Does Retro Mean Anything in Gaming Anymore?

July 9, 2012

As many times as a TV show or comic book breaks our thinking about how time flows: that it may just be circular instead of linear, is exactly how I feel about gaming these days. What we used to consider out of date, flawed, boring, and old-school has simply become “in”. It’s not an “old Nintendo” anymore, it’s a NES. It’s no longer a Mario T-shirt left over from my childhood, it’s the cool one I got from Hot Topic, or some clever pun shirt from Woot! In any event, I think it’s time we seriously considered if all of these interest groups tied to this concept of ‘retro gaming’, really still serve their original purpose.

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New from Technodrome!

November 3, 2011

Hey folks, just popped on to leave an update on the band. They are currently giving away all of their songs seen on youtube; it comes in an album titled, The Youtube Sessions, and thanks to the oh so excellent website Bandcamp, you can download it in any format you want. This album of course has their pokemon covers, along with mega man 3, and some extra goodies.

http://technodrome.bandcamp.com/

Rock on!
~Dan


Awesome Video of the Week! August 23rd, 2010

August 23, 2010

A little over two weeks ago, we here at Continue?, introduced you to a very skilled musician named Freddie25 (you can see that article here). This week, we Continue? our series of awesome videos with another incredibly skilled musician named HIKAKIN. HIKAKIN is a 21-year-old beatboxer, from Japan. On August 21st, he posted a video on his YouTube channel of him beatboxing a song from Street Fighter 2.

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Awesome Video of the Week!

August 8, 2010

Good Evening loyal fans of Continue?, how are you all doing today? Me, I’ve been swamped with work, fighting crime, and playing Star Craft 2, that I haven’t written any articles in a while, and have once again allowed the Video of the Week to slip away from me. However, I finally am sitting down, and taking the time to write after going on a bit of a hiatus.

This weeks video shows a YouTuber who goes by the name of Freddie25, playing a medley  of video game music. Before you say anything, I know, that isn’t very awesome, there are lots of video of video game medley. Freddie25 however, does it with a bit of a twist. He has constructed a medley of Video Game Songs with Lyrics. Freddie25 has taken popular Video Game Songs with Lyrics by artists such as Brentalfloss (any Megaman with Lyrics video and Tetris with Lyrics) and Martin Hagwell (Super Mario RPG Song), and blended them together into a very clever and unique sounding medley.

This is what happened to me when I first saw the video.

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The War of Mascots

April 28, 2010

Well it seems like reddit is playing host to a barrage of video game characters appearing all over the word on windows and walls in post it notes and chalk. Whether it’s Sonic or Mario, every post seems to be snowballing into yet another picture appearing. Leading to a few back and forth battles turning… musical?, and also inspiring an entire group of engineering students to post it an entire building face. I just wonder where this will go from here.
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