Saturday, October 2, 2010

The wrong sign language?

Pico Casino (with Pigg branding?)

Does the photo above look familiar to all you gamblers out there? It's the facade of the beloved Pico Casino. But ... if you look close enough, you'll see that it bears Pigg's branding! The name of the chat wasn't changed from "Pigg" to "Pico" when it was brought over for our enjoyment.

Some naughty game developer in the Ameba head offices needs their hand slapped for such an oversight.

Of course, most of us spend time inside the casino, not outside of it staring at its walls.

Thanks to the ever-observant nature of our very own Peggy Hill, I'm bringing this little bit of information to you.

How long do you think it will be before The Powers that Be over at Ameba notice this blunder?

For those of you who don't know, Pico is the little brother of Pigg - Ameba's first Kawaii-style avatar social environment. Our version of an alternate Picoverse, you might say. And they're always ahead of us over on that side.

Don't believe me? Read for yourselves ...
Inside Social Games • CyberAgent’s Ameba Pigg Virtual World Comes to Facebook as Ameba Pico: Japanese internet company CyberAgent is bringing its popular virtual world, Ameba Pigg, to the U.S. market, and to Facebook, as Ameba Pico.
Ameba Pigg has gained around 2 million users in the last 11 months, making CyberAgent one of the larger Japanese companies of its ilk. Here’s our look at the new app.
At first glance Ameba Pico does not look like much. It has a very simplistic art style, and a stiff, child-like, and limited set of animations for the avatar. But the variety and activity within this virtual world bring it to life. (Read more ...)
That being said, you should also note that many of the rooms and features that you find in Pico were in Pigg first.

Virtually all of the Travel rooms - including Time Travel destinations - appeared in Pigg first and have been transferred over to Pico. The same goes for clothing and accessories.


  1. PicoStyle, please help me.
    I sent a message.

  2. I have another oversight I just noticed. Check out the girl's pom pom shirt in the shop..
    Where are the pom poms?!

    Now check it out when you wear it..
    There they are!