Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 06, 2012
You have to ask yourself, how much do you want the 1980s in your life? And when you see that someone, in this case, MyBurningEyes from Deviant Art, turning an old Nintendo Entertainment System console into a fully functioning toaster, you know there is a passion for 8-bit that runs so deep in the creative community.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Admit it, you have a little bit of Olympic fever? We are paying attention far more than expected, and perhaps because London provides a familiar backdrop, we don't mind archery at 3AM anymore. Artists are getting into the spirit, and each Olympics that pass is a new opportunity for the creative community to apply their taste and sensibility to various sports. Flikli has produced a nice 8-bot montage of the Olympics, getting us one step closer to watching Fencing.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
With the Wii approaching the 6 year mark, Nintendo has outpaced their console competitors with console releases. Previewed last year, the WiiU is on full display this year. Streaming media options were mentioned involving Hulu plus, Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon video. The announcement of the ability to use two controllers simultaneously is a shock, and should bring exciting new options to the system. But this event was all about the games.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
We saw these fun Ukiyo-e Posters, featuring classic Nintendo characters, by Jed Henry this past week, and have been receiving emails in the office about how much people like them. The classic style, from 17-18th Century Japan, has Henry working with Zelda, Mega Man, Metroid, and works in progress with Mario Kart and Donkey Kong.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 05, 2012
Remaking classic, well-known bits of pop-culture into 8-bits of artwork is a common thing these days, but we are really enjoying how artist Joe Spiotto has taken three classic Alfred Hitchcock films and turned them into Nintendo games. Psycho never looked so tame.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 05, 2011
Five years ago, I got myself in a bet to reach Mike Tyson (through 12 fighters) in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out without being hit by a challenger (sans Game Genie). That means no Glass Joe, King Hippo, Bald Bull, etc, could hit me. I succeeded, and promptly lost to Tyson in about 30 seconds. Now, there is a poster to show my achievements.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 09, 2011
Sometimes new games fall victim to the same biased first impressions. Be it cover art, a particular companies style of gameplay, or simply word of mouth, I have been guilty of this myself. However, if you take the time to play the game, and put aside those preconceived notions, you find a gem.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Nintendo has long been known as the casual gaming company. Even though they are the origin of the majority of the technology used in modern gaming, they have always lacked the audience of the core gaming community. With the news Nintendo announced at Monday's press conference, the Wii U, that is all about to change.