(ed. note: Intrepid contributor ViciousPjuraHead is spending the summer in Italy and will be filing dispatches of a gaming or comic related nature, when he gets around to it.)
Buongiorno readers! I’m in Italy for the summer but in between slowly sweating to death in the unforgiving sun & dodging erratic motorinos driven by feral Italians I’ll try to find some interesting & relevant bits about the gaming & comic culture here in Roma. Only being here a day or so but I was able to find this funky quasi arcade sporting some very current titles, including the previously mentioned Sonic & Knuckles. Which, seeing as how it was released in 1994, puts Italy only about 18 years behind the curve, gaming wise. Do they even know that a major franchise has based several AAA-titles on exploits of their (imaginary & not-so imaginary) countrymen? I’m going to have to go with a big ol’ niente.
Titled, “Attack of the Colossal Battery Devourer – #72” by Kwanchai Moriya. If I had any spare scratch, I would pick this up in a heartbeat. But I don’t, so it can live here on the wall of Modern Borefare forever & for free. Check out the rest of the rad art on display (and for sale) at the Game Over Gallery store as well as the rest of the interesting bits over at Giant Robot. In addition to art they’ve got toys, accessories, clothing, etc.
Coming soon: a post about how I won a Game Gear due in part to my ability to play sick, VCR programming know-how & the Disney Afternoon.