13 posts tagged pax
Cool/creepy Cave Story Quote cosplayer with Cave Story creator Daisuke Amaya at PAX. If you never give up, and you believe in yourself, some day you’ll meet someone dressed up as the thing you made. Fatal Fury cap not guaranteed.
Buy: Cave Story 3D Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more See also: More Cave Story posts
Mario, Link, and a Star Fox Arwing battle an amalgamation of their arch-enemies… In space! This illustration comes from Mitch Loidolt, and will be displayed and sold as a limited edition print at PAX’s Fangamer vs. Attract Mode show/party this Saturday night.
Buy: Star Fox 64 3D, Star Fox Command See also: More Star Fox stuff
If you’re at PAX, you should totally check out the lounge area (map here). You can play Nintendo’s upcoming lineup (including DQMJ2, two Kirby games, and I believe Rhythm Heaven!), eat Kirby-themed cotton candy, and collect this junk! You have to play games to collect the buttons, I believe, and collect buttons to “earn” more freebies.
And all you PAX attendees also need to make sure to stop by Booth #3838 to visit our friends from Attract Mode and Fangamer (I think Mare and Cory are there, too?)!
Eric and I are holding our respective forts this weekend, so it’s up to you to make it Party Slime.
See also: More Dragon Quest posts
Reveal trailer for Bit.Trip Fate, an upcoming WiiWare shoot’em up (on-rails?) starring CommanderVideo.
Bullet point features from the new official site:
- The Nunchuk controls CommanderVideo and the Wii Remote’s pointer fires anywhere on screen!
- Collect power-ups to call on CommanderVideo’s friends for powerful shot upgrades!
- A chiptune-inspired dubstep soundtrack helps bring the action to a whole new level!
- Video game worlds collide with appearances from Super Meat Boy and Mr. Robotube!
- Chipmusic artist Minusbaby helps set the tone with a special guest appearance!
See also: More Bit.Trip games
Insane Killer 7 shirt by Cory Schmitz (EXP), currently for sale at Attract Mode’s PAX booth — which is in the North Lobby’s Band Land area, next to Anamanaguchi’s setup.
I reaaaally hope Attract Mode eventually sells this tee online. They have a ton of other fantastic goods at PAX: LSDJ carts, modded game boys, a rad Street Fighter print by Corey Lewis, a Canabalt print by Adam ‘Atomic’ Saltaman, Pokemon comics, Japanese zines (8bit Love, The Eightbit Fighters Chronicles vol. 1), and copies of Fort90Zine #3, which I contributed to.
Plus, if you mention this post to the guys a PAX, you’ll receive $10 off a purchase totaling $50+ (considering all the neat stuff they have, you’ll likely spend that much).
See also: Visit our friends at PAX!
If you’re spending the weekend at the Penny Arcade Expo (thanks for making some time to check our site, btw!), please make sure you visit to our comrades at the event. And if you’ve cash to spare, please give them your monies, too.
- 2 Player Productions (Reformat the Planet), video game culture shop Attract Mode, Letters To An Absent Father artist Mare Odomo, EXP zine creator Cory Schmitz, and other talented folks are all sharing a booth, selling hella merchandise. You won’t find a nicer group of dudes (and dudettes) at PAX. Unfortunately, I’ve no idea where that booth is!
- Fangamer will also have lots of video game apparel and other goods to sell. Apparently, our friend Fort90 was even able to score a Tiny Cartridge pin (pictured) at the booth! We were surprised by the whole thing, too! You can visit them at booth #3838, which is near Square Enix’s huge setup on the fourth floor.
Disclaimer: We are currently running a contest with 2PP and Fangamer that is the fucking bees’ knees. We’re giving away Reformat the Planet DVDs, shirts, import DS games, Dragon Quest figures, and more. If you miss it, you’re basically a terrible person.
A song from the Scott Pilgrim video game’s soundtrack performed by Anamanaguchi at PAX East. The chip music group debuted the track against a backdrop of images from the upcoming game — our first look at the title’s amazing sprite work — remixed by visual artists Paris and Outpt.
All the rad people we know are involved in the project:
Ubisoft Montreal, for those who don’t recognize the studio, produced 2007’s TMNT GBA game, which was a pretty fun old school TMNT/River City Ransom-esque brawler. Hopefully, this video game adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comic will turn out as fun as that GBA release under these talented folks’s direction.
And one last reminder for PAX East attendees: Visit our Attract Mode friends at 2 Player Productions’s booth by the main theater, and mention Tiny Cartridge to get a 10 percent discount on their excellent gear!
See also: “Dawn Metropolis” by Anamanaguchi
First look at the Scott Pilgrim video game, and it’s the business. In its PAX East concert last night, chip music rockers Anamanaguchi revealed it’s handling the soundtrack for the game adaptation of the Bryan Lee O’Malley movie/comic.
Paul Robertson, who does some fuck-awesome sprite work for 5th Cell, is providing artwork and animation help for the 8-bit-styled 2D brawler (these shots give me a River City Ransom vibe). If this turns out anything like Robertson’s Pirate Baby’s Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006 production, WOO DOGGY.
I wasn’t interested at first when I learned Ubisoft Montreal was creating a Scott Pilgrim game, but Pixeltao’s involvement in the project made me a little curious. Now that I hear Anamanaguchi and Paul Robertson are up in this bitch, this thing sounds like a dream. I’m way more excited after seeing these shots than I was after watching the Scott Pilgrim movie trailer.
The gents at Attract Mode have more details and dozens of exclusive screenshots from the game. Don’t forget that if you visit Attract Mode’s booth at PAX East and mention our site, they’ll give you a 10 percent discount on their rad merch, just like that. That’s how great these dudes are.
See also: Paul Robertson’s Syke energy animation
If you’re at PAX East, why are you spending your precious time there at our silly site? You should be running to the 2 Player Productions booth by the main theater, where you can buy some great chip music albums and other junk.
Also, rumor has it that if you mention our Tiny site to Adam (that’s this dude), he’ll give you a 10% discount on your Attract Mode merchandise of choice. Finally, a tangible benefit to reading Tiny Cartridge! It’s not all disappointment and broken promises!
And for those of you wondering, we’ll announce the winners of our PAX 09 DVD contest soon, likely through Twitter first, so you’ll want to make sure you follow us. :o)
[Image via Nobuooo]
For those that need the reminder, we’re giving away several box sets of the PAX 2009 DVDs produced by our cronies at 2 Player Productions. The collections, each of which includes six DVDs and over 10 hours of filmed content from last year’s Penny Arcade Expo, is valued at $40.
All you need to do to enter is leave substantive comments in any of our posts published between this announcement and March 25th, 11:59 CDT. You can also stack you contest entries by tweeting the following message:
@TinyCartridge is giving away a PAX DVD Set & I want to win the damn thing: http://is.gd/aO2xK RT to enter!
2 Player Productions will also be selling some really awesome merchandise at PAX East later this week, so make sure you stop by there. I hear there might even be some custom game boys at their booth…
They’re sharing space with Attract Mode, too, so you know their booth is going to be off the damn hook. If you attend PAX East and don’t stop by to say “Hi” to 2PP and Attract Mode, I am not going to be your friend anymore.
See also: Watch the Penny Arcade reality show
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle toilet paper. Chester Greczkowski Tweeted this image, presumably from PAX.
I don’t just appreciate this as (cost-effective) swag — I enjoy the toilet theme that Suda 51 semi-intentionally built around No More Heroes with constant toilet references both in-game and in interviews. And it reminds me of this slightly sad photo from a Japanese launch event of the first game (via Famitsu, obviously):
Why sad? Well, it shows Suda 51 and Marvelous’s CEO Yasuhiro Wada presiding over a launch event for the game, for which basically nobody showed up.
28 hours later … (it’s actually 24 hours later, but this is more appropriate for our zombie theme)
Here’s the complete, uncropped poster that we posted a portion of last night. We love anything that has to do with Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ, much like the undead love anything that has to do with brains.
Quick recap of the game:
- a DS shoot’em-up
- stars a machine gun-toting Little Red Riding Hood
- enemies consist of zombiefied fairy tale characters
- due October 28th with the budget price of $19.99
I just noticed that Barcelona-based developer EnjoyUp and publisher Gammick Entertainment both have an upside-down question mark and exclamation mark in their logos, respectively. Clever!