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Artwork from Giant Robot’s Game Over on sale 

You can still visit Game Over, the art exhibition featuring pieces inspired by games, at Giant Robot in LA until the 18th, but you can also buy prints and original pieces from the show online now! The lovely pieces above are from Eddie Xu, James Kochalka, and Nookah.

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Play Shantae at Giant Robot’s Game Night ⊟
In LA on my birthday (September 21)? Go to GR2 and play Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse and Wii U Mighty Switch Force 2, while you listen to a live performance by Virt! It’s a night of WayForward!
Speaking of Pirate’s Curse, Nintendo UK recently posted a developer interview video of the game with WayForward, which you can watch here.
Anyway, I have been jealous of literally every one of these Game Night events, you guys. Except for the one I went to… and I’m still jealous I didn’t get to stay very long.
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Play Shantae at Giant Robot’s Game Night 

In LA on my birthday (September 21)? Go to GR2 and play Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse and Wii U Mighty Switch Force 2, while you listen to a live performance by Virt! It’s a night of WayForward!

Speaking of Pirate’s Curse, Nintendo UK recently posted a developer interview video of the game with WayForward, which you can watch here.

Anyway, I have been jealous of literally every one of these Game Night events, you guys. Except for the one I went to… and I’m still jealous I didn’t get to stay very long.

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"Invisible Arrival" by Edwin Ushiro
I think the Champion Edition cabinet is out of service — I can’t see any reason why you’d play the original version otherwise.
This mixed media artwork (17.4” x 17”) is available to purchase at Giant Robot for $2,500. Ushiro has several other non-gaming pieces for sale at the shop.
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"Invisible Arrival" by Edwin Ushiro

I think the Champion Edition cabinet is out of service — I can’t see any reason why you’d play the original version otherwise.

This mixed media artwork (17.4” x 17”) is available to purchase at Giant Robot for $2,500. Ushiro has several other non-gaming pieces for sale at the shop.

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Los Angelites, head over to Giant Robot tonight for Game Over 10, where you’ll be able to play plenty of fun games with similarly cool people for free.

The game on tap this time for the bi-monthly community event include Glorkbot’s Mini Adventure, the highly anticipated collaboration between James Kochalka (American Elf) and Pixel Jam (Dino Run).

Also there: Shelby Cinca and Svedsoft’s iPad game Tri-Tri-Triobelisk, Beau Bluth’s Samurai Gunn, and more. Oh, and you’ll be able to check out the awesome Game Over art exhibition while you’re there, too.

Game Over 10 kicks off at 6:30 PM, and is hosted in with Attract Mode, Meat Bun Apparel, Angry Bananas, and LA Game Space. Don’t forget to bring your 3DS!

See also: More Giant Robot posts

Artwork by Jude Buffum, Meat Bun, and Paul Robertson, up for sale as part of Giant Robot’s "Diversions" exhibition (click for larger images). If you’ve got disposable income and decorable space, this is the spot you need to point your eyes/browsers/wallets toward.

If your lifestyle is such that you can make it to things in Los Angeles (things stubbornly continue to happen in LA even though, as I’ve explained, I don’t live there), you can check out the exhibit in person through April 4. If you can’t, but want to know what it’s like for those who can, there’s a nice writeup and gallery right here!

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Important indie game things

I’ve let quite a few indie game items pile up, mostly non-Nintendo related stuff, so here’s all of them in one go!

First off, Giant Robot is hosting Game Night 8 at its L.A. location tonight, another collab with Attract Mode, Meat Bun, and other partners. The free event will feature Monaco, the much buzzed about stealth/heist multiplayer game — creator Andy Schatz and producer Andy Nguyen will be attending. Bring your 3DS for mad StreetPasses.

Christine Love has just released Analogue: Hate Story, a futuristic follow-up to Digital: A Love Story, which you may remember me raving quite a bit about. The full version is $15, but you can download a demo to get a taste of this “mystery featuring transhumanism, traditional marriage, loneliness, and cosplay.” Those of you interested in the Love Plus phenomena might appreciate this.

Friend of the site Anna “Auntie Pixelante” Anthropy has a book coming up called Rise of the Videogame Zinesters, in which she writes about “how freaks, normals, amateurs, artists, dreamers, drop-outs, queers, housewives, and people like you are taking back an art form.” Need to finish The Corner and 1Q84 by the time this is out — and half a dozen games — so I can pick it up on my Kindle day-one.

Meat Bun’s new “Cute ‘em Up” t-shirt line, featuring shirts by artists including Mariel Cartwright, Zac Gorman, Paul Robertson, and Ashley Davis, each in multiple color schemes. I’d love to meet the person brave enough to rock that Slime shirt! I know the person brave enough to rock pretty much all the other ones (meeeee).

These shirts are being sold only through Giant Robot (update: for now, anyway.) MB’s Mike McWhertor said they’ll be on the Meat Bun site too, so you’ll be able to choose your web shop.

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Whoa, you could totally be playing Fez tonight. It’s not impossible! You just have to… be in LA from 7-10 this evening, and attend the Game Night 7 event at the GR2 gallery/store/thing, where it’ll be projected onto a big wall outside. 

You’ll also get to check out Polytron’s superHYPERCUBE (a 3D Kinect game about putting cubes into holes), get first dibs on new Meat Bun shirts, and collect hella StreetPasses from all the other people there. Basically, if you want to live my ideal life, you should be at this thing tonight.

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See also: Past Game Night events

Game Night 6 features Mighty Switch Force. As always, Giant Robot’s Game Night event looks super fun, featuring a fully WayForward-themed night. This will be the first public demo of the rad-looking 3DS download game, and you’ll also be able to try the other DSiWare/PlayStation Mini games from the company! By the way, Mighty Switch Force's 3D trailer is on the U.S. eShop right now.
And while you’re there, you’ll get to see (and probably buy) the new line of Meat Bun shirts. BE THERE September 17 at 7PM. And before that, BE HERE to RSVP.
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Game Night 6 features Mighty Switch Force. As always, Giant Robot’s Game Night event looks super fun, featuring a fully WayForward-themed night. This will be the first public demo of the rad-looking 3DS download game, and you’ll also be able to try the other DSiWare/PlayStation Mini games from the company! By the way, Mighty Switch Force's 3D trailer is on the U.S. eShop right now.

And while you’re there, you’ll get to see (and probably buy) the new line of Meat Bun shirts. BE THERE September 17 at 7PM. And before that, BE HERE to RSVP.

Buy: Nintendo 3DS console (Cosmo Black, Aqua Blue)

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

See also: More 3DS news and media

If you’re in the Los Angeles area and want to get together with like-minded gamers, don’t forget that Giant Robot 2, Attract Mode, and Meatbun, and others are holding their bi-monthly Game Night event tonight, starting at 7PM.

While there, you’ll have an opportunity to play unreleased indie games (projected outdoors and playable in game stations indoors) like Haunted Temple Studios’ Advance Wars-style strategy title Skulls of the Shogun, and Revenge Labs’ fascinating 2D fighter Skullgirls

Though neither of those games are for handhelds, you’ll still want to bring your 3DS, as Giant Robot 2 is taking part in today’s “StreetPass Day” promotion.

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If you’re around Los Angeles and wishing to recapture the holiday spirit, don’t forget that Giant Robot’s rescheduled Game Night 4 is party tonight, where there will be Christmas-themed indie games (including an exclusive X-Mas edition of Super Crate Box), chiptunes, hot cocoa, cookies, and plenty of cool dudes and ladies.

You can R.S.V.P. for Game Night 4 on Facebook — the free and open-to-the-public event starts at 7PM.

[Update: Due to rain, Game Night 4 has been rescheduled! :o( We’ll let you know the new date — likely early January — when Giant Robot and Attract Mode announce it!]

It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeeeear (for LA residents). Giant Robot, Attract Mode, and Meat Bun are partnering for another event I don’t get to go to, this time Christmas-themed!

The holiday merriment will come from a special “X-mas edition” of Super Crate Box made for the event, a holiday-music version of 8-Bitar Hero, Merry Gear Solid, and more.

It takes place today, from 7-10PM at GR2 (2062 Sawtelle Blvd, West Los Angeles, CA). If you plan to check it out, RSVP here. Joys be thine, as a certain Tiny Cartridge writer has been known to say!