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iam8bit's Entertainment System to feature in retro art exhibit

Los Angeles gallery iam8bit is hosting an art exhibit in celebration of 1980s games, called "iam8bit Entertainment System." Here's where it gets a tad confusing: It also has a physical console designed specifically for retro gaming, called "iam8bit Entertainment System." So, the iam8bit...

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IndieCade at E3: Hokra, a minimalist sports game with huge appeal, equal barriers

Of all the games littering the IndieCade floor at E3, just one of them truly belonged there in a way that the others just couldn't touch: Ramiro Corbetta's Hokra. It wasn't necessarily flashier, prettier or more famous than any of the other titles, but it was a game made for public exhibitions...

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iam8bit's American Icons gallery features portraits of toys and old consoles

Jason Brockert is traditionally a landscape painter, but one day he noticed a Star Wars Stormtrooper figurine sitting on his shelf, and decided to try painting it. "The first one came out terrible," he says. "A week later, I was like I'll try again. The second one, I was like oh, that's kind of...

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Watch SUPER iam8bit host more than 1,000 gamers on opening night, be jealous

If you don't already feel completely unhip for not yet attending the SUPER iam8bit exhibition in Los Angeles, this video will help depress you to the appropriate levels of self-loathing. The new SUPER iam8bit gallery in Echo Park looks like a little slice of gamer heaven on the West Coast,...

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I am information about I am 8-bit 2.007 [update 1]

Game Informer has posted a nice preview of the 2007 I am 8-bit art show, along with some of the art that will be featured. I am 8-bit is an annual art exhibition that celebrates classic videogame culture and iconography, with an emphasis on Nintendo and their NES-era third parties. It's also the...

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