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Link Ink: NES-Style Predator, Captain Canuck Syrup And Everything Wrong With ‘Batman & Robin’

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‘Super Mario Crossover’ Gets New Characters and Graphics in Massive Update [Video]


Way back in April of 2010, Exploding Rabbit blew our minds with Super Mario Crossover, a fan-made game that put an entire team of classic NES characters from different games into the world of Super Mario Bros...

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The Unbelievably Bizarre ‘Worlds of Power’ Novel Based on ‘Castlevania II’


Here's what happens on the very first page of the 1990 "Worlds of Power" novelization of Castlevania II: Simon's Quest for the NES:

"No, Count Dracula! You will not drink my spirit this day!" he said, snapping his thorn whip with a crack as loud as a gunshot...

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Link Ink: ‘Age of Apocalypse’ #1 Coming in March, NES Nostalgia, Banning ‘The Brick Bible’


Upcoming: Spinning out of Uncanny X-Force is David Lapham and Roberto De La Torre's Age of Apocalypse #1, coming in March 2012.

Lego: Wal-Mart's Sams Club has pulled Brendan Powell Smith's Lego-filled book, The Brick Bible, from its shelves due to what it considers "mature content...

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Link Ink: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Cupcakes, ‘Animal Man’ Advocacy And New Digimon


Cupcakes: Chef JB Cada and Stephanie Santos have baked up some awesome Game of Thrones cupcakes at The Regali Kitchen in the Philippines.

Design: RedBubble is coming to NYCC next month and t-shirt designers can get in on the visit by entering a contest to have their design printed and distributed at the show, among other even bigger prizes...

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KITTY GAIDEN: What If Hello Kitty Starred In ‘Ninja Gaiden’ For The NES?


A few weeks ago, we found out from Kotaku that Capcom and Sanrio were going to team up for a line of Hello Kitty/Street Fighter merchandise, and I for one haven't been able to stop thinking about it since...

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Link Ink: ‘Batman: Arkham City’ Gets 3D, The TARDIS Corset And Lunch From An NES


Gaming: Batman: Arkham City will support both stereoscopic and old-fashioned anaglyph (red and blue glasses) varieties of 3D at launch.

International: Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint at Image has inked a deal for distribution in Asia, taking Invincible, The Walking Dead, Witch Doctor and more overseas...

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‘Bio Force Ape’ Is The Greatest NES Game That Never Was


When people think about the heyday of the Nintendo Entertainment System, their thoughts are often of the games they spent a good chunk of their childhoods trying to conquer. For me, it all comes down to the thrill of wringing every penny out of Capcom's DuckTales, the monumental disappointment of Castlevania II, and spending every second of a sick day home from school staring at Super Mario Bros...

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8-Bit Comics: Your Favorite Super-Heroes Reimagined For the NES


When I was talking about the upcoming "Thor" game last week, I got around the lack of screenshots by whipping up my idealized 8-bit game for the God of Thunder. And that got me thinking: What if they had converted my other favorite comics into 8-bit NES games -- or, in the case of Batman and the X-Men, what if the games they were in were actually good...

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‘A Boy And His Blob’ Classic 1989 Box Art Captures Magical Comic Cliches


With the recent release of the reimagined "A Boy and his Blob" on the Nintendo Wii, I found myself reflecting on the original 1989 NES title's horrendous awesome box art.

Although most probably remember the game for its strange premise and relatively innovative gameplay (you feed a blob jellybeans to make it transform into a variety of usable items), what I like best is its old school comic book aesthetic...

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