I enjoy infographics just as much as the next person. I enjoy them even more when they involve a personal pastime. Cue – The Nebula of NES Games. It’s exactly as it sounds – a galactic nebula of over 700 NES games broken out by genre and year. A must have for the visually geeky NES fan which you can have personally signed by the artist for only $32. Swing over to Pop Chart Lab for a copy. [fast company]
I’m on a roll today. I always enjoy these 8-bit remakes as you can probably tell by my last 3 posts. This time CineFix has coated Blade Runner with a nice 8-bit shine. I must say this 8-bit version is making me want to bust out the directors cut. But I also can’t remember if I actually enjoyed the extra, what is it, 15 min. It’s been awhile. [/film]
This is pretty classy. CineFix took it upon themselves to do a 3 min 8-bit version of the ‘classic’ film ‘Anchorman’ – as seen above. I’m not going to abuse this post with a bunch of Ron Burgundy quotes – retrofitted with 8-bit humor. I’m just going to let you watch the video and enjoy. Because you really don’t need anything else from me. [mashable]
I’m so behind on this stuff. This has been around for a while now but it’s too far up our 8-bit alley to ignore. Musician Joe Jeremiah has put together an impressive (well certainly in our minds) 8-bit version of Daft Punk’s latest album Random Access Memories. The video above will give you a taste of the 8-bit sonic masterpiece – but Joe has managed to cover the entire album if you’re so interested. [mashable]
EDGAR, the great Victorian adventure game, puts you in control of an 8-bit Edgar Allen Poe hunting down Jack the Ripper in an effort to save your wife from a fate worse than death! The adventure platformer/lootfest, as developer Wrought Iron Games describes it, is set in a side-scrolling alternate Victorian London. The above video is of pre-alpha footage and apparently some gameplay changes have been made but it’ll give you an idea of what you’re getting into. [mashable]
Hey folks, remember when I said the next Father Gamer would have to do with products? I lied.
I have more pressing matters to discuss. My wife didn’t leave me, but tell that to my liver. Last weekend marked the first time my wife and child took a trip without dear old me. I kept telling myself it wasn’t a big deal, and that surely I was over reacting. They weren’t going to die in a fiery wreck. Nothing bad was going to happen. They don’t need me all the time.
I must say 2012 has been (and continues to be) quite a year for movie fans and after the massive summer blitz…the fall isn’t looking to shabby. First we have the new Dredd (I know, I know) in a week or so then a week later we have this nice time travelling gem Looper via Rian Johnson. I was into this film as soon as I heard the premise and who was in it, then I saw a trailer and was completely sold. Making the video above that much better – an 8bit-ified Looper game – complete with classic 8bit sounds and cut scenes. Video was made by Deepak Chetty a sci-fi aficionado, Austinite via other places that end in ‘ite’ and self proclaimed pug owner. Enjoy. [/film]
This never gets old. Post It note art and stop motion animation will always be fun. Of course this has a little extra 8bit lovin’ as the Mario landscape morphs into a short Pac-Man board. All in all it’s a great quick video that lands right in our 8bit wheel house. Check out Final Cut King’s YouTube Channel for more videos. [via mashable]
Hey Folks, welcome to 8bitreview’s “Father Gamer,” a new segment on being a good father while maintaining your status as a good gamer. Speaking as a parent of a 5-month old, I can say parenthood is the most rewarding thing I have ever done…but that doesn’t mean I’m done with virtual accolades. Friends and family will tell you that you need to say goodbye to various things that make you happy, including gaming. I am here to tell you these people are scaremongers who are trying to project their poor decision-making and perpetual unhappiness on you. Not only is gaming possible, it will make you a happier person and thus a better parent.
Nintendo is making this summer that much sweeter by releasing 8 classics to the 3DS eShop in the month of July. I don’t own a 3DS and I already beat most of these games the first time around, actually that’s a lie I beat one of these games, but nothing wrong with re-visiting a few classics anyways. Portable too. Below is the release lineup. [joystiq]
July 5th – The Legend of Zelda
July 12th – Kirby’s Pinball Land & The Sword of Hope 2
July 19th – Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters, Tumblepop & Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3