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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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DMGs, Christmas Presents and Terrifying Famicom Men – Culture Collection #7

Just like that, christmas has come and gone, but even during the holidays the world of gaming culture never sleeps! As a matter of fact, christmas is the ideal time to share the joys of consoles new and old with … Continue reading

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A Look at EDITMODE’s THE KING OF GAMES Christmas Pop-up Shop – Culture Collection #6

I suppose we’re getting to the point where I should start including more christmassy things in this feature, so it’s just my luck that the internet has filled up with a plethora of wonderful shots of THE KING OF GAMES’ christmas … Continue reading

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Junk Piles, Christmas Trees and PlayStation Experiences – Culture Collection #5

I like to consider myself something of an enthusiast when it comes to quirky Japanese game stores and whilst I can’t claim to have visited many of them, I can’t help but admire the way they do things over there, … Continue reading

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Flash Kicks, PCBs and Squid Romance – Culture Collection #4

For the second week running we’re opening Culture Collection with talk of anniversaries. This time the short-lived but still wonderful Sega Dreamcast is turning 17; if it lived in the UK, it’d be old enough to give blood and get a … Continue reading

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