Video Game Badge Available to Cub Scouts, Plus a Man Beats Castlevania With a DDR Pad

April 28, 2010


Let me start off by applauding the Cub/Boy Scouts of America. They have finally come to realize the evil that is outdoor activities and being outdoors in general. And by doing this they have introduced the Video Game pin and belt loop. The idea around these is to show how video games can be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle of outdoor activities, homework and other pointless stuff that gets you no where.
If you are wondering how you can obtain this pin (Note you may have problems getting back into Boy Scouts), here is how you do so:

1. With your parents, create a plan to buy a video game that is right for your age group.
2. Compare two game systems (for example, Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo Wii, and so on). Explain some of the differences between the two. List good reasons to purchase or use a game system.
3. Play a video game with family members in a family tournament.
4. Teach an adult or a friend how to play a video game.
5. List at least five tips that would help someone who was learning how to play your favorite video game.
6. Play an appropriate video game with a friend for one hour.
7. Play a video game that will help you practice your math, spelling, or another skill that helps you in your schoolwork.
8. Choose a game you might like to purchase. Compare the price for this game at three different stores. Decide which store has the best deal. In your decision, be sure to consider things like the store return policy and manufacturer’s warranty.
9. With an adult’s supervision, install a gaming system.

It’s tough to follow such great news, but a video has been going around online of a man who not only beat Castlevania, something I still have yet to accomplish, but beat it using a Dance Dance Revolution pad. I have great respect for this man after watching the frustration he had to go through to accomplish this amazing goal.

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