Normally in mid-January, I’m flooding my social media outlets with excited sneak peeks and preview hype for the new issue of the Retro Game SuperHyper fanzine. If you’re one of those who looks forward to the ‘zine each year, you might be eagerly awaiting issue 5! But you also may have noticed this year that I’ve been abnormally quiet on the subject. Unfortunately, the reason for that is that I am nowhere near done with issue 5 and I’ll be missing my self-imposed mid-January deadline by a mile.Continue reading “RGSH Fanzine Issue #5 Update”
Much can be debated about Nintendo’s history and their successes and failures. Say what you will about their role in the resurrection of the American home videogame console market, whether or not they won the “console wars,” the failure of the Virtual Boy, their innovations with the Wii and DS, or whether or not they’re doing right by the Metroid franchise (they’re not), but there is one inarguable, unquestionable fact about Nintendo:
They drew some great gorillas. Continue reading “Nintendo’s Legacy of Gorillas”
I didn’t buy the earlier Zelda book, Hyrule Historia, the English version of which Dark Horse had also published in the US. One of the main reasons that book had originally piqued my interest was because I had hoped it would contain some of the old instruction manual artwork; and it did, but it was reproduced at a very small size.
Enter Art & Artifacts: A tome of nothing BUT the official, original Legend of Zelda illustrations. I still wasn’t even sure I was going to pick up this book, until I saw it at Target for $27.99. When I grabbed it, though, and realized it was a massive volume boasting over 400 pages, it was a no-brainer. Although I must say that by page 15, it was already worth my money. Continue reading “Gamer’s Library: The Legend of Zelda Art & Artifacts”