Category Archives: Culture Collection

Radical Dudes, Not-Game Boys and the late Hudson Soft – Culture Collection #17

It’s the first Culture Collection of the year! To start things off, let’s go right back to the start of 2017 and check out how l00scr3w spent his New Year’s Day morning – tinkering with Game Boys and Famiclones. Kaj2nd … Continue reading

Posted in Culture Collection, Posts | Leave a comment

Cookie Cutters, Fast Cars and Post-Christmas Cheer – Culture Collection #16

Let’s bring the year to a close with the final instalment of Culture Collection in 2016. Starting with a few post-Christmas curiosities, here’s a handmade, Dragon Quest-inspired diorama that Jeremy (of Ribbon Black) made for his brother, complete with custom Slime wrapping … Continue reading

Posted in Culture Collection, Posts | 3 Comments

A look into the world of ‘8-Bit Shugei’ – Culture Collection #15

Be it through artwork, music or even food, for years people have expressed their love for gaming with fan works of all forms. The rise of the internet and social media has made it as easy as ever for creators … Continue reading

Posted in Culture Collection, Features, Posts | 2 Comments

Resting Warriors, HuCard Economics and Family Computers Great & Small – Culture Collection #14

You might have noticed Minus World has been pretty quiet recently. Apologies for the radio silence, things have been crazily busy, but you’ll be pleased to know that the world of games culture never sleeps – here’s your latest look … Continue reading

Posted in Culture Collection, Features, Games Culture, Posts | Leave a comment

Life & Death, Diskun Love and Piles of Stuff – Culture Collection #13

Let’s open this new-style Culture Collection with some great fan-made stuff – although admittedly, Itumo Sobani‘s MOTHER-themed works could easily pass for official merchandise. A whole host of design items and accessories have been created by the self-described coterie, which you can … Continue reading

Posted in Culture Collection, Features, Games Culture, Posts | 1 Comment

When Yakuza met Sylvanian Families – Culture Collection #12

What happens when you cross the gentle country lifestyle championed by Sylvanian Families, the internationally popular line of anthropomorphic animal mini-figures, with the hard-boiled, gripping criminal underworld that plays host to SEGA’s Yakuza series of crime games? Twitter user @momomousoumomo calls it ‘Yakuzania’ … Continue reading

Posted in art, Culture Collection, fan works, Features, Games Culture, japan, Posts, sega, toys, Yakuza | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

8-Bit Handicraft, Oven-Cooked Cartridges and More Erasers – Culture Collection #11

A certain beauty can often be found in simplicity, and more often than not the designs of old consoles display this in full force. This unique, almost space-age Famicom setup was photographed by masskutt at the Pixel Out exhibition, held … Continue reading

Posted in Culture Collection, Features, Posts | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Legends, Erasers and the 90s – Culture Collection #10

In terms of gaming history, this February is a very important month. With the likes of The Legend of Zelda turning 30, Pokémon turning 20 and most importantly, Sonic Riders turning 10 years old, it’s a fitting time to celebrate the impact and … Continue reading

Posted in Culture Collection, Features, Posts | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Bargains, In-flight Entertainment and Carts Galore! – Culture Collection #9

There’s no better way to spend your weekend than with some portable games. If Game Boy classics are your style, then FamicomSpirits has got you more than covered with this truly envy-inducing mound of carts! Whilst it’s obviously difficult to … Continue reading

Posted in Culture Collection, Features, Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A look at Super Potato’s New Year’s Lucky Bags – Culture Collection #8

It’s the first Culture Collection instalment of 2016 and what better way to kickstart a year’s worth of gaming culture coverage than with a look at some New Year’s festivities, Super Potato style! Japanese chain retro game store Super Potato … Continue reading

Posted in Culture Collection, Features, japan, Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment