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Apr 04 2014

*THWOMP*

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Has it seriously taken this long for someone to make a Thwomp pillow? Like, this can’t be the first commercially available one right? Who needs fur and patterns on throw pillows when you could have one of Mario’s most easily dodge-able foes?

The pillow is $35 over at ThinkGeek, and yes, is officially licensed by Nintendo. That’s why it’s called a “Thwomp” and not a “Thump” or something.

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Apr 03 2014

Pete Holmes Fires Ken

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I’m not sure if these “Street Fighter Red Tape” videos are quite as good as Pete Holmes’ X-Men series, but I can’t say I don’t enjoy them.

This time around, Holmes calls out Ken for being a clone of Ryu, and more or less useless. Not great for workplace diversity. I really like his surfer dude voice.

“I think people would want to see two hurricane kicks.”

Who do you think will be next? I’m going to go with E. Honda. “You push people. That’s like, all you do.”

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Apr 02 2014

The Seven Most Momentous Game Glitches of All Time

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In this day and age of eighth-generation game consoles that check your Facebook while you gun down squeaky-voiced nine-year-olds, glitches are generally seen as nothing more than an annoyance. Some may provide brief entertainment, like creepy bird people, backwards-flying dragons, or demon-possessed doctors, but most people agree that glitches take you out of the immersion that modern games offer while also spoiling the intended play strategy. They are usually quickly dealt with in patch updates and quickly forgotten.

In the past, though, glitches were much more mysterious. Game designers often wrote their own code and bug-fixed the bejeesus out of it, not to mention the fact that there was a lot less content to sift through. This meant that when a glitch did come up, it was a shocking and serendipitous happenstance. Without the internet, often the experience could only be related on playgrounds and birthday parties to a skeptical audience.

Finding a glitch you could duplicate was like finding the map to One-Eyed Willy’s treasure; it opened up a whole new realm of consciousness within gamer imaginations and encouraged adventurous exploration. Some glitches even found their way into mainstream use once they were shared with enough people. Before the internet was teaching us how to ruin friendships, these were the glitches that shook our world… Continue Reading »

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Apr 02 2014

Every Metal Gear Solid Character is David Bowie

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I believe this is from NeoGAF originally, and through some detective work, it’s been figured out that every character in Metal Gear Solid is actually David Bowie. There are ten separate example of this phenomenon in action as seen above, though each of varying degrees of legitimacy.

I’m tempted to believe in the conspiracy, but to be fair, David Bowie went through so many different looks over the years, he could probably look somewhat like anyone if you hunted through enough of his pictures.

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Mar 31 2014

Titanfail: Where Are The Eighth Generation Must-Have Games?

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I can still remember the feeling like it was yesterday. I was sitting, watching my friend Nick play Bioshock. I hadn’t yet purchased an Xbox 360 at the time because I am poor, and because Kameo wasn’t exactly filling me the urge to rush to Gamestop. But as I sat there, watching my buddy traverse the stunning, dilapidated hallways of Rapture, I became overwhelmed with the sense that I needed to go get a 360 and needed to go get Bioshock, right then and there, regardless of whether it meant I couldn’t buy groceries for a week or two. The thing is, that is not happening with the new consoles. So this leads me to ask: where is the eight generation’s proverbial Bioshock? The game that will make it so I HAVE to own one of these systems?

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Mar 31 2014

Four Old Video Games I Never Stopped Playing

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While a lot of people are excited about upcoming titles, I found myself spending the weekend playing “old” games instead. I largely ignored all my next-gen titles for games that were nearly a decade old. Some people may find it hard to digest dated video games, but there are four games that I will never get tired of.

Sure, the graphics and voice acting aren’t as sharp but it has other redeeming qualities.  I’m thankful that a lot of my favorite games have been remastered and sometimes they even release it to other platforms.

Read on for more.

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Mar 31 2014

Pokemon Fusions Come to Life

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I’ve had many hours of fun playing around with the Pokemon Fusion generator, combining the sprites into cooler and weirder looking new Pokemon. Now that’s what I call breeding!

One (or a few?) artists have gone through and tried to illustrate what it might look like if these Pokemon actually existed, not just in 8/16-bit form. The results are pretty great, and the gallery below is full of all sorts of oddities and wonders that you’ll definitely want to check out: Continue Reading »

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Mar 27 2014

Goat Simulator’s Hilarious Dead Island Trailer

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Dead Island still has the best trailer in video game history (though the game itself was subpar), and therefore, it was logical folks would copy it.

I did not expect one of those games to be Goat Simulator.

For those of you who don’t know what the game is, you play as a goat, and simply roam around a city smashing into things with hilariously ridiculous ragdoll physics. The Dead Island spot above will give you a taste of the mayhem that’s possible, and I particularly liked the rewind to the ending where you see where the goat originally came from.

Goat Simulator. What a world we live in.

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Mar 27 2014

Five Things It’s Not Cool to Hate Anymore

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The title is pretty self-explanatory, but my first entry should clue you in as to what I’m talking about here. Everyone loves to hate things, but these targets are just tired out at this point. See the other four afterward.

Lena Dunham

Jesus Christ, just stop. Everything awful that could ever possibly be said about a person has been said about Lena Dunham at this point, and as such, there’s really nothing more to say. I don’t get the fascination with her to the level where people seem like they can’t stand the fact that Dunham and her show Girls even exist. Like, the show and it’s comedy are not for everyone. It’s purposefully about very annoying and self-centered girls, and it’s commentary on our (relatively lazy and aimless) generation.

If they annoy you, it’s working to some extent, and if you don’t think it’s funny at all, then just don’t watch it. The same goes for Dunham’s body. People are always crying that her constant nude scenes “offend” them, given her body type. You want to look at super fit naked people? Go watch Game of Thrones, Banshee, Spartacus, pornography. Literally any of that. You’ll get your wish.

It’s over. Girls exists. So does Dunham. Neither of these things directly affect your life. Get over it. Continue Reading »

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Mar 26 2014

Holy God Yes: A Fantastic Deus Ex – Human Revolution Short Film

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution was my favorite game of the year it was released, and it’s stuck with me all this time. The story, the atmosphere, the gameplay the soundtrack. All of it was absolutely incredible.

I’m glad to see that I’m not the only fan, and someone far more talented than myself has directed a short film that’s just a few shades shy of a Hollywood feature. I’m consistently amazed at the quality of these internet-released short films, and everything about this is superbly done, especially the “enhanced” combat. Seriously, that fight sequence was better than anything I’ve seen on film in the last few years.

Check it out for yourself above. Even if you haven’t played the game, you can probably still appreciate it. Director Moe Charif – someone to watch.

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Mar 26 2014

The Complete Series of Mario Warfare (So Far)

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YouTube just messaged me to let me know that Mario Warfare: Part 7 had just been uploaded by BeatDownBoogie, and my first thought was “holy shit, they’re up to part seven already?” I followed the series for the first two episodes, but for some reason I lost track of it for a good long while. Now the thing has practically turned into a full length movie with seven ten minute long episodes.

I just finished watching them all to catch up, and I figured maybe a few of you wanted to do the same. It’s the coolest take on the Mushroom Kingdom I’ve seen on video, and they really do a good job with it. Check out the other six parts below after watching the first ep above. Continue Reading »

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