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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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Concept art for Pokémon Center Paris ⊟

I haven’t seen photos of this pop-up shop, so I’ve no idea if it’s as beautiful as it looks in these sketches, but the temporary store opens tomorrow. It will remain open until June 21st, featuring a Pokémon art exhibit, Pikachu drawing lessons, downloads for the Poké Ball-patterned Vivillon, and guest appearances from the series’ yellow mascot.

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Forgotten Worlds - Famicom Disk System zine

I love this! It’s a cute fold-out booklet/poster featuring covers for Famicom Disk System games illustrated by Stephen Maurice Graham. The zine is part of Stephen’s Forgotten Worlds series, in which he explores “the lost video games of generations past and the innovative hardware that has influenced the current generation of systems today.”

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Wind Waker art from Comics vs Games 3D ⊟
Jesse Tise’s lovely illustration above will be part of Attract Mode’s Comics vs Games 3D Gallery next week, a collection of video game tributes from talented animation and comic artists — this is the first revealed piece from the gallery! In case it’s not clear, all of the artwork will be presented in 3D, and anaglyph glasses will be passed around. It would be neat if some of these pieces ended up viewable on 3DSes eventually!
Toronto’s Bento Miso will host the gallery, launching it with an opening reception on May 8th — make sure to RSVP on so you won’t miss out on the rad art, food, drinks, music, and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime tournament. If you can’t make it to the opening, you’ll be able to buy prints at Bento Miso’s amazing Bit Bazaar Spring Fair event on May 10 during the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
Also taking place May 10 at TCAF under the Comics vs Games banner (presented by The Hand eye Society and Attract Mode): a number of inspiring talks from comic and game creators, and a showcase of experimental games created through collaborations between comic and game makers. Someone buy me a plane ticket for Toronto plz.
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Wind Waker art from Comics vs Games 3D ⊟

Jesse Tise’s lovely illustration above will be part of Attract Mode’s Comics vs Games 3D Gallery next week, a collection of video game tributes from talented animation and comic artists — this is the first revealed piece from the gallery! In case it’s not clear, all of the artwork will be presented in 3D, and anaglyph glasses will be passed around. It would be neat if some of these pieces ended up viewable on 3DSes eventually!

Toronto’s Bento Miso will host the gallery, launching it with an opening reception on May 8th — make sure to RSVP on so you won’t miss out on the rad art, food, drinks, music, and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime tournament. If you can’t make it to the opening, you’ll be able to buy prints at Bento Miso’s amazing Bit Bazaar Spring Fair event on May 10 during the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

Also taking place May 10 at TCAF under the Comics vs Games banner (presented by The Hand eye Society and Attract Mode): a number of inspiring talks from comic and game creators, and a showcase of experimental games created through collaborations between comic and game makers. Someone buy me a plane ticket for Toronto plz.

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Get 20 Bravely Default villagers without StreetPass ⊟
Even with the StreetPass Relay system, getting hits on your system can be difficult in some rural areas, so I’m always happy to post workarounds here. Especially when they’re for a game like Bravely Default (and its demo) that encourages you to get StreetPasses to speed up bonus unlocks.
Super Yoshi posted this cheat that enables you to pick up villagers in the demo without StreetPasses — you may need to turn off auto-saving and make sure you haven’t hit a certain point:
Play up to the point where you get the quest for killing the second boss, Adamantite. That’s when I noticed the extra villager being available from that one NPC, so it could work earlier too.
Save your game before talking to that NPC. He is somewhere between the spell shop and equipment shop during the day.
Talk to him, and then check that your villager count has increased by 1.
Go talk to the Adventurer and choose “To title”, and then load up your save file again.
Now just talk to the villager-giving NPC again, and you should receive another villager!
Nice! And don’t forget that you can transfer those villagers to the full game once that’s released. Credit to Sayo for the artwork.
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Get 20 Bravely Default villagers without StreetPass ⊟

Even with the StreetPass Relay system, getting hits on your system can be difficult in some rural areas, so I’m always happy to post workarounds here. Especially when they’re for a game like Bravely Default (and its demo) that encourages you to get StreetPasses to speed up bonus unlocks.

Super Yoshi posted this cheat that enables you to pick up villagers in the demo without StreetPasses — you may need to turn off auto-saving and make sure you haven’t hit a certain point:

  1. Play up to the point where you get the quest for killing the second boss, Adamantite. That’s when I noticed the extra villager being available from that one NPC, so it could work earlier too.
  2. Save your game before talking to that NPC. He is somewhere between the spell shop and equipment shop during the day.
  3. Talk to him, and then check that your villager count has increased by 1.
  4. Go talk to the Adventurer and choose “To title”, and then load up your save file again.
  5. Now just talk to the villager-giving NPC again, and you should receive another villager!

Nice! And don’t forget that you can transfer those villagers to the full game once that’s released. Credit to Sayo for the artwork.

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Gravity Rush holiday card by Kyle Fewell ⊟
So happy to have an excuse to post some Gravity Rush/Kat art here. This is one of several holiday cards Attract Mode will be selling at the Bit Bazaar Winter Market, a “unique celebration of the art and craft of indie games, web comics, and good food,” going down at Toronto’s Bento Miso this Saturday. Why does everything awesome only happen in NYC, California, and Toronto?
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Gravity Rush holiday card by Kyle Fewell ⊟

So happy to have an excuse to post some Gravity Rush/Kat art here. This is one of several holiday cards Attract Mode will be selling at the Bit Bazaar Winter Market, a “unique celebration of the art and craft of indie games, web comics, and good food,” going down at Toronto’s Bento Miso this Saturday. Why does everything awesome only happen in NYC, California, and Toronto?

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More awesome Comics vs Games artwork
This piece comes from Jacob Ferguson, one of more than a dozen artists participating in Attract Mode’s gallery show that kicks off in Toronto tonight!
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More awesome Comics vs Games artwork

This piece comes from Jacob Ferguson, one of more than a dozen artists participating in Attract Mode’s gallery show that kicks off in Toronto tonight!

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Mega Men versus Astro Boys, by Daniel Dussault
There will be some dope as fuck pieces at The Toronto Comic Arts Festival’s Comics vs Games Gallery this weekend, which will be put on by Attract Mode. This artwork will be there and available to purchase, as will contributions from Tiny Cartridge regulars Maré Odomo, Ashley Davis, Kyle Fewell, Zac Gorman, etc.
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Mega Men versus Astro Boys, by Daniel Dussault

There will be some dope as fuck pieces at The Toronto Comic Arts Festival’s Comics vs Games Gallery this weekend, which will be put on by Attract Mode. This artwork will be there and available to purchase, as will contributions from Tiny Cartridge regulars Maré Odomo, Ashley Davis, Kyle Fewell, Zac Gorman, etc.

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Fantastic Lucina pencils/watercolor art by Jenninaitsu

Is it okay to talk about/identify this character yet? Everyone’s already played the game, right? And it’s not like we all weren’t spoiled about her whole deal forever ago.

Anyway, this is a great companion piece to the last amazing Jenninaitsu piece we featured.

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Dark Layton, Dark Phoenix Wright, and Level-5-style Dark Phoenix Wright, scrapped designs from the Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney artbook. These images were posted by @RyougaSaotome and are awesome.

I want to live in the alternate universe where this is the game. I can kind of visit that universe by searching Tumblr, where Dark Layton fanart is starting to show up in surprising amounts. Warning, sometimes almost always, searching Tumblr for fanart results in hella NSFW stuff.

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"Princess Peach" by Masao
Let’s all go into the weekend in this spirit: stretched out on a cushion, just playing whatever makes us happy, whether it’s Fire Emblem or Mega Man 2 – oh yeah, Mega Man 2’s out on eShop this week! – or something from the backlog.
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"Princess Peach" by Masao

Let’s all go into the weekend in this spirit: stretched out on a cushion, just playing whatever makes us happy, whether it’s Fire Emblem or Mega Man 2 – oh yeah, Mega Man 2’s out on eShop this week! – or something from the backlog.

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New round of Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC out
Fire Emblem: Awakening's first paid downloadable content is now available at your local Outrealm Gate, dubbed Champions of Yore 2 and featuring series favorite Roy.
You can pay $2.50 for the map, or spend $4 to buy the Champions Pack. The latter contains the first and currently free map, Champions of Yore 2, and the third not-yet released chapter with Micaiah.
The fantastic artwork above of “Marth,” by the way, comes from Poiv.
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New round of Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC out

Fire Emblem: Awakening's first paid downloadable content is now available at your local Outrealm Gate, dubbed Champions of Yore 2 and featuring series favorite Roy.

You can pay $2.50 for the map, or spend $4 to buy the Champions Pack. The latter contains the first and currently free map, Champions of Yore 2, and the third not-yet released chapter with Micaiah.

The fantastic artwork above of “Marth,” by the way, comes from Poiv.

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