decided to try some remixes of Guile's Theme with several songs that have gone viral, and got very mixed results. I will let you judge for yourself.

Here is one attempt with Shooting Stars:


This is another one with some Smooth McGroove (seems better):


This one is Guile's Theme with We're Number 1:
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CIA is using tabletop games to train agents

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I just ran across this article on Google News:

http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/13/technology/cia-board-games-t...

On another note here, I am not going to doing YouTube videos for the time being. The Abstraction of War stuff doesn't get much views, and I also have other things to do. You can see my other post for what happened in the videogame area.
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Where did the third party AAA content going? (Observing 2nd half 2017) (video)

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I am seeing what looks like a decline in third party AAA content production. Am I wrong?

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Please comment.
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Invention is a weapon, part 3: Forging is hard (video)

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Further attempt to working on the abstraction of war, and the forger role, which creates for strategic goals, proves to very difficult. I discuss why it is very hard to do and a shift what to do with forging.

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And this is the thread where I am discussing this project:

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/25291481#25291481
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The Halo War 2 War of Wits ads do a real good job promoting strategy (games) (video)

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I like these ads:



Here is one:



Here is another one:
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Combining American Football with Chess, part 2 (video)

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I manage to come up with rules, and 3 levels of play. I show it off in this video:



Thread where I discuss it is here:

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/25246442
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A dare to get a DCMA strike against a video

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Let's see how long it takes the developer of Fur Fun to go after one of my videos on his game.

Keep an eye on this:

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Nintendo Bait and Switch? (video)

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It looks like third-party Switch titles Nintendo is showing are going to be delayed. Is this a case of Bait and Switch on the part of Nintendo? Word is Skyrim isn't even going to come out in 2017.

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Bughouse Chess with Chess clock

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In this video, I look at ways to do Bughouse Chess with only one Chess clock. Yes, it does work, and actually reduces the bedlam of regular Bughouse.

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