Thursday, September 30, 2010

I'm tellin' ya'll, it's sabotage!

Wow, Pico has really been on a roll lately with releasing new items. Just a few days ago they introduced more furniture for our rooms, and now we have a fresh batch of clothing/actions to buy. All of this stuff might make us happy, but it's starting to make our wallets feel lonely. This most recent update will bring out your inner rap-star and have you sippin' on gi... er... cranberry juice in no time!

Yes, I know the shop has been open for an entire day now, but I figured that I'd inform those who haven't had the time to notice yet. Or this can be used as quick little guide to glimpse at before deciding to go. If you are interested, just head on over to New York Downtown!

NYC downtown

Once you arrive, walk on over to this man with the fancy clothes on. No, not me. The guy next to me.

NYC downtown - shop

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Get to know your bloggers: Gem Rock and AyuHime!

Gem Rock! She's a classy lady, isn't she?

Q: When did you start pico?
A: I think I started playing Pico in the spring. At the time it was because I was looking for cute facebook games. To be honest I hated it.

What inspired your style?
I slapped [one] together because I didn't think I'd be playing for long, until I met Peggy. My Pico's style is inspired by all the street fashion and fashion news I read. :) My favourite fashion blogs are: Jak and Jil, and The Sartorialist. My favourite magazine is Elle. Stylist Joe Zee, stylist/fashion editor for Elle, is my hero :)

Is your personality like your Pico?
My Pico personality is me when I'm drunk :) and my Pico personality when I'm drunk is pretty illegible. (lol)

Favorite food?

What is your ethnicity?
Half Filipino Half Russian

And where in the world is GemRock?
Canada! (eh?)

And of course the lovely Ayuhime *coughcough*

Q: When did you start Pico?
A: Oh, May? I remember seeing screenshots of Pigg on my friend's Facebook and falling in love with the cuteness.

What inspired your username?
There's three parts to thi. One is that, I wanted a Japanese username because I have quite a passion for it. Second, I absolutely adore Ayumi Hamasaki so I borrowed AYU, and third, isn't it every girl's dream to be a princess? Hime means "princess" in Japanese! AyuHime!

Is your personality like your Pico?
Pretty much. I'm much more friendly in Pico. I can be pretty anti-social in person ... but that's just because I'm shy.

Favorite food?
Also sushi!

What is your ethnicity?
Irish and Italian descent.

And where in the world is Ayuhime?
Connecticut, USA.


The days are getting shorter. The air is getting colder. The trees are losing their leaves. This can only mean one thing. Yes, Bilbo, you are getting closer to The Lonely Mountain! But it also means that the season has changed once again, and Fall/Autumn is here. This is perhaps my favorite time of the year, on par with Winter. You just can't beat drinking fresh apple cider, wearing your favorite hoodie, sitting around a bonfire on a cold night, decorating for Halloween and soaking in the foliage. I'm lucky enough to live in a state that has great scenery during this time of year.

state foliage
state foliage 2

Since the season is changing, that also brings some changes to Pico. This inspired me to do an update mostly regarding Fall and Halloween. It's going to be a guide/Pico Cribs/PicoStyle Preview mash-up of sorts, so prepare yourselves. Ready? Here we go.

As you might've noticed by now, there are new house decorations for sale just in time for Fall. To take a glimpse of them and maybe purchase a few, simply travel to the new Interior Showroom area:

Fall - Interior Showroom

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Don't worry, guys ... she's totally alive still.

Couture Deluxe.

I know you miss her just as much as I do.

(19:37) Gem Rock: do you like my hair
(19:37) Peggy Hill: lol
(19:37) Peggy Hill: erm
(19:37) Gem Rock: ooh
(19:37) Peggy Hill: it's beautiful
(19:37) Gem Rock: you loove
(19:37) Gem Rock: it
(19:37) Gem Rock: you love it
(19:37) Peggy Hill: i do i do
(19:37) Gem Rock: its
(19:37) Gem Rock: couture deluxe
(19:37) Peggy Hill: its
(19:37) Peggy Hill: ohhhh
(19:37) Peggy Hill: i totally see it
(19:38) Gem Rock: made from galliano's pubes
(19:38) Peggy Hill: couture deluxe
(19:38) Gem Rock: couture
(19:38) Peggy Hill: whoa
(19:38) Peggy Hill: whoa
(19:38) Gem Rock: deluxe
(19:38) Peggy Hill: so like
(19:38) Peggy Hill: wow
(19:38) Gem Rock: he grew his pubes for 10 years
(19:38) Gem Rock: and made this fine wig
(19:38) Gem Rock: there's only one in the world

Alice Nine?

I, Peggy Hill, admit that I sometimes live on my own planet and this being the case as of recently... I had no idea that all those fun items for sale at Paul's Shop was a tribute to this Visual Kei alternative band. Anywho, I finally youtube-d Alice Nine and I'm all for cute musical Asian boys in crazy fun outfits and loves makeup!

Unfortunately, I'm a bit too lazy to do surveys to get gold to buy any of these nice items. I'm still drooling over the hat Gem Rock bought :( Don't be like me... there are only a few days left to purchase these items!


Monday, September 27, 2010

Pico Cribs #18

Pico Cribs Pico Cribs
♨カリプソ・カフェー♨'s Room.

Food and big haired girls! What more can you ask for?! This week's Pico Cribs makes me hungry and warm and fuzzy at the same time. It even made me forget for a minute that I'm uber sick which is really something! ♨カリプソ・カフェー♨'s Play With Your Food Park is making it hard for me to stick with my diet. Do you see this yumminess?! Cake, sushi, burgersssssss <3 OMNOMNOMNOM!

She has even made sure that while you're stuffing your face you have company to revive you from that foreseen food coma. Pinkerton is half way there... Don't eat the whole cake, leave some for me! Anywho, stop by ♨カリプソ・カフェー♨'s room and check out her two other rooms! Yes, that's right, Peggy is leaving you with a Pico Cribs teaser... are the other two rooms as amazing as the Play With Your Food Park?! There's only one way to find out :P

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Snuggle, Snuggle.

Hello hello! Gembear is currently on the move and working the streets of RL so I thought I'd fill the void for a little while. Don't worry Sunday Funnies will be back soon!


Anywho, do you guys remember the entry I wrote about James being a snuggler? If you don't you can read it here...

Since writing this entry, I've gotten a lot of feedback from friends about their own pets' snuggling habits. Most tell me that their pets will not snuggle them on their own but while hanging out with my friend Mako, he went afk and his pet climbed up onto his lap! This is the first time I've ever witnessed another Pico's pet doing this and out of curiosity I checked his pup's personality traits and I think I've figured it out.

Remember this is just a hypothesis but I think "Obedient" and "Pampered" pets are more likely to snuggle their owners of their own free will than pets with other character traits. Lemme know if I'm completely off base! But check out this epic cuteness!!

snuggle. snuggle.

Want an independent snuggler? Test out my hypothesis and purchase an obedient or pampered pet. Wanna super snuggler?! Get a pet that has both character traits!


Ora Bora and Pico Transformations

Hello my beloved Pico residents! I would like to introduce you to my little friend "Ora Bora". Ora18, suggested that I write about Pico transformations and I thought that it was such a brilliant idea that I wanted her to do it. So please enjoy this entry written by the lovely Ora18. — Peggy Hill

Written by:

Hey Picostyle readers!

I just know this is going to come as a surprise but get this: this is the post I have written for Picostyle about Pico life and the AMAZING, FEROCIOUS, SMARTICULOUS writers for the blog that I have come to know.


Have you guys noticed that some Picos change way too often? Yes? No? Maybe?! Well, me and Pegg Leg (that’s my nickname for Peggy, she calls me Ora Bora :3) notice that even we change a bit too much.

In the beginning of my Pico life I had short-short brown hair and really shiny blue eyes. Then I had long, flowy purple hair for about 4 weeks. Then came the dark brown hair pinned up in a bun. Then short, flowy hair that I kept for 1 or 2 weeks.

Now, I have that “Jesus” style hair. It’s blond and I have nice bangs and green eyes.

As for Peggy, I can’t keep up with all of her changes. When I first met her, she had the side-pony, tannish skin, and bright neon pink lips. Then I learned she had an obsession with always changing her appearance … and it rubbed off on me. I started to follow that track too! Almost EVERY time I saw her, she had a brand-new hair cut!

Adam L. James. Fashion.

Now, Catero, I don't even remember him changing - he's always been the same! Good luck not getting caught in the time warp Cat!

Sabraa Peggy's Puppy Love (it's a bit eerie) Spaces: KI3** (LG)

Good old Pinky … he’s had a little change! From short, boyish hair he went on to a longish cut, which I think is well suited for his Pinkerton attitude! Happy Late Bifday, bud! :3 YOTSUBA-POWER (Japanese translation: “yotsuba” means clover in English -- DUH xD)!!!


As far as I know, sweet_mom has NEVER had a change. She's always been as pretty as ever. <3

Gemmy (my Gem Rock), WTF! She is always changing! Probably the first time I met her she had a blond bun with styled bangs. Then she transformed into what I call a dark Poison Ivy look. Now, at least looking she’s sporting an Edo wiggie! :9

Pico Cribs 69 Gembear

Note: Pictures of Ora18 and Sweet_Mom will be posted later ... slight processing delay!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The sweetest farewell

sweet_mom's mermaid jig

Dear readers,

We have some good news and some bad news. What would you like to hear first? The bad news? Okay. It's understandable that you just want to rip the band-aid off and get on with the bad news first. We like your "take action" attitude.

The bad news is ...
sweet_mom will no longer be writing for Picostyle.

sweet_mom, our first ever guest blogger, started writing for us in July and brought a real ... well ... sweetness to the blog. Her posts were always thoughtful and caring towards other Picos and she brought a lot of character to the team and the posts here.

The good news is ...
sweet_mom has left Picostyle to start her own blog, Pico Perfect! You can keep on reading the "sweet_mom" perspective. So ...follow Pico Perfect using Google Friend connect, add it to your blog reader service or bookmark the URL and keep up-to-date with all of sweet_mom's musings.

All of your friends here at Picostyle wish you the best of luck, sweet_mom. Thank you for the time you've spent with us.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Profiles #17

Thank you to all of the wonderful Picos who submitted photos and/or captions for this week!

(1) Photo submitted by Zonna

Peggy and Catero say: It's okay. We know that lumberjacks like you have always been solitary souls.
Profiles #17

(2) Caption and photo submitted by ♥Ericaxx
A lot of Picos seem to want to be a Barbie look-a-like ... just like this pinkish lovey girl that I saw at Beginners Plaza 3. Barbie was my favorite toys when I was small. Now I see her in this Pico Facebook game. Can you all believe it? :-)

Peggy and Catero say: The drawback of having a Pico version of Barbie is you can't take out your angst on her by gradually singeing off her matted-from-neglect hair with your dad's lighter, color all over her face like a Picasso painting, or have her date your brother's G.I. Joe action figure.

(3) Caption and photo submitted by ~*Peachie*~
This girls profile makes no sense you agree? It's downright WTF!

Peggy and Catero say: When you look at the profile of this little lady now ... it says that she's 14 years old, but she looks 12 ... but she's adamant that she's not 12 at all.

We've never come across someone so confused by the concept of age. No wonder you have no BF ... the poor guy can't tell if you're a teen or a tween because you keep changing your story.

Have you taken a screenshot of an interesting Pico/Pigg profile that you would like to appear here on picostyle? Send it to us  at with:
  • your caption
  • your Pico/Pigg name
  • your blog (if you have one)
If it's cute, funny or downright 'WTF?' we'll post it and give you full credit!

If the profile screenshot you submit is in a non-English language (e.g. Bahasa, Japanese, Thai, etc.) that you speak please provide the English translation.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Clothes Encounters

Wow, is it Thursday already? No, really. I'm asking you. Is it? Okay, I thought so. Time sure flies when you are wasting time... er, I mean... having fun on Pico! As usual, Pinkerton here with another FANTASTIC update [/billymays]. For all the fans and/or supporters of my "Celebrity Sightings" feature who may be wondering why I haven't done another, don't worry. It will be making a return sometime next week. And now for something completely different.

We all know that clothing is a major aspect in the Pico universe. The only ones who would disagree with this statement are the nudists, but they are few and far between these days. The types of clothing we wear on Pico (as well as our facial features, of course) gives our avatars their own sort of "identity" and helps differentiate us from others. But, as you play...


You may eventually run into people with the same exact outfit as you. When this happens, cries of "b... but... I thought I was a unique snowflake!!!" can be heard over the hills and far away. You must admit, though, that there are other times when you see someone and think to yourself:

"Hmmm... I have those clothes, too..."

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

How-to: Stand on water with clothes on

Do you ever wonder how some Picos seem to have the power to stand on water and not sink in? Well….they really posses no powers just the secret to this fun trick. Luckily I met a very friendly Pico that was willing to share the secret with us.

There are actually very easy steps to follow…..but it does require a lot of patience and practice.It took me trying over 10 times before I could succeed…lol, maybe it’ll take you less tries.

These are the steps ...

Cute Picos Wall #1

Age: 26 years old
Country: Malaysia
Joined Pico: June 2010
About Me: I love to read books and magazines because I learn a lot of interesting things this way. I also enjoy listening to music after a long day to help me relax.
My Pico Life: When I joined Pico I met sweet_mom and read Picostyle blog and liked everything sweet_mom and her friends were writing about. Everybody should read the blog and join Pico. It's a lot of fun!
sweet_mom's Comments: asuka is one of my very best friends. We met since the very first time I joined Pico. She is a very caring, sweet young lady ... very dear to my heart. Thanks for your friendship. :-D

Age: 18 years old
Country: United States
Joined Pico: N/A
About Me: I like to chat and talk to my cousins on Pico - vietazn| and |||Katsume|||.
My Pico Life: What I like about Pico is playing and earning gummies. I also like traveling, getting new stuff and a pet.
sweet_mom's Comments: Thank you, laura 119272. You were the first one to accept my invitation for this new project. :-D

Age: 14 years old
Country: United States
Joined Pico: June 2010
About Me: The Beatles are my favorite band. My inspiration and role model is Audrey Hepburn. I'm involved in many things at my school, such as Student Council and I love to read in my spare time. I wish to become a pediatrician when I graduate because I love working with little kids.
My Pico Life: Pico is a wonderful place to meet people all around the world. I've met so many wonderful Picos that share the same likes as me. It makes me sad that I am not able to log on as often as I wish because of school. One of my favorite things is that my mom (sweet_mom) is able to share this experience with me.
sweet_mom's Comments: Love you, my sweet angel.

Age: 32 years old
Country: Philippines
Joined Pico: June/July 2010
About Me: Now ... I am here in Japan working. Soon (next year) I will be back in my native country. I love to travel the world. I am very much an outdoor person. I love to be a friend and even [meet people of other nationalities]. My hobbies are Pico games, watching movies and TV, reading FHM, making friends.
My Pico Life: I like Pico 'cause I meet any friends around the world ... event just a little Pico world. I also like to travel to different places here in Pico, visit my Pico buddies rooms, exchanging ideas, life experiences and a lot more. I also like playing Reversi and the new Dual Math Battle, and to dress in fashion.
sweet_mom's Comments: Thanks so much for accepting my invitation. You are a real sweetheart. :-D

Thank you to everyone who appeared in sweet_mom's Cute Picos Wall this week.

If you are interested in being interviewed to appear here on sweet_mom's Cute Picos Wall, please send sweet_mom a letter in Pico.

To appear on the Cute Picos Wall, you will:
  1. answer the standard interview questions seen here
  2. have your photo taken
"Cute Picos" will be randomly selected during the week. sweet_mom communicates best by letter, so please keep your letter setting in Pico open.

Happy 2 Million Picos!!


Happy 2 Million Picos!

Much like the burger franchise my friend Ronny here represents... Pico is serving millions of people a day.. millions!
I would have never guessed that 2 MILLION was the population of Pico. That is a loooot of people out there :).
I know there are parental sets who play, cousins, sisters, brothers. I have even reached out and convinced my own manliest of men to come play this strangely alluring little game. So all you pico brothers and sisters.. continue to spread the good word. Let's wear our (limited edition) clown glasses, snap on the bow ties, and let go of our ballons.. and inhibitions. It's time to Volcano dance all night.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

How-to: Take good photos in Pico

Note: This "How-to" is written for PC users. If you're a Mac user, your computer already has a neat little utility called Grab that makes it all simpler. Grab lets you take a high quality picture of all or part of your computer screen. Learn how to use it here.

Using the Camera tool in PicoHave you ever wondered how you can use your PC to take bigger, better photos beyond what pressing the Camera button in Pico will allow?
Pico's Camera button

If you use Facebook to log into Pico you'll notice that images you take with the Camera button that upload to your Facebook album have low photo quality; they're not crisp and clear like the Pico world you see on your computer screen. Not to mention that they're small, since clicking the Camera button will only allow you to take a photo that is small: 320 pixels in width by 240 pixels in height (the equivalent of 4 inches x 3 inches).

You can! And in this tutorial, we'll show you the things you need to know to do it.

Taking bigger, better quality photos is simple. But you will have things you need to know and things you'll need to have before you start taking a photo. Are you ready?


Things you will need to know:
Pico's scroll and zoom tool
  • How to use the zoom and scroll buttons in Pico.
  • How to use the Print Screen button (sometimes shown as Prt Scr, Print Scrn, Prt Scn, Prt Sc, Prt Scrn, or Prnt Scrn) on your computer's keyboard.
Things you will need to have:
  • A graphics editor. A software program that lets you crop, rotate, resize and alter your photos as needed (example: Paint, GIMP, PhotoShop, Corel Draw, PaintShop Pro, SumoPaint, etc.).
  • An online photo album. A place that let's you upload and store your images online (example: Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket, imgur, etc.).

Friday, September 17, 2010

How-to: Get the Edo Stars!

Now that Edo has been released on Pico, it's also brought us a total of 3 new stars to earn in our little blue books. As always when new stars are released, there are some misconceptions and some confusion on how to earn them. For the most part, the Edo stars are simple to earn... but I can see why a couple of them would cause people to start pulling their hair out in frustration. If you are having trouble, feel free to keep reading and hopefully this will aid you in your star quest!

Goal: Play Team Arithmetic
Earn: 150 Gummies

Edo star - Team Arithmetic

This is, by far, the easiest Edo star to get. And if you hate math, you will be happy to learn that you don't even have to play the game in order to get it. After visiting the area...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

PicoStyle Preview: Edo

Hello, everyone! I know you have grown accustomed to seeing me here on Thursdays, but I wanted to take this time to make a quick update. I planned on posting this yesterday, but... well... it was my birthday! Yeah, you know that birthday card is amazing. Admit it. Now, for the real reason why I'm here:

It's been a while since PicoStyle had an update of this sort. If you've been a longtime reader, you may remember Catero having a Picogasm over Egypt and posting a preview of the area as it appears in Pigg. Since a very large majority of the areas introduced to Pico are already in Pigg, it makes it easy for us to show our readers quick glimpses of what they should expect. What can you expect this time, you ask? Allow me to show you. There are spoilers ahead, so if you don't want to know just stop reading now. Right now. You sure you want to know? Okay, I warned you.

Most of you may have recently noticed this while playing Pico:

edo pico
edo pico 2

This may have got you wondering "what is Edo?" Or maybe you were preoccupied with wondering "why doesn't Pinkerton ever shave his goatee?" I can't give a good answer to that question, but I can help with your questions regarding Edo.

Double the Pico, Double the Fun?

I am discovering a lot lately that several Pico players have created and control a second Pico account.

I've cleverly deduced a number of reasons:
  • Some have another Pico to create a twin of them (twins are the "in" thing, people!)/
  • Perhaps their first account got banned :x
  • Constructing devious plans for Pico takeover, or
  • Simply helping out their main Pico
Even I have created a second Pico account, MattoVarius. Originally, I created it in hopes that my boyfriend would play. Turns out, it's not really his thing. So I took over playing, and realized how I could use MattoVarius to my advantage. I could send myself exclusive Facebook gifts and give myself props, rings, and food daily.

Am I cheating?