This crazy Super Mario Bros. 8-bit street art was added to our Geek Graffiti Flickr pool by Starman Super. It transforms electrical boxes into question mark blocks and other familiar objects from Mushroom Kingdom. Neat!
This Video Game Store’s Sign Is A Giant Neon Nintendo Cartridge!
Coolest light-up storefront sign ever? We think so. This sign can be seen atop 8BIT Video Games, a retro video game shop in Shillington, Pennsylvania specializing in classic games for NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, and more. Their official grand opening is tomorrow, Saturday March, 16, at noon.
Unlike more tradition (i.e. corporate) video game retailers, this store is owned and operated by actual fans.
We actually did a video interview back in the day with one of the owners, Paul, back in the day when he ran a little shop called Level Up Games and let us host our own Pokémon Fight Club.
Terrible video production quality and oldschool aspect ratio FTW!!!
He’s essentially a gamer who amassed such a huge collection that he just eventually decided to turn it into a store. Living the dream!!!
If you live in the Reading/Shillington/Wyomissing area or feel like making the hour-long trek from Philly, you’ll definitely want to check this place out!
Prepare the laser canons! NASA’s Hubble Telescope scoped out a harbinger of death and destruction headed right for Earth!
NASA explains that the gravitational field surrounding the galaxies works like a magnifying glass, brightening and stretching light from far away. So you’re seeing stretched and mirrored images—a phenomenon known as gravitational lensing—that just happens to look like a space invader.
Ro-Bear was gracious enough to brave the icy February wind chill during Philly’s 8Static to speak with us about how he got into chiptunes, his chip pop/rap group Kill3r Whale, and where he sees the chipmusic scene going in the future.
Museum of the Moving Image in NYC has a pretty awesome gift shop with a hefty selection of books on all sorts of stuff the typical Albotian would be in to: movies, art, and of course, video games.
I had a pretty tough time deciding on which book to get, but I wound up going with Nintendo Magic mainly because I like the face Satoru Iwata is making in the picture up top. I kind of regret the decision because it’s only $7.98 on Amazon (only 2 left in stock as I write this!), but whatevs.
Any readers out there have any of the other books pictured? If so, let us know how they are in the comments.
What would happen if there were an 8-Bit fighter for the NES called Spirit Fighter featuring different characters from Studio Ghibli movies? Planet earth would be way more awesome, that’s what!
Too bad it’s not a real game, but it’s a sweet shirt designed by Drew Wise and you can get it from The Yetee for just $11. Then wear it while you learn how to make a game exactly like this so I can play the living potatoes out of it.
“SUPER MARIO DOESN’T CALL ME A FAG SO WHAT THE FUCK MAKES YOU SO SPECIAL.”
This is the snarky 8-bit art of melonjaywalk. Each piece has a pretty unique story, for example, here’s the story behind the “Mario Fag” piece:
This was done..
I dunno’. It’s half a response to the question ‘why do you like video games so much’. Well, Mario’s not gonna’ complain about the state of the economy, or call me an abomination and tell me who I can’t marry, or criticize the way I dress, etc.
So how could I not prefer videogames to real life.