So I finally bought an Evercade handheld system and preordered the Evercade VS. console! Last year the handheld came out and with these initiatives it’s always the question if it becomes a success or a dud like for instance the OUYA Android console. Fortunately the Evercade, made by Blaze, is doing really well, so enough reasons for me to step aboard. Here are my first thoughts about the Evercade system.
With the Coronavirus outbreak happening at this moment, a little part in us is curious about potential ‘what if’-situations. This is proven by the recent popularity of Contagion (2011) in the Apple iTunes movie store. Let’s have a look at some other examples of popular media like movies, video games and even board games which use a virus outbreak as their main theme. (You won’t find any extraterrestrial viruses or zombiepocalypse movies in here by the way.)
Mario Kart Tour and Dr Mario World are almost coming to iOS and Android! Though Super Mario being considered a Nintendo-exclusive character, this won’t be the first time he’ll appear on a third party platform. Here are 8 cases of Super Mario starring on Non-Nintendo systems.
You’re hopefully not here to expect to see some video games heavily influenced by hip hop culture. Because in that case you can’t be much further off. The works made by the Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher mainly feature a ton of mathematical objects and toyed around with perspectives. This can be seen in several of his works of art like Relativity (1953) and Waterfall (1961) amongst many others. Nowadays we see video game artists getting inspired by these great works of art and we often see these forms of inspiration featured in video games. However M.C. Escher, which is his well known abbreviated name, died in 1972 and never might have heard of the video game as a medium. In this article we take a look at a handful of video games that contain both visual and gameplay references to Escher’s art.