Saturday, February 27, 2010

Still Saturday still Supercade!

We have for the final posting this weekend an assortment of boardgames based on Arcade counterparts.

1) Crazy Climber
2) Ghosts 'n' Goblins
3) Ms. Pac-Man
4) Commando

I would probably trade in all my Radium Chimps for a Crazy Climber boardgame.

Still Saturday Supercade!

Did you know there was a boardgame for Jungle Hunt? How about Lode Runner? I sure didn't until this afternoon. Jungle Hunt looks kind of fun!

Saturday Supercade!

Click the pic to make Scholastic sized!
Found this charming sticker set online this morning, a gentle reminder when arcade games ruled everything. Ah, what a glorious time it was.

I particularly enjoy the Zork, Miner 2049er, and Pitfall stickers. Who am I kidding...I like them all.

Get your dice throwing hands warmed up today, dear readers, for the next batch of posts I put up will be on video game boardgames.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Flyers break for Omega Supreme!

You can check out the Friday Flyers on the previous post but for now sit back and bask in the warmth of Tranformers: War for Cybertron gameplay!

A huge thanks to Kill Screen 256 for the heads up on the newest video.

Friday Flyers.

Click on the pics to make 1985 size!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

It Must Be Thursday.

What more can you say?
Except that one of these children is not quite as happy with their costume.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Box Art Wednesday Break...for Pit Cell!

"Welcome to Pit Cell"
We are officially a go, dear readers!

New York
AMC Loews Lincoln Square IMAX - Sat., Feb. 27, 10:00AM EST

Los Angeles
IMAX Theatre at The Bridge - Sat., Feb. 27, 2:30PM PST

bfi London IMAX Cinema - Sat., Feb. 27, 1:30PM GMT

Scotiabank IMAX Theater - Sat., Feb. 27, 11:00AM EST

Box Art Wednesday Break...Going Down The Rabbit Hole Edition.

Greetings, Programs!
Well the countdown on the binary clock for the Flynn Lives site ended this morning and as I greeted the day it offered a gigantic gift for mine eyes.

It seems that in the cities that were located on the countdown, all across the world at various arcades, there are people standing outside them wearing Flynn Lives t-shirts. If one were to approach these people and give them the password for that city they would receive a package with additional information that would lead them to another location where a hidden package awaits. What is in the package? Check out the second and third photos above.

I would stand up to Sark a hundred times over to receive a Tron wallet not to mention an Encom receipt and those two glorious arcade tokens.

I've been monitoring the site all day to see what will transpire once these codes like the one pictured on the Tron trading card above are entered in. So far all the cards that have had their codes entered are on the site, trading card art from the original movie and when one clicks on them they flip over to reveal a piece of a bigger the moment it looks like Flynn's son in his video game warrior costume approaching an open and white light filled room.

What happens when they are all claimed? Who knows, dear readers, but I'm sure it'll be glorious.

Update #1: 18 cards left to be filled in on the picture, though Madrid was a bust. It does indeed look like Flynn's son. At least to me.

Update #2: 13 cards to go.

Update #3: 4 cards to go. I forgot to mention there is a Bit at the bottom of the picture in his 'No' state. I'm betting that when we fill in those last cards it will switch to a 'yes'.

Box Art Wednesday.

Intellivision box art for your viewing pleasure today.
Click the pics and "You'll know."

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


So I just found out that the makers of the excellent Batman: Arkham Asylum game have two new offerings coming our way this Fall, not quite as dark as their last offering obviously. Batman: The Brave and the Bold will allow players of all ages to don the cape and cowl of the Dark Knight and a few of his heroic friends. Blue Beetle, Green Lantern, Aquaman (I call dibs!), and Robin as they battle evil doers in various locations from the animated series. I've noticed on the cover of the Wii game we can see Plastic Man and Hawkman.

The big news though is if a player connects with the Wii by wireless connectivity on the DS they can take on the role of Bat-Mite to either help or cause more mischief for the other players.

I saw a background picture of the game and it had Batman in Gotham Park, in the background is an awesome memorial statue for Alan Scott, the golden-age Green Lantern. I'm going to have to pick up this one for the Wii.

"I chose the impossible."

No, I'm not talking about the Victory Pellet Blog. I'm once more referring to Andrew Ryan from the original Bioshock, which just last week I had the pleasure of finishing up its sequel. It's always good to take the time and visit the city of Rapture but I sure wouldn't want to live there...or would I?

For those that purchased the Collector's Edition of Bioshock 2 which I am constantly kicking myself for not doing so, they received many wonderful items in their set. A full LP album featuring the music from the game, as well as an artbook, and three frameable posters of the kind you see throughout the decimated city of Rapture. seems those posters hold just a little more in them...when a black light is applied to the posters they reveal messages.

1) Rapture failed We will not
2) Where is Dr. Lamb?
3) The end of RYAN IS the end of the SELF

Now these are some of the messages you find scrawled across the walls in the game but it is a wonderful little surprise to those who own the posters none the less.

Thanks to Kotaku for the pics!

Monday, February 22, 2010

That's one heck of a 1-up!

A box of unopened Nintendo cereal sold on E*Bay yesterday for $207.50, I can only assume they were actually smuggling Koopa shells in that box or something for that price. Perhaps Miyamoto Shigeru put a golden ticket in this box and the lucky bidder is getting a one way trip to the Mushroom Kingdom?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

His name is Hillier.

"We've got grey!"
These are but a few of the images that play in my head when I think of Mr. Hillier. Today he has gone up another level in the game of life and everyone should raise a tankard or equally favorite beverage container to him for doing so.
Happy Birthday, sir!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday Supercade Break.

The Victory Vault's telephones and Computronic 900 have been almost overloaded this morning with readers wanting to know exactly what is up with the Radium Chimps. all started with research done by the late Professor Dom Braunt back in 1895. He hypothesized that if one were to allow a chimp to play various games of chance and fancy for at least twelve hours a day they would in fact become smarter and less prone to leap on their owners chest and gnaw their face off.

This is true as we all now know but the late Professor learned too late that it also increased their competitive spirit by at least 34% and if not watched carefully would result in small wars of feces flinging mayhem.

Standing on the late Professor's shoulders as it were, my chimps are raised on a strict diet of retrogaming for ten hours a day, I find their intelligence is increased by 60% and with small three hour breaks where they can grow strong digging with pickaxes in my Radium mines I can be sure that I have loyal subjects. Generally.

How I've created said mines,well, that is my secret.

Still Some Saturday Supercade!

I can tell you firsthand that when you need to lay down the law with rampaging Radium Chimps these Space Invader finger jewelry will do you right.

Some more Saturday Supercade!

All the cool kids are using this as their guitar strap.

Still Saturday Supercade!

Sometimes you need a Space Invaders keyboard.

Saturday Supercade!

Found this humorous t-shirt design online yesterday...because you know the Space Invaders have to have some kind of plan, right?

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Flyers.

Click on the pics to make 1980 size!
I have to say that I don't know what kind of creature is coming after Digger in that second pic but I'm pretty sure I could dig a hole very, very quickly if it was.

In that Crazy Climber ad they mention grabbing a balloon for to 'get a rise out of him', I can honestly say I don't ever recall doing this. Probably I'm just not good enough to reach that stage.

Future Flash. Never heard of it. There is a painting of a very angry simian and rocket ships...good possibly be the greatest game ever made? Dig the not so subtle Darth Vader image above the city.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

It Must Be Thursday.

I guess sometimes the world will let you know first thing in the morning that you are going on an adventure?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

His name is Williams.

My good friend, Mister Williams, was born this day. The images above are but a few things that I conjure up in mind when I think of him but how can mere images help to mold the character of this friend I speak of? They cannot. Words fail as well and this type of praise he doesn't care for but I can tell you readers this...if Mister Williams were to ask me to stand by him and enter the gates of Hell...I would do so without question.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Williams!