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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 tools. Familiar ...

 
 
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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 Merv's wis...

 
 
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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 really good. ...

 
 
 
 
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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 encourage you to dress...

 
 
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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 that with hardcore...

 
 
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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&...

 
 
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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 for you. If you&...

 
 
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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 a...

 
 
 
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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 to do? Make doc...

 
 
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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 Undergound 2 installati...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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 inability to d...

 
 
 
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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 kee...

 
 
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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 o...

 
 
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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 Release, Hawthorne H...

 
 
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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-frien...

 
 
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HEAD: French PS2 Ad that's just...Odd

"The question was to find out what a gamer addicted to PlayStation looks like inside." That was the description given by Sebastien Vacherot, artistic director for this PS2 ad, entitled HEAD. The French division of mega-advertising agenc...

 
 


About Analog Pidginone of us since 10:28 PM on 10.01.2006



Gaming since that big, grey box first graced our shores (yeah, I mean Margaret Thatcher), pidgin is downright the most happenin' urban fowl to hit the controllers, wired or otherwise (though playing Guitar Hero has proved difficult with the wings and all).

Music and cultcha whore at your service, don't knock the delays -- writing is serious bidness.
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