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Well as the heading say this is American Dad Vs Family Guy Kung Fu....

If, like me, you enjoy the cartoons then you will be mildly amused by this game, great characters, poor gameplay and not enough special moves, but hey!, you can't win em' all!!

Mostly done in flash and therefore not really pixel related until you get to the end boss, play it and see!

Posted by HawkTheSlayer @ 4/29/2006 22:03  |    6
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Electronic Art's John Schappert talks about how EA is dedicating an entire separate group just for Revolution development.  The article delves into how they are taking the newest Madden game and totally revamping the gameplay to take advantage of the innovative controller.  With the DS and the upcoming Revolution it looks like NIntendo is determined to move games away from good old fashioned button mashing.  Goodie.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/28/2006 08:32  |    1
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I finally checked web stats for the first time since August 2005 (yeah, I know I'm a slacker).  From August 2005 to April 2006 our traffic has gone up 308% and our traffic is up 781% since April 2005.  Yay! 

According to my astute calculations we should have more traffic than the rest of the internet combined sometime next month. 

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/28/2006 09:13  |    10
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Posted by Setzer @ 4/28/2006 09:21  |    11
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If you have any love for ironic nostalgia drop what you are doing right now and check out this 1985 anti-drug music video featuring everyone's favorite crackwhore diva and the steroid pumping governor of Shwartzeneggia.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/28/2006 12:36  |    3 | Source
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I stumbled on this little gem and thought I would share it with you guys, seeing as we are all pretty rooted to the world of  8 or 16-bit  in our own way,

http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2686716

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Posted by HawkTheSlayer @ 4/26/2006 22:41  |    2
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The Global Mosaic is a massively multiplayer live canvas, made of 1,000 colorful tiles that form collaborative artworks. When someone moves a tile, everyone else can see it move in real-time on their screens. It's a lot of fun and rather addictive!

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Posted by blake10 @ 4/25/2006 23:21  |    4
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This giant Tetris game was created using “eleven custom-built circuit boards, a twelve-story data network, a personal computer running Linux, a radio-frequency video game controller, and over 10,000 Christmas lights”. It took over five months of planning and can be seen off Interstate 95 in Rhode Island.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/24/2006 10:08  |    5 | Source
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Just a reminder that creating dummy accounts to spam ratings will get you a perma-ban.  While we don't exactly have the NSA monitoring the usage at PJ we're not total freaking idiots either.  

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/24/2006 16:00  |    7
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This isn't exactly pixel art news, but Diesel Sweeties (started in 2000) certainly is a cool pixel art comic strip.  Diesel Sweeties was featured on Boing Boing for including the Boinger Xeni in a strip. 

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/21/2006 15:55  |    5 | Source
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For a kid growing up with Marvel Comics in the 1980s this short little video is like a delicious slice of memory pie. Yum.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/20/2006 10:37  |    3 | Source
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Paul Robertson has released his amazingly complex pixel art animation, Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006, done in the style of a 2D sidescrolling action game, complete with blood, crazed octopi, and zombie babies.
Posted by HMC @ 4/20/2006 11:44  |    12
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OK, I try to avoid politics and religion whenever possible in the news section, but George W. Bush's abysmal approval ratings in the US (33%) and abroad seems to be reaching new lows. The new Rolling Stone cover with a caricature of a dunce George Dubya really poses an interesting question:

Is George W. Bush  the worst President in United States history or just the worst President anyone can remember? Discuss.  

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/20/2006 15:22  |    46 | Source
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Scott Johnson's newest ExtraLife comic strip reminds me that E3 in Los Angeles is coming up quick (May 10-12).  Any of you pixel people gonna attend? 

I've reposted my bitchy rants about the event below.  Keep in mind that I scramble to get tickets to the show year after year so I must get something out of it... 

Read the full post...

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/18/2006 11:34  |    5
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Having 5000 members register at Pixel Joint seems like an important milestone even thought the vast majority of members don't do anything once they sign up. It's nice to see that so many people are interested in a dedicated pixel art gallery. Hopefully with the help of other pixel communities like Pixelopolis/Pixelation and deviantArt (specifically halfliquid) we can keep interest in pixel art going strong for years to come. 

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/17/2006 09:20  |    17
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for March 2006. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.


#1 Pixel ArtOrcs! by big brother
#2 Pixel Arttribal pep pig/miascugh collab by miascugh
#3 Pixel ArtSinful Rose by Ahruon
#4 Pixel ArtLook At My Stars by Monsoon2D
#5 Pixel ArtCandy Corp. by miascugh
#6 Pixel ArtWerewolf by Ahruon
#7 Pixel ArtAttack transport by dm404
#8 Pixel ArtI live in a leaf by happip
#9 Pixel ArtHardcore robot facials! by Blick
#10 Pixel ArtCoral Room by jalonso
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/17/2006 14:51  |    13
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Noitu Love and the Army of Grinning Darns is a recently released game, and boy is it awesome. It's a 2D fighting platformer with great gameplay, clever boss battles and some very nice retro-styled pixel art as well.

I'm not too good at descriptions like this, so just check out these screenshots and download the game.

Screenshot 1
Screenshot 2
Screenshot 3
Screenshot 4

Download eet!

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 4/13/2006 09:33  |    7
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The terrific classic video game art contest is all over folks and the winner is posted for all to see.  If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area from April 19 - May 19 drop on by Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight on Melrose to see the exhibition up close. I'm definitely going to try and make it to the opening reception on April 18th.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/12/2006 07:22  |    2 | Source
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Blogger Chris DiClerico has been posting blog entries and Flickr photos regularly for the past few weeks about his transition to Dubai. I've been checking out Chris DiClerico's blog for some time now (great f-it-all attitude, fun links and some pixel work to boot) and now that he's moved to Dubai I've been checking in a few times a week. 

DiClerico's blog covers everything from subletting his apartment and the going away party in New York to getting around firewalls in Dubai and what a Kenny Roger's Roasters sign looks like in Arabic.

Read the full post...

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/10/2006 12:17  |    3
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That's right, he's daring for making a game involving the murder of Joystiq bloggers. Although many will agree that JT doesn't needs anymore attention, this could be a great chance to show off some pixel game graphics.

http://www.joystiq.com/2006/04/05/kill-joystiq-win-swag/

Posted by TheRat @ 4/6/2006 10:12  |    7
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We're upgrading the SQL server so PJ will be offline for 20-30 minutes tonight (hopefully).  For those of you with mail accounts the mail server will probably be down for a few minutes around 11:00 PM PST.  Sorry for the inconvenience.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/5/2006 21:26  |    2
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Some countries have stamps with presidents, national monuments, flora, ancient artifacts, and overall pretty pictures. Japan, however, is going in a different direction with new Super Mario Bros. stamps soon to be released! These stamps will have memorable Super Mario Bros. characters and items. For just $27 you can grab all ten of them in a pretty cool case. Check em out!
Posted by Dejital @ 4/3/2006 13:13  |    5
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or at least he saved some folks from a strange series of events. This awesome 8 minute short film will give you insight as to the true power of a turntablist. Check out doubleedgefilms then click on Spin at the top and then click Watch It at the bottom left. Can you say "aww yeah"? Hells yes!

Posted by pixelblink @ 4/1/2006 01:06  |    2
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A full preview is up for the 9/11 movie United 93.  Is it too soon? Is it exploitation?  Will the movie be any good? There's a lot of mixed feelings surrounding this flick.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/1/2006 11:42  |    0
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We recently decided to just say eff all this pixel art crap here at Pixel Joint.  From now on we're a clearinghouse for anything you gots. Submit your doodles, photos of your cat, cheesy poems, dirty chat transcripts, whatever!  We're going to take Deviant Art head on baby and we're gonna bury those bitches!

Edit:  For those very irate people who sent me PMs, this is an April Fool's joke.  Pixel Joint DOES NOT want rips, doodles, photos of your cat, cheesy poems (we do however want your dirty chat transcripts).
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/1/2006 22:39  |    23

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