• Red Coca-Cola Game Gear – A Real Thing

    Red Coca-Cola Game Gear – A Real Thing

    Gaming and beverages have a wide and varied history, from 7up mascot Spot’s 16-bit adventures, PlayStation’s Pepsi Man and the Donkey Kong Jungle Juice energy drink. I believe in the business world they call this synergy. In the 90′s SEGA and Coca-Cola took such cross-promotional teamwork to the next level, releasing a  complete beverage-branded console bundle. In it, you got [...]

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  • Chiptune Essentials: Virt

    Chiptune Essentials: Virt

    Chiptune Essentials is a feature where the Bros highlight chiptune musicians deemed important/interesting/pleasantly fragranted or otherwise Awesome. Basically  you should listen to them. Next up, Virt. Remember HBO? No, I don’t mean the 2012 HBO. I mean 80′s HBO. The one that always did this: Virt certainly does. He’s got a new album out, FX4, and [...]

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  • Legend of Zelda Model Set is Legendary – Retro Radness

    Legend of Zelda Model Set is Legendary – Retro Radness

    Man, Nintendo certainly had a lot of awesome merchandising back in the day. In game-branded food alone there was Nintendo-themed cereal, mac-and-cheese and fruit snacks. Way better than those shitty mint tins they now sell at FYE and Newbury Comics. But here’s a Nintendo product you definitely should not eat: The Legend of Zelda Model Set. Currently [...]

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  • Top 10 Hidden Gems of Film Noir

    Top 10 Hidden Gems of Film Noir

    The dark detective office. A gruff, down-on-his-luck private eye. Smoke-filled air, dimly lit by a jagged, slanted window shade. Then “she” walks through the door. It’s a premise many film noir lovers are familiar with. Classics like Out of the Past and Maltese Falcon employ a familiar motif that helped to define a genre. But [...]

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  • Golgo 13 Hits Netflix Instant View

    Golgo 13 Hits Netflix Instant View

    The anime for the Golgo 13 series has made its way to the Netflix instant streaming service, complete with a fully-voiced English translation. You can watch it here. The only reason I know of Golgo 13 is from playing the NES game based off the series, titled Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode. My grandma had [...]

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  • Chiptune Essentials: Disasterpeace

    Chiptune Essentials: Disasterpeace

    Chiptune Essentials is a feature where the Bros highlight chiptune musicians deemed important/interesting/pleasantly fragranted or otherwise Awesome. Basically  you should listen to them. First up, Disasterpeace. Disasterpeace has been uploading various tracks in different states of completion to 8-bit Collective for years, many of which have been composed into the fantastic album Rise of the [...]

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  • Select Button Podcast: Link’s Awakening and Game Boy Love

    Select Button Podcast: Link’s Awakening and Game Boy Love

    There's some great GB Zelda talk in here. Link's Awakening and its melancholy Wind Fish theme, the DX version's color dungeon and the two Capcom Oracle titles, great TLoZ: LA music and pretty spot-on thematic comparisons to Shadow of the Colossus.

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  • Biker Mice From Mars – Intro Theme Song

    Biker Mice From Mars – Intro Theme Song

    Here is the opening theme song from the 90s cartoon Biker Mice From Mars:  

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