The Wonderful Twitter Avatars of Joey Ellis

Posted 10 years ago by Art

One of my favorite things about Twitter is how it is a great place to discover artists. Over the years I’ve been tweeting either I’ve stumbled across artists with similar interests or they’ve found me somehow. One in particular is Joey Ellis, and if you follow him you’re most likely familiar with his awesome Twitter avatars.

His trademark is an awesome avatar of a character you’re familiar with wearing Mickey ears. Here are some of my favorites.

You can find the whole collection in this huge Flickr set.

Cool Stuff: NES Harmonicas

Posted 10 years ago by Games, Stuff

If you grew up with the Nintendo Entertainment System like I did, I’m sure you wasted countless hours blowing into your games trying to get a few more levels of gameplay out of them when they were on the fritz. Usually that didn’t accomplish anything besides making you look like a dork, but now you can relive your old NES memories while playing the harmonica.

Some genius on Etsy has jammed some harmonicas into old NES cartridges, and should be rewarded for his amazing idea, so head over to his shop and buy one or two.

I think I speak for us all in saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Found via Chris Coyier

NES Toploader Giveaway Winner!

Posted 10 years ago by Games

The Retro Entertainment System NES Toploader contest was a huge success! Almost 110 people entered, but as you all know, there can only be one winner this time. (Come back next Saturday for a giveaway with four winners!).

And the Winner is…

Sand, comment #105.

Bonus: Your Favorite NES Games

NES Chart

Here is a super-dumbed down/probably not very accurate chart with the top games mentioned in the comments of the giveaway post. The Legend of Zelda was the big winner, with Super Mario Bros 1 and 3 close behind.

Thanks to you all for entering, and make sure to come back next week, because there’s going to be a huge giveaway celebrating the release of DK Publishing’s LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary, thanks to the folks at DK!

Giveaway: 8-Bit Retro NES Toploader

Posted 10 years ago by Games

To help celebrate Saturday Morning Central’s new design, I’m giving away one Retro Entertainment System NES Toploader. All you have to do is leave a comment, and say what your favorite NES game is, and I will pick one winner randomly! Make sure to use a valid email address, because that’s how I will contact you.

The Retro Entertainment System will play your old NES cartridges, because sometimes having your retro games in physical form is still cooler than using emulators.

The contest ends on October 1st at 5:00pm EST.

What are you waiting for?

Contest is closed.

Congratulations to Sand! You were selected randomly to win the NES Toploader!

8-bit and Beyond Art Show by The Autumn Society

Posted 11 years ago by Art, Games

no more bulliying

The Autumn Society, the group of artists in Philadelphia whom you may have heard of from their 80’s Pop Art Show is putting on another event that I wish I could go to. 8-Bit and Beyond looks like it’s going to be another awesome show.

Mr. Goomba

Via Doctoroc, who is going to be the DJ at the event. Check out his post for many more examples of the art that will be there.