It’s 2014! And you know what that means… Yup, we are no longer in the Year of Luigi. Something that both Eric and JC are having a hard time processing, over at their normal digs.
But this just this in: Matthew Kenyon, whom you might recall as the force behind Every Day Is Play, has just unveiled Game Icons. Described as “the first in a series of books focusing on legendary icons of gaming”, the very first installment is centered on… you guessed it… the better half of the Mario Bros.
You can find more info here, including the entire line up of contributors, 32 in total. Or ”32 Bits of Art & Design by 32 Artists” to be exact. And, hey, our very own Cory Schmitz is included!
For those who wanted to get their hands on one (or maybe all) of Attract Mode’s Bit Bazaar: Winter Market exclusive holiday cards, but couldn’t make it to Toronto this past weekend, some good news!
Our fine friends at Bento Miso have them available online right this second. $20 CAD gets you the entire set of four, shipping and handling included. Best part? They’ll ship to both Canada and the United States.
Quantities are limited, plus I’d also suggest ordering them ASAP to make sure that they arrive in time for Christmas!
Beau is an expert at crafting excellent “let’s all play a game on the couch together” experiences, and Samurai Gunn is by far his best yet. It’s extremely simple to pick up and play, but offers deep reaction-based choices for the expert rōnin.
That Doseone soundtrack!
We’ve been playing early versions of this game all year, and I can’t wait for all of you to join in on the fun. It’s my favorite game of the year, and our go-to game whenever friends/enemies come over.
As mentioned at the very end of the most recent Instagram round up, I’m back in Toronto! Long story short: remember Bit Bazaar, which took place during Comics Vs. Games 2? Well, it was such a rousing success that there’s a round two, aka Bit Bazaar: Winter Market!
Actually, Attract Mode is the official partner for the event, and in addition to the usual bag of goodies, we’ve produced an extremely limited run of show exclusive holiday cards.
Perhaps you’ve seen some of the designs already, via Tiny Cartridge; the above are the final product, and they turned out rather nice! BTW, a huge thanks to the amazing talents behind them: Kris Mukai, Babs Tarr, Kyle Fewell, and Kelly Smith.
Again, you can only get them at Bit Bazaar: Winter Market, which happens tomorrow. If you’re a Torontonian, you’re in luck! And if you’re not, I’d suggest going on Kayak to see what Air Canada’s prices are right about now. For more information, simply click here.
Yes, there’s someone inside that thing (it’s Bladewolf, from Metal Gear Rising, for those not familiar). And it’s also time for part two our latest game focus survey of Instagram.
As with part one, kicking things off with some cosplay, this time from New York Comic Con 2013. Given the focus, most were donning comic book, movie, and anime attire, but you still have this Ni no Kuni fan…
Hey, it’s Crash Girl!
Given the popularity of Pokemon and Attack On Titans, the following mash-up was perhaps inevitable, yet highly original nonetheless…
The best part of Mario with FLUDD and Luigi with Poltergust 3000 are their GameCube traps…
ROB here is an excellent use of discarded styrofoam, imho. And is it just me, or the does the size of Sailor Moon’s phone in the back seem gigantic? Guess it’s one of those phablets…
It’s Isabelle! And she’s asking where in the hell has the mayor of New Inaba been for the past several months (that’s the name of my town in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, btw; Persona 4 represent, yo). Though in the friendliest manner possible, as always.
It’s also been a while since I last showcased the wonderful world of video games, as seen through the eyes of those who use Instagram. A couple of weeks before PAX Prime 2013 to be exact, which is where the cosplayer above hails from.
I was actually too busy with Fangamer X Attract Mode related business to take many pictures (once more, prints from that show is finally available online). But I at least had enough time to play Super Mario for the Atari 2600…
Like usual, I avoided all the big publishers and instead sought out indie offerings. That’s how I ran into Jazz Punk again! Which I first encountered in May, at the very first Bit Bazaar, during Comics Vs. Games 2; it should finally be available to everyone soon, via Adult Swim…
And alongside Galak-Z and Synchroma as my picks for games of the show, for obvious reasons, was Crypt of the NecroDancer. It’s also where I finally met Attract Mode member Ted Martens!
Again, really didn’t take in PAX proper, but I was at least around long enough to get a couple of new residents for New Inaba…
Which, in turn, have led me to doing a little redecorating in my own home…
It’s the holiday season, which means seeking out that perfect gift for that perfect person. In some cases, he or she will be relatively easy to shop for; now has never been a better time to pick either the PS3 or Xbox 360, for example, mostly because both the systems and games are both (relatively) cheap.
You also have the reasons why such bargains exist in the first place; the PS4 or Xbox One are now options as well. But what about that special someone whose favorite game will always be PaRappa The Rapper or Ranger X? Or the special someone who would appreciate something different, and most importantly, deserves something different?
Then head on over to the Attract Mode Shop, where artwork from this summer’s Fangamer X Attract Mode is finally available online! Please note that, because some pieces are made to order, it may take a few weeks for something to arrive. But I have been assured that if they are placed right about now, one can expect their arrival before Christmas!