Posted tagged ‘Donkey Kong’

Arcade Art – hand painted 8-bit goodness

December 9, 2008

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We’ve discussed arcade-related artwork before but I hadn’t thought of looking up “Arcade Art.com” before to see what would pull up. It seems like a no brainer now, but there is a website called arcade-art.com that is run by UK artist Donna Pike (who pointed us to her site) where she makes different kinds of artwork inspired by 80’s video games. From Pac-Man to Mario to Donkey Kong, she has many pieces of work that uses a variety of methods for what she has done. It would be cool to see more characters from some classic arcade games but either way the pixel art she has done isn’t digitally printed but all painted by hand (whether it’s on canvas, a mosaic or something else) which I think gives it much more value, and some of the backdrops used for the pieces of work are pretty cool. Check out the links below for more

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Interview with Steve Wiebe & Walter Day about the classics

July 23, 2008

I still need to get the documentary, King of Kong. It’s the kind of film that demonstrates the rivalry that is such an integral part of arcade culture, or at least is most prominent with classic arcade games. In the video below, they talk with a few gamers about their favorite classics but they also get to talking with Steve Wiebe, one of the stars in King of Kong about – you guessed it, Donkey Kong. They also talk with Walter Day from Twin Galaxies about what’s so special about the classic games, which he articulates perfectly. Unfortunately they don’t bother to say if Steve broke the record again or not, which they set up in the video. I checked Twin Galaxies and unless they haven’t updated the score yet, it looks like he didn’t break it this time around.

Video by user mahalodotcom.

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King of Kong Coming To DVD

November 18, 2007

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I have been away for a few days and this was a nice bit of news to hear on my return home (along with all the great news coming from IAAPA). According to GoNintendo, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is coming to DVD in the new year.

So for those of you like me that didn’t see this at the theatres, because it never saw a release in the UK, here is your chance to watch this well received documentary. I will eagerly await it’s release.

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