If you like Justice as much as I do (the musical act, not the concept — although, I like that too), then you might just get a kick out of this 8-bit rendition of their single, “Audio, Video, Disco.” I don’t know about you all, but when I hear this version, I imagine playing the most amazing Mega Man level of all time. And voila, my inner geek just came out to say hi.
This past weekend, Nintendo released Super Mario 3D Land, which features the return of the Tanooki Suit, a brown racoon-esque costume that first appeared way back in 1988 when Super Mario 3 hit stores. To some, this furry, tan outfit represents cute nostalgia, but for many of us, we can’t help but see it for what it is: a flippant disregard for the many tanukis who’ve given their pelts and their lives for man’s quest to manufacture flight-enabling fur coats. Thankfully, the good people of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have spoken up.
Peta released this statement: “Tanooki may be just a ‘suit’ in Mario games, but by wearing the skin of an animal, Mario is sending the message that it’s OK to wear fur.”
Truer words have never been spoken, and I’m glad that someone is finally taking Mario to task. For years I’ve been decrying the plumber’s use of fireballs as a reckless endorsement of pyromania, and let’s not begin to talk about his fixation with magic mushrooms. It’s about time that this mascot’s obscene behavior is called into question.
Of course, the Tanooki Suit debacle isn’t the first time Nintendo has so fecklessly thrown animal rights out the window. After the jump, please prepare yourself for thirteen of the more horrifying and nauseating examples of animal cruelty as depicted in Nintendo’s allegedly “family-friendly” games.
Here’s something I missed last week: the new trailer for GTA V. How excited am I? Oh, just a touch.
Get out your glow sticks and cheap cologne: it’s a totally Euro-tastic techno cover of one of the greatest video game tunes of all time — The Legend of Zelda! Finally, the wonderful, nostalgic theme song of our youth presented in the Rumanian dance club style we always knew it could shine in. Color me happy / dancing.
*note that the composer of this clip, R Master, may not in fact be European at all.
This guy’s kid refused to get out of bed; so what’s a dad to do? The answer involves water and recreating the video game Doom. I like his style…
Via The Daily What
THIS is amazing. The Finer Bros. (Benny and Rafi) have created an 8-bit Nintendo-esque verison of Saved By The Bell, but this video is more than that. It’s an actual game you can play. Think of it as a really colorful version of Choose Your Adventure.
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In general, I don’t really like kids, and I tend to loathe “cute” kid videos (but gimme a big ol’ cat video anytime). However, this one is really amusing. It’s two twins playing Just Dance 2. Synchronized writhing ensues.
Ladies, prepare to have your wombs weep.
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The massive video game convention known as E3 came to town last week, and since I am a video game geek at heart, I headed into the thick of it to check out the new games and over-the-top presentations. It was a blast, as usual; although, I didn’t have any exciting star sightings this year (last year I saw Method Man, Redman, and Jason Sudeikis). Well, I did see Zachary Levi from Chuck, who was very handsome in person, but I didn’t take a picture because a) I don’t watch Chuck and b) well, there is no B. I did want to ask him why the hell he sang at the Oscars, but my curiosity wasn’t that intense.
Anyway, after the jump, check out some random pictures of games, geeks, and goings-on. Continue reading
If you’ve never seen The King of Kong then this item will probably have no resonance for you. But if you have (and I highly recommend that you see it), you will be delighted to learn that Steve Wiebe has regained the title of Donkey Kong World Record Holder from the evil hands of Billy MItchell! Seriously, watch the movie, and this news will make you cheer in your seat.
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