Videogame Covers, if they were "Penguin Classics"

20 02 2009

This says so much in so little.  Great work!

Thanks to Tina Sanchez from 1UP for Twittering about this amazing thread (WARNING: There is a LOT of profanity on this thead!  You can totally skim it though, and just look at the pics.  I’d say it’s worth it, but don’t let me pull ya down into something you’re not okay with!!!)  over at Something Awful.  What they’re attempting to do is take video games and create “classic covers” for future reissues.  It’s an excellent photoshop idea, and I’d love to see what the readers here come up with, if you trend towards graphic arts!

Click the jump to see a couple more of my favorites! (don’t worry, there’s still PLENTY to see on the SA forums too)  

(Apparently there’s an issue with the images after the jump – sometimes they show up, sometimes they don’t.  If you want to see them and they’re not showing, click the Something Awful link above to check them out in the original thread!)

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Christmas in February. 8-Bit Christmas, at least…

20 02 2009

8-Bit Jesus CD CaseSo I just got my physical copy of Dr. Octoroc’s 8-Bit Christmas and I’m loving the design of the case and the detail put into the artwork.  Excellent work all around.  You know I love the music, so I won’t go too much into that, but seriously, if you like chiptunes at all, or if you’re just a huge fan of the old NES days, you should get this album to dork out during the Christmas season.  

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Best Super Mario Brothers Live Evarz!

11 01 2009

Those crazy Japanese game shows rock.  And to prove it:





Quick! Get The 1UP Show OST…Fo’ Free!

10 01 2009

 

The 1Up Show - The Movie, The Game, The Movie

The 1Up Show - The Movie, The Game, The Movie

 

 

Not much to say here other than, if you ever liked the themes, bump, or background music for The 1UP Show, then here is your chance to own a piece of the action for the low, low price of NOTHING!  

 

Ryan O’Donnell, pretty much the creator of, and head of the 1UP Show prior to the dismantling of everything holy within the 1UP Network, has decided to put up all that work between him and Caesar Quintero, and let you, the longtime fan, get the music for free.  You can click HERE to get the OST.  I’ve always been a fan of the summer theme, and I LOVED the theme they were using up until the end, with the Japanese and all…check it out, if you haven’t…

 

Also, if you have interest in the 1UP FM crew, or the 1UP Show crew, you should definitely check out Rebel FM, the podcast of the dejected rejected from 1UP. 🙂  It’s pretty good for info right now, and I expect it to continue well.  (And yes, there is an RSS feed, and it IS available through iTunes, read their site for details.)  Frankly, I think Eat.Sleep.Game has the possibility to get some decent advertising if they do things right.  People want to hear what these specific people want to say about gaming.  And right now, that site is the only place for it.  Good luck, y’all….





Quick! Get The 1UP Show OST…Fo' Free!

10 01 2009

 

The 1Up Show - The Movie, The Game, The Movie

The 1Up Show - The Movie, The Game, The Movie

 

 

Not much to say here other than, if you ever liked the themes, bump, or background music for The 1UP Show, then here is your chance to own a piece of the action for the low, low price of NOTHING!  

 

Ryan O’Donnell, pretty much the creator of, and head of the 1UP Show prior to the dismantling of everything holy within the 1UP Network, has decided to put up all that work between him and Caesar Quintero, and let you, the longtime fan, get the music for free.  You can click HERE to get the OST.  I’ve always been a fan of the summer theme, and I LOVED the theme they were using up until the end, with the Japanese and all…check it out, if you haven’t…

 

Also, if you have interest in the 1UP FM crew, or the 1UP Show crew, you should definitely check out Rebel FM, the podcast of the dejected rejected from 1UP. 🙂  It’s pretty good for info right now, and I expect it to continue well.  (And yes, there is an RSS feed, and it IS available through iTunes, read their site for details.)  Frankly, I think Eat.Sleep.Game has the possibility to get some decent advertising if they do things right.  People want to hear what these specific people want to say about gaming.  And right now, that site is the only place for it.  Good luck, y’all….





A Very Humpday Christmas Flash

26 12 2008

For your (belated) Christmas Humpday Flash selection, I bring you the latest in the WarBears saga: “WarBears Adventures: An A.R. Xmas,” from Kongregate.

Its a Very WarBears Christmas Special!

It's a Very WarBears Christmas Special!

The WarBears series has always meant good old-skool puzzle-solving, of the point-and-click-adventure type, and this shorter, holiday themed game is no different. There’s a couple of cheat-y moments that you just have to kind of hunt around, but that’s par for the course for this genre of game. I highly recommend playing all of the series (They’re all good, and well written) but to whet your appetite, definitely try out this Christmas episode! Merry Christmas everyone!





Doctor Octoroc Needs Your Help!

18 12 2008

Hey there, readers!  Well, this is the kind of thing I have to admit, that I absolutely love the blogosphere (which is different from the Blagosphere)…when one blogger notices a problem with another blogger, and reaches out to help.

Ein - Doctor Octorocs puppy

Ein - Doctor Octoroc's puppy

So, any of you who checked out or downloaded Doctor Octoroc’s Christmastime “8-Bit Jesus” over at his site, Doc needs some assistance.  His six month old puppy, Ein, has gallstones (kidney or bladder stones?  I an not a doctor.  Good thing Octoroc is…) that are too large for him to pass, and therefore requires surgery.  No, Doc Oc is not asking for you to pay for the surgery.  Instead, he’s asking that if you liked the album, and if you were considering buying the physical copy, that he needs you to pay in advance, instead of when it comes out.  See, he doesn’t have the cash to create the CDs, but will with your contribution of $15.  So, it’s giving, yes.  And it’s giving during the holidays, in a sense of cameraderie and fellowship, but it’s also a two-fer, because on top of the sense of giving, you’ll also get the physical CD (with more tracks than listed on the site) of “8-Bit Jesus.”  You can read more about this situation and learn how to donate, by clicking this sentence.

So, let’s help a brother out, and take some pity on his dog, eh?  I can’t do it right now, but I plan on doing it after Christmas, when I’ve got a little more cash to spend.  Let’s support some cool chiptune interesting-ness (of course it’s a word!) and help someone out in the community as well!