Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mo' Pumpkin 4!

The same guy that came up with the Earthworm Jim pumpkin pulled off one my favorite PC games mascots, Pipboy, from Fallout.

Mo' Pumkin 3!

A Professor Crane by the way of Arkham Asylum pumpkin...I really like that the extending parts of his breathing apparatus are also pumpkins.

Mo' Pumpkin 2!

Should this guy win because it's Earthworm Jim? You Decide!

Mo' Pumpkin!

That is a very, very nice Worgen pumpkin.

Saturday Supercade: Halloween Pumpkin contest!

Our first entry is an awesome Turtle pumpkin of the teen-aged Ninja variety...get ready, we've only just begun to witness the talents of this year's Pumpkin carving crew!

Sam Hain Saturday Supercade Edition.

This kid is doing it right!

Still Saturday Supercade: Halloween Edition.

Saturday Supercade: Halloween Edition.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Flyer Friday: Halloween Edition.

Boy, Cosmic Monsters sure looks a bit like Space Invaders.
Click the pics to make them readable.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

It must be Thursday: Halloween Edition.

It's an flying broom arcade game...what more can you say?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Box art Wednesday: Halloween Edition.

Thrill to the excitement and horror of these Atari 2600 offerings!
I believe that the Texas Chainsaw Massacre cartridge was the first game where you took on the role of a villain. I have never played either Halloween or the T.C.M. but I do remember very vividly a news report on our local channel 5 showing cashiers at Wal-Mart taking these games off the shelves and sending them back.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wow. I've now got a picture of Willie Nelson on my blog.

"Nelson is an avid golfer and apparently enjoys practicing the sport even when he's indoors. "He is addicted to Wii golf," Raphael said of the Nintendo video game, where players can imitate the motions of playing golf with their game controllers. "We may need an intervention soon," he said, laughing."

But will Alan Young appear as 7-Zark-7?

Not content with their highly popular Marvel vs Capcom series of fighting games, Capcom has decided to induct the Tatsunoko animated roster as well. Now the gamers of the world can thrill to questions such as who would win in a fight between Ryu and Mark/Ken the Eagle from Battle of the Planets/G-Force.

The character I am most interested in playing is the man that is situated just to the upper right of Ryu's head...that's Frank West from Dead Rising. I can only assume that his 'assist' in the game will come in the form of zombies.

Monday, October 26, 2009

"Let the carnage BEGIN!"

On the Super Nintendo there was only one racing game that I cared to play...ever. That was Silicon and Synapse's Rock N' Roll Racing. An intergalactic group of rebels and scoundrels who gather to race planet by planet for large sums of cash sounded like a good time to me. In fact I loved this game so much that I downloaded the ROM for my first laptop and played it pretty frequently at my job as cashier for a five-star restaurant. Thankfully I was pretty much left alone at my job.

Rock N' Roll Racing isn't so much about the's more concerned with the absolute fragging of any vehicle that dares to swerve in front of you. Of course the point of hoarding that hard earned cash was to buy the necessary upgrades to your vehicle, the standard stuff like tires, shock support, engines, missiles, mine drops, slip sauce, and most importantly shielding. You know...just like the care we have to give our vehicles today.

Another little bit of awesome with the game was the soundtrack, I mean how can it be called Rock N' Roll Racing if it doesn't have rock and roll, right? You were treated to Midi versions of:

The Peter Gunn theme by Henry Mancini
Born to Be Wild by Steppenwolf
Bad to the Bone by George Thorogood
Highway Star by Deep Purple
Paranoid by Black Sabbath

Apparently they included Radar Love by Golden Earring for the Sega Mega Drive version. The most important bit of information is that Silicon and Synapse became a little known company now called Blizzard Entertainment. I think they have a game people play called World of Warcraft or something like that. Nothing to popular I assume.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Spaced Invaded Saturday Supercade.

It would seem there are some new table lamps I need to pick up for my house.

Saturday Supercade.

Yes, I do need a new bag.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Flyer Friday.

Click the pics for 1975 size!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

It must be Thursday.

What more can you say?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I think Anthony Hopkins is talking about me.

I could do without the rock score but everything else looks pretty nice.

Make your Grandmother happy!

Your Grandmother will be thrilled she has been moved out of the attic as she plays video poker!

You can play video Tennis and sport a porn mustache!

Your child will give you a thumbs up for playing Reversi!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Throw away the graph paper!

Surfacescapes Demo Walkthrough from Surfacescapes on Vimeo.

It's a little long and I can't really see why you would use this...but in its odd way it is kind of neat. I guess I just like gadgets too much.

Lego Queen now with video.

It's a kind of magic.

Lego: Rockband has announced that Queen is now in the game. This makes me happy, I can now live out my rock fantasy as a plastic Freddie Mercury.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Where were you October 28th, 1981?

Well, probably not in the Chicago Expo center engaging in video arcade combat for the top prize of $50,000. I vaguely remember the announcement of this, might have been on the CBS Evening News, can't be certain though.

What is certain is that the gamers of the time were not ready for such a challenge. The total number of players that showed up for the event was a measely 250 while the city and Atari were expecting upwards of 10-15,000 players. Ouch.

Just because I thought you might want to know.

A few interesting facts that I uncovered while doing some research for my next post.

"Important" events all occuring in June of 1981:

Nintendo releases the Donkey Kong video game. The first location in the USA to host one of the games is the Spot Tavern in Seattle, Washington. The hero, "Jumpman", would of course become Mario.

A man dies of a heart attack while playing Berzerk in a video arcade. This is the first video game-related death.

Namco releases the Galaga arcade video game in the US.

Centuri releases the Vanguard arcade game in the US.

Sega/Gremlin introduces the Frogger video game.

The American Army hires Atari to modify Battle Zone to their specifications. The resulting US$15,000 MK-60 system incorporates line drawings of Soviet and American tanks.

Atari releases the Haunted House video game for the Atari 2600 in the US.

Atari releases the Centipede arcade video game in the US.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Saturday Supercade break...for sheer terror.

It's close to Halloween so how about an absolutely terrifying doll commercial? Watch it and tell me how the company behind it thought that commercial was nothing short of sheer soul-crushing terror?

Still Saturday Supercade.

I believe this lamp would look might nice in my home. Dig the Activision titles on the lampshade...though it looks as if Frogger made it in there somehow.

Saturday Supercade.

Do you need a gaming-camera watch? So do I.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Flyer Friday.

Click the pics to make 1980 size!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

It must be are not ready for this edition. Japan if you played the 2007 Dead or Alive arcade game you could have won one of these three coffee mugs...that are advertised as having 3-D...bumps...on the mugs. The world is such a very strange place.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Box art Wednesday break...for Tesla!

These are some pics of a new game scheduled to release next month entitled Dark Void. The storyline is pretty much guarranted to make me giddy.
"You play the part of William Grey, a cargo pilot in 1938 who has the unfortunate luck to crash in the Bermuda Triangle, where he is teleported to a parallel universe where he encounters other humans, called Survivors. Together, Will and the survivors must battle an alien race known as the Watchers to return to Earth. The Watchers came from afar, making humans do their bidding, whilst being treated as gods. Eventually people known as Adepts emerged and banished the Watchers to the realm in which our pilot is trapped. With the help of Nikola Tesla, they retrofit watcher technology and fight the watchers."

It also appears that you could win a car called the Tesla.

Box art Wednesday.

I must say I hadn't realized the Parker Brothers version of Frogger was not an 'Official' version for the Atari 2600, not sure why Sega felt they needed to put out another version but I can only assume it had to do with money.

I would really like to have been a fly on the wall for the meeting to decide the name of the last title pictured above.

"How about Seaquest?"
"Nah, it's already taken and so is Seahunt, Seastalker, and Sidney's Safari Submerged beneath the Sea!"
"How about we let the kids make up their own name for the game?
"Brilliant! Mark yourself for a raise, we'll call it Name This Game."