Remember that feeling you had every time your thumbs made Mario leap from the brick stairs and slide down the flag pole to complete a level? That’s kind of how this series by Víctor Somoza Benítez makes me feel. Much like the works of Aled Lewis, Somoza takes the pixelated characters from your favorite old school video games and inserts them into the non-pixelated real world. Somoza, who is also a photographer takes most of his pictures in Spain where he lives in Palma de Mallorca. [Read more...]
Ok, hold on to your hats, because we’re about to blast you back through the 80′s on an internet adventure! It was a time when handheld gaming was black and white and the only sound was a simple beep… and it was still a blast. Ready to go? Hipopotam Studio has been swiftly creating Pica Pic: retro handheld games with complete playability right here on the net. Classic and rare titles are included, from Donkey Kong JR. and The Terminator to Search Light and Thief in Garden. Just scroll across the screen to find a vintage game, select it and follow the clever diagram to figure out keyboard controls. After you’re fingers are sore, be sure to check out Hipopotam Studio’s outstanding website… but be careful, you could get sucked in for weeks!
Remember the smooth new plastic feel of your first game controller? The sound the buttons made as your sore thumbs crushed them in rapid fire after an all-nighter beating your favorite game? Chances are you’ve become close friends with a few systems over the years, so take a trip down memory lane with an in-depth graphical history of button pushing evolution. If you like this one, you can pick it up over at Pop Chart Lab.
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