Just in time for Christmas, it’s the full version of 8-Bit Jesus: Classic Christmas Songs in the Style of Classic NES Games. This full release contains 18 tracks total, including improved variations of a few of the original nine!
IFComp 2008, The 14th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition and keeper of the old-school text-game torch, recently declared its winners. Bronze went to my game, Everybody Dies, silver went to Eric Eve’s Nightfall, and the gold went to Jeremy Freese’s Violet.
Nintendo hosted its latest press conference in Tokyo last night, and with the gaming giant not displaying its goods at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, the press was expecting some big announcements from the event, and no one was disappointed. New hardware, new games, and new services were all announced and detailed, but the biggest news has to be the revamped Nintendo DS, called the DSi.
But what if the biggest games of now fell into the hands of a 2600-era artist? We’d have Atari Modern Classics, a vintage look at our new favorites through the pixelated beer goggles of an era where simplicity was king.
Hey, everyone. So this is what’s happening: I AM 8BIT opens on AUG 14 at World of Wonder in LA. There are 4 different flyers for this show. All of these flyers have a different video game on them that you can cut-out and construct yourself and make your own little arcade.
Check it out here.
THE SITUATION facing the pinball designers at Williams Electronic Games in 1998: come up with something new, or see the world’s largest pinball manufacturer be shut down forever.
And Williams’ designers did come up with something amazing: a brand new kind of pinball machine—”Pinball 2000″—that fused video with classic pinball gameplay, preserving what was great about pinball yet opening up all-new possibilities for a product thought to be on its last legs.
Yet soon after its successful and highly-profitable launch, Williams pulled the plug, leaving behind unanswered questions and abandoning one of the world’s great design organizations. TILT: The Battle to Save Pinball is a documentary that tells the story behind one of entertainment’s most mysterious failures.
Check it out here.