Picture of the Week- 8-Bitscapes

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Geek-Art, my go-to for all things amazing, featured work from photographer Kevin Rozario Johnson and illustrator Jamie Sneddon. Johnson and Sneddon combined their forces and produced these truly spectacular series of 8-bitscapes.

More about 8-bitscapes from the artists:

“8-bitscapes is a concept created by artist & illustratorJamie Sneddon & photographer Kevin Rozario-Johnson.

For their first 8-bitscapes exhibition, they have brought together their two disciplines to create this stunning series of works.

With a ‘giant nod’ towards the world of 8-bit gaming, the artists have produced a series of 8, strictly limited edition prints. These thought provoking images re-imagine well loved, iconic retro digital characters in real life scenarios. Framing them forever as they munch, invade, race, battle and bleep their way around planet EARTTTTTHHHHHH!!

If you’d like to keep up to date with new 8-bitscapes pieces, exhibitions and general 8-bit geekery, then please click the links and follow us on TwitterFacebook.”

Related Links:

8-bitscapes.com

Kevin Rozario Johnson website

Jamie Sneddon website

View the gallery & purchase prints

Print specifications, price guide & contact details

Exhibition dates

Pac Manhattan

Mario Kart- Shellshock

Swarm

Stalfos 'nights

Rib-bit

Mario Kart- Banana Peel

Kong

[Source: Geek-Art and 8-bitscapes]

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Video Games vs. Real Life

Aled Lewis (Fatheed on Flickr) transported your favorite old school video game characters into the real world in some impressive photo manipulations. I get a special kind of nostalgia whenever I see old school video game characters. Chris Hardwick wore his Doctor Who/Back to the Future shirt on The Late Late Show! Check our his Flickr and website AledLews.com he also has a bunch of other great geek related art.


(All titles and text below are from Aled’s Flickr)

Gorilla In The Mist

aka: Kong of the Jungle. The reason he was so mixed up was because he was missing home. A construction site is no place for a 500lb ape. Look at how happy he is now.

Hyrule Field

“A horse would be handy right now” – Link

We Need A Montage

Hyaku Retsu Harite (aka Hundred Hand Slap)

Off To Atlantis. BRB.

Koopa Beach

Schadenfreude Dog

When You See It (snow)

Keeping The Mean Streets Clean

Off The Dirt Track

This is Tower Bridge, not London Bridge – but you knew that. :)

Land Speed Record Attempt

I may revisit this series later in the year, but for the time being this is the 12th and last in my collection ofVideo Games vs. Real Life images. I have a bunch more ideas, but I need to change it up a bit now. Thanks for the support! :)

Base Jumper

Dammit. I gave him an umbrella when he was meant to be a blocker.

Sunday Funnies (7/18)

Videogame University

[via College Humor]

Video Game Minimalism: Less is More

Less is more in this case.  My super amazing brother showed me some of these minimalist video game posters a while ago (pre-blog).  And since sharing is caring I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I think they are very cute and clever!  If I still lived in a dorm I’d have some of these posters all over the walls… well at least my side of the room.  You can buy some video game minimalist shirts here and buy some  posters on here and through the artists links.

Hardcore gamers will be able to recognize all of these posters.  BUT I provided the cheat code just in case.

The posters are made from: Justin Russo, Infinite Continues, Chris and Ashley Browning.

Fanboys don’t worry the next post I will do is on superhero minimalist posters.

E3 2010 Part 2- Nintendo World Domination

Nintendo clearly triumphed at E3 this year.  The Kinect (previously Project Natal) is cool and all and no one really seems to care about the PlayStation Move much.  But we already knew about both of them so all they did at E3 was show us some gameplay.

There were rumors about Nintendo developing a 3DS so (no surprise there), BUT what did get me in a frenzy was the incredibly amazing list of 3DS games.  The release date is up in the air because these guys just can’t seem to get it right.  First it was announced to be released March 2011 but recently I heard October or before Christmas which makes the most sense.

Outside of the handheld realm, Nintendo announced a new Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Wii.  They also showed us the new The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword which they have been teasing us for almost a year with the concept art.

When I heard rumors of a Super Scribblenauts I wondered what else could they add to the 22,802 words they already had.  One word: ADJECTIVES!!!  To put the cherry on top they also included combo words. Ever seen a “gentlemanly red raptor“? You will also be glad to know everything that was broken in the first Scribblenauts is fixed in the new one.  I’m already giving myself a migraine trying to think of the most random yet extremely amazing adjective word combos for Super Scribblenauts.

Here’s the some of the games coming out on the 3DS that caught my eye:

  • DJ Hero® 3D
  • RESIDENT EVIL® REVELATIONS
  • SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV 3D Edition (name not final)
  • Madden NFL
  • The Sims™ 3
  • Bomberman franchise
  • HIDEO KOJIMA’S METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D “The Naked Sample”
  • Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (name not final)
  • BloodRayne: The Shroud
  • A Boy and His Blob
  • Dragon Ball® franchise (name not final)
  • Gundam® franchise (name not final)
  • PAC-MAN™ & GALAGA™ (name not final)
  • Animal Crossing™
  • Mario Kart™
  • Paper Mario™
  • Star Fox 64™ 3D
  • Kid Icarus™: Uprising
  • Sonic (name not final)
  • DRAGON QUEST® franchise
  • FINAL FANTASY® franchise
  • KINGDOM HEARTS franchise
  • NINJA GAIDEN® (name not final)
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad Infinity Gauntlet
  • Saints Row: Drive-By
  • Assassin’s Creed™ Lost Legacy
  • Full list here

Here’s some trailers and gameplay of my favs:

Kirby’s Epic Yarn– I always liked Kirby because he was cute, pink and had an incurable sweet tooth. Now he’s made of yarn!

Donkey Kong Country Returns

The Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword

Epic Mickey

Super Scribblenauts

3DS gameplay

3DS commercial