ARCADE FIRE #8: November 10 – November 15th

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By Kevin L. Clark

Here, we spotlight the movements, mods, and works of art within gaming culture for your ultimate enjoyment. The weekly post is your central point to see just how video games influence the world around us.

With games making more money than the U.S. economy, there are a host of independent creators who are pushing the culture into the faces of the mainstream. One particular destination is CineFix, also known as 8-Bit Cinema, which makes original videos for true movie buffs and filmmakers on YouTube. The group took Wes Anderson‘s classic The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou and turned it into a point A to point B video game. Their reinterpretation of the Bill Murray classic is pretty artful and creative to watch—which you can do so by clicking here.

Kotaku‘s Gergo Vas found something for all those ’80s Babies who are into mechanized robots. “Atlas”, a 6-foot, 330-pound humanoid robot, is the pride and joy of engineers at Boston Dynamics. Together, they are ensuring that the days of man are coming to an end by making ninja-like robots. We’re only kidding, but in the video (which you can watch here), “Atlas” attempts to do something that not even the T-1000 could do —the famous “Crane Kick” from The Karate Kid. Full disclosure: You may want to watch on mute as “Atlas” still sounds like he’s a work-in-progress.

8BitGamer‘s resident comic book artist, Aleksandar Jovic takes a brief break from penning tales about Super Mario to humor us with an interesting take on the iPhone 6. While it is a device that you can play video games on, it may not be the best device to use while playing Twister. Want to know why then just check out the comic by clicking here.

If you see anything that you feel is culturally relevant, artistic in merit, or just all-around cool for gamers — please don’t hesitate to let us know @HaroldGoldberg, @KevitoClark, and @HarryRabinowitz.

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