PetitPrince wrote an essay on Tetris the Grand Master.
There is a famous superplay video found throughout the web. Perhaps you’ve seen it before? Like many people, my initial reaction to this video was something along the lines of “WTF? O_O Wow, that’s fast! This Japanese guy is crazy.” and I left it at that. But behind this video there was a game of unimaginable depth: the Tetris the Grand Master series. “Come again? A deep Tetris game? What’s so special about that??” you might say. Patience, young grasshopper, for the real presentation is yet to begin.
Check the essay for a closer look at Tetris the Grand Master.
Alex Mauer‘s album Vegavox is not available as a digital download from the iTunes Store. Neither was it released on old fashioned media like the Compact Disc or Tape Cassette. No, it’s only available on a NES cartridge.
Alex Mauer Vegavox on a NES cartridge
Alex composed dozens of 8-bit nintendo chiptunes, 16-bit arcade machine FM synth tracks and conceptual synthesizer music.
Check this YouTube video for some Vegavox action.
Link via Music Thing
Create Digital Music has an article about some interesting ways on how to use your Wii equipment, including the Wii Loop Machine by The Amazing Rolo, which looks like a blast to play with!
The Wii Loop Machine is a system for using the wireless Wii remote to sync, control, and manipulate loops in real time.
Check this video to see what that means.
Wii Loop Machine software
The software is created with Max/MSP and runs as stand-alone software on Mac OSX (10.4.8 or 10.4.9 recommended).
Check The Amazing Rolo for more information and a link to download the Wii Loop Machine for Mac OSX.
Flickr user Balakov has some pics of Nintendo’s Wiimote and nunchuck controllers in white chocolate.
Balakov’s Chocolate Wii Controllers
Wondering what to do with the packaging that your wiimote and nunchuck controller came in? Why not fill them with chocolate! We did.
They’re both stuffed with sponge fingers to fill them out a little, otherwise we’d have used a lot more chocolate. Not a bad thing in itself, but we didn’t have that much chocolate.
Balakov isn’t the first to “chocolatize” this type of stuff: Xbox 360, Xbox 360 controller and a PSP.
FanTent has compiled a list of Homemade versions of the Super Mario Brothers Theme Song.
You can see Beatboxing Flute, Balalaika and Hand Farting versions of the popular Nintendo game theme song.
Check the comments at FanTent for more links.
On The Game Console you’ll find the history of 3 decades of home video game consoles.
Atari Pong – one of the classics
If you ever had any of these machines it’s a good opportunity to get all nostalgic. (Warning: you might find yourself getting an urge to check ebay for some of these machines!)
I only owned a MSX machine (with tape) and a Pong rip-off but I have fond memories playing games like River Raid and Pitfall on the Atari 2600. I’m missing the Philips Videopac systems in this list though (maybe it’s too European?).