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Reviews

Work Is Hell and the Dark Comedy 'Yuppie Psycho' Revels in It

Come work at Sintracorp! The coffee is awful, the workplace is toxic, and you don't really have much choice.
Danielle Riendeau
4.26.19
NYC

This Animator Spent Months Recreating ‘This Is America’ on an Ancient Computer

“I cannot dance, but at least I can make an animation about the dance.”
Beckett Mufson
7.10.18
Crafting

Inside the Pixelated World of Perler Bead Art

I started making beaded crafts as a hobby, but soon I was hooked on the retro aesthetic and the vibrant community that supports it.
Kyle McCoy
5.23.18
Crossing Souls

This ‘Stranger Things’-Inspired Game Has Me Stuck in a Moral Upside Down

‘Crossing Souls’ has a lot of heart, warmth, and unfortunately, stereotypes.
Danielle Riendeau
2.15.18
free play

This Tiny Adventure is a Perfect Slice of The Twilight Zone

‘Midnight Scenes: The Highway’ is ‘Thimbleweed Park’ artist Octavi Navarro’s pint-sized creepy adventure.
Danielle Riendeau
10.30.17
felt zine

[NSFW] Tropical Pixel Art Harks Back to the Days of Gameboys and NES

Creators premieres the 29th issue of FELT Zine, this time from mysterious artist group Muay Thai Food Club.
Nathaniel Ainley
4.22.17
The Old Web

The Next Great Setting for Video Games? Pre-Broadband Internet.

A new breed of games seek to explore the web that was.
Zack Kotzer
12.6.16
Art

An Abandoned Technology Gets Repurposed to Make Retro Art

A rare, pre-digital television broadcasting system gets revived by British artist and retro digital expert Dan Farrimond.
Andrew Nunes
10.1.16
Gaming

'Trumptendo': All Your Favorite NES Games, Way Worse Hair

Classic Nintendo games modded to put the human Annoying Orange in his place.
Beckett Mufson
5.17.16
HORROR

When Pixel Art, Cyberpunk and Horror Collide [Premiere]

For Perturbator's "Sentient," Pixel art animator Valenberg creates a post-world future, where machines are persecuted by a cult of human supremacists.
DJ Pangburn
3.29.16
Art

How Paint Swatches Became Porn & Prose Pixel Art

UK artist Nick Smith plays on the format of paint color charts to create pixelated 8-bit images.
Kevin Holmes
3.11.16
VICE vs Video games

‘The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human’ Is a Cool Game That Raises the Hot Topic of Climate Change

Swedish indie studio YCJY's new title is an underwater Metroidvania set long after the seas have consumed our way of living.
Mike Diver
1.18.16
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