Old Grandma Hardcore

This blog is the chronicle of my experiences with Grandma, the video-game playing queen of her age-bracket and weight class. She will beat any PS2, XBox, GameCube, etc., console game put in front of her, just like she always has. These are her stories. She is absolutely real. She lives in Cleveland.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Video #11: Grandma Versus Her Father

Grandma is past the "BUUNNYYYY" giant and is now in some sort of weird aerobatic circus of meat. (I'd like you to read that last sentence again. Strange, no? One word: Psychonauts. Nothing is strange to me anymore.)

To better show you what's going on, here's a new video:

[WMV; 02:11; 5.05mb]

It was made from graphics on the laptop, so it's a bit different from previous videos (no PNG graphics for the titles, strangely enough). After going through Grandma's "Habitat Cam" footage, I've come to the conclusion that she won't have ANY problems with the new Nintendo controller. You'll see what I mean.

--Thanks folks!!--


  • At 7:52 PM, Blogger DDREEK said…

    hey tim i just noticed that you finally updated the title head line. good shit. bye

  • At 8:01 PM, Anonymous rpm said…

    any way you can encode this in mp4 or something else that us poor Mac users can see?

    All I get is the sound (MPlayer & VLC)

  • At 8:05 PM, Anonymous Mookers182 said…

    hah, i love how she gets her whole body going into it. =P

  • At 8:12 PM, Blogger CtrlAltDelete said…

    rpm- I'm working on encoding all the videos in .mov for mac readers (LOTS of emails about this), I just have to wait until I have space available with the folks over at GamerGod (VERY generous bunch of gamers). I don't want to kill their bandwidth.


    mookers182- Of course she's played paper mario! It was crazy, but she played it. Yeah, she almost kicked the damn camera over (I don't have a wide angle lens yet, so it was just out of the way.

  • At 8:35 PM, Anonymous m said…

    who says video games don't offer excercise? you're constantly proving them all wrong grandma!

  • At 8:49 PM, Blogger adam. said…

    another sweet video... unfortunately as one of the few deaf viewers of your site (if not the only-well periodic commenter at least) i have to assume alot in the videos. But, leg kicks sure help! I wont bother to even ask that you OC (Open Caption) the short clips cause im sure you have better things to do! Now, to just get questions ready for monday when you do the weekly "ASK" forum. Good Weekend and Game On to you both!


  • At 8:49 PM, Anonymous Jpat said…

    Hey, what was the end song trailing out of video 11? That was awesome, I want to see if I can buy it somewheres...

    And thank you to both Tim and Grandma for brightening up my day! I love seeing that you don't have to be a wise mouthed teen geek to enjoy video games. Maybe the rest of the VG industry will pick up on that... and remember what the largest demographic in America is... which just happens to be the same group of people with both income, and after retirement, a lot of time to play games! Game on!

  • At 9:04 PM, Blogger CtrlAltDelete said…

    adam- we only have 11 videos so far, so it's really not a bad idea for me to have at least transcripts of them available! It would be a good indexing tool for those looking for a specific quote, and you could use it as sort of a proxy captioning. I'll get it up tomorrow night for everybody, no sweat.

    jpat- the song was "A Better Son/Daughter" by one of my favorite bands right now: Rilo Kiley (who just went from Indie to major label I'm happy to say.) We'll look for you monday!

  • At 10:10 PM, Anonymous Blue said…

    Grandma, how I missed your videos. ::grin:: Gotta say again how glad I am that you're back.

    Heh - you know, I OWN Psychonauts and everything, but I've been so insanely busy for the past FOREVER that I haven't really played it yet... but I aim to change that in short order. Also! Someone needs to tell Tim Schafer to hurry up and visit this site, if he hasn't already. I am positive he'd laugh his ass off, and then send you free stuff. (well, at least the first bit)

    What's next on the plate for being mercilessly thrashed by the illustrious OGHC? I am muchly curious.

    Anyhow. Hugs to both of you, take care, and as always - GAME ON!


  • At 12:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What's the new outro music? Gotta say 'I'm lovin it'

  • At 8:07 PM, Blogger The DogGrrrrl said…

    Aerobatic circus of meat... I'm using that soon and not giving you credit FYI.

    Mmm, my verification word is Py Pig. That is SO me. This place knows me so well.

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