I’m getting too old for this Dank!!!

I finally finished MXS2 Snatcher two weeks ago checking off another game in my classic Kojima game playthroughs. I had been trying to play the MSX2 version for a while, but due to limitations to my setup, the translation patch would always breakdown mid-game causing large dumps of garbled text. With my new set up I wanted to see if this same issue would come back and I am happy to say I have fixed all the problems retaining to my MSX emulations.

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I now only have the PC-88, PS1, Saturn and PC Engine CD versions to play through. One of the most significant variations you’ll find between games would be the musical arrangements between each system. I own the vinyl record release of Snatcher, but hands down the original PC-88 has the best sound despite the PCE CD arrangement having that CD sound quality. Check out a few differences here:

 

The translation I was playing was a bit broken (funny at times, but still broken) however, if you want to see a better-translated version of MSX Snatcher I recommend watching Awesomebrand’s video of his playthrough of Snatcher to get a feel of how this game played out on the system.

But hey- enough Snatcher for a few weeks. It’s only natural after playing a lot of Snatcher that one would dive right into Kojima’s other classic Sci-Fi drama Policenauts.

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Policenauts is another game that has eluded me for years due to my at-home setup and the fact it never got a proper English localisation. It was initially released in 1994 for the PC-9821 in Japan after four years of development and conceived when Kojima was working on Snatcher. It’s got a high-cinema style production, and it’s got a lot of throw-backs to American Buddy-style cop dramas, mainly Lethal Weapon. There were plans to make a Saturn localisation for the Sega Saturn but cancelled due to technical limitations. Policenauts came out for the PC-9821, 3DO, Playstation and Sega Saturn in Japan only, but if you want there is a fan translation for the game made in 2009 for both the PS1 and Sega Saturn.

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If I had my way, I would play the PC-982 version; however, there doesn’t seem to be a translation for it yet. I have also seen that emulating this game is a bit of a trick in itself, though Macaw45 recently played thru the game on his stream using updated patches in Mame to get the sound/mouth events working. Still, there were a few audio issues and crashes that did seem to break the game in some areas, however hopefully in time many of these issues will get cleaned up so people can enjoy how this game.

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I’m playing through the PS1 version which has many differences from the original PC-9821 version and added animated cutscenes. It has a different look and feel to it, and some would argue it’s a tad uglier vs the original. For me, I am obsessed with playing thru fan translated games just for a glimpse of what these games had to offer and to share in the fun of experiencing the game’s story.
Playing Policenauts has been a two-year desire for me, but yet again, my at-home set up was holding me back. I wanted to play thru the game way back in February after I finished SD Snatcher, but I couldn’t get the disks to work. As I have switched to windows set up, I got help from my buddy Fantasic_Plannet and was able to get things moving forward.

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I plan to write a full review/feature about Policenauts in an upcoming article after I finish the game, so tune in Sunday morning when I dive back into the game and see if I can finish it!

Zine Updates

Oh boy. Where do I even start?
The zine is going to be late this month due to the worst customer service from the new printers. I stress that WAS part as I never want to work with these people ever again. What happened was I submitted my order July 16th and asked for three-day shipping to my place, and they kept ignoring and dodging my phone calls, emails and instant messages in regards to my order. TL;DR I had to escalate my frustrations with Paypal to get them to either finish my order or refund my money. This whole thing took an entire month, and I am beyond enraged. Good news! I have zines, and they are shipping out this week, so thank you so much for your patience.
This issue features a story by the fantastic Giby who was at Combo Breaker this summer and his adventures taking part in the event. He got to meet up with a lot of great players, people and checked out a lot of awesome games. I also started featuring a new segment where I dive into unboxing of older games, so be sure to check out the images from that. I also have some great art by Dasyati and yours truly, and overall it’s a good issue despite the lateness of the printing.

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Missed the Dank Art? Check it out here! I’m always sketching and working on art from the games streamed by people I follow on twitch. As always, I enjoy people who play retro, classic and obscure PC games, and I try to promote everyone I follow. Check out the streams: LordBBH, Aquas, Zallard1, Retrograde Tom, Macaw45, Omnigamer, Duke Donuts, Tondagossa, Goati, SQPat, Chuboh and CapnClever.

Finding the Perfect Game

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Huzzah! The big double stuffed issue is out and already mailed to backers of my Patreon. If you want to get your copy, make sure you visit the Dank Shop and get yours as it’s a special two in one issue magazine full of interviews, articles and of course Dank Art. This month’s cover is a nod to Crystal Castles, a rather unique Atari arcade game that used a trackball. Check out gameplay from this gem here:

Stay tuned for the next issue coming out soon with all fresh content and art.

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I have been focusing on a lot more larger pieces these days as I have needed to get my art fix going. The best is when someone starts to play a longer RPG or puts more effort into a game where that gives me a bit more time to come up with something brilliant.

Adventures in Collecting

Two Sunday’s ago, Old Buddy Greg and I went to a retro gaming convention located in Mississauga for a good time and to check out what deals people were bringing out. Greg has told me before that his list is near 99% these days, so his enjoyment is now just on checking out the atmosphere and seeing what’s out on the tables. As for myself, I still have an active list going and I’m always trying to go out to events like this to heckle and find deals but mainly to meet new people and open new doors for friendships.

This was also our first retro show in almost 4 months due to a lot of changes going down for me at work and my availability. That and being limited to finding a lot of the shows on Facebook and social media means that often we’ve gone and missed an event because of poor promotion. Still, social media is way better than posting a flyer up on a pole and hoping for the best.

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Crazy bootlegs!

The biggest story I have from the event was finding two major wants off my list of games. The first one was Danan the Jungle Fighter for Master System. I made sure by telling Greg that I was looking for the Master System game that sounds like a brand of Yogurt cause he looked at me like I was nuts when I said: “Yo dude- keep your eyes peeled for Danan!”

Danan is probably one of the more sophisticated games for the Sega Master System coming out in 1990 and developed by a company called Whiteboard. It stars a barbarian warrior on some sort of mystical hack and slash quest who has magic animal elements to assist along the way. Eventually, you go on to meet a bunch of crazy characters who you battle and befriend along the way and ultimately Danan goes on to fight Nazis in a war submarine. Did I say this game was interesting? It’s an absolute must for your Master System collection and worth the high price tag. I still can’t believe it though when the more gimmicky and horrible obscure games for the Master System such as ALF fetch higher prices- you couldn’t pay me to put that game into my collection.

 

The other major pick up I got was Snatcher for Sega CD. Yes. I found my holy grail of games and almost died when I saw that the seller had two copies. When looking for a copy of Snatcher to buy always check the CD and feel it. The ink should be raised which will rule out a mass-produced stamp as well as serials on both sides of the inside CD ring. There are a lot of really convincing counterfeits out there which is why I prefer going to shows like these where I can feel and inspect things before buying. I’m not the best myself when it comes to spotting a counterfeit game so it’s always best to trust your own gut and check out the seller as well. The guy who sold it to me was straight up professional, had a lot of unique things at his booth and was patient with me to firm up the sale after I transferred my money to him. I will admit that in that time I was waiting for the transfer to go thru I was walking around the place sweating buckets in some sort of half worry if I was doing the right thing. I was relieved though when I got the game in my hands and it dawned on me that I finally owned a copy of Snatcher.

When I was a little kid, Snatcher always dazzled me. If you’ve seen my streams in the past I always fall back on playing Snatcher around Christmas and most recently I explored SD Snatcher for the MSX2. The first time I saw Snatcher as a little girl was a preview in Mean Machines Magazine when they were doing these huge 3-4 spread pictorial reviews for Sega CD Games back in those days and the thought of having a cyberpunk-noir thriller game seemed sexy and dark.

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My pickups from the day

It wasn’t until I got home and put the CD into my Sega CD that I noticed that something was off. My Sega CD wasn’t working. Oh Shucks! Of course, I finally get a working copy of Snatcher and as soon as I get home I’m faced with this crushing blow that my Sega CD is busted. FYI- the Sega CD is not the best-made game system out there and common problems range from leaking capacitors to worn out CD belts to the laser and even internal wiring going. I was so irritated because only a few weeks ago everything was working alright as I keep going back to Shining Force CD, one of the few Sega CD games I own. My collection of Sega CD games is rather low mostly because Sega CD games are hard to come by and you really have to have a love for the system or be crazy rich to invest in collecting for it. Many of the games I want for the system cost well over $300 each and I find myself in disagreement with people on buying ripped CDs for it. What’s the point in that? I can simply emulate and skip all the pointless frustration of wires, cleaning and dealing with complications with rotting AV cables if I just want to play a bootleg. There’s a reason people like me go for collecting retro games and yeah emulation and everdrives are alright in some cases, but there’s always going to be a few games we all would love to own that are just out of reach.

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I got the Sega CD to work eventually as it turns out it was just a bad combination of rotting AV cables and poor shielding, but I got a lot of help from the kindness of friends, so shout out to Lou, The Enforcer, Krazlin, Puri and especially Old Buddy Greg who eventually saved the day with just his own quick wit and smarts.

Cool Finds

Check out this new book that just dropped from the folks over at Bitmap Books: The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games. It’s a visually stunning hardcover book with over 460 pages featuring all your favourite point and click games from back in the day. It’s got contributions and interviews from a lot of people who used to work on these games too so it’s a must want book for my collection.

 

 

 

THE RETURN OF THE DANK

Catching up

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Two years? Get out of here. That’s right- I’ve been making Dank Zine’s for two years now and to help celebrate making the world Dank I have made a special two-in-one issue which is coming out this week. It’s been a wild ride of ups and downs, especially in the last few months where I have been victim to the vices of the Christmas postal strike in my country. Whatever. The post can’t keep me down and I have been hard at work behind the scenes to ensure that things get fixed, found and sorted. Here are a few things that have been going on since 2019 started.

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Omnigamer’s book, Speed Run Science, is dropping this late April and you can pre-order your copy of the book at Fangamer. I sat down with Omni last month to talk about some of the ups and downs of publishing a book about Speed Running and the interview is featured in the Jan/Feb issue of Dank Zine. You can pre-order the book HERE and features the fantastic artwork by the very talented Kari Fry. I’m personally excited for this book as the design by Tony Kuchar is bang on and the sheer amount of information in this book goes beyond my expectations of what a book on speed running is all about. We all had to wait a while for this one, but as we know good things come to those who wait so make sure you pre-order your copy today to add to your collection.

 

 

Fire Lancer

 

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I have been watching Trap (aka Alex Marshall) tinker away at what I jokingly called “Trap Game” for almost as long as I have known the guy. This winter he finally made an official launch of his game, Fire Lancer, that is available for download HERE. It’s for (of all things) the SwanCrystal/WonderSwanColor. Trap is an amazing guy and has managed to make a fun shoot-em-up with a collective team of equally talented friends so check it out and read up on the interview in the upcoming issue.

DANK ART & DANK LIVING

 

I have been going back and forth between watercolours and digital work depending on where I am working as I am finding myself not in front of my desk as often as I would like in 2019. A lot of heavy life stuff went down as soon as 2019 started so I guess I’ll address what happened.

January was a month-long depression of me going to a lot of funerals, wakes and other unpleasant things that got me thinking hard on my own morality and the things that are important to me. I was also questioning my living arrangements around the end of January as a lot of weirdness was happening around where I live and something very creepy and weird was happening at my building where I live. I would tell you to not sweat it as I was able to find a positive solution in the form of my weeb neighbours who have been super supportive thru this time. They also like anime and make slime and fight each other with tiny plastic swords so that’s awesome.

My long term solution for this is to look towards moving though I have very mixed feelings about this. Setting a huge goal to “escape” is going to take a lot of time, money and hard work and to get there I have taken on more projects to plan this out though I am still unsure where I would go. Lots of things on my mind these days and a good chunk of me doesn’t even want to deal with this negativity. I’d rather just play video games…

…Like SD Snatcher. Yeah after months of struggling with emulation on my Mac I was able to get some help from my chat and got SD Snatcher to work. One of my huge gaming obsessions is Kojima’s Snatcher which was released for the MSX2 computer way back in 1988. SD Snatcher was released in 1989 and is a retelling of the original “unfinished” Snatcher game but with super deformed chibi characters and as a JRPG with interesting battle mechanics.

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I did a huge feature on SD Snatcher in the January issue of my Dank Zine and got a lot of fun Dank Art from people in the chat. If I could get any of you to play a MSX2 game, PLAY SD SNATCHER. It’s a fun JRPG that has a lot of cool elements and follows a slightly different story to that of the other releases of Snatcher floating around out there. It will get you thinking about the MSX and what that little computer can offer. I’ll make it easy on you and ::cough cough:: post this here if you want to try without bashing your head against your desk trying to get the emulation and language packs to work.

COMING UP

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I have a bunch of wild stories set up for 2019 along with a pile of new content creators who are working hard documenting their own adventures in the gaming community to share in the pages of Dank Zine. Next month I have a story with Kevin DDR and Aperturegrillz who are moving to Japan and who will be documenting the local arcade scene there thru photos and writing exclusively for subscribers. If you have ever dreamed of going to Japan then you will see it thru the eyes of these two Tetris Grand Masters as they discover the beauty which is Japan’s arcade scene.

If you are big into fighting games, Game Goon Giby is now on board writing from his experiences at all the exciting tournaments coming up. It’s going to be a rare behind the scene look of what is going on with the games, the people and how events like these happen and I am overly excited to be featuring these stories.

We are also looking into making a DANK BBS for my fam who’s into the old days of computers so if you want to come and post on our BBS and play Food Fight then you gotta keep checking in and seeing what we come up with.

I’m also looking at that flippin’ Dead Flip guy and what that pinhead pinballer in Chicago is up to cause he’s always working on so many crazy projects that even he can’t keep up with all of them.

KEEP US DOING DANK THINGS! Back the Zine and keep the writers writing, the artists drawing and help make the retro community special. We want to go to your event, we want to play the Dank Games, we want to make physical things that you can hold in your hands and enjoy that speak to the stuff that you love. Back the zine and be part of the Fam and help make things DANK in 2019.

 

 

 

Nintendon’t go breaking my heart

Issue 18 is out NOW

Issue 18 is out and has been mailed out to all my Patreon backers!!! If you want to get this issue, make sure to get your orders in at my Dank Shop or back my patreon to get your issue today. This month we interview Angrylanks who is known not only in the speedrunning community but for his music streams where he plays his drums live with game music. We also have a great article written by Goati where he explores the world of fishing games, and I wrote an article on the differences between the E.V.O games on PC-98 and SNES.

In addition to all the features, we always have the art with a new artist on board. Welcome to Mellisa Storm who has her own Patreon here who contributed some great stuff this month featured on the back cover. The talented miss Shan Murphy has her comic as well as a fantastic illustration by Marty Elmer.

Nintendon’t Special

There was an art explosion last weekend for the annual Nintendon’t event, so check out all the Dank Art I made for the event.

Nintendo always is a lot of fun, and I always look forward to participating each year. This will mark my third year streaming in the event and to try and keep things fishy I did one hour of exploring the PC-98 version of E.V.O – The Search for Eden as I am still really excited about playing it.

One of the best things about Nintendon’t is that it features an incredible selection of retro game streamers from all over the globe. And when I say retro, I’m not talking about Nintendo games. Goati who is the organiser of the event is adamant to feature any games that were not released for Nintendo to show off how diverse and vibrant the retro community is and to focus on the good old days of classic gaming. Where else are you going to see a marathon that features everything from Pinball to Pong on a Fairchild, to Atari stuff, PC-88, 98, Classic Windows games and Amiga?

Nintendon’t is a great way to learn more about the other side of Retro Gaming, and some of the best comments I saw in chat were from a few newbies checking out the stream pleased at how fantastic it was seeing all these games that they have never heard about. It’s always a great time and I am always happy to be part of it. Huge thank yous to Goati and DanZeeMan for their hard work last weekend and to all the streamers who participated. Here’s the HUGE list:

Goati, zuq_, StillerKarl, DeepFreeze2K, Chuboh, RetroGameQuest, iastSA, LordBBH, DevilREI, jenwithglasses, Ludofex, CloudyMusic, Fantasic_Planet, CapnClever, Zophar321, Jiggeh, DonKaleAEX, WalterWorldGames, Macaw45, Dumplechan, MerlynTemple, ask_alice, T4N3, PapayaChemist, Pasky, MikeBloke, TheOpponent, Niakan, Jimmyqballs, Gunstarheroes7, Cypherin, dent4f, DanZeeMan, RebootTV, gikkman, Cotonari, sdc333, Owlnonymous, DarkheroTTV, Neo_antwon, Douglie007, ssfsx17, Aquas, McSirTuna, MartyMoinklers and trap0xf

Find these streamers on Twitch and get your retro fix on!

 

Comic Tropes

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I love comic books and almost as long as I have been into video games I have been collecting comics. For a while now I have been searching on Youtube for some of the best comic book shows to watch when I am working on dank art and I have been most impressed with the videos over at Comic Tropes. If you love comics you should check out his videos as he puts a tremendous amount of work into each episode and you can get lost binge-watching the backlog. I made some Dank Art for the show recently and it was featured in this video:

If you love comics like I do you should check out his videos! I recently started backing Comic Tropes on Patreon because how can I say no to a good thing? I’m looking forward to more great content to watch from these guys in the future.

The Return of Dankness

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Since May I have been going through a lot of changes. I have quit my job at the Apple Store and now I work in a video game store in my hometown. This is exciting news because not only does it mean video games are even more part of my day to day life but a lot of the stress that I was under at my old job is gone. It’s been a long time coming and I feel much better with these new changes in my life. It’s going to give me more chances to focus on what I like and try new things with my art.

I have missed out on a few things that came up in the past few months, but with a few weeks, I should be settled back into high Dank Art production. I have been working on a few larger pieces which I have returned to. My biggest challenge for the next few weeks will focus on managing my time with the new job, but lately, I have been feeling energized and less stressed out. Big things are on the rise again!

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Nintendon’t

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Hold onto your butts! Nintendon’t 5 will start today, Friday, September 14th at 12 noon EST and run all weekend. I will be taking part in this event as well as other streamers from all over the world in the Retro Community. Make sure you check the schedule to make sure you can catch all the games you love and want to check out. All the games featured during the marathon are all retro games that are not featured on Nintendo, so we’re talking about Sega, DOS, Arcade, Amiga, the other side of the Retro community. I will be showing off E.V.O.: The Theory of Evolution (46億年物語THE進化論) for PC-98 which I recently played thru in the summer and even did a little write up in my Dank Zine. I will be live on Saturday, September 15th at 9 pm EST so check it out!

Streaming Schedule

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My streaming schedule will be changing! Most of my viewers are used to tuning in Sunday mornings, but with my new job, I now work Sundays. For now, I’ll need to stick to more spontaneous streams before settling into a day and time I can commit to.

I recently hit 2000 followers! Thank you so much for following my dank little stream and for all the support over the years. As many of you know I have been collecting and playing games for years and one of the best things to me is sharing that experience with people. I do plan to have a big streaming day to celebrate this achievement and I will announce it once I have the day (aka I figure a good day off to have it lol).

Dank Zine

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Issue 18 of Dank Zine is out for delivery! This issue we feature an interview with Angrylanks, a record-holding speedrunner who also has a passion for music and streams not just his games, but his drumming as well. Nintendon’t organizer Goati has a feature about Fishing Games and a few of their accessories, and I wrote a piece about E.V.O – the Search for Eden and the differences between the PC-98 game and the SNES. There’s also a bunch of artists contributing to the issue making this another huge community effort. I should be having a packing stream where I will be giving away free issues, so make sure you are following me on Twitter or on Twitch so you can pick up a copy.

If you want to buy this or any past issues, make sure you head over to my Dank Shop. Once an issue sells out that’s it! I only print 100 issues for each month and once they sell out they are gone.

 

Bunches of Games Done Eventualy

After a few months of intense deadlines, new things in life and big changes, I am back with my weekly blog! A LOT of stuff has been going on in my life but I have made time to stay on top of all my Dank Art and Dank Zines. The blog however had been put on hold but now that things seem to be not as busy I am back at it with the Dankness every week! Let’s get caught up on all the stuff you missed:

SO MANY ZINES

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Puri-Puri with his issue of Dank Zine #15

Have you been checking out my Dank Shop lately? I now have issues of Dank Zine for sale there so if you have missed an issue or only wanted to grab the issue of your favourite streamer. Remember issues are always cheaper when you subscribe.

The most current issue up for grabs right now is Issue 16 with an interview with Giby who is known in the fighting scene circles as well as his goonish appearance with the GameGoons who stream on Twitch. I got to sit down with him and talk about his fights in and out of competitions.

We also celebrate 10 years of Fangamer in issue 16 of Dank Zine with an interview with co-founder Reid Young where he reflects on his little game merchandise company that could. We touched down on how 10 years ago, Fangamer was operating out of Reid’s second bedroom in his apartment and how it’s grown to the size it is now. Sadly I wont be at Camp Fangamer taking place on July 20th, but it’s at that event where Fangamer will celebrate it’s official 10 year’s with the people who helped make it great, the fans.

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I also want to welcome cartoonist and illustrator Shan Murphy to the team as she now will be featured monthly in Dank Zine with a series of comics that looks at the personal experience of playing video games. You can check out her work here to see more of her work. As the months go by and the Zine grows I hope to keep adding more content from quality content makers like Shan to the mix.

SO MUCH DANK ART

The pile of Dank Art that needs to be uploaded is too big! When I started to get busy, I started off with the intentions to put all the Dank Art in folders from the week so that when I got unbusy I could simply drop them all in. Yeah, that didn’t happen and now I am sitting a huge dank pile. I should be uploading more as the weeks go on, so do keep checking back to get more Dank Art.

SGDQ 2018

Over $2 Million dollars was raised in just one week during Summer Games Done Quick and I had the pleasure again to be there as it happened. I flew out solo but met up with a bunch of people at the event so I never really felt alone when I was there. It was great to see all of my awesome friends again and hang out with them even if it was all the way in Minneapolis.

I had the honour of sitting on the couch for both Aquas’ Mr Gimmick run with fellow speed runner Narshe along with his daughter as well as LRock’s Double Dragon run on the NES. You can check out both the vod’s here:

The BEST thing about going to a GDQ is to meet other speed runners and streamers and hang out with old friends as well as meeting new. I think I firmed up the next 5 issues of my Dank Zine in just three days of talking to people. Oh shucks, I was also super happy when I introduced myself people said “Oh yes! I know you and your Zine! I would love to be part of that!” I also had the pleasure of meeting Puwexil who I have been following for a while on twitter and ask him some questions about his Final Fantasy 6 speedrun as I am a huge fan of FF6 and his stream was going to be my highlight of the week. Make sure you sub to my Patreon or keep watching my Dank Shop and pre-order or back the zine if you want to read about that one as Puwexil really dove back into some GDQ history from its humble beginnings in some guys basement to the 4H club.

Countdown to a full year of DANK

Dank Zine Updates

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Issue 12 of Dank Zine cover by CyRaptor

I can’t believe I have been making Dank Zines for almost a year! Thank you so much to my backers and readers for a crazy year of dankness. I’ve come from a little  one person operation making a little 30 paged Zine to expanding it to over 44 pages with a team of editions, writers and contributors. I couldn’t have done it without my team and my Patreon Backers so thank you all for making this project a huge success in its first year.

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The lovely Bouphe with her Cat Crew

This month’s featured streamer is Bouphe who just recently was partnered! Congratulations, Bouphe as I know you have been working very hard to get partnership. For those who don’t know, Bouphe is an amazing girl who streams classic retro PC games for the Amiga, DOS and PS1 to list a few. She’s a delight to hang out with and has a solid backup team of kitties to help her along her quests and achievements in games. Bouphe was incredibly charming to interview and she really opened up about herself, the retro community and how streaming has had a positive influence on her life. If you are a Bouphe fan make sure to back the Zine before the end of the month.

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Zallard1 at AGDQ2018 where he played both Punch Out & Super Punch Out at the same time

Also featured for this issue is an interview with Zallard1. We sit down and take a closer look at his run at AGDQ where he played Punch Out and Super Punch Out at the same time using a cool controller rigged up by Omnigamer. It’s an interesting way to play a game and different then just playing a game blind for exhibition. Get a bit of a closer look at how Zallard1 came up with the idea to run both games at once.

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“Oooour its a bloody GUTS monster!”

Macaw45 is alsocreating a new written feature in the Zine called Obscure Games where he takes a closer look at some of the games you never heard about from back in the day in Japan. If you follow Macaw45 then you know he’s an endless source of information when it comes to classic games for old Japanese computers and he also frequently talks about the lore behind the games and the people who made them. For a while people have been asking if he could share those stories and I kept thinking they would make a great addition to the zine.

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As always each Zine comes with all the art and articles as well as an included sticker pack. Since Bouphe is our featured streamer I made these custom retro PC Gamer stickers so you can dial-up to the Sexy BBS anytime! Put stickers of old computers on your new computer for added fun or stick them up around your community and feel a little dangerous for possibly vandalizing. Just remember to not blame us if you get hit with a hefty fine sticking these where you shouldn’t.

If you want to get your hands on the 12th issue of my Dank Zine make sure you are backing my Patreon at www.patreon.com/DankArt 

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Lrock– I met up with this Speedrunner at AGDQ2018 and we ended up hanging out a whole bunch on the Sunday. When I got home I promptly followed and got banned seconds after posting this Dank Art. It was all good, it was totally my fault for not making my link-posting shenanigans more up front. Most of my friends and followers know its me when I’m posting a link, but there have been a lot of bots over Twitch. I’m not upset or anything. We all had a good laugh about it and I got un-banned really quick. Lrock was working on some cute NES Disney themed games but also is working on other Speedrun attempts so do try to check out his stuff and give him a follow.

LordBBH had his Hard drive go down recently which means he’s trying his best to recover anything that might be left on it. That meant that he had a Monday without Mame Roulette but he managed to get things pulled together and was back up and streaming. The super big downer about all of this is BBH lost all his copies of Dank, Jank & fan art as well as his other files so he’ll have to start from scratch collecting them back. BBH was also working on a feature article for my Dank Zine for February but it’s going to be pushed back until he can see if it’s recovered or if he needs to start the story all over again from scratch. I hope BBH get’s his computer sorted out sooner than later but it is good that he’s still finding a way to stream.

It was also BBH’s birthday last Sunday and I just wanted to say Happy Birthday BBH! I made a quick Dank Art to help celebrate the occasion.

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I featured ex-mortis in my most recent issue of my Dank Zine and he started streaming Popful Mail again after trying out a new game & kinda hating it. I’ve realized I haven’t played thru this game myself and I should make more of an effort to do so as its one of the better Sega CD games out there. Yes I am aware that this game first came out on the home Japanese PC’s before being ported to other systems, but the English voice dub is actually very well done for a Sega CD game and because it’s such a good game it fetches a huge amount on eBay. I’ll look into this and maybe you’ll see me Popin’ it like it’s hot on my stream soon.

Macaw45 is playing a whole bunch of what I call “Sooooour many tiny big dudes” Strategy games for the PC88 and PC98. That’s when all your little warriors and fighters fill up the screen doing the actual battling in real-time while you sit back and watch or actively control your main character around the playing board. There was also this crazy PC game that was a lot like Space Harrier but with an insane difficulty level to it as well as melee boss battles to switch things up. Yeah, it was hard as hell and had a very weird saving system where you could only save after every 2 levels? The big story behind this game is that it was so crazy hard that Macaw just figured no one was that stupid enough to actually finish it and set off to actually do so.