123 posts tagged Gaming
123 posts tagged Gaming
"Look, let me explain something to you. I’m not Mr. Lebowski. You’re Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me. That, or His Dudeness … Duder … or El Duderino, if, you know, you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”
Attention all Little Lebowski Urban Achievers, if you’ve got $8500 burning a hole in your
ringer pocket, you’ll be able to purchase your own super awesome The Big Lebowski pinball machine in a few months’ time. This amazing machine was created by Dutch Pinball, who just unveiled and demoed to prototypes at the Grand Cafe Lebowski in Utrecht in the Netherlands.
The cabinet and backbox are beautifully decorated with Lebowski imagery set over a Persian rug background. There’s no doubt that it would really tie a room together.
The machine’s playfield is chock-full of elements from and references to The Big Lebowski such as the Dude’s white russian, the bowling alley, Maude Lebowski’s golden Valkyrie, erm, bowling balls, to name a few examples. But there’s so much more. Lotta strands for old Duder’s head.
Head over to Pinball News for many additional photos and a couple videos.
We recommend storing your gaming quarters in one of our modest coffee can urns. That is, assuming Donny isn’t still in there.
WebUrbanist assembled a impressive collection of the world’s 9 largest board games and they’re each awesome. In 1998 the makers of Scrabble celebrated the game’s 50th anniversary with a scrabble on a 900 square meter board at London’s Wembley Stadium. The letter tiles were made of reinforced fiberglass, measured 2 meters square and required team to 2 people to move them on the game board.
The Board Game Art Park in Philadelphia is a collaborative art installation created in 1996 by artists Daniel Martinez, Renee Petropoulis and Roger White. It featured gigantic fiberglass dominoes, chess, Parcheesi, and Monopoly pieces. Tiffany of Catch The Unicorn (wearing our Magical Unicorn Mask) clearly had a great time there.
Click here to view the rest of the WebUrbanist collection of outrageously huge board games.
Meet Kiba The Cosplaying Corgi! Since cosplay is already awesome, our scientific calculations have determined that this adorable cosplaying Pembroke Welsh Corgi is Super Awesome. When Kiba lives in Peoria, AZ-based and when he isn’t charming fellow cosplayers, he likes to play, bark and work as a therapy dog.
Visit Kiba’s Facebook page for many more photos.
In Japan you can enjoy your favorite anime, cartoon and video game characters as more than simply visual entertainment. They’re also available as sweet treats. These kawaii confections are a form of wagashi (和菓子) called nerikiri (練り切り). Made from white bean paste and rice-based dough, nerikiri are often tinted and molded similar to how marzipan is prepared in Western desserts.
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You can also try your hand at making your very own nerikiri. Click here for the recipe.
We love this tentacular Cthulhu chess set. This is the work of Kelsey of LittleFatDragons based in Clayton, North Carolina. Kelsey handmakes each playfully evil piece without using casting or molds, so the chess set is one-of-a-kind.
He may be evil, but Cthulhu is just too stinking cute in this handmade chess set. The Little Fat Cthulhu Custom Chess Set is made to order so you can go with the traditionally evil green and purple or change it up with colors of your choosing.
Here’s what you’ll find on your Cthulhu chess board.
Pawns – Little Fat Tentacles
Rooks – Rhogog
Knights – Zvilpogghua
Bishops – Chaugnar Faugn
Queens/Kings – Little Fat Cthulhu
Visit the LittleFatDragons shop to check out more of Kelsey’s awesome creations.
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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.