Real Doctors, Console Chow & Arcade Dreamscapes – Culture Collection #23

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It’s been a good long while since the last instalment of Culture Collection, our regular round-up of the best gaming-themed cultural offerings from around the web. You can read a little bit about Minus World’s recent radio silence here, but in order to break said silence, here is a brand new selection of photography from the later half of 2017 and the start of this year.

It seems fitting for the first article of the year to open with a New Year’s theme (even if it is a tad belated) and who better to kick things off than hachimaru3 and the rather notable get-up he sported for bringing in 2018. If it wasn’t for that kimono, I might’ve mistaken him for the real Mario.

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Something else with a distinctly Japanese flair now, albeit from a different season. Looks like someone’s beaten bio_miracle to snacking on these neatly packaged peaches.

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Continuing the food theme with chihiro_tanaka‘s snap of a limited edition burger served at CoroCoro magazine’s ‘Comic Legend’ pop-up cafe, featuring a rather appetising likeness of the world’s most famous Pokémon.

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I’m all about little_terror‘s summer shrimp taco/ice white DMG combo, even if it is out of season right now. The ‘#grubbingwithgameboy‘ tag on Instagram is a goldmine for delicious handheld photography.

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The good food with good games photo trend continues thanks to ser9e and the Nintendo Classic Mini Famicom.

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How about a different kind of mini Famicom? Yasutomokenzi‘s felt Fami is console cuteness personified.

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I can’t help but ponder whether or not the latest bit of Family Computer-inspired miscellanea to make its way into hacna127‘s game room counts as a Famiclone…

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Speaking of accessories for the home, ginchan0075‘s latest spot of quirky 8-bit Shugei provides a rather dated-looking accent to an equally dated light switch.

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These freehand wood block illustrations from akraten do well to capture the forms of a handful of hardware icons from Japan’s arcade glory days.

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Taking the game centre theme forward is this dreamy Akihabara arcade shot from 3D artist/illustrator kidpandy.

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In a similar style comes this Shinsekai establishment photographed by kageryu, in which VS. Super Mario Bros. takes the spotlight.

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This street snap from natsumix723 resurfaces the age old question of whether or not Dr. Mario’s medical license is legitimate.

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An up-close look at the eye-catching collection of stickers that beautify y_tom1219‘s disc case.

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To conclude, a photograph from Game Boy wizard Robopan that gives us a little insight into the construction process behind their slick handheld modifications. The addition of personalised boot screens serves as a more than appropriate seal of quality for these high-end custom units.

Browse our archive of every Culture Collection instalment for more.

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About Oliver Jameson

A UK-based appreciator of video game culture with journalistic ambitions. Creator of Minus World.
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