“Kick, punch, it’s all in the mind!” – Master Onion, PaRappa.
– Super cool story, as a student has translated game worlds into subway maps. Games included are Metroid, The Legend of Zelda, Maniac Mansion, Dragon Warrior and Final Fantasy.
– Also cool: Some programmers are trying to make Ocarina of Time into a 2D Zelda game. In which case, Steve might actually play it! Check it out here.
– From Wired and several other sites, Atari will be releasing 100 classic games for Steam in its Atari Vault package this spring.
ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…
– Although it’s not really that old, by far the best game to come out on this day in history is Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for the PS3 in 2013. While it’s only three years old, it’s definitely worth checking out, and a sequel was just announced for the PS4.
– Historically, January is kind of a dumping ground for games. So, most of the decent games are all semi-recent: No More Heroes for the Wii in 2008, and of course, Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball for the Xbox in 2003.