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Wacom adds Pressure to the iPad Stylus competition

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Wacom adds Pressure to the iPad Stylus competition

The world of digital art is ever changing; it seems once you have a handle on technology, you’d best be prepared for some frequent changes. The tablet market is shaking things up in the realm of computers, and I dreamed that one day that Wacom would throw its hat into the ring with a stylus for the iPad  - and that fantastic Wacom pressure sensitivity.

Let’s just say dreams do come true.

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Comic Issues 1 Year Anniversary Contest!

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Comic Issues 1 Year Anniversary Contest!

Set your Google calenders because a very special day is coming.

A day so epic that it will live in infamy.

On February 10, 2012, your favorite podcast staring the Comic Issues Crew will turn one year old.

Spawned from a glimmer in the eye of four fanboys, Comic Issues has produced 52 podcasts, 300 clones, an unmeasurable amount of Star Wars jokes, and our own brand of mythical Peanut Butter. Comic Issues has brought its listeners hours of entertainment with a little bit of geek news sprinkled on top.  We have covered major events like the San Diego Comic-Con, and the launch of DC’s New 52 while taking the time for important topics such as “What to do in a zombie apocalypse.”  Comic Issues has grown, with the addition of writers and podcasters Leland Pierce and Caleb Cleveland and the arrival of its sister podcast Movie Issues.

There are no words that can describe the thanks that we have for our supportive listeners, so instead we’ve decided to give away more prizes.

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The Artists who Love Star Wars

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The Artists who Love Star Wars

Very few things have had an impact on people the way Star Wars has. At the time of the release of Episode IV: A New Hope, nothing like it had been really seen before. The scope and imagination of it all felt so expansive and endless. It was Star Trek on crack.

Star Wars has continued to capture the minds of the young and old, inspiring many artists to push their own talents all in an attempt to create something that touches people the way Star Wars had touched them. Those artists continue to pay homage in their off time, sketching Star Wars pieces out of love for the franchise that inspired them.

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Pixelated Fashion Week!

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Pixelated Fashion Week!

During Japan’s Fashion Week, designer Kunihiko Morinaga debuted his 8-Bit re-imagining of women’s clothing from his line “anrealage.”  His fashion line for the fall and winter 2011/2012 season encompasses quite the range of women’s clothing: everything from professional attire and dresses to sweatshirts and athletic-wear.  These contain the same pixelated feel to them, and, from far away, appear normal.  A close-up view makes them appear distorted and, well, pixelated.  The video footage from the show is fascinating; check it out below!

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Smithsonian Art Museum Creating “Art of Video Games” Exhibit

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Smithsonian Art Museum Creating “Art of Video Games” Exhibit

As many geeks have been saying for a while now (and as I’ve started earlier), video games should be considered art.  Now it appears that the general masses, or at least one of the most well-known art museums, is starting to accept that fact.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum, located in Washington, D.C., is opening an exhibit titled “The Art of Video Games” in March of 2012.  Not only are they setting up what they feel are the most artistic displays of pixelated power, but they are asking the general public to have input on what games should be displayed.

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The Zelda Project – Taking Cosplay to Another Level

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The Zelda Project – Taking Cosplay to Another Level

Cosplay is an art form that takes a lot of time, dedication, and money.  At almost every event that the Pixelated Geek staff covers, we are impressed with what dedicated fans do to represent their favorite franchise and/or character.  However, it is not often that we are blown away by such fantastically detailed costumes.

Recently, we were tipped off about a group of very dedicated cosplayers that are recreating the Zelda universe in real life.  The Zelda Project (TZP) is a grassroots cosplay project originally thought out by costume designer, Sarah Quillian. The TZP team’s goal is to create a very detailed and unique film trailer by December 2011.  The first part of their project, which is currently underway, consists of creating the costumes, hiring the right looking actors that look similar to the characters, finding the right locations that could represent Hyrule, then creating beautiful photosets like the one seen past the break.

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Pixelated Podcast Ep.51 – The More you Joe

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Pixelated Podcast Ep.51 – The More you Joe

This weeks episode was just amazing. With a much larger cast. As we are joined not only by Joe Peacock but special guest Cinerina. We start off the episode with some True Believer Joements. (Moment with Joe) Jam to some Apple Conference news. Have a Cheri Inspirational Joement about Art. Kickass and chew bubble gum with some PAX Duke talk. More art talk about Wacom Tablets. Wrapping up with a roundtable discussion about the recent Rumor on the Riddler for Batman 3.

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  • True Believer Joements
  • Jam to some Apple Conference news
  • Cheri Inspirational Joement about Art
  • PAX Duke talk
  • Art Talk about Wacom Tablets
  • Rumor on the Riddler for Batman 3

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TRON Lamp is Required for Every I/O Tower

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TRON Lamp is Required for Every I/O Tower

Even though the TRON sequel is still a few months away, Indestructibles user Greg Madison has created a work of art that would look great next to Sarc’s console.

My main source of inspiration resides in movies, video games and science fiction. Well, what is the common point between TRON , ZeldaFinal Fantasy , etc???

Answer: The luminescent shapes which represent electronic circuits or magic spells. I have always been marveled by these visual effects and I do think I am not the only one.

Called the MADYLIGHT, It seems simple enough to make, and I think my ENCOM employee badge would go great sitting next to it.

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[via Instructables]