DJ Jazzy Jeff says being in NBA Jam was “almost a badge of honor,” but he never got paid for it

Come on and JAM

NBA Jam was known for having some truly random and off-the-wall hidden characters. Among the mix was DJ Jazzy Jeff, who was actually surprised to see himself in the game. He had no idea Acclaim added him to the game, and says seeing himself in there was “almost a badge of honor.”

“Every musician I know wants to be a superstar in sports and every superstar in sports wants to be a musician. That’s why you have so many rappers playing in celebrity basketball games. Every time you saw someone jump up and dunk with that character, that was actually me. I did that.”

The bad news about Jazz's appearance is that Acclaim never bothered to pay him for the cameo. They just included him and called it a day. There's no way something like that would happen nowadays, but back then, gaming was still coming up. Things like this could fly under the radar, for better or worse. In this case, it's a bit disappointing that Jazz never got paid for appearing in the game.

Just Dance 2020 gets three more promo videos

Just Dance® 2020 is the ultimate dance game with 40 hot tracks from chart-topping hits like “Old Town Road (Remix)” by Lil Nas X Ft. Billy Ray Cyrus and “God Is A Woman” by Ariana Grande. Keep the party going for hours with songs for the whole family to enjoy!

Did You Know Gaming - Wii Game Facts

Did you know?

In this video, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets and Easter eggs surrounding Nintendo Wii Games facts and such games as The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Dragon Quest X gets a new commercial

Version 5 update coming soon!

Dragon Quest X is getting its big Version 5 update on Oct. 24th, 2019, which is why Square-Enix is putting out some new commercials to spread the word. The above commercial features Otenki Nori and Rin Nagata promoting the game.

Random Time! - Listen to this beautiful arrangement of Rosalina's Observatory from Super Mario Galaxy, performed by The 8-Bit Big Band

This orchestration is seriously out of this world!

"The 8-Bit Big Band" is a 30-65 member Jazz/pops orchestra that formed to celebrate and realize some of the best themes from video game music from all consoles and eras arranged in a large ensemble Jazz/Pop/Rock setting!

Blending together timeless musical themes from Nintendo, Sega, Playstation, and more then re-arranging them in genres and styles of all musical inspirations, The 8-Bit Big Band has members from all around the world, but most reside primarily in New York City, and are some of the most highly sought after musicians and performers.

A new indie game is releasing on Wii U tomorrow...meet 'Space Intervention'

This certainly wasn't an article I was planning on writing in 2019. There's a new indie game releasing on the Wii U tomorrow, October 17th. A listing for the title has recently gone up on the Nintendo Wii U eShop, and it will only cost you the low price of $0.99. The game appears to be a clone of the 1978 release of Space Invaders.

The only description given on the eShop listing is; "Save our galaxy from the invasion of an alien race." The game is developed by VG && IG and published from IGOR GAFTON. Downloading the game will only take up 75 MB of storage space.

Looks like our entire galaxy is in the hands of Wii U owners. To infinity and beyond?

Just Dance 2020 "Creative Spotlight | Soy Yo" video feature

Come see the making of Just Dance 2020 and check out behind the scenes footage of Soy Yo by Bomba Estéreo.

Region Locked - The Nintendo Game Reggie Didn't Want: Disaster: Day of Crisis

Why, Reggie?!

This time on Region Locked, we take a look at the Nintendo game that Reggie Fils-aime didn't want, Disaster: Day of Crisis for the Wii.

Check out two more tracks for Just Dance 2019

FANCY by TWICE and Ugly Beauty by Jolin Tsai are both a part of the upcoming Just Dance 2019. Get a look at each track in the trailers above.

RUMOR - Bowser's theme from New Super Mario Bros. Wii found in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

This goes a little deeper than just inspiration

PopCap stole from Nintendo haha from r/PvZGardenWarfare

This random post over on Reddit lead to me putting in a lot more research than I expected to! It all started with a Redditor who shared the video above. It supposedly shows that the Bowser theme from New Super Mario Bros. Wii is found in the files for Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. As you can see in the clip, the exact song ripped straight from NSMBW is supposedly in the game's data, but you don't hear it in the game itself. This is what lead me to do a bit more research.

Based on the file where the song is located, I did some snooping for the Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville soundtrack. I came up with the song above, which is "Dreadwood's Theme." Now let's compare that to the NSMBW theme for Bowser.

There's no doubt some major inspiration was taken from the NSMBW theme. It's almost like the composer just went along with what Nintendo did, changed things up a tad, and called it a day.

Furthermore, people in the comments of the Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville soundtrack upload on YouTube have made the connection between the two songs, stating that they sound very similar. This is independent of the Redditor who shared his findings.

With all this sussed out, I'd think the composer on Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville played things a bit too closely to his inspiration, and then forgot to cover up his tracks...literally!


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