Tuesday 17 April 2007 @ 8:20 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Oh hey guys, glad you could make it, Tuesday-tans is just coming out of the oven, gather round while I bring out some dishes. This week I prepared for you a delicious serving of NT-tan, please enjoy!
NT-tan is one of the cutest of the OS-tans, she is more often than not depicted as a little girl wearing a simple baby blue dress. She’s hardworking and very pragmatic. NT-tan would much rather stay home than go out, so she’s often pictured carrying the role of a housekeeper. She also appears to wear cyber cat paws sometimes, they most likely help her doing maintenance and cleanup.
See you next week guys, take some leftovers from the gallery and I’ll see you next week!
Saturday 10 March 2007 @ 9:16 pm | By Pootie Chang
Where art meets game.
The gallery, “I Am 8 Bit”, is a game based art exhibition with, in case you already haven’t noticed, is centered around classic video games. Click the link to see the purty. Here’s a little preview for those of you lazyasses.
For some of you art majors, as you can see, the gallery is very much lowbrow/pop surrealism. And to humor those of you eager to learn, the Lowbrow art movement is an underground art movement that came about around the late 1970′s, and still continuing even to this present day. It has roots in underground comix, punk music, tatoo art, and pretty much anything that came around the Los Angeles area. Exploitation movies of the 70s, pulp magazines, commercial art – if it came from L.A., then it probably has some influence in the lowbrow. Even those of you otakus have some connection to this art movement – after all, Pop Surrealism has some pretty strong influences from anime and manga.
For those of you fortunate enough to live on the West Coast and live around the Los Angeles area, you can even get a first hand experience of the lowbrow culture: head on over the Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles and check out Gallery 1988 for a look at theseprettybabies.
Wednesday 24 January 2007 @ 1:35 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
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There’s still about 5 minutes left of Tuesday at the time of writing this so yes its time for yet another Tuesday-tan update. Today we’ll pay a visit to the last of the this-gen console-tans, PS3-tan. I had a good bunch of pictures of PS3-tan but I cant reach most of them so these 3 will have to do, I might do an addendum to this post some time later.
PS3-tan is commonly depicted with the design you see above, with a tight short black dress or as a small gothic lolita girl as seen below. When as a grown-up she’s often bragging about her measurements to the rest of the console-tans, specially to Wii-tan, to whom she has a personal vendetta. The rest of the consoles usually tease her about having a huge bust size (again, as a sign of high specs). PS3-tan is also quite narcissistic and she’s usually seen staring at herself in the mirror (screenshot carnival anyone?) instead of playing with the rest of the console-tans.
When as a child (a version used more before the console was released), she’s often seen carrying around a really big crab plush doll and playing with a small model car while shouting (guess what?) RIIIIDGE RAAACER. With this we’re done with this-gen consoles, expect the portables soon. Enjoy the few images in this update and see you next week!
Tuesday 23 January 2007 @ 3:51 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Some attendees at last year’s FOO Camp (the top geek camp of all) where told that Google would be shooting some aerials for Google Earth during the duration of the camp. So what are a bunch of geeks to do? Build giant space invader pixel art, of course! They should be coming to Google Earth some time this February, supposedly, but in the mean time you can check them out here.
And how do you hold so many white boards together? Well with apples, obviously. (No Apple fanboy comments please)
Sunday 7 January 2007 @ 10:03 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
I’ve got something to say, Velcor likes to ruin his consoles and portables by sticking enough stickers and random printouts as he can manage. I dont like this, its like personally stomping on the hard work of the design team. Sure a sticker or two here and there can look cool, but the man has a problem.
A collage of images on different materials stuck to beautiful next-gen goodness is an atrocity. Now, a collage of images on vinyl, thats different, its sleek and it looks cool. So the other day I found this vinyl skins site, there are more than a couple out there. This one’s different though, yeah the designs are mostly all legally questionable and bland (see “Fire Warrior” Seph up there for a reference) but you can send in your custom design and get it printed. I thought that was worth a mention. So if you, like Velcor, suffer from SEISS (stick everything in sight syndrome) you might want to consider printing yourself a skin or two.
Wednesday 27 December 2006 @ 12:22 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Welcome to the second edition of tuesday-tans where we feature a different -tan character each week. Last week we had a look at console tans by featuring Wii-tan. This week we will enter the world of OS-tans, the characters that started it all and as you have probably deducted by the picture, this week’s character is none other than XP-tan.
Actually there are three XP-tans based on different editions of Windows XP. There’s XP Pro-tan wich is the standard and the one featured here XP Home Edition and also Media Center Edition. XP-tan, being quite the bloated OS and a memory hog by excellence, is very well endowed. Actually breast size often represents the memory usage of the OS. She’s often wearing a blue schoolgirl uniform, but quite frankly, I much prefer this ‘little black dress’ edition up there. Now on to some pictures, including a special Xmas outfit!
Come back next week for another dose of Tuesday-Tans. Have something to say? Want a special character featured? Let us know in the comments!
Tuesday 19 December 2006 @ 5:01 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Tuesday has come and that means its time for the debut of our new weekly feature Tuesday-Tans. This time starting with one of the newest Console-tans, Wii-tan.
Wii-tan is most commonly depicted as a small child, she’s supposed to be of a very happy-go-Lucky attitude, often seen with a Wiimote and nunchuk in her head and other times hanging out with Wiimote-tan and Nunchuk-tan. PS3-tan is constantly teasing her for her supposed immaturity while 360-tan helps her out every once in a while. The Internet has yet to settle on a definitive design for Wii-tan.
Saturday 16 December 2006 @ 12:31 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Don’t know what to do with your old gaming hardware? If you are thinking about putting them up for display in an apparel you are clearly not geek enough! This is what true geeks do.
Its called circuit bending and if you dont get it its ok, I dont get it either. Circuit bending is supposed to be art, its supposed to be musical and UMD movies are supposed to be a success. You saw that was circuit bent Pong, right? No! That, my illiterate godless barbarian brutes, was art.
My NES used to do that to my grandma’s TV when I was 7, if she had known it was art I might have had more play time as a kid. It brings to mind those corrupted Mario clips we had a while ago.
Now this isn’t exactly game circuit bending but it does use an old Gameboy brick as a bending controller.
As much of a dork (a huge dork) I am, I just dont get it. There comes a time when a man has to admit he’s been outgeeked. That time is now.
Sunday 3 December 2006 @ 12:30 pm | By Abraham 'Velcor' Duarte
The guys from WeeklyGeek have come up with an interesting videogame list: The most Artistic videogames, or rather, The top 5 games considered as Art. They range from the Superficial beautifulness like a Jan Van Eyck wood paint to the Abstract fascination like a Pablo Picasso painting.
One listed is Elektroplankton, which I own; and all I can say is that this game (even though limited and with some flaws [like no saving]) is a real journey to the unique and the beautiful.
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