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Blip Festival 2007 -- Official schedule released


Nov 24
For anyone still wondering what Blip Festival is like,  this is the trailer for Blip Festival 2006: The Videos that I couldn't get my hands on before. Care of those 8-bit documentarians at 2PlayerProductions, who will a... read

Blip Festival 2007 -- The Revenge of Chiptunes


Oct 23
The only way to follow up an event like the watershed debut of the Blip Festival in 2006 is either to initiate the Apocalypse, or come back bigger, more international and far more bad ass. Since our continued existence is ass... read

11/29/07 - A big day for Blip Festival


Aug 30
Last Friday, those in attendance at Pulsewave, The Tank's monthly chiptunes showcase, got an extra treat when the crew from 2 Player Productions ran the trailer for the Blip Festival 2006 documentary between sets.  It wa... read

Banjo-wielding chiptunes artist Bud Melvin scores short film


Aug 29
It's Wednesday, and if you live in New York City, you should rush down tonight to The Tank's monthly film series, New York Experimental, for the premiere of the short film, NightSide. Directed by Paul Owens of 2 Player Produc... read

Aural Fixation: The Nullstravaganza continues


Jun 28
 Nullsleep has been quite busy lately, gigging, celebrating the beginning of summer, putting out a new record, and fronting the 8bitpeoples juggernaut, as always. The video before you is part of Nullsleep's perform... read

Wiimbledon...is a Wii Tennis tournament


Jun 19
That's a tagline you can stand behind. It's concise, speaks directly to the point, and leaves nothing to be desired...except beer. The boys behind the first ever Wii Tennis tournament, Wiimbledon, ensure there will b... read

Aural Fixation: Black Out


May 23
Once in a while, good fortune smiles on you in such a way, that even the most hardened of hearts and most devout of atheists might believe that an invisible, all-knowing force is guiding things. I would like to take this very... read

Recap: Cooking Mama Cook Off Challenge (NYC)


Apr 03
What's that burning smell? Is it the building? Did the knifeless hibachi chef get bored and start lighting things on fire? Could it be that Majesco's Cooking Mama: Cook Off for the Nintendo Wii is selling like h... read

Anamanaguchi: UK Tour, no more


Mar 14
In an unfortunate turn for UK fans of New York's Anamanaguchi, the band was detained earlier this week at Glasgow airport. Why were they denied? Apparently, they were too good to be allowed into the country. Perhaps the S... read

Anamanaguchi in the U.K.


Mar 05
Anamanaguchi will shred their way into the UK starting next week, hopefully knocking the last few teeth our trans-Atlantic friends have left.If you live in the Old Country and are jonesin' for some 8-bit power pop, peep... read

Mar. 2: EYEBEAM's "FPS Glasses" workshop


Mar 01
When this man first brought you his FPS Glasses, we were on it (and your little dog, too). Bartholl will be at the EYEBEAM in NYC for some hands-on craft work, as part of their larger exhibit Open City.From the press releas... read

AWOMO: Branson's new baby


Feb 27
If Gametap is the whore of video game content delivery, then Richard Branson's unfortunately named AWOMO (A World of My Own) is the new kid on the block. This poor, dumpy kid will inevitably get beat up, even though it... read

First Megaman ZX Advent Screens


Feb 14
JeuxFrance has unveiled the first gameplay images for Mega Man ZX Advent (care of Famitsu magazine), slated for release in Japan on the Nintendo DS later this year.As the story goes:...Eyed for release this year in Japan, M... read

WANTED: SCE seeks companion for big, black Colossus (Update)


Feb 14
The development team that brought you ICO and Shadow of the Colossus has posted a "Now Hiring" ad in the latest issue of Famitsu.People do crazy things for love, and you know you love these games. So, thanks to Nick... read

On your NES: Mystery Science Theater 30XX and other hacked ROMs


Jan 23
In the not-too-distant future, a boy ... no, a man ... NO, a ROBOT must face evils the likes of can be seen only in the worst movies of all time. Not every hacked ROM can be a work of art like Cory Arcangel's Clouds, but ... read

Blow in the chocolate gameslot


Jan 12
It sounds dirty, but that's what you'd probably do right before biting into the 7 ounces of 100% milk chocolate candy bar known as NESQuick that is currently selling on eBay.Shaped like an NES cart, this item makes me... read

Come sWiit death (Update)


Jan 11
Proof positive that 2007 will be much more hardcore (hardcorer-er?) than 2006, OrangeAlexander has upped the ante on Colette's pick for funniest t-shirt last year by making our readers' comments a reality.The Wii De... read

The Darkness: New PS3 screenshots


Jan 10
No, your favorite faux metal gods aren't coming to your preferred next-gen console. For that matter, does anyone really care since Justin Hawkins checked himself into rehab? Note to all fake bands out there: the cocaine i... read

It's the end of the world, let's dance


Jan 04
Some people live by the idea that the world is so irreparably f'ed up that it's better to dance and enjoy what little time we have left, rather than fight the powers that be.Zug, from EndgameRadio, has a post on h... read

Squares and Signs: It IS hip to be a Square (update)


Dec 19
                                    OR Synæsthetic Cubism: The Informatics Aci... read

Chocobo's Magic Book DS Japanese release party (update)


Dec 14
In case you'd forgotten , December 14th is upon us, and Chocobo's Magic Book in all its cuteness invades your DS. Niero must have been looking for some pre-teen Japanese p00n when he accidentally stumbled across these... read

PS2 on PS3 split screen test (update)


Dec 13
 Now, I'm not criticizing the PS3 by any means. I don't own one (yet -- maybe), and I've actually really wanted to see Sony's Cell processor technology succeed, if not necessarily Blu-ray (it just remind... read

A Very Nintendo Breakfast time


Dec 05
 Tim Hirzil has modded his espresso machine to include an NES remote controller -- Hit "A," Have Coffee. It's poetry, really.  He could even go further, and program the Konami Code in to froth his ... read

Wii Specs Everyone Missed


Dec 04
Apparently, Wired flubbed the description for the Nintendo Wii in their test catalogue, indicating that it features a better than average, standard Pentax SLR camera lens. While the lonely PS3 at the bottom of the page looks ... read

HALO 3 Pre-Orders


Nov 17
Give yourself an IOU for Xmas:  Amazon has decided to open up pre-orders for HALO 3, cos hell, you didn't need that money this month to eat or anything. If you're not spending your money for that behemoth e... read

8bit Overload - Blip Festival 2006


Nov 16
THE TANK and 8BITPEOPLES are pleased to present the Blip Festival, a four-day celebration of over 30 international artists exploring the untapped potential of low-bit videogame consoles and home computers used as creative t... read

Whoa, Mega Bonus Points, Man!


Nov 12
   Nickelodeon's ancient sketch show, Welcome Freshmen (1991-1993), tackled the now long-standing conflict between parents and kids over video games when ye readers were but babes. Sit back and watch Walter and... read
We told you about Blast Factor before: the downloadable PS3 Geometry Wars, ahem, killer. Well, if you can't swallow that, then you'll be happy to know that at least the music will be... read feature

Robot Chicken: Mario never had a Chance, or Real Heroes wear Heavy Armor


Nov 01
In anticipation of a YouTube video of the last five minutes of tonight's episode of Robot Chicken, Lust for Puppets (look for the link on the right), featuring the Super Mario Bros. taking a misguided turn into GTA: Vice Ci... read

NYCLAN Official Launch


Oct 26
So, it looks like our friends down at Sheridan Square are opening their doors up to video game fanatics just like you and me on Saturday, October 28th. NYCLAN will be dropping their Zombie Fest '06 event, where they encoura... read

Fuzzy NES Controller as DS Lite Case


Oct 21
I'm not about to tell a girl with foot-long, metal knitting needles that she's not hardcore -- let alone a guy who made 20-ft. needles, or ex-NFL star, Rosey Grier. No siree, needlepoint is definitely hardcore. Combine tha... read






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