VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH CHIPTUNE MUSICIAN RO-BEAR
Ro-Bear was gracious enough to brave the icy February wind chill during Philly’s 8Static to speak with us about how he got into chiptunes, his chip pop/rap group Kill3r Whale, and where he sees the chipmusic scene going in the future.
Check out the video below:
Check it: Ro-Bear's chiptune cover of "Believe" by Cher
Buy: Make chiptunes with Korg DS-10 Plus and LSDJ
Rad Video Game Books At IndieCade East
Museum of the Moving Image in NYC has a pretty awesome gift shop with a hefty selection of books on all sorts of stuff the typical Albotian would be in to: movies, art, and of course, video games.
I had a pretty tough time deciding on which book to get, but I wound up going with Nintendo Magic mainly because I like the face Satoru Iwata is making in the picture up top. I kind of regret the decision because it’s only $7.98 on Amazon (only 2 left in stock as I write this!), but whatevs.
Any readers out there have any of the other books pictured? If so, let us know how they are in the comments.
This Custom Game Boy Color Wants Your Braaaaiiiinnnnsss!!!
Geeky custom toy modder extraordinaire, KodyKoala, made this custom zombie Game Boy Color as a followup to his custom zombie black and white Game Boy from a year ago. Check out more pics on his Flickr page.
Check it: More Game Boy posts on Albotas
Buy: Game Boy Cell Phone Cases
Game Bro Concept Toy Isn’t Real. Yet.
Game Bro is a Game Boy inspired concept figure designed by Charles Blanchard for his entry in the October Toys OMFG! Series 2 contest. The design didn’t win, but it received great reception placing within the top 20 designs and has encouraged Blanchard to produce a limited run at some point in the future. No word on how soon that will be, but we’ll keep you posted.
A Little Bit On The Retro Video Game Poster Side: Creative studio Robotandspark made these Super Mario Land, Legend of Zelda, and Street Fighter 2: Championship Edition posters for the first ever Middle East Comic convention.
We sold quite a few of the prints, but the M. Bison Street Fighter 2 was probably the most popular and we had many requests for other characters from the series, so definitely watch out for the complete line-up featuring messieurs Zangief, Ken, Ryu, Dhalsim, Blanka, E. Honda, Guile, Chun Li, Balrog, Vega and Sagat.
There is a still a small amount of these limited edition prints available, so drop us an email or head to our online store to see if you can pick up a piece of retro inspired video game folklore!
Those Super Mario Land and SF2:CE jumpoffs need to be mine NOW.
Check out Robotandspark to peep the prints in higher resolution.
Daily Graffiti: Game Boy graffiti spotted by OhNoRiaRobo on deviantART.
A Little Bit on the Dick Side: Apparently, someone has stumbled upon a prototype of Resident Evil for Gameboy Color. He’s pledging to dump and upload the ROM of the cartridge if he is paid a cumulative $2,000 by interested gamers. Maybe I just come from a community of idealist gamers, but charging to release a proto is plain low.
Just last week, a prototype of a long lost Neo Geo game, The Last Odyssey, was released by a member of the Neo Geo community. What did he ask for in return? Absolutely nothing. And a Neo proto is whole hell of a lot more valuable than a Gameboy Color proto.
I know it’s common practice, but there are plenty of people in the proto-collecting scene that release without asking for anything. Screw these dudes who charge to release a proto.