< December 2006 >

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Having issues on your Mac playing AVIs? Really annoyed that you're lead to a page with loads of componets for QuickTime but no apparent solution for your dilemma? Worry no more!! --> http://perian.org There's Perian!

Sorry if this is repeat news to some of you but I StumbledUpon this wonderful thing and I was THRILLED to find it. Now I don't have to go through the frustration of trying to find something that works. Perian works for not just AVIs but also other file extentions. And it's free! :D:D:D
Posted by Aleiav @ 12/31/2006 10:29  |    3
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I would never normally post a geeky tweak like this here, but I tried the tips for speeding up my Firefox and it worked like a charm. Browsing is drastically faster for me for previously slow sites (Digg, Penny Arcade and ESPN).  If anyone tries the Internet Explorer 7 (thx MoD) tweaks post your results in the comments.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 12/31/2006 02:32  |    4 | Source
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Sydney is a bum. And he's a bum with a problem. A new policy set in place by a joint venture between the political parties, churches and big businesses to rid the streets of homelessness and unemployment sparks the catalyst for this adventure game.
Part comedy and partially a message to the public about the problems on the streets, SFE is a highly entertaining and visually appealing adventure in a style long forgotten by modern gaming.
With story, coding and graphics by Ivan Dixon (aka iSTVAN aka me) and music by Steve Larabie (aka PB aka Pixel Blink), this is an all out pixel joint admin showcase! Not to mention it features 100% pixel graphics.

Download it here!
Posted by iSTVAN @ 12/29/2006 01:37  |    15
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The Mortal Kombat developers sure had some fun spicing up the fatalities in the third installment.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 12/29/2006 00:47  |    3
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This in depth look at the For Better or Worse process is really a terrific guide on how to produce a quality sequential art piece.  Really well worth a look even if you're not a fan of this particular comic strip.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 12/26/2006 09:33  |    2 | Source
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2007 is nearly upon us and what better way to honor the previous year than reading through dozens of "top 2006" lists:  pictures, quotes, movies, TV shows, cars, books, people, video games, inventions, search terms, albums, sports, news stories and oh so much more.

If there were a "top sex positions of 2006" article (and FSM willing there will be) you'd find it here.

Top Whatever of 2006...
Read the full post...

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 12/25/2006 02:25  |    3
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Go to www.tictacusa.com/entertainment.php -> 'tictac art' -> 'tictac art studio'

There is a nice little Flash app where you can 'pixel' with tictac mints.. you have 6 different colored mints plus an eraser tool.  If you get bored you can still play some breakout there.

Posted by tomic @ 12/24/2006 09:08  |    5
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Irish rock star and rights campaigner Bono has been awarded an honorary British knighthood, the British embassy in Dublin said.

"Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Bono to be an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to the music industry and for his humanitarian work," the embassy said in a statement.

Posted by NobleClock @ 12/23/2006 16:41  |    2
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Pixelnotes is comprised of a grid of post-it-note-like sheets with four layers of graduated grey tones mounted over a bright primary backing. The result is a constantly changing grided matrix as notes are written and removed revealing different layers. "Pixelated formations and shapes develop according to our patterns of use."
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 12/23/2006 16:22  |    1
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Shane Warne has recently announced his retirement from test cricket to come into action at the end of the boxing day test.
Posted by NobleClock @ 12/22/2006 03:38  |    0
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Super Jazz Man explores the fundamental elements of an adventure, unfolding locations with the progression of the narrative while featuring nostalgic low-color graphics. Play through four unique endings!

For more information, visit www.herculeaneffort.com today!

Posted by big brother @ 12/22/2006 13:26  |    2
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Some big companies (Internet providers) are trying to control bandwidth connection speed and provide different services with different price. Anyone who use the internet should knows and please check and support the act!!!

http://www.savetheinternet.com
Posted by bunlee @ 12/19/2006 20:02  |    8
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"The Luke Johnson Phone Experiment" surfaced on You Tube about three months ago. Since then he has received over 11,000 phone calls. He still hasn't reached his goal, so take a look at the video and see if you can help him out.


Posted by Beeblebrox @ 12/21/2006 07:55  |    4
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Two dying dolphins in China! Choaking with medics unable to help! Bao Xishun to the rescue!
Posted by Skull @ 12/15/2006 09:14  |    10
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for November 2006. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.


#1 Pixel ArtBullets, anyone? by Pawige
#2 Pixel ArtGrunt Revisited by Indigo
#3 Pixel ArtHunting for giants by Pawige
#4 Pixel ArtMANTARILLA! by Helm
#5 Pixel ArtThe Mob [Updated] by Pawige
#6 Pixel ArtFil by turbo_bnx
#7 Pixel ArtP.R.o.P. by jalonso
#8 Pixel ArtVampire by Toby
#9 Pixel ArtWelcome To Our World by exocet
#10 Pixel ArtKing of pumpkins -the awakening- by Heartless
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 12/15/2006 18:36  |    7
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CGEmpire is a relatively new site (kinda like www.cgtalk.com) however it's very small, personal, still and very helpful in game//art/music making.

They are having their third contest. One can compete in either form of pixel art, 2D or 3D (all in one division):

Winter Wonderland

They have included sponsors and prizes. The competition was announced 6 Dec , and the deadline is 31 January 07.

Posted by buloght @ 12/14/2006 13:11  |    2
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Don't forget to rate all the great pixel art that came out of November 2006 or there will be hell to pay.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 12/14/2006 14:40  |    0
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Some of you may have noticed an increase in my posting of humorous and unusual links in the shoutbox recently. This is all due to the discovery of a little thing called StumbleUpon. If you enjoy surfing the web in an effort to entertain yourself and others, this is an awesome tool. Basically you just go to the site, do a quick and simple sign up, and a toolbar is added to your browser. You get to choose from various categories you're interested in and with a simple click of the Stumble! button, you find yourself exploring the internet in a different way. Give it a thumbs up or down and it will create your personalized preferences to choose better pages to... um... stumble upon.

Check eet!
Posted by pixelblink @ 12/14/2006 11:54  |    4
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Two of the finest and most nerdgasmic shows on TV together at last. Behold! Battlestar Galactica characters drawn in the Simpsons style.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 12/13/2006 01:21  |    4 | Source
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Howdy good people.  It's time to do some housecleaning around the old Pixel Joint. I've written a script that will dump all files that do not have connections to pieces (roughly 1500).  I downloaded a backup of all files at 8:30 AM PST so if I mess anything up it's just a matter of uploading the files back up to the server.  Please send me a PM if you notice any broken image links. Thanks!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 12/12/2006 09:41  |    4
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Indie game maker Bernie, responsible for 'Cedric and the Revolution,' 'A Game with a Kitty' and its recent sequel, has just released his a new game entitled 'Reactor 09.' It's an adventure game that revolves around a convicted murderer in a high security futuristic prison and the anal prison guard employed to reform him.

It deals with slightly more adult themes than Bernie's previous games, but there are still plenty of delicious pixel graphics to appease all your pixel needs. The game makes use of an innovative ‘trust’ system that determines the outcome of play. 

Download the game here and support the indie gaming industry!

Posted by iSTVAN @ 12/11/2006 17:02  |    12
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I was just checking the Dutch Nintendo site, because today is the Wii release day in Europe (WOWIEWOAH!)

On the homepage I found Nintendo's Advent Calender (created by extra toxic) and guess what? It's a pixel art game!

The game will have 24 levels on  the 24th of December. The first 8 levels are currently unlocked and every new day a new level is accessible until x-mas.

Check it out

Posted by horcy @ 12/8/2006 03:04  |    13
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A whole lot of inspiring avatars.

Check it!

Posted by macula @ 12/8/2006 08:49  |    10
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Woodpixel comes with 100 wooden “pixel” cubes, which has 6 sides with different tone of wood. You can compose your favorite 8-bit video game character using wood - it’s days of endless fun.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 12/6/2006 22:35  |    11
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If you've ever thought you couldn't get anything good out of MSPaint - Think Again!
An amazing video, around 5 minutes, showing the speeded up construction of an accurate car, using some unique methods, and some impressive colours. - I was left in awe.
Posted by Skull @ 12/5/2006 09:14  |    53
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Can NBC reproduce another hit office sitcom imported from the UK?  They sure did a wonderful job reworking The Office for the States.  From TV Squad...

Finally, the Channel 4 series The IT Crowd is being re-developed by writer and executive producers David Guarascio and Moses Port (Just Shoot Me, Mad About You); and Joe Port and Joe Wiseman (Son of the Beach, Dilbert).
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 12/4/2006 00:51  |    3 | Source

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