[Every week GameSetWatch editor-in-chief Eric Caoili rounds up the latest news/media for obscure and offbeat games from Gamasutra's sister site and alternative video game blog.]
The past week brought a slick redesign to sister site and alt video game blog GameSetWatch, as well as lots of fun stories, like the Today show's opinion on gamers over 30, a fantastic tribute to video games from Chicken Charlie, and another unearthed NES prototype.
GameSetWatch's highlights from the last week:
Today Show: Gamers Over 30 Are 'Weird'
- "Do you think it's okay for men to play video games in their 30s and over?" asks Today show viewer Elizabeth in a note sent in recently for the program's segment with TV personality Donny Deutsch, titled The Other View: Getting A Guy's Perspective On Love.
Rohrer, Diamond Trust Pop Up In Inflight Magazine
- Of all the places I'd expect Jason Rohrer to appear, United/Continental Airlines' inflight magazine Hemispheres seems like one of the unlikeliest.
NintendoAge Liberates Unreleased NES Game Arcadia VI -
With the world still reeling from the recent launch of Codemasters' sometimes-cute, sometimes-nightmarish Dreamworld Pogie
, yet another previously unreleased game for the Nintendo Entertainment System has surfaced as a playable prototype.
Digital Press Veterans Kickstart Videogame History Museum
- Digital Press members and Classic Gaming Expo organizers John Hardie, Sean Kelly and Joe Santulli have initiated a Kickstarter donation drive for The Videogame History Museum, a non-profit physical collection "dedicated to preserving, archiving, and documenting the history of the videogame industry."
Chicken Charlie's Video Game Tribute
- It's the stuff of fan-fiction for sure: Falco, from Star Fox
, has to go through wave after wave of "badniks" from Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
in order to save the princess, Peach from Super Mario Bros.
to be exact.
The Lowest Score Possible In Super Mario Bros. -
Generally speaking, whenever anyone films him or herself playing a game and is working towards a score, the goal is the most points possible. But for some, when it comes to Super Mario Bros.
, the aim is to have the lowest.