Archive for April, 2011

A-MAZE-ING APPETITE

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Addendum to Pixelicious (see below): GAME ON — the World’s Largest Pac-Man game is here, connecting dot-filled mazes designed by fans from around the world.

What’s more, you can upload your own images to the game, which creates its own set of challenges, according to Pac-Man’s developer Namco:

“We’re happy that the ‘penis to non-penis levels’ ratio is well below 1:100 (the standard for user generated campaigns). We’ve been watching the moderation closely, so every penis has a short life.”

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Written by Christopher Skinner
Christopher Skinner

April 20th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Vive le Vinyl

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What time is it? It's Record Time!

What time is it? It's Record Time!

If you haven’t visited a record store in about a hundred years, then all this is your fault. To support the struggling vinyl industry as well as small hometown businesses everywhere, a group of independently owned record stores across the country have declared tomorrow, April 16, national Record Store Day. As part of the effort, more than 200 artists, ranging from Springsteen to Yeasayer to Adele to the White Stripes, have released limited-edition titles, some available for one day only and all available only at participating record stores. A honkin’ list of in-store events and performances are also scheduled for the day. So swing by your favorite neighborhood record nook tomorrow and show your support!

Image credit: kid marmite via Buzzfeed’s sad slideshow of closed record stores

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Written by Michelle Heller
Michelle Heller

April 15th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

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Calling all gamers of the last 40 years. Yes, even those of you who are still playing Pong.

Good news…video game art is finally being recognized as a legitimate art form. How legit? There’s going to be an exhibit at the Smithsonian.

The best part?  You get to vote for which games make it into the exhibit. So as Cee Lo would say, are you more Xbox, or more Atari? We’re more Nintendo. Check our client list.

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Written by Christopher Skinner
Christopher Skinner

April 14th, 2011 at 11:26 am