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Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:06:29 Reply

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ReNaeNae has announced the winners of the NG calendar contest! These works of art will be featured in an the official Newgrounds 2009 calendar, available in the not-too-distant future!

I am back from Japan, where we showcased Castle Crashers at the Tokyo Game Show! We spent a week in Chiba for the convention, followed by a week in downtown Tokyo, where we stayed in Shinjuku but travelled to places like Shibuya, Harajuku, Akihabra, Roppongi, Ginza, Tsukiji and Mitaka. The Ghibli Museum and Tsukiji fish market (with fresh sushi) were two highlights, as were the fan art, papercraft and cookies that were brought to our booth. We also hit up Tokyo Disney. The biggest disappointment was the lack of robots at the Sony store in Ginza.

Dan Paladin has posted some of the latest Castle Crashers fan works on the Behemoth devblog, including these slick CC Teddy Troops! If those inspire you, don't forget that Luis has been running a Teddy Troop Contest, like his Munny Competition from last year.

RubberNinja has important news about the increasing likelyhood of web censorship in Australia. Check it out, it's pretty disturbing. Newgrounds is already blocked in China; we can't lose another country, especially the home of Adam Phillips!

Gary of Numa Numa fame has announced his new music CD. Go snag a copy! And if you haven't seen it:

Rocco from Mega64 was with us in Tokyo, documenting the trip and filming clips for their site. He collected a ton of swag to give out as random gifts with merch from their store. It brought back memories of a fanzine (Next Generation) contest I won in my early teens, where my game design doc for "Violin Master" snagged me a swag bag from the CES show. Before E3, CES was the SHIZNIT.

So thanks to Rocco I got inspired to have a similar contest here on NG! I grabbed a switload of swag and organized it into four piles, based on how many dupes I had. The first pile is the motherload; it has all the unique stuff that I only got one of. We'll be giving out these swag bags to the top four winners in this year's PUMPKIN CARVING contest.

When you carve a pumpkin this year, carve it with a Newgrounds theme! Take a picture and hold on to it for when I post the OFFICIAL PUMPKIN CONTEST thread (later, maybe on Halloween day). Respond to that thread with your picture. Winners will receive swag bags and some goodies from NG! The number of winners may vary based on the number of great submissions, but there will be at least four. Check out last year's winners for inspiration, but don't copy them!

Check out the latest news on my blog. I will be spending the rest of the week combing through the remaining Treasure Hunt submissions. Here's a pic of the Tokyo Game Show swag piles:

Back from Japan!


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:07:11 Reply

More importantly, what's your new super-secret game you guys are making?


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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:09:33 Reply

Wow! Welcome back!


Expecting to see something written here? Huh? Yea, i thought so. Well screw you, im not gonna waste my time writing a goddamn signature just to get a few lau..... aww *&$! .

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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:12:49 Reply

Welcome back Tom. Those prized look delicious.


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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:15:03 Reply

Welcome back, I would carve a pumpkin with a NG theme if I could be bothered..


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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:14:52 Reply

Didn't even know you left. I'm super stoked about Gray's CD though.


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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:16:05 Reply

Domo origoto mr.tomoto.


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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:17:08 Reply

At 10/21/08 03:06 PM, TomFulp wrote: RubberNinja has important news about the increasing likelyhood of web censorship in Australia. Check it out, it's pretty disturbing. Newgrounds is already blocked in China; we can't lose another country, especially the home of Adam Phillips!

That's just what you get when you let politicians make decisions on things that they aren't very informed about.

Sure, let the police try to catch the criminals who are uploading things like Child Porn and Pro-Terrorism sites, for example. Those people deserve to be locked up. I'm not questioning their opinions, as they have a right to have them, but making websites that brainwash impressionable people into believing it is okay is just wrong.


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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:18:56 Reply

Lucky bastard. I want to go to the Ghibli Museum. Ahh... Cat buses and Robots, what more could you want??


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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:19:21 Reply

You know I'm done for the pumpkin carving contest. I already have two in the works. One Madness Combat pumpkin (I do one every year) and one newgrounds one. I think you'll dig them. Maybe this year I will finally win!

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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:19:53 Reply

Nice, I never knew you went.


I can't actually imagine why you're looking down here, but while you are...
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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:20:20 Reply

Lol, a numa numa CD. And that swag looks awesome.


Stop looking

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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:20:29 Reply

Congrats ;D


What a good looking mirror.

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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:21:08 Reply

At 10/21/08 03:19 PM, Rebel666 wrote: You know I'm done for the pumpkin carving contest. I already have two in the works. One Madness Combat pumpkin (I do one every year) and one newgrounds one. I think you'll dig them. Maybe this year I will finally win!

I mean I am down with it, not done with it. Sorry.

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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:23:15 Reply

haha

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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:24:08 Reply

Have fun combing through all that shit, Tom.


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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:26:04 Reply

You're back!

Or did you know?

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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:26:24 Reply

Congrats on the child, Tom


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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:26:27 Reply

Good to have you back.

WIll there be a Pumpkin carving contest this year? I was thinking maybe entering it this year. I'm also looking foward to the results of the treasure hunt. What if two people post the same movie/game? Would the prize go to the first person to post it?


%u221A '09

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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:28:29 Reply

Awesome! (as usual)

I will make sure to buy some stickers for Halloween.

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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:30:14 Reply

Ugh, we hardly celebrate Halloween here. It's gonna be hard for me to find a pumpkin..


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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:31:58 Reply

At 10/21/08 03:15 PM, Dante-Son-Of-Sparda wrote: So Tom are you going to get your ass to work on the fucking chat room?

No, he's gonna probably whore out Castle Crashers until the end of this year.

At 10/21/08 03:07 PM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote: More importantly, what's your new super-secret game you guys are making?

It's probably something we'd never expect...Like Britney Spears Truck Jump 2

At 10/21/08 03:13 PM, Davidzx wrote: sweet, wish I coudlve gone to japan, whats it like over there?

I've heard it's like living in an ipod and a Kung Fu movie. Oh and there are also more green pipes there, like in Mario

At 10/21/08 03:16 PM, homor wrote: Domo origoto mr.tomoto.

How racist can you get?

At 10/21/08 03:17 PM, Monkey-Boy wrote: 11th post!

Ha, at least you weren't striving to be the first!

At 10/21/08 03:20 PM, SCUD14 wrote: Lol, a numa numa CD. And that swag looks awesome.

First Statement: What is this world coming too? First the Tee-shirt he wore in the video and now a CD? What's next? Him hosting the Grammys?

Second Statement: Not only does that Swag look awesome, but it also looks edible.

At 10/21/08 03:22 PM, Dante-Son-Of-Sparda wrote: So Tom are you going to get your ass to work on the fucking chat room?

or were you to busy screwing April in a Japanese Love Hotel? or have you forgotten your duties to us?

You know even if you post the same thing 4,000,000 times, that doesn't increase the odds of Tom responding to it.

At 10/21/08 03:24 PM, Luxury-Yacht wrote: Have fun combing through all that shit, Tom.

Ha, he'll just get Stamper to do it. :)


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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:38:15 Reply

At 10/21/08 03:06 PM, TomFulp wrote: I will be spending the rest of the week combing through the remaining Treasure Hunt submissions.

hey welcome back Tom, sounds like you had a good time in Tokyo, by the way have fun looking through the remaining Treasure Hunt submissions, some of them are quite good...

Here's a pic of the Tokyo Game Show swag piles

Now they are some good prizes!!

I wish i could make flashes.... :(
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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:38:14 Reply

You went to Japan?
YOU NEVER TELL ME ANYTHING!
I WANT A DIVORCE!


I be down with Mozart mother fucker! I've been banging out jives since I was a dickworm
Slags and hoes.
Oh shit king kong what are you going

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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:40:27 Reply

I would pinch your cheek so bad.

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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:40:32 Reply

Is that the video where he is interviewed by those 2 guys about castle crashers?

And your having a kid?


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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:45:49 Reply

you went to japan? you lucky son of a gun. TGS must've been something else.


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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 15:46:38 Reply

Curse dem robots for their tardiness

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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 16:00:39 Reply

Nice to be back, was japan good?
I thought it was.


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Response to Back from Japan! 2008-10-21 16:14:30 Reply

That's great news to hear about the baby Tom.
He or she is going to grow up a lucky kid.


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