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New changes in November

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I made a LOT of Dank Art on the weekend watching the 1CC Marathon. I missed a lot of Friday because I was working, but I did my best to try to catch most of it between IRL stuff and eating. It was a lot of fun and I always love watching skilled players do their thing in events such as this. I hope more fun events like this pop up on twitch that will help to encourage more people to go for their gaming goals, meet new friends and find new streamers to follow. Most of friends on twitch I met thru the 1CC Marathon, so don’t be shy when it comes to signing yourself up for events like these.

I caught some of Ultimoice’s Final Fantasy 7 runs over the weekend as well as more Mother 2 runs in between of the 1CC Marathon as I was cooped up around the house most of the time. A lot of people are going to say that FF7 was the game that changed everything back in the day and they are right. I remember seeing the commercials for Final Fantasy 7 on the TV and freaking out that it was being called Final Fantasy 7 and not FF4 AND it was coming out for the PlayStation and not the N64 as what was expected. The biggest thing was when suddenly EVERYONE wanted to play Final Fantsy 7 and almost overnight people who were never into video games suddenly wanted to be. I’m not joking, everyone was so blown away at the graphics and the sheer size and complexity of this game that you had everyone dropping serious coin on PS1’s to just play this game (minus the nerds who bought the PC release of the game and who had to suffer thru playing that hahaha).
Though Final Fantasy 7 isn’t my favourite game (it’s not even my favourite Final Fantasy)  it does hold a special place in my heart just because of that experience and what direction video games started to go after it came out. The fact that Ulti speedruns this game is absolute insanity to me, but he pulls it off and it is a run you have to catch at least once if you have played the game.

 

Dank Zine

60EF2D97-E932-4721-99C4-2C05DF6CBE43Backers for my Dank Zine who back before the end of the month will be getting this amazing limited print run sticker featuring Milky from Shock Troopers! This design was created last Christmas during one of BBH’s streams when Twitch had a bunch of cute holiday emoticons that you could play with. I made a Dank Art from it and decided to clean it up this year to give it make it my gift to my backers.

Make sure you back my Dank Zine before November 30th as this month’s feature streamer is none other than PJ. I got a chance to chat with PJ just over Halloween about his experience speedrunning, streaming and Gin! I also have a special interview with Cathodedaze who works at a special Arcade Museum in Florida where they have over 50 arcade and pinball machines and what its like to have a cool dream job. Fantastic Planet returns with a great Christmas feature as well as a bunch of cool art and extras for the holidays. The other neat thing is this issue will have featured PJ Sub Stickers so if you’ve been following PJ and want these stickers then you better back before the 30th of the month together yours. 8AF1A8A2-3493-4A90-B6E5-D4821B8BE5E4.jpeg

The BIG BIG BIG news for me is that my little zine has grown so much in the last few months that to meet the demands of my printing fulfilment I will be changing printers. Subscribers should instantly notice a HUGE upgrade to the quality and look of the Zine as now I am big enough to move away from print-on-demand orders. This means a lot more control on my part when it comes to the look and feel of each issue so I am very excited to be moving up with these new changes.

This means a huge change for Dank Zine because each issue now will be limited to the one production run and once all back issues are sold THAT’S IT. This means if you are backing my Zine you will get an issue with all the fun stickers each month and there will only be a few back issues in the store for those who were sitting on the fence. Even more reason to back the Zine so you never miss out. This also means starting in January my current Dank Shop will come down to make way for the new shop, so if you were thinking of grabbing any back issues that are in my Dank Shop right now do it soon before they are gone forever!

 

 

That first week in November

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Ultimoice went back to playing regular EarthBound again but he was playing for a World Record in PJ% which has a different set of requirements then a regular Speedrun of EarthBound. You can catch video of Ultimoice here making that World Record. Keep checking back to my blog as I am working on an interview with Ultimoice for an upcoming issue of my Dank Zine!

LordBBH had a weekend featuring his “Viewers Choice Extravaganza” where followers can sign up their favourite game to be entered into a random raffle draw to be played. I always love BBH’s extravaganza as the likelihood that a really good game coming up is way higher than the randomness you’ll get with a regular Monday Roulette. Also, BBH is getting a lot of fantastic Dank Art made by not just me but by MakotoTruth and Dasyati to name a few. Check them out on Twitter & follow them as they make great Dank Art as well!

Macaw45 wasn’t around much on the weekend, however he is the feature streamer for the November issue of my Dank Zine. I did an interview with him were we talked about his obsession for the more rare and obscure games out there and what sort of games he’s into if you were to stumble into his stream. I had a two-hour Zine packaging giveaway stream where I was giving out free stickers that feature Macaw’s sub icons and I was happy to discover that a lot of his fans are from all over the world. So that means someone in Sweden is going to get a bunch of GUTS stickers from his stream & possibly put them all over their car & it will be the GUTS MACHINE or something like that. Please send me any and all photos of your Dank Stickers on things once you get them! Please be careful when sticking them on people or pets! (Please, don’t put them on your pets).

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Nothing I love more than this smug AF Carpet Dank Art I did for Aquas recently. It’s like you’re throwing a hug party for the first time at your parents place and you’re not sure if you’re dressed right or if the right people will show up or that person you like will be there. Meanwhile, good buddy Carpet is all classed up with her turban and magic carpet dapper as hell  leaning back all cool saying “Hey, don’t worry about it, duuuuuuuude,” cause really, you going to be alright.

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DANK ZINE

My eight issue of my Dank Zine has been shipped to all my Patreon backers! They should expect these gems to arrive in their mailbox over the next few days. This months issue is my biggest yet with 50 pages! The cover is done by Sarah Joncas who is not only one of my best friends, but she’s also an AMAZING artist. I also have interviews with Macaw45, Fantastic Planet on when he was banned from Twitch, and a few players who will be participating in this weekend’s 1CC Marathon starting on Friday. As always there is a lot of crazy Dank Art plus backer stickers for those who have been supporting me over the Patreon.

Like always, if you want to back my Zine please check out my Patreon page. If you just want to sub for one issue you totally can, if you want custom Dank Art with your Zine you can, if you just like the project and want to donate $5 to help get someone some freebies in the mail you can do that too! I love giving away things as much as I can with this Zine and it really comes down to everyone’s love of the games and supporting those who play them.

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Issue Seven featuring the SHMUP crew at STGWeekly, trap15 and an article written by Icarus about Battle Garegga is now available for sale in my Dank Shop now that the new issue is out. I always stress that you save more money backing the Patreon as that includes your shipping plus you’re going to get freebies and stickers if I am packing the envelopes. With my Dank Shop I don’t have as much control yet on packaging those orders as they are made to order and you’ll be paying for shipping on top of the Zine itself. Still, it’s the best way that I can get my Zines out for the time being.

As you might know I have passed 60 subscribers for my Dank Zine. I am literally 20 subs away from my goal of 80 where I can start shopping the Zine out to other printers. Saying that, my Dank Shop might be changing, so if you were thinking of ordering back issues try to do it soon as I might not be able to re-print a short run of old issues with my new printers.

Coming up for Christmas I have interviews with Owlnonomous with his Owlcade, his passion for collecting pinball and arcade machines as well as a behind the scenes look at a real arcade museum and what it’s like to be working the dream job: Retro Arcade Manager. I also have a very special BBH Christmas sticker as a special gift to all my backers for that issue. Also, I sat down with PJ recently to discuss his interview in my January issue. I have my hands full for the next few weeks so keep visiting my blog to get updates as they happen.

Also, if you want to contribute your own Dank Art or want to write something for my Dank Zine I am looking for submissions! Please email me to inquire.

Closing out a Month

Dank Work

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Making Dank is what I am all about these days and I am happy to announce that I am accepting submissions for creative content! If you want to join the fam and think you have what it takes to have your work featured in my Dank Zine you may submit it here at dankzine@agentannk.com

I am looking for content that is about retro gaming, streams, and the gaming collecting community. It’s not just limited to writers, I am looking for artists as well who want to make Dank Art and be featured in the Zine or on my blog. Please end me an email and attach an example of your work to get the ball rolling.

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BBH had a great week returning with his championship belt from the tournament he just won, as well as visiting the Portland Retro Gaming Expo over the weekend. I’m sure he’s going to talk about all the cool stuff there including this strange and new Space Harrier type game he got to try out at the expo. If only my budget would allow me more chances for travel so I could check out events like that then I’d be there myself front and centre. Hopefully BBH got some photos and will show them off during the Monday roulette stream.

Macaw45 had an emergency unboxing video as he got a bunch of new auction wins arrive at his place and whenever he gets a cool delivery such as this he’s gotta share it with his community. There was a bunch of Japanese Windows 95 games as well as few other neat things that he got to show off. The Dracula Sega CD game was a surprise being that I never thought Macaw would subject himself to the torture witch is Dracula on Sega CD, but he did manage to play the game right up to the boss where thru means of the emulation or the game itself it kept glitching out. This sums up Dracula for Sega CD as a whole.

There was a whole week where Macaw was exploring FMV Sega CD games, so hopefully he will someday replay those or explore more of the Sega CD library on a future bird stream.

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Gracious IV @Aqy

Aquas is getting ready for GDQ by punishing himself with his practice streams of Contra III along with Batrider for the 1CC Marathon taking place in November. You can check out the trailer here. The 1CC Marathon is a fun weekend where streamers in the arcade scene can get together and go for those 1 Credit Clears and beat the game on one “quarter”. I took part in the event last year with Sega Marine Fishing where I managed to not just 1CC the game, but did it under 15 minutes. I’m sure someone’s done it faster. Anyway, get over to Aqy’s channel and if you are a sub or a fan so try to donate money to his GDQ fund so he can fly out this January and take part in the event.

Ultimoice is making more progress in Speedrunning Mother 2 and after a bunch of resets I got to see him complete a decent run this past Sunday. I am not 100% sure if that was his PB for Mother 2 as it was very early in the morning (what am I doing awake this early in the morning?), but I will say congratulations to Ultimoice as he does put on an impressive run of the game. If you love Earthbound half as much as I do then you definitely want to follow him as he’s going to be going for the World Record in Mother 2 soon. Ultimoice was quick to pick up that I will try my hardest to make Dank Art that is relevant to what’s going on in the current game, so this weeks collections is a whole bunch of stuff that seems to slow him down in those awkward Mother 2 situations.

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Goati managed to scrub-save the final boss in Fantastic Pinball last week so its official on what conditions need to happen in order to open the boss room. The boss itself has several stages of awesomeness as Goati showed off here in this clip. I’m still playing the entire game as I am a HUGE pinball fan, however I have moved onto a new game to feature on my weekends and that is Sonic Spinball

 

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Sonic Spinball came out in between of Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 to fill a void that the Casino Zone left you with after you defeated the boss. It’s interesting mechanic is that you have to manipulate Sonic as he’s spinning as a little pinball to hit the targets and collect the chaos emeralds while you go after Dr Robitnik. It also features characters from the Saturday morning Sonic Cartoon, not to be confused with the Sonic cartoon where his siblings form a rock band or the horrible The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.

I was the biggest Sonic fan as a little girl and naturally I had all the Archie comics, books, guides and anything else I could get my hands on. When I found out that they were making a cartoon featuring Sonic I was excited and couldn’t stop talking about it. I always thought that the Saturday morning cartoon was the only Sonic show on TV until I started to have medical problems. I had to start waking up at 5am in the morning to take medication hours before eating which made me scan the TV Guide looking for something to watch at 5am and low and behold The Adventures of Sonic their Hedgehog was there!

If you are wondering why someone would put this Sonic Show on at 5am in the morning it’s because that’s the only time slot that would ensure no one would be able to watch it. It’s that bad. The animation is OK from time to time but the world could have been a better place without this incarnation of Sonic. I think this is also where the stupid Chilli Dog obsession came from. Oh well, if you like Sonic then tune in on Sundays when I am going to play thru Sonic Spinball and share with you not only my love of Pinball but Sonic as well.

Fall

Greg & I checked out Mill Pond in our town this past Sunday to take in the colours of the season. It was 30 degrees outside! I have photos of us walking the pond from last year in our full winter coats. If you live somewhere that doesn’t have such a glorious splendour of colours in fall please enjoy the few that I have posted here!

Sweet Home

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Still working on getting that backlog of work uploaded. I’m almost caught up with the time that I have lost, but I will eventually get there. Enjoy!

More great LordBBH stuff here from Monday roulette and Thursday raffles. LordBBH will be one of many players that will be in the 1CC Marathon which we both took part in last year. An official players schedule should be going up halfway thru October so stay tuned to see who made the cut. In the meantime, shoutouts to Mokototruth, Dasyati  and leilei for their own contributions to art during BBH’s streams. I’ll see if I can talk to them and get permission to post up their pieces of Dank Art along mine here so it all gets to be shown off in one place if people go looking for it. Also, omg Dank Art is a thing now!

Macaw45 is streaming almost every day now so when I wake up and get into my first job of the day I start it off watching whatever strange oddities he’s got cooked up for my morning. There was almost of week of Lord of the Sword where he dived into the strange Zelda II looking action RPG game for the Sega Master System. It took him a few days, but he eventually became the Lord of the Sword himself when he finished it. There was also some muddling around with the endless glut of licensed Gameboy Advance titles and other strangeness.

Chuboh is the Lord of Jank and has started to not only look at Janky arcade games, but is also focusing on some of the more special titles featured on the Amiga: the forgotten computer system of the 90’s. In one of these streams he played The Amazing Spider-Man which some people will remember for that insane looking health bar which is just Spider Man’s skeleton. That Dank Art has gotten well over 100 likes since I posted it last Thursday and is my official top rated Dank Art ever so far. Who would have thought that boner Spider-Man was such a huge deal?

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Also Zallard1 is starting to route thru Starfox 2 for Speedruns on his channel. Check out what he’s got going on for this never before released classic from the SNES. There has been some amusing articles floating around about Starfox 2 and depending on which ones you read you’ll find very polarizing points of view that either say the game is a bunch of trash compared to modern games to a product of its time that pushed new concepts of gaming for the SNES. Just remember that this was a game that was made for the 90’s when gaming was in a completely different universe compare to where we are now. Also, the mystery behind why this game never game out has been answered by a few diligent fact finders so go watch the video and stop guessing as to why this game never saw an official release as it might disappoint you …

 

I’ve started following Ultimoice as he has started routing Mother 2 for Super Famicom recently and for those who know me I cannot get enough Earthbound. I found out first about ___ like many this year who saw him perform at SGDQ when he wrapped up the event speedrunning Earthbound for the first time ever at a Games Done Quick. If you love the Mother games as much as I do then go check out his stuff and give him a follow as he’s friendly, entertaining and really has his head wrapped around these games.

Sweet Home

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I have wanted to stream Sweet Home since 2011 when I first discovered it from a few online articles that were passed along to me. Everyone will tell you that this is the game that inspired the Resident Evil games and that it was a tie-in with a movie with the same name that came out at the same time. This game never saw a North American release for reasons that are quite obvious such as the gore, violence and graphic death scenes.

That’s right, death scenes. And when your characters die they die for the rest of the game. There are no places to sleep off the pain to restore your health, no secret water that heals all wounds and defiantly no phoenix downs. Just like in real Life, Death is permanent.

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I called it a dick. WELL DON’T BUILD YOUR MONUMENT LOOKING LIKE A BIG DICK!

The other challenging thing about this game is the item management where each character has a special tool ability that only they can use. If that character dies you are stuck looking for alternatives that are littered around the dirty haunted mansion. Also if you find yourself in a situation where you need to pick up something but your inventory is full you’ll have to drop something. Sounds a little like Earthbound in that aspect of gameplay only it’s more serious and stressful in Sweet Home.

 

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Troll 2 OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

Also, this game is creepy as hell. The music is every eery and some of my followers has described it as “Jaws” sounding where it gives you this feeling you are being hunted or something terrible is following you. Even the pause button stressed you out when you use it as it just screams “STOP!” As in “OMG STOP THIS CRAZY GUTS GAME PLZ!”

Totally pick this game up as it really is a hidden gem seeing that it was never released outside of Japan. If you want to spoil it for yourselves, you may always check out the movie, Sweet Home, as it’s online with subtitles and it’s alright as horror movies go. For me, I am excited as I have ordered the strategy guide that is in full Japanese, but has lots of hand drawn art featuring the actors/characters from the game and movie as well as screen captures with lots of information. Once this comes in I’ll be showing it off on my stream.

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Ew Monsters.

Tune in Tuesdays and Wednesdays when I’ll be playing thru this game. I started streaming more during the week to help play thru some of the games I have in my backlog and I should be posting up a poll soon to see which game I will play thru next in my weeks to come! You can follow me on Twitch here

Comic Con 

My good buddy Greg and I checked out the Hamilton Comic Con on Saturday morning last week and we had a BLAST. It’s been a very long time for me visiting a comic con and at first I was a bit shy asking if I could take people’s photos, but as the day progressed I calmed down a bit and I got to meet a bunch of neat people who had some really stand out costumes. I actually found some amazing deals on some games that I picked up including Lord of the Sword for the Sega Master system complete in box.

Funny that I didn’t pick up many comic books, but I am finding that the more cons I go to its less about the books and more about what crazy crud people can sell at their booths. I’m totally alright with that as I need more crazy crud and video games in my life.

Playing Catchup or Playing Ketchup

Now that Summer is gone and almost two months of Dank Art has piled up on my desk!! I just stopped blogging but kept drawing with the hopes that when I got thru a bunch of work I would dump it all here. That day is here! That day is NOW!! Get ready to get dunked on!

BBH is having a Viewers Choice Arcade Extravaganza this Saturday on his Twitch where he will play thru a bunch of games chosen at random by the viewers. Make sure you check it out this weekend as this is where the best games are requested by the viewers (and I use that term “best” loosely). I also like to stop by and make a pile of Dank Art for his viewers choice streams as I am hopeful that someone will choose a good game and I’ll get to draw it. Make sure you check out BBH’s twitch to get more info.

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Macaw is still playing a wide spectrum of obscure and unique old games but recently he was playing this Kickstater game Okinawa Rush which has been in development for a while. He was playing through it on a few streams a few nights ago so check out his vod’s if you want to get an idea of how this really cool action beat’emup plays. They plan to release the game on PC, PS4, and X-Box One, so check out the Kickstarter and find out how you can stay informed about this game they are working on.

 

IMG_4091I first met Zallard1 over reasons of Splatterhouse and I often keep forgetting that it was an arcade game. When I was a kid I do remember seeing possibly a Sega hooked up and playing Splatterhouse and my brother’s comments of “how cool” this game was. I also remember it was the reason you wanted to get a TurboGrafix 16  back in the day as it was one of the bloodiest and most violent games you could get when it came out. The game also tricked you into thinking that it was a Friday the 13th movie where instead of playing the good guy you actually played as Jason running around & punching garbage goo enemies and we accepted this on the playground because I was like 6 & you could have told me the moon was made of cheese & I’d believe you. As I got older I did figure out that no, there’s are two totally separate franchises

Zallard1 is a great guy and he holds a bunch of World Records for his speed runs. Totally check him out!

Absnerdity is into 3 months of Zelda games & I popped into his stream for these adorable games that feature Tingle. I’m not sure if I fully understand what a Tingle is, but he’s kinda cute & has a somewhat adorable attitude about him so I guess he’s ok. I have been tuning in every now and then when he’s doing his huge Zelda game showcase as I have yet to really play thru all of the Zelda games out there (and that’s a lot of games if you start to think about it). If you are a fan of all things Zelda then you should check Abs out in the morning.

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PJ & his pals were playing thru games as part of their Poor Choices marathon almost a month ago. PJ got stuck playing one of my favourite games, Super Ghouls n’ Ghosts for SNES. If you are familiar with the Ghouls n’ Ghost/ Ghosts n’ Goblins franchise then you know these games are going to try to push your skills to the limit. I can’t even get past the second level boss in this game so my hat goes off to anyone who can even finish one loop of these games. It wasn’t all GnG, PJ & his pals played through a bunch of games over that weekend including….

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Streets of Rage 3

Streets of Rage 3 by my friend MURPHAGATOR. Right now, Murph is the feature streamer in my Dank Zine which just recently came out and I got to sit down with him and talk about his streaming setup at his place, collecting arcades and what games he likes the best. Though he hasn’t been streaming a lot of arcades, MURPHAGATOR has been playing lotus of Bionic Commando on his twitch & has been getting a lot of strangeness that you can gathere from this clip here!

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New Zealand Story @Chuboh

Chuboh is quickly turning into one of my regular streamers as he does had a soft spot for especially Jank games and I have this special place in my heart for games that fall into that category. Chuboh is also taking part in the 1CC Marathon which will be taking place this November as well as a whole bunch of other streamers. I should be sitting down with Pasky who is organizing the event to find out what sort of games will be featured in this years event.

As for me, there is so much going on that I’d be doing a great injustice trying to cram it all into one blog update, so stay tuned in the next few days and I should have another update that talks more about my Dank Zine, contests and what I have been up to on my own Twitch channel.

 

 

 

 

Just in time for the weekend, more Dank Art updates!

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Take it easy, Trojan Arcade @SRKFunkdoc

Funkdoc is back to streaming 1CC requests for his subscribers and most recently he picked up the arcade version of Trojan. Most people know Trojan for its NES release as it used to be a popular game for speed runners, but the arcade version to me looks a lot harder from my perspective. It took him a while, but Funkdoc was able to get that 1CC recently on stream! Congratulations & great to see you back streaming!

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Twin Eagle @Trap0xf

Trap was streaming more Twin Eagle on his arcade set up in his apartment when I made this Dank Art for him. This game was one of the first arcade games back in 1988 to use digital sampling in both its graphics and its soundtrack. I doubt Trap is playing the euro version of this board because I only found that release has some horrible iconic “engrish”  where instead of saying “Game over” it will instead say: “The player game is abortion”
I also love drawing a two headed eagle for this game :p

 

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Weaponlord for SFC @Macaw45

Macaw45 has been addicted to building games all week such as Afterlife and Sim City 2000, but he did manage to dig up this SFC copy of Weaponlord which he played thru on Saturday. The art to me is very 90’s stylized and is possibly some of the best backgrounds I’ve seen in a fighting game like this. The crazy thing about this fighter is if you lose a fight you can continue, but if your opponent performs a finishing move & kills you it’s game over. Yup. Even if you are all the way at the end of the game and that happens you’re stuck going all the way to the beginning again. However it works the same way if you perform finishing moves on the characters in the game. Killing them takes them out indefinitely so you do not have to fight them again.

IMG_2252Good buddy Greg made off with Murph’s Poison last weekend too. As soon as he saw her he was all “OH SHE’S PERFECT!” & handed me $20. Give her a good home, dude!

LordBBH had his crazy Viewers Choice Extravaganza last weekend on the same day as my crazy street festival I was promoting over social media. I’m lucky to have an apartment right in the middle of the actual street festival itself, so I kept taking breaks from covering that event to come in and paint Dank Art for his stream. Not all of these were done in a day as BBH decided to extend the extravaganza to Monday as well. My personal fave is the derp Bubs in the bottom corner because he’s just too darn cute :3

Sunday Streams IMG_2339I did a little retrospective on one of my fave arcade games, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs as well as showing off a bit of the Sega CD version of C&D. Let’s just say that if you love the arcade for its amazing high action Beat-em’up style and amazing music you are NOT going to find that in the Sega CD game. In fact on surface it’s a very poor game for the franchise where all you do is drive around in the cadillac moving the story along as if you were interacting with the actual comic book itself. I’m not knocking the concept of this game as I can see the potential, but it’s just too repetitive and hard to actually see what you should be shooting or not. Some stages drag on forever such as the opening level where most likely you’ll die & keep dying without making any progress at all. The only way I could get thru the first stage was to scum-save the entire way only to find out that the rest of the stages are just more driving but with slightly changed targets to shoot and also the later stages are not as long giving you a sense that you are making progress. It’s not a hot mess like some other Sega CD games that came out at the time, but the only thing it has going for it is the story itself which is hard to enjoy when you get to the actual game which is driving & shooting.

Mothers Day!IMG_2344Earthbound was released over 22 years ago a few days ago so I celebrated it with this image of Master Belch with a few Mr Saturns. As one of my favourite games out there, Earthbound has always been a huge part of my young life and for years it was a game I longed to have a copy that I can play on an HD TV & take anywhere. We actually got that a few years ago with not just Earthbound but Earthbound Beginnings, the NES game that came out before Earthbound. However fans are still waiting for the 3rd game in the series, Mother 3, to see a North American launch and will possibly continue to hopelessly wait for nothing to happen.

With a great game like Mother 3 and its fanbase being ignored, its disappointing that projects like a Bubsy remake/rebranding is happening. I’ll just reiterate the point I made in several tweets on this topic that Bubsy was always a terrible game that had one goal and that was to take your money away and its disappointing that companies will remake garbage ideas to sell back to a new generation of consumers who are unaware of the past but invested in the memes for reason of memes. You’re always going to see things like this sadly as properties such as Mother hold a little more value than Bubsy.

 

Bumbling birthdays and other celebrations

 

It was my birthday and I’ve had such a crazy week recovering from my back injury, seeing family and just getting a whole lot of work done for my jobs. I held a super cool contest on my twitter where I asked my followers to draw me their own Dank Art from their own favourite games and tweet them at me! It was really fun to see all the dank work come in so thank you very much to everyone who participated. I actually didn’t choose the winners (if it was up to me everyones a winner) so instead I asked the oldest friend I have, Greg. Winners of my Dank Art contest would either receive a free issue of my Dank Zine or a limited edition art print of one of my pieces. Here are the winners!

Congratulations to @CyberGunk  and @reccanti for your lovely Dank Art! You both win issues of this month’s Dank Zine & I will be contacting you shortly to get your shipping address. Thank you so much to everyone who participated and drew me Dank Art. I love looking at your work and I’d like to encourage others to get into it and start drawing and painting on Twitch or simply do what I do and draw to your favourite streamers. Thank you again and thank you for all your wonderful art :3

DANK ZINE

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OMG the THIRD ISSUE of my Zine is being printed right now and it’s all about Pinball, plushies and of course the Dank Art you know and love. I got to speak with the pinhead of pinball himself, Dead Flip about his love of the game, his story of how he got into streaming and what sort of things he’s up to. I also got to speak with Eyes5 who is an incredible seamstress and dressmaker who is known in the gaming community for her plushies! I own a few plushies from Eyes myself and I will say they are some of the most special huggable things I have. If you want to get this issue I’ll have them up for grabs in my online store once they have shipped. In the meantime you can go back my Patreon and subscribe to my Dank Zine where you can get all my interviews, Dank Art and writings once a month delivered to your mail box.

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Macaw45 got back into playing a bunch of fun SuperFamicom games after spending a day discovering this one explorer game. The explorer game was really interesting where you were some 16th century guy trying to set up trade routes and discover the world and all the unique items around the globe. If you are looking for some obscure games, Macaw has it. He also started up this one game called Stealth where it was set in the Vietnam war and you have to find enemy snipers in the forest while not taking damage in a turn based action JRPG style. If I had seen the box I’d probably pass it up myself but the game had some really neat elements to it after Macaw gave it a few goes. The best game he played thru was Super Keirin where you play as a professional gambler who bets on bike races at the velodrome in town and you spend your money upgrading your apartment and life with goodies you buy from your winnings. I saw him play thru this game once before maybe two years ago when I first started following Macaw & I bought the game from his playthru alone. Since I just bought a Super Famicom of my own I can finally attempt to do runs of this game myself, though it will be hard as I don’t read Japanese. This is a must for anyone who wants to pick up a game for a fan translation as its super addictive like Harvest Moon but in a lot of ways better.

LordBBH is having his Viewers Choice Extravaganza this Saturday and made the announcement during his Monday MAME Roulette stream. Since it’s been a rather busy week for me I only have a few BBH Dank Arts to share, but I did mail out a bunch of special BBH-themed Dank Arts to six of my lucky twitter followers who happened to see my contest. I’m always looking to give out my Dank Art to help brighten the day, so if you want to try your luck and see if you can win one make sure you watch my Twitter. As I have been super productive with my Zine I will be having a HUGE contest soon where I will be giving out free issues of the Zine as well as posters and so on! I love giving gifts so make sure you’re watching my twitter so you can win.

Aquas had his 3,000 follower special and decided he was going to do a 24 hour stream where he would play thru a bunch of his favourite games. As I was crazy busy I tuned in when I could and lucky for me I was watching when he was doing his Contra 3 runs and when he was playing a few PC Engine titles such as Air Zonk. Yes! Aquas was doing speed runs in a marathon stream because he’s a beast. I actually got a chance to sit down with Aquas and talk a bit about him for an upcoming issue of Dank Zine.

img_2076I keep talking about how much of an old Beat’em-up fan I am so whenever MURPHAGATOR has a stream going where he’s doing a run of them I’m going to race over to my computer & watch. I never really got into Final Fight when I was a kid as I was a Streets of Rage kind of girl, but I used to thin Final Fight was very progressive for having Poison who was a bad-guy & a woman. Well, I thought she was a woman because it turns out she is really a trans-woman which they say they did to get around the whole idea that punching women is a bad thing. I don’t think switching the gender changes anything, but it is cool that Poison is the first popular and openly trans-gender video game character out there. When I was a little kid I used to think that Poison could be on any of those talk shows when they did the whole “I used to be a zero but now I’m a hero” where they would pit a bully to come on the show and they’d come face to face to the nerdy kid they hurt all thru school and it’s one of those “oOOoOh Look at me now, bitch!” moments. I used to watch those shows and think maybe that could be me when I get older as I always thought of myself of being very plain, unattractive and nerdy due to the amount of bullying I went thru myself. Poisons of the world unite and take back the beautiful streets one right-hook after spin-kick!

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Taking the A-Train to fail town with @Goati

The next issue of my Dank Zine will feature this guy here, Goati who hails from Rome Italy. Goati is in the middle of playing every Megadrive game out there which is a challenging feat as there’s a lot. I used to think I knew Sega games until I interviewed Goati but my knowledge is peanuts next to this guy. The best things about following the retro community are the diverse global connections we share within it. I now have friends all over the world just from streaming on Twitch and thats a cool feeling. Rumour has it that Goati is getting ready to start up another Nintendon’t event, so if you wanna get into that event make sure you contact him.

Birthday Stuff

My friends Sarah and Greg came over for my birthday and we got MAME working on my iMac!! The other cool thing was Sarah & I got to go to my favourite place, Mountsburg. It’s a Raptor sanctuary and I have been coming here ever since I was born so I have a very close and personal attachment for the park. When I was a little girl we had so many hawks, eagles and vultures that I could see without even leaving my house. I used to play games with my mom where we would count how many Birds of Prey we found just by driving around. That’s not the case now as it’s very rare to see these birds.

I’ve always been especially fond of raptors and owls and when I was 5 my grandmother got me the book, Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat. Mowat was her favourite author and I think she new him as at that time (the 1930’s) everyone knew everyone in Windsor Ontario. Mowat was the sort of guy who was very in tune with nature and what we should do about preserving it.

It really was one of the best days so far of 2017 for me. I don’t get many chances to see my friends or go for nature walks up on the escarpment, so when I get to do both it’s a real treat for me. I’m so glad I have such great friends who have stuck by me forever.

Here’s the special Birthday moment I shared with Greg, Sarah and a little shout out to my good pal Tony who wanted to be there but needed to be elsewhere. I was thinking about you and the family all weekend, buddy- so no worries and i’ll see you soon :3

 

 

The Dankest of Fridays

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BBH is trying different streaming things to keep things fresh and fun and on Thursday evening he tried a raffle-style Arcade request event. If you were selected you got to request any arcade game you liked and it was a lot of fun for me as I got to see a bunch of fun games and draw them. The highlight for me was watching BBH play thru Gunsmoke which is one of my favourite arcade games from my childhood though he was unable to credit clear the game (though he did say he had a video up on his youtube doing that). Currently theres one of those 60-in-1 arcade cocktail cabs in my neighbourhood but it’s in the local vape shop. I don’t really vape so I have no business to go in there to sit on their machine all day popping off game after game so I’m stuck playing the NES port I have for the meantime.

I was very happy BBH came back in the week with this style of stream because as much as I love the randomness of a roulette stream it can be so unpredictable that strange odds that nothing great will come up and only strange and questionable games will…

img_0823… You know I’m just going to keep drifting this joke as much as I can. Call me Crazy, but one thing I enjoy is taxiing a joke around because I enjoy seeing their reactions.

Hydlide Special! Macaw spent a whole morning playing thru the PC98 version of Hydlide which is a huge improvement from the crappy NES version most of us got stuck playing. I for one am kind of a huge Hydlide fan as it was a game that one of the kids in my neighbourhood owned and sadly when I was over it was the only game she’d let me play. Serious. That girl had Hydlide and Bart vs The Space Mutants. That’s a quality collection right there.

This version of Hydlide actually has a save file system and a bunch of other things going right for it where the NES port didn’t. I enjoy the game because it’s an example of a very early RPG before the term really game into play and it’s not all that frustrating to play once you know how to play it. The graphics are better in the PC98 version so if you can check out the vod Macaw has up of it now you can see it’s still Hydlide but Hydlide turned up to 11.

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Magical Chase @exmortis00

I had a really great time checking out ex_Mortis’s stream this week as he was playing around with a bunch of PC Engine games. He was playing through a fan translation of Energy which is also known as Ashe on the PC98. Energy is a very poor port of Ashe, but for what it is it’s still a fun game to pick up despite a few issues. He hooked me up with the fan translation too which I hope to play thru myself in a few more weeks on Sunday, so make sure you tune in to watch that.
Mortis took a few more PC Engine game recommendations from me and it was overall a fun evening. I stayed up way too late watching & working away at my Dank Zine and made a few new friends in chat.

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Leona KOF for @pxlsicle 

I have this story about why I do Dank Art. I am a trained artist and I have seen some success selling my work and I am well recognized in my community. However, since 2007 I had to deal with a lot of life challenges when I first started to get sick. I could tell there was something wrong with me, but no matter how many doctor visits and check ups I had they couldn’t determine why I was feeling the way I was. It wasn’t until one day I collapsed at work that I knew something more serious was going on.

I was diagnosed with Grave’s Disease which is a common autoimmune disease that effects my thyroid. After seeing a lot of doctors and specialists and reading about what I had, I opted to have mine treated with drug therapy and I have been very healthy since though a lot of stress of dealing with doctors and working with a job and a relationship that wasn’t supportive took a lot out of me. It wasn’t until 2014 that I had enough and had to start making huge changes in my life to not only take control of my disease but to get my life back.

My art has always been there for me when friends couldn’t. I had already made a fun hobby of sketching things along my friends streams and one of the biggest delights I got was hearing them get excited to look at the art I made them. Seeing people enjoying my work was a lot of fun and I started to forget about a lot of bad stuff and just focused on making people happy with my work.

I made this Dank Art for Ian AKA: @pxlsicle because he’s been going thru some sickness and hard times. Often when your down a lot of things can seem terrible and it’s easy to lose sight of where you want to go. The best thing that you can do to get out of this is to focus on what you can do for other people or give what you can, even if what your giving is something tiny. Its a tremendous feeling to see someone enjoy your work which is why I always try to give away as much Dank Art as I can.

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Ghosts n Demond @Aqy

Aquas was playing more Ghosts n Demons this week as he’s playing the game in SGDQ and just recently there has been a new patch for the game. I myself am a fan of the Ghouls’ series though I am nowhere near being an expert like Aquas is. Make sure you catch him playing this summer at the event and follow his journey by tuning in when he’s practicing.

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C64 Games!! @Macaw45

There were a few more Macaw Dank Arts as Macaw streams like the world is going to explode tomorrow. The best thing about Macaw’s streams is that he can take things you’d normally think would end up in someone’s computer room trash bin and gets excited to play it. He took up this daunting risk of playing C64 emulated games in the week which I was very excited to see having a huge history with that system as a small child. I am unsure if Macaw has ever touched a C64 but one thing I will admit about that system is you better not be going anywhere if you are committing to playing it. Once you get into the game itself it’s not that bad, but the loading of some of those very early games was tremendous. I remember being over a my pal Jason’s place and firing up the C64 and then him saying “HEY WANNA SMOKE CIGARETTES WHILE WE WAIT?” and the onslaught of bad choices that followed while waiting for some stuff to start up. We wrote a lot of bad Star Trek fan fiction waiting for some garbage to load. I still have those printed off the cruddy dot matrix printer he had somewhere. Hell will be had if I ever find and post those somewhere.

Macaw also had a raffle of sorts on his stream one day and he played thru Cadillacs & Dinosaurs as well as DD Crew. I wish I had more time to stream stuff like Macaw does, but then where would I find the time to make all this Dank Art?

A whole weekend to myself, Dank Art and fancy foods

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I was hoping to get lots of Dank Art done over the weekend though I think the sudden change in good weather got some people outdoors instead. Saturday morning I tuned into Macaw45 playing a bunch of arcade randoms where he was making 1CC attempts. I was rooting for him to get a 1CC in Cross Blades! as I knew he was practicing on getting an easy boss strategy for the last boss in that game, but the 1CC quickly turned into 2CC’s for Macaw that day. He did get 1CC’s on Punisher 2, but still Cross Blades! was just being a pain. I often think what people did back in the day when arcades were a quarter or even fifty cents and you had to keep feeding money into these games just to figure things out. Most people were not using the internet until 1994 (if my memory is correct, the first time I got onto the internet was 1992 and I was quickly banned from the library’s computers for being a troublemaker) so it’s not like anyone could open a FAQ or guide that would explain this. Arcades wanted your money thats what arcade games do- offer people a challenge. I think thats why I have this respect for people who are into playing arcade games as back when I was a kid there was no manipulations or save-states, you just had to build your own strategy and hope you skills and luck were all in the right place at the right time.

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No biggie 4CC! Trina SNES @Macaw45

I also fell asleep at like 7 pm on Saturday and woke up again at 2am & caught Macaw playing thru all 3 endings for the best one in Trina for the SNES. I basically woke up, drew Dank Art & went back to sleep. I ate & drank far too much on Saturday, but I’ll get into that later on…

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Sonic is the Dankest thing alive! @Aqy

Aquas was streaming Sonic & Knuckles on Saturday which was a huge treat for me for as many of you know I am a huge Sega fan and when I was 10 I was a cute Sonic fangirl. I wanted Sonic everything from birthday cakes, T-shirts and toys. The holly grail for me was to get a Sonic plushie which led me down this crazy path of imports and collecting which is how I got into collecting video games to begin with. When I was in school I would make all these lame Sonic game poster mock-ups in art class and in wood shop I made a sonic pencil holder. I was reading Archie Sonic comics and woke up every day at 5 am to just watch that terrible Sonic cartoon show that was just screaming and mentions of chilly dogs. I even got plans to turn my whole bedroom into the ending scene from Sonic 2 because I loved it so much, but my mom would never let me. Sonic & Knuckles was kind of the last hurrah I had with Sonic games. The whole concept of having to collect ALL the Chaos Emeralds in all 3 games to see a real ending was really daunting for me & I still haven’t done it. But Sonic 3 is where the franchise ended for me in my childhood as soon after I turned 13 a lot of my tastes changed and I didn’t want to play “crazy platforming” games any more and instead wanted to play RPG’s and strange strategy games where the main focus was all on micromanaging everything. I used to have an astounding focus for strategy games when I was 13 and I did more things like joining the chess & GO team at school as well as getting super dirty & nerdy playing Magic The Gathering.

I haven’t played a Sonic game I like after Sonic & Knuckles. But really, for me there doesn’t need to be a part 4 or a part 10 for a franchise thats all about a hedgehog with attitude. Some stories can only be told so many times before they start becoming contrived and predictable. There really wasn’t much of a story line to Sonic games other than Eggman bad, Tails is cute, save the animals, collect the emeralds and save the world! That’s why I think so many strange and out-there things happened with Sonic after his Genesis days because there wasn’t anything to really go to with his story. Video games when I was a kid didn’t require full lore or explaining why, you played the game and were dazzled if it offered you something outside of being entertained. That’s why I started to get more into hardcore nerd strategy junk when I was 13 because those games offered a world outside of the game that was entertaining to me because there was lore and characters who were motivated by emotions and plot devices.

I simply grew up and out of Sonic stuff. I will admit that it wasn’t until 2013 that I actually got a Sonic plushie and I won him at The Ex in Toronto in one of those “Guess your age” booths. The guy who guessed my age was way off so I got to choose any toy I wanted so I went for the modest Sonic toy and laughed because I basically had to grow up to get the one thing I wanted my entire childhood but I got it because I still look like that stupid cheeky kid who would scribble bad Sonic doodles in her math book.

OH WHAT A WEEKEND

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Spring is FINALLY here though it’s still rather chilly out first thing in the mornings. I love getting out in these early sprinkles of good weather to be dazzled by everything around me. I love watching the leaves on trees come out, bugs buzzing around, and of course the return of birds to my neighbourhood. My favourite bird is the Red Wing Blackbird and my indicator that spring has arrived. When the weather warms up I go for walks  looking for them and so far this year I have only been able to hear them. For a while it was really hard finding a lot of the birds on my list that I always go out to find as the area where I live has been under a lot of growth and construction so many of the birds have flown away for safer areas. Some are returning and every year it’s encouraging to see more natural wildlife return to my area as when I was a kid it used to be teaming with life everywhere.

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Here is a shot of my Town Hall which was the town Court House back in the day. 

Besides enjoying the better weather I had plans to go out for dinner with my friend Liz and her two daughters at this crazy new Italian place that opened up in my neighbourhood. I like Liz a lot and I really like hanging out with her and her kids as they have this really adorable relationship and constantly make jokes that are really amusing to me. No matter what I’ve been thru, Liz is that friend around town I need to just forget about it and go out and have fun with. Many of my local friends are too tied up with raising their new families or are just terrible at managing their time but Liz has it together and we somehow make our little outings work despite being two incredibly different and busy career women.

Liz doesn’t get things like comic books, video games and that “itch” thing I do “AnnK Art” to, but we find common grounds on our desire and need to write and blog. I first met Liz working freelance at one of the magazines I work for and I was impressed at how motivated she was to make blogging and writing her main thing for many years. She writes every day and that a huge deal to me as it sounds like such a small thing when really it’s possibly the hardest thing to do. I try to blog as much as I can and keep myself writing because I see women like Liz rocking it and having fun every step of the way. You need to surround yourself with motivated people who think differently from you if you want to experience things to the fullest around you and I am grateful for a friend like her because it’s hard to get that connection with others who are doing things rather then people who wait until they are told.

DANK ZINE

IMG_0806The last weekend of the month now means DEADLINE DAYS again and I spent a lot of time working on laying out the second issue to my Dank Zine. I had so many great interviews and Dank Art that I had to up the pages to 34 and still I can’t get everything in it! I should be done soon and sending the issue to the printers, so if you want to get an issue make sure you back my Patreon before April 30th to ensure you get issue number 2. This issue I sit down with Arcade master LordBBH and we get to hear a bit from him about streaming, arcades and growing up as a kid in arcades as well as illustrator Anthony Brennan who is well known in the Toronto scene with his Qooplo paper crafts as well as crashing every con and event dressed up as some crazy WWF wrestler from the early 80’s and 90’s. Also, everyone who backs my Patreon this month will get a FREE SURPRISE in each issue which you can “build” yourself.

Issue number 1 was SUCH A HUGE HIT I’ve had to go in and order more copies because some people missed out on the first wave and I forgot to get my parents a copy. If you still need issue number one, email me (agento@hotmail.com) and I’ll work out something to get you an issue! In the meantime, you should back my Patreon so you don’t miss an issue and also get access to my discord chat where you can download all my Dank Art at high rez as well as vote on articles and art for inclusion in the Zine.

I’m also going to try out a new idea that I had with commissions as I am getting A LOT of them lately and to help me stay focused I would want to try that all my commissions will be purchased thru my Patreon and be featured in the Zine itself. You don’t need to back every month which I think is the thing that scares off people from things like Patreon. If you just want the commission you can still get that, only I’d rather have everything to go towards printing my Dank Zine as thats what I want. This is a very fun project for me and it’s great to be doing it again and I am happy that I have something productive to do with my Dank Art.

Get your issue already! What are you waiting for? If you like my Dank Art keep me doing it! This artist thanks you :3

Over the Weekend Affairs

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Wow- That was so bad! I hope is doesn’t kill the franchise! Streets of Rage 3 @MURPHAGATOR 

Murphagator was torturing himself with Streets of Rage 3 which in my opinion isn’t the best game for the series. I was heavily into Streets of Rage 2 when I was a kid and I wanted to be Blaze for Halloween that year. I used to be pretty hardcore into SoR stuff and would highly defend the series and Sega when arguments would come up on the school yard about if SoR or Final Fight was the better Beat’emUp. Then SoR3 came out and… seriously theres a kangaroo character? Ok, sure. Kangaroos I guess are cool- oh they have the Kangaroo jean shorts? How does it use its pouch now? Yeah, I know only female kangaroos have pouches, but how do we know? By looking at those dumb cut-off jean shorts that is basically an oversized diaper. Also who’d hit kids and the elderly? Yeah well you can play as a kid & watch him get smacked around and same with the old guy. I know he’s suppose to have an old master background story but really. After SoR3 that was pretty much it for the franchise and only rumours existed about a possible 3D game featuring the characters and story on other systems. So yeah, SoR3 killed it. You can still pick it up & try to have some fun with it, but I never found SoR3 actually fun to play & the better game for me will always be SoR2. Mmm Love that game <3

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Rock N Rage Arcade

I found out about Chuboh because as soon as Murph was done playing SoR games, he hosted him. Almost all of the followers I have come from people who have hosted someone else so I try to encourage people to do so when they end a stream. Chuboh is into the same kind of stuff I am into- strange and bizarre style games that are fun. When I caught his stream, Chuboh was playing thru a very interesting arcade game called Rock N Rage which is about this rock band that has its lead singer kidnapped and you choose one of the band mates to go rescue her. This game is also unique because Chuboh explained it actually had licensed music. That means they paid money to have tracks from Led Zeppelin and the Beatles to appear in the game. It kind of adds to the feel of the game because you are a rock band that plays your musical instruments to battle bad guys to save your singer. Definitely give Chuboh a follow and check out his streams!

In Birdland this past weekend, Macaw revisited both Cliffhanger and The Shadow, two extremely difficult Beat’emUps with interesting elements to them. Cliffhanger is just looks like a total pain to me- it has skill testing platforming that will really test your abilities mixed in with horribly long fighting sequences, but there is enough mix of the two styles to keep things interesting. The Shadow was an unfinished prototype game for SNES, so I can’t really make fun of it seeing as it never had a proper release. The major thing about The Shadow is that it’s over 2 hours long with no saves which is very taxing for a Beat’emUp and there’s a lot of strangeness to the actual fighting bits. It’s a shame though that this was never finished as it looks amazing and someone really wanted to make an epic style game to pay honour the comic book series and to be a tie in to the movie that it was possibly tied with. I can’t remember ever seeing this movie, but I have a feeling the movie didn’t do as well in the box office so that could explain why this game was never finished. Of course the two gems Macaw shared over the weekend was Skateboard Kid which was an Israeli developed DOS game that at first looked immensely poverty, but as he explored the game more it turned into something far more fun, challenging and entertaining. Also he quickly featured this game Gourmet Sentai which is a unique Beat’emUp with cooking elements to the gameplay. Thats right, I wrote that. It a Japan only SNES game, so if you can use a walkthru or know a little Japanese then totally pick up this game just so you can say you experienced it.

LordBBH played a bit of Sunset Riders on Sunday which I was excited for as I am currently working on some bigger Dank Art from the tiny one I created here. Sunset Riders is HUGE! I had no idea how much love is out there for this game and there should be as it’s crazy fun. I’m always down for watching someone try to do 1CC attempts of this incredibly hard arcade style game.
As always, Monday means MAME Roulette and where last week I only came out with a few Dank Art’s, this week I managed to create five individual Dank Arts for the evening. I usually only do that much for when BBH has Viewers Choice Extravaganzas. Though BBH might say that Monday was a lot of “What the fuck am I doing?” I was really happy he suffered through Final Fury 3 to finish it, painfully fell to his death in Spelunky, ate a bunch of ants, got Hotline Bling playing Mahjong with questionable women on the internet and finally experiencing the non-stop frustration of Final Blow, a overly-complicated boxing game.

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Boxing. What are you doing? Final Blow @LordBBH

I want to make this one bigger and make a poster out of it so I can hang it on the wall and look at it when I have no idea why I am doing the dumb stuff I do in a day. This Dank Art sums it up. Thank you, BBH for all your suffering!

DANK ZINE UPDATES

IMG_9635I am happy to say that I have recently made my second tier goal in my Patreon project in only a week! THANK YOU SO MUCH for all my backers and those who believed in me to make this possible. I spent all weekend working away at the layout, scanning everything in at the highest levels possible, and popping things in to get ready for printing.

It’s still a small little project, but I hope with the right amount of hard work, dedication and love that I can see a future for my Dank little Zine. I understand that crowdfunding can sometimes be seen in a bad light by those who abuse it, but thats why I spent over four months working and brainstorming a proper plan for this so that it works and I have something to give back to my backers besides just a pile of random images. The cool thing is if more people sign up, the Zine will grow in size and contributions which is what I hope will come from this. It’s far too soon to think like that now, though. The only thing I glad for is that my little Dank dream is coming true and I have so many people to thank for making it happen. Thank guys <3

If you want to get into the project, get Dank Art or want to learn more about my Dank Zine make sure you keep following my blog here and also check out my Patreon page where you can back the project and get an issue!