Stop Motion NES? Yes, please.

May 30, 2010

So with Dan enjoying the sun in Mexico, I figured it was about time I stepped up and actually contributed to our wonderful retro gaming website. Since I’ve been drowning in some of the newer side-scrolling adventure games available on STEAM, I needed to take a step back and think of the games that really made an impact on me as a kid.

What was the first game that came to mind, you ask? None other then Kirby’s Adventure for the NES. I looked up a few videos on that old game, just to reminice what I’ve been missing over the years, and I came across this fairly recent stop motion version of that game, and many other favorites from the early days of 8-bit gaming.


Gaming as Culture: In Touch with Our Roots

May 12, 2010

Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what gamer culture really is. We hear the phrase tossed around a lot and to many it conjures basic images of nerdy stuff and people enjoying it. Lately, in the face of certain cultural critics claiming that video games cannot be art, many voices were raised in defense of video games. This choir of support is indicative that as a community, gamers have begun to band together on a larger scale than perhaps was previously apparent. Conventions like PAX come to mind when I consider this development. PAX, more than any other electronics gathering I have attended, is not about marketing new products, but rather celebrating games as culture. To me, this means two important developments are occurring. 1. The video game community is growing in size. 2. The video game community is ageing.

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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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Digging deeper into the Super Mario Bros. 3 Hidden Levels, and other Super Mario Bros. series glitches

May 23, 2009

The story on Infendo that is currently at the top of Reddit’s “Gaming Subreddit” pointed out that there were in fact hidden levels deep within the Super Mario Bros. 3 cartridge that never saw the light of day. Interested in these levels, I decided to do a little searching to find out what these levels were really about. Read the rest of this entry »

8-Bit Jesus!

December 21, 2008

This holiday season, forget about the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, throw out your CD of Twisted Sisters “A Twisted Christmas.” The Christmas album to rule all Christmas Albums is here! All give praise to the newly born

Have a very 8-Bit Christmas!

Have a merry 8-Bit Christmas!

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