I love Kristen Schaal. Apparently she has a new series called Penelope Princess of Pets which starts this Wednesday @ 11pm on Channel 4 (21st April).
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Well, I certainly don’t remember Donkey Kong being like this… won’t someone think of the children? Viral video maker Danebow, previusly known to the authorities as the man behind Sonic the Hedgehog vs Pac-Man and Contra vs Duck Hunt, brings the events of Donkey Kong to a violent yet logical conclusion in his latest mash-up.
If the borg played the piano, it would sound something like this…
Paul Hamlet, our giant Lego friend from a few months back, has begun a blog entitled The Adventures of Micky Legohead. As well as chronicling his further exploits, he also provides some insight into the construction of the titular giant Lego head. Interesting stuff indeed, and we do hope it continues.
Living as we are in a harsh world of scant resources I have to hand it to 1-Up’s Retro Gaming Blog, who’ve provided an ingenious solution for the increasingly serious issue of Game Boy Camera equipment scarcity.
Using a few simple steps in Photoshop, any image can be manipulated to resemble one taken with the Game Boy Camera- taking us back over 10 years to the good old days when the world was viewed in 2-bit colour depth at a resolution of 160×144. Print the resulting image onto sticky paper and you’ve got a pretty good replacement for the Game Boy Printer too!
Read the article for the full low-down, whilst the lazy among us should check out Tiny Cartridge, who’ve made a Photoshop action which condenses the entire process to a single click. Meanwhile, here’s one we made earlier…
Throbbing Gristle’s Chris Carter shows us how it’s done, performing this post-apocalyptic improv piece using nothing more than some mini synths and a gaggle of Boss pedals:
“This is a brief tribute I made to the experimental work of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop who recently staged a performance in London, that I couldn’t attend. All the sounds and loops originate from the BC8 synth, the Gakken SX-150 synth and the BugBrand Weevil synths. All the effects and processing is done with the Boss pedals. Oh yeah… and I did the whole thing ‘upside down’.”
Hot on the heels of Paper Mario comes Nintendo’s next big franchise… Cloth Mario?
Perpetuating the current deluge of Mario-themed handicrafts, Alice of Eat A Duck I Must has painstakingly recreated these NES-era Super Mario Bros characters in felt, lovingly preserving all of their 8-bit pixel-y goodness in the process.
We’re guessing she’s still working on the flagpole and the castle…