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Parting Shot: ‘The Legend of Zelda,’ ‘Mega Man’ and ‘Metroid’ as Japanese Woodblock Prints

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The influence of Japanese culture on classic 1980s Nintendo games isn't always overt -- especially considering how localized box art and other modifications colored consumer's earliest experiences with many titles. The fact remains, however, that the games that defined (and conti

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Link Ink: Marvel Post-it Note Art, More Hero Initiative Donations and Nintendominos

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Office Supplies: As part of its promotions for The Avengers movie, Marvel has released pixel art templates of each of the film's heroes that fans can assemble using Post-it notes.

Donations: The Hero In

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‘Penny Arcade’s Mike Krahulik Draws ‘The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword’ Comic

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Though The Legend of Zelda videogame franchise has received a few official comic book and manga tie-ins over the years, some of the most impressive illustrations of Link, Princess Zelda and company have emerged from the world of fan art. For fans of Penny Arcade, co-creator Mike (a.k.a.

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

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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.

Conventions: SPX has posted a list of releases debuting at its September 10-11

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‘Pokemon: The Movie 2000′ Quoted By GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain [Video]

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A few nights back during the Ames Republican Presidential Debate, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain let a pocket monster flag he didn't even know he had fly by quoting Donna Summer's "The Power of One," from Pokémon: The Movie 2000.

"A poet once said, life can be

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Why the Nintendo 3DS is Just About Ready for Comics in Multiple Dimensions

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When Nintendo dropped its beefy DSi XL in 2010, I had high hopes that comics could flourish -- or at least make some headway -- on one of gaming's most iconic portable gaming platforms. While that didn't necessarily pan out in North America, my hopes haven't faded. Nintendo sent ComicsAlliance a 3DS so that we c

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Chris Furniss Spends Quality Time With Samus Aran and Other Gaming Greats [Art]

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Have you ever wondered what Samus Aran's day-to-day life is like when she's not rolling up into a ball and blowing up floating jellyfish aliens? Chris Furniss obviously does. In fact, he began a series of pieces called 31 Days of Zero Suit Samus, and last we looked, he was already on day number 23. So far

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Mike Puncekar Paints a Little Horror into ‘Super Mario Bros.’ and ‘Pokemon’ Realms [Art]

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Feel free to debate this point, but you know how the 1993 live action Super Mario Bros. film ("This ain't no game!") tried to make everybody look all serious and ended up making most of the Mario-verse unrecognizable? Well, Mike Puncekar did a much better job. His series of paintings cast Mario's foes, Pokémon and more in a much more Ben Templesmith-style

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Zac Gorman’s Legendary ‘Zelda’ Comics Get Their Animated GIF On

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Nothing against Akira Himekawa's The Legend of Zelda manga, but Zac Gorman's gif-alicious Link comics are about the best illustrated stories to come out of Nintendo games since Nester regularly appeared in Nintendo Power. Gorman'

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8-Bit ‘Futurama’ Game is Too Good to Exist [Video]

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Hyper-kudos to GrandmaBird, the YouTuber who created a mock-up of an old school Futurama Nintendo game that we'd genuinely love to play. Featuring authentically crappy 8-bit graphics, early 1980s Nintendo music, and a number of awesome references in t

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