In case you haven’t seen. I’ve worked on a few homage merchandise pieces, influenced by some of my favorite video games.
The good people at GameStart Asia announced new stages and characters for their newly released iOS / Android compatible retro action title, GameStart 2015 – The Game! The latest update features Mad Catz themed stages and new playable character ‘MARKMAN’ — a hero who uses his love for FightSticks and sneakers to battle the forces of evil, lol. 🙂
You can find more information on the title at this link. Check out the video trailer below as well!
Now this might be obvious to those with high midi-chlorian rates or even those attune to the geekmode… However for most people in the world, they’d be hard pressed to believe that the reason why basketball is so BIG in Japan and Asia is because of a little comic series (manga) called SLAM DUNK.
SNEAKER: Air Jordan V – “Grapes”
MODEL: Dannie Riel
It’s no secret that the Air Jordan XI “Columbias” are my favorite sneaker of all time. You can imagine just HOW excited I am for the Dec. 20th release of the Air Jordan XI “Legend Blue” ! The originals were released in Feb. of 1996 and they were later retro’d in 2001. The 2001 retro did not have the original blue tint to the sole, however the 2014 version will have the iced out blue sole (which is the single thing that has me going crazy) !
P.S. – Much love if you know that old Capcom game “Legendary Wings” lol.
Click below for some very detailed and awesome pictures via Ken Lu.
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link are amazing experiences if you played them when they first came out. Both are a vast change from the first entry in the series, however they offer a larger scale of exploration and discovery that helped innovate and realize things that would eventually define each franchise’s roots. Now that might sound odd as if they were amazing, why did they go back to the OLD style of Castlevania/Zelda then? Great point. I believe growth is finding out the difference & realizing what works best for you. Instead of going with the ‘popular opinion’ of how these games are shit or such a disconnect from the series as a whole, please keep in mind these were both the SECOND entry in a long series of titles that helped make each respective franchise iconic/recognizable. This is just my opinion, it may not be the popular one… but I’m glad I got to play both of these games in an era before their series’ were defined. Aside, I also regard both Zelda II and Castlevania II to have some of my favorite music tracks from the series (Zelda II palace theme & Bloody Tears). Did I really write a short rant about old ass video games? lol.
If you’ve been following sneaker news, you might have heard that a few months ago Jordan Brand was putting together something special for Slam Dunk fans! Takehiko Inoue’s classic ’90s basketball manga/anime was a cultural phenomenon for Japan. Much like what Eyeshield 21 did for American Football in Japan, Slam Dunk did the same for professional basketball. Basketball culture and everything that went along with it, was (and still is) in full swing all over Japan. Sneaker culture in particular made a big impression amongst fans of the show. Click below for some background info and some new pics!
I was born in the ’80s. This was an era before the internet. It was a true age of discovery as far as gaming went. I was fortunate enough to live that life where I would come home from school, watch some DuckTales on TV & play some NES on the weekends (my parents didn’t let me play on school days). I really loved the classic action platformer game. There was Ghosts N’ Goblins, Mega Man, Chip & Dale’s Rescue Rangers and of course… DuckTales…