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Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: Is Princess Lana Based on Palutena from Kid Icarus?

2022-08-09T04:01:15+00:00July 27th, 2022|

Captain N: The Game Master was a Saturday morning cartoon that celebrated the video games of the 8-bit era while also making the basest commercial pitch of “Hey, kids, buy this thing!” In fact, what I’m writing about in this post represents Captain N doing both of these things simultaneously, [...]

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: Is Samurai Shodown II Referencing a Real-Life 16th-Century Cyborg?

2022-07-29T00:27:42+00:00July 19th, 2022|

Is Samurai Shodown II Referencing A Real-Life 16th-Century Cyborg? Released in 1993, the first Samurai Shodown found enough success that a second game hit arcades in 1994, bringing with it four new playable characters: Genjuro Kibagami, a mercenary swordsman and new rival for protagonist Haohmaru; Nicotine Caffeine, a diminutive Japanese [...]

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: The Real-Life Revolutionaries Behind Charlotte from Samurai Shodown

2022-07-29T00:33:23+00:00July 12th, 2022|

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: The Real-Life Revolutionaries Behind Charlotte From Samurai Shodown Jul 12, 2022 written by Drew Mackie A sort of period piece Street Fighter with swords, Samurai Shodown is a fighting game series whose characters draw from a variety of real-life sources. Some of the inspirations [...]

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