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Jon Gibson of the renowned iam8bit gallery in Los Angeles sheds light on why gaming’s past is just as important as its future.
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The past of gaming hardware is just as important as the present because the future does not look so bright...I don't have to wear shades.
I want to go to LA immediately. I also love this 8-bit artist... http://jamesbit.bigcartel.com/
Wow what a great vid I so wish I could of gone to that expo since my fondest memories as a young rascal were entangled in the 8bit and 16bit eras of Nintendo and Sega.
Makes me wish I was in LA this week
This...is cool. Some of them are like game themed "Where's Wally?". Now I want a knitted Bomberman too!
I love this stuff. Wish there would be even more exhibitions, because there are so many talented and creative people who grew up with and got inspired by games. I'm an artist too and draw massive amounts of inspiration from all the games I've played thhrough the years - often in a subliminal way.
16 bit was the pinnacle of gaming.
Yeap, with better and better graphics we use our imagination less and less. That's why I prefer good art style to realistic graphics.
good gs vid gutted im in the uk
That looks very cool indeed.
I wish I could afford to have some of those art pieces on the walls in my house.
Oh how I wish...
Video games are art! :D
Looked at the image before reading the title thinking new metroid.. was i the only one?
Loved the Commander Keen and Sinistar pieces. Zelda has a nice touch as well. Can anyone place the game @ 1:00?
Place is just down the street from me. Super nice people and a cool spot in Echo Park.
Good times, when we owned the games we purchased instead of renting them from Microsoft.
I will always remember that funny sound Mario makes when he jumps.
That turtles level in the water was flippin difficult. This video was great.
yes, a simpler time when games were generally better in story and creativity than they are now. I'm gonna go fix my SNES now lol
This guy just spoke all the things I think and feel about the industry today. Gaming back then was so free to be whatever it wanted to be. The creativity, innovation, and FUN was and still is, unmatched to the gaming of today. I've felt for the last 5 years or so, that the decrease in new IP, and over abundance of FPS/generic game models, have left our industry feeling stale and forgettable. Nothing would make me happier, than to see this next-generation takes us back to what made gaming great in the first place. (I remember playing the level in Ninja Turtles, and everything he said about it rings true) Just think, maybe what Sony is doing with the Indie push, will start a movement to get us back to the gaming golden years some day through constant innovative indie titles!!!
Did Ubi ask GS to take down the Watchdogs trailer or can I not find it?
those better be made of chocolate
Yup, i remember The Flintstones though never owned it, it was a graphical power house for it's time. Few japanese nes games like Mitsume Gauturu (Three Eye Boy) and Kunio Kun No Nikketsu soccer league, Ninja Gaiedn series, Darkwing Duck, Ninja Turtle series were awesome too in my opinion.
or even the Flintstones
you're joking right?
I've played the nes version of Duck Tales and it was brilliant for it's time but as far as an HD remake is concerned i would have loved Megaman 3 or Double Dragon 3.
Awesome ART! But don't forget, Video Game is an art in it self. :-)
We absolutely need more of these types of galleries, you guys better expand!
Very nice video & art.
1 complaint though. Why is that 99% of retro art is always about nintendo. That's not how I remember my childhood.
So much more to retro game and pixel art & chip music than just nintendo. I get the feeling these are made by younger artists who know nothing of the many gaming platforms of yesteryear.
Never herd of it
Seeing all of that made me feel very old. Really need to be feeling younger now.
I'm 36 years old the reason I still play video games is because I like to see the art in games.
very cool show
@Kazuma_Kiryu im drawing myself a day of the tentacle mouse mat
@amaneuvering same here fella
Found it on their website. Inspired by Dragon Quest.
@eyesandsmiles u r lucky
@SopranosFan you got steam or PSN? Ya they do the same. Sorry
@Ravi Pathak Double Dragon 3, my first NES game back in the day, it was USA version so I had to get my NES modded in the next day. But what a joy the co-op was with my little brother.
@dr_jashugan Artistic Integrity?
@Saketume Cause Nintendo is one of the biggest players of the Retro age and still survived to today.
@Reina Harriet WattWe could play Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers on 2 player?
Thank you for answering my rhetorical question