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1. “DuckTales Remastered” Pushes Video Game Nostalgia To New Heights

The line between animation and video games has long been blurred. There was the Saturday Supercade on CBS in the mid-80s, where Frogger, Q-Bert and Donkey Kong starred in short segments. A handful of years later, Fox ran the Super Mario Bros. Super Show! and NBC had Captain N: The Game Master. All of these shows were relatively short-lived marketing methods of pushing Nintendo further into homes and the minds of children. But lately, the animation and video game industries have united under the banner of nostalgia, appealing to adults whose childhoods were spent chasing down the aproned token keeper in the local arcade.

This nostalgic trip is partly due to a major shift in demographics. Generation X and Y, the first to experience video game-filled childhoods, have grown up, and many of them now have young children of their own. It explains the broad appeal of Wreck-It Ralph—a father who spent countless hours feeding quarters to a PacMan arcade game was just as likely to be entertained by the film as his child. In fact, Disney succeeded in creating faux arcade games that felt so real, adult audience members were convinced to the point of feeling nostalgic. Fix It Felix Jr., the game in which Ralph was the villain, felt ripped from your childhood arcade.

You could assume this nostalgia trend would’ve peaked with Wreck-It Ralph, but it shows no signs of slowing. Ratchet & Clank, the series of Playstation games initially released in 2002, is finally receiving the animated film adaptation that its fans have craved. Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment plan to produce the film for a theatrical release in 2015. Fortunately, the fan base has grown right along the game. Says one commenter on The Nerdist : “The twelve year old in me (currently 23) just stood up and yelled, ‘Finally!’”

Then there’s game developer WayForward, set to release a remastered version of DuckTales, Capcom’s hit that originally sold nearly 3 million copies on NES and Game Boy. It was and is exceedingly popular, with gamers still raving about the game’s tight handling. Among 8-bit musicians, who derive their tunes from the sounds of Nintendo, the DuckTales soundtrack is a unanimous favorite. Some even say that the Nintendo game eclipses all other aspects of the DuckTales franchise, including the animated series.

What’s most incredible about this project from WayForward is its unabashed pandering to a nostalgic audience. WayForward’s remastering remains true to the original, with whole levels of the game completely duplicated, save for enhanced background graphics. According to an article on the Verge, Disney even went so far as to provide original art assets and the voice actors from the DuckTales animated series, including 90-year-old Alan Young as Scrooge. “We’re really trying to make it play as identical to the original as possible,” says WayForward’s Austin Ivansmith. “We thought, well if the original developers could make this again today, what would they do?”

There is no doubt that DuckTales was a major keystone of early video game history—I even revisit my own copy once every few years. Young parents who grew up playing DuckTales on NES will leap at the chance to reintroduce the game to their kids on the contemporary consoles of today. These sorts of modern reinterpretations can certainly yield some fresh, artistic perspective. But the relationship between the animation and video game industries is becoming more blatantly based on the desire for financial sure-bets. And if we know anything about Hollywood, where movies based on boardgames are greenlit, audiences will continue to be encouraged to wallow in childhood nostalgia.

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Link from the Zelda game series transported to the 3D pixel world.More: sevensheaven.nl

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3. Screenprint/Monoprint  (by Michael Wood)



Screenprint/Monoprint  (by Michael Wood)



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4. 8-BIT CHAMPIONS at La Flaq Gallery, Paris!

Hey fellow SFGers!


I am SUPER thrilled to be a part of this fantastic show in Paris! If any of you are in the area (lucky!) be sure to check it out! If not, then at least check out the works online : D

Thursday, September 15 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

LA FLAQ GALLERY
36 rue Quincampoix ( 75004 )
Paris, France

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5. Youth Media And Marketing Movers & Shakers

Today we bring you another installment of Youth Media Movers and Shakers. We’ve culled through industry publications looking for the recent executive placements we think you should know about. If you have executive news that you want us to... Read the rest of this post

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6. The Fantastic Mr. Star Fox - CollegeHumor video I had to Google...



The Fantastic Mr. Star Fox - CollegeHumor video

I had to Google Star Fox to even get the reference here, but even being clueless as to what was being parodied, I found this to be a funny pitch-perfect send-up of Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox.



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7. The Missing Link

I was once an addict. Shocking, I know, but before you go calling Dr. Drew and booking a 20/20 interview, let me provide some clarification. My addiction was a common one for young’ns and agoraphobes and the pasty-skinned of this world . I was obsessed with video games. Many of my pre-teen and teenage years were spent slaughtering goblins and dunking over Larry Bird. Time, money and opportunities to chat up girls were wasted. And what do I have to show for it? An unhealthy knowledge of Kid Icarus and some undying regrets that involve never finishing Metal Gear. All things considered, not so bad. At least I’m not on a street corner, holding some cardboard, and talking about my “radio voice.”

Once an addict, always an addict, they say, but I’m going to dispute that. I set down the video game controller when I went to college, and aside from a few poor showings at Mortal Kombat and NHL Hockey, I didn’t pick it up again. It was an activity I associated with my whelps. College meant I was sophisticated, and did sophisticated things. Like drink Gatorade cocktails and run through campus in nothing but my skivvies.

After college, video games occupied the same place in my mind as amusement parks. Sure, I know they could be fun and they had gotten a lot bigger and better than they were when I was a kid, but I wasn’t about to spend my day riding The Great American Scream Machine and then writing fan fiction about it. I laid off the stuff completely for nearly 10 years.

Then my wife bought me a Wii for my birthday. I’m not sure why. It’s not like I was always comparing her to the masked love of my adolescence, Samus Aran. Perhaps I was talking in my sleep, mumbling, “look out about for Koopa…Paratroopa,” or “up up, down down, left right, left right…” In any case, she tracked a Wii down for me, in the days when they were kinda hard to get. And I was pleasantly surprised.

We had some friends over for a night Wii Sports, and it was just like a commercial. We were laughing and high-fiving as we plowed down bowling pins and beat the stuffing out of each other. The snacks were diverse and plentiful. Good times. And in the following weeks, I played a little bit on the weekends, perfecting my short game and my hook. It was fun, but I was definitely a recreational user.

Then I was reintroduced to Zelda. Just so you know, one of my greatest accomplishments was being the first kid in my 6th grade class to win the original Legend of Zelda. And I did it without the aid of hints and magazines. For a brief time, I was like some guru on a hill. Kids would come to me in the cafeteria with desperate queries and I would answer them in riddles.

“How do I defeat the Digdogger?”

“Well son. I ask you this. Do you have music in your heart?”

As games went, Zelda was bona fide – a top shelf, genuine issue classic. It’s hero, Link, was the sort of icon that Funyon-eaters and children in Kyoto tattooed on their necks. And years later, as I putted around the online Wii store, I realized I had missed out on almost all of Link’s other adventures during my hiatus from the gaming world. And my hands began to shake. I got cotton mouth. I downloaded 2 Comments on The Missing Link, last added: 3/12/2011

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8. 8 bit dreams « Campbell Whyte Campbell Whyte is creating a...



8 bit dreams « Campbell Whyte

Campbell Whyte is creating a drawing a day for each of the original 799 Nintendo Entertainment System games.



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9. SLIME!!


Hey all,
Just posting to prove that I'm not dead....

Hope your all well.
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10. Favorite Gaming Console Among Homosexuals

When Nintendo claimed that the Wii would appeal to a broad audience of consumers, they were not kidding around.  While the Nintendo Wii plays a favorite among little kids and grandmas, it has much love from the gay community.  Gay people like to stay fit and games like Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, and WiiFit allow them to keep in shape so they can look sexy in hopes of scoring with a handsome hunk.  Now while gay people like to stay in shape, they are not exactly the most masculine and muscular people in the world.  Most gay people wouldn’t choose an Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 because it is too heavy for them to carry around.  A gay person’s body is not built to carry around large, heavy consoles.  The Wii is small, light, white, and sleek.  Now, even though gay people might not like the Wii’s design and color as much as the GameCube’s purple purse design, it still looks nice to place in a home without worrying about it looking bad.

We did multiple polls on message boards such as Gamespot, 1UP, and IGN, asking if they were straight, gay, or bisexual.  The results were astounding.  The poll results showed that there were more gay owners who own the Wii more than any other console.  After completely the study, we asked them why they like the Wii over the 360/Playstation 3.  They told us they didn’t like how 360/PS3 games had so many dark games with brown/black/grey color palettes.  Usually straight men like games with darker colors because it makes them feel more manly and adult.  While we noticed that gay people tend to enjoy brighter color palettes such as red, yellow, orange, etc in games such as Super Mario Galaxy.  I once knew someone who was gay and he always talked about the colors and art styles of videogames.  The more stylish and artistic, the more gay people are more willing to play that game.  While another friend of mine who was straight, cared more if the visuals were realistic and looked like real life.  Straight people like graphics to look more like real life and less cartoonish.  Straight tend to enjoy games involving killing people or sports, while gay people tend to enjoy games about running around in a colorful fantasy world full of talking animals, colorful creatures, and magic.  Now, this doesn’t mean all people who enjoy games like that gay.  But I believe most of them are.

Gay people love to make great gourmet food and the Wii allows them to do that in a videogame such as Cooking Mama.  Cooking Mama is a great game for homosexuals because it allows you to be a great chef and create excellent meals.  And best of all, there is a lot of pink in the game’s visuals which is another reason gays will feel right at home with this game.

Another game that the gay community will love in Animal Crossing: City Folk.  This game is a gay person’s dream come.  You can be a fashion designer without worrying about people calling you a derogatory names.  Just the opposite.  The animals condone you to make the best fashion around.  Want to be an interior decorator and design wallpaper and decorate the inside of your home?  This game has it.  And not only that, the better you design the interior of your house, the better scores you will get.  Another thing that gay people will love is the ability to invite their friends into the town they created, and have a voice chat session using Wii Speak technology to talk about all the cute guys at the mall, and talk about the tightness of the new pair of leather pants that they bought.

If these games do not suit you, there is one game called Cho Aniki that will make the blood of any homosexual man get horny.  This game is called Cho Aniki for the Turbo Graphix 16 system.  You can buy it on the Wii’s Virtual Console.  I could describe what the game is about, but why should I when it only needs one picture to persuade the gay community to buy a Wii for this game.

If you need any more reason that the Wii is the most gay friendly system, Nintendo is one of the few companies to make a gay character.  His name is Tingle and he likes to skip and hop around in a tight green costume and giggle when young boys ask him for advice about their quests and adventures.

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11. Favorite Gaming Console Among Homosexuals

When Nintendo claimed that the Wii would appeal to a broad audience of consumers, they were not kidding around.  While the Nintendo Wii plays a favorite among little kids and grandmas, it has much love from the gay community.  Gay people like to stay fit and games like Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, and WiiFit allow them to keep in shape so they can look sexy in hopes of scoring with a handsome hunk.  Now while gay people like to stay in shape, they are not exactly the most masculine and muscular people in the world.  Most gay people wouldn’t choose an Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 because it is too heavy for them to carry around.  A gay person’s body is not built to carry around large, heavy consoles.  The Wii is small, light, white, and sleek.  Now, even though gay people might not like the Wii’s design and color as much as the GameCube’s purple purse design, it still looks nice to place in a home without worrying about it looking bad.

We did multiple polls on message boards such as Gamespot, 1UP, and IGN, asking if they were straight, gay, or bisexual.  The results were astounding.  The poll results showed that there were more gay owners who own the Wii more than any other console.  After completely the study, we asked them why they like the Wii over the 360/Playstation 3.  They told us they didn’t like how 360/PS3 games had so many dark games with brown/black/grey color palettes.  Usually straight men like games with darker colors because it makes them feel more manly and adult.  While we noticed that gay people tend to enjoy brighter color palettes such as red, yellow, orange, etc in games such as Super Mario Galaxy.  I once knew someone who was gay and he always talked about the colors and art styles of videogames.  The more stylish and artistic, the more gay people are more willing to play that game.  While another friend of mine who was straight, cared more if the visuals were realistic and looked like real life.  Straight people like graphics to look more like real life and less cartoonish.  Straight tend to enjoy games involving killing people or sports, while gay people tend to enjoy games about running around in a colorful fantasy world full of talking animals, colorful creatures, and magic.  Now, this doesn’t mean all people who enjoy games like that gay.  But I believe most of them are.

Gay people love to make great gourmet food and the Wii allows them to do that in a videogame such as Cooking Mama.  Cooking Mama is a great game for homosexuals because it allows you to be a great chef and create excellent meals.  And best of all, there is a lot of pink in the game’s visuals which is another reason gays will feel right at home with this game.

Another game that the gay community will love in Animal Crossing: City Folk.  This game is a gay person’s dream come.  You can be a fashion designer without worrying about people calling you a derogatory names.  Just the opposite.  The animals condone you to make the best fashion around.  Want to be an interior decorator and design wallpaper and decorate the inside of your home?  This game has it.  And not only that, the better you design the interior of your house, the better scores you will get.  Another thing that gay people will love is the ability to invite their friends into the town they created, and have a voice chat session using Wii Speak technology to talk about all the cute guys at the mall, and talk about the tightness of the new pair of leather pants that they bought.

If these games do not suit you, there is one game called Cho Aniki that will make the blood of any homosexual man get horny.  This game is called Cho Aniki for the Turbo Graphix 16 system.  You can buy it on the Wii’s Virtual Console.  I could describe what the game is about, but why should I when it only needs one picture to persuade the gay community to buy a Wii for this game.

If you need any more reason that the Wii is the most gay friendly system, Nintendo is one of the few companies to make a gay character.  His name is Tingle and he likes to skip and hop around in a tight green costume and giggle when young boys ask him for advice about their quests and adventures.

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12. Claustrophobia


Illustration and graphic poster design.

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13. Inside Donkey Kong stage 2


So you thought you used to play 2D games. If you had taken a look behind the screen, then you'd have seen this. The featured game is Donkey Kong from Nintendo, a classic 8-bit video game for the arcades, released in 1981.

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14. Inside Donkey Kong stage 3


So you thought you used to play 2D games. If you had taken a look behind the screen, then you'd have seen this. The featured game is Donkey Kong from Nintendo, a classic 8-bit video game for the arcades, released in 1981.

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15. Inside Donkey Kong stage 4


So you thought you used to play 2D games. If you had taken a look behind the screen, then you'd have seen this. The featured game is Donkey Kong from Nintendo, a classic 8-bit video game for the arcades, released in 1981.

You're invited to Sevensheaven.nl for more imagery.

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16. Bit and Run: comics and wallpaper inspired by Nintendo

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In honour of MAR10 Day, here’s a link to some wonderful Nintendo-inspired comics by Corey Godbey: Bit and Run.

Be sure to also check out Cory’s Nintendo-themed desktop wallpapers:

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17. Ypulse Essentials: Nintendo Goes 3D, UC Schools Consider 3 Year BA, 'New Moon' DVD Sales Hit 4 Million

GameCrush (a social network looks to cash in on lonely gamer guy stereotypes by pairing up paying players with hot chicks. Ick. Plus new research from Flurry suggests the iPhone and the iPod Touch might just be "the most dangerous thing that ever... Read the rest of this post

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18. Ypulse Essentials: Microsoft Unveils Kin, Ford Fiesta Goes To BET, Facebook Launches New Safety Center

Microsoft launches Kin (a social networking touchscreen phone and mp3 player — yep, that would be Zune again — for tweens/teens. First impressions from tech blog GigaOm: "all [the] goodness doesn’t add up to a great phone, because the... Read the rest of this post

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19. Ypulse Essentials: Comedy Central Greenlights 'JC,' Apple Loses Its Cool, Geomarketing

'Iron Man 2′ starts off strong (with advance ticket sales and a good showing of fans at midnight screenings. And New York magazine has the lowdown on the J.J. Abrams' trailer that debuted before the film. Also casting begins for Jack Kerouac... Read the rest of this post

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20. Ypulse Essentials: 'Michael Jackson: The Game,' Dorkly.com, 'Teen Choice' Nominees

Ubisoft to release performance-based Michael Jackson video game (the dance and karaoke game will be among the first to use motion sensor technology. And in other E3 news, Nintendo unveils its portable console for 3D games — no glasses required... Read the rest of this post

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21. My First E3: Nintendo Ruled, Microsoft & Sony Failed To Impress

After passing along the biggest buzz out of the E3 [Electronic Entertainment Expo] in Essentials last week, we're excited to have an on-the-ground report from Youth Advisory Board member Chase Straight, who attended the event for his day job in the... Read the rest of this post

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22. YAB Review: 'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World'

Ed. Note: Today's Ypulse Youth Advisory Board review comes from Michael Hayball, a die-hard Scott Pilgrim fan who has been waiting for ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ since the film was announced. As a viewer who already knew and loved the... Read the rest of this post

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23. Koopa, It’s What’s For Supper Jude Buffum created a series of...



Koopa, It’s What’s For Supper

Jude Buffum created a series of butchering charts showing how to chop up and serve some of your favourite 8-bit Nintendo characters.



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24. Nintendo Says...



As we all know, tyranny of the mind is a condition where a force from outside overrides the internal voice and undermines trust in one’s own way of knowing. It enslaves people to something outside of themselves and becomes the arbiter of value and meaning in life. This is why Tonto went to the greatest lengths to uncover a plot by Wii to inculcate our children into devolving and accepting Nintendo as an artificial and external moral authority through the game of Simon Says in kindergarten classes across America. Simon Says today--New Super Mario Brothers tomorrow.

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25. How to Tell If You Are a Music Dork

I’ve known since I was a kid that I liked music.  But it was only recently that I realized I am truly a music dork.  You, too, might be a music dork if:

  1. You know how to play more than five instruments.
  2. You take every music theory quiz around, hoping to prove that you are the smartest of all your musical friends.
  3. You knew you would marry your date when he pointed out the composer (John Williams) of the movie score (The Lost World) at the same time as you.
  4. You loved going to church just so that you could harmonize, and your absolute favourite church songs had the alto (or whatever you sing) lead.
  5. You know all the intervals by song, your favourite being the minor seventh, “There’s a Place for us” from West Side Story.
  6. You own this shirt: http://www.zazzle.ca/music_dork_shirt-235093160855329110
  7. When you refer to deceased musical geniuses, you say that they are decomposing.
  8. You spent a good portion of your childhood harmonizing with your Nintendo.
  9. You are now extremely proud of your son for his ability to harmonize with his Wii.
  10. You’re mentally (and proudly) making your own list to add to mine.

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