Hey folks, hope you all enjoyed your time with loved ones over Christmas, with loads of tasty food, drinks, and maybe just a bit of gaming. Did you get any cool retro gaming related gifts? Be sure to comment on our Facebook page and show off your cool stuff! In case you missed it, check out our pre-Christmas Retro Gaming RoundUp that’s chock full of current retro gaming news. Buuuut now onto todays menagerie of news bites/bytes.
The YouTube channel Gaming Historian recently released a video about a really neat looking piece of SEGA kit. Pods were a Simon Says style interactive toy where the player waved their hands over motion sensors instead of pressing buttons. It’s interesting stuff, and after watching this video I’d definitely really like to own of them.
The movie Spider-Man: Homecoming was released recently on home and digital media, but one thing that it was lacking was a video game tie-in. There’s the Playstation 4 title coming soon, but it’s indicative of the fact that we don’t see as many movie to game tie-ins compared to previous gaming generations. Cinemassacre.com’s Mike Matei recently explored some of the older Spider-Man tiles, both those based on films as well as stand alone titles.
This video from Didyouknow Gaming explores the use of music from games like The Legend of Zelda, X-Men, as well as music from The Beatles being used in other unexpected situations.
This reminds me of a decade old video, which was followed up just last year, exploring the ties between Michael Jackson’s music and Sonic The Hedgehog games.
…as well as this funky Sonic Mania remix.
While on the subject of music and modern retro inspired titles, Nintendo uploaded this video exploring the honestly pretty wonderful music they’re composing for Project Octopath Traveler.
If you’re still feelin’ that post-Christmas cheer, or if you’re already looking for stuff to add to next years playlist, 8bitweapon has this nice ‘lil holiday album for you to pump out. It’s a great album for this time of the year, or anytime really. Check it out: It’s a Chiptune Holiday! by 8 Bit Weapon & ComputeHer
Finally for today (in case you missed the post on our Facbook page) is something related to Duke Nukem and Christmas. As well as Lemmings, Donkey Kong and DMX; Retrospekt Videogame Haikumas 2017. Released on the 24th, this special edition of Retrospekt Video Game Haikus is just that bit more festive with more festive Haikus than you can shake a (joy)stick at.
Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and tune in for the next episodes of Retrospekt Videogame Haiku season 3.0 and Haikupalooza (compilations of previous Haiku videos).
Got a videogame related haiku floating around in your mind? Let us know and it could feature on a future episode and you could also score yourself a free Steam game key!
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