< March 2007 >

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I would desperately like to get someone, anyone's insight into what the hell is up with these two amazing foreign versions of Superman.  Do we have any Turkish or Indian pixellers out there that can shed some light on this?

Edit:  Even better: Turkish Star Wars, Excorcist, E.T. and The Wizard of Oz.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/31/2007 22:40  |    8 | Source
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UNITY is a game creation program for creating 3D games and have recently recieved a liscense from Nintendo for their users to create their own wii games. UNITY CEO David Helgason says: "This is the product combo of our dreams, Ever since it was announced we've longed to give game developers access to the sheer creative fun of the Nintendo Wii."

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Posted by silent sniper @ 3/30/2007 17:27  |    6
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From BoingBoing:

This little stop-motion animation recreates Super Mario Brothers in legos, which is charming enough, but what's even better is the theme, performed on guitar and recorder, and the sound effects, which appear to be some guy going "week! week!" and so on.

Check it out.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/27/2007 12:08  |    8 | Source
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Go to another member's gallery study their pixels and fool us into thinking that person made it. No copies, only original work. Think style, technique and artistic sensibility. You must name the pixel artist in your submission. A big component is to really stretch it.

Example:
  • Buloght does Bisque
  • ThereIsNoCure does tomic
  • fool does OMGFossil
  • scotteh does BigBrother
  • Shawn does d-p
  • YOU do someone!           
  • Jalonso does pixelblink... ALL NIGHT LONG!!!
  • Ensellitis does Ensellitis... FOR TWENTY-FIVE SECONDS!!!
  • Nobody does B.O.B
The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/26/2007 00:06  |    55
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Close Encounters.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/26/2007 00:03  |    2
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The Ides of March pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Emperor by Perciv@l
Et tu, Brute? by Adam
Rome War... by MichaS


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Ides of March forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/26/2007 00:03  |    4
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There are a few challenge entries every week that get sent back simply because they are not following the rules.  The mods (myself among them) have approved some of these and then later sent them back after looking at the rules more closely.  I sincerely apologize for the confusion, but all pieces really need to follow the rules or there isn't much point in having them. 
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/24/2007 13:32  |    0
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This week's challenge is brought to you by the "Chinese New Year" challenge winner Tremulant.  Design an alien space craft and its captain and/or crew.

Rules:

  • 16 colours max
  • Canvas must be 64x128 or 128x64
The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/19/2007 00:21  |    20
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Ides of March.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/19/2007 00:20  |    8
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The Thunderstruck pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Tesla Zeppelins attack! by Emanu
The Tower by ilkke
(Un) Usual experiments by inkspot


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Thunderstruck forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/19/2007 00:18  |    8
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for February 2007. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.


#1 Pixel Arthow appropriate, you fight like a cow! by tomic
#2 Pixel ArtScottfro's Treehouse by jalonso
#3 Pixel Artforest area by Scruffs
#4 Pixel ArtBug Demon by buloght
#5 Pixel ArtKamaleon Collaboration by [thUg]
#6 Pixel ArtKITTY EMPIRE by Helm
#7 Pixel ArtResting Place by buloght
#8 Pixel ArtStreet Fighter-style Self-portrait by ben2theedge
#9 Pixel ArtDer Boss und der kleine Scheisskerl by schrumpfkopf
#10 Pixel ArtaDDD by jalonso
Posted by Ensellitis @ 3/16/2007 05:10  |    10
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The Household Animals pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

the cuddly tigercat thats doing my laundry by tomic
Insomnia by FrankieSmileShow
The beast! by inkspot


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Household Animals forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 3/12/2007 01:35  |    10
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Thunderstruck.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by pixelblink @ 3/12/2007 01:35  |    7
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In honor of the Roman Empire and the death of its most famous and arguably best leader, Julius Caesar. This week's challenge is limited to 3 colors, red, yellow and black. Size and scope is up to you. Sample things include, Gladiators, warships, chariots, daily life, animals, scenes, weapons, architecture or anything else as long as it retains a Roman 'look'.

PS: It can be any shade of red, yellow and black even default MSPaint colors \o/

Let the almighty Wiki be your guide!

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 3/12/2007 01:35  |    15
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You can now make pixel art games for Nintendo DS for free with www.gameweaver.com
Posted by QuantumDoja @ 3/10/2007 13:52  |    8
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Konami producer Koji Igarashi (Castlevania series) discusses the advantages and disadvantages of 2D gaming and more specifically -- good ole pixel art.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/10/2007 01:36  |    9
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Three 18 year olds may be on the roll of getting a $6,450 fine if a court decides that their "festive firecrackers" outside a German farm scared the mojo right out of an ostrich named Gustav. The farmer said he may have lost 14 offspring (each worth about $460) because this ostrich couldn't get in the mood.

Read the full story here.

Posted by AwesomePossum @ 3/6/2007 16:57  |    5
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A dozen middle-age and elderly men were game enough for a Dutch gym's invitation to work out nude. But they were extreemely outnumbered by the dozens of journalists watching and interviewing them. One man named Henk said "It's spectacular!". But some People in the town were concerned about the sanitation.

Read the full story here.

Posted by AwesomePossum @ 3/5/2007 19:40  |    9
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Once again, sedgemonkey f*cked up on the voting for the challenges.  While correcting the voting last week I accidentally set a "spam vote" flag for the majority of all votes tallied.  No votes were lost, but the top 3 positions in the challenge were not correct. 

I've corrected all the voting and the awards and we have new winners for both Love Machine and Chinese New Year (just announced a couple hours ago).  My deepest apologies to all who got the shaft on this:  Setzer, iSTVAN, Krysis, Ensellitis, Skeddles, Tremulant and especially ThereIsNoCure who got robbed twice.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/5/2007 01:57  |    14
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The "Love Machine" challenge winner FrankieSmileShow picked this week's challenge.  Create a pixel piece with a tower being struck by lightning.

Rules:

  • 240x240 Max
  • 16 Colours Max
The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/5/2007 00:08  |    6
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/5/2007 00:05  |    0
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IMPORTANT EDIT:  There was a big bug that was flagging the majority of votes as "spam" over the last two weeks.  I regret to inform you that the top three spots for the past two week's challenges will have to be recalculated. 

The Chinese New Year pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Year of the donkey by Tremulant
FOLLOW THE TURNIP by ThereIsNoCure
The hungry boar by FrankieSmileShow

Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Chinese New Year forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/5/2007 00:02  |    13
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In celebration of the Chinese New Year, organizers lit up a 8.1-mile string of explosives in a southern Taiwanese county Sunday, hoping to create the world's longest firecracker in a record-setting attempt expected to last two hours. The Taiwanese were trying to beat Spain's record of 7 miles.

Read the full story here.

Posted by AwesomePossum @ 3/4/2007 09:07  |    2

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