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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...
Oct 26 // Analog Pidgin

NYCLAN Official Launch

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...
Oct 21 // Analog Pidgin

Fuzzy NES Controller as DS Lite Case

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...
Sep 25 // Analog Pidgin

Chocobo's Magic Book DS Trailer

 Sure, it may be a little like Mario Party. Sure, it's probably best suited for your little sister. But still, Chocobo's Magic Book DS will find it's way into your collection, you Final Fantasy completist freak, you. Here's the Japanese trailer; note the December 14 release date on your calendar, which probably has a moogle theme.[Via 4cr]
Sep 24 // Analog Pidgin

NYCLAN: Of/By/For the Gamers

Strictly console-based, NYCLAN aims to redefine what the social, gaming experience is, helping you take your game as far as possible at the same time. If you like LAN parties and a casual atmosphere, there's something f...
Sep 22 // Analog Pidgin

Have a Very Merry Space Invasion!

As you well know, since it's the middle of September, the holiday season marketing blitz has already begun. Fortunately, this time around, in one instance it's taken the form of Whimsy Press' Space Invaders-themed wrapping paper. There are also matching stickers, for labels or your Trapper Keeper. [Via boingboing]
Sep 13 // Analog Pidgin

Condemned to Repeat It?: Video Game Documentaries

8 BitTaking a look into the future may sometimes seem bleak, so why not look into the past for some learnin'? It can be fun AND cause seizures! Once video games infiltrate all parts of our lives, what do we have left t...
Sep 12 // Analog Pidgin

Screenshots, Boobies, and You

This week's Escapist has an article by Corvus Elrod titled Screenshots and Boobies: Lowest Common Denominator Marketing. While his concerns are genuine, the anecdotal evidence is a little light on convincing me that "the in...
Aug 18 // Analog Pidgin

Meatspace Mods

You could bring the polygons into the real world this way. Or you could just make all commuting meatspacers unwittingly play one of your favorite games, like German artist Aram Bartholl did with this Need For Speed Undergou...
Aug 11 // Analog Pidgin

Kong Odyssey 2001 T-Shirts

Take one part Stanley Kubrick, and one part Nintendo, and what do you get? These Donkey Kong t-shirts at Threadless that strattle the VG and movie geek in you. Now you just need this scene animated with the Kongs pounding the ground with the bones of a plumber who shall remain nameless. [Via BoingBoing]
Aug 11 // Analog Pidgin

PS3 Neutered?

Adding to SONY's woes, apparently that hefty pricetag might not give you the ability to play commercial Blu-ray DVDs on your PS3. First-gen PS3s, if equipped with the BWU-100A, will suffer due to a problem arising from the...
Aug 08 // Analog Pidgin

Through the Looking Glass:
Second Life, Kurt Vonnegut, and more

"The Infinite Mind becomes the first national broadcast to establish an on-going presence in a virtual world." John Hockenberry and the award-winning Infinite Mind radio program just concluded recording the last ...
Aug 07 // Analog Pidgin

Architecture in Helsinki - Do the Whirlwind (Video)

From Paul Robertson, creator of the excellent zombie killfest that is Pirate Baby, applying his VG-inspired aesthetic to the video for Do the Whirlwind by fellow Oz mates, Architecture in Helsinki. Robertson is great with details, so keep your eyes peeled for what goes on in the background, so you don't miss things like Ice Cream & Babies, or the Double Viking towards the end.
Aug 05 // Analog Pidgin

Granny's Not So Wholesome Advice: Reservoir Dogs Ads

Granny Reservoir Dogs may not be the most heavily anticipated game, but leave it to the Brits to make up for what it lacks in on-screen flare with clever, NSFW advertising. (second video after the jump...) Cowboy For hi-res versions of these videos and more Gaming Promos, check out Loki Productions. Via jwz
Aug 05 // Analog Pidgin

Nintendo Fusion Tour 2006

The dates for Nintendo's 4th annual, musical marketing blitz, the Fusion Tour are all set. Bands include headliner Hawthorne Heights, with Relient K, Emery, Plain White T's, and The Sleeping opening. From the Press Relea...
Aug 05 // Analog Pidgin

ICR2006: Video Wrap-Up

The International Chiptune Resistance World Tour took New York's 8-bit troubadours, Nullsleep and Bitshifter, to 20 different cities on three continents in one month. If you missed it, YouTube has videos of three dates at these 8-bit-friendly venues for your viewing pleasure. Fourth Floor in Tokyo, Japan Sidecar in Barcelona, Spain Panora in Malmö, Sweden






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