The gaming world was overflowing with interesting news last week, and one of the top headlines was the alleged retirement of Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario and Zelda games (and exhuberant influence not only to Nintendo, but the whole gaming industry from the year dot). Lots of people were panicking about this news, but thankfully it’s not entirely true.
Of course somebody had to take the buzz of the retirement news up a notch and showcase a comical situation of what Miyamoto’s retirement party would be like. If you would like to read the whole comic, just click on the image above to take you to Dorkly.com where it is located.
As a former DOS gamer (even though the majority of my gaming these days is console orientated) I still appreciate gaming back in 1994-2005. Thankfully a lot of games can now be re-played on modern PC’s that run more recent flavours of Windows. Good Old Games offer such a service, and right now for the rest of the month of December, they’re offering 50% off a large range of games. With classics like Blood, Under a Killing Moon, Fallout, Descent 3, and many more! You get the idea! :D
Whilst on the topic of classic PC gaming, here’s a great animated piece of art dedicated to the heroes from Day of the Tentacle, a classic Point & Click adventure game on home computers back in the day. Day of the Tentacle was a sequel to Maniac Mansion, which is also hidden in the game on an old clunky computer. Tim Schaffer, creator of Day of the Tentacle and many other classic Lucasarts Point & Clicks quoted “Nice! Probably more things moving there than in the actual game! :)”
Artwork by David Cousens.
Here’s yet another Homebrew game developed for the NES, which is set to be released in 2012. Nomolos: Storming the Catsle has been in development for over a year now, and judging from the video above, it looks like a fun platform game.
To wrap up today’s post in style, here is a Sonic arcade game that has been long forgotten, or so it was thought, until somebody found it in a video arcade somewhere in China. Sega Sonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol is the name of the game, and by the looks of the video above, it’s a chunky overhead shooter!