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From Boing Boing:
Those uncontested kings of pixel-based eye-candy, eBoy, have created an astoundingly beautiful new poster called FooBar, and it's an homage to all things webalicious. It's fun looking for your favorite Web brands (Boing Boing and Make are both in it!), and imagine the memories it will evoke when you look at it 20 years from now.

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Posted by Ripped Monkey @ 11/30/2006 16:10  |    11 | Source
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Bernie from Fallen Angel Industries has released his latest platformer today: Darkside Adventures.

The story: No time for vacations when you're the Imp King's Arch-Chancellor, oh no! How about you go on a quest to find the king's girlfriend's lost crown instead? And shoot stars at stuff? And also save the world? And kick some koala butt along the way?

Darkside Adventures borrows some gameplay elements from Super Mario Bros. 2 (with the whole pick-up-things-and-throw-them-away deal) and pulls it off rather nicely. It's also possible to go back to earlier levels so you can get previously unreachable bonus items, which adds a nice amount of replay value. Plus, the game has some excellent pixel art graphics similar to Bernie's other platforming effort A Game with a Kitty.

I haven't played a whole lot of the game yet but so far it's pretty good. Check eet on Bernie's website.
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 11/26/2006 05:56  |    3
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"By leveraging its industry-leading AI technology and years of Counter-Strike development experience, Turtle Rock is building upon the elements that make Counter-Strike successful and applying them to Left 4 Dead. What Counter-Strike did for multiplayer action games, Left 4 Dead will do for co-op games."

Sounds like your typical marketing hype, but here comes the goods... from the artwork it appears that this is a co-op game fighting hordes of zombies.  Awwww yeah.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/25/2006 12:11  |    4
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A new theme for PixelJoint.  It's a tribute to the forum colors of Pixelation made by yours truly.

Check it out in themes.
Posted by Equinoxx @ 11/21/2006 06:23  |    10
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The nerdgasmic British show The IT Crowd has included leet-speak as a subtitle option. It's only available for Europe (regoin locked), but a US version is apparently on the way. 
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/17/2006 09:16  |    3 | Source
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Bits to Die For sells a line of stunning video game inspired scarves with pixel art from Lode Runner, Pong, Space Invaders, Defender and others.  Sweet.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/17/2006 09:03  |    7 | Source
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for October 2006. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.


#1 Pixel ArtKraken vs. Vikings by ThereIsNoCure
#2 Pixel ArtAlien VS The Mummy by Snake
#3 Pixel ArtClanrats Platformer Mockup by buloght
#4 Pixel ArtLight Fantastic by cocefi
#5 Pixel ArtStar Wars characters by ElectroNico
#6 Pixel Artbps lava lamp by tomic
#7 Pixel ArtGremlins VS Critters by DarkfalzX
#8 Pixel ArtBugseum by jalonso
#9 Pixel ArtWrong tape by Gas 13
#10 Pixel ArtDance Pumpkin, Dance. by Larwick
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/15/2006 15:35  |    13
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Please take some time to rate all the spectacular pixel work that came out of October.  There's quite a few Pixelween participants currently represented in the top 10 right now and rightly so.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/14/2006 08:13  |    5
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I have no idea where the hell these freaky cat pictures come from, but damn if they aren't a kneeslapping good time.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/12/2006 12:29  |    12 | Source
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/Film has released news detailing that Paul W.S. Anderson is set to write and direct Castlevania, the movie based on the popular Konami video game series. As far as Mania is concerned, the movie has been in production since the middle of this year. I'm assuming with a release for 2007. Anderson, who has directed such see-saw films such as AVP and Resident Evil is sure to have either a major bomb or a major money maker on his hands. If anything, I'm certain it will breathe new life into the Castlevania video game franchise.
Posted by pixelblink @ 11/10/2006 22:59  |    8
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Alan Moore's classic Watchmen comic is coming to the big screen and director Zack Snyder is determined to keep the 1985 setting (with Richard Nixon as US President) intact for the film adaptation. Huzzah!

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/10/2006 14:20  |    4
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I must say this Pixelween was a smashing success. There were 29 entries this year and the overall quality was much, much higher than last year's competition. A few PJ mods voted and the following pieces came away as winners...

  1. Alien vs The Mummy by Snake
  2. Gremlins vs. Critters by DarkfalzX  
  3. WoTW vs. KKfOS by The B.O.B.

It was an extremely close race for every spot and several other pieces deserve recognition.  Your excellent work will live on in the gallery long after you're rotting in the ground.  Kudos!

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/3/2006 15:43  |    13
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I don't think this story needs much more than a quote:

Public Law 109-364, or the "John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007" (H.R.5122) (2), which was signed by the commander in chief on October 17th, 2006, in a private Oval Office ceremony, allows the President to declare a "public emergency" and station troops anywhere in America and take control of state-based National Guard units without the consent of the governor or local authorities, in order to "suppress public disorder."

Read more about it here...  Hey Canada, still have any vacancy?
Posted by Ensellitis @ 11/2/2006 22:48  |    13
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Bobby Chiu, conceptual artists, releases several helpful digital painting videos on Youtube showing his approach and artistic philosophes.  Check 'em out here.

Posted by Gnarf @ 11/1/2006 17:24  |    2

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