By: starlordtitus May 31, 2011 | 12 Comments
This is a personal story about how my family celebrate our birthdays using characters from video games and related likes.
Every year we celebrate 8 birthdays. 6 boys and the parents. As you can see my parents tried for a girl xD But to tell this story, I must start with my brother's. Joshua creates drawings of video game characters as well as just about anything one can think of. He started by taking drawings of his older brother (me haha) and copying them. Over time however, he grew drastically in skill, and eventually developed his own techniques for his art. He began utilizing special unique ink pens from Japanese companies created drawings that have a "stand out" look. Eventually, he decided to use his talent to create birthday cards for his family, and thus became the tradition every year. Upon his birthday however, I myself create a birthday card for him as I was the first artist of the family ;D
After the birthday cards are created, everyone in the family signs the cards and leaves a comment wishing the person a happy birthday. The card is then accompanied by a tray with food for breakfast in bed while singing "Happy Birthday" to the individual. Upon finishing, the entire day results in a video game bash. Friends are invited over as we brawl out in various video games, occasionally hosting tournaments that include large amounts of food and drinks. As the day passes and the evening comes, The birthday cake is made and customized to the person's interests. Normally either with video game characters or other things like sport balls for the athletic fanatics in my family. Or edible flowers decorations and fruit for when it's my mother's birthday. The candles are then lit and we sing to the person and give presents. At the end of the day we say goodbye to our friends or they spend the night, leading up to a video game night haul up to 5am. This results in the following day of sleeping all day, like a real party should be XD
Video games have always been a part of my life, and I can appreciate how art and video games can be brought together to celebrate birthdays. As such, I wanted to share some photos with you all to give you some idea of how we celebrate our birthdays with video game art :D
The Tank (Left 4 Dead 2)
Light And Darkness Dragon (Yugioh)
Antartic G-Adult Weddel Seal (Resident Evil) Original Design
Sonic The Hedgehog
Super Saiyan 2 Goku
By: DragonKiss83 May 26, 2011 | 3 Comments
Here comes a new family game, will it be any good?
Up to for players can run around at once dressed as Disney characters, including Pixar. You'll get platforming, puzzles, collecting, and fights. The levels you run around in are based of of the movies like Monsters Inc, Alice in Wonderland, and Tron. The game will have 6 worlds to play in with more to come as DLC. To add to it as you play your characters gets new weapons to match their costume that can be leveled up, plus you can take weapons from enemies.
It will be kind of cheesy, but could be fun. The hardest thing about family games is finding something easy enough for the kids and fun enough for the parent. I've picked up the Cars games from Disney and they are decent, with the exception of Mater's Tall Tales on Wii (total peice of crap). The Lego games for Harry Potter, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Rock Band have been ok. But many of the family games are just cheaply made with a liscence on them to make kids want them. What ever happened to the good ones?
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