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Super Monkey Ball Vs. Super Bikini Model (Bouncing On Ball)

This gravure model, Yukie Kawamura is… well, hot! And she looks great in her bikini’s while playing Super Monkey Ball for the PS Vita. And who would have thought bouncing on an exercise ball would make you better at Super Monkey Ball?

Honestly I’d trade my PS Vita and Super Monkey Ball for Yukie. But the game does look like a lot of fun too.

Mark Renna // Super PolyPixel

Hackers Find A Way To Play Homebrew Games On Vita
The Playstion Vita has been out on the market for less than 4 months, and there are already reports of hacking. W. Ololo has made a humorous post stating that certain PSP digital games have a vulnerability that allows hackers to use their homebrew apps and games on the Vita.  
The games in question are HotShots Tennis and MotorStorm: Arctic Edge. So far this workaround doesn’t allow the hackers to play pirated games, or allow full use of the Vita’s feature. I would imagine that the homebrewers are using PSP games for the work around, so I’d guess these are PSP homebrew apps. Sony has since had the games removed. That’s two less games available for a system that so far isn’t really exploding out on the market.
My personal opinion is lax up a bit Sony. If the homebrew scene wants to create homemade apps for your yet to be thriving system, then allow them to do so. As long as the homebrew doesn’t undercut your game sales (you guys are doing that just fine by yourselves), allowing owners to feel they actually own the device they paid for and customize it as they see fit could only benefit the system in the long run.Jose Ortiz // Super PolyPixel

Hackers Find A Way To Play Homebrew Games On Vita

The Playstion Vita has been out on the market for less than 4 months, and there are already reports of hacking. W. Ololo has made a humorous post stating that certain PSP digital games have a vulnerability that allows hackers to use their homebrew apps and games on the Vita.  

The games in question are HotShots Tennis and MotorStorm: Arctic Edge. So far this workaround doesn’t allow the hackers to play pirated games, or allow full use of the Vita’s feature. I would imagine that the homebrewers are using PSP games for the work around, so I’d guess these are PSP homebrew apps. Sony has since had the games removed. That’s two less games available for a system that so far isn’t really exploding out on the market.

My personal opinion is lax up a bit Sony. If the homebrew scene wants to create homemade apps for your yet to be thriving system, then allow them to do so. As long as the homebrew doesn’t undercut your game sales (you guys are doing that just fine by yourselves), allowing owners to feel they actually own the device they paid for and customize it as they see fit could only benefit the system in the long run.

Jose Ortiz // Super PolyPixel

Video Games Now Being Recognized As Art
Are video games a form of art? This single question has sparked an intriguing debate over the last few decades and the answer appears to now be speaking loudly in the direction of “YES!”.Within the past year, the US Supreme Court said the First Amendment covered video games, placing them right alongside books and other forms of artistic expression. Now, gamers and curious non-gamers alike can absorb a dazzling chunk of video game history at the recently established The Art of Video Games exhibit.The Art of Video Games is an exhibition on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. from March 16, 2012 through September 30, 2012. The exhibit covers the 40 years since video games were introduced to family living rooms and the impressive evolution of technology, graphics, interactivity and story-telling within the medium. 80 different games across 20 different platforms will be highlighted including relics such as the Atari VCS and the ColecoVision. A handful of game titles (Pac-Man, Super Mario Brothers, The Secret of Monkey Island, Myst and Flower) will be set-up and decked out on wall-sized screens for visitors to snack on. Curator for the exhibit, founder of Past Pixels and collector of video games and gaming systems, Chris Melissinos, states that, “While this exhibition is not the first exhibition that actually uses video games, it is the first I believe that actually looks at video games themselves as an art form.” He also mentions, “This is not about the art within video games; This is about video games themselves as an artistic medium.” Well said Chris! Now, now. Don’t feel too left out if you aren’t anywhere near Washington, D.C. The exhibit will be making a national tour to 10 other cities. Confirmed venues include:
Boca Raton Museum of Art (October 24, 2012–January 20, 2013)
EMP Museum in Seattle (February 16, 2013–May 13, 2013)
Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY (February 15, 2014–May 18, 2014)
Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio (June 19, 2014–September 28, 2014)
Flint Institute of Arts in Flint, Michigan (October 25, 2014–January 18, 2015)Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, Tennessee (June 6, 2015–September 13, 2015)
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami, Florida (October 9, 2015–January 25, 2016)
Britney Whiten // Super PolyPixel

Video Games Now Being Recognized As Art

Are video games a form of art? This single question has sparked an intriguing debate over the last few decades and the answer appears to now be speaking loudly in the direction of “YES!”.
Within the past year, the US Supreme Court said the First Amendment covered video games, placing them right alongside books and other forms of artistic expression. Now, gamers and curious non-gamers alike can absorb a dazzling chunk of video game history at the recently established The Art of Video Games exhibit.

The Art of Video Games is an exhibition on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. from March 16, 2012 through September 30, 2012. The exhibit covers the 40 years since video games were introduced to family living rooms and the impressive evolution of technology, graphics, interactivity and story-telling within the medium. 80 different games across 20 different platforms will be highlighted including relics such as the Atari VCS and the ColecoVision. A handful of game titles (Pac-Man, Super Mario Brothers, The Secret of Monkey Island, Myst and Flower) will be set-up and decked out on wall-sized screens for visitors to snack on.

Curator for the exhibit, founder of Past Pixels and collector of video games and gaming systems, Chris Melissinos, states that, “While this exhibition is not the first exhibition that actually uses video games, it is the first I believe that actually looks at video games themselves as an art form.” He also mentions, “This is not about the art within video games; This is about video games themselves as an artistic medium.” Well said Chris!

Now, now. Don’t feel too left out if you aren’t anywhere near Washington, D.C. The exhibit will be making a national tour to 10 other cities.

Confirmed venues include:

  1. Boca Raton Museum of Art (October 24, 2012–January 20, 2013)
  2. EMP Museum in Seattle (February 16, 2013–May 13, 2013)
  3. Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY (February 15, 2014–May 18, 2014)
  4. Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio (June 19, 2014–September 28, 2014)
  5. Flint Institute of Arts in Flint, Michigan (October 25, 2014–January 18, 2015)Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, Tennessee (June 6, 2015–September 13, 2015)
  6. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami, Florida (October 9, 2015–January 25, 2016)

Britney Whiten // Super PolyPixel

Next PS Vita Firmware Update May Be On The Way
My experience thus far with Sony PlayStation’s latest innovative handheld has been nothing short of impressive; and for the gamers out there that feel the same way, joy can be found in a leak that suggests a possible update set for sometime in April. In a well-meaning attempt to settle the frustration of a devoted gamer, Pixeljunk Monsters developer and Q-Games founder, Dylan Cuthbert, may have shed a little light on what’s to come in the near future. The gamer expressed to Cuthbert via Twitter that Pixeljunk Monsters isn’t compatible with his PS Vita in Europe to which Cuthbert replies, “they are ‘enabling’ it with a firmware update in April, stay tuned.”Only time will tell what this firmware update has in store, but I imagine anything that will improve or enable further cross-platform gameplay would be greatly appreciated. Plenty are waiting to play those old PS1 titles on the go that they’ve had to put on hold since giving up their previous PSP for the new hotness.Britney Whiten // Super PolyPixel

Next PS Vita Firmware Update May Be On The Way

My experience thus far with Sony PlayStation’s latest innovative handheld has been nothing short of impressive; and for the gamers out there that feel the same way, joy can be found in a leak that suggests a possible update set for sometime in April.

In a well-meaning attempt to settle the frustration of a devoted gamer, Pixeljunk Monsters developer and Q-Games founder, Dylan Cuthbert, may have shed a little light on what’s to come in the near future. The gamer expressed to Cuthbert via Twitter that Pixeljunk Monsters isn’t compatible with his PS Vita in Europe to which Cuthbert replies, “they are ‘enabling’ it with a firmware update in April, stay tuned.”

Only time will tell what this firmware update has in store, but I imagine anything that will improve or enable further cross-platform gameplay would be greatly appreciated. Plenty are waiting to play those old PS1 titles on the go that they’ve had to put on hold since giving up their previous PSP for the new hotness.

Britney Whiten // Super PolyPixel

PSP - PlayStation Porn?

As described above in this interesting news clip, there has been a case of some “adult content” found on a young boy’s Sony PSP (PlayStation Portaible). The five year old received a refurbished PSP for Christmas. While playing with the device, he stumbled upon a trailer for a XXX movie.

Being that the kid is only five, I’m sure he was a little bit confused on what kind of game this was. His father instructed the kid that the material was inappropriate, and took action with the local GameStop where the device was purchased. Unfortunately he did not get much more than excuses from the corporation.

We take these matters very seriously and continually work to ensure our refurbishment processes are sound for the protection of our customers, but we’ve not been able to determine any sales transaction with this gentleman.

- Wendy Dominguez, GameStop

An apology would have been nice…

The store should take responsibility in releasing an uncleaned system, and the father should take responsibility in not checking the system first.

This video is to instruct viewers of the risks, and gives a list of actions and questions to ask prior to purchasing a new system. As you can see here, this is not the first time this has happened.

Hey, I’m not going to complain if I find some smut on my next system, but this is a good instructional video for the parents that don’t pay attention.

Mark Renna // Super PolyPixel