It's a Game Console. It's Art. It's Both.

The PS4. The Xbox One. The Ouya. The Game Stick. 2013's turning out to be the year for all sorts of new hardware to come out of hiding. And now those systems are joined by the most mysterious and colorful one of all: the iam8bit Entertainment System. Want to know the hardware specs? You'll need to go to an art show… » 6/06/13 8:00pm 6/06/13 8:00pm

Real Majora's Mask Is Too Beautiful To Actually Wear

Artist Camille Young - who we've featured before here - is the master craftsperson behind this amazing 1:1 replica of Majora's Mask from the Zelda game of the same name. » 5/07/13 3:00am 5/07/13 3:00am

To-Do in Los Angeles: Go and Punch a Car Pinata to Celebrate 25 Years…

We've already shown you a sneak peek at the awesome art being created to celebrate the quarter-century birthday of Capcom's legendary fighting game series. And you can drool over a few more pieces in the gallery above. If you go to the Combo Attack Art Show at the IAm8-Bit gallery space, you'll see all of those and… » 8/03/12 2:00pm 8/03/12 2:00pm

M. Bison Wants to Take Over the (Art) World

There's an art show opening next Friday in LA called Combo Attack. It's a celebration of all things Street Fighter, and will include the work of over fifty artists. » 7/27/12 12:30am 7/27/12 12:30am

These Games With Donut Whales and Robot Pickles Should Be A Real Thing

The Game Developers Conference sees a lot of creativity and interesting ideas pass through the halls of the convention center it's hosted at. Production company iam8bit put together their own creative project that spawned some abstract and quirky game ideas.

Using oversized fridge magnets—you know, the ones with… » 3/29/12 12:00pm 3/29/12 12:00pm

Nintendo's Zelda Room Won't Be Destroyed by the Moon in Three Days

Nintendo of America, as part of the company's 25th anniversary celebrations for The Legend of Zelda, got the team at iam8bit to dress up a room in the fashion of the series. » 11/28/11 5:20am 11/28/11 5:20am

Octorok, Koopa, Goomba, Roomba

Four Roombas swept across the floor at this year's SUPER iam8bit art show, recreations of the most memorable low-ranking bad guys from Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. Thanks to iam8bit, you can now see those Nintendo-fied Roombas in video action. » 9/19/11 11:00pm 9/19/11 11:00pm

To-Do In Los Angeles: Say Goodbye to SUPER iam8bit This Weekend at…

Has it already been a month since the launch of SUPER iam8bit, the LA gallery show of fine, video game-inspired art? Sadly, it has, meaning the show is coming to an end this weekend. But there's a silver lining! » 9/08/11 8:00pm 9/08/11 8:00pm

To-Do In Los Angeles: See Art and Games Collide at SUPER iam8bit

Reminder! Tonight's the tonight. The iam8bit art show returns to Los Angeles, California as SUPER iam8bit, opening its doors at 7 p.m. to the public in sunny, spotlessly clean Echo Park. You may want to line up hours ago, Angelenos. » 8/11/11 7:20pm 8/11/11 7:20pm

Know Your Zelda Animals, Monsters, Beasts, Bird People and Weird…

Artist Jude Buffum has come up with this impressive (and informative!) piece called Magna Arbor Vitae Deku. It's essentially a biology chart of the Zelda universe. » 8/11/11 5:30am 8/11/11 5:30am

A Special Preview of the New SUPER iam8bit Art Show, Returning to LA…

This Thursday, the iam8bit video game art show returns to Los Angeles, California more super powered than before. More than 100 artists will debut video game-inspired artwork at SUPER iam8bit, a small taste of which Kotaku can show you a few days early. » 8/08/11 10:00pm 8/08/11 10:00pm

The Kiss of The Legend of Zelda

Inspired by The Legend of Zelda and Gustav Klimt's work, Rich Pellegrino created this amazing painting for the August 11th "SUPER IAM8BIT" show in Los Angeles, Ca (7PM to 11PM). Check out the design process at his blog. » 7/25/11 3:40pm 7/25/11 3:40pm

The Ultimate Video Game Art Exhibition Gets Super-Sized

The iam8bit art exhibition kicks off its fifth year of breathing twisted new life into 80's gaming icons with its biggest show yet, so expansive that it can only be called SUPER iam8bit. » 7/21/11 5:40pm 7/21/11 5:40pm

The Art Project That Took One Convention, 40 Hours And 5,760 Pixels To…

Pixel artiste Jude Buffum's interactive art installation "Painting with Pixels" slowly rendered over the course of five days at this year's Game Developers Conference, a project that you can now watch be constructed pixel-by-pixel in just two minutes, fourteen seconds worth of time-lapse photography, thanks to I Am… » 3/16/11 3:40pm 3/16/11 3:40pm

Get A Taste Of The Ark With Brink At PAX East

Eager to get your hands on Bethesda and Splash Damage's Brink? We've played it a ton already, but if you're interested in Brink's brand of team-based shoot 'em up action and you happen to be in Boston this weekend, say for PAX East, you can get your hands on the game this weekend in an interesting location. » 3/10/11 6:30pm 3/10/11 6:30pm

The Pixel Mural With 5,760 Artists

Game Developer Conference attendees this week were asked to use a single pieces of square paper to help recreate an 8-foot by 20-foot mural by illustrator Jude Buffman. » 3/04/11 6:20pm 3/04/11 6:20pm