Articles with the tag 8-bit
Games – The Avengers in 8-bit. That general topic is not new. We’ve seen The Avengers in 8-bit before, but what if there was an 8-bit Avengers video game??? I know many of you would play that in a heartbeat, but unfortunately, no one has gotten around to developing that kind of awesomeness yet; at least not […]
Cool Stuff & Geekery – We all love pretty much anything 8-bit, right? If you agree, then you absolutely have to check out Pixel Panties, an ongoing Indiegogo campaign by two designers based in Lisbon, Portugal. Pixel Panties. What more is there to say? Check out their video below. And visit their Indiegogo page – make sure to lend a […]
General – Cinefix is about to take you on a trip. They took The Fifth Element and retold it via old-school 8-bit–and a little bit of 16-bit. Fans of the movie will love seeing the most famous parts from the movie and the sound effects alone will bring you way back. No quarters or controllers necessary! Via
Games – Ask any fan of Japanese kaiju (giant monsters/beasts) films who the baddest one of all is, and you’ll still likely get the dreaded answer that has haunted our nuclear dreams: Godzilla! The 2012 release of Pacific Rim renewed interest in the kaiju genre, and this 8-bit tribute to the old 1991 Neo-Geo game, King of […]
General – What do you get when Family Guy and Nintendo conceive a child at Spinal Tap orgy? The Hit Squad! If you are always on Twitter, and you have people in your circles who love the 80s and everything that goes with it – especially 8-bit stuff, then you might have gotten wind of the world’s […]
General – 8-bit has become so popular in the recent times that I am not sure if the cool people think it’s still cool. I think I just confused myself with that statement, but if you like all things 8-bit, and you have a charitable heart, you might want to give these guys a Kickstarter hand. Tim […]
General – The eighty superheroes on this art print may be tiny, but don’t let those itty-bitty pixels fool you. They could still take you down.
Features – Almost every day something new and geeky finds its way to an Etsy store and often it’s difficult to keep up with all new awesome items on Etsy – or we think they’re cool but just not cool enough. This time though, user SceeneShoes caught my attention with a serious of handmade bras ((No feminists […]
Features – Nothing says geek like pixelated stuff in the real world. 8-bit is all the rage, because it playfully harkens back to the Atari/Commodore days of our youth. Plus, what’s cooler than holding in your hands something that Mario or Donkey Kong would use in one of their games? If you strive to reach the heights […]
Features – In honor of Spring’s arrival (up here in the northern hemisphere, anyway), here are ten of the geekiest flowers you’ll ever see.
General – Last year November I wrote about Jude Buffum’s pixel art; Yoshi: Tastes Like Chicken. These pixel arts showed characters form Super Mario as consumable meats. Yoshi and Koopa amongst other where dissected with information on what and how to eat their parts. This year for Game Over IV an upcoming show at Giant Robot San […]
General – All sorts of theories about alien beings invading the earth have been concocted over the years, and I am pretty sure that there has been at least one story written with moss as the invading life form. What Kimi Spencer and Marko Manriquez have created is not meant to cause fright and paranoia about aliens […]
General – For the upcoming show, “Pixel Pushers: An Exploration of 8‐Bit Digital Media”, curated by Giant Robot, artist Jude Buffum came with the idea to create pixel illustrations inspired by meat diagrams. These illustrations are not just any meat diagram, they are diagrams of 8-bit video game characters like our beloved Yoshi and the always present […]
General – I know the 8-bit craze is nothing new, but I just discovered several videos of Muse’s songs that have been converted into this format. Needless to say, I have been watching/listening the videos a lot since yesterday. (I am sure you know how much fun it can be to play around with music.) Muse may […]
General – I like discovering useful, fun and geeky home interior items, like these cable decorators a while back. Today I stumbled upon the 8-Bit hanger, a 8-bit mouse pointer that serves as a hanger. A totally must have for 8-bit fans like me. I always associate 8-bit with Mario Bros on the NES. You can use […]
General – Argentinean DJ Zantho (Santiago Luini) has discovered what is probably the most amazing use of Ableton Live, the well-know and popular sound editing suite. In true FG fashion, DJ Zantho took true childhood heroes and converted them with Ableton to amazing ‘8-Bit artwork’. Among the awesome works: Donkey Kong, Mario, Darth Vader, Mega Man, Zero […]
General – Some things don’t make sense at all but they do tickle our fancy. Or our love for 8-bit and nostalgiv games and gaming systems. The Bug, Vimeo user Yongsub Song‘s Thesis at Computer Art MFA School of Visual Art is one of these videos.
General – PIXELS by PATRICK JEAN. Uploaded by onemoreprod. – Watch original web videos. My life has revolved around video games ever since I could remember. When I was a kid, I was in competition with Bryan Roda. I had an Atari 2600 which I loved, but sometime after I moved next door to him, he got […]
General – Like all of my posts, this will start with a seemingly random story. A few months back, my wife and my mother were talking about decorating our then-impending child’s baby room, and the subject of painting the room came up. My mom had painted Sesame Street characters along the wall, so that started the ideas. […]
General – I really wish I had my old Atari 400 computer to hand. I think it’s still at my parents place, though they might have thrown it out — I can’t remember. I’m reminiscing about the Atari 400 — my first real computer. As the ad below shows, it was a bit of the poor relation […]