Are you paying attention? This will be a quick tutorial on customizing your Nintendo DS Lite. Here we go. Step one: draw some stuff. It probably helps if you can draw. Step two: vectorize that business and print it out.
In movies, cartoons and RPGs, nothing says “Good Morning!” like a couple of birds chirping. Except of course someone actually saying “Good Morning!” But I’d rather not have birds as pets if it means locking them up in a cage.
The Sticky Light is an interactive plaything that’s capable of scanning movements in real time, and following them with a laser light beam.
The tracking technology, developed by the Department of Information Physics at the University of Tokyo’s Komuro Laboratory, Sticky Light uses a laser diode, a photodetector and a pair of beam-steering mirrors to automatically trace your movements.
We may have moved past the blocky look of pixels in modern gaming, but the designs of squares on squares that mark classic games continue to have special places in the hearts of gamers. But what if those storied jaggy characters and interfaces were thrust into the real world?
I was snooping around over on Flickr this morning, when I found these amazing artists renders of some of the new and improved creatures you’ll find in the upcoming Bioshock 2. For starters, here’s a shot of the much-anticipated new Big Sister.
Elevators have become a common fixture in urban environments. People don’t really acknowledge them anymore; we just pass through them to get somewhere else. Kind of like the Midwest. I’m kidding. But anyone who goes to advertising company Dubois meets Frogger‘s Antwerp office will definitely take note of the building’s warehouse elevator.
PC World recently featured 12 geeky tattoos (the article calls them “tech tattoos”, but there are video game related ones as well) , but I think most of them can simply be called “dumb ideas.” Let’s have a look at some of the featured mistakes tattoos:
I’m not too disgusted with that USB tattoo, because well, it’s simply lame.
If Ozzy Osbourne ever thinks of selling a line of flash disks, he should have heavy metalchemist-technojeweler-Etsy seller sempercura design them. She combines metal, crystals and technology in a cauldron, adds a dash of powdered goat skulls and a pinch of darkness to come up with gloriously creepy flash disks that can also be worn as necklaces.
An asymmetrical slice of awesome, Studio FRST’s 16943 concept TV accommodates media in the standard 4:3 aspect ratio as well as in the 16:9 widescreen format, hence the name.
Studio FRST also exalts its creation as “A technological sculpture in levitation.
I have fond memories of playing with a Lite-Brite when I was growing up. As a matter of fact, I can’t get that damned commercial out of my head at the moment. Of course, most of those childhood memories were those of frustration from either losing half of the colored pegs between the couch cushion, or my complete inability to create anything other than the barely legible text “Lite Brite” made up of pegs.
Who will win: the gigantor Xbox 360, or the lovable mascots of Nintendo? Unfortunately for Microsoft, the ‘box has been cast in the role of villain in this piece, and you know what happens to the villains….
If you have a moment in Halo 3 you’re particularly proud of, you can savor the video and even force everyone you know to watch it. But maybe that’s not enough for you. Maybe you need your deeds commemorated with the beauty and flair they deserve.