How do you zoom your gifs?

JASC has the ability to scale any animation. So basically I just take the original frames I recorded, copy them to a new animation, scale the copy animation 200%, crop it to the original size, and merge together the frames I want from the original and the copy. If you guys really want more details, I suppose I could add another tutorial to my GIF Making 101 section.

So since it's your icon and you have a t-shirt, have you read the Jungle King Tar-Chan manga and/or watched the anime?

No. In fact I don’t even know that much about it. Hell, I don’t even like playing the game. I just think it has the best title screen I’ve ever seen.

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requests are closed again for now

Sorry, I need some time to catch up on all the great requests you guys gave me this week. I will do all the other ones I’ve accepted over the next few Mondays, so if you didn’t see yours today, keep an eye out for it.

I found out today that the Giant Bomb mention I got the other day is in this Super Professional Wednesday video . Unfortunately it’s subscriber-only, so I can’t watch it; but if you have a subscription, you might want to check it out. Supposedly the reason they mentioned me is because they covered Bishi Bashi Special, which I made GIFs for here.

4/26 UPDATE: I have seen it now. Patrick Klepek and Dave Lang play Bishi Bashi Special, and Patrick mentions that he found out about it from my tumblr.

Yo, you got a shoutout on GiantBomb. Good blog, bub!

That’s pretty amazing!

Patrick Klepek has actually been reblogging my stuff once in awhile on his tumblr, but this is the first I’ve heard of getting any mention over there.

Also just discovered that Jeff Gerstmann has me in the “Following” section on his tumblr.

4/25 UPDATE: I have been told the mention comes in this 4/23/14 Super Profesional Wednesdays video. Supposedly they mentioned me because they covered the game Bishi Bashi Special which I have made GIFs for here. Unfortunately it’s subscriber-only, so I don’t have any way to verify this.

Request Day Coming Up — 4/28/14

I’ve decided to bring back GIF requests for a trial run, next Monday (4/28/14). If there’s a game you want me to make a GIF for, send me the name of it before then. One GIF per game. One request per person. I’ll see how many I can put together, and I’ll post them all on Monday. As usual, no PC games please.

Why do you post mainly Japanese video games, I wouldn't call them obscure just a different nationality that wasn't localized, some of these are quite popular in other nations. Where's the American or even PAL obscure games?

Oh I’ve done plenty of Western games. I just like Japanese games better, and that’s mostly what I play for fun. And the only reason I do this blog is for fun. My fun. There are plenty of great blogs that only do Western games, like dos-ist-gut. So if you don’t like my blog, just unfollow me, and go follow them instead.

But before you go, you might want to check out just a few of the Western game GIFs that I have done:

Bandana City

Dark Seed

Deus Ex Machina

Fury of the Furries

Haunted House

Rex Ronin

Rick Dangerous 2

Rockstar Ate My Hamster

Smurf

Starquake

Terramex

The Colonel’s Bequest

Thunder Hoop

Waxworks

Weird Dreams

After getting a complaint about Boktai this morning, and two for Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon on Sunday, I’ve updated my About Me / FAQ to answer the question “Why do you think [some game X] is obscure enough to post on your blog?”. And if you don’t feel like going to it, I’ll just leave the answer for you here:

There are different degrees of obscurity, and just because you’ve played a game doesn’t mean everybody else has. My goal with this tumblr isn’t to dig up games that even hardcore nerds have never heard of; it’s to bring attention to weird, quirky games that most gamers have missed out on for one reason or another. If it really bothers you enough that you feel the need to tell me a game I post isn’t obscure, then please hit the “unfollow” button at the top of the page instead.

minor programming note

LIfe’s got a bit hectic for me at the moment, so it looks like I have to put new GIF requests on hold for a little while. I’ll let y’all know when they’re back. The last remaining ones I’ve accepted will go up Monday.

Get to Know Me!

Feeling bored today, so I made an “ABOUT ME” page. I would call it a FAQ, but I really don’t get these questions very frequently.

Hi, I noticed you post lots and lots of Tomba! 2 stuff so I thought you should know it comes out on the PSN Marketplace tomorrow (2/18/14)

Yep, I’m aware of that. But before everybody gets too excited, make sure you realize this is the Japanese version, and there is a LOT of text in this game. This is not just a simple platformer, it’s an adventure game with a lot of fetch quests, so you really need to know what’s going on. I think it’s pretty ridiculous that they can’t figure out a way to give us the English version of it.

Do you have a list of any obscure Cute 'em up-games? (weird/cute sidescrolling shooters)

I guess it would be nice if I had a tag for them on my blog, but it looks like tvtropes has a list here, and I’ve already posted things for a lot of the games on it:

Air Zonk

Coryoon

Cosmo Gang: The Video

Cotton

Fantasy Zone

Gunbird

Gun Nac

Harmful Park

Keio Flying Squadron

King and Balloon

KiKi KaiKai

Pariodius

Pocky & Rocky

Space Invaders ‘95

Star Parodier

TwinBee

Surprised at the lack of wonderswan titles appearing, that console comes under obscure I should think (unfortunately)

Well that’s probably because there aren’t a lot of games for the Wonderswan; at least not when you compare it to Nintendo, Sega and Sony handhelds.

If anybody knows of any great, obscure Wonderswan games that you want me to cover then please let me know. You can see the ones I’ve already done here:

http://obscurevideogames.tumblr.com/tagged/wonderswan