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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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Looking Back at the Best Bits of the Wii U You May Have Already Forgotten

At the time of writing, Nintendo’s latest console, the Nintendo Switch, has already begun to release worldwide. As a hybrid between a home and handheld system, it represents a bold new direction for Nintendo, particularly from a software creation standpoint. … Continue reading

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Romantic Treats, Artist’s Impressions and Famicom High Fashion – Culture Collection #18

It’s been far too long since our last games culture showcase, so let’s start by going right back to the end of January, where a sighting of a Godzilla-like monster attacking Kyoto Tower became the hot topic for Japanese Nintendo … Continue reading

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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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More In-Depth Switch Chat with SourceGaming and NintenDaan

Following on from my discussion about the Nintendo Switch UK Premiere with SourceGaming‘s PushDustIn, I made an appearance for the 24th episode of the SourceCast alongside games journalist Daan Koopman (NintenDaan) to talk more Switch, including impressions, hopes for the system and … Continue reading

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A Look at Work and Play with a Real-Life Street Fighter

Japanese culture series toco toco‘s latest episode follows pro gamer and EVO 2011 Super Street Fighter IV champion Fuudo, touring some of the day-to-day places he frequents for work and play. The video offers an interesting look into the offices of Dengeki, one … Continue reading

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Nintendo Switch UK Premiere Discussion with Source Gaming

I recently sat down with Source Gaming‘s PushDustIn to discuss my time at the Nintendo Switch UK Premiere, including my thoughts on the hardware itself and the currently announced first-party line-up. If you fancy hearing me expand on some of the bases … Continue reading

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