Archive for the ‘Retro Culture’ Category

R-Type Exhibit in Japanese Playstation Home virtual world

If you have access to Japan’s Playstation Home virtual world, be sure to stop by Irem’s area and check out this R-Type exhibit they recently set up. You can look at some of the fighter ships, play a demo game, purchase R-Type games for your PSP or Playstation, or decorate your Home apartment with R-Type […]

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Virtual Tour of METEOR

TinyCartridge.com has put up a quick video tour of the Japanese retro video game shop METEOR. Check it out and pretend you’re spending all of your Christmas money!

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Advertisement: Kickle Cubicle

The poster looks silly, but actually Kickle Cubicle is a pretty fun game. It’s a puzzler along the lines of Adventures of Lolo. Scan spotted at VintageComputing.com.

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Segata Sanshiro Action Figure

Sega Toys manufactured this tribute to the Sega Saturn mascot — the least they could do after he sacrificed his life to save the company’s executives from a missile attack — some time around 1998. Though the packaging has English text like “He Became Legend” scattered around, I don’t think I’ve ever seen this in […]

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Mario’s Closet

Glen Brogan has submitted this t-shirt design to Split Reason for production. How many of these options can you identify, and from what games?

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Panic like it’s 1982!

If you’re a Mac user, you are familiar with Panic Inc. (and if you aren’t, you should be ashamed of yourself!). Producers of several fantastic programs, including FTP powerhouse Transmit and programming environment Coda, Panic Inc. certainly has a sense of humor. They recently commissioned Portland, OR area artist Lukas Ketner to produce package artwork […]

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Famicom Controller Business Card Case

Banpresto has for sale some spiffy business card cases that look like Famicom controllers, either with or without built-in speaker detail. There is an inner divider that creates two separate compartments. Also available are Pac-Man themed business card cases. A quick search through your favorite search engine should result in several online shops where these […]

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