I Won a Ducktales Remastered Press Kit from Capcom

Posted 6 years ago by Games

Ducktales Remastered Gold Cart

Note: There’s a contest in this post!

Six months ago I found out Capcom was releasing Ducktales Remastered and I got really pumped about it. I love Ducktales and I love Remastered versions of classic games. Fast forward a few months and I find out that Capcom created these amazing press kits to promote the game, and I was sad because I knew I’d never get one.

Then I found out that Capcom had a few Ducktales press kits left over, and they could be won be either singing the Ducktales theme song or creating some fan art. Now I was really pumped. I sing and play guitar a lot, and I play the Ducktales theme song constantly just because I love it. When I found out about this contest, I immediately threw on my Ducktales game shirt, sat down in front of my computer, and played the song. I should have used something other than my internal mic because the audio kind of sucks, but I was too excited and wanted to enter as quickly as possible.
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Cool Stuff: Justin Gammon’s Nintendo Prints for the 3NES Gallery Exhibit

Posted 6 years ago by Art

Justin Gammon 3NES

Check out these awesome prints our friend Justin Gammon of the awesome site Weirdo Toys is contributing to the 3NES Exhibit at Bottleneck Gallery. I’ve been hearing a lot about the 3NES show and I wish I could be in Brooklyn this weekend to check it out, but Bottleneck will start their online sales Saturday, so I’m crossing my fingers I can snag Justin’s awesome prints.

Justin created three prints inspired by Mario, Zelda, and Metroid, and they’re all awesome. Make sure to head over to his site to check out his post that explains the process behind each one.

You can keep up with the show at Bottleneck’s website and Facebook page.

Protip: Signalnoise (aka James White) also has some bitchin’ art at this show.

Scans of the Gaming Pages from a 1993 Sears Catalog

Posted 7 years ago by Games

Sears Mario

I was digging through stuff at my Grandpa’s house last weekend to see if there was anything I found sentimental and wanted to keep (he didn’t die, he’s just moving to a retirement home), and among the old photos, fishing paraphernalia, and random mothball-scented things, I found a 1993 Sears Catalog. I spotted it from a mile away and almost knocked my sister over who was looking through our Grandmother’s Christmas decorations trying to get to it.

Unfortunately it wasn’t a Christmas catalog. If it was, I would have snatched the whole thing and spent hours (days?) scanning the entire toy section. Alas, this was just a regular-type catalog which meant no toys. However, I remembered that even these boring catalogs still usually had video game sections and I quickly flipped past the pages of clothes, exercise equipment, and antique-looking computers to find them. I wasn’t disappointed.
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Vintage Console Illustrations from Signalnoise

Posted 7 years ago by Art

Signalnoise's Vintage Console Illustrations

If you’re interested in geek art, you have probably seen some of the awesome work from Signalnoise (aka James White). I’ve been following James on Instagram for a long time, and have always been a fan of his art. Checking out his poster designs for Terminator 2 and The Thing will give you a good sense of his style.

Over the last couple days, James has been Instagramming some very cool illustrations of vintage video game consoles, and today he posted them all on his blog. He illustrated the iconic designs of the Atari 2600, NES, Game Boy, NES Zapper, Super Nintendo’s controller, and the Commodore 64. They’re all great and I’d love to have them all as prints in my office.

I hope James continues with these illustrations, especially if it means seeing some Sega hardware. I’m sure his take on the Genesis would be awesome.

Make sure to head over to his site to read more about his process.

72Pins: Awesome NEStalgic Art

Posted 7 years ago by Art, Games

72Pins

I’ve been enjoying the Top Hat Sasquatch Instagram account way too much lately. Not only have I been posting pictures of my nostalgic junk for the past week, but I’ve been finding all sorts of cool photos by browsing interesting tags. I thought I had seen a lot of cool retro gaming stuff, but today I found something that takes the cake.

72Pins. A site where you can get NES cartridges designed to look like games that never existed for the NES. Modern games like Call of Duty and Skyrim are available, as well as carts based on movies and TV, like Adventure Time and Arrested Development. The art is great and the carts still have whatever random game was used on the inside.

I had seen the Call of Duty cart around the web before, but somehow I’d never heard about 72Pins. I love stuff like this and quickly ordered the Sonic, Adventure Time, and Totoro carts. I can’t wait to see what else they release.

They also offer custom carts, and with Tim’s awesome 8-bit THS mascot, I’m definitely looking into ordering some.