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Seems like River City Ransom is getting mentioned everywhere these days. Winamp has just released their very own RCR skin not to mention a few other retro game skins for their media player.

Just to name a few. Check out the Winamp website for more game skins

P.S. Somebody should make a PJ themed skin. Any takers?

Posted by pixelblink @ 11/30/2005 16:24  |    14
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Nifty Swedish site sings your lyrics for you using clips from songs and then send it along to your friends.  Really entertaining, but unfortunately it appears to filter out a lot of my favorite swear words. Boo. 
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/23/2005 12:53  |    14 | Source
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Boston MIT Media Lab asked eBoy to create something nice for their student lounge. Using 20,020 bricks, the students built up an original design provided by eBoy.

Crazyness!

Posted by pixelblink @ 11/23/2005 21:17  |    11 | Source
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More Mario Theme Song Madness:



My favorite besides the marimba is the acapella version. Funny stuff...
Posted by Ripped Monkey @ 11/22/2005 10:36  |    7 | Source
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I've actually never heard of a marimba before (it resembles a xylophone), but the Super Mario theme is a perfect fit for it.

Over at Something Awful there's a collection of 16 songs covered using 8-bit NES style audio.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/21/2005 01:01  |    7 | Source
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Scientists have recently been working on trying to extend the lifespan of organisms and they claim that they have had a breakthrough. They say they can now extend an organisms lifespan to 5 times longer than normal, which means a Human could live for 500 years. See here for the full story.

Posted by Badassbill @ 11/21/2005 06:39  |    25
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I stumbled upon two pixel projects are much different than something like The Joint or Wees. Rather than having people create their own works they involve people voting for each pixel to assemble an object.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/21/2005 08:52  |    1
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The CSU (Christian Social Union) of Germany want to ban violent videogames. Madness, I say! Sheuer stated in an interview that those games "have no place in Germany's bedrooms."

Fortunately enough for all bloodlusted Germans, the vote might not get through. Hang in there, Hans!

News ghetted from 1UP.com.

Posted by Brian the Great @ 11/19/2005 14:36  |    19 | Source
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Since there have been some links posted of old advertisements and commercials, I decided I'd post a place. I've visited this place many times and it's full of all the old cartoons of the 60's-90's.

www.retrojunk.com

You can find anything from C-3PO's Cereal (Cherios with C-3PO on the cover) to the fool pitying Mr. T.

Posted by BruceJuice @ 11/17/2005 04:35  |    0
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A photographer has traveled around the world takings snaps of people to come up with what an "average" person looks like in different cities. Is it just me or is every composite image way better looking than any average person you'd see out and about?  Maybe I just live in an ugly area.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/17/2005 08:34  |    13 | Source
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Post Sedgemonkey's news (Videogame ads 1982), I searched to find more classic ads and came up with this fantastic site.

It features TV ads for video games from all around the world.

Among the vast array of adverts (A lot of which are pure Zany Japanese Weirdness!!(Check out Seaman in the DC section, Dont ask!!)) are such gems as Powerglove for NES, Supermario cereal (WTF!!) and MK shaolin Monks (Over the top but funny!!).

Check it out, with over 3000 adverts, your'e bound to find a few blasts from the past and a lot of newer ads from other countries that you may never have seen before.

Posted by HawkTheSlayer @ 11/16/2005 22:39  |    1
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Borat's "home" country is getting sick and tired of their portrayal on Da Ali G Show apparently.  I'm sure their booming tourism industry is really suffering from Borat's pranks.

Here's a link directly to the Kazakhstan suit article.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/15/2005 14:15  |    3
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Some kind soul has posted his collection of classic videogame ads featuring Atari, Intellivision and George Plimpton (?) are priceless.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/15/2005 14:56  |    6 | Source
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Bah, decent TV can't seem to stay on the air.  Arrested Development is getting the shaft from Fox (the network that cancelled Family Guy prematurely).  It's worth checking out this Arrested Development Season 2 DVD rant by David Cross blasting Fox for not being able to market an Emmy award winning show.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/14/2005 11:32  |    7 | Source
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The creator of the PS2 cult hit Katamari Damaci (one of the most unique games out there) wants to create children's playgrounds once he's through with the video game industry.  Anyone who has played either Katamari game knows just how whacky and fun these playgrounds will likely be.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/11/2005 09:47  |    9
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Today marks the one year anniversary of Pixel Joint opening to the public. I suggest you all take the time to give Sedgemonkey some honor in building and organizing the largest online gallery/community of pixel artists ever. What started out as a blog/icon site has grown into an ever-changing collaborative community. Props go out to my main man Sedge!
Posted by pixelblink @ 11/11/2005 21:01  |    21
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What exactly makes a movie an "independent film"?  I'm not exactly sure, but the peeps over at Empire Online seem to know.  
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/10/2005 11:25  |    5 | Source
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Harold Ramis chats about Dan Aykroyd's Ghostbusters 3 script with InFocus magazine.  Ramis says he'd like Ben Stiller added on, but the snippet doesn't mention the other two Ghostbusters -- Venkman (Bill Murray) or Winston (Ernie Hudson). There's also no word on Sigourney Weaver.  Hopefully they'll all be signed on for the third installment.

Growing up in the 80s and being a huge Bill Murray fan the original Ghostbusters was one of my favorite movies as a kid. I had a Ghostbusters t-shirt, the cheesy soundtrack and even a few of the toys from the crappy cartoon spinoff.  Hopefully the new flick will live up to my unrealistic childhood expectations.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/7/2005 08:57  |    7 | Source
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Yep, it took a while, but for anyone who cares I've completed the third episode in my Black Hole series -featuring a new style of art! Although I havent figured out how to update the old flash website, so bare with me.

Click here

And for previous episodes and stuff the old BH site has a new address here

Posted by iSTVAN @ 11/6/2005 19:45  |    2
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The scare-fest ended last week and finally the winners were decided upon. Check out halfliquid's official announcement over at deviantART. The judging was difficult (especially since we couldn't get all the judges together in one place at the same time) but, in the end, 3 excellent and horrific masterpieces were chosen upon:

Official dA prizes will be handed out accordingly as well as some prizes to some runner-ups which will be announced I'm sure by Halfie over there.

Check out all the submissions the way they were meant to be seen at the Official Pixelween Page. Thanks to all who entered. It was a blast to see some awesome pixels from all you guys n gals.

Posted by pixelblink @ 11/6/2005 22:55  |    6
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The folks over at Natomic have recently released their long-awaited game Super Stun-N-Run. It's an free arcade platformer with some nice retro pixel art. So far I've played a few levels and it's a lot of fun... definately worth the download
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 11/5/2005 14:37  |    3
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I'm sure a lot of you have been reading about a dickweed named Jack Thompson and his jihad against free speech.  He's the nut who has been suing videogame related enterprises left and right because of their violent subject matter. Apparently gamers have decided to be proactive about protecting their beloved games and have posted their interpretations of "violence free" games. 

Check out fark's Photoshop solution to videogame violence.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/3/2005 11:27  |    3 | Source
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Dot Invasion, a pixel-associated site, has released their very much anticipated game, Meteor Busters. The game is in colors that resemble a gameboy game, they even made a small system very similar to the gameboy called the "peopleboy" for which the game is played on. One of the most detailed pixel games I've played in a while. So without further to do, here's the link:

http://www.dot-invasion.com/peopleboy/

Posted by TakeOut @ 11/3/2005 18:01  |    6

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