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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
title - Oh My God! (Atlus - arcade - 1993)
Today is all about 2nds. It is the 2nd anniversary of the Obscure Video Games tumblr, so I figured I should celebrate by doing an HD remake of my 2nd GIF ever. Long-time followers may also remember that the 2nd guy from the left on weirdo Mt. Rushmore used to be my avatar.
So anyhow, thanks for sticking with me! This second year has been insane:
- The blog went from 1000 followers to over 40,000.
- For a couple of days this was the #1 trending blog on the tumblr mobile app.
- Kotaku, laughing squid and boing boing all discovered me within days of each other.
- I got senpai to notice me.
- I think I pissed off Shantae.
- I finally made it onto the tumblr radar.
- My GIFs were (allegedly) displayed at SXSW.
I can’t even imagine what it’s going to be like a year from now, but I promise to do my best to keep this thing going and worth your time.
I suppose I’m overdue for “shout outs”, but Instead of just giving you a list of the best video game blogs, here are some of the people on tumblr who seriously follow my blog and make all the work I put into it seem worthwhile:
- wonderful people who also just happen to give me lots of great stuff to reblog: vgjunk, cipater, kimimisstuff, anklerocker, n64thstreet, hydao, encounteredanassailant
- other friendly people I enjoy chatting with: mrgilder, fabulation, friskywoods, slitherup, hitmeupman, apebit, horny-tyrant-pevertimus-maximus, fergzilla, motherplayer, lunaticobscurity, elcomfortador, splattertrigger, awdplace, insertquarterbin
- my most obsessive super-fans: princewatercress, sclr, kurhl, metalfro
Sorry if I forgot anybody; there are just too many great people on here!