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Girls Showing Their Pets in the Same Way

I recently stumbled upon Hans Eijkelboom’s People of the Twenty First Century, a book in which the author spent 20 years compiling pictures of people who dress the same way.

This video of women showing their pets online in the exact same way blows that to mind boggling proportions. Continue reading Girls Showing Their Pets in the Same Way

Life With Shisei: The Sacred Art of the Japanese Tattoo

Life with Shisei is one of the awesome shows running on VICE Japan’s Youtube channel which points a light on Horiyoshi III, a famous and enigmatic Japanese tattoo artist with a very serious philosophy about the art and his full-body tattoo suits.

While I can’t relate to his lifestyle of line of work, I find that some of his philosophies as applied to any art form are valid and worth listening to if only to make us think about what we do and why. Check it out.

The Appeal of Dragon Quest

The Appeal of Dragon Quest

So… I’m a recent Dragon Quest convert. I’m not ashamed to admit it. After years of evangelizing the gospel of Final Fantasy and Tetsuya Nomura and Hironobu Sakaguchi and all those other wonderful guys, I’ve gotten so disenfranchised with la Última Fantasía that I just said “fuck it, I’m gonna play something good”.

And now I’m enlightened. Continue reading The Appeal of Dragon Quest

The Hotline Miami Story

It’s super violent, it’s retro-looking, it has a badass soundtrack and a recently-released sequel, but when Hotline Miami first came out nobody knew these things right off the gate.

Three years later it’s still one of the best indie games I’ve ever played (I recently played it again a few months back before the sequel came out) and an advocate for quality in games made out of basements, in Sweden of all places. If you feel the same way (and also if you don’t) you should check out this short documentary by Complex.

Megasphere is a Roguelike Love Letter from Russia

Megasphere is a Roguelike Love Letter from Russia

Let’s talk about Megasphere. Does it have an awesome pixelated design? Yes. What about eerily creepy, randomized environments? Check. Permadeath and tough as nails enemies? Check.

Physics-based gameplay where everything affects everything and you can destroy pretty much anything you can shoot at? Che-wait, what? But, also, yes.  Continue reading Megasphere is a Roguelike Love Letter from Russia