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Nov 24 // Analog Pidgin

Blip Festival 2007 -- Official schedule released

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...
Oct 23 // Analog Pidgin

Blip Festival 2007 -- The Revenge of Chiptunes

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...
Aug 30 // Analog Pidgin

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

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...
Aug 29 // Analog Pidgin

Banjo-wielding chiptunes artist Bud Melvin scores short film

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...
Jun 28 // Analog Pidgin

Aural Fixation: The Nullstravaganza continues

 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...
Jun 19 // Analog Pidgin

Wiimbledon...is a Wii Tennis tournament

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...
May 23 // Analog Pidgin

Aural Fixation: Black Out

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...
Apr 03 // Analog Pidgin

Recap: Cooking Mama Cook Off Challenge (NYC)

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...
Mar 14 // Analog Pidgin

Anamanaguchi: UK Tour, no more

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...
Mar 05 // Analog Pidgin

Anamanaguchi in the U.K.

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...
Mar 01 // Analog Pidgin

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

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...
Feb 27 // Analog Pidgin

AWOMO: Branson's new baby

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...
Feb 14 // Analog Pidgin

First Megaman ZX Advent Screens

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...
Feb 14 // Analog Pidgin

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

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...
Jan 23 // Analog Pidgin

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

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 ...
Jan 12 // Analog Pidgin

Blow in the chocolate gameslot

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...
Jan 11 // Analog Pidgin

Come sWiit death (Update)

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...
Jan 10 // Analog Pidgin

The Darkness: New PS3 screenshots

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...
Jan 04 // Analog Pidgin

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

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...
Dec 19 // Analog Pidgin

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

                                    OR Synæsthetic Cubism: The Informatics Aci...
Dec 14 // Analog Pidgin

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

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...
Dec 13 // Analog Pidgin

PS2 on PS3 split screen test (update)

 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...
Dec 05 // Analog Pidgin

A Very Nintendo Breakfast time

 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 ...
Dec 04 // Analog Pidgin

Wii Specs Everyone Missed

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 ...
Nov 17 // Analog Pidgin

HALO 3 Pre-Orders

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...
Nov 16 // Analog Pidgin

8bit Overload - Blip Festival 2006

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...
Nov 12 // Analog Pidgin

Whoa, Mega Bonus Points, Man!

   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...
Nov 01 // Analog Pidgin

Blast Factor: Music Snob-Approved PS3 Soundtrack

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...
Nov 01 // Analog Pidgin

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

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...






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