Stay awhile, and listen.
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Prints of this nostalgic artwork are available via oktotally.
Thanks to Delta Attack reader Brian Kerr for giving us a heads-up on this one.Tweet
Mark A. Brooks
It was only a matter of time, honestly. Don’t fight the feeling – just go with it. For science.Tweet
Mark A. Brooks
Having garnered over one million views on his original mashup of Old Spice and Super Mario 64, Mowtendoo returns in glory to YouTube with a remix that blows the original out of the water. Behold:Tweet
Fade to Slack
In this month’s episode of the Delta Attack Podcast, Fade to Slack takes you way back into the past to the mystical, forgotten land of last week. You’re getting a week old serving that’s fairly fresh, but fairly unedited. I’m busy, so sue me! Except, you know, don’t. Sorry I said those bad things about you and your mother. I’m sure that stuff only happens in Japan.
Join Mark A. Brooks, Markham Asylum, and Fade to Slack as they talk about the Wii U woes, the problems with the next console generation, iOS, and unintentional Engrish. It’s like when you realize that chocolate and peanut butter isn’t enough and throw in some marshmallow creme for good measure, except without all the weight gain and secretive sobbing afterwards.
This episode of the Delta Attack Podcast is sponsored by SPAM. Except that it’s not. I’m just really hungry. I fried up some SPAM and tossed it into a can of Hormel Vegetarian Chili with Beans for a surprisingly tasty dish.
SPAM’s not technically a meat, right? I’m sure my diet’s going fine.
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The Ukiyo-e Heroes project pays homage to classic video game icons by rendering them as stylized samurai. From Mario, Zelda, and Metroid to Star Fox, Mega Man, and Castlevania, and more, these amazing works of art brilliantly express the soul of each game via a Japanese medium that is hundreds of years old and a cherished tradition. Best of all, you can purchase prints to enhance your own video game decor.
Here’s an excerpt from the Ukiyo-e Heroes website that explains the background of the project:
For hundreds of years, Japanese woodblock printmakers worked in a thriving popular art scene. Their prints depicted heroes, villains and monsters, spanning every genre from satire, to romance, to horror. It was all part of Ukiyo, or Floating World culture. Inventive and fast-paced, Ukiyo culture was the big movement of its day. That tradition has continued through the centuries, down to our modern day, where Japan is still known for its vibrant creativity. This heritage is especially evident in Japan’s video game industry. Boss fights. Invulnerable heroes. Holy swords. Even the classic double-jump can be traced back to medieval Japanese legends.
Long story short: the Japanese games we love are just the new chapter in an ancient, enduring culture.
To celebrate Japan’s contribution to video games, illustrator Jed Henry has taken his favorite game characters, and returned them to the ukiyo-e style. Modern costuming has been traded for the medieval, but the essence of each character remains, proving that you can’t take the Ukiyo out of these modern pop icons.Tweet