Tagged: retro

FINISH HIM!!

If you were to combine a fuck bucket of things I love, from digital interactivity to 90’s beat ’em ups… you’d probably end up with this:

Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter – In real life:

Created by the awesome GakAttack, the perfect blend of special effects and martial arts, alongside .Start, the gamer specific entertainment channel… This is one of the best portrayals of real life Street Kombat (see what I did there) I have ever seen!

Congratulations boys, that was Perfect! (Or should I say Flawless?)

Keep an eye on this incredible team, they plan to make an entire series dedicated to Fan Fights. If your appetite is not whet enough yet, check out this super-human showdown:

Batman vs Captain America – Ultimate Fan Fight:

Fed into my eyes by @D_NSandNick.

(Disk) Drive Time

Those that enjoyed the Imperial March on floppy disk and especially if you actually enjoyed floppy disk (Yes… they once were more than a save icon), here is a right array of treats for you.

MrSolidSnake745’s channel of floppy disk drive anthems!

Here are some of my favourites.

Ghostbusters

James Bond

This is Halloween (Nightmare before Christmas)

Superman

Arabian Nights (Aladdin)

And much much more!!!!

I have to thank Kat Clapham for pointing me in this direction. I hope y’all enjoy it as much as I did.

ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US!!!

iPad Joystick!

Apologies for a quick post, I am currently holidaying in Spain and there is a small group of old people that are just  about to have their ace handed to them on the tennis court (see what I did there?).

Anyway, look… You can get a joystick for your iPad.

Oh yes, I’ve decided to refer to any device supporting such awesome retro mechanics as a JiPad, it would have been Joypad but they already exist.

So here is more information and links to purchase from ThinkGeek.

Give your stubby digits a bionic upgrade

Bring your tablet-based gaming to the next level with the JOYSTICK-IT Tablet Arcade Stick. The JOYSTICK-IT gives you a real physical joystick for increased precision with touchscreen based games. Simply press down to attach the JOYSTICK-IT to your tablet based computer’s screen for improved gaming. No wires or batteries needed.

The JOYSTICK-IT works with thousands of different game apps. Any game that has an on-screen control pad of some kind is perfect for the JOYSTICK-IT. Simply run your game of choice, place the JOYSTICK-IT over the on-screen control pad and push down. The JOYSTICK-IT sticks to the glass of your display and is ready for action. The lightweight solid milled-aluminum construction of the JOYSTICK-IT adds more precise movement and faster response time for enhanced playability. When you’re done, simply pull-up on the JOYSTICK-IT to remove from the screen.

    

 

Hardware Compatibility
The JOYSTICK-IT works with any device which features a capacitive touchscreen. This includes the iPad™ and many Android™ tablets. The JOYSTICK-IT will work with mobile phones that have capacitive touchscreen displays, however it may not be ideal for this purpose because of its size.

 

Game Compatibility
The JOYSTICK-IT will work with any game that features a virtual on-screen control pad of some kind. Games that use swiping, swipe-style joypads, joypads with variable on-screen locations, or complex finger based gestures will not work properly with the JOYSTICK-IT.

Product Features

  • Add a real physical joystick to your tablet computer for enhanced gaming precision
  • Works with thousands of different games
  • No wires or batteries required
  • Removable and reposition-able. Will not harm your screen.
  • Solid milled-aluminum construction
  • Laser etched crosshair design on top of stick adds thumb traction
  • Invented and designed by ThinkGeek
  • Patent Pending design
  • Games seen in demo video include:
    • Pac Man (Make Sure to set control to “Joystick” in game options)
    • Edge (Make Sure to set control to Arrows in game option)
    • Reckless Racing HD
    • iDracula
    • Ridge Racer
    • iFighter
    • ToyShop
    • Dig Dug Remix
    • CubedRR HD
    • Space Blast HD
    • Galaga Remix
    • Babylonian HD
    • Monster Dash
    • Soosiz HD
    • MX Mayhem
    • Vector Racing

 

iPad™ is a Registered Trademark of Apple, Inc.. Android™ is a Registered Trademark of Google, Inc.. This product is not an officially licensed product from Apple, Inc. or Google, Inc..


 Thank you ThinkGeek

Dickheadometer

To promote the retro/Shoreditch cool pixelating iPhone app, ‘Pixel Face’, Grimaceworks created this lovely little webgame, based on the hipsters hit ‘being a dickhead is cool’.
Answer the kwestions in this kwl kwz to find out exactly how bigger tw@ you are with the ‘Dickheadometer’:

Yeah? What of it??? Being a dickhead is cool!

http://dickheadometer.grimaceworks.com/#

What surprised me was that it seems to be built solely to promote an app, without any branding (cue gasp).
…unless the app was built to promote the production company. Whoa dude, I think I’m tweaking.
http://pixelface.grimaceworks.com/

Stay tuned for Font Face… coming soon.

Dorkly

The other day I was overcome by a weird wave of nostalgia.  I decided to purge this sentimentality with a few bouts on YouTube.  I went about finding comedy callings from Street Fighter, Sonic, Mario and Mortal Kombat and thats when one name kept appearing…

It’s an almost vast array of comedic clips based entirely on classic video games (such as those previously mentioned).

 

Obviously I found like nostalgic crack.  Here are some of my favourites:

Check more out here