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DayZ gang forces players into life or death duel photo
DayZ gang forces players into life or death duel
by Conrad Zimmerman

The new crop of open-world titles, like Day Z, give interesting insight into the people who play games. Take this roving gang of players as an example, who have encountered two people wearing the same color jacket and determine that they should fight to the death for the privilege of being allowed to continue to wear it. Here they are, playing a game in which exerting power over others violently seems to be the primary method of advancement, and instead use that power to create amusement.

It's still cruel, yet it seems altogether generous at the same time. Out of the three people held at gunpoint, only one is killed and it's done through adherence to a few defined rules. The gang even awards an additional prize to the winner, as if not killing and looting them weren't enough. It's the very definition of emergent play, a game borne of circumstances and opportunity rather than predetermination. Pretty funny too.

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9:00 PM on 12.15.2013

Stick it to The Man! is just as delectably nuts on PC

I think it's pretty safe to say that Stick it to The Man! was easily underneath everyone's radar when it landed on PlayStation 3 and Vita last month. The game garnered one of our highest reviews of the year, thanks to it's hi...

Wesley Ruscher

7:30 PM on 12.12.2013

LEGO The Last of Us should be a real thing

This video brightened my day in a huge way. It's an animator's idea of what The Last of Us franchise would look like if taken on by the Traveler's Tales team of LEGO game designers. It is now my new go-to argument in favor of the assertion that any idea, however grim, can be made funny with the proper application of Danish construction blocks.

Conrad Zimmerman

7:00 PM on 12.09.2013

Grand Theft Auto V's Trevor tries to ditch a body in skit

I am not a big fan of Nathan Barnatt. More specifically, I find the character he portrays at gaming events (Keith Apicary, a self-unaware trainwreck of socially inappropriate behavior paired with a nasty vocal defect) to be ...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:00 AM on 11.21.2013

The Fresh Prince moves to the Mushroom Kingdom

You haven't seen a mash-up quite like this. To celebrate the release of Super Mario 3D World, and to remind people how awesome '90s television was -- some fans have created a bizarre and ingenious remix of the game's main th...

Alessandro Fillari

7:00 PM on 11.19.2013

What if Doom were produced today?

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...

Alessandro Fillari

8:00 PM on 07.22.2013

Dhalsim joins Blanka for some hardcore trollin'

If you couldn't get enough Blanka trollin' not once, but twice, you may enjoy this new video complete with a tag-teaming Dhalsim who joins the fun with a bit of fire. While I thought part two lost its luster a bit by re-usin...

Chris Carter

11:30 PM on 07.10.2013

Blanka is still king of the trolls

You thought it was over? No, my friends, no. We've barely scratched the surface. Blanka is a bigger asshole than we could have possibly imagined. Blanka is a Troll - Episode 2 [YouTube]

Tony Ponce

10:30 PM on 07.05.2013

Zynga error lets stranger do hilarious customer support

Zynga's been a hot topic in the news lately, but this gaffe is quite a bit more lighthearted than the Mattrick saga. It's also pretty embarrassing. As reported by Kotaku, Zynga accidentally put a random person in charge of cu...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 AM on 06.18.2013

Give space a good fisting in Dick Hand

Dick Hand is a game in which the player defends themselves from enemy ships and space debris with a "cleaning apparatus" they have limited control over. The apparatus is a lengthy tube, ends in a hand, and is positioned...

Conrad Zimmerman



I ran around and then died at E3 photo
I ran around and then died at E3
by Jonathan Holmes

This was a historic year at E3. The 8th gen console wars have officially started, independent developers are infecting Sony like a disease that makes you feel awesome, the Xbone caught more heat than a Alabama volcano in the summertime, and Nintendo gave away t-shirts featuring a gun toting, leather clad, big-butt lady jumping in front of the moon. The times, they are a-changing.

Sadly, I went into the show with a bad respiratory infection. I was hoping I would feel better as the show went on, but that's not really how these shows work. Still, because the vocal minority demanded it, I tried to run around at the end of the show and do things. Thankfully, it didn't last long, thanks to the leather clad, gun toting lady from the t-shirt. 

Thanks to everyone who interacted with me at the show! I hope you didn't get infected. 

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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



The horrible secret behind EA Sports' Ignite Engine photo
The horrible secret behind EA Sports' Ignite Engine
by Conrad Zimmerman

I'll admit, when EA Sports' Andrew Wilson took to the stage during Microsoft's Xbox One reveal, I tuned out. If memory serves, I used the opportunity to take a much needed trip to the bathroom because I was certain there would be nothing there to hold my interest. 

I was wrong. Hopefully, it's not too late for us.

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7:30 AM on 04.25.2013

Snag brentalfloss' unreleased YouTube jams for $0.59 each

[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...

Tony Ponce



How to order a pizza from Xbox Live photo
How to order a pizza from Xbox Live
by Conrad Zimmerman

Microsoft and Pizza Hut have teamed up to provide a service which allows people to order food through their Xbox 360 console and have it delivered to their homes. It's either the innovation truly lazy gamers have been waiting their entire lives for or one of the silliest things we've ever seen on the system. Either way, we needed to have Hamza place an order. Check out the video of his experience!

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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