< May 2007 >

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"A cognitive bias is something that our minds commonly do to distort our own view of reality. Here are the 26 most studied and widely accepted cognitive biases.

Oh and, by the way, you’ll never be able to truly gauge any of the biases you might be operating under since it’s not possible to accurately observe a system you’re part of. Now, get out there and delude yourself!"

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Posted by Ensellitis @ 5/29/2007 07:40  |    8
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Sony have developed the thinnest television to date - only 0.3 millimeters thick!  A very short video, but totally worth the watch for this breakthrough technology.
Posted by Skull @ 5/28/2007 03:33  |    12
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Looking to give back to PJ a little bit?  Here is your chance.  I am assembling a team, a "PJ mod squad" if you will...

I need 3 individuals to help in investigations of questionable pixel art.  You will track down sources of suspected rips, color reductions, and non pixel art.
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Posted by Ensellitis @ 5/27/2007 09:16  |    36
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Beauty is about more than being skinny, having perfect skin and hair, ripped muscles or big breasts, more than being new, shiny and perfectly formed. Portray a person or object from every day life that does not conform to classic standards of beauty, but in a beautiful way.
  • 32 colours max
  • Transparency & animation optional
  • NO canvas restriction
The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Ensellitis @ 5/28/2007 00:20  |    14
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The Food Stamps pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Food Stamp by ilkke
HlebNashNasushni by pain
A large blue man eating a burger as chocolate drips on one of four arms by Tremulant


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Food Stamps forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/28/2007 00:03  |    12
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/28/2007 00:03  |    10
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A Marvel Comics hero is giving George Washington some company on the quarter, but the U.S. Mint doesn't think the stunt is so super.  To promote the upcoming film "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," 20th Century Fox and The Franklin Mint altered 40,000 U.S. quarters to feature the character.

The U.S. Mint said in a news release Friday that it learned of the promotional quarter this week and advised the studio and The Franklin Mint they were breaking the law. It is illegal to turn a coin into an advertising vehicle, and violators can face a fine. 

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Posted by Art_Sempai @ 5/25/2007 21:43  |    5
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You might've noticed that profile and pixelart (and a few other things) is inaccessible at the moment.  This is due to me forgetting to register a product on the new web server.  Unfortunately, I will not be able to fix this issue until 7PM PST.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Edit: FINALLY FIXED!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/23/2007 12:31  |    3
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In Japan, an international award ceremony for anime and manga has just been created, which artists all over the world are able to participate in. The prizes include visiting Japan for 10 days and meeting anime artists.
Posted by OMGFossil @ 5/22/2007 14:17  |    0
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This week's challenge was created by weekly challenge winner DoMINo.  Create a character for a fighting game with a standing animation.

Example 1 | Example 2


  • Only original characters.
  • Must be humanoid character. (doesn't matter if its a robot or a monster, but must be humanoid)
  • 32 colour maximum (counting transparency)
  • Transparent background
  • Minimum size: 60 x 120
  • Maximum size: 100 x 150
The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/21/2007 00:07  |    21
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The Good vs. Evil pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

AAARGH! by jamon
A demon inside by Gas 13
GOOD by ilkke


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Good vs. Evil forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/21/2007 00:06  |    6
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Food Stamps.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/21/2007 00:06  |    6
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Recently, there has been some “confusion” as to what pixel art is here, and what is and isn’t allowed to be submitted into the gallery.  Furthermore, once and for all, the staff are going to define what pixel art is defined as here on Pixel Joint.  Other sites and even within our community definitions do vary. Because it leads to confusion and because the pixelart artform is what we all should be focused on as a community, we will begin being slightly stricter than we have been in the past.
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Posted by Ensellitis @ 5/17/2007 17:16  |    50
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Create a character using a DS Lite design tool and you can have your creation appear in a THQ game and win a $500 prize in addition to various other goodies courtesty of IGN. 

More details here...

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/17/2007 13:23  |    18
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for April 2007. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.
 
#1 Pixel ArtWarrior of Light by Wayuki
#2 Pixel Artilkke in the woods by jamon
#3 Pixel ArtTotemTree by pain
#4 Pixel ArtMy forest scene by MichaS
#5 Pixel ArtJamon in the woods by ilkke
#6 Pixel ArtCMYNRGB Draaaagon by MichaS
#7 Pixel ArtHe who must not be named by Helm
#8 Pixel ArtPray Forgiveness, O My Brothers!... by Tremulant
#9 Pixel ArtLight and Twilight by Ahruon
#10 Pixel ArtTake My Hand by Lawrence
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/16/2007 17:32  |    5
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For all you Mike Judge fans, and kids too young to remember: the genius of Beavis and Butt-head.
Posted by utt73 @ 5/16/2007 17:03  |    6
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Wednesday May 16, Microsoft will release a 2-D shooter called "Aegis Wing"  that a few interns made last summer.  The download is completely FREE but only available to residents in the USA and only for a limited time.
Posted by klav @ 5/14/2007 19:31  |    13
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The Character Selection Menu pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

RPG Tetris - Weekly Challenge by DoMINo
Lt.Qrajber by pain
Agent BlackOlive by jamon


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Character Selection Menu forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/14/2007 00:01  |    0
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Good vs. Evil.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/14/2007 00:01  |    15
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From Gas13 comes this challenge:
  • Make a food related stamp using the provided template.
  • Add your country name to your stamp 
  • Stamp templates (80x96 or 160x96)
Your stamp will also be showcased in PJs PixelStamps Project.  If you want your stamp to also appear at PixelStamps send your site URL (pixeljoint account is ok), coords, font and color for stamp price description to pixelstamps@gmail.com

See the official PixelStamps site for details.
See the FAQs for help with determining price coordinates.
Forum thread with lots of helpful details can be found here.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/14/2007 00:01  |    17
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GamePro presents an intriguing list of influential games although I'm completely shocked that they missed Herzog Zwei which was the start of an entire genre (Real Time Strategy)?
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/12/2007 16:08  |    27
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We now officially have 10,000 members who've signed up at ye olde Pixel Joint.  That's gotta be good for something right?

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/10/2007 18:05  |    24
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We are on our way to the delivery, my second child is about to pop out

PB addtional: I almost thought to delete this before realizing that this was more than just some random babble being sent in. I think this is a great opportunity to wish DrZool and his newest addition a boatload of congrats! Cheers to the proud papa!
Posted by drZool @ 5/9/2007 22:00  |    26
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The Earthday Tribute pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

My forest scene by MichaS
ilkke in the woods by jamon
TotemTree by pain


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Earthday Tribute forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/7/2007 00:02  |    16
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From the winner of the Game Tile challenge, Doppleganger comes this week's challenge: 'Good vs. Evil'. Choose a palette, good or evil and then sprite a scene portraying good or evil. This means your scene will either be good or evil -- not a mix.



  • Must use all 6 colors from the same palette, good or evil (not a mix)
  • Canvas Size is 144x192 or 192x144
  • Must be a scene portraying good or evil depending on the palette you chose.
The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/7/2007 00:02  |    23
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Researchers are exploring new technologies that could allow cameras to use less sensors and extrapolate data as opposed to the way current cameras work by using millions of sensors and compressing data, as well as cameras that can see wavelengths outside the visible spectrum.
Posted by HMC @ 4/29/2007 12:58  |    4
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Nintendo has officially released a list of titles heading to the Land of the Rising Sun for 2007. Th list includes:

  • Donkey Kong Taru Jet Race (DK Jet or DK Bongo Blast, US) - June 28, 2007
  • Wii Health Pack -- 2007
  • Disaster: Day of Crisis - 2007
  • Mario Party 8 - 2007
  • Project H.A.M.M.E.R. - 2007
  • Wii Music - 2007
  • Super Mario Galaxy - 2007
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl - 2007
  • Battalion Wars II - 2007
  • Forever Blue - 2007
  • Mario Strikers Charged - 2007
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption - 2007
  • Mario and Sonic at the Olympics - 2007

Keep in mind this is just a Japanese list, so not everything is certain to hit American shores this year. And a few titles already out in Japan will be hitting the States this year that aren't on the list such as Pokemon: Battle Revolution (June).

Check out IGN's article for more info: http://wii.ign.com/articles/784/784665p1.html

Posted by halfDemon @ 4/30/2007 20:32  |    13

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