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11:00 PM on 08.24.2013

Luigi, the parkour legend

When Nintendo actually puts forth an effort, it can achieve some amazing feats of marketing magic. You remember the live-action commercials for the Wii version of Punch-Out!!, right? Here's the next level: a documentary about the parkour legend Luigi in honor of New Super Luigi U. That goddamn Nabbit, though, I swear... Finding Luigi - Legend of Parkour [YouTube]

Tony Ponce



Trippy cyberpunk comedy spy thriller Jazzpunk is my jam photo
Trippy cyberpunk comedy spy thriller Jazzpunk is my jam
by Steven Hansen

I'd be convinced Jazzpunk was made by some actually-talented, alternate universe me, for me, if I didn't meet and chat with one half of its creative team, Necrophone Games' Luis Hernandez, for myself.

It's a first-person joke box riffing on some of my favorite themes. An-Airplane styled goof that delivers its jokes with both panache and clinical deadpan. It's smart, clever, and zany, but not above putting a whoopee cushion on your chair. Literally. 

Even in the games I've seen that have managed humor well, few as there are, I'm not sure I've ever played anything quite like this. It's hard to codify my feelings on the game because I have so many different feelings on so many disparate elements of it, albeit all of them resolutely positive. The colorful, cartoonish cyberpunk affair is the weirdest amalgam of some of my favorite things: noir, jazz, Blade Runner. The over-arching spy theme feels appropriately like secret agent parody Get Smart, given the comedic parallels between Jazzpunk and the indelible Mel Brooks. 

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9:30 PM on 06.23.2013

Mega Man Unlimited is done! Beams down in July!

It's been a long road, but Philippe "MegaPhilX" Poulin's Mega Man Unlimited is finished a ready for release on July 14, 2013. Oh my... Quick recap: Shortly after Mega Man 9's release, Phil whipped up a video of what he imagi...

Tony Ponce

9:55 PM on 06.10.2013

Sony details EXACTLY how to share games on PS4

Riding high off its announcement that the PlayStation 4 will have no DRM, no anti-used game policy, and will support game ownership, Sony has released a video detailing its incredibly deep and nuanced system for sharing physical copies of games.  This, right here, is the great video of E3 so far. Bar none.  Oh my GOD, is this stuff glorious.  Xbox Owned. 

Jim Sterling

2:30 PM on 05.28.2013

Conker's Bad Fur Day director's commentary is glorious

I said DAMN! Nintendo 64-era Rare is on a roll lately! I may be tempted to go buy an N64 off eBay right now and have a week-long Rare session. Three big shots from Conker's Bad Fur Day's dev staff have decided to knock back ...

Tony Ponce

9:30 PM on 05.27.2013

A new Final Fantasy IX side quest was discovered

Our Lord of Lords Jim Sterling considers Final Fantasy IX to be his favorite game in the series. I wish I could share in his exuberance -- though I own a physical copy of FFIX, I've yet to actually play it. This newest disco...

Tony Ponce

8:00 PM on 05.27.2013

eBay Germany supports Wii U's lack of restrictions

Whoever manages eBay Germany's Facebook page must be a huge Nintendo fan -- or at least is a master at capitalizing on current gamer worries and frustrations. It's apparent that Xbox One is charting a dark path, and the jury'...

Tony Ponce

8:00 PM on 05.25.2013

The ecstacy of Smooth McGroove's VG a cappellas

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...

Tony Ponce

8:30 AM on 05.24.2013

Chemical Spillage Simulation hitting PC in June

Excalibur Publishing, the company behind such titles as Euro Truck Simulator 2, Camping Manager, and Bridge Project, has lifted the veil off its latest celebration of mundane majesty -- Chemical Spillage Simulation. "Your ini...

Jim Sterling

8:00 PM on 05.04.2013

Beautiful Skyward Sword cover by the Super Piano Brothers

You've heard of the Super Guitar Bros., right? Well, these guys are the Super PIANO Brothers! Oooooooooh, are we seeing the beginnings of a beautiful rivalry? Probably not. The duo of Tiedan Oskar Yao and Wesley Chu recently...

Tony Ponce

4:00 AM on 05.04.2013

Mega Man Unlimited fan game goes J-pop in new trailer

It's been a while since we heard news on Mega Man Unlimited, the balls-awesome Mega Man fan game that fooled even Capcom into thinking it was legit! You may remember my interview last year with project lead Philippe "MegaPhi...

Tony Ponce





10:00 PM on 04.23.2013

Game covers recreated using clip art and Comic Sans font

Running on places like Tumblr and Twitter is a new meme: Videogame / movie / book covers recreated using only clip art and Comic Sans font. The results are... well... check out for yourself in the gallery below. I would total...

Tony Ponce

11:30 PM on 04.11.2013

Homemade Fallout Monopoly makes the apocalypse worth it

Despite my love of board games, I rarely get a chance to play any. My friends and the people I can occasionally stomach socializing with have little interest in sitting down and playing them with me, so I have to content myse...

Fraser Brown

3:30 PM on 04.10.2013

BioShock Infinite's Columbia recreated in Minecraft

What!? WHAT!? A mere two weeks in the public's hands and already someone has recreated BioShock Infinite's floating city of Columbia in Minecraft!? What madness! Actually, this project was completed three months ago. For a mi...

Tony Ponce

7:00 AM on 04.03.2013

Bearded angel returns with Mega Man X a cappella

Remember our old pal Smooth McGroove, the man with a beard that could stop tsunamis and with a voice that could bring color back to a decaying forest? I recently discovered him and his amazing, amazing, AMAZING Zelda a cappe...

Tony Ponce

11:30 AM on 03.19.2013

Super Metroid turns 19, gets a fan-made symphony

On March 19, 1994, one of the best Super Nintendo titles -- and one of the best games of all time -- made it's debut in Japan. Super Metroid was and still is the perfect combination of atmosphere, exploration, and action, bu...

Tony Ponce