I Wish I Could Draw Something…..!

Here at TruffleShuffle.com we have become slightly addicted to Draw Something this week! For any of you not yet in the know about this new craze that is our latest obsession, basically it is an online form of the drawing game Pictionary. You are given a word and while you draw it on your phone screen or computer your friends have to guess the word you are drawing (well, trying!)

We thought our efforts were pretty good till we found these amazing masterpieces which quite frankly make our ‘pictures’ look more like colourful scribbles!

Drawsome Drawings on Tumblr has an awesome gallery dedicated to Draw Something works of art so we thought we would share some of our favourites with you including Lion King, Hello Kitty, Darth Vader, Pokemon and Superman hopefully inspire your future Draw Something creations!

We also found this amazing collection of Drawsome Batman inspired pics, including Batman and PacMan, Batman and Mario – click here to see what else Batman has been getting up to in the world of Draw Something!

We can’t help thinking that if we were playing with some of these fab artists, the guessing part would become a whole lot easier!

Have you been caught by the Draw Something bug yet? Why not share some of your pictures or like us see if you can now get Batman in every one you do?!!

Happy drawing Trufflers xoxo

Is this a little unNESessary?

If you’re still pining for the days of Duck Hunt and Super Mario 3, take heart, because this Nintendo Controller Coffee Table has just what your den needs.

The perfect piece of furniture for any retro gamer is this awesome Nintendo Controller Coffee Table.  The brainchild of designer Charles Lushear, what makes this table all the more desirable is not only its looks, it is also fully functional, letting you enjoy saving the Princess from the nefarious grip of Bowser for the umpteenth time, while sipping on your morning cuppa.

The perfect reason to revisit the Mushroom Kingdom

Constructed using premium maple, mahogany and walnut, this table will cost you a bit more than one shiny gold coin ($3,500 to be exact!) but is the perfect example of old skool Nintendo cool.

Super Morrissey Bros – this you HAVE to see!

Massive kudos to programmer Lazyitis who’s done an amazing cover of “This Charming Man” by The Smiths – done in the style of Super Mario Bros..

Officially the greatest thing we’ve ever heard, check it out here and prepare to smile!

Super Morrissey Bros. by lazyitis

And if that’s got you in the mood for some Super Mario nostalgia, don’t forget to check out our huge range of Super Mario Brothers T-Shirts and accessories here!

Super Mario Brothers T-Shirts, clothing and accessories


Need Inspiration? The TruffleShufflers Have Created Some Retro 80′s Pumpkins To Die For!!!

This week, the TruffleShufflers have been racking their brains and seeking inspiration for that well-known Halloween dilemma, what the hell do I carve into my pumpkin???

Yes, for this week’s Friday Facebook competition, everyone at Truffle Towers was given their very own pumpkin with the brief that we had 2 days to design and create a character carving with a retro, 80’s spin.

Well, I must say the end results were very impressive! After a week of highly competitive talk and secretive Internet researching, the portly pumpkins have now been papped and released on our Facebook page!

The name of the game is to LIKE or comment on your favourite to help us decide which TruffleShuffler deserves the title of Pumpkin carving chief! The one with the most votes wins the TruffleShuffler a prize and whoever likes or comments on any pumpkin gets popped into a hat and we’ll randomly select one of you to win a special Halloween treat! You can enter here until 2pm today so please do get invovled!

So, here are the entries..

Pac-Man
Batman
Superman Logo
Spiderman
Mario (Super Mario Brothers, Nintendo)
Gene Simmons (KISS)
Jack (Nightmare Before Christmas)
Space Invaders
Elmo (Sesame Street)
The Count (Sesame street)
Chunk (The Goonies)
The Cheshire Cat
Batman Logo
Transformers Autobot

From Pac-Man to Mario, Transformers to Sesame St, a whole host of our favourite characters have been represented in pumpkin form!

Which is your favourite? xoxo

Retro gaming has never looked so cool!

We’ve just found out about an amazing exhibition that’s happening in far away Los Angeles.  ‘Super I Am 8 Bit’ is a group art show where over 100 artists re-imagine their 80’s gaming fantasies, delusions and secret desires via all sorts of media – painting, sculpture, plush, and even some more interactive experimentation.  Get ready to see some classic computer game characters as you’ve never seen them before!

Pixels are sexy!

Check out this awesome flyer for the event, which features some of my favourite characters like Mario, Pac-Man, Sonic and Mega Man all leaping out into action from underneath Princess Peach’s skirt!

How many old skool favourites can you name?

This short video shows one of the past events, and is a glimpse of the kind of goodies that you might expect to see at the new 2011 version.  Keep your eyes peeled for a DJ using a GameBoy as a soundsystem!

For more information visit http://iam8bit.com/.  It all sounds right up my street, it’s just a shame it’s so far away!  Here’s hoping that the exhibition can find it’s way to the UK at some point soon, don’t keep a Nintendo fan boy waiting…