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  • Careful On There, It’s Candy Cab Crossing SeasonVia...

    Careful On There, It’s Candy Cab Crossing SeasonVia @BlankaAlienJu, who states that it’s typhoon season in her neck of the woods, which is Taiwan. I guess that kinda/sorta explains the scene above?Must have been some crazy strong winds; the few people I know who have moved their Candy Cabs for whatever reason practically practically chain themselves to the damn thing to such a degree that even Har...

  • You’ve Got Mail: Super Attractive Club #2 Has Arrived… Provided...

    You’ve Got Mail: Super Attractive Club #2 Has Arrived… Provided you signed up of course! And I really hope you did, cuz the second installment of our newsletter is jam-packed; there’s a new t-shirt designed by Kyle Fewell, even more Game Culture Snapshots than last time, along with a review of that anime starring Sega consoles as high school students. Yeah, you know the one.But for those who still...

  • The Pieces Are Falling Into PlaceFor those who’ve been...

    The Pieces Are Falling Into PlaceFor those who’ve been wondering, yes, the second issue of the Super Attractive Club was indeed due earlier today and has yet to arrive. Sorry about that!In addition to wanting to get things just right, both myself and Adam have been slammed on other fronts in general. Also, on my end specifically… let’s just say that I discovered the hard way that my Mac is allergi...

  • Do Not Drink and Initial DBack to yet another just touched upon...

    Do Not Drink and Initial DBack to yet another just touched upon subject, and you know what they say; every time a bell rings, some American YouTuber shares the time he or she visited a Japanese arcade.That being said, Super Bunnyhop’s manages to stand out, thanks to a combination of salient and current (relatively speaking) observations. Along with a few realizations of my own, from along the way…...

  • The Two Faces of IRL BowserWas going to mention it before, as a...

    The Two Faces of IRL BowserWas going to mention it before, as a follow up to my recent live action Mortal Kombat post, but assumed it was common knowledge, so why bother. Yet when I went “And remember the time Bowser hosted public domain cartoons on some local LA tv station?” to friends who I figured would be in the know, and was met with deafening silence… well…So yeah, back when the aforemention...

  • A Mexican Wrestler Dressed Up as a Panda, at an Arcade in...

    A Mexican Wrestler Dressed Up as a Panda, at an Arcade in JapanAlas, no footage exists of the luchador who spent time in Japan’s infamous FMW pro wrestling promotion playing Street Fighter 2 or any other actual video game.But hey, it’s a wrestler whose gimmick is that he’s a panda, blowing off steam at an arcade in Shinjuku before his big match.At least Adam agreed that it would be a neat thin...

  • Please Enjoy This Curious Collision of The Super Mario Bros...

    Please Enjoy This Curious Collision of The Super Mario Bros Super Show & Todd Solondz’s HappinessI try my best to avoid politics around these parts, whenever possible. Then again, we are currently living in a world in which the godfather of modern VR has been using his Facebook bucks to secretly finance a politically motivated, hate meme machine.So, basically, all bets are off…

  • “Millennials at The Millennial Fair”By Nina Matsumoto. You may...

    “Millennials at The Millennial Fair”By Nina Matsumoto. You may recall her handiwork from various past FG/AM shindigs, here & there.

  • SHOW ‘EM // Attract Mode CrewneckIf you want first dibs on our...

    SHOW ‘EM // Attract Mode CrewneckIf you want first dibs on our new Super Attractive Club weekly merch releases, be sure to sign up for the newsletter. If you miss the newsletter, you’ll have a second chance to nab them a few days later here on Attract Mode.SHOW ‘EM // Unisex. Printed on 100% extra soft ring-spun combed cotton. Pre-washed to minimize shrinkage. Breathable yet extra thick for warmth...

  • Ryu Umemoto: Still Very Much Missed & Nowhere Close To Being...

    Ryu Umemoto: Still Very Much Missed & Nowhere Close To Being ForgottenAfter letting myself go for the past few, I’ve been on a health kick as of late, which means I’ve been at the gym every day, on the elliptical. And to help reach my five mile minimum, motivational music definitely helps, so guess who’s helping me reach the finish line?Ryu Umemoto. Via his work on various Cave shmups, both the or...

Attract Mode

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  • “Beauty isn’t always HD”I love the dusk, both in the real...

    “Beauty isn’t always HD”I love the dusk, both in the real world (like tonight’s, for example) and in video games. My absolute favorite can be found in the PS2 iteration of Virtua Racing, though I can’t seem to figure out what triggers it.So while I try to figure that one out, again, 8bitmoonlight’s (who’s also responsible for the quote) will more than do in the meanwhile. Also, feel free to share ...

  • “Blast away Beavis & Butthead. Plus Barney if you can.”The...

    “Blast away Beavis & Butthead. Plus Barney if you can.”The internet is great and all, which allows mods to be easily distributed, yet I still the miss the days in which physical media played a vital role.Of course I would happily click a link to let me kill Beavis & Butt-Head, though I’d appreciate it all the more if I had to get my hands on a disc first.I also wonder what BJ Blazkowicz is waiting...

  • The Doors To The Club Are Officially OpenThe heralded next...

    The Doors To The Club Are Officially OpenThe heralded next evolution of Attract Mode finally launched today! Those of you who signed up are well aware already, but for everyone else…Super Attractive Club is our new email newsletter! Every Tuesday, in your inbox, you’ll get the chance to check out fresh Game Culture Snapshots (in fact, the Club will be its new, permanent home), a new item to buy ev...

  • “You remember those old pull string toys? Well, we certainly...

    “You remember those old pull string toys? Well, we certainly do…”… Is how The Farmer Bangs is introduced. Jude Buffum (whose pixelated fine art you might be familiar with, via the countless galleries he’s been in, including one of our own), explains…“For this month’s Philly Dev Night Game Jam, the theme was ‘Toy Jam’, or create a toy/game with no rules, score, or win/lose state. [Will Stallwood] a...

  • My Dad Knows More About The Atari 7800 Than Your DadTyler...

    My Dad Knows More About The Atari 7800 Than Your DadTyler Esposito likes to discuss retro games, like many others on YouTube, though his My Retro Life series is legitimately unique.Esposito’s dad was quite the gamer himself, back in the day, which was uncommon during the 80s and 90s. He also loved making home movies, so there’s quite the treasure trove of footage, of father and son bonding over Ni...

  • Sorry Pikachu; I Choose Disgusting Clawed Dandy InsteadSorry,...

    Sorry Pikachu; I Choose Disgusting Clawed Dandy InsteadSorry, still not on the Pokemon Go bandwagon. Am actually not much of a Pokemon fan to being with. And that’s mostly cuz… well… once you go Digimon Season 3, you never back.I honestly wish I could get excited, since I know quite a few fans (who still pay it to this very day), along with the fact that I’m such a champion for ARG. But agai...

  • Beads of Orange Glass Comes Home At LastHey, remember my mention...

    Beads of Orange Glass Comes Home At LastHey, remember my mention of that Wim Wenders flick about a year ago? On a not-so coincidental note, my buddy Jon Beilin (whom I first mentioned more than a few years ago, when PongVaders came out) this morning tells me that his school is trying to make a screening happen. Which would be super rad!Though who knows when that’ll happen. Thankfully, something el...

  • Watch a Powerful Sorcerer From Outworld Get Interviewed By Some...

    Watch a Powerful Sorcerer From Outworld Get Interviewed By Some Goof On an LA Drive Time News ProgramThese screencaps prompted me to seek the source, and thankfully, it wasn’t too hard to find…You know, as an old school MK fan, I had no idea that Mortal Kombat: The Live Tour was even a thing. Then again, the above hails from 1996 and I was busy starting art school at the time. Translation: I...

  • Please Enjoy This Rather Dark & Moody Portrayal of...

    Please Enjoy This Rather Dark & Moody Portrayal of PinballOne of the many things I love most about pinball is how, despite it being a game that’s often (mistakenly) associated with some dark and dingy recess, it’s actually quite the colorful and boisterous affair. Which makes this especially mysterious depiction all the more intriguing.I also love photographs that feel as if it could have been tak...

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  • Get Ready For… The Tetris Block PartyBeen a while, hasn’t it New...

    Get Ready For… The Tetris Block PartyBeen a while, hasn’t it New York City? Since the last Attract Mode shindig, I mean. Why, almost six whole years, to be exact. Well, the wait is almost over!I am extremely excited to announce an upcoming event, to celebrate the latest graphic novel by New York Times bestselling cartoonist Box Brown. One that is all about “the perfect video game.”Published by Fir...

  • Super Mario on an iPhone? Whatever… Space Channel 5 on a...

    Super Mario on an iPhone? Whatever… Space Channel 5 on a J-Phone? Now We’re TalkingToday was a busy news day, though much of it was hardly… well… news. We all knew the iPhone 7 wouldn’t have a headphone jack, nor were we shocked by the the PS4 Slim’s appearance. Though the lone legit surprise was the revelation that Mario was headed to the iPhone, and the real highlight of the Apple Keynote being ...

  • TNT Amusements Does MinecraftWhat happens when everyone’s fave...

    TNT Amusements Does MinecraftWhat happens when everyone’s fave arcade lovin’ cool dad, who also likes to make YouTube videos, finally does one about the game that all the cool kids are into? Actually, I mean little kids; most adults I know have long since moved on, but among children… the offspring of said adults, in many cases… it’s still immensely popular.Behold the best Minecraft video ever mad...

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