Papercraft and Video Games

23 03 2009

Just wanted to update with something interesting that looks at another example of the inspiration video games bring to individual creativity. Over my time on the Internet I have seen a number of video game themed papercrafts featured on gaming sites and around the net. For example, Nintendo Papercraft is a site that catalogs papercrafts of Nintendo video game characters and objects found around the net that can be constructed by downloading, printing out and constructing the model. Below is an example of a finished model of Samus from Super Smash Bros Brawl found on Nintendo Papercraft in front of other papercraft models, including some from the series.

Samus from Super Smash Bros Brawl in Papercraft

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Valentine’s Day for Gamers

13 02 2009

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! Why not mix it up with gaming?

Blizzard created some wallpapers for the day based on the Zerg, Protoss, and Terran of StarCraft fame. You can get them at the wallpaper page of starcraft2.com. All three feature a witty line and symbolic construction related to the game. Check out the Terran one for example, which features what looks like a Terran construction in the shape of a heart and the line “Hell, it’s about Valentine”. Read the rest for more on Valentine’s Day and gaming.

Terran Valentine
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More Mario Kart Music and Mayhem

30 01 2009

Here is a collection of Mario Kart inspired videos to check out. Some of these videos are musical, while others focus on physical humor. The first video is by prankster Rémi Gaillard who’s homepage, full of links to his prank videos, can be found here. Click for the rest of the Mario Kart videos.

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“bob’s game” Developer Protesting for a Dev-Kit

7 01 2009

Bob, creator of bob’s game, needs a development kit for the Nintendo DS to finish the game he has created. Nintendo won’t give him one. According to Destructoid, Robert has spent 5 years developing the game on his own and taught himself how to do so.
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