parodies

Jacob "Humble" Browe is a visionary. He's just shipped a multi-billion dollar game to hundreds of retailers across the United States and Canada, with additional release dates staggered across the world. After running a succ...
Mega64's latest video is about one of my favorite interactive experiences from last year, The Stanley Parable. But, these people look confused. Maybe they don't share my enthusiasm for it. Alternatively, maybe they're confus...
Doom was an immensely popular and genre-defining game back when it was released in 1993. It paved the way for many titles that followed and is still seen as one of the purest forms of first-person shooter gameplay. But thing...
James Farr loves to take Nintendo characters and cross them over with movies. We saw his work previously with his Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover, now it's Star Wars turn. This reinterpretation sees t...


It's Sunday, so why not end (start?) the week with a laugh. Featured this week is Oney Cartoon's latest parody titled "Pointy Bits." It starts off a little crude, but for the most part nails some of the game's more tedious e...
For years, James "Angry Video Game Nerd" Rolfe has suffered the worst that retro gaming could toss at him for the sake of your amusement. Why does he do it? Is he a masochist? Does the rage that burns inside with every sudden...
OH MY GOD! I am dying, you guys! I'm dead! This isn't the only parody that YouTuber SMNtoob slapped together (OH SNAP! It was our own Genki-JAM the whole time! Why didn't I read the video descriptions more carefully?). He's got a Mulan one from last month. I don't even mind the bad signing, 'cause this sh*t is golden! Make Way For DLC! - An Aladdin Parody [YouTube via NeoGAF]
One of the coolest game shows from back in the day was Nick Arcade on Nickelodeon. For those too young to remember or living outside the US, it was a quiz show with a videogame hook. There would be "Video Challenge" rounds i...
Comedy music man brentalfloss and animator Sean DePew last teamed up for the wonderfully sweet "Baby Mario & Papa Yoshi" music video. Their latest collaboration is a kickass parody of Schoolhouse Rock!, which if you neve...
We've been hearing little snippets of information concerning No One Lives Forever recently, like how no one actually knows who has the rights to the IP. A new interview on the Jace Hall Show reveals how the original game may ...
When all is said and done, hopefully this turns out to be more parody and less foreshadowing. I don't want to be "all-in-one," whatever the hell that means.
I've tried my very best to avoid sharing too much of Smooth McGroove's kickass a cappella arrangements. Not because I think he's lost his Midas touch, but because I didn't want to be held responsible for making heads explode...
Everyone was totally diggin' Korean pop sensation PSY when his "Gangnam Style" music video became an international hit. Then he just kept riding it... and riding it... and riding it. Then he starred in a pistachio commercial...
James Rolfe's retrotastic digital quest, Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, recently passed through Greenlight, securing a spot on Steam's virtual storefront. According to a post on the game's Facebook page, developer ScrewAtt...
[Video uploaded by bedsidecargo] Internet songman brentalfloss has uploaded many funny and creative music videos to his YouTube page over the years. Among those, he cherry-picked a few choice tunes, re-rerecorded them with im...
In case you've forgotten that Destructoid is staffed by beautiful, talented people, let me remind you that we've got artists, singer-songwriters, scientists, and former reality show stars amongst our ranks. We are some gifted...
I appreciate Flash animators with quick turnaround between projects. Just a couple months ago, James Farr was able to deliver Super Mario Busters, a kick-ass mashup of Super Mario and Ghostbusters, and already he's hammered ...
The Angry Video Game Nerd's assault on all things sh*tty and retro will soon break from the confines of live-action footage and into the digital world. Following last week's teaser trailer, here comes pre-alpha gameplay of A...
A new video has taken the world of Dark Souls and put it up against the entire intro of Neon Genesis Evangelion. The mash-up is faithfully recreated, from the half second cuts all the way to the scrolling sketches. Dark Soul...
Ummmm... wut? This Pokémon rap, a parody of Trinidad James' "All Gold Everything," is so ridiculous that I have to wonder how anyone in the video could keep a straight face. Thugged-out Pokémon trainers wearing...
Watch out, Ashley Davis! You are not the only one capable of turning violent videogames into adorable children's entertainment! Aussie artist DrFaustusAU has a talent for emulating the distinctive style of Dr. Seuss book cove...
BioShock Infinite may be all the rage lately, but I've had the original BioShock on my mind and so has College Humor. One part BioShock Cliffs Notes, one part Little Mermaid cover, College Humor's latest original is a joyful...
If there's one thing that's more overplayed than zombies, it's reviews for zombie videogames talking about how overplayed zombies are. Truly, nobody can win anymore. We're worn out on the zombie thing, and worn out by our own...
Did you guys get a chance to check out "The Game Over Tinies" in brentalfloss the comic? Once again, co-writers brentalfloss and Dan Roth and artist Andrew Dobson created an abecedarian comic of videogame character deaths -- ...
A couple weeks back, brentalfloss the comic began an arc parodying the dark comedy children's book The Gashlycrumb Tinies -- that book's author, Edward Gorey, is the subject of today's Google Doodle, by the by. Anyway, "The G...
The enigmatic Q from Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is a freak. That we know. His Total Destruction technique certainly doesn't leave much room for ambiguity. You do have to wonder what must be going on through his / hers / ...
Priceless. [Artwork by Farrow on NeoGaf. Thanks, Cybii]
Destructoid contributor Ian Bonds was seemingly too humble to post this video. Either that, or he doesn't really love us as much as I thought, because this music video created to accompany his parody of Ke$ha's "TiK ToK" is the kind of thing you really ought to be showing the people you claim to care about. 
Superfans of brentalfloss might be aware that he has his own self-titled webcomic. He doesn't draw it -- doodles are provided by one Andrew Dobson -- but he co-writes along with series creator Dan Roth. And whenever there's a...
Alright, so I thought this was going to be extremely cheesy but this Super Mario meets Ghostbusters crossover is actually kind of cute. A ton of references, nice animations, and that Kirby battle at the end made for an enjoyable video spoof. 
I hesitated sharing this Mega64 parody of the film Looper because I didn't want to risk spoiling the actual movie for anybody. However, I myself have yet to see Looper, so I'm probably f*cked. And if I'm f*cked, you're all f...
[Full Disclosure: Not only do current and former Destructoid staff appear as unlockable character skins in the game, there's also a main story mission during which you go inside a giant Mr. Destructoid robot. For these reaso...
brentalfloss and Dj CUTMAN have each been playing the collaboration game recently, and now their journey has brought them into each other's arms. With Brent on lyrical duties and CUTMAN on sound production, the duo are here ...
No, I am not LeVar Burton, but I've been told by several people (read: no one) that I greatly resemble him. This is your notice that Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is available right now on 3DS and PS Vita. I'm plugging my way through right now and can't think about much else. I've got Bracelet Points and sh*t on the brain.
Did you know that Mario doesn't throw fireballs in Super Mario Land? They're superballs -- you know, like the kind you'll find inside capsule machines at the front of the supermarket. Surprised? Fresh from his interview with...
[Every now and then, Dtoid shines its Spotlight on a games-related artist, event, or place we'd like to share with you guys. Basically, we think this is awesome. Do you think it's awesome?] When Brent Black earned ...
Thanks to YouTuber DSimphony, we've uncovered the secret that Sega and Square Enix tried to slip past us. But gamers are an intelligent and resourceful bunch! Nothing escapes our gaze! So here you go: undeniable proof that Sleeping Dogs is actually the long-awaited Shenmue 3. Sleeping Dogs - Shenmue Parody (Parodia de Shenmue) [YouTube] (via NeoGAF)
Not that it's really all that difficult to make anything that's better than Battleship. This fake live-action Tetris trailer comes courtesy of Warialasky, the real-life GoldenEye bros. It perfectly encapsulates the essence o...
When it comes to fans and all the recent Mass Effect 3 hoopla, I have to quote Lumpy Space Princess: "Oh my glob, you guys! Drama bomb!" Let's everybody just chiiiiiiiiill, k? Chew on this for a while, please. Creative duo S...
Random Encounters has just concocted a lovely ditty that celebrates the life and times of Commander Shepard. It's actually a spoof of one the greatest Disney villain songs of all time. Which one? Oh, you ought to be able to ...
Ian Bonds is a name you might have seen pop up a few times here on Dtoid. He's been a contributor for a while now, submitting reviews for games that might have slipped through the cracks. What you may not be aware of, howeve...
Pawn Stars is a reality show here in the States about a family-owned pawn shop and all the characters who come in to sell their precious heirlooms for chump change. TheGameStation, creators of The Street Fighter drama series...
[Offbeat Hall of Fame is a showcase of the cool, often bizarre products and media from years past that celebrate videogames and gamer culture.] The Internet was a wildly different place at the turn of the century. Social medi...
  I love Punch-out!! It doesn't matter if it's on the NES, SNES or Wii, the Punch-out!! series is by far the best boxing franchise ever created. When the iconic game made its triumphant return to the squared video game c...
I hadn't watched an episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic before tonight due to a complete lack of exposure. It's as if somehow I have fallen outside of the target demographic for the tale of a young unico...
A new gameplay video of Retro City Rampage has surfaced, featuring the game's Arcade mode. It's an 8-bit killing field as folks are mercilessly run down with a variety of weapons. In amongst these implements of destruction i...
Those crazy guys behind the sex adventure game BoneTown have released a trailer for BoneCraft. BoneCraft is an upcoming fantasy/sci-fi game parodying the famous Blizzard money-makers. The game will have elf prostitutes, horny...
This week I'm taking it easy on your brains. Really easy. Super incredibly hyperbole easy. So easy that reading this paragraph might be harder for some of our readers than actually beating this game. If you're ready to set ou...
PETA has launched a game parody of the uber-popular Super Meat Boy named Super Tofu Boy. In the game, Bandage Girl leaves Meat Boy for the bland and tasteless (my words) Tofu Boy. Angry and rotting, Meat Boy kidnaps Bandage G...
In case you didn't know, I really loved No More Heroes 2. Though there are some things I like more about the original, the sequel still gave me just about everything I wanted. One of the things cut from the original No More H...