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  • Blog Post: The[Crafty]Gamer: Dan Rouse (8-Bit Mario Pillow)

    In the latest entry of The[Crafty]Gamer, Oakland native Dan Rouse explains how to piece together a complex pillow highlighting one of gaming's biggest icons. Full name: Dan Rouse Age: 43 Hometown: Oakland, CA Occupation: Landscape designer Creation: 8-bit Mario Pillow Tell us about your work. What’s... More
  • Blog Post: The[Crafty]Gamer: Robert Mangaoang (PlayStation Move, Zombie Prints)

    This week The[Crafty]Gamer features Robert Mangaoang from Honolulu, who has created amazing prints featuring iconic characters and the possibilities of PlayStation Move. Plus get a sneak peek of his zombie art. You can find his impressive zombie-themed art in the latest issue of Game Informer. Read on... More
  • Blog Post: The[Crafty]Gamer: Andreas Heikaus (Mario Bros. Sidewalk Speedrun)

    Last week we reported on a Mario speedrun unlike anything you've ever seen — a Mario Bros. run through seamlessly playing out on a sidewalk. We got in contact with the producer, Andreas Heikaus from Germany, to get the scoop on how the impressive video was put together. Name: Andreas Heikaus... More
  • Blog Post: The[Crafty]Gamer: Dan Bull (Generation Gaming Rap)

    This week The[Crafty]Gamer features U.K. artist, Dan Bull. While seriously ill, all Bull could do was play games, which eventually sparked the idea of this comprehensive track chronicling the history of video games. Check out the post for the full story, plus listen to the track below for a trip down... More
  • Blog Post: The[Crafty]Gamer: David Stonecipher (Characters Of Gaming/LOST Crossover)

    LOST may have had its final episode a few weeks ago, but its spirit lives on through these LOST-inspired comic panels. Oklahoma native David Stonecipher takes characters from the popular television series and creates his interpretation of these individuals as classic video game characters. Check out... More
  • Blog Post: The[Crafty]Gamer: Rob Kovacs (Piano Interpretation Of Air Man Theme)

    This week The[Crafty]Gamer features NYC pianist and composer, Rob Kovacs. Check out his piano interpretation of Mega Man's Air Man theme, find out what it takes to learn to play classic 8-bit tunes on live instruments, and more. Full name: Rob Kovacs Age: 27 Hometown: Grew up near Cleveland, now... More
  • Blog Post: The[Crafty]Gamer: Shawn Smith (Shawnimals)

    Welcome to Shawnimaland! Population: 400-plus unique creatures created since Shawnimals began in 2001. The Chicago-based company is led by former Electronic Gaming Monthly staff member Shawn Smith, who has gone on to produce toys, apparel, comic books, and hit DS game, Ninjatown, under the Shawnimals... More
  • Blog Post: The[Crafty]Gamer: Aquma (Jay-Zelda: Beats Awakening)

    This week The[Crafty]Gamer features "Aquma" from the west coast. Check out his Team Teamwork-inspired track, Jay-Zelda: Beat's Awakening. Name: "Aquma" Age: 24 Hometown: California Occupation: Intern Creation: Roc Feathers (From the upcoming EP Jay-Zelda: Beat's Awakening... More
  • Blog Post: The[Crafty]Gamer: Joey Fernandez (Embroidered Patches)

    This week The[Crafty]Gamer features Joey Fernandez, who has created some incredibly detailed embroidered patches inspired by popular video games. Check out this post to learn more about the effort that goes into designing and assembling patches, and take a peek at his work. Full name: Joey Fernandez... More
  • Blog Post: The[Crafty]Gamer: Lauren Gregg (Nerd Art)

    This week The[Crafty]Gamer features freelance illustrator Lauren Gregg. Read on to learn more about the artist and what it takes to create colorful "Nerd Art" prints. Full name: Lauren Gregg Age: 28 Hometown: I currently live in Athens, GA by way of Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Upper Marlboro... More
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