Friday, January 14, 2011

A special year for Mario and Sonic

As I mentioned over in my blog yesterday, this year is the 30th Anniversary of Mario, and the 20th Anniversary of Sonic.

The first ever Mario game, the original Donkey Kong arcade game, appeared in 1981. Although the hero character of that game was originally known as Jumpman, he quickly became known by his now world famous name instead, and since then Mario has appeared in over 200 different games.

The first ever Sonic the Hedgehog game appeared on June 23, 1991 on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive 16-bit games console, and a few months later on Sega's Master System and Game Gear 8-bit games consoles as well.

Over the years since their creation they have become the two best-known video game characters in the world.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

CG cartoons on YouTube

I have just been watching some great computer animated cartoons in this YouTube channel: CGcartoons4u. There are three cartoons in there from the Blender Foundation which are as good as any of the stuff put out by the major studios. Take a look and see for yourself, as I am pretty sure you will be impressed.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year!

All the very best for 2011 (or 2554 as the year is here in Thailand)!