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Kenji Eno is dead

21 Feb

kenji eno died dead death

Yesterday, February 20th , Kenji Eno is passed away at the age of 42 due to an heart failure.

He was a video game designer and musician; with his own company WARP, founded back in 1994, Eno developed games such as D and Enemy Zero for SEGA Saturn. 
As all his games the gameplay was very unique and innovative and often based on sound connected to his other great passion, music.
 Still talking about sound we’d like to remember Kenji Eno even for his great work as composer on SEGA Rally 2 together with Jun Senoue and other famous artists.
Farewell Eno-san, the video games industry as much as us players will miss your art and your vision of this world.

This Threadless t-shirt is something you want. NOW.

12 Feb

Threadless is an online community of artists and an e-commerce website based in Chicago, where designs are created by and chosen by an online community.

Each week, about 1,000 designs are submitted online and are put to a public vote. After seven days the staff reviews the top-scoring designs. Based on the average score and community feedback, about 10 designs are selected each week, printed on clothing and other products, and sold worldwide in limited editions.

This article is just to let you know that right now a very cool t-shirt is available. Take a look!

 A Pixel of My Childhood  Design by Adam Jhesu Rufino Nakamura threadless

This awesome t-shirt, that features some pixelated Nintendo controllers, consoles and cartridges, is called “A Pixel of My Childhood” and has been design by Adam Jhesu Rufino Nakamura. In our opinion it totally worths the $20 price tag. If you want it (and you know you do) buy it here, but hurry up, it’s not going to last forever.

Lollipop Chainsaw MUST have been made

8 Feb

warren spector lollipop chainsaw

We’re sure by now everyone following videogame’s news already know the in-famous speech made by Warren Spector at D.I.C.E., as we’re sure most of you, reading this blog, is frustrated about what the well respected game designer said.

Well, we are frustrated too and we can’t just shut up and let it go!

Before to start complaining, a short reminder on what happened for the those living in an another world.

During the D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) summit in Las Vegas, famous game designer Warren Spector talked how, now that he’s 50 years old, he changed his mind about what he likes and what he would like to see in video games. 
Nothing bad until…

“My interests in content have changed dramatically and I suspect this is true for many of you. There are some games the should just not be made.”, 

talking about Suda51 and Grasshopper’s LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW, going on with “I want content that is relevant to my life, that is relevant to me, that is set in the real world…”

If you want to read more take a look to Kotaku‘s article here, but that’s enough to make you understand why we are so upset and disappointed that someone into the game industry, specifically a game designer, could think we need more “reality” in video games. 
No Mr. Spector, we DON’T need it. We don’t need the real world in our games.
 If we wanted something like that we just have turned on the TV and and watched the news, peraphs opened the door and took a walk.

Video games are a form of entertainment and ART that make all us DREAM. Why are you still here playing games at your age? Why, Mr. Spector, did you start work in the industry? Because we’re sure even you, as everyone, remember how cool it was to be someone else for few hours when you were a kid: an Italian plumber with mustache who wanted to save his princess, a blue hedgehog who could run at the speed of light, a boy dressed in green with an annoying fairy as companion.

We want to see the world burn, we want to see zombie apocalypses, aliens invasions and damn, YES, we want to fight them not with boring grey normal weapons but with a heart shaped chainsaws, rainbows and dancing cheerleaders!


The lack of ideas and fantasy is killing video games, we had enough Call of Duty look alike stuff in this new generation.
 If this is not relevant to your life, Mr. Spector, than maybe is time to ask yourself what your job is about. 

Keep in mind this is just our opinion, maybe a nostalgic vision of an industry that is radically changed during the years to adapt at the majority of people (see: casual gamers), but such a speech coming from someone inside the industry is quite sad and disappointing.

Let’s hope is just a 50 years old man having a break down. And let us know what you think!