My studio was lacking a little pizazz, so I added a little something today: my Nintendo, circa 1987. I got cracking on some Metroid today. It was a good day.
Marinok on July 13, 2009 at 4:50 am
Dear Mike) whether you Like to read books? If yes, read our book) It is very fascinating detective) In which there is a big surprise for all Linkin Park 😉 And where you can send our book? 😉
AnkeNL on July 11, 2009 at 7:58 am
Oh my god I reconice that box. My brothers and I played it so much it broke down haha. Playing mario and duck hunter on it. My brother is trying to collect stuff for it again. I thing he will be drulling at this picture also because of the tv atacted to it. Oh yeah I just both a keyboard do you know some sites for tips that help you when you start and know like almost nothing. It has a learning program it the board. But it doesn’t show the notes yust the keys I have to hit. Greetings from the Netherlands see you juli 30 in sittard my first LP concert can’t wait. love Anke
LPfeather on July 11, 2009 at 3:17 am
oh man what a huge time-lag to plug the first Nintendo on your big sophisticated screen, haha.
I was born in the middle of the 80’s, the Nintendo was my first game console too with duck hunter xD megaman and all that good shit
sophinettte on July 10, 2009 at 2:20 pm
I have so good memory of the first nintendo :P.. I am 27 years old, then I am of the generation of the first nintendo .. Funny time 🙂
Sophie Anne Tapp
Theory on July 9, 2009 at 8:50 pm
lol, looks like my room, except i don’t have all that fancy music rack equipment only screen, nintendo, speakers, keyboard and macbook, but still pretty close :), i still love to play metroid, super mario 3, Kirby, & the ninja turtles. good to see another person rockin’ the NES.
Esh on July 9, 2009 at 11:35 am
I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now, this is my first time commenting and I have to say because of this post… You sir, are fuckin’ awesome.
Melinahites on July 9, 2009 at 9:49 am
LOL original nentendo…. but dude seriously????
BoC on July 8, 2009 at 8:20 pm
aaahhh! That’s so awesome! My grandma has that Nintendo and I always play with my cousins when I visit. We play the original Mario. Now I really want to play Mario…
sacredfeather on July 8, 2009 at 7:33 am
Hey Mike: OMG…I sooo miss my Nintendo. Funny thing is that I still have all of my games, though the actual player has gone M.I.A. some time ago! Just wanted to tell ya that I was in New York this week and went into the Hard Rock Cafe. I loved LP’s broken and fixed..again and again..guitar! Very cool! It was one of my favorite pieces to look at in that place! Love you guys! Keep on giving us the most amazing music ever!!!!!
davidkyoku on July 8, 2009 at 4:51 am
You should show us things about the new music!!!! 😛
I have one question for you: what would you say to people who think LP died with Minutes to Midnight? Are you aware that lots of fans have turned their back on you after that…”change”?
Wotur11 on July 8, 2009 at 2:08 am
lol i saw a green duck… aahhh how cutie :)) ps this studio is very “you” :]]
Jynxx on July 8, 2009 at 1:32 am
this me smile a lot 🙂
analoggirl on July 7, 2009 at 9:08 pm
Nice. Oddly enough, I received a Ninento keychain with Donkey Kong Jr. for my birthday. If I’m feeling hardcore, I delve into my parents’ basement for the old Commodore 64 and Coleco Vision.
blaze_jaganshi on July 7, 2009 at 9:05 pm
haha very nice! cool set up. and i love the screen. wish my nintendo still worked =/
i_has_lamp on July 7, 2009 at 7:42 pm
your tv isn’t big enough mike. get a bigger one. oh man i love super bros. on there, and duck hunt haha.
Michael1904 on July 7, 2009 at 7:27 pm
With Nintendo on the brain, would today also be the day that Linkin Park’s new album took a sudden, unexpected twist towards the 8-bit/chiptune scene?
Speaking of which, I looked out my parent’s old Commodore 64 today. It has a synth program on casette tape, which only takes a mere 30mins to load up. Perfect for capturing those sudden, fleeting moments of inspiration! Pro Tools can eat it’s heart out.
Your music is awesome in Transformers. Looking forward to more Mike!
ravivandmikefan4life on July 7, 2009 at 6:23 pm
Hey I’m subscribed to you guys on youtube, and i saw that u added the new music video for ‘new divide” How come it didnt show up on my subscription list that i get every time i visit the youtube home page (after logging in)
Ana_ on July 7, 2009 at 4:01 pm
Nothing like a good old videogame to make us smile! 🙂 I used to love playing Super Mario Bros in the Super Nintendo. :p Your studio looks pretty cool! Ana.
andreas215 on July 7, 2009 at 3:25 pm
It’s like a xbox to us here in Eastern Europe.
Mycophycophyta on July 7, 2009 at 3:18 pm
COULD YOU POST THE EXACT DATES OF YOUR GLORIOUS EXCESS: DIES SHOW? I AM COMING BACK FROM MY TRIP TO JAPAN ON THE 18TH OF AUGUST AND I WILL BE IN NOTHERN CALI WHEN I GET BACK. IWAS WAS THINKING OF TAKING A TRIP TO LA AND WAS WONDERING WHEN THE SHOW IS SO I CAN PLAN AHEAD.
Jon on July 7, 2009 at 3:13 pm
Hey Mike, long time no comment so hope you don’t mind me leaving you this. A DJ and Fort Minor fan/friend recently did this scratch session using Petrfied. I know that probably happens a lot or at least with various music you’ve made but I think you should really check it out because I’m pretty impressed and you know me, The Secretary – I have good taste ;). Hope you guys are having a good time and get back on XboX at sometime and play with the fans. Anyway, a link to the video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8BiQHZVx7o
TiffTiff33LP on July 7, 2009 at 3:06 pm
oooooo mike oh my gosh dude my grandmother has that same nintendo,theres like a ton of games that she has with it,she sadly passed away this february,(heartbroken)my cousin wants it,but i told her that my grandmother said i could have it or something…..i really dont know if she really said that,but shes not getting it…ps..that was really random…_(sad because of MJ)
nemi on July 7, 2009 at 3:01 pm
haha, cool picture, love ur studio..:D. 1987…. i wasnt even born then… lol. anyway.. glad u had a good day, and lets hope tommorrow will be a good day too ^^ cya!! =)
Madlen on July 7, 2009 at 2:46 pm
Cool…it’s nice to have fun when you’re working:DI’ve never had nintendo but it looks like something a friend of mine had…pretty cool:D
exia_7 on July 7, 2009 at 2:39 pm
wow ( like flav) you should try… what’s the name… tetris or super contra. mike sometimes i think you need help….
mike_n_LP_4ever on July 7, 2009 at 2:20 pm
Woah! I havent playd Metroid in a like, a bajillion years! 😛 Its wierd cuz i just found my Nintendo 64(I obviously kno its not the same thing as yours :P) last week in my closet with a bunch of other crap i used to play with as a kid. I have a bunch of games for it but the only game i play on it Yoshi’s Story with my bro and my friends. 😛 Im in love with that game! But we have to like, take turns cuz its a one player game so yea. Anyways, I hope u had fun…with the game. 🙂
PS – Whats up with you and Ice Cube? lol I mean he’s in the background in ur painting(Follow the Leader), and you just quoted one of his songs: ‘It was a good day’. 😛 Im not sure if u noticed.
qwertz on July 7, 2009 at 1:42 pm
can you play Legend Of Zelda on that?
Satine81 on July 7, 2009 at 1:14 pm
Yeah! The good old times where it all began ;D 1987…I was 6 years old and I´ve became it to christmas from my parents in this year. I was playing the games almost nonstop….Tetris, super mario and even the soccer game (don´t know it´s name Oo ) against my brothers, but they didnt had any chance to beat me ;D I think I should play with the NES too. I think my son would like it too. This time was really a special time and all the toys we´ve played with.I Think today the Toys are very crazy. I remembered the teletubbies time. So damn silly shit! Whatever.Time is always changing and have their own heroes for children ;) Many regards to you and your family :)
t had any chance to beat me ;D I think I should play with the NES too. I think my son would like it too. This time was really a special time and all the toys we´ve played with.I Think today the Toys are very crazy. I remembered the teletubbies time. So damn silly shit! Whatever.Time is always changing and have their own heroes for children ;) Many regards to you and your family :)
TheBlackEmber on July 7, 2009 at 1:08 pm
Michael Kenji Shinoda… you’re fucking awesome =)
Charlotte_Jay on July 7, 2009 at 1:07 pm
I still love Mario and Donkey Kong, very sweet games! I’d like to have a studio like yours, it seems like a great and fun place to work.Have fun 🙂
durg on July 7, 2009 at 12:57 pm
hahhaha that’s amazing.
Katie02 on July 7, 2009 at 12:41 pm
yeah I the same nintendo hook up in my room and I was playing space invadors
Kalini on July 7, 2009 at 12:29 pm
I’m glad that you’ve had a good day! Your studio looks great! K
skindesbous on July 7, 2009 at 12:08 pm
:D! I love it, I discovered that game some years ago, and I fell I had to play with it over and over again UuU
Full_Metal_Ninja on July 7, 2009 at 11:39 am
You need to pop in Burger Time in that nes dude! That game rocks heh How did metroid sound with those reference speakers? lol
Tom_SynNergy on July 7, 2009 at 11:24 am
Wow! I want your house 😐 LOL
rockermeg on July 7, 2009 at 10:06 am
Aah that’s not how you do it! The classic Nintendo must be played on a tiny screen that you can barely see, sitting on a beanbag, eating jelly babies :3
Well that’s what I do
Did you get any work done? I know it’s a foreign concept to you rockstars…
Sintia on July 7, 2009 at 10:02 am
All I hav to say is…WOW!! I remember the Nintendo & cassette games. ahhh sings Memories. Our Nintendo, you could say, took a beating & still survived! Mario Bros is what we mainly played. Lets see what other old school “pizazz” you can add to your studio….Boom Box! check out this site! http://pocketcalculatorshow.com/boombox/golden1.html
Mike, I hope you, LP, and your families are doing good and in good health. 🙂
xXLEOXx on July 7, 2009 at 9:35 am
AWESOME! I love that old timer consoles, too!I have the same one! But unfortunately not such a huge flat screen! -.-”
We even have an ATARI2600 if you know it. It´s one of the first consoles ever! It have almost the same age like you! 😀 Also we have a stone old SEGA console. I love the games with this huge pixels! They are great! xD
PS.: This undefinable green thing is cute! It reminds me on you! JOKE! ^^
Gambler regards from germany!^^
kBh on July 7, 2009 at 9:25 am
for all we know mike might take those retro techno nintendo music/sound and make a new sound out of it.. haha
Eddie on July 7, 2009 at 8:35 am
Oh Mike this is so cool!!!! Perfect equipment!!! I love this!!! And a Nintendo? Ah, brings back memories…. I remember how happy I was at 1996, when I got my Sega Mega Drive 16bit…. Virtual Fighter and Sonic The Hedgehog…. Now we have Playstation 3 and XBOX 360, but we love those years…. We were so happy with simple graphics (not so simple for early 90s period….). Do you remember, we bought CASSETES to play a game… hahaha!!!! Now we can download emulators in our PC and play these games. And about the games “size”, I have Mighty Morphin Power Rangers at 1.033 KB.. But then Ι had to pay 20.000 drachmas (60 euro) to buy this cassete. Technology gone so far… Take care bro!
ThePrincess on July 7, 2009 at 8:17 am
Woow Cool studio !! ..1987 ??!! huh I still wear nappy at the time LOL !! well Usually I played Nintendo while visiting my friend’s place ( yeah he still has it ) Although I could only play one game Mario LOL!! but it really help me to relax After all day long was in the boring office 🙂 .. plus I always felt was in NKOTB era when i play it .. And now apparently I knew why you were so busy lately daddy 😀 .. TC
andreea09 on July 7, 2009 at 8:11 am
sorry i know this isn’t on-topic but i have to show you this!!! you’ll laugh, i’m sure!! you look like mikey mouse http://s685.photobucket.com/albums/vv213/andu_deea09/?action=view¤t=Untitled-1.jpg xD
cuz on July 7, 2009 at 8:11 am
Cool. And I can see Twins on the wall! How many of your pieces you have at home?
Maxi on July 7, 2009 at 7:49 am
I’ve the same!
Lori on July 7, 2009 at 7:47 am
lol your nintendo is as old as me!! dude, you need to get a sega. best game console ever. i recently found my bros old nintendo gameboy – big, gray beast!! i ended playing non-colour tetris and mario bros for hours 😛 it’s now been confiscated 😦
YourConscience on July 7, 2009 at 7:14 am
Haha! Hella oldschool. Unfortunately for me, my brother got to keep all of our old video games/systems, so I can only play Metroid on my little Gameboy. Oh well. It’s still fun to indulge in games from the ol’ childhood once in a while, huh? =) I’ve recenty pulled out Mario vs. Donkey Kong; I adore that game. Haha. Anyhow, I hope you and the guys and the fams are all doing well. love and hugs
ShadowerLiltani on July 7, 2009 at 6:45 am
NES!!!!! YAY!!!!! I actually never played the mainstream games, like Metroid and Zelda… I still have my NES remake, where the cartridge goes in the top rather than the front. Still works pretty damn good, too. I have so many of the old-school games, like kung fu, golgo 13, duck hunt, mario bros of course, image fighter, 1943 battle of the midway, donkey kong, paperboy, and the list gets pretty long…. I wish some of the classics I have would still play, I really don’t know how to get them working again…. What other games do you have? And what is that little green character hanging there? It’s cute 😀
jayrod1380 on July 7, 2009 at 6:24 am
Mike, i see you have the new White Axiom 49? midi controller. how is that? any cool new features? i use the cool Red Axiom 49, just curious whats new with the white?
ErbseLP on July 7, 2009 at 6:22 am
YAY Metroid! 😀
I love Samus Aran, she is so cool! 😀 We have merely a N64, PS1, PS2, GBA, Game Cube, NDS Lite, Lynx, Wii and Xbox 360… 😛 xD
We had a SNES but my brothers have sold him. -.- (such idiots oO)
Hm, do you play Mario Kart? 😮 😛
Squishy_Ho on July 7, 2009 at 6:06 am
of course now, every NES game is better played on a 52″ flat plasma screen.
you lack a bit of zelda, though.
lucky_cat on July 7, 2009 at 5:56 am
Ha, by looking at this stuff I feel my life in an accelerated pace … just yesterday new technology, it’s ready for retro-style by now. No wonder my son loves nintendocore … Do you like Horse The Band?
Kosh on July 7, 2009 at 5:42 am
oh man what a heavenly set up. perfect things to surround yourself with 😀
CuteWhiteBunny on July 7, 2009 at 5:12 am
Nice to get a glimpse of where you work and how you relax.
MentalisFun on July 7, 2009 at 4:14 am
Wooooo for Nintendo! Mine broke 😛
Congrats on New Divide’s charting….#1 on hot modern rock tracks and hot mainstream! 😀
Shinodabestfriend on July 7, 2009 at 4:07 am
yaaa! I had it too! but my SUPER INTELLIGENT mom sold it!!! …but I want it back!! you made me nostalgic!
zahra on July 7, 2009 at 3:40 am
Nintendo rockS!!! i still have my first nintendo and i have the ever first gameboy and the next and the 3erd and the 4th didnt buy the 5th one cuz i got a psp insted!!!! and i have a mario game collection! ….i love mario ….den den den den den den da ,de de de da da du du du du du ,de de de de de dada de de deda deda de de deda de da da….HAHA BTW the game metroid is 5 years older than me!!!..lol……..have fun!!! …….PS:i was listening to the S.O.B on need4speed most wanted !(such an awesome song!!!) could u PLZ tell us more about there up coming album RESEDA BEACH !!!!!X)
The_Black_Hawk on July 7, 2009 at 3:37 am
WoW! how do u use all of these buttons man?! how many buttons are there?!!!! I can’t count…I think it’ll take a month or even more for me to keep the usage of all those buttons in mind…and yep…I saw something familiar at last! THAT MOUSE 😀
hybridkyoto on July 7, 2009 at 3:32 am
I love this game. I lost my Ninendo for years and ended up with another one, spent half of last Christmas taking it apart, making it work, and putting it back together to play this exact game. 🙂 Good times. Nice to know you like it too.
bec on July 7, 2009 at 3:22 am
post this in your last blog entry – but it looks like you’re a little bored so reposting:
A good few years ago someone made a game ‘Get Mike Shinoda Naked’ – it’s highly addictive and a lot like pong. You get 20 balls and have to bash off your clothes, started with your pants and then your t-shirt. Once you’ve got all your clothes you are rewarded with a new very graphic picture.
Mark86 on July 7, 2009 at 3:18 am
Mario is better
Evabones on July 7, 2009 at 3:05 am
Good job Mike!!!! I have the same consol with many games (if you’re interesting about these ;D) and I have even the Super Nintendo that I won at a gameshow ……… I was so lucky xD Do you have this one?
PrincessbyDawn on July 7, 2009 at 2:46 am
Pretty cool place to work hehe… like you I use to mix work and fun and that helps a lot to make things come out hehe. Its very nice to see you are just ‘like us’ Mike, make me love even more your work, songs and art. Love, Pat
linky_luvslp on July 7, 2009 at 2:34 am
hey mike, haha! that looks like an awsome place to work!! mine doesnt look that fun lol mines a bunch of coards a mic and some instruments lol. i like the lil green thing lol. i have a nintendo 64 =D ily xx
msgirl on July 7, 2009 at 2:32 am
wow,looks good..:) today,i watched transformers 2….:) that was awesome….i really liked the parts in which your song was included….:) and you know what? thank you so much for making this song! :)i have never liked such movies before….but now,i like it…:)
have a nice day,Mikey!and have a good record in your awesome studio!..:)
Carla on July 7, 2009 at 2:26 am
Oh gosh, that’s a pretty epic setup lol. Seriously seems like something my brother would do. We didn’t own an NES, but a SNES and I miss it dearly right now, especially Star Fox and NBA Jam. (The music for Corneria from Star Fox is now playing in my head!) But I have played some NES ports and probably Tennis, Donkey Kong, and Zelda are my favorites.
abbykulyde on July 7, 2009 at 2:09 am
nice studio u got there mike.. and i luv your white keyboard and that big LCD..;p
and oh, u got ur green little thingy hangin’ there, sweet!
good thing to start a week mike..
EwaPLN on July 7, 2009 at 1:59 am
nice ;p btw I was yesterday on the Prodigy concert on Heineken Opener Festival in Gdynia (Poland). It was sooooo amazing!!! I hope Linkin Park will come here in the next year. Opener in each year is getting better and I think that it’s one of the best festivals in Europe so you just have to be here in 2010 ;D
Lvix on July 7, 2009 at 1:13 am
Mike! Ninetendo is the best! Just because there you can find Donkey Kong and starfox:p
I have a Super Nintendo, a Nintendo 64, a gamecube(I love starfox adventures to this console), and afther that my brother wanted a playstation 3. Playstation is not bad but i just like the nintendo games:p
iamsatan on July 7, 2009 at 1:07 am
lol did you make a “Seed” called “justin bailey” ???
make a beat with metroid samples, it would be fantastic
keineAhnung on July 7, 2009 at 1:02 am
OMG!!!! had one too…sighs…childhood memories coming back…sighs…it’s awesome that you still have the nintendo!!!!…I only got a cd with some games so I can play them on my laptop (got it for christmas a few years ago and they really look like the original games; pro: you can save the game…rofl )…but it’s just not the same feeling as if you’ve got a real nintendo 😦
Mario, Zelda and Kid Icarus 4ever!!!…rofl
Torres on July 7, 2009 at 1:00 am
haha…. i have Metroid 3 on Wii
gaby_ on July 7, 2009 at 12:50 am
wohoooooooo what a mess !!!!!!!!!!! this is a cool work place ….. hey wait ….wait a second …..AAAAAA WHATS THAT GREEN THING OVER THERE ????? HAHAHAHAHA who is this little cute???? ….. great pic 🙂 thanks 🙂
Astat on July 7, 2009 at 12:49 am
Reason Linkin Park albums take a long time, #3,056…lol.
BTW Mike, it’s all about Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt. Honorable mention goes to Excitebike. My original NES still works too, although you gotta have the proper technique of blowing on the cartridges to get them to work (anybody who’s ever owned an NES knows exactly what I’m talking about).
miKer0cks on July 7, 2009 at 12:30 am
Wow! Awesome! Seems like heaven in there! 😀 Have fun with your nintendo Haha! But work on some music too 😉 Hey where’s that big panting you have on your home studio? I think it’s on the right side of the pic, above your keyboards, right? It’s pretty cool! And I can see some more paintings hanging on the walls! They look cool! 🙂
ryo_ortega on July 7, 2009 at 12:09 am
I’m with Krylon on this. i love me some metroid hxc. The new metroid in design looks sooo sweet and back to basics.
Illara on July 6, 2009 at 11:48 pm
wow. heeeaaavveeennn~ 😛
soyuneik on July 6, 2009 at 11:27 pm
AlexLP2k9 on July 6, 2009 at 11:08 pm
Metroid gives you inspiration! LOL.
Do you have any other consoles than that and your XBox260?
DrywallTherapy on July 6, 2009 at 10:46 pm
Better get crackin at some Super Mario 3 and Zelda son! You guys should use some 8-bit synth’s in your next album, that will definitely set it apart! lol
Krylon on July 6, 2009 at 10:02 pm
Mike, I didn’t think you could get any more awesome but you’ve outdone yourself this time! =)
phill715 on July 6, 2009 at 9:58 pm
Oh. Crap. That would be like. Paradise.
Elliot_aka_MC_Eli on July 6, 2009 at 9:47 pm
Do you have that hunting game, that you have to use a gun controller? Good times!!
I think for your next blog, it would be cool so show off some of your equipment at home… guitars…and stuff..? or is that against warner’s policy?
also, what happened to your Glorious exhibit? is that still going on… or is it put on the back burner indefinitely?
Maaark on July 6, 2009 at 9:36 pm
Oh my God, Metric! That’s so cool and nostalgic. Ha!
young_Heroine on July 6, 2009 at 9:27 pm
Frunk on July 6, 2009 at 9:20 pm
LcatP on July 6, 2009 at 9:20 pm
First game I ever played was Zelda.. maaaan.
I like your little green stuffed animal thing 🙂
Nice studio, can’t wait for the new stuff.. I’m stoked especially after watch the myspace interview!
Zwatika on July 6, 2009 at 9:16 pm
Metroid’s nice… Mario is better though… I wish I had a job like you do Mike, you living in a dream
Pacehemi on July 6, 2009 at 9:10 pm
Hey Mike thats cool all the technology in your studio contrasting with the Nintendo Classic Console with the lcd screen, there’s a Huge step in years now with a Xbox 360 or Play Station 3, but Nintendo was the classic and a piece of the history in games so thats so inspired to make musik like just Linkin Park Knows, go a head guys im dying to ear a piece of your new album, after New Divide everything go up with your styleee….
KiryuLP on July 6, 2009 at 9:07 pm
Lol. Nice. I used to have an old Nintendo like that, but, unfortunatly, we had a power surge and it got fried. Had to throw it away. : (
Looks like you had fun!
Curiosa on July 6, 2009 at 9:01 pm
Nice! I personally prefer Galaga. If I start playing it, I’ll never stop. 😛 lol
So any word on when your Glorious Excess show will run? I had something else to say but I can’t remember right now. Maybe I’ll remember tomorrow. 😛 Anyway, have a good evening. 🙂
I remember! Thanks for that good laugh from your previous post. I guess that’s 1 of the reason’s I keep coming back here, you always surprise me. 😛 lol
shu on July 6, 2009 at 8:59 pm
its always a good day with metroid
aLLey_beNNoda on July 6, 2009 at 8:47 pm
Looks fun Mike ^^
but keep the new album on the track,okay?
KATHYxx on July 6, 2009 at 8:41 pm
Seeing the nintendo at home there with all that music equipment reminds me of the 8 bit music. Which reminds me of this band my friend told me about that plugged all their instruments into a hacked super nintendo and played live like that… i don’t remember their name though.
I also sense a decrease in productivity there LOL.
Also also, having no elbow room by that mouse doesn’t bother you?
Dj on July 6, 2009 at 8:34 pm
Just so you know, I’m very jealous of all your equipment. Studio equipment, that is. Even more jealous of the original Nintendo.
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