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The Story and Inspirations Behind EDITMODE’s Nostalgic Nintendo-Themed Apparel

We’ve drawn attention to Kyoto-based apparel brand EDITMODE a number of times in the past, most recently when we showcased the 2017 Spring collection for their ‘THE KING OF GAMES’ line of quality Nintendo-licensed apparel. The latest episode of creative-focused … Continue reading

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Risk & Reward – Revisiting How CiNG Brought Kyle Hyde’s World to Life

A little over seven years have passed since CiNG, the Fukuoka-based developers behind critically acclaimed titles such as Hotel Dusk: Room 215 and the Another Code (Trace Memory) series, filed for bankruptcy. Fans of CiNG’s atmospheric mystery titles in particular – games … Continue reading

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THE KING OF GAMES 2017 Spring Collection Features Distinctive Styles with Heroic Influences

Kyoto-based EDITMODE have recently revealed the spring collection for THE KING OF GAMES, their tasteful gaming-inspired line of officially Nintendo-licensed apparel. This fresh line-up features casualwear styles celebrating beloved Nintendo characters, with the likes of Kirby’s Dream Land, Balloon Fight and The … Continue reading

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Unorthodox Haunts and Ideas with Nier: Automata’s Yoko Taro

Following the recent release of the critically acclaimed Nier: Automata, toco toco joined its director and scenario writer Yoko Taro, introducing us to his bizarre direction style and some of his favourite Osaka locales for both work and play. Taro discusses everything … Continue reading

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A Super Mario World Re-Telling, Released on VHS and Controlled with a Fake Telephone

Obscure game preservationist and Satellaview aficionado Kiddo Cabbusses has shared footage of a unique Mario adventure that you’ve likely never experienced. Mario to Yoshi no Bouken Land (Mario & Yoshi’s Adventure Land) is an animated re-telling of the events of SNES classic Super … Continue reading

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Slick Setups, Lazy Stores and Even More Diskun Love – Culture Collection #19

With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild making waves this month, it seems only fitting to start off by showing some love to Nintendo’s fantasy powerhouse – namely with this brilliant vintage Zelda keshi, shared by sculptor and small toy afficionado … Continue reading

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Appreciate the Substance Behind the Style with Rose Colored Gaming’s Transparent SNES System

Transparent electronic hardware has a certain allure that’s difficult to explain. Be it Nintendo’s unreleased demonstration hardware or even CRT TVs made for use in prison, some kind of thrill can be had from gazing in at the parts of a device that … Continue reading

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Programmable Series – Self Inflicted

You may have heard some variation of the phrase “from limitation comes creativity.” Usually, this phrase is used in reference to a physical limitation. One such example would be an artist who has lost the use of their hand, who then … Continue reading

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Zelda Love & Doshin Warriors with Nintendo Podcast System Episode 40

I was kindly invited to join Matthew Gibson, Jack Gawn and Sam Spade for the latest episode of Nintendo Podcast System, which as the name suggests is a podcast dedicated to all things Nintendo. Some great discussion was had about recent … Continue reading

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Exploring Tokyo’s Urban Sprawl with Persona 5’s Katsura Hashino

The latest episode of toco toco focuses on Katsura Hashino, a video game designer, producer and writer for Atlus who has worked on the likes of Catherine, the Persona series and Trauma Center: Under the Knife. Hashino guides us through Sangenjaya, an area … Continue reading

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