On October 18, 1985, Nintendo released a small number of Nintendo Entertainment Systems in New York City, its first US market. It was bold move considering it was a time when most American consumers were more interested in personal computers than gaming systems. That first holiday season about 50,000 consoles were sold — which is only half of what Nintendo had produced. But by 1988, gaming had become a multi-billion dollar industry, and everyone and their mother had a Power Pad. Click through as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the NES with a bit of Nintendo history and trivia. … Read More
Lately, there’s been a number of creative, stop-motion Lego videos surfacing around the web. Last week it was a highly-condensed version of the original Star Wars trilogy; this week, it’s an educational documentary about the founders of microbiology. Since Lego is no longer simply about building castles and space stations in your parent’s basement, we decided this would be a good time to round up some of the best videos featuring Lego that we’ve come across. You know, to keep up with the times and whatnot.
We grouped the following videos into six categories for your viewing convenience. Enjoy them all after the jump. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we looked at dead birds killed by our trash. We listened to A-TRAK remix the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. We followed the Shepard Fairey drama. We met 50 visionaries. We had a Nintendo flashback. We realized that there’s a Republican rep for almost anything bad. We planned our fall foliage tour. We wondered when the strollers will descend on Williamsburg (and wished that Stephen Elliott had invited us to his pasting party!). We were excited about a public-funded, crowdsourced animated feature film from Aardman and the Tate. And finally, we wished that Jonathan Ames had come over to our house to watch the fake Jonathan Ames on Bored to… Read More
Will our Nintendo DSi come with pretty backup Dancers and pastel graphics? Or a golden microphone, like Jamie Lidell’s? If so, it’s funny our friends at Wired.com don’t mention it in their review of the system: “The $170 DSi supercharges the smash hit Nintendo DS platform by adding two cameras, an SD card slot, a Web browser, and the ability to download games over WiFi. But although the DSi clearly represents the downloadable future of handheld gaming, Nintendo says it’s not interested in leaping feet-first into iPhone territory. Plus, it won’t bring its catalog of cartridge-based games to digital either.” Maybe they just hate beatboxing. … Read More