After reopening the email in a few different browsers, the code magically appeared. Next thing I knew, I was downloading a demo for a remake of a Pokemon game that I never fully appreciated. Continue reading →
The Rockford aRt.cade group held their fourth video game art show in downtown Rockford, Il last weekend and luckily we were able to attend and take a few photos of the event. Each show the group puts on features a theme to unify the work of the various artists contributing, though this time things were a bit more open as they decided to go with “FREEPLAY” as a concept. As a result, artists created work inspired by a variety of periods, genres, styles, and formats, from NES-era mascots like Mega Man to works based on contemporary classics. Nintendo-inspired games (especially NES and Super NES) always seem to receive the most love though, so there were plenty of incredible examples featuring Mario, Link, Samus, Zelda, and Kirby. Check out the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/rockfordartcade for lots more photos and information about participating artists and potential future shows. You can also check out issue #2 of our zine, Fun Factor!, for a write-up and photos from the group’s first show. Continue reading →
Since its release last week, I’ve put almost 30 hours into Hyrule Warriors. Which is kind of a lot for me! Turns out, HW is actually my second most-played Wii U game, after Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. And that’s in just a week! Continue reading →
Last Halloween we talked (for over two-and-a-half hours!) about the Resident Evil series. This year, we’re going to scale it back a bit and just talk about one game- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest. But there’s a lot to say about it! Not just a “weird NES sequel,” Castlevania II is controversial, atmospheric, obtuse, ambitious, and influential- definitely a game deserving of its own episode.
As always, we’d love your thoughts about the game to read and discuss on the show!
You can email us at Nintendofunclubpodcast@gmail.com, post in the comments below, or Tweet at me (@brawndwarf)!
We’re recording the episode a week before Halloween, so please have your thoughts in by October 24th, 8 PM CST!