The 2019 My Famicase Exhibition

Each year, METEOR Japan opens the floor to artists and designers from all over the world and invites them to enter the My Famicase Exhibition. A collection of fake games, created by hundreds of talented individuals. Everyone creates a cover for the game, tasking METEOR with finding the perfect color, and style cartridge for their title. Afterwards, they are all put on display for those in Tokyo to view at the physical storefront.

You can hit the jump to check out my entry for this year, my 5th (!) time being in the show, as well as many of my favorites for 2019.

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If you’re a fan of what we do here, as well as what we cover – that includes video games, anime, movies, comic books, fashion, and more – we’d love to chat! The Ph LEVEL Discord server is now open for business, and we’d love to chat more with everyone on the latest news across pop culture! If you don’t have a Discord account, you can get one at DiscordApp.com and use the link below to join the conversation! Join us at discord.gg/mAb6sH3 Continue reading Join the Ph LEVEL Discord Server!

Splatoon 2’s Anniversary Splatfest Gets Gorgeous Artwork

Nintendo has unveiled a new set of artwork to celebrate its newest global Splatfest, Squid vs. Octopus, beginning on July 20th at 9pm PST, and ending on July 21st at 8:59pm PST. The Splatfest is in celebration of the 1-year anniversary of the game’s release, having been a massive success for Nintendo’s latest console. Splatoon 2 is available now on Nintendo Switch. Continue reading Splatoon 2’s Anniversary Splatfest Gets Gorgeous Artwork

Tokyo Game Show 2018 Key Art Revealed

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Each year, the Tokyo Game Show reveals a fantastic key-art illustration for the expo representing a main theme for the show, and this year’s no different than usual. Artist Ippei Gyoubu was once again in charge of the illustration, with a visual theme of “eSports” that is currently hot in Japan. The slogan for this year’s show is “The curtain rises for a new stage.”

Tokyo Game Show 2018 will take place on September 19th to September 23rd. If you’d like to check out the full illustration, you can hit the jump.

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Hasbro Trademarks The Smell of Play-Doh

As crazy as this sounds, Hasbro has officially trademarked one of the most recognizable features of the iconic brand of colored clay: its smell. According to BusinessWire, the trademark states that Hasbro now owns “a scent of a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, combined with the smell of a salted, wheat-based dough.” The company has assured everyone that there are currently no plans for litigation now that the trademark is official, just in case you have a Play-Doh perfume, or something. Continue reading Hasbro Trademarks The Smell of Play-Doh

European Spider-Man Cover Art Revealed

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Insomniac Games’ upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man is one of the most anticipated games of the year, and the PlayStation 4 exclusive is expected to do quite well after years of build-up. James Stevenson, community director for the development team, has posted a new image for the game that will serve as a cover art for various European outlets. The artwork was made by Alexander Lozano, the artist that created concept art and promotional images for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War, and more.

Hit the jump to see the artwork in full, and expect to hear more on Marvel’s Spider-Man at Sony’s E3 keynote on Monday, June 11th at 6pm PST.

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Japan’s My Famicase Exhibition Now Online

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Each year, the video game community waits with bated breath as many of its creators and contributors take part in an artistic exhibition at METEOR Japan, in which artists design fake Famicom cartridges and the art is displayed at the gallery located outside Tokyo. It’s always a fun time for the community to see the amazingly thoughtful ideas that everyone seems to come up with.

I’ve personally taken part in the event 4 times, and it’s always a rewarding experience. You can check them all out here, and hit the jump to see my entry, as well as a selection of my favorites.

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Kermit Inspired Typeface Will Make You Smile

The designers at MCKLand COLLINS have created an loveably psychedelic typeface inspired by everyone’s favorite frog, Kermit. Kernit, as they’ve named the font, is “meant to capture the same imagination, fun and whimsy which we came to love in Henson’s vivid work.” The design was originally intended for a Jim Henson exhibition at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image, but has since been made available in two styles: block, and outline, and is free for download. If you’d like to get your hands on the free font, you can download it here. Continue reading Kermit Inspired Typeface Will Make You Smile

New Okami HD Trailer

Capcom has debuted a beautiful new trailer for the upcoming HD-update to the fan-favorite, Okami HD. The new trailer shows us what to expect from the remaster, and its updated visuals. Okami HD will feature 4K support on the PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One X, and PC. Players will also get to choose to play in 4:3 ratio, or 16:9 widescreen format. Okami HD releases in North America and Europe on December 12th, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Continue reading New Okami HD Trailer

Sega Dreamcast: Collected Works Announced on Kickstarter

Fans of Sega’s failed, classic video game console, have something incredible to look forward to. At least, if they can afford it. SEGA Dreamcast: Collected Works is the definitive history of the cult games console, produced in collaboration with SEGA. This large format, deluxe hardback will feature a dazzling collection of never-before-published materials and specially commissioned editorial, offering unprecedented insight into the creation of the Dreamcast console and its celebrated library of games. The book features incredible detail with full history break-downs, sketches, concept art, and more for the console, and it’s diverse and iconic library of games. Head over to Kickstarter to donate … Continue reading Sega Dreamcast: Collected Works Announced on Kickstarter