Category Archives: Games Culture

EarthBound-Inspired Planners, Covers and More from Hobonichi’s Full 2018 Accessories Line-Up

Hobonichi have revealed their full collection of covers and accessories for the 2018 Techo planner, due to go on sale on September 1st. We took a look at the first EarthBound-inspired cover unveiled by Shigesato Itoi‘s lifestyle brand earlier this month, but … Continue reading

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Unique 16-Bit Apparel Celebrates an Obscure Chapter in Nintendo’s Hardware History

From Elude Visibility (the online store of the archive of prototype and unreleased game ROMs of the same name, curated by Matthew Callis of superfamicom.org) comes some video game-inspired apparel that pays homage to Nintendo’s fascinating hardware history, reaching into … Continue reading

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Splatoon 2’s Music Scene Comes to Life with New Shirts from THE KING OF GAMES

EDITMODE is expanding its range of Splatoon 2 apparel with a new line of six graphic t-shirts, inspired by in-game merchandise for the Splatoon universe’s most popular fictional bands. If you’ve spent any of the last few weeks indulging in Splatoon 2‘s fiercely competitive multiplayer … Continue reading

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EarthBound-Inspired Covers Return for Hobonichi’s 2018 Accessory Collection

Following on from last year’s stunning collection of accessories, EarthBound creator Shigesato Itoi’s Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun (Hobonichi) have introduced the first of their new range of covers for the Hobonichi Techo planner inspired by the cult classic Nintendo RPG. In the run-up to … Continue reading

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Super Deluxe Style with Gray Parka Service’s Kirby 25th Anniversary Souvenir Jacket

    Gray Parka Service have teamed up with HAL Laboratory to produce a special souvenir jacket (or ‘sukajan’) in celebration of the Kirby series’s 25th anniversary this year. The back of the jacket is proudly emblazoned with the stylised title … Continue reading

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THUNDERBOX x Technōs Collab Serves up the Ultimate Accessory for Hot-Blooded Tough Guys

Thanks to Japanese fashion label THUNDERBOX, you’ll never again have to go downtown without a stylish, understated way of expressing your love for Technōs’ flagship Kunio-kun series on your person. They’re ideal for wearing to any back-alley brawl, dodgeball game or … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Synaesthesia with Rez Creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi

The season finale of documentary series toco toco focuses on the life and work of Tetsuya Mizuguchi, game designer and former head of both Q-Entertainment, developers of Lumines and Child of Eden, as well as Sega’s United Game Artists division, the team responsible … Continue reading

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Bold Controllers, Forgotten Worlds and Taking out the Trash – Culture Collection #22

This amazing shot was taken by ethnographer and photographer Laura de Reynal. In her photographs, de Reynal has worked to capture the impact of projects run by companies that aim to introduce the internet and other technology into communities where it … Continue reading

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RPG Eats, Game Boy Knitwear and Relationship Goals – Culture Collection #21

‘Game Legend‘, a fair at which various dōjin groups get together to exhibit and sell their gaming-themed creations, took place earlier in May. Kazzycom was there to capture the scene and shared with us a nice shot of some 8-bit Shugei from … Continue reading

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Musings on Life and Culture from the Contemplative Mind Behind Doshin the Giant

Toco Toco‘s latest Japanese cultural showcase focuses on Kazutoshi Iida, the creative mind behind Aquanaut’s Holiday, Tail of the Sun and Doshin the Giant – minimalistic, pensive experiences that blend the traditional hallmarks of game design with distinctly human elements aimed at encouraging thought … Continue reading

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