The Weekly Features
Here at Noobscape.net, it is one of my greatest intentions to send you down rabbit holes and to show you some cool shit. Expect to see something different here every Sunday. If it is now Sunday and there is nothing new here, refresh the page! If there's still nothing new, maybe I'm on vacation or dead or something. Check the newsfeed on the homepage for any updates or changes to the feature schedule!
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Exploring Nintendo of America's Employee-Only Museum - Redmond, WA (2006)
We appear to be going with a Nintendo theme this week! Noclip has been doing gods work with video game media preservation these days. For those who don't know, Noclip has gotten their hands on a bunch of cool stuff. Stuff like old E3 footage or behind the scenes content, all recorded on commercial-grade equipment.
There are some videos archived on NoclipArchive that have never been seen, but there is also plenty that they've released in HD for the first time. They're digitizing physical media that was on the brink of being discarded, which is totally righteous.
This video in particular is a mostly-silent walkthrough of someone filming NOA's employee only museum. The video quality is extremely good. It's really neat to see so many gamecube and DS displays in such a good resolution. Plenty of rare oddities are displayed as well, such as the SNES airline seats and the N64 Lodgenet system. The red lightning pillars near the Nintendo timeline exhibit are bad ass, and I would kill to have them.
If you want to see their entire digitized archive, check out their archive.org uploads!
IMAGE OF THE WEEK
While browsing themushroomkingdom.net, I stumbled upon this cool section dedicated to mario sightings in other media. This section is a pretty nifty idea, and it seems like it's possible to make contributions. If you know of a sighting that isn't documented on TMK, maybe shoot them an email!
Anyways, this week's featured image was found in the movie sightings section. Specifically, it's a scene from "3 Ninjas Kick Back" during an arrival montage sequence. I've never seen this movie in its entirety, and I honestly only know about its existence because of its rare SNES game tie-in. The movie is free on YouTube right now, so I might have to give it a watch. It looks cheesy as hell and I need to experience it.
I did some research on what this Mario inflatable was for. In an earlier scene, there is a Momotaro inflatable with some signage. Using the google translate app on my phone, it appears that it was for the 22nd "Nagoya Festival". I may have to dig a bit deeper into this via blog or something in the future. It would be cool to find closeup pictures or really any other pictures of the inflatable Mario.
This list doesn't change on a regular basis, it's just a list of entertaining, interesting, or useful sites that you should totally visit.
LAST WEEK'S FEATURES
In case you missed out...
Bad Mojo - Featurette (2004)
"Continuing last week's topic on video game documentaries, I thought I would share a behind the scenes look on an old PC game called Bad Mojo. If you're unfamiliar with the game, it's very gross and not for the squeemish. You play as a guy who gets turned into a cockroach, and you have to do gross cockroach things in order to return to your human form."
"The development of this game is fascinating in a disturbing sort of way. VERY different from the development of Half Life, which was the topic of last week's featured video. The creative environment that the developers of Bad Mojo were subjected to was uniquely unusual. For example, everyone at the studio had horrific cockroach stories, which is partially what lead to the decision to make a cockroach game. The cockroach terrarium was also quite terrifying to hear about."
"If you're sensitive to filthy scenes, dead rats, and bugs, this video might not be for you."
"This wallpaper from Valve's Half-Life 25th webpage is awesome. It makes a fine addition to my desktop wallpaper rotation! There are more sick wallpapers on the HL25 page to be found as well. Also, that anniversary page itself is awesome. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the crowbar, your mouse cursor will become a crowbar. If you use the crowbar to defend the scientist on the page from the headcrabs, you will unlock the only Half Life achievement!"