Category Archives: Art

Get a video tour of 2016’s My Famicase Exhibition

The ‘My Famicase Exhibition‘, a yearly art exhibition held at the METEOR design store in Tokyo at which artists display their label designs for fictional Famicom games of their creation, has just opened for 2016, bringing with it a whole host of … Continue reading

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Listen to chiptune the way it was intended with RIKI’s “8BIT MUSIC POWER”!

Many fans of chiptune music will tell you that the best and most authentic sounding beats around are those produced by the machines that inspired the genre themselves! Be it the NES or the Game Boy, both of which sport a wide … Continue reading

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‘Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros.’ is the perfect guidebook to the Mushroom Kingdom

スーパーマリオブラザーズ百科!!! すっごいデータベースでこういうのめっちゃ大好き……! — 3雲 (@mi3_kumo) October 20, 2015 Nintendo are continuing their celebrations of Mario’s 30th birthday with the release of an officially licensed guidebook detailing all things Mario, fittingly named ‘Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros.’. Pictures are beginning to emerge … Continue reading

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Get decked out with Mr. Saturn accessories and stationary from Hobonichi

Shigesato Itoi is no stranger to making use of the colourful cast of the Mother series on a wide variety of products, ranging from fabric covers for the Hobonichi Techo planner to Haramaki ‘belly warmers’. The next items to join … Continue reading

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You aren’t cool unless you’re wearing Xevious jeans.

Cospa, a Japanese fashion company who primarily produce cosplay goods, have decided to fill the gaping hole in every person’s wardrobe by creating Xevious jeans. I have to be honest, I never thought I’d end up writing about Xevious and … Continue reading

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See the many faces of Diskun in this original Famicom Disk Writer catalogue

One of the first articles I posted up on the site was about the Famicom Disk Writer, a unique service available in Japan that allowed Famicom Disk System owners to re-write their game disks to change up their game library … Continue reading

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Now you can pretend you’re Luigi by dealing up with these Mario playing cards

  When you think of Mario’s bright and cheery adventures, gambling is unlikely to come into your mind. Well, perhaps you’ve visited Princess Peach’s Rec room in Super Mario 64 DS and placed a few sneaky bets on a game … Continue reading

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Get a first hand look at the ‘My Famicase Exhibition’ with this neat tour of the Meteor design store

If you read our post from last month about the ‘My Famicase Exhibition‘ held by Japanese design store Meteor every year, you might be interested to know that you can check out all of the cartridges on display in the store … Continue reading

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Beauty in simplicity; a visual compendium of the ZX Spectrum

When people think about old games with nice visuals, it’s safe to say that for many people, the British-made ZX Spectrum is unlikely to come to mind. However, Bitmap Books are working to change this with their brand new Kickstarter project; Sinclair … Continue reading

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A Famicom for the 21st Century?

Artist Arne Niklas Jansson has recently posted a really cool and creative new concept for a variation on the Famicom system, the ‘Famicube’, on his website Android Arts. This interesting notion takes into consideration both a brand new identity for the Famicom, as well … Continue reading

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