< August 2006 >

OK, today was the last straw with all the stupid forum login problems. One of our own freaking admins was locked out and I think it's about time we got this solved. If anyone has a forum login issue please send me a PM and we'll try and get this fixed once and for all.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/31/2006 22:50  |    0

It was the summer of 1996 when Mike and Craig first drew The Homestar Runner on that fateful afternoon. Now, ten years later, Homestar is everyone's second favorite web-cartoon character! In honor of his 10th Birthday, a cartoon has been made along with a sale on everything with a homestar theme, not StrongBad, not Trogdor, but the one and only Homestar.

Vist HomestarRunner.com

The 10th Anniversary Toon

Posted by Craddik @ 8/31/2006 12:18  |    3

Apparently, Americans aren't the only ones upset with current president George W. Bush. In Toronto, on September 10, the movie, Death of a President, is a "fictional documentery" featuring the president of the United States's death. I can't wait to see his response, if the movie will even be able to be released in the US, that is.

Posted by halfDemon @ 8/31/2006 20:09  |    2
Part one of two faux training videos for Microsoft UK employees featuring Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in their roles from the BBC version of The Office. 
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/30/2006 09:59  |    3
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/30/2006 09:07  |    5
I kid you not. Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is being made to watch his appearance in cult cartoon South Park while he is behind bars. Talk about adding insult to injury.
Posted by HMC @ 8/29/2006 17:12  |    9
Across europe during October? Dont miss the 8th Contemporary Art Fair at the Congressional Center of Zurich. Drawing, paintings, sculptures, light installations, young korean art ... although there seems to be no pixel art , it might be an interesting visit. Details.
Posted by d-p @ 8/29/2006 04:19  |    0
While PJ doesn't condone any criminal activity, we feel that you should be informed on the latest techniques in order to protect yourself from crime

This video provides you with information on how criminals can obtain a "bump keys" and how they utilize them. However, be aware that "bump keying" is completely useless against safes, so criminals have developed further techniques in order to break into them.

Together we can prevent crime!
Posted by Akira @ 8/26/2006 21:06  |    10
Sure the RAZR looks hot...  Sure those smartphones are like having a computer built into your phone...  But EVERYONE has one now a days...

So what can you do to stand out in the crowd?  Make yourself a bananular phone of course.

Even badgers want one...
Posted by Ensellitis @ 8/26/2006 18:45  |    3
These guys set the world record for CPU overclock. 

The system had a standard Intel Pentium 4 (3.06Ghz).  After a visit from our good ol friend liquid nitrogen, they got it overclocked to 5.25Ghz, and with a cool core temperature of -196°C (-320.8°F).
Posted by Ensellitis @ 8/26/2006 19:05  |    7
Anyone familiar with Ong Bak's Tony Jaa knows this cat can whip some serious ass and his latest movie The Protector (trailer) looks to up the Thai style action quite a bit. 
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/26/2006 10:46  |    1
Weird Al is the master of parody and joke songs. With his talent he has been going strong since the early 80's. I can forsee another great album worth 'buying'.
Posted by 2dgamers @ 8/24/2006 05:58  |    3
See all the different TF2 characters in action (2nd video down the page) along with other cool Half-Life 2: Episode 2 goodies.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/24/2006 23:16  |    7
Ensellitis recently had a sit down with the ISO and background master, the bug only known as Jalonso, to dissect his brain and see what makes it tick, and boy was it interesting to say the least...
Read the full post...

Posted by Ensellitis @ 8/24/2006 17:34  |    37
Astronomers have voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet. About 2,500 scientists meeting in Prague have adopted historic new guidelines that see the small, distant world demoted to a secondary category. The researchers said Pluto failed to dominate its orbit around the Sun in the same way as the other planets. The International Astronomical Union's (IAU) decision means textbooks will now have to describe a Solar System with just eight major planetary bodies. Pluto, which was discovered in 1930 by the American Clyde Tombaugh, will be referred to as a "dwarf planet".
Posted by Lawrence @ 8/24/2006 11:28  |    19
Arrays of thousands of tiny "super prisms" controlled by robotic muscles could bring real colour to TV screens for the first time, scientists say. The devices, known as electrically tunable diffraction gratings, have been built by researchers in Switzerland. They manipulate light to reproduce the full spectrum of colours on screen, impossible using existing technology.
Posted by Lawrence @ 8/21/2006 02:47  |    3
Would you have a modding like your favourite cartoon characters?. A russian guy made Leela from Futurama to be his modding in a party. You can see how made it in the photographic gallery : http://mobbit.info/item/1704
Posted by Sgrum @ 8/21/2006 02:58  |    6

A new movement is raising in the USA against possibles actions planned by the main Netservers, which threaten to regulate a web traffic based on $$$. To lead this movement for free Net, are selected three Net "stars" very-well known: Tron, Peter Pan and an odd woman who I don´t kown about. Click on "the video" to see the protest song (there are some guest stars).


Posted by Sgrum @ 8/21/2006 13:14  |    7
Hooray for pixel graphics in child toys, but is PixelChix  the promotion that pixel artists waited for? "Charming" monochrome pixel graphics on plastic toys for young girls combined with several animations and sound. Visit the product page, watch the tv spot and form your own opinion.
Posted by d-p @ 8/20/2006 08:45  |    9
Just a quick announcement that there is a new poll in the forum.  What is the funniest COMPUTER (not console) game of all time?
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/16/2006 07:58  |    1
The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for July 2006. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

#1 Pixel ArtSkaven Battle Line by buloght
#2 Pixel ArtAdam and Eve by Fool
#3 Pixel ArtAnimation: Run Mario, RUUUN!!! by Orkimides
#4 Pixel ArtFishing Ogre by Gunstar_Red
#5 Pixel ArtAlcofribas, animated by FrankieSmileShow
#6 Pixel ArtEagles' character portrait by Wolverine
#7 Pixel ArtFactory Level by jalonso
#8 Pixel ArtEve by Helm
#9 Pixel ArtMental Runoff by Tremulant
#10 Pixel Artevoke 2005 theme by tomic
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/15/2006 07:12  |    10
Perhaps the most ingenius used for those VHS tapes ever. Another crazy, yet brilliant japanese video.
From what seems to be, television show BakuTen.
Posted by Skull @ 8/13/2006 12:46  |    8
Lots of people feel inspired by movies and computer games, but instead of just pixeling Sakakibara Kikai simply build a real kind of mechwarrior thing. The machine looks nice and the neigbours will start to greet you for sure. Videos can be found on the product website.
Posted by d-p @ 8/13/2006 13:48  |    2
Awards will be handed out for July's top pixel art on Tuesday. Make sure you rate your favorite pixel art for the month before then.  Don't be afraid to dig deeper than the first page ya lazy bum.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/12/2006 12:29  |    3
This video of a monkey riding a dog will change your life forever.  And if that doesn't strike your fancy how about a Taco John ad featuring the duo.

Note: That monkey has been riding dogs for 15 freaking years and I'm just hearing about it now?!  How is that possible?
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/12/2006 20:21  |    2 | Source
Every day for three years and not a single smile, pretty depressing. Watch.
Posted by Dejital @ 8/10/2006 23:26  |    13

We are a group of Megaman Fans who are developing a Megaman game for Gameboy Advance. The project started in 2003, and on August 14th we will release a new demo on our website that can be run in a GBA emulator for those who want to play it.  

Our project involves a lot of sprite art, and the whole game is original and created by us. The only thing we’ve borrowed is the name and character Megaman and Alouette.

After the demo has been released, we will hold different competitions for spriters. We may also ask talented spriters if they’d be willing to help us out. If you find this project interesting then please take a look at our website. This is to my knowledge the first game developed for Gameboy Advance by non-professional people that use new and original graphics and music, and it’s a lot of fun to add. 


Posted by Lysekoid @ 8/9/2006 00:25  |    4

Bizarre little flight sim...


Posted by eghost @ 8/9/2006 13:55  |    7
Microsoft's Photosynth takes collections of images, analyses them for similarities, and then displays them in a reconstructed 3D space.

The technology works by scanning collections of photographs, which can be taken from different cameras at different times. It picks out distinctive features in each image and cross-references them against the other photographs, checking for similarities.

This allows it to pinpoint a feature's 3D position and to also calculate where the position of the camera would have been when the picture was taken.

Posted by Lawrence @ 8/6/2006 09:06  |    7

"We considered each year as a whole, looking at how many great games came out, just how great each was, and even how they play today. And our final results shocked even us."

Click here!

Posted by 2dgamers @ 8/6/2006 15:00  |    6
Who would have thought that many of us older gamers could relive our childhood memories online? Click here to play those old games of NES, Sega, GameBoy, etc. (Emulator not required!)
Posted by 2dgamers @ 8/6/2006 22:32  |    8
Take a look at some of the most important games ever made. Click here to see the top 50!
Posted by 2dgamers @ 8/6/2006 22:41  |    7
Just a quick announcement that there is a new poll in the forum.  What is the funniest console game of all time?
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/5/2006 07:50  |    14

Traverse City Film Festival had a preview screening of the new Borat movie based on the popular character from the HBO series Da Ali G Show (and UK television before that). Film director and festival sponsor Michael Moore introduced the movie with director Larry Charles (of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm fame).

Read the full post...

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/4/2006 22:45  |    3
The rumor's have it! The next Batman movie, entitled The Dark Knight, will begin production in 2007 and will feature none other than Heath Leger as The Joker. Returning will be Christian Bale as Bruce/Batman and Christopher Nolan is once again set to direct.

Let's hope they don't pull another Hollywood tradition of killing a franchise after the first movie. Read the full scoop at Sci Fi Wire.
Posted by pixelblink @ 8/1/2006 12:38  |    9 | Source

There's a lovely little film festival in full swing right now in Traverse City, Michigan (full disclosure: I'm a native of Michigan).  Documentary director Michael Moore, Governor Jennifer Granholm and actor Jeff Daniels were on hand Monday to kick it off.  If you happen to be in northern Michigan there are still tickets for sale so come check it out.  

My two big must-see movies for this week are Borat and The War Tapes.  Any other movies in the lineup look interesting?

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/1/2006 12:41  |    2

I've probably seen the original Back to the Future movie more times any other movie.  It was the first movie we owned on VHS and it was years before we bought another tape.  Imagine my suprise when I read that the Michael J. Fox role Marty McFly was originally played by Eric Stoltz (Mask,  Pulp Fiction, 2 Days in the Valley).  The crazy part is that they filmed 6 weeks (6 f**cking weeks!) with Eric Stoltz. 

This is obviously very old news, but it just blows my mind to think about anyone besides Michael J. Fox playing Marty.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/1/2006 14:12  |    5

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