As we’ve mentioned before, having an awesome 404 Page is a source of pride among startups. From the Twitter Fail Whale, to the Google Fail Whale (of course) to the Digg Fail Ox to Blippy’s Fail Double Rainbows you have to admit that these things freaking make your day.
Social gaming startup EightBit.me (which has yet to launch whatever its planning on doing with its armies of 8-bit Twitter avatars) has moved a step beyond fail animals and memes, to yes, a Fail Nintendo Game Cartridge, above. The “Blow me …” here is referring to the once sacred art of blowing into video games to get them to work AND NOT ANYTHING ELSE.
And while they’re not the first ones to match this image with this phrase, this is definitely the best, most relevant use case I’ve come across so far.
Don’t want to wait until the March 9th launch? Learn how to make your own bootleg avatar here.
Eightbit.me will be a service to help people create 8-bit avatars. The first idea was to use images with very few selections and to use pure HTML / JS to create the characters. Inspired by an 8-bitted Dribbble post by UK artist and designer Harry Harrison, San Francisco interactive designers Addison Kowalski, Amadeus Demarzi and Courtney Guertin took the idea to the next level by 8 bit-ing their Twitter avatars, which inevitably went viral among the tech set. Eightbit.me is...