Archive for: November, 2010
I hope that speculation of a Wii HD eventually becomes more than that, because seeing what the GameCube and Wii emulator “Dolphin” is capable of makes me want to replay games like New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Wind Waker in 1080p, not the resolution that Nintendo thinks we’re all so cool with. Poke around the official Dolphin thread on NeoGAF and you too might be impressed with what this thing is capable of — if you have a CPU powerful enough to run Wii games at full speed.
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker already looks damn good for a GameCube game, but seeing it in Dolphin form makes one appreciate its cel-shaded beauty far more.
Poke around the NeoGAF thread for tons of great shots of Metroid: Other M, Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles, F-Zero GX and more.
Giant Robot’s Pixel Pushers exhibition kicked off in Culver City at the Scion installation space last night, showcasing the artistic talents of folks like Jude Buffum, Matt Furie, Shawn Smith, Nullsleep and more. The centerpiece was the Famicom-inspired Scion, designed by Eric Nakamura and fabricated by Len Higa.
Nakamura and crew displayed the “ideation” of the Famicom car, which had a projector built into the driver’s side headlight, a “key” in the form of an NES cart and NES pad-style buttons for door handles. Some junk in the trunk made it possible to play some Wii games in the back. It was awesome.
Look at that upholstery! Each passenger had their own customized NES pad so that anyone could play sidescrollin’ shoot ‘em up Return of the Quack on the big screen.
Mike and Scott did a little drinking and driving at the show. This is not recommended and certainly not how one plays Return of the Quack.
Kids loved Chevy Ray Johnston and Matt Furie’s Return of the Quack, slaying evil fudgesicles and mutant pizza slices all night long. Way past bedtime.
Photos don’t do Shawn Smith’s voxelated creations justice, so go to the Scion installation and see them in person.
Jude Buffum and Attract Mode‘s Adam Robezzoli must be laughing at their shared love of red flannel. Or maybe something else entirely.
Eric from Giant Robot poses thoughtfully with the Famicom car, while Mike Z. (obscured) plays a little Return of the Quack.
Hey! Martin from Giant Robot and Eloise (aka “Charlie Brown”) were there too!
Make sure to make the trip to the Scion Installation L.A. for Pixel Pushers, which runs until December 11. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 11AM – 6PM.
See more photos from the event at the Meat Bun Facebook!
Our first Game Night with Giant Robot and Attract Mode was a blast, a gaming get together full of Super Meat Boy, The Typing of the Dead, Super Street Fighter IV, tasty pork buns and the occasional gothic lolita maid. We’re hoping to do it again real soon, if you didn’t have a chance to make it out. Fortunately, it was all captured on film by our friends at Angry Bananas.
Don’t let this terribly awkward video thumbnail turn you off… Check it!!
And speaking of Giant Robot, starting November 13, the Pixel Pushers exhibition hits the Scion art space in Culver City. Featured at the show will be the art, games and music of Matt Furie, Jude Buffum, Chevy Ray Johnston, Nullsleep and so much more.
The big draw will likely be the NES styled Scion xB designed by Eric Nakamura. We’ve seen pictures of the thing in action — you can sit in the driver’s seat and play Return of the Quack on it! — and it really shouldn’t be missed. The Pixel Pushers opening reception kicks off at 7pm on November 13, with the show running at the Scion Installation LA until December 11.