The Master Plan for Sasaki’s “Forest City” in Iskandar Malaysia Stretches Across FOUR Islands!

SAY WHA?!?!? Along four man-made islands in Iskandar Malaysia, “Forest City” — designed by Sasaki Associates — is in route of becoming Southeast Asia’s largest mixed-use green development. Its master plan already has an estimated investment of S$58.3 billion (or US$40.9 billion) and is predicted to create approximately new 220,000 jobs to the area. The Forest City’s location near southeast Asia’s economic/commerce/culture hub (which contains financial institutions, R&D facilities, headquarter offices, etc.) is perfect for promoting live/work culture and “establish an innovative and sustainable employment base for the region,” as stated by the architects. We might have to wait until about 2036 to see the completion of this project though. Maybe Mighty No. 9 will be out by then…

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The (impending) Death of Hudson

“LONG LIVE THE BEE” Hudson Soft (or just “Hudson”), the gaming company popular for the Bomberman, Bonk, and –my personal favorite of the three- Adventure Island series, will be officially absorbed by new parent company, fellow gaming business Konami, on March 1st, 2012. After Hudson’s North American division offices closed down on March 31st of last year (with their final tweet saying “Dear Hudson fans. … Continue reading The (impending) Death of Hudson

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A Nursery inspired by "Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island." Adorable, ain’t it?

Okay everyone, say it with me:

“D’AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWW!!!”

Without a doubt, “Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island” for the Super Nintendo ranks as one of my favorite games of all time.  The game is a prequel to the Super Mario series, in which players control various Yoshi dinosaurs rather than the usual hero himself, Mario, who appears as a helpless infant in need of Yoshi’s protection. From the graphics that resemble as if they had been drawn with crayons and felt-pens, making them more cartoonish, to the familiarity of Mario games with an added egg-throwing mechanic, it’s an absolute joy to play time and time again. Continue reading “A Nursery inspired by "Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island." Adorable, ain’t it?”