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  • Blog Post: Learn How Pikmin, Will Wright, And M.C. Escher Snuck Into Zelda Games

    The latest episode of Did You Know Gaming uncovers more about the Zelda series. In the video you will find out M.C. Escher's piece, Another World, likely inspired a dungeon in Twilight Princess, where Pikmin references show up in Wind Waker and Minish Cap, and how Will Wright (creator of SimCity... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Mike Tyson Box Himself In Punch-Out!!

    Jimmy Fallon loves to let his video game flag fly on The Tonight Show, and he's really outdone himself this time. The host has convinced world-famous boxer Mike Tyson to square off with himself in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! for the NES. The segment begins with Jimmy Fallon explaining to Kid Dynamite... More
  • Blog Post: Witness The Evolution Of The Video Game Controller

    Animator Pablo Fernandez examines the evolution of the video game controller with a short animation. Fernandez works in the medium of pixel and you can find more of his work by checking out his website, pixelfantasy . Along with his controller evolution animation, seen below, I am also partial to his... More
  • Blog Post: NECA Adds Rambo To Its 8-bit Figurine Line

    NECA has just announced the newest addition to its line of 8-bit video game tribute figurines, Rambo , from the 1988 Acclaim title of the same name. This line, which has already includes figurines of Batman , Robocop , Jason Vorhees , and many more, recreates famous characters as they appeared in their... More
  • Blog Post: Douglas E. Smith Creator Of Lode Runner Passes Away

    Douglas E. Smith, the creator of the classic puzzle game Lode Runner, has passed away. RIP: Douglas E. Smith, 1960 - 2014, the creator of the classic game Lode Runner. pic.twitter.com/9yf8dCUVt0 — TozaiGames (@TozaiGames) September 12, 2014 Released in the early 80s, Lode Runner was a puzzle game... More
  • Blog Post: Teens (Alongside Game Of Thrones' Maisie Williams) Share Their First Impressions Of The NES

    The NES is nearly 30 years old, which by video game standards makes it a relic. What do modern teenagers think of the retro console? The latest video from YouTube channel TheFineBros answers this question by placing the console in the hands of teenagers, as well as Maisie Williams who plays Arya Stark... More
  • Blog Post: Learn About Dragon Quest's Surprise Inspirations

    The latest episode of Did You Know Gaming webs series takes a look at the Dragon Quest series and the involvement of Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama. RPGs like Ultima and Wizardry inspired the game's creation, which isn't too surprising, but a game released in Japan called The Portopia Serial... More
  • Blog Post: Album Takes Classic 8-Bit NES Tunes And Turns Them Into Lullabies

    From the folks who brought us a collection of lullabies based off of Mega Man tunes , comes a new album that broadens its reach. Instead of focusing on a single game , musician Mark Polydoris and brother looked to a number of different games like Super Mario Bros. 2, Contra, Duck Tales, Castlevania,... More
  • Blog Post: Konami Shuts Down Metal Gear Fan Remake, Developers Release Trailer

    Outer Heaven, the mod team developing a remake of the original Metal Gear, has cancelled its project. In the wake of this cancellation, it released a trailer for its unfinished game. The team was highly invested in its project. It had even snagged David Hayter, the voice of Snake up through Metal Gear... More
  • Blog Post: Power Glove Documentary Film Seeking Kickstarter Funding

    Power of Glove , a documentary about the infamous Power Glove NES accessory, is looking to Kickstarter to help complete the film. Unveiled around this time last year , Power of Glove examines the creation, failure, and cult following that has emerged surrounding the Power Glove. Co-directors Adam Ward... More
  • Blog Post: Custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES Ready For 30th Anniversary Shellebration

    In December 2013, we shared with you a custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nintendo Entertainment System . The modders known as PlatinumFungi have returned to pair a love of classic gaming with Eastman and Laird’s fabulous four. This new TMNT-themed creation celebrates the comic’s 30th anniversary... More
  • Blog Post: New Speed Record Set For Super Mario Bros.

    A new speed run record has been set for Super Mario Bros., placing the new best time at just under five minutes. The new record run, which you can see in its entirety in the video below. The record was set by speed runner that goes by the name Blubbler . Blubbler's new record sets the time at 4:57... More
  • Blog Post: Impressive Paper Diorama Recreates Zelda: Link To The Past's Overworld

    An artist who goes by the name Wuppes creates paper dioramas inspired by video games. His Link to the Past overworld map is particularly impressive. You can find more of Wuppes' work on his tumblr blog , which has more images of the Hyrule piece you see above, as well as dioramas representing Street... More
  • Blog Post: Metal Gear Remake In Production

    A group remaking the original Metal Gear recently received approval for continuation on its project from Konami, with a few clauses. The mod team, going by the name Outer Heaven, is remaking the 1987 Metal Gear using the Alien Swarm engine. Kotaku reports Konami says Outer Heavan can keep moving forward... More
  • Blog Post: Perk Up For Early Morning Gaming With These Retro-Themed Coffee Mugs

    Despite what the Folgers jingle might tell you, the best part of waking up is actually brick-breaking action with Arkanoid in your cup. Though the site is still under construction, Retrogamers aims to sell officially licensed video game merchandise. The site doesn't have too much stock listed yet... More
  • Blog Post: SNES, Game Boy Games Could Be Remixed Next

    Nintendo's NES Remix and Remix 2 for the Wii U combine a number of classic 8-bit Nintendo games and transform them into a series of challenges and minigames. So far only NES games have gotten the remix treatment, but if fan support is strong enough SNES titles could be next. In an interview with... More
  • Blog Post: Your Favorite NES Gaming Moments, In Lego Form

    Looking for awesome game art to decorate your room with? These classic NES gaming scenes recreated with Lego's should do nicely. The pieces come from Brian Stark, who has been working on the projects in his spare time. So far he's created four pieces: Super Mario Bros. 3, Metroid, Mega Man, and... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Bros. 3 Out Now On Wii U And 3DS

    Rejoice! Super Mario Bros. 3, one of Nintendo's most beloved NES platformers, is finally out on the Wii U and 3DS eShops. You could celebrate by dressing up in your Tanooki suit, or you could just relive the good ol' days with the trailer below. Even if Mario isn't your game of choice, several... More
  • Blog Post: What If Happy Gilmore Was An 8-Bit Game?

    Adam Sandler's classic '90s comedy is nearly 20-years-old, which means it just missed the era of the NES. But if for some reason Universal Pictures had decided to make a game based on the film, this is what it might have looked like. Actually this probably looks better that what a real Happy... More
  • Blog Post: Fight Club Gets Digitized Into Fake 8-Bit Game

    David Fincher's movie adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club novel came out in 1999, which makes it old, but not really old enough to have been made into an SNES video game. That won't stop some fans from dreaming. This trailer for a fake 16-bit Fight Club game from CineFix looks infinitely... More
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