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8:00 PM on 09.26.2013

Mortal Kombat: Legacy II is here at last

Machinima's live-action Mortal Kombat series has returned with season 2. Unlike with the first season, all ten episodes are live right now. That's pretty sweet, especially as I couldn't just stop with one episode here. The p...

Hamza CTZ Aziz


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Having now surpassed 500,000 downloads, Terra Battle fans will soon enjoy new characters from the original character and dragon model designer of Panzer Dragoon, Manabu Kusunoki. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




9:30 AM on 09.13.2013

Mortal Kombat: Legacy trailer teases Season 2

Remember Mortal Kombat: Legacy? That Machinima series that was pretty polarizing. Well guess what -- it's baaaaaack! Instead of taking place in the past and explaining the combatant's motivations, season 2 will instead focus...

Chris Carter



High School, the Video Game High School videogame photo
High School, the Video Game High School videogame
by Tony Ponce

In last week's episode of web series Video Game High School, the character Ki created a videogame based on lead protagonist Brian D's troubled first week of class. In other words, it was a game adaptation of VGHS Season 1, appropriately titled High School Video Game.

Though that version of the game is exclusive to the show's universe, Joel Sinclair of Newgrounds used the art from the fake game to create a real one in Flash. Each event in Brian's life is represented as a clone of a popular NES game, such as Mega Man, Super Mario Bros., Punch-Out!!, and Contra. Not perfect recreations by any means, but you get the idea.

It's very short, so you can clear it in no time at all. Just something to occupy yourself on a lazy Saturday evening.

VGHS the Flash Video Game! [Rocket Jump]

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12:15 PM on 07.26.2013

Class in session! Video Game High School 2 Ep. 1 is live

The first episode of Rocket Jump's Video Game High School Season 2 was supposed to go up yesterday, but some last-minute tweaking pushed the launch back to earlier this morning. It's now ready for your scrutinizing eyes, and...

Tony Ponce

6:30 PM on 07.25.2013

Cat stunts! The secret sauce in Video Game High School 2

In May 2011, independent film studio Rocket Jump launched Video Game High School, a web series about a talented FPS player and his struggle to fit in the videogame equivalent to Harry Potter's Hogwarts. Now with over 55 milli...

Tony Ponce

4:00 AM on 07.16.2013

Video Game High School season 2 kicks off July 25

The first season of web series / movie Video Game High School was the campy tale of a skilled FPS player who gets accepted into a prestigious institution that values gamer cred over academic cred. It wasn't without numerous ...

Tony Ponce

7:00 AM on 04.27.2013

SEGA wants YOU to design a new mascot!

[Boxer Hockey by Tyson Hesse] You think it's easy to just poop out a new character design and turn it into the new face of your company? Think Sonic The Hedgehog was whipped up, red shoes and everything, with as much thought ...

Tony Ponce

1:15 PM on 03.08.2013

Osbcure Namco game Bravoman gets a cartoon

I know you're looking at that headline and saying to yourself, "What the hell is Bravoman?" It's a fairly unknown Namco arcade game from the 80s that was later ported to the TurboGrafx-16 -- and incidentally is also available...

Tony Ponce



Teenage Pokemon: Don't Try This at Home photo
Teenage Pokemon: Don't Try This at Home
by Jonathan Holmes

[Teenage Pokemon is a cartoon show about Pokemon in their middle stage of evolution -- they take your weak resistance and throw it in your face. New episodes every week.]

While last week's Teenage Pokemon was a cautionary tale about high speed internet connections and fully firing amygdalas, this week's "Too Hot for Machinima" episode takes a different look at how mixing humanity's most powerful tools with its underlying primitive instincts can lead to some massive problems. 

We live in a world today where videogame-style power-ups are a reality. Having trouble concentrating on a test? Get your doctor to prescribe some ADHD meds. Want to be the very best at sport? Buy some hormones and/or red blood cell invigorating stimulants (but just don't win too often, lest you get investigated later). Don't like the shape of your butt, face, or buttface? Get them powered-up with a spread-shot of collagen or blast of laser surgery. Need to increase your damage output and hit points in order to conquer the last boss of the dungeon? Just take one of these, and call a doctor if erection last for more than 3 hours. It's gotten to the point where it's hard to tell which people are made from their original code and which are mostly Game Genies and ROM hacks. Where will this pursuit of perfection through physiological cheat codes lead us?

It was questions like these, as well as the arbitrary standards of Pokemon racism and homophobia, the moral implications of Ditto's life as a Day Care bound prostitute, and the wonder of poly-sexual purple putty people in general that inspired this week's episode of Teenage Pokemon.

Thanks again to our own Jim Sterling for voicing Ditto. You were perfect.

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12:15 PM on 02.24.2013

Teenage Pokemon: Online lust rage golden magic boy

[Teenage Pokemon is a cartoon show about Pokemon in their middle stage of evolution -- looks like their luck has changed it's time to rearrange. New episodes every week.] This episode of Teenage Pokemon is based on a tr...

Jonathan Holmes

8:30 PM on 11.14.2012

Castlevania: Hymn of Blood Ep. 4 has no monster slaying

Four episodes into the IGN-hosted web series Castlevania: Hymn of Blood, Simon Belmont has yet to do battle with so much as a mud man. All he does this week is ride on a horse and drink wine. I want to see some violence, man...

Tony Ponce





9:00 PM on 11.11.2012

Castlevania: Hymn of Blood web series bares its fangs

Remember how I told you there was a Castlevania movie in the works and that Michael "Worf" Dorn would play a role? Only the latter half was true. The project, entitled Castlevania: Hymn of Blood, is actually a fan-made web s...

Tony Ponce

5:00 PM on 08.10.2012

Check out Fistful of Rupees, the three-part Zelda western

If Sergio Leone had directed a movie based on Zelda... it probably wouldn't look anything like this, actually. It's a lot closer to the cheese that Takashi Miike's Sukiyaki Western Django oozes out. Still, a western that bor...

Tony Ponce

10:30 AM on 08.03.2012

Skyrim feels the wrath of Conan O'Brien and Mr. Buttons

A month ago, talk show host Conan O'Brien decided to throw his hat in the game reviewers' ring with a new web series called Clueless Gamer. After ripping apart Michael Phelps: Push The Limit, he has ticked Kinect Star Wars a...

Tony Ponce

5:00 PM on 07.29.2012

Sociologist: 'Internet/games/porn causing demise of guys'

This video has been out for close to a year, but we've never posted about it until now, so forgive us if it's "old" to you. Maybe if you got out and talked to another human being every once and a while, you wouldn'...

Jonathan Holmes

11:30 PM on 07.18.2012

Egoraptor & JonTron twiddle their sticks, play some games

One does silly cartoons. The other does silly videogame retrospectives. Put 'em together under the same roof and watch out! Sounds like the premise to a wacky prime time sitcom. So Egoraptor and JonTron decided it was time f...

Tony Ponce