118 posts tagged Gaming
118 posts tagged Gaming
French artist Gauvain Manhattan found six old paintings at flea markets and gave them awesome pixelated makeovers. Each painting is now an ode to old school arcade games such as Castlevania, Pokémon, Street Fighter and Duck Hunt. Manhattan plans to continue this geektastic series as soon as he finds more paintings that fit the bill.
Visit Gauvain Manhattan’s website to check out more of his artwork.
We just discovered an awesome new addition to our collection of reinterpretations of The Gashlycrumb Tinies by the one and only Edward Gorey. Instead of an alphabet of ill-fated kiddies, the creators of Brentalfloss have chosen to depict the deaths of familiar video game characters. Behold “The Game Over Tinies.”
The Brentalfloss website appears to be down at the moment, but you can get a closer look at each geektastically macabre panel in this morbidly delightful music video. Poor Aerith, we still miss her terribly…
It seems there no end to the geektastic ways in which gamers are able to combine their love of Super Mario Bros. with the care they provide for their pets. Last year we shared a homemade Super Mario Bros.-themed cat climber and a couple months ago we saw a dog who’d been fantastically groomed to look like some sort of Super Mario Bros. chimera. Today we discovered this awesome 8-bit Mario Aquarium. It was painstakingly designed and created by Kelsey Kronmiller using Adobe Illustrator, LEGO bricks, PVC pipes, paint, homemade stickers and plenty of Krylon Fusion (to make sure everything is waterproof and safe for the future resident fish).
Click here for additional process photos. We hope there will be more photos once the fish move in.
It’s high time we shared more artwork by Australian illustrator DrFaustusAU (previously featured here), who reimagines movie, comic book and video game titles and characters as book covers rendered in the unmistakable style of Dr. Seuss.
Visit DrFaustusAU’s deviantART page to check out even more of his awesome artwork.
Photographer and light artist Michael Bosanko created this awesome light painting depicting Pac-Man being chased through a derelict building by three hungry ghosts. However he appears to be about to chomp on a power pellet, so those ghosts had better get ready to turn around and flee.
Check out this awesome Pac-Man street rod. It was designed and built by Larry Wood and Rod Powell in 1982. They used Peterbilt truck fenders and Volkswagen top panels for the body. The project took about two months and cost $75,000. It was powered by a supercharged, gold-plated Buick V-6 engine, but we really hope it made Pac-Man’s munching sounds as it drove down the street.
If you’ve been looking for a way to combine your love of Super Mario Bros., burgers and bacon (and why wouldn’t you?), we’d like to suggest whipping up a batch these delightfully delectable Koopa Troopa Bacon Turtle Burgers.
Oakland, CA-based Instructables contributor Canida got the idea to create such geektastic burgers after seeing recipes for turtle-shaped bacon burgers that were sadly bereft of gaming references. Turning the burgers into pesky but yummy Koopa Troopas made them into awesome edibles. All you need is ground beef, bacon, hot dogs, hamburger buns and some food coloring.
Russian YouTube user Mr.TVCow combined his penchant for VFX and playtime with his handsome kitty and to create a geektastic pet video called “Super Mario Cat [In Real Life]”. Now we know that when Mario is off rescuing Princess Peach, Super Mario Cat patrols the house and yard cleaning up pesky Goombas and Koopas, collecting gold coins, and displaying a preference for Super Stars over catnip.
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Something awesome happened on Saturday, April 5th. To kick off 2014 Philly Tech Week, Frank Lee, Professor of Game Design at Philadelphia’s Drexel University, and his team created the biggest playable game of Tetris that we’ve ever seen. They accomplished this geekstastic feat by hacking the LED lighting system of the 29-story Cira Centre building.
One of our favorite nerds needs our help. Wil Wheaton is seeking to create a third season of TableTop, the awesome web series on Geek and Sundry that he created along with Felicia Day that’s all about hanging out and playing board games. The first two seasons were funded by Google, but after ongoing delays and ever-increasing enthusiasm from fans, wilwheaton is turning to those very fans, to us, to fund season 3 via an Indiegogo campaign.
Right now they’re a little over halfway to the base goal of $500,000 needed to create a 15 episode season. If the campaign raises $750,000, they’ll increase the episode count to 20. But that’s not all:
If it cracks a million bucks, Wheaton says he’ll launch a spin-off dedicated to a Dungeons & Dragons-esque role-playing game. The idea, Wheaton says, is to create a season for, and funded by, the global community of tabletop gamers.
There’s a wide variety of perks to be obtained by donating at different levels. If you love to play board games and want to share that enjoyment with others, watch this video by Wil to learn more and consider donating to the campaign, which ends on May 10, 2014.