Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Little Gaming Life: Portal 2

Aperture Science, "Know Your..." Series of Safety Posters

"True Love Never Lies" by jimiyo (t-shirt available at RedBubble)

"What If Chell And Gordon Met?" by ~Lintufriikki

"Tiger Electronics' Portal 2" by zero-lives

"Genetic Lifeform and Disc Operating System Enrichment Centre Safety Handbook" by A.J. Hateley

"Chell Nouveau" by MeganLara (t-shirt available at RedBubble)

"Portal 2 Cubees" by Cubeecraft (full Valve series available here)

I've been playing a ton of Portal 2 lately. I'm nearly finished the single-player campaign and then I'll try tackling the multiplayer, but I have to say - there's so much pure awesomesauce crammed into the single-player story-line that I wish it would never end. Almost anything I say about Portal 2 would be a spoiler, so instead I'll just throw out a bunch of phrases, out-of-context, to express my enthusiasm: Wheatley! Reboot! Cave Johnson! Gel! Potato battery! 1982!

One thing I am able to confidently ruin for everybody is that The National's song recorded for Portal 2, Exile Vilify, is fantastic, and is worked into the game in a fairly non-essential (in that if you miss it, you aren't overlooking anything critical to the game itself) but well-implemented manner. Or you can just stream it below.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Triptych: Wander and the Colossi

"Shadow of the Colossus (8bit)" by oktotally

"The Forbidden Land" by A.J. Hateley

"Shadow of the Colossus" by Isaac Volpe

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Triptych: Trio of Random

"Sierra Road" by P.J. Rush

"A Legend Was Born" (t-shirt design) by ShantyShawn

"Lost Fighters 2: Guardians of Light UE" by Zero Lives

Penney Designs: Retro-Modern 2600 Games

I posted about Penney Designs' Lost adventure game a while back. I thought I'd posted these faux-2600 game cartridges of demade games as well, but I guess not!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Chomping At The Bit

I haven't posted any vinyl customs lately, but I'm really taken by Jared "NikeJerk" Cain's "Chomping At The Bit" series of Super Mario Bros.-themed toys. Makes me wish I had more money to spend on custom figures, in fact. Check out the link for more examples of his excellent work.

"Block Head Mario and Luigi", "Pixel Mario and Luigi",
"Standard Mario and Luigi", "Wario and Waluigi"
(dunnys) by NikeJerk

"Koopa Troops Set" (labbits) by NikeJerk

"Thwomp" (madl) by NikeJerk

"Chain Chomp" (bud) by NikeJerk

["Chomping At The Bit"
Flickr stream by NikeJerk]

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Triptych: sudo These Are Not The Droids You're Looking For

"Stormtrooper Send-Off" by microkosmic

"Not The Droids You Are Looking For" (t-shirt) by OctoChimp Designs

"Regrets", original photo by Johnny Chiang

A story, told in pictures, of the saddest Storm Trooper in the galaxy. Obi-Wan is kind of a dick.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


To follow up on Andy Rash's Back To The Future pixelated timeline that I posted the other day, I'm posting a few others that I like. Click on any of the images for a full-sized version.

"Indiana Jones Quadrilogy" by Andy Rash

"Star Wars Original Trilogy" by Andy Rash

"The Beatles" by Andy Rash

Triptych: Mega Mans

"Bonus Stage" (Threadless t-shirt design) by jublin

"Robot Masters" (t-shirt) by AshRB

"E-Mug" (merch) by FanGamer

Triptych: In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

"Pixel People: Star Wars: A New Hope" (cross-stitch design) by weelittlestitches

"How To Use The Force" (t-shirt design) by Sean Husbands

"Build Your Own R2 Unit" by sEAn8181

Triptych: Okay, Totally.

"The Shrutes Produce Thirsty Babies" by oktotally

"Let's Rock" by oktotally

"Lost" by oktotally

Being Samus Aran Is A Thankless Job

"The Other Other M" by Andrew Wilson (Click image for full-size)

Triptych: Consequences (Webcomics Editions)

Nuclear Delight (01/06/2011)

Cat Ghost Comics (01/25/2011)

ManEggs (08/05/2010)

Videogames: fun to play, hard to live through.

Gaming In Style

"Gaming In Style" by pinkandfluffy

"I Will Always Love You", Artist Unknown

Triptych: Utterly Unrelated

A trio of images that are not strictly videogame-related but I felt like posting anyway. Because SHUT UP. I feel like it, that's why.

"The Marvelous Cartoon Wigs Museum" by Rodrigo Ferreira

"Used Appliances" by Dale Austin

"Island Vacation" by jublin


"ExciteBoost" by Justin Harder

An ExciteBike-themed promo created for Fuel TV by Justin Harder. Awesome. I killed so many hours playing this game as a kid.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Wooden Pixel Art by 8BITWOOD

"1-UP Mushroom"

"Flying Mario"


[Courtesy 8BITWOOD]