Tag Archives: awesome

Wreck-It Ralph is awesome!

11 Feb

disney pixel logo wreck-it ralph

As you might have noticed, Wreck-It Ralph is finally out in UK.

Yup, we don’t know why, but basically we are the last country in the world to get the movie. Doesn’t matter, the only thing that really matters is that we went to a random VUE last weekend to watch it and…IT IS AMAZING!

Basically it’s the movie we all wanted! There’s everything and everyone in there, from epic video games quotes to forgotten characters from our childhood.

Like others recent Disney Pixar movies, Ralph is quite smart and not-only kids-oriented. Indeed this movie is hugely enjoyable from everyone, from the nostalgic Q*bert players to the next-gen newbies.

The movie was also very smartly advertised by Disney UK, giving us the #8BitLane in Brick Lane. And we loved it.

We don’t want to spoiler all the little gems from this masterpiece, so we can stop here, inviting you to watch it asap (just do it!).

In the meanwhile enjoy the latest trailer

PS: Remember to stay until the very end of end credits 😉

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The Yoshida-ryo dormitory and its retrogaming beauties

4 Feb

There is a place at the southern edge of Kyoto University’s Yoshida Campus in Kyoto; a century old building called Yoshida-ryo Dormitory. It was first built in 1913 and since then it houses student squatters for ridiculously low rent. No surprise, this place is rubbish and the poorly aged building needs some major restoration works. It’s also the filthiest and dustiest place you’ve probably ever seen. Obviously Kyoto University wants to demolish it and eventually build a new dormitory, but the tenants aren’t of the same mind.

So why are we talking about this shit? How can this be possibly video game related? Use your brain…students living in the same bohemian-like (more anarchy-like) dormitory for ages, generation after generation, since 1913. And we are talking about mainly Japanese students. C’mon, it’s easy! THIS PLACE IS FULL OF VIDEO GAMES LEFT BEHIND BY ALL THE PREVIOUS STUDENTS!

Let’s take a virtual tour! (some pics are taken from Roy Berman‘s article on CNN Travel, and some from this imagur album).

This is the "main" entrance to the building (where are the video games?)

This is the “main” entrance to the building (where are all the video games?)

Et voilà some japanese rhythm game!

Et voilà some japanese rhythm game (mixed with some random stuff)!

Do you need a spare orange GameCube controller?

Do you need a spare orange GameCube controller?

More random retro awesomenesses

More random retro awesomenesses

Is that a Virtual Boy? Oh fuck!

Is that a Virtual Boy? Oh fuck!

Why not a couple of slot machines?

Why not a couple of slot machines?

Coffees, teas, cigrettes and retro consoles...could you wish for better?

Coffees, teas, cigrettes and retro Nintendo consoles…could you wish for better?

Any NTSC-J PS2/PSX game you need? (maybe next time let's take some better pics)

Any NTSC-J PS2/PSX game you need? (maybe next time let’s take some better pics)

Let's see what's in there!

Let’s see what’s in there!

RedBull is good for your overnight game sessions

RedBull is good for your overnight game sessions

Looks cold inside...

Looks cold inside…

Oh look, another drawer

Oh look, another drawer

People build robots while they wait for their turn to play

People build robots while they wait for their turn to play

Best panoramic pic ever

Best panoramic pic ever