I know I keep saying this, but I bloody love enthusiastic geeks like Wyo of the Arcade Museum forums, who looked into gaming history, saw a gap where an arcade version of The Legend of Zelda should have been and said, “That just won’t do.”
Fitted with an NES console, a 20″ CRT television and a lot of love, this beauty represents one Hell of a passion project. Wyo explains his work:
Basically, it’s an all wood construction. Primered and block sanded smooth and straight. I painted it with metallic gold automotive urethane, and then added a mid coat of .008 gold flake. After I cleared it, I wetsanded it 1000-3000 and then polished it. It turned out pretty cool. The whole cab shimmers in the light with the light bouncing off the flake.
The artwork was a lot of work. I had ro [sic] recreate all the images in illustrator. In my design, My intent with the art was to make it look DK/80’s nintendo ish. I then hand cut and gold chrome embossed the control panel and bezel. I will do the same with the side art and instruction sticker.
Inside, is a decased 20″ CRT and an NES wired to the arcade joystick and buttons. I was gonna do a playchoice ten….but now I’m happy I went with the NES. I can play all the NES games with an Everdrive N8.
That’s a tremendous effort, and it paid off. This thing is gorgeous. Check out more photos of this stunning piece of work below. [click to continue…]
There’s no doubt there’s more happening with Star Wars now than at any time in history, and fans can’t seem to get enough.
There are all kinds of stories out there of course, but one thing fans have hoped for, and almost saw come to fruition six years ago, is a live-action television series. ABC has mentioned talking with Disney and Lucasfilm off and on, but more than a few fans have expressed their preference for a series on Netflix—for obvious reasons.
To that end, over 50,000 people have signed a Change.org petition asking Disney and Lucasfilm to make a live-action series based on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and the characters from both KOTOR and KOTOR II plus the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Personally, I’m intrigued by the idea as I love the games and currently play SWTOR. I mean, it’s hard not to watch the most recent SWTOR trailer for the new expansion and not see a story worth telling. Check that out below. [click to continue…]
Doom is, without a doubt, the granddaddy of the FPS genre, and the BFG is one of the most iconic weapons in video game history. It has appeared in almost every Doom game to date, including the recent reboot where it was given a complete redesign. So it was quite a challenge when Bethesda asked the UK-based MyMiniFactory, who specialize in 3D-printed wossnames, to produce a full-size 3D-printed replica of this particular wossname so it could be given to one lucky contest winner over in Britain.
While the contest is over and the winner has received their prize, MyMiniFactory have made it “easy” for people with access to 3D printers to produce their own by providing the plans on their website, which was nice of them. In the meantime, you can check out video of the build process below. [click to continue…]
As part of a series of posts celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of the original Legend of Zelda on the Famicom in Japan, Nintendo have offered a glimpse at a storage facility where they keep never-sold, mint-in-box consoles from days gone by. They shared snaps of Famicom units (including an unboxing), the Famicom Disk System, and even a Famicom Disk Writer – a kiosk unit that was found in video game stores in Japan where punters could bring in their own floppy disks to have games written to them. They even fired up Zelda on an old CRT.
These photos are like peering back in time. Check out the full set below. [click to continue…]
Ah, Amiibo. They’ll stand the test of time long after people have forgotten what the Wii U was (“Some kind of… singing toaster?” – you, in ten years). Especially with people like GandaKris going to the trouble of making custom Amiibo. One of her recent projects has been recreating characters from Blizzard’s not-a-MOBA, Overwatch, and we think they look pretty ruddy spiffy. Check out a gallery of Gandakris’ handiwork below. [click to continue…]
It’s always a good day when we get something from Player Piano. Crystal Dynamics teamed up with composer and pianist Sonya Belousova and director Tom Grey to create the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration Medley, which is described as “a musical adventure through twenty years of an icon” that explores four themes throughout the game series. Watch the video below. [click to continue…]
At this point you are probably very aware of Samsung’s woes regarding the Galaxy Note 7 and it’s tendency to uh…violently explode. The phones have caused a great deal of destruction, which is no laughing matter—but the fact that someone added it to GTA 5 as a bomb mod is probably chuckle-worthy for even the most die-hard Android fan. See the mod in action in the video below. [click to continue…]
Sideshow is known for their collectible statues, apparel, and art prints, but now they’re attempting to launch their first video game: Court of the Dead: Underworld Rising on Kickstarter.
Over the ages, Death has secretly filled the Underworld with souls in an effort to build an army of liberated “mourners.” As his latest recruit, it is time to master your newfound powers and help the Underworld prepare to confront Heaven and Hell. Join Death and his Court of the Dead in the fight for your afterlife.
Underworld Rising is a role-playing video game set in the dark fantasy world of the Court of the Dead, created by Tom Gilliland of Sideshow. In this richly-illustrated 2D environment, you will join a faction and travel the Underworld, building an army of collectible followers. Journey on epic quests and challenge other players to combat in order to grow your legend and play your part in the Underworld’s bid to Rise, Conquer, Rule!
Sounds fun to me. Who wouldn’t want to have a legion of followers and fight both Heaven and Hell to save everyone’s soul? I mean really. Learn more about the project in the video below. [click to continue…]
If there was ever a TV show that felt right recreated as an 8-bit game, it’s Stranger Things. CineFix did their 8-Bit Cinema thing in the video below and, thankfully, it looks a lot better than E.T. was on the Atari. [click to continue…]