The Breath of The Wild, Being Played In The Wild

All right, let’s get that E3 aftertaste out of your mouth, with a long overdue helping of Game Culture Snapshots.

Now, for those of you new to Attract Mode (sup, folks on Medium) here’s the deal: there is perhaps no better platform than Instagram when it comes to honestly and intimately illustrating the pervasiveness of video games in our everyday life, IMHO.

It’s something I’ve been doing my best to present for quite some time now, and after a bit of an absence around these parts (though folks like Oliver has helped filled that void), I figured it was about time that the thing one thing that best defines the Attract Mode blog, and perhaps Attract Mode as a whole, made a return.

At least until the Super Attractive Club is back in business. And… it’s been a while, as evidenced by the image above and below, of Jake Kazdal taken shortly after the Switch’s launch in Japan…

BTW, again for you newbies, I sometimes present Instagrams in whatever order. Other times, there’s a theme. Like this time, cuz here we have another depiction of buttons being pushed, of someone at The King of Games HQ lost in PS4 VR…

One will also find a Famicom Mini and this sign of exuberance over… okay, I can’t tell which level in Super Mario Bros was just finished, but from the looks of it, it was a hard one…

Turning back the clock even further, here’s a snapshot courtesy of Stuart Brett, from the 1986 edition of the Hudson Caravan. I just love how color coordinated everything is…

And this one’s from what appears to be an Instragram account belonging to a museum dedicated to the golden era of games (before Nintendo entered the picture). Hence this pic of kids checking out the merchandise at Sears circa 1978…

Though right here, right now, it’s hella hot all over the country. So when you need to stay cool, but also collect those Pokemans, like Adam’s kid Dante…

Meanwhile Adam Frost’s kid is handling the Game Boy for the very first time. Try to imagine a GB that’s similar to you in size, scale-wise… is there a handheld that currently exists that would work?

Here we have misterraroo’s kids lounging on a rug with squares that are reminiscent of the blocks from the original Game Boy version of Tetris

He also recently caught this fellow Nintendo dork while waiting in line at Universal Studios with the kids playing with… a PSP?

Speaking of, was happy to see Cory running Suzuki Bakuhatsu on his…

Skot Deeming recently went to the Louvre and unfortunately had a hard time seeing the Mona Lisa in person, but thanks to his 3DS, he didn’t have get all that close after all…

And here’s kappuru playing… something… or maybe he’s checking out Google Maps on his phone, in front of a game center in Hong Kong?

Mark Essen recently encountered a Pac-Man player who clearly dresses for success…

Julius Viloria has a mini Neo Geo arcade cab, one that he lets Optimus Prime play, to blow off steam…

Meanwhile, Shawn Robare has a custom made Monster Squad cab that both Gizmo and Stripe are willing to team up to play…

Whereas microom shows us that Fuchiko, when she’s not hanging from the side of a cup, likes to play Dragon Quest 3 for the Famicom…

You know who also loves the Famicom? The undead, as Mare Sheppard shows us…

So I though my TV was on the small side; Tonyo’s place is only big enough to have a Nokia Windows phone, but at least it’s good enough for Akira and Kazuma…

themisterfalcon has a cat and it can play video games…

Patrick Miller also has a cat and it wants attention…

men_gunners recently attended a performance featuring my fave chipunter with a Famicom on his head, Professor Sakamoto…

Though when it comes to documenting that particular genre of music, no one does it better than Marjorie Becker; here’s a recent fave from her, of Fastbom at some chip show in BC…

One more from Marjorie, and the last pic for now, of a dearly departed friend; the local NYC chiptune scene was dealt a very heavy blow with the recent passing of Tony Ness. There’s not a whole lot to say here, other than how everyone who knew the guy also loved the guy. RIP…

Originally published at blog.attractmo.de.

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