Giant Robot Store and GR2 News

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Game Night 9 at Giant Robot 2 Game Night 9 – I-Mockery’s Abobo’s Big Adventure and Hitbox Team’s Dustforce Saturday, March 24 2012, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Giant Robot 2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 445-9276 In conjunction with the Attract Mode, Meat Bun apparel, Angry Bananas, and LA Game Space, Giant Robot is proud to host Game Night 9, an event that takes place at GR2 about every two months. For this eighth installment, we are featuring two games: Abobo’s Big Adventure and Hitbox Team’s Dustforce. Abobo’s Big Adventure features hardcore 8 Bit action and Dustforce is a beautiful yet challenging platform. Games are free and fun to play. Also bring your Nintendo 3DS for StreetPass action. Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based publication about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles. Game Night 9 will take place on Saturday, March 24th 2012, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. For more information about Game Night, GR2, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact: Eric Nakamura Giant Robot Owner/Publisher (310) 479-7311
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iam8bit has teamed up with the lovely folks at Nintendo and pals at Giant Robot to produce a shindig for the launch of Rhythm Heaven Fever, coming out for the Wii in a few weeks!

This will perhaps be the craziest party iam8bit has produced, as the game isn’t shy about how bizarrely addictive it is. There are more than 50 mini-games, all of which are pure awesome (like snow seals rolling to a beat) and weirdly awesome (like a monkey high-fiving fellow chimps as he rotates around a clock). The game is all about keeping the rhythm to fast-paced music, which translates most perfectly into a party scenario. They’ll have an overload of activities, including:

- Live Art (by famed artists Yoskay Yamamoto and Mari Inukai, courtesy of Giant Robot)

- Photo Playset (complete with lots of crazy, oversized plush props)

Interactive Video Playset (in which you’ll be coaxed into dancing your favorite jig for the camera, and then upload it to Nintendo’s site)

- Swag Galore! (custom-designed t-shirts and posters)

- Raffle (win the art created by Yamamoto and Inukai)

- Food (yum!) Drinks (gulp!) DJ (oh yeah!)






The Giant Robot 2 (GR2) presents: Hello Spring! Spring is upon us and mysterious, whimsical, and even gritty fits the artists below. It’s going to be a fun exhibition.

The exhibition includes work by:

APAK – Ulises Farinas – Renee French – Pamela Henderson – Albert Reyes – Erika Yamashiro

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Nintendo is posting a loss of $850 million. It’s serious. Here’s why. Angry Birds? Why buy a console when you play on your phone! What is Nintendo Wii U? They haven’t produced a loss in 30 years, but recent mistakes like a $250 3DS that had to be priced lower is part of the problem. The consoles are supposed to be profitable, but the 3DS isn’t. The signature games are helping, but the gimmicks are failing. Is the 3D really important? Not at all. (Japantimes – 3DS)
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