I've found a beautiful and mysterious Tumblr that combines (what look like) old, obscure video game screenshots with (what look like) snippets of original fiction. As is so often the case with Tumblr I'm not sure who runs it or why, or if it's part of something larger I'm missing, but I sure do like it. Read the rest
If you're having a hard time getting back in the swing of things after the holidays, perhaps Powerglove's retro-kitsch "Batman" video will inspire you. Read the rest
Joseph "Rawr" Thai's Mario-themed doorbell makes a coin-chime every time its pressed, and increments an LCD counter showing how many coins have been racked up by visitors to the house. Every ten presses, the doorbell plays a 1UP sound, and after 100 presses, it plays a mushroom upgrade chime.
Rawr's got detailed plans for building your own Mario doorbell.
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I'm a bit burned out on 8-bit everything but I do love The Shining and this is a fun 3 minutes. CineFix: "The Shining - 8 Bit Cinema" Read the rest
"Videographic shamanism" from Lasse A. Gjertsen.
It is a story about a persons life and death told in 8-bits video game graphics. I made it in about half a year together with my friend Trygve Knudsen, who made the 3D-sequences. I made all the 8-bit-shit :) We worked on and off with it from February 2008 and completed it in January 2009. It has been screened at a bunch of film festivals all over the planet, and is originally made for 35mm film with surround sound (kicks in during the 3D-sequences).
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Behold! A brand new, independently funded and produced 8-bit movie!
Dmitry Samal offers a range of pixelated sunglasses (top left), priced $150 or so. Triple Optic has a similar design (top right), which are almost as cool ... and just $10.
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