My copy of Gemfire is a bad ROM, displaying random text in lieu of an actual game, replacing known content with that mainstay of digital media, the glitch. Far from being an aberrant error, the glitch is a central part of the experience of the NES, an era where the games frequently existed on a spectrum between function and breakdown. The entire intrigue of the infamous "I AM ERROR" man in Zelda II is that it is not actually as far a step from "DODONGO DISLIKES SMOKE" or "PAY ME FOR DOOR REPAIR" in the grand interpretive schema of things. Minus World exists as a meaningful phenomenon within Super Mario Brothers, gloriously restored in the Virtual Console re-release, providing the retrogaming experience with new authenticity consciously lacking in previous releases. It is not separate from the experience of the NES, but rather a real and genuine part of the experience, just as the accidental oversight of infinite 1-Ups in World 3-1 is a part of what Super Mario Bros is.
When video gaming is assumed to happen in these lawless gaps, what do we make of it? I'll advocate up and down for video games as the medium most suited to the long-term preservation of poetry, but to say this claim has unfortunate consequences for the original medium of poetry is an understatement. Suddenly we are forced to attempt a strange new sort of backwards compatibility, applying concepts before their time. Do the Four Quartets have an unspoken Minus Quartet? Is there a cheat code for the Goblin Market? Is the apparition of these faces in the crowd not petals on a wet, black bough but rather just sprite slowdown?
The Game Genie, I realized an entry too late, required an entry as well. If only because it was at the center of one of the few landmark intellectual property disputes in video gaming history, the Lewis Galoob Toys, Inc. v. Nintendo of America, Inc. case, or, as we tend to just call it when we're being lazy, Galoob v. Nintendo. See, the Game Genie was a Nintendo cartridge, like an other unlicensed Nintendo cartridge.
Actually, I suppose we should start with the phrase "unlicensed cartridge," because it reflects a completely different mentality of how video games work. Unlicensed cartridges existed because hackers existed. The same crowd that now designs the Homebrew channel for the Wii and mod chips for the XBox then worked through almost charmingly brute-force measures - chips that provided a voltage spike that scrambled the 10NES region locking chip in the system, cartridges that you could plug another cartridge into in order to use it to get through the 10NES chip, or, in the case of Tengen, elaborate theft of intellectual property and reverse engineering. All of which was a grand tradition marred only by the fact that virtually no unlicensed games were even remotely playable. Only Tengen, really just Atari in disguise (its name is also a term from Go) ever put anything of quality out, most notably the legendary Tengen Tetris cartridge.
Once you understand that, you can understand the Game Genie. Sold by Galoob, it depended on a very simple sales logic. Because Galoob was a titanically large toy company, and in those days sales of NES games focused more heavily on toy stores (with what is now Gamestop then being a motley of distinct mall stores - Software Etc, Babbages, and Electronics Boutique, most notably - which focused at the time on actual computer software, not console video gaming), even though it was unlicensed, it had significant distribution. And unlike every other unlicensed cartridge, the Game Genie had a purpose, which was basically hacking for the masses.
See, what the Game Genie did was take as input a series of characters - no different in appearance than a normal old video game password - that altered the games code subtly. Basically, you could take an arbitrary portion of the game's ROM and replace it with a value of your choosing. The vast majority of the time this had no useful result, either changing the game in an essentially imperceptible way or simply breaking the game. But every once in a while - mostly in ways carefully sought out by and compiled by Galoob - the Game Genie functioned as the cheat codes the games didn't have - infinite lives, invulnerability, level selection, and other such modifiations.
Nintendo, perhaps unsurprisingly, was less than fond of this and sued Galoob, arguing that the Game Genie illegally produced a derivative work that was copyright infringement. Mercifully, this argument was laughed at, with the situation being compared instead to playing a board game with house rules. (The lawsuit is surprisingly significant precedent, most notably coming up in the attempt by TV companies to prevent SonicBlue from implementing commercial skipping technology in their ReplayTV product. The TV industry was eventually able to win that one by default by lawyering SonicBlue to death even though what they did was unquestionably legal, but not before Turner Broadcasting CEO Jamie Kellner managed a legendarily horrifying piece of verbal diarrhea when he claimed that skipping commercials meant you were stealing television, but that "there's a certain amount of tolerance" for going to the bathroom during commercial breaks. The temptation for a joke about how presumably number one is fair use, but number two is copyright infringement is too high, I'm afraid.)
The Game Genie, then, reduces game to code, although calling this a reduction when in fact the two have always been equivalent in reality. It is only in the fantasy of actual play that some distinction emerges between the code and the game. But here, perhaps, is where the poetry re-emerges. The code as "experienced" by the system is not even the machine language of ones and zeros, but rather a system of electrical pulses and magnetic fields that a human can no more read as "the game" than the Nintendo can understand the eternal longing for the displaced princess, endlessly elided to another castle. When we bind these pulses together to the compromised form of code, a strange twilight realm that neither man nor machine quite interpret, we create something that approximates poetry - an abstracted metaphor finally subjected to proper postmodern rigor by the burgeoning and brilliant Critical Code Studies group.
If we associate contemporary poetry with the lyrical tradition, which is fair, then the central move of code - to capture an ineffable event in a structured form that bestows it with meaning via metaphor - is the central move of code-writing. But by this standard all video game is lyrical, operating via the encoding and decoding of abstract systems into formal semiotic systems. To play a video game is to engage in poesis.
Gemfire, ostensibly a game about medieval warfare back-ported from the SNES, is in some ways more authentically experienced as a screeching glitch, interminable and inaccessible. The magic smoke turns out to be little more than a puff of characterset, a voltage spike of grapheme to shock our region locking into accepting the bad data. That the game should be mis-translated is common - after all, the entire mode of play of the NES is the Engrish mis-translation of the non-existant cultural heritage of Japan.
This is the shadow realm of our metaphors, qlippothic and unseemly. As a medium that trades on the frisson of metaphor and thing, of sign and object, the NES is oddly more at home in these spaces of glitch and cheat. We must admit in some sense that Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A B A Start has an ontology and a presence that transcends that of Contra or Gradius, that is real and present in a way that the endless translations of event and sprite and code and pulse can never be.
To what end is the decay of meaning to language to code to an unneeded restlessness of air molecules or an ejaculation of ink even suitable to this task? Do we capture some greater meaning if the process is disturbed? If, NES-like, we allow for the inevitable mistranslation, taking the fact that pulse and glyph can never understand each other? What would our understanding look like misunderstood? If we turned back the translation of the Nintendo Generation, returning to our fictional motherland and translated ourselves anew, recompiled if you will.
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