The last time I heard from Benjamin Briggs, he had me chilling out to some smooth Animal Crossing beats. His latest album though, not only tugs at the nostalgic strings of my gaming memories, but it will make you long for a nice ride on the beach.
Mario Kart: Bonus Beach – “A Tropical Party Mix” is just I needed during this sharp, cold turn into winter weather. You can listen on Bandcamp and pay what you want for the songs. While there, I also recommend the rest of Ben’s catalog of tribute music, remixes and soundtracks.
What else do we have in here?
- Steam Machines are out in the wild. Someone unboxed one. I hate unboxings. But I want all that is in this box.
- An official Mega Man Board Game took all of two seconds to get funded on Kickstarter.
- Just Cause 2 Multiplayer launched this week and its trailer previews the madness.
- The beautiful Other Places video series continues with a look at Rapture.
- It’s not so bad when you look at video game console prices adjusted for inflation.
- I’m not ready to take care of Clementine. My heart cannot take it.
- These are some pretty sweet leather gamer wallets.
- The Nintendo Direct this week was a bit weird with Zelda/Dynasty Warriors, Dr. Luigi, and NES Remix games.
- Maybe HBO Real Sports isn’t the best venue to debate the validity of eSports. Just feels like jocks vs nerds from high school.
- It’s much easier to understand the NY and Chicago rail system maps in the style of Super Mario World.
Catch all of these and more gamer culture goodness as we find them on our Tumblr site – Horrible Night Inventory
Reggie shows no mercy to his Mii, even during the holidays: