The Thrill Of The Chase: Roaming In Melbourne

Work can be a damn bore. To break the monotony of doing that sales forecast report that is due by the end of the week, we use our lunch-break as a sanctuary to get away from it all.

My lunch break shenanigans had me traversing the city, looking for gaming and pop culture gear in particular. I was pleased to find a number of Nintendo and Namco goodies – from t-shirts and hoodies, to board-games, figurines and pool cues!

Seems as though my timing was quite good, as there were discounts and two-for-one deals throughout the stores – as if I needed more temptation! Shop on!

The coolest NES tee!
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Coolest Nintendo backpacks ever!
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The coolest Zelda tee!
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A super Super Mario!
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The coolest Mario tee!
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Nintendo has too many temptations
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Are you a Nintendo gamer? Then you need to wear this!
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The Nintendo Console History Timeline – where it started
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The Nintendo Console History Timeline – the 90s and early 2000s era
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You’ll be a Mega Man or a Mega Woman if you wear this!
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I want to play pool with these Pac-Man balls!
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Compliment your Pac-Man pool balls with this Pac-Man cue!
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37 years on, and Space Invaders is still relevant!
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 Lots of drool-worthy tees on this wall!
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Let there be light!
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Everyone needs Indy in their life
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If Nintendo can do it, so can Namco!
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The Thrill Of The Chase: Out and About

An impromptu lunchtime sojourn comes up trumps! With no intention of hunting for retro or pop culture goodies, I was surprised what I found in Melbourne’s CBD (Central Business District) as I was out and about. From Sonic comics and video gaming related books, to bartop arcade machines at the most unlikeliest place, it was a lunch break I didn’t expect.

A great start to the week indeed. Oh yeh, my wallet was also worse for wear.

Green Lantern VS Zodac? *Mind completely blown*
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An awesome book that is to be read by every gamer!
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Another awesome book. A great reference indeed!
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One for the Zelda fans!
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Wish I could flip through the pages of this book!
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Sonic Comic! Hey, that rhymes! 
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Sega fans would love this!
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More Sonic love!
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Oh wow – Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back! I gotta get these!
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Your keys would ROCK and look MEGA on this keyring!
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Sam Fisher in his desert suit. Very cool indeed.
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The dark side awaits!
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An arcade machine in Myer? No way! Oh, that old school phone is cool too.
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Yes way – it is an arcade machine at Myer!
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The last word always goes to Ron Swanson.
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Retro Gaming Refashioning Japanese Style

Care to use Twitter on your Game Boy? Perhaps you would rather use Microsoft’s Office applications on Nintendo’s little coloured beast? I know, you want to Skype your friend with vintage equipment!

Ah yes, welcome to good use of retro gaming gear Japanese style! You got to hand it to the Japanese, they know how to refashion old equipment and make you notice it. I wish I was this clever. Now hand me those SNES headphones and scroll through these epic pics!

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source: matome.naver.jp

Retro Gaming: Every Single Game Boy Start Screen Ever

GameBoy_titleIf you have 162 minutes to burn, you may wanna settle back and watch every single Game Boy start screen ever. Yes, you read that right, EVERY SINGLE GAME BOY START SCREEN EVER!

I am a masochist, so I will kill almost three hours of my day to watch this. Enjoy!


source: NicksplosionFX

From Retro Gaming Cat Scratchers To Arcade Belt Buckles

Who said cats don’t retro game? Based on these video gaming inspired cat scratchers from If Industries, it is quite clear that felines enjoy some old school Atari and Nintendo action! Um, need I say more? Of course not! Scratch away baby!

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Don’t worry, those people at If Industries haven’t forgotten about you either. You can now hold up your pants in style with these awesome arcade belt buckles. They even light up! So, are you a 25c or a 50c kind of arcade gamer?

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source: if Industries

Super Mario Warfare

Inspired by the Mario Warfare videos, the artist known as Hakashidnrc has brought these characters to life in digital art form!

It is great to see both Mario and Luigi all battle hardened. Browsing through these artworks, your eyeballs will definitely thank you.

If you would like to further overload your optic nerve, check out some more Hakashidnrc artwork over here.

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image source: Hakashidnrc

The Legend Of Zelda: Dark Link

Link_TitleAhhh, those lads at The Warp Zone are so clever. This time round they solve the greatest mystery of the Zelda series, the origin of Dark Link! Watch the mystery unravel in front of your eyes (wink wink).


source: The Warp Zone