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Pixel art controllers coming from Hyperkin this September

We've got a hard and fast rule against caps lock here on Joystiq, but don't think we didn't write at least three unacceptably uppercase headlines about Hyperkin's forthcoming line of pixel art controllers for PCs and Macs. Beyond the aforementioned platforms and the fact that they're slated to r...

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'Home' is a pixel-art horror adventure game from Benjamin Rivers

We've got a bit of a penchant for the macabre here at Joystiq, and as far as we're concerned, horror themes are drastically underrepresented in both adventure games and pixel art. It's a massive oversight in the industry, but one-man indie development studio Benjamin Rivers may fill that esoter...

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Man uses Tetris to create Luigi, awe

At Joystiq, we're firm believers in the idea that every human being has an instrument to which they are naturally attuned, for self expression and emotional release. In most cases, a person's instrument is a literal instrument; Steve Vai and Regina Carter come to mind as ready examples. Sometim...

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Goldfish pixel-art music video is swimming with gaming references

How many video-game references can South African electronica group Goldfish fit into roughly 4 minutes of painstakingly, beautifully animated pixel art? All of them, it turns out. All of the references. We stopped counting after a hojillion. [Thanks, Christopher!]...

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Pixel artist releases free pack of gaming-related Minecraft character skins

Sure, you've created a working computer in Minecraft, or recreated a Mega Man game, but maybe you should spend a little time customizing the most important part of that blocky world: yourself. Pixel artist Gary Lucken, also known as Army of Trolls, has created a pack of 15 different Minecraft chara...

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Get 8-bit on your fridge with Magnetic Pixels

A cute idea for homes without small children, the Magnetic Pixels box comes with 1400 10mmx10mm colored magnetic "pixels" from Kikkerland for $30 (or buy directly from the creator). In the right hands, we can imagine some inspired 8-bit art covering those blank white canvasses known as refrigerato...

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