Jump! - Created by Jake Murray
Every video game enthusiast has moments in their gaming history that they look back on and remember with picture perfect clarity. The moments are different for everyone. It might be the first minutes of popping in a new game on launch night, the first time watching a favorite cut scene, or beating a seemingly impossible level or boss. These nostalgic moments are the reason that we play video games, and the memories are perfectly etched in our minds
The artist, Jake Murray, created this piece as a tribute to one of those defining moments for him. He describes the piece and the nostalgia as follows:
“Like a lot of kids who grew up during the 90s, I LOVED video games. The first time I saw Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on my cousin’s Sega Genesis, I was completely hooked and would not rest (or let my parents rest, rather) until I too owned a Genesis.
Well, eventually I got one, and to this day I still have fond memories of sitting as close as physically possible to the TV screen trying to get Batman to make the jump over those damned rooftops. I remember getting so engrossed in the game that I would lift the controller high over my head every time I attempted to make Batman jump in hopes that the motion would cause him to glide just a liiiiiiiitle bit farther and land safely on the other side of some bottomless chasm. It never worked, of course, and I soon learned to just sit and move my thumbs.”
I think we all understand what Jake is talking about. I remember a similar moment for myself, which was my first time playing the Nintendo 64. The game was Star Fox 64, the setting was a birthday party. Crouched around the TV in the dark, flying through the decaying rubble of Corneria for the first time, I was blown away by the action. We must have played that first level at least 20 times. And that moment that Falco calls out for help, “I could use some help here Fox!”, I would lean forward every time as I boosted to try to save him.
It’s such a simple part of the game, but I will always remember it.
What unforgettable gaming memories do you have?
Waiting in the Summer
あの夏で待ってる(Ano Natsu de Matteru)
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Movie Thoughts! Superman Unbound!
Coming into this movie I knew I probably wasn’t going to be disappointed. DC has such a great track record for their animated films. Did you see the The Dark Knight Returns Part 2? That movie was awesooooome. Anyway, I’m probably a bigger Batman fan than Superman, but Supes and Supergirl are pretty high up there on my list. Just keep that in mind as I begin to rant on what I thought of the film…
The first thing I want to point is that I’m tired of the way Supergirl is portrayed in these movies. There like all origin stories for her. In Batman/Superman Apokalypse she first came to Earth, and in this one I’m assuming she’s only been there for a couple of months as she is still not use to things. I was hoping they’d pick a later time so they don’t have to deal with the whole Supergirl feels out of place thing. IT GETS KIND OF OLD! Next I want to address the way Supes beat Braniac. That was like the most anticlimactic battle in the world. They basically made Braniac a world destroying Hikkomori. Man Braniac is suppose to be more dangerous than that!
My favorite aspect of the movie would be the portrayal of the relationship Lois and Clark has. They were made for each other and this movie just shows how much depth Lois adds to Superman’s character. I’m not down with the whole NEW 52 Wonder Woman and Superman thing going on (is that still going on? I haven’t been keeping up lol). Wonder Woman adds nothing to Superman. NOTHING!
All in all It was an ok film. It didn’t make me as excited as Superman VS The Elite did…and it didn’t add anything that I haven’t seen from Superman before…but in the end I’m ok with that.
WHAT I LIKED: LOIS AND CLARK
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKED: That ending fight yo. Supergirl’s part of the story
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