Well, there’s always TGS…
Star(ter) Wars Headwear
Star Wars is getting mashed up with your favorite outerwear brand from the 90s. Starter are launching a collaboration with Star Wars for their Black Label collection. Two of the four styles are snapbacks and the other two are 5-panels. I love that the Jedi Knights snapback looks like a real sports team hat and that the rebel 5-panel looks like it’s part of the iconic flight suit.
AlbotaCast Ep. 1 - E3 Special
Welcome to the first installment of our all new podcast, A Little Bit On The AwesomeCast, or you can just call it The AlbotaCast for short. Each week we’ll be bringing you the latest in nerd news and pumping your ear holes full of fresh new chip music.
This week it’s all about E3, E3, E3! Hearts were broken, tears were shed, and many nerd boners were given during the Sony conference. Albotas.com’s very own Kevin Cortez, Jon Mues, and myself, Robby “brownkidd” Weiss weigh in our thoughts on all the news from the big three companies. Let us know what YOU thought of this year’s E3 in the comments!
Be sure to stick around until the end of the episode for a bangin’ chiptune track by Ultrasyd. Download it for free over on his SoundCloud page where you can check out more of his beats: soundcloud.com/ultrasyd
You can look forward to future episodes where we’ll cover a broader spectrum of geek culture with all sorts of talk about comic books, movies, TV shows, and of course, video games.
My Bedsheets Are Ready
One lucky Redditor was fortunate enough to StreetPass Nintendo of America President and Chief Operating Officer Riggie Fils-Aime during E3. One of the new features of Animal Crossing: New Leaf is being able to walk into model homes of other players that you StreetPass. And what’s in Reggie’s Animal Crossing house? Oh, just a bed with HIS FREAKING FACE ON IT!!!
The Redditor goes on to say, “His mayor card literally says “My body is ready.” There’s also a full room of pretty much every Nintendo item in the game.”
Anamanaguchi Playing Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Monday, June 17
Chiptune darlings Anamanaguchi will inch the chip music scene a bit closer to the mainstream radar when they bring their 8-bit-infused rock and roll sounds to the Late Night stage. Set your DVRs.
I first heard of these guys maybe six or seven years ago and it’s insane to see how far they’ve come. After lending their sounds to a few video game soundtracks, playing PAX a few years back, and then having Disney steal one of their songs for a mobile game, it’s awesome to watch these dudes get bigger and better year after year.
Check it: More chiptune posts on Albotas
Here’s A Buttload of New Pokemon X & Y Info Along With A New Trailer
The Pokemon Company International just released a heap of new images and info about the latest upcoming Pokemon installment including some new monsters, a gang of friends that the protagonist will set out on their journey with (and exclusive friends depending on whether you play as a girl or a boy!), and an official worldwide release date of October 12!
Video below. Full press release chock-full of details after the jump.
Sony Spent $500K Today
If you go to YouTube’s homepage today, you’ll see a banner ad for PlayStation. Google sells this ad slot in 24 hour chunks and charges half a million dollars for it. That’s nearly $21K an hour or $350 a minute. Clearly Sony has allotted quite a bit of money to PlayStation’s marketing department, and not just for E3.
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Hipster Grid Kits for Movies
Graphic designer, Alizée Lafon, has taken the hipster kit fad, iconic movie props, and minimalist vector illustrations, and put them through a blender. Out comes the “Movies Hipster Kits” project. Check out versions of The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction, and more at the source link.
Source: Visual News
Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft’s E3 Conference
Again, for the lazy. Everything on Microsoft’s E3 conference in less than 4 minutes.
Everything You Need to Know About Sony’s E3 Conference
Here’s a fantastic video by Matt Lees about Sony’s E3 conference in a solid 4.5 minutes, for those who are too lazy to read all about it.
Pics & Video From the New Leaf Launch at Nintendo World NY
Oh man! So me and my special lady took the 5am bus from Reading, PA to New York City this past Saturday for the Animal Crossing New Leaf launch event and holy geeze was is fun! There were games to play sweet pins to collect, and StreetPasses aplenty. They even had a tiny replica diorama of an Animal Crossing town!
Check out the swankily edited video below for a better look at what you missed if you couldn’t make it out to NY over the weekend.