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.
Retro game console company, Analogue, has revealed a new edition of their incredibly successful Super Nt console in a partnership with record label, Ghostly International. While the Ghostly x Analogue Super Nt is still a standard Super Nt as it plays SNES and Super Famicom cartridges, outputting them in 1080p with digital audio, the new system will also feature bespoke boot-up animations by PolyTron’s Phil Fish, as well as 15 custom boot-up “sonics” made by Ghostly artists including Christopher Willits, Gold Panda, Mary Lattimore, Shigeto, Tadd Mullinix, Ouri, and Telefon Tel Aviv.
Additionally, the system is colored a beautiful shade of white, with special Ghostly branding to accompany it. You can purchase the system over at Analogue’s website still, and hit the jump to check out more photos of it.
Bovi is once again joined by Theo and Andy to talk about the most notorious villain in all of video games: Bowser! His origins, history, creation, and many crazy schemes in an attempt to find love are all spotlighted here as the guys dig in across the many incarnations of the Koopa King! Be sure to check out the links below to listen, and rate & review on iTunes! iTunes: http://apple.co/2nMrX1R Stitcher: http://bit.ly/analogstitcher Continue reading BadCast – Bowser
Nintendo and Shonen Jump have partnered together to reveal a special miniature Famicom console to mark the 50th anniversary of manga magazine Weekly Jump. Priced at 7,980 yen ($73), the manga-themed Famicom Mini will be released on July 7th in Japan, and feature 20 Jump-inspired games that were released on the Famicom.
You can hit the jump for a full list of included titles, as well as more images of Gold and Red console.
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.