I really wish these were real games. Artist Joe Spiotto has created mock Nintendo Game Box Art of three of Alfred Hitchcock’s best films. Anytime I think of the movie The Birds I’m thrownback to The Burbs with Tom Hanks and the Big Train sketch with Simon Pegg.
The album cover is a bit of a lost art now that the majority of music is purchased online. Now-a-days anyone can slap a JPEG next to their tracks and call it a day. But, years ago, even before the days of MTV’s wide release, music sometimes would be purchased based on the genre/album artwork. Sure, we often bought records based on recommendations or what we’ve heard on the radio. But, there were those odd times when we wanted to find something new. It was during these times that the album cover was at it’s most importance. Unfortunately for these guys, they failed miserable….
It’s one can’t miss event of the year for both wrestling fans and used to be wrestling fans. It’s the Royal Rumble, where 30 men try to throw each other over the top rope for a main event slot at WrestleMania. The Rumble has been running since 1988, when “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan became the inaugural winner. Since then, the event has been come a staple for the WWE. Even though they don’t do it as much now, I get most nostalgic about the Royal Rumble when thinking about the classic intros where they show all 30 competitors. Remember the SNES version… The Rumble has had many great moments, from Ric Flair 1992 win, Rey Mysterio winning for the late great Eddie Guerrero, to Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior squaring off for the first time. Every year, the WWE puts out a great video package called “by the numbers” that always gets me hyped. The Royal Rumble is on Sunday, January 25th.
It’s hard to believe that it’s 2015. It’s even harder to believe that the 90’s were not last decade, but rather 20 years ago. In 1998 I was the tender age of 11. I was highly influenced, liked girls but didn’t admit it yet, and wanted nothing more than to be treated like a big kid (even though I still played with my action figures). The late 90’s were a time of attitude, n64 and the Spice Girls Here is the most ultimate super-cut of everything from 1998 that will make you miss the 90s.
I love 8-bit music. Sometimes I feel like I enjoy it more than regular music. If I had the choice of listening to the Super Mario 3 music or the new Justin Timberlake album…I would probably choose JT, but Mario 3 wouldn’t be behind by much. Here are 5 great themes that you may have forgotten about. DOUBLE DRAGON 2: The Revenge – Shadow Boss Theme TMNT 2: The Arcade Game – Technodrome Stage SUPER DODGE BALL – Doppleganger Match SNOW BROS – Stage 1 Theme RIVER CITY RANSOM – Boss Battle