< April 2005 >

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Howdy peeps.  We are going to be slowly migrating Pixel Joint to another server.  There might be some down periods for the site while we transfer files and the database, but no data will be lost. Just wanted to keep y'all informed.

My email domain is actually down right now so if you get a bounce back don't worry about it.  Should have it fixed in short order.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/30/2005 11:30  |    5
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Follks over at www.deviantart.com must love us pixelartists because they've devoted a whole issue of TWENTY to us. Featured are 20 active pixel artists in deviantart. I must say that I'm honored and humbled to be a part of the list. Do check it out and visit the other featured pixel artists homepages.

Read the article at http://news.deviantart.com/article/17443/

Posted by pixelblink @ 4/29/2005 16:52  |    6
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Bullet Tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones) will most likely be playing the part of the Juggernaut in the upcoming X-men film. Can't wait to see how they pull that character off on the big screen.

Matthew Vaughn on X-Men 3 & Stardust

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/28/2005 11:39  |    2
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If you are struggling with making GIF files transparent this is the tutorial for you. It references a completely free graphics application so everyone should be able to make their GIFs transparent.

Go to the tutorials section for all this and more courtesy of the benevolent pixelblink.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/28/2005 11:51  |    12
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Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

For those who have been missing Family Guy since it's cancelation after only 3 seasons, buckle up... because it's coming back with a new season this Sunday 9/8c ON FOX! Immediately following will be the second episode of the all new American Dad (by the creators of Family Guy).

In the words of Quagmire: Giggidy-goo... allll right!

http://www.fox.com/familyguy/

http://www.fox.com/americandad/

Posted by pixelblink @ 4/28/2005 13:06  |    15
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Check it out!

Personally, I think this is the best footage of the movie yet, and it looks very very cool. From what we can see here, part of the movie will explain Bruce Wayne's backstory, which hasn't been done on film yet. The costume looks wicked cool!

Can't wait to see the real thing.
Posted by Dejital @ 4/28/2005 17:54  |    3
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The biggest update this time around is the 'Weekly Showcase'.  We added this to give some extra attention to new pixel art pieces that are rated high.  This helps to counteract some of the issues of "bumping".  Other updates...

  • Updated the gallery viewer... added a five row option.
  • Added six new smiles to the forum and comments section (thx Blueberry_pie!)
  • Lightened main background color.
  • Added a feature page for the "L'il Dudes" Project -- more information to come on that.
  • We also updated the Pixel Joint link banners with iSTVAN's bitchin' nerd.

Whew!  We're well on our way to getting this site in shape.  Hellz yeah!

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/27/2005 17:04  |    4
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Holy flirking shnit! Graphic powerhouses  Adobe and Macromedia are joining forces.  I wonder which apps will get favor under this new arrangement. Hmmmm.

Check out Adobe's press release for more info.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/20/2005 14:38  |    3
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In an effort to make the site easier to use we've made a few small changes...

  • Consolidated the disjointed gallery views of Pixel Joint (newest, highest rated, ordered by letter, etc.) into a single page. Simply click on the Gallery tab to access all the pixel art views now.
  • Replaced A to Z section with Features section so the goodies of the site are all in a single place.
  • Tightened the Header text so it doesn't take up quite so much room. 
  • Created a skin file for the WYSIWYG.
  • Updated a few of the styles so hopefully the site is slightly more pleasant to look at.
  • Cleaned up a couple ugly Firefox specific design issues.

We'll be moving forward with a few new features soon including special awards, pixel projects, a contributor page and pixel artist interviews. Stay tuned.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/19/2005 17:50  |    5
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The USDA added some tools today to target the recommended diet of a person based on age, gender and activity level.  I've been trying to eat better and get my ass in shape so this site was quite a nice suprise.  I guess they had to try something to help level off the escalating obesity problem in America.

Check out MyPyramid.gov to find out what you should be eating.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/19/2005 19:58  |    4
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I was browsing chrisdiclerico.com's excellent blog today and came across an interesting site for all you artists out there...

It's called Draw a pig personality test and the whole concept seems a bit whacky, but I'm definitely going to give it a try later. I love the idea that you can learn something about a person by analyzing a drawing of a pig.  

You can post your results in the comments section if you happen to do it.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/19/2005 20:37  |    2
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Added a WYSIWYG editor to the comments, links and news sections so you can add your own formatting without having to know HTML or BBS code!  Huzzah!

The kickass editor will be listed under the upcoming contributor section of Pixel Joint so you can install it on your own site.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/18/2005 17:50  |    5
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Members can now submit their favorite links regarding anything to do with pixel art... tutorials, exhibits, galleries, collaborations, communities, artists, etc.

Check out the links section for more links and info.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/15/2005 17:10  |    4
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This ConceptArt.org thread is several months old, but I just had to post it anyway. Thundercats gets an awful lot of attention and the wildly popular Transformers and GI Joe cartoons were left out completely (unless I missed something). Quite odd.

Where's my Optimus Prime suckaz?

Check eeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/14/2005 23:05  |    4
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Microsoft has decided to reveal its next generation Xbox game console on MTV ahead of E3 this year.

Check it!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/12/2005 09:28  |    2
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An exciting new project is the works. It's called The Joint and it's an isometric apartment building that you can create your own room for. Currently, we are discussing all the options in our forums and we'd love to have your input before the launch.
All you iso pixelists get over to the forums now!
Posted by pixelblink @ 4/11/2005 21:20  |    1
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Our beloved pixelblink has created three cool pixel art tutorials for all you suckas out there who are thirsting for smarts.

Bone up!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/10/2005 23:41  |    2
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Ahh, sweet gaming memories are coming to Los Angeles this April.

i am 8-bit gathers the talents of over 100 of the world's top artists to put their memories to paper, canvas, wood, or somewhere in-between, recalling those oh so fond gaming moments from the era when pixels reigned king.

Read more and get information about the gallery...

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/2/2005 15:27  |    1
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Pixel Joint plans to march straight to Ottawa and put an end to the tyrannical rule Canada has enjoyed over the good people of the USA. Those filthy Canucks have oppressed us long enough. Raze their cities, seize their hockey skates, eat their bacon and salt the earth! Let no moose be spared form your indignant wrath!

In other news... please enjoy an entertaining list of the top 100 April Fools pranks.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/1/2005 08:03  |    12

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