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12:30 PM on 02.21.2014

Ryu destroys some poor guy's car in this Turkish ad

"Insurance? Insurance is for people that plan to lose," is essentially what this gentleman boldly and unfortunately tells a reporter, seconds before Ryu shows up and goes all bonus stage on his car. Should've went with Anadolu Sigorta, dude. Or at least the gecko. Watch Ryu destroy a car in Turkish insurance commercial [Polygon]

Brett Makedonski

8:30 PM on 02.20.2014

Twitch Plays Pokemon causing chat issues

Twitch Plays Pokemon is a huge deal. So huge, in fact, it's been causing enormous stress on Twitch's chat system across the entire service. On Sunday Twitch actually moved the channel off of their normal servers onto a dedica...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:45 PM on 02.20.2014

OC ReMix dedicates this to all the Cids in the audience

The maestros at OverClocked ReMix are at it once again, taking cherished videogame music and creating new pieces with it. Though OC ReMix has taken on Final Fantasy previously, most of those works were centered around a parti...

Darren Nakamura

2:45 PM on 02.20.2014

Twitch Plays Pokemon got out of Rock Tunnel: A summary

When I picked up Pokemon Red, I went to Rock Tunnel without Flash. I tried to make it through in the pitch black. Then I tried to get back out. Then I decided the only way out of the darkness was to plunge forward, wholly an...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 02.19.2014

Let's take a look at some of the new Halo toys

New York Toy Fair took place last week, and the official Halo Twitter showed off some of the upcoming toys we can expect. Highlights include Master Chief wearing the cloak from the Halo 5 teaser, an electronic Mantis with wir...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 PM on 02.17.2014

Twitch Plays Pokemon viewed over 7.5M times so far

So that whole Twitch Plays Pokemon thing? It's been viewed over 7.5 million times already. At present there's 75,000 concurrent users watching, and "the total number of unique Twitch members who have participated via chat is ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





1:00 PM on 02.17.2014

LEGO considering a Legend of Zelda set

LEGO Cuuso is a site where you can vote on fan-made LEGO sets. With 10,000 votes, a set goes to LEGO for review. It's where Minecraft LEGO set came from. Of course, LEGO can also block a set if it's deemed impractical or ther...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 02.16.2014

The Metal Gear series brings out the best in cosplay

First we were treated by cosplayer Kelly Jean's amazing Quiet recreation that was so good you had to do a double take to see which one was the real image. Now continuing the Metal Gear Solid V cosplay goodness is RBF, taking ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 02.12.2014

Holy crap, Sesame Street Fighter is an actual game now

Remember that wonderful Sesame Street x Street Fighter crossover art series from way back in 2010? Artist gavacho13 made a pretty funny spoof, and now after all this time it's been turned into an actual game. It's not quite a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 PM on 02.11.2014

This Link Nendoroid is way too cute to handle

Wonder Festival 2014 took place this past week and our sister site Tomopop has a ton of coverage up of all the coolest toys that were revealed. There's always a bunch of gaming related figures, such as this Nendoroid Wind Wak...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:15 PM on 02.11.2014

Ken and Ryu make out: Videogames turned romance novels

In Valentine's Day spirit Shutterstock tasked an artist with turning some of its stock photos into mock up paintings for videogame romance novels, full of Austen-tatious fonts and a creepy Princess Peach. I'm not sure why, but I guess it's a novel idea. The Duck Hunt one was out of left field, too. Power Couples : Classic Video Games Reimagined as Romance Novels [Shutterstock]

Steven Hansen

11:00 PM on 02.10.2014

The real life version of the Halo sword kind of sucks

Master arms maker Man at Arms is back, this time taking on the Halo Elite energy sword. The concept looks cool in the game, but it kind of sucks in real life as it's not really practical. Look at how floppy it is! It will still cut a fool, you just got to wiggle it around a little to really get in deep. It'll look cool mounted on a wall or something at least. 

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:45 PM on 02.10.2014

16GB iPhone with 'rare' Flappy Bird going for 6 million

You can find all sorts of stuff on eBay. I like finding rare games and seeing if I can get a good deal (I'm currently still trying to snag a copy of Die Hard Arcade for Sega Saturn for under $30) but sometimes some deals just...

Ian Bonds

5:00 PM on 02.10.2014

GTA V players snatched a car in midair with an airplane

Make your own fun. It's a lesson that we sometimes forget in the glut of linear, Hollywood-style "cinematic" games. I once spent an afternoon among friends in Ultimate Spiderman seeking out the highest building in the game, ...

Steven Hansen



The sexiest, stupidest, stretchiest Sonic Boom fan art photo
The sexiest, stupidest, stretchiest Sonic Boom fan art
by Steven Hansen

The Mario and company Sonic Boom redesign was great, but it was one of many wondrous fan compositions inspired by the redesign.

Please post more in the comments. Please.

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7:00 PM on 02.06.2014

Mario and friends get a Sonic Boom redesign too

Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Dr. Eggman all just got a major redesign for the new Sonic Boom game. It sure is ... something. Artist Andrew Dickman imagines what Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Peach would look like if they got the same redesign treatment too. There's been some hilarious reactions to what Sega has done with the Sonic franchise all over the net. Post your favorites in the comments below.

Hamza CTZ Aziz