R.I.P Nintendo Power / Welcome Back Custom NES & SNES!

Yes, all of my favorite childhood video game rags have officially bitten the dust, with the news that Nintendo Power is officially cancelled, joining both Electronic Gaming Monthly & Gamepro in the great wood pulper in the sky.  While I dropped NP fairly early on (not by choice, my subscription ran out), I still remember the day that the first issue arrived.  A friend of mine from school, Mike (who I used to refer to by both his first and last name for years) was over at my house when my Mom stopped by to drop the magazine off (by the way, how awesome was getting stuff in the mail?).  I proceeded to ignore Mike while I read Nintendo Power cover to cover.   Alas, another one bites the dust. DAMN YOU APPLE (shakes fist clutching iPhone at heavens).

 

 

But never fear, even as one beloved thing dies off another one reappears in interesting new clothes.  Behold, the Mega Man NES and the Yoshi SNES!

When was the last time you’ve played a legit, non-emulator NES? Personally, it was about 4 years ago for me, when my old roommate broke his out.  I’ve still got Punch-Out!!! chops.  (Via Multiplayer)

Dancing Around the Issue: More GTA V Screens

Outside of the trailer (below) from about nine months ago, the only info regarding Grand Theft Auto V has been the odd still here or there. This is the second batch of three released this week, this time under the heading, “Leisure”. Hopefully there’ll be another set on Friday, entitled “Chaos”.

(Via Rockstar)

Yoji Shinkawa’s Metal Gear Solid Art

The soul of the series.

New Grand Theft Auto V Shots

Straight from Rockstar’s website, under the heading “Transport” I can’t image these are real, in-game shots; at least not from a copy of the game running an any current gen-consoles. But with the promise of new info later this week (possibly a release date? A grand unveiling at New York Comic Con?), it will definitely be worth keeping an eye on Rockstar’s site.

200 Posts! Let’s Celebrate!!

…by taking a survey. Nah, no survey this time. But I did want to take the time to thank each and everyone of you who has stopped by during the course of your frenetic Internet travels to check out the site and leave likes & comments sprinkled about. Keep ’em coming! Your participation is as important to us as our deep & abiding love of comics, video games, film & pop culture. We have a whole host of exciting things on tap for the next 200 posts here on Modern Borefare and we’re very much looking forward to providing the interesting & timely content that (we hope!) you are starting to expect from us. Here’s to another 200 wonderful posts!!  If there’s something you’d like to se us cover in the future/ something you want us to never cover again/ have tips for us/ or just want to chat, please use our direct Email Us link.  Now, all of the congratulatory images I could scrounge up in a sub-five minute Google image search. Fuzzah!

Goodbye Weekends!! ** UPDATE – ModernBorefare Game Club!**

As if I needed another reason to stay indoors.20120816-095510.jpg

Update 08.16.12,  01:18pm: It is with some excitement and some trepidation that I’m announcing the first ever Modern Borefare Game Club! The idea is that, much like a book club, a group of us (myself a.k.a the Mighty Mighty Impervious Rex, One Neck/Two Chains Vicious PjuraHead and you, Extra Handsome/Super Pretty Reader) will play the same game then start a running dialogue on it, most likely through further posts and comment section discussion.  In the meantime, to get you jazzed about our digital foray into the seamy underbelly of Hong Kong:

You Got Your Star Wars Characters in My ’80’s High School Movie!

Denis Medri returns with even more killer re-designs (see his previous attempts at Batman & his gang as ’50’s greasers and a steampunk Spider-Man!), this time re-imagining the cast of Star Wars as members of an ’80’s high school film.  Star Wars: Losin’ It? Return of Weird Science? Heathers Strike Back?