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  • “Where was the FM Towns Marty when you were sixteen years old? That’s what I want to know.”2018 is finally here, thank God. So time for a resolution, if you’re into that kind of thing.If you haven’t been following BitHead1000 (aka the host of “the greatest video game program in the history of human civilization”) as he works towards a complete NES collection (though this particular video is more a...

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  • Back When YouTube Superstardom Simply Required A Giant Earthbound Cartridge CostumeSo yeah, Christmas is here, which also means that New Year is just around the corner… thank God.Considering how have happy memories from the year 2017 is so few and far between, how about one from 2007? Back when being a viral sensation on YouTube simply involved rapping in the middle of a parking lot, while dressed...

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  • “THE FUTURE KICK YOUR ASS”Christmas is finally here, and like many others, I’ve been busy celebrating the holidays with friends and folks I consider family, hence why this update is being filed later than usual I’m afraid.Which means by the time most of you have read this, it’ll be too late to head on over to the latest King of Games’s holiday pop-up shop. Though considering how Hedgehog Books & G...

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  • “heard someone complaining about a mega man spreader, so now this image exists in your head”… which comes courtesy of my main man Eric, who runs the Tiny Cartridge Twitter account. It’s also where you can find these illustrations of various women from Super Smash Bros doing bong hits that he somehow stumbled upon…Sticking with Twitter lol, here’s @Kekeflipnote depiction of the Starfox team, riding...

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  • Behold A (Failed Proof of) Concept of LoveWhat you’re seeing above is Jet Set Radio Evolution, the product of Dinosaurs Games. According to art director & character artist Jesse Sosa…“We made this Visual Proof of Concept after Sony expressed interest in seeing the characters in motion at GDC 2017. We spent a week animating and building the city for this presentation which was ultimately turned dow...

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  • I Can’t Believe More People Aren’t Talking About That Persona X Golden Girls Game In DevelopmentLast week, while sharing some oldies but goodies for Attract Mode’s Medium feed, I was reminded of the existence of The Golden Girls Take Manhattan DX, which I first wrote about in April. And I cannot believe I’m still the only person to have written about it! So time for a deeper dive, to help spread a...

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  • No Sleep Till MAGFest 2018Hey, remember this pic of me above, taken during MAGFest earlier this year? At MAGFest 2017 to be exact. Well guess what? I’m heading back, for MAGFest 2018, which has been reborn as Super MAGFest!Like before, I’ll be lending support to the fine folks at Death By Audio Arcade, and… not to brag, but we’re kinda/sorta the main event? I mean, we are the headline attraction f...

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  • Not Everyone Is On The Animal Crossing Pocket Camp BandwagonLike the cat above, belonging to @zboah, which is just one of the things to have caught my eye since… well… the last time I posted a bunch of random things similarly got my attention on Twitter.Though, yeah, Animal Crossing on iOS fever is running wild. Seems like everyone is playing, though not necessarily enjoying it? Like @sawdustbear,...

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  • “YOUR SOUND CARD WORKS PERFECTLY!!”… Is the title of a FM synth-driven mixtape by JP LeBreton, something that’s been on regular rotation as of late. Please note: enjoyment of the above is somewhat entirely contingent upon one’s relationship with the Genesis sound chip.It’s also the perfect intro for the latest batch of YouTube vids, which all follows a theme, somewhat loosely.Next up is something ...

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  • Attract Mode’s One & Only Recommendation For Cyber Monday 2017… was the Sega Saturn prototype that you see above, which one could find on eBay, according to videogamesdensetsu. Yet it was absent when I checked, meaning the auction was either yanked or it had already found a new home. Sorry folks.Which is why I must refer to my second choice, that being this shirt featuring Sonic laughing, courtesy...

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  • Hip Tanaka’s First Full Album Is Worth The Near 40 Year WaitThe year 2017 continues to be a jaw-dropper, as this year finally sees the very first solo album from Hirokazu Tanaka, aka Hip Tanaka, who composed the music to assorted Nintendo titles over the past several decades.The above is a music video for Beaver, from the aforementioned album Django, which came out a few days. Alas, the physical e...

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  • “CAPTURE THE GAMES”Pro-Tip: if you see someone post something cool on Twitter, don’t just simply retweet and maybe also follow the person… take the time to see what else he or she has done!That’s what I did with @RuiReiChannel, best known for the family friendly Famicom and Super Famicom Halloween outfits. Turns out, he also produces apparel under his “CAPTURE THE GAMES” imprint.There’s also this ...

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  • Am Assuming There Was No Video Game Crash In Australia In The 80s, Thanks To Ms. Pac-Man Being So Darn CuteAlas… If I had only seen the video above, a recently unearthed Sweet Home CM from way back in the day, just one day sooner, I would have totally included it in my Halloween round-up (too bad I wasn’t paying attention to the news that day).And… it’s still been bonkers on my end ever since, hen...

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  • With A Name Like “Skeleton: Smell of Death”, How Can A Game Go Wrong?It’s finally here! Tho not just talking about Halloween; it’s starting to feel like fall, at long last. Hence why scenes like the one above, specifically the colors, are becoming a bit more common.It’s by geographyofrobots, BTW/FYI. But it is Halloween, so how about a modest round up of stuff that has to do with today? Kinda/sort...

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  • Please Enjoy: These Pictures of a Super Family Computer’s Super Family Outing This Halloween SeasonRemember @RuiReiChannel’s Famicom themed Halloween costumes from last year? Well of course this year’s had to be Super Famicom themed…Can’t wait for the Nintendo 64 get-up in 2018! BTW, here’s a video from the previous outing…

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  • Diggin’ In The Carts Returns… As a Radio Show?Diggin’ In the Carts is back! Actually, it’s been back, kinda/sorta. The aforementioned world tour kicked off in LA last weekend, and the above is a healthy 30 minute dose of the duo behind the Streets of Rage’s iconic soundtrack, performing live together for the very first time.Also, tomorrow is the debut of the long awaited second season! Though inst...

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  • This Weekend, Make Some New Friends & Meet Some Fellow FansFriend of Attract Mode Kyle Fewell has made a mini comic. His very first one in fact! RPG Friends is a collection of short stories about RPGs, and is the closest thing we have until someone finally smartens up &hires Kyle to actually make one.  For those unfamiliar with Kyle’s handiwork (which has long been a fixture in both the regular s...

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  • A Legend of Zelda X Garfield Gag Worthy Of All The RetweetsYou know, normally I save the “don’t forget: Attract Mode is now on Medium” bit at the end, but I’m mentioning it up front this time, cuz that’s where you’ll see the animated gif above, well, animated.Whereas here on Tumblr, it’s broken. Predictably. Or one could simply go to the source, that being Olly Moss on Twitter. And speaking of…Aft...

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  • R.I.P. Rapid T. RabbitAs I’ve repeatedly stated, video games are not my sole obsession; there’s also my fascination with wild wild (and weird) world of cable access. And one of my favorite personalities from around these parts remains Rapid T. Rabbit, the mass transit taking rabbit.The above is Rapid taking a ride on the just operation 2nd Ave line, which was published in May 2017, not long after ...

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  • Finally, A Music Game Starring A Polar Bear That Us Dumb Americans Can UnderstandHey, did I mention that New York Comic Con was kinda “meh”? Hence why the previously planned round up of Game Culture Snapshots, chock full of cosplay, is on hold for the time being. Till Anime NYC.Though another survey of Instagram in general is long overdue, though for the time being, how about one of YouTube? And i...

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  • “It runs on nothing but dreams and jazz music. Love too…”The best time of the year is finally upon us! Yup, talking about Halloween, which I celebrate by packing every single available moment with scary movies. Also, scary video games. Alas, because I’m not much of a PC person (yet), I haven’t had a chance to play FAITH…Yet I am a total fanboy of the PS2, hence why I’ve expressed my fondness for H...

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  • Deep In The Forest You’ll Find Green Foliage, Yellow Game Boys, and Black & White TVs…It’s early October, here in the Big Apple, which means it’s time for New York Comic Con. Which also means… I’ll be passing on this week’s game culture round up, of stuff found on Tumblr, or game culture snapshots, of stuff posted on Instagram.Instead, am just gonna re-share some of the vids from the Twitte...

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  • One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Excuse For Another YouTube ChannelGot some great news! No, not that the SNES Classic is looking to be easy to get like Nintendo promised (signs thus far seem to indicate the possibility of yet another NES Classic-esque clusterf*ck, and in that case, time to remind everyone that there are alternatives out there).Nope, it’s that the man behind the aforementioned “the...

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  • It’s Still (Pixelated) Hot Dog Legs SeasonFall should officially be in full swing by now, yet here in NYC (and many other parts of the US), it still feels like summer. Which I’m not thrilled about, though at the very least, I don’t feel so bad for sharing the above (by Robert Penney) so late into September.On that note, time for a way overdue game culture round up! It’s been a while, and a LOT bee...

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  • And Classics of Game’s 100th Video Is…… I honestly don’t know! Normally I can identify most unrecognizable (to the masses) video game, even from just a single second of footage. But in this instance, I gots nothing. So may as well post a couple other vids, starting with…The Luminist is back; it was assumed that after his analog synth remake of the original Metroid soundtrack, he’d tackle Super Met...

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  • Let’s Celebrate Classics Of Game’s Forthcoming 100th Video, As Well As Ponder The PossibilitiesIt’s a day that I frankly thought I’d never see: the above is the 99th video from Classics Of Game, which means number 100 is right around the corner!What could it be? There are still plenty of classics that have yet to featured. Perhaps I’ll finally see Love Love Truck, Suzuki Bakuhatsu, Super Galdelic ...

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  • “BOYS WILL BE BOYS. There is no help for it a man.”It’s been a strange, strange year, but I’m confident when looking back at 2017 (provided we live long enough to make it towards 2018, LOL!!!), the image above will be one that I’ll fondly recall. Which is courtesy of @ben_rosen btw, and on that note…The votes are in (remember the vote?) and most everyone seems to enjoy the massive game culture rou...

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