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Sony is having a create a character contest for the re-release of Parappa the Rapper on the PSP.  Link HERE.
Posted by klav @ 8/24/2007 09:06  |    10
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Yahtzee, the guy who brought us some fantastic games, has started doing game reviews on The Escapist. Check it out. So when you're not totally engrossed in playing his games, check out his reviews.
Posted by pmprog @ 8/27/2007 04:43  |    3
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Are you looking to waste a few hours running around a pixel fantasy land?

Well indie game maker Nifflas might have just what you're after. He makes addictive adventure games that are largely based around exploration. The majority of the artwork is rendered in very simple pixel art. Nifflas' latest release, Knytt Stories, is a compilation of several smaller games.

Well worth the download.

Posted by iSTVAN @ 8/30/2007 07:31  |    15 | Source
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From challenge winner MichaS comes this week's challenge. Simply pixel your worst nightmare.

Rules:
  • Animations and transparency allowed, but not required.
  • Canvas max size: 240x240
  • Colour Restriction: 10 colors max
 The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/27/2007 00:11  |    15
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The Showdown at the Ol Corral pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

BANG! by jamon
Showdown at Dusk by ilkke
famous last words.. by tomic


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Showdown at the Ol Corral forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/27/2007 00:06  |    1
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Rainy Day.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/27/2007 00:06  |    2
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Seems someone has discovered that the Mario 2 released for the NES was infact stolen!
It was an exact ripoff of a game called Doki Doki Panic.

Click here to see what I'm talking about.
Now if you don't want to hear the guy bash Mario 2, and straight to what I am talking about.
Then skip right to 6mins and 30secs into the video.

You will then see the truth about Mario Bro's 2.
Posted by Souly @ 8/21/2007 16:43  |    70
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for July 2007. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.


#1 Pixel ArtThe Inner Depths of Natalie's... by Gas 13
#2 Pixel ArtThe Alkonost by MashPotato
#3 Pixel ArtLegend of Iya. Bearos walk cycle. by DarkfalzX
#4 Pixel ArtBuratino by Fool
#5 Pixel ArtAtlantis by Gas 13
#6 Pixel ArtThe Night They Returned... by The B.O.B.
#7 Pixel ArtRed Goddess by nvision
#8 Pixel ArtManga Taisen by Heartless
#9 Pixel ArtSOTC gender bender challenge! by ilkke
#10 Pixel ArtMetroidZM Starring: Sam Aaron by Orkimides
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/21/2007 00:36  |    3
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Warning, the following video might cause you to become more manly...

A guy reviews Heavenly Sword and Resident Evil 5 trailers most bodaciously.

LINK
Posted by Gil @ 8/16/2007 17:33  |    3
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Peter Stemmler and Nana Rausch, the German artists responsible for the popular pixel and vector site, Quickhoney, have been recently interviewed by the folks over at Format Magazine.

Have a read!
Posted by pixelblink @ 8/20/2007 22:18  |    12
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The 360 Panorama pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Burning_Sunrise(panorama) by raynoa
Oldskool fights back! by Starchild
Exploring Antarctica by inkspot


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the 360 Panorama forum thread for more information.
Read the full post...

Posted by pixelblink @ 8/20/2007 00:01  |    9
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From challenge winner jamon comes this week's challenge. A rainy day scene. May be any time of day. Realistic or fantasy.

Rules:
  • Canvas Size: 240 x 140 vertical or horizontal
  • Transparency: No
  • Animation: Allowed
  • Color Palette: 32 color max

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 8/20/2007 00:01  |    11
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An online game making site with over 2000 accounts and is starting to get the word out about the site. It allows developers to create their own game worlds.

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Posted by rogue pixel @ 8/18/2007 11:12  |    11
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Pixel an old fashioned western-styled showdown scene

Rules:
  • Canvas Size: 180x100
  • Colour Restriction: 16
  • Animation: no
  • Transparency: no


The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 8/13/2007 00:13  |    25
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: 360 Panorama.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by pixelblink @ 8/13/2007 00:10  |    14
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The Aussie Aussie Aussie! pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

The Black Fella by iSTVAN
KOALA BEAM!!! by Rynen10K
World Heavyweight by Skull


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Aussie Aussie Aussie! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 8/13/2007 00:10  |    5
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Finally, there is an online gif animator from the cool cats at www.iaza.com.
This brand new online tool with all the needed features is available.
Just make your frames and upload, set timing and thats it.

Read the full post...

Posted by jalonso @ 8/12/2007 15:42  |    24
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From challenge winner GingerStu comes this week's panorama challenge. Pixel a panoramic scene, interior or exterior, with seamless edges. The scene must contain reflections. Reflections may be in mirrors, water, shiny metals, etc.

Rules:
  • Must be one complete scene and not split into comic panels or used as sprite strip.
  • Seamless match on the ends to achieve 360º
  • Panorama height cannot exceed 120 pixels high.
  • Panorama length cannot exceed 640 pixels wide.
  • No transparency
  • Animations allowed
  • 16 colors maximum
EXAMPLE 360 Panorama

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Don't forget that the winner of this week's challenge will have their work featured as a Daily Deviation at deviantArt!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/6/2007 00:08  |    10
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The Dive In pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

DowNY by jamon
Atlantis by Gas 13
Anemonopolis by miascugh


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Dive In forum thread for more information.
Read the full post...

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/6/2007 00:05  |    14
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/6/2007 00:05  |    0
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In the attempt to bring pixel art out of the dumpster at deviantArt, Shonegold and I have been burning the midnight oil (well, not at the same time since we are on opposite sides of the earth).  Many ideas have been coming up, and Shonegold has come up with a winner...

Starting now, any person who wins the weekly competition here at PJ, will also recieve a Daily Deviation IF they have a dA account and submit their piece.

Day by day, dA is starting to get back into the Pixel Art game...
Posted by Ensellitis @ 8/4/2007 06:01  |    24

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