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Yes, that is a Shadow of the Colossus grilled cheese sandwich

A couple of months back I posted an Art Attack Friday about Anna the Red (or kickintheheadcomic on Flickr), an artist who created some famous videogame characters out of tasty bento boxes. If you missed it, click here to check it out. They ...

 
 
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Ballet meets videogames: The Dragon Quest ballet

By now, we've seen a lot of ways videogames have been brought into our everyday lives. Why just yesterday, Dale posted a video of a guy driving a go-cart in the streets of France mimicking Mario Kart. Now, thanks to Dtoider Tascar, I think ...

 
 
 
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Guillerrmo Del Toro calls Team Ico's games masterpieces

You don't know who Guillermo Del Toro is, you say? Shame on you if you don't. The Mexican director is responsible for films such as The Devil's Backbone, Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth, and is also one of the only men on the scene with the bal...

 
 
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Art Attack Friday: I Am 8-Bit 2008

Last night I was lucky enough to be invited to the opening of this year’s I Am 8-Bit art show in good ol’ Hollywood, California. For anyone not familiar with the show, I Am 8-Bit is a compilation of videogame themed art by a var...

 
 
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Videogame art floods Washington D.C. firms

Yesterday, the Washington Post featured a feel good story about people who enjoy entertaining each other with videogame art. When the day gets bland, Amy Smith likes to decorate her window with a Ms. Pac-Man composed completely of Post-it n...

 
 
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GTA IV 'great, but no miracle' says Wall Street Journal

Junot Díaz, writing for the Wall Street Journal, has confessed that although he loves Grand Theft Auto IV, and recognizes it as art, it is not the messianic miracle that game critics have claimed it to be. He says holding it up to mo...

 
 
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Decorative Wii makes our heart go aflutter

We know that you like videogames, or else you wouldn't be browsing right now. For some enthusiasts, games transcend the confines of hobbyist enjoyment and enter into the realm of art. Usually, this territory quickly becomes mired in too muc...

 
 
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The secret is finally out! Afrika details revealed

The PlayStation 3 game Afrika has been shrouded in mystery ever since some strange (but stunning) footage was unveiled at the Sony press conference at E3 in 2006. While gorgeously rendered, the footage showed nothing more than a bunch of an...

 
 
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Exclusive: The truth about the 'Holocaust' game

Some gamers have chosen to call it "creepy" and "disgusting." Media outlets, those even belonging to the videogame press itself, have misrepresented it as "Holocaust DS" or a "Nazi torture game." The truth of the matter is that Luc Bernard'...

 
 
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Shadow of the Colossus' controls are an exercise in art

Artsy wonks like myself love to wax philosophic about the potential that games have in terms of narration or eliciting meaningful, emotional player responses. We laud innovative game designers for forcing us to make morally ambiguous choice...

 
 
 
 
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Passage, the greatest five-minute-long game ever made

Passage, created by Jason Rohrer, is an exercise in gaming minimalism. Made for korokomi's gamma 256 competition, It's only five minutes long, it weighs in at less than 500kb, it takes place on a 100x16 field of pixels, and it only requires...

 
 
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Narrative brilliance and social irrelevance in Call of Duty 4

I recently played all the way through the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare single player campaign and, upon completing it, I felt two significant emotions. Firstly, I was filled with elation stemming from the fact that I had completed a vi...

 
 
 
 
 
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It's about time! Okami for the Wii confirmed

Let me get this out of the way first … woo hoo!Eurogamer is reporting that Capcom has (finally!) announced it is bringing its critically adored PlayStation 2 game Okami to the Nintendo Wii in spring 2008.While the news ...

 
 
 
 
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BioShock Etch-A-Sketch art: Prepare to pee on yourself

I'm speechless. Who the HELL rocks out this hard on an Etch-A-Sketch? The Etch-A-Sketchist (who you may remember from his God of War offering back in July) has drawn everything from Kanye West to the World Trade Center, but it's BioShock th...

 
 
 
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Eternity's Child moved to the Wii

Eternity's Child was originally announced last year as an XBLA title, but it seems that size restrictions have actually pushed the title onto the Wii, which I'm sure pleased UK based creator Luc Bernard to no end. He has also mentioned plan...

 
 
 




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TurboJasper

Yo, they put Trials on the The absolute Love that shit, needed to be mobile since

 
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Gajknight

Theyre the worlds most fearsome fighting team (Were really hip!) Theyre heroes in a half-shell and theyre green (Hey - get a grip!) When the evil Shredder attacks, These Turtle boys dont cut him no slack! Pokemon! Current status:

 
SirNinjaFace

Im gonna go watch Us then continue playing Sekiro afterwards, thnx

 
Michformer

I seldom play games these days (no shortage of novels to peruse), but my desire to revisit the past and identify the most crucial parts of my creative self has led to this here

 
Tohsaka

Yea, thats definitely a ramp up for Hearts sprite since

 
house4lyfe

Im gonna get some condoms and play with a hooker named Sekiro after work, thnx

 
GetNekKid

Im gonna eat a brownie and play Sekiro after work, thnx

 
Cygnus Rush 961

Once I get a new job I will give my PC an overhaul with a new motherboard (w/Bluetooth built in), CPU (Intel 8th Gen i7), and DDR4 My current motherboard, processor and RAM turn 4 years old nearing the end of The HDDs are still

 
Seymour

Im gonna eat ice cream and play Sekiro thnx

 
 

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