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GR Interview: Artist Paul Robertson

  Paul Robertson is a quiet individual who’s imagery is as powerful and iconic as any digital artist. He’s from Australia, yet might be best known for his work on the Scott Pilgrim video game. With one look at his art and then the game, it’s obvious. Robertson’s art style echoes that of games of yesteryear, yet the subject matter has both retro elements and iconography yet is filled with cyber energy and excitement. His current work at Giant Robot 2 is a series of prints in Diversions.   GR: Your work has a 8 bit feel. Is that too trite of a thing to say about your work? Or is it 16bit? PR: I don’t think it’s fair to call it 8 bit or 16 bit,...

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Joystick Joy! Urinal Games Available In the UK

The only reason I’d go to the Exhibit bar would be to drink as much as I can, so I could play the urinal game. Beer, tons of it shall fill my bladder to the point of me seeing yellow. I’ll hold it in, so my slalom run will be the longest ever. I’ll smash all of the penguins easily. It may cost a few British pounds, but it’ll be worth it. I won’t joke about a joystick or a knob, that’s too easy, you do get to pee in directions to control your skiing run. Go left or right, the stream will guide your character. Yes, urinals splash, I know this, but for the joy of playing a game,...

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IndieCade 2011

Annually, Culver City opens it’s doors to IndieCade, a indie convention or conference about indie gaming, their maker and their wares. Most of the events are free which is miraculous. You can stroll into the fire station and jump right into trying the games of the future. Actually that’s not really true, most of these games will stay indie and won’t be highlighted at Best Buy anytime soon. However, the thought process an execution is something you won’t find at Best Buy, but perhaps in a couple of years when an industry creative sees what some of these “kids” are doing with the technology at hand, they’ll incorporated it into a blockbuster video game.     Pew Pew Pew Pew...

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GR2 6/25/11 – Game Night 5 Skullgirls, Skulls of the Shogun, Nintendo 3DS Streetpass

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Game Night at Giant Robot 2 Game Night 5 – Skullgirls, Skulls of the Shogun, Nintendo 3DS StreetPass Saturday, June 25 2011, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. GR22062 Sawtelle Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90025gr2.net(310) 445-9276 In conjunction with the Attract Mode videogame culture shop, Meat Bun apparel, and Angry Bananas, Giant Robot is proud to host Game Night, an event that takes place at GR2 every two months. Each evening will feature a different developer and its games in a relaxed, community-building setting. For the fifth Game Night, we present two games, Skullgirls and Skulls of the Shogun, both by separate developers. Skullgirls is a fast-paced 2D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce female...

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