Making One Mistake After Another
Random games I picked up from a Gamestop today

I was on my way to pick up food before going back to the hotel and stopped in a Gamestop. I looked at their used DS games and got:

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 - $2.99 - Cing adventure game I keep meaning to play. Now I can play it!

Legendary Starfy - $4.99 - Fourth entry in the Starfy series, a platformer by TOSE (who ghost developed like… everything). It’s for babies but it’s also super cute.

De Blob 2 - $3.99 - Everybody talked about how great the first one was on Wii and I’m a sucker for clever downports, but… based on the first level this is nothing like the original Wii game. It’s an adequate platformer (the setting reminds me of Splosion Man), but not the weird “paint everything” action game the original was. I dunno, I think I’m done with it after the first twenty minutes.

Zubo - $2.99 - I had never heard of it and so I googled it at the store and it got decent reviews so I picked it up. It’s a kids RPG by EA with a rhythm-based battle system (and really superb animation). I don’t remember it at all. It’s actually got some cool things going on (even if it’s for babies). Also, looking at the receipt, it looks like it was actually $0.00 because of some promo (promo 16274?) so that’s cool, I guess?

I never buy stuff from Gamestop anymore but something about being out of town and bored lowered my inhibitions. I don’t know why I did this! I already have plenty of DS games. I guess just the chance to mess around with a few DS games I never played and/or heard of (and the chance to finally force myself to get Hotel Dusk, and for dirt cheap) made me do it.

webcomicdojo:

thesilvereye:

View the fullsize tutorial on DA | The most handy hair structure tutorials are this video by Proko and thisblog post.These are useful for thinking about the direction hair locks flow with different styles: 1 2 3 4 5 | Painting Realistic Hair | Shading with gradients: 1 2 | Tutorials by me including: Gimp Brush Dynamics, Coloring Eyes and Coloring Method.

All example characters are fromThe Silver Eye webcomic!

So need this

triptone:

Last night my little sister (5th grade) was making an e-mail account

She saw gender and went to click female when she noticed the “other” choice

She looked at me confused and I started to explain that some people don’t think they fit in with strictly male or female

"Oh! You mean like transgender and stuff like that. I was freaked out for a second- I thought they meant robots."

Yet another example the kids are more open-minded than adults

nurdsite:

My buddy Tom baked a cake for his Argentinian friend to cheer her up after the world cup loss.
…they are no longer friends.

nurdsite:

My buddy Tom baked a cake for his Argentinian friend to cheer her up after the world cup loss.

…they are no longer friends.

coelasquid:

typette:

blindsprings:

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/SHAKES ON THE FLOOR IM HAVING

AN ART ATTACK

OMFG I… I will try this out asap wow

What a good idea

This is a really great trick and I gotta try it out as soon as possible.

gamespite:

How are we supposed to squeeze “bread beats scissors” into the RPS rubric, exactly?

Study: NES Fonts

pixeldigest:

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NOTE: I wanted to try something a bit different today by looking at a couple of NES era fonts. Typesetting and design is such a huge part of making an interesting UI, so I’ve selected a few examples from games I’ve enjoyed. Click on any of the icons to see the characters from each game. Do you have a specific game font that you enjoy (from across any generation)?

The Kirby’s Adventure font looks very similar to the font used in Link’s Awakening in Game Boy. I wonder if there is any common origin there.

cartoonistluke:

Bleeding Cool interviewed me about Drawn Away and cartooning. It’s also a rare chance to see me sans Hawaiian shirt. http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/07/04/crossing-america-with-drawn-away-the-genesis-of-a-comic-artist-with-luke-foster/

cartoonistluke:

In the age-old feud between artist Corey Kramer and I about whether magic or science is better for making desserts (long story), he decided to illustrate the point that science is better than magic, as seen in the picture above.  I, naturally, had to draw my own picture to show the TRUE side of the story.  Decide for yourself which side you’re on, but know there’s only one right side (mine).