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If you liked LocoRoco for the PSP, this might be of interest to you. The makers of LocoRoco have made Patapon, a game that looks very promising to the ones that loved that awfully sweet world of the singing, splitting and joining LocoRoco’s. The signature of the makers is all over the game, but it looks quite different and is based on an entirely new concept: rhythm
based gameplay! Perhaps we can look at this as a mixture between … LocoRoco and Guitar Hero?

Check out the trailer of the 8 bit documentary below. Looks promising for the ones that love the bricky, 16 coloured, midi sounding era of early gaming. Pure nostalgia.

It’s frikkin’ useless, but frikkin’ fun! A glow in the dark multi-touch Rubik’s cube. Who has not only the knowledge, but also the money and the time to put a thing like this together?

This is pretty weird. Supposedly, Steven Spielberg has come up with the concept of the game “Boom Blox” that will be released by EA somewhere in the near future. The strange thing is, that Spielberg’s signature is very hard to find in at least the trailer. Let’s see how Spielbergonesque the game will turn out.

Spielberg or not, looks like a fun game to play!

Here is an excellent collection of Super Mario Galaxy like photographs. Makes you wonder what was first: the game or the photographs.

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Here’s a sci-fi animation I worked on as an intern at Lemonade Animation, for a game that has recently been released for the PSP. Be sure to click FULL at the bottom right corner of the video.

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SterSterSterSterSterVerdict: übercool!

Hey there people,

I don’t like to advertise on my blog. That’s why this blog has no advertising on it whatsoever … ever. I’m proud of that. It means to you, the reader, that you know I write for my pleasure exclusively and have the intention to just share the joy, with no further strings attached. However, there are exceptions. Sometimes companies create products that are really cool. Super Mario Galaxy, by Nintendo, is one of these products. This game is extremely well made. I choose to voluntarily advertise it, because I think it will seriously improve the quality of your life 😉

If you ‘liked’ any of the Super Mario titles of the past, you will definitely like Super Mario Galaxy very, very much. The game has all the charm and magic of the now retro Mario’s, and more! The playability, although constantly changing, is extremely smooth with the wiimote and nunchuck at all times, making 3D absolutely not a complicating factor – on the contrary. Once again, you’re the plumber, saving the princess. Just forget about the storyline, you already know it. Super Mario is all about the journey.

The environments are created with gorgeous simplicity and have, especially in cooperation with the music, a very warm and friendly feel to them, even the evil parts of the galaxy. Through what really are hundreds of puzzles, you make your way though Mario’s Galaxy, a large collections of small to tiny planets. Many strange things are done with gravity, as you sometimes walk upside down, or use magnetic objects to move through space. The game is so crammed with inovative ideas, that while you’re making your way through this adventure, you’ll be amazed at each new piece of joy that is released to you, step by step.

The game is sort of multi-player for 1.5 people, in a cooperative mode. One player can walk Mario around, while the other collects the so-called ‘star-bits’, shiny, colourfull pieces that are everywhere you go. Also, (and this is a little secret untill you find it out) the other player can hold certain items, like giant rolling balls on some planets. Even though the game isn’t really multi-player, this way you can give your kid something to do while you get to be Mario anyways 😉

It is absolutely amazing how the makers of this game have once again succeeded in re-inventing themselves and gaming in general. I will stop evangelizing after the next sentence, because this is getting disgusting.

Quit your job, get a Wii, get Super Mario Galaxy.

Did this guy invent this all by himself? What a great idea!

Finally the $100.- laptop is here, designed for tough conditions and truly international / intercultural use. Well … the thing costs $200.-, but you should buy two and get one for your own kid. Please join the happiness at the One Laptop per Child initiative and cough up the $400.- for two laptops. Your kid will love it and so will the other kid!

Google, a company you might know, has just released Android, an open source mobile platform. Open Source? Yes, open source. Hackers and other scum can now hack their phones just to their own liking. The video below is a bit crap, but can you imagine the possibilities of an open source mobile platform? Why does Google do this for free? What will be Google’s catch? They’re going TO GIVE AWAY $10.000.000,- for creative applications? Is Google the new Santa Claus?

Away with Symbian and hello to the Open Handset Alliance! Be afraid, you glossy iPhone…

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