Zac Gorman’s Ideas For Sega Themed Shirts, A-Z

September 18, 2014 - By - Tags: ,

Friend of Attract Mode, Zac Gorman, as part of a drawing exercise over at this Tumblr, recently presented his vision for a hypothetical series of Sega themed shirts. You can check out the full res versions here and here.

Zac also wonders if Fangamer, whom we’re also pals with, might be interested in making them a reality. Now, not to butt into other people’s business, but I myself have wanted a Rez shirt for the Attract Mode shop for ages now. Though I also now really want a Trouble Shooters tee!

Anyhow, if Fangamer ends up tapping into Zac’s suggestions for their own, as in all of them, that’s totally fine. I’ll just ask him myself for shirts based on titles he missed. Like Dynamite Headdy, Thunder Force 4, and Last Bronx. For starters.


The Doc(Future) Is Back

September 17, 2014 - By - Tags: ,

The above, “Amateur Speedwalk: WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania: Drifting Away in 11:57″, marks the long awaited return of Topher Florence, aka DocFuture.

It’s been over two years since we last saw the good doctor’s handiwork, which aside from being impossible to properly articulate is often impossible to fully comprehend as well. At any rate, it’s been way too long.

Been a fan since back in the day, and used to post his videos whenever I could over at GameSetWatch. Am especially fond of his Pro Speedruns, so this latest effort is a treat indeed. For those not familiar, here’s one for the obscure NES side-scroller, Shatterhand

Sonic 2

And finally, Batman for the NES…


Portable Weekend Mix #18 // By My Side

September 13, 2014 - By - Tags:

It’s easy to see why we love handhelds so much. Who needs the best graphics when you’ve got your faithful portable always by your side? This week Diego and I are slowing things down a bit. If you can peel yourself away from the new Smash Bros. demo for a little over half an hour, hit the play button above and maybe try out one of our carefully chosen suggested games below.

Some side-by-side selections for you to chill with while you listen:
♡ Spend quality time together with Tamagotchi (Game Boy)
♡ Stand by your friends in Fire Emblem Awkening (3DS)
♡ Chill with the neighbors in Tomodachi Life (3DS)

Illustration by lottiepencheon.com


Google Translate Says: “This … this is dangerous!!” & “Fading CRT is retro-ish!”

September 12, 2014 - By - Tags: , , , ,

Perhaps you’ve seen the plush Mega Drive elsewhere; was all the rage earlier this week, across all the major gaming blogs. If it’s news to you, then you’re welcome. But if not, it’s still pretty rad right?

Now, not to brag, but I’ve had mine pre-ordered since last Thursday (will look great next to my Mega Drive Megatron, which is due any day now come to think of it). And that’s because I’ve follower of the source that broke the news for some time now: miki800.com.

I first became familiar with the site via its Instagram, which I’ve highlighted many times in the past. And I highly encourage anyone else interested in similar game centric curiosities to add the site to one’s list of feeds.

Cuz where else can you learn about the Shinobi sleeping masking?

BTW, the icing on the cake is the wackiness that Google Translate ends up spitting out; in the case of the Shinobi sleep aide: “This … this is dangerous!!”

Or how about this Xevious belt? Which I absolutely need around my waist (was the first game I feel in love when I was 5 years old)…

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Portable Weekend Mix #17 // DUBBLZ (Link Cable Came True)

September 5, 2014 - By - Tags:

The only thing better than playing games is playing them with a friend. Teamwork, rivalry, love! So grab your 2P and hit play—and enjoy a night full of games with someone you care about.

( ๑ ᴖ ᴈ ᴖ)ᴖ ᴑ ᴖ๑)❣

Portable picks for your doubles adventure:

☆ Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS). Drinking coffee to go and pranking villagers together.
☆ Gals Fighters (Neo Geo Pocket). Two buttons + a link cable + the best portable fighting game ever.
☆ Spelunky (PS Vita) to guarantee you’ll keep playing together ’til the sun comes up.

Photo by Kelvin 凱文


“Congratulations! We Hope You Have Enjoyed Playing This Game”

September 5, 2014 - By - Tags:

The dust has settled, and Fangamer ♥ Attract Mode can be considered a bona fide success. In fact, according to word on the street, this year’s FG/AM shindig might have been the best one yet! Or so I’ve been told. Anyhow, can’t wait to share the full rundown once the photographer passes along her handiwork. Till then, myself and everyone else who was involved, i.e. all the artists, game makers, musicians, and everyone at Fangamer, will continue to bask in the afterglow of a job well done.

As silly as it might sound, it kinda feels like being part of the winning team, who won the big game at PAX Prime. Which is why I have to wonder if it’s similar to the euphoria that the victors experience after the Super Bowl. Hence the video above. That and how I just love it whenever something legitimately obscure from the 8/16-bit daze finally comes to light, in this case the ending credits to john Madden Duo CD Football for the TurboGraphix CD add on.

The story I’ve made up in my head goes like this: the game was made in Japan, and when the programmers asked the American marketing firm or whomever for footage to accompany the title sequence, presumably of actual NFL players in action, someone seriously dropped the ball and at the last minute decided to film themselves acting like total goofballs in their backyard one afternoon. Something like that.

I also love how it resembles the nonsensical title sequences and credits of assorted Film Ventures International releases from the early 90s, which were often the highlight of the early Joel seasons of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (you know, stuff like Cave Dwellers and Pod People).

Via @ferricide.


Fangamer ♥ Attract Mode… Some Last Minute Details

August 30, 2014 - By - Tags: , ,

We are a little less than 6 hours away from the doors opening to 1927 Events, which is where Fangamer ♥ Attract Mode is taking place!

Am currently trying to figure out the placement of all the pieces, though it’s been a tad bit slow going since I can’t help but zone out on all the crazy little details, as well as the overall gorgeousness, of what’s on hand. Hence all the Instagram pics.

Here’s some more (btw, first one coming up is by Jesse Tise, who is the same guy who illustrated our Samurai Gunn shirts, fyi)…

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