The Groundbreaking Japanese Electronic band, Yellow Magic Orchestra
, has been mentioned
on the Blue before
, and, not too long ago, the band’s most famous album, Solid State Survivor, was noticed as something every science fiction fan should listen to
(#98 on list).
But if one really wants forward looking and innovative it is worth taking a closer look at the career of YMO’s most prolific member, Ryuichi Sakamoto. [more inside]
posted by sendai sleep master
on Aug 9, 2012 -
The video game SEGAGAGA
, a Japan-only release for the Dreamcast, is an incredibly odd bit of gaming history. A business sim (of sorts) it tasks the player to lead Sega to victory over its rival the evil DOGMA Corporation (a thinly veiled analog for Sony). Loaded with in-jokes obvious and obscure, it is a love letter to Sega fans, and it was one of the last Dreamcast games made before Sega went third party. After a four-year hiatus, the Segagaga fan translation project
has resumed work on localizing this most unusual game. Intro video
. Edge Magazine interviews the director
. [more inside]
posted by JHarris
on Mar 23, 2011 -
In the mid-1990s, a man named George Wood created a TV show called Flights of Fantasy
on a Maryland public-access channel. The show was was dedicated to videogames, and gained quite a few detractors; Wood was not known for his playing skills, research, or good taste, and the production was rather cheap. He would also tend to go off-topic, sometimes markedly so.
It had a small following, being a local public-access show, but would have been lost forever had Wood not joined a video gaming association called NAViGaTR, who archived the entire series, edited each episode, and put them online as Gaming in the Clinton Years
posted by Anatoly Pisarenko
on Mar 21, 2011 -
"There's no sense mourning the Dreamcast's untimely demise. For as brief as its moment in the sun was, it lived two lives. In fact, the DC had more first-party titles in its short life than either the GameCube or the Xbox, and their quality can hardly be denied. Many hardware manufacturers have come and gone, but it's unlikely any will go out with half as much class as SEGA." Where were you on 9-9-99? IGN's the History of the Dreamcast
. [more inside]
posted by Arbac
on Sep 8, 2009 -
on another piece of hardware. It looks like the dreamcast is dead. They are stopping production and reducing the price to clear the dreamcasts they have remaining in stock.
posted by bytecode
on Jan 31, 2001 -
has nothing to do with the web.. But in case you're like me and the time you spend away from your computer usually consists of drinking beer
and/or playing on your neato video game system
. You NEED Tony Hawk
. the graphics on the DC version kick playstation's ass and its the perfect game to waste hours of time and lots of beers and to destroy your friend's ego.
posted by sikk
on Jun 6, 2000 -