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Developed by Atari, Pong is notable for countless reasons, chiefly its introduction of video game technology to the masses in the 1970s. The simple tennis-esque arcade game has even been adopted by Google and is the basis for the new Google Chrome Cube Slam tech demo. Updated with a wintery snow-covered landscape and cutesy graphics, the new multiplayer game showcases Google’s WebRTC technology for Chrome – which Google hopes to bring to mobile devices in the near future – and allows users to share webcam video and microphone audio without the need for plug-ins. Check out the little video demo above and head on over to Cube Slam‘s dedicated web page to try it out for yourself. If for some reason you can’t find a frenemy to destroy, you can take on Google Ursine Diversion Division’s very own mascot Bob the Bear.
By Chandra Johnson
Mac Miller has collaborated with a lot of different artists throughout his career, from Pharrell Williams to Lil Wayne, but one entirely new collaboration finds the rapper in a different realm—fashion. The Pittsburgh native teamed up with clothing brand Neff, which also collaborated with Snoop Lion and Deadmau5 last year, to bring his signature t-shirt and hat swag to Zumiez.
The streetwear brand officially released the 8-piece limited edition line last week and Neff founder Shaun Neff told Billboard, “Creating an image is just as important as creating a hit.” It’s true that musicians often collaborate with fashion brands, and this seems to be a brand that really resonates with Miller and his fans since, “a lot of kids coming to my shows already wear Neff.”
Mac spent time working on the tribal-inspired pieces while he was in the studio working on his new album Watching Movies With The Sound Off (due June 18) and is something he is equally proud of. With all the buzz surrounding Mac’s sophomore album right now, Neff had the right idea to collaborate with him. “We were looking last year at who would be in front of the music and fashion world and Mac Miller was our top guy to work with.”
Last seen earlier this summer sporting Americana-inspired paisleys – adapted from that of a prototypical bandana – as a part of the designer’s F.I.L. Indigo Camping Trailer offerings, Hiroki Nakamura’s CHRISTO sandals have returned as a part of this season’s collection of visvim footwear. This time around, the strapped slip-on appears in tonal colorways of olive, black, red and navy – each atop a Vibram sole that further aids in the CHRISTO’s unique combination of a casual design with a rugged, military-like aesthetic. All four colorways are now available directly from visvim for ¥38,000 JPY (approximately $ 400 USD) each.
Steve Boyd by Ryan Orange
Following today’s nostalgic trend of recalling video game staples of the 1980s, Fred Perry teamed up with Japanese artist ten_do_ten to deliver a series of PAC-MAN-inspired designs for Spring/Summer 2013. Playing on the artist’s minimalist style, which heavily riffs on dots and pixels to convey complex design, the shirts feature embroidered depictions of Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde, as well as the ‘Pac Dots’ that fuel the main man himself. Combining patchwork styles and pattern blocking within a red, black and yellow color palette, these colorful polo shirts lend a new canvas to classic characters. After enjoying the video accompaniment below, find the shirts on Fred Perry Japan’s web shop, available now.