Category Archives: Games Culture

Nagi, a Surreal Auditory Experience Rooted in Video Games and Reconstruction

The concept of ‘gamification’, the application of game-playing elements to other activities, is a curious one. Whilst not strictly emerging conceptually from video games – rather, based primarily on the concept of a ‘game’ itself – it becomes easy for … Continue reading

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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

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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

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In Fitting with the Season, Here’s a Nintendo-Sanctioned Version of Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’ on the Super Famicom

Yes, you read that right. This unused 16-bit cover of Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’ was featured as a part of Do-Re-Mi De~Fa!, a digital music magazine distributed via the Super Famicom’s Satellaview service, which we’ve been talking about an awful lot this … Continue reading

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Silver Trousers and Future Visions with the Satellaview

I stumbled across this introduction video for Nintendo’s Satellaview, which for those who don’t know is a Super Famicom peripheral that allowed users in Japan to download exclusive games and content from scheduled satellite radio broadcasts, provided by a company … Continue reading

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Nintendo’s Never-Ending Barbecue – ‘Grill-Off with Ultra Hand!’ and What It Can Teach Us

As many of you may know, this month marked 10 years since the launch of Nintendo’s revolutionary Wii console. Regardless of how old it made many of us feel, it was great to see the discussion sparked from this anniversary … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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More than 30 years late to the party, an untouched Famicom gets its chance to shine

Our second treasure trove of the day, and this time one that’s been doing the rounds, is courtesy of Nintendo themselves (and spotted over on Attract Mode). A recent series on Nintendo’s Japanese website celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Legend … Continue reading

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