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Pink Bullets: The Making Of A ‘Zine

Posted on July 17, 2015

Pink Bullets: The Making Of A Zine from Ian Cortina on Vimeo.

This video was put together to compliment a project I completed in May 2013. I decided to create a fanzine about STG’s, or shooting games. As an aside I thought it would be nice to put together a sort of ‘making of’ video showcasing the stages of the zine, from initial research to listing all the countries around the world that my fanzine managed to reach. I am really pleased with the results and am still amazed how many people contacted me to say they enjoyed reading it.

Maybe one day I will make another volume!

sega saturn game basic code

DIY Game Lab (ゲームラボ) Sega Saturn Game Basic Program!

Posted on July 8, 2015
Just what does lie beneath a bunch of code published in a Japanese magazine 17 years ago?

Having delved through a pile of my Japanese books and magazines recently, I happened upon this little chunklet from the wonderful Game Lab (ゲームラボ) magazine. This, it would appear, is a full, working game for the Sega Saturn, from the blotchy on-line translation available to me I was able to find out a few facts about what this program is and how to use it. Essentially I just wanted to scan it, share it and get this out there in the hopes the community will tinker with the code!

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