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Kaizo Mario World photo
Kaizo Mario World

This Kaizo Mario World speedrun stresses me out


It's hard to watch and yet I can't look away
Jan 08
// Jordan Devore
"This is what happens when a very sadistic person gets ahold of a level editor." Some of us get a huge kick out of watching strangers overcome the odds in near-impossible games, and as far as those go, Kaizo Mario World (or ...
Speedrun insanity photo
What is even happening here?
Here's speedrunner witwix playing I Wanna Be The Boshy -- a precision platformer meant for so-called "humans" who find I Wanna Be The Guy, one of the most challenging games ever devised, too easy -- for the charity marathon ...

Mad Catz photo
Mad Catz

Mad Catz' new controller looks like a Michael Bay Decepticon


And it's as expensive as one too
Jan 06
// Jordan Devore
I can't look away from Mad Catz' new controller for Android devices and PC. I just can't. The L.Y.N.X. 9 is meant to "offer a premium [see: $299.99; yes, really] gaming experience in almost any situation," though it's primari...
Our new overlord photo
Our new overlord

All hail TASbot: Twitch chat on a Super Nintendo, complete with emotes


'At this point, it's less of a game and more of a program'
Jan 05
// Jordan Devore
"If you've ever wondered what would happen if you pressed your buttons perfectly -- if you pressed them a little bit earlier, a little bit later, or if you had perfect timing, perfect reactions, and you knew exactly what ...
Games with Gold photo
Games with Gold

I don't know WTF #IDARB is but I want it


Debuting on Xbox One as a Games with Gold title in February
Dec 11
// Jordan Devore
I've heard that title before, #IDARB. I know it's coming to Xbox One. But other than that, I'm clueless. Brett came into chat today wondering about it, and Nic said the game looked "amazingly silly" on Giant Bomb months ago....
Dead or Alive PC photo
Dead or Alive PC

Dead or Alive 5 headed to PC but it won't have online at launch


Armageddon
Dec 04
// Jordan Devore
It's great to see a series like Dead or Alive finally come to PC. Less great, however, is that "Online modes for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round will be added in a patch within three months of release." I suppose it comes down to ...
Walmart photo
Walmart

So long, sub-$100 PS4s: Walmart adjusts price-matching policy


Move along, nothing to see here
Nov 20
// Jordan Devore
Thanks to Walmart's new online price matching, some customers were recently able to set up phony third-party listings on Amazon.com and convince the retailer to honor totally ridiculous discounts. For instance, how does a Pla...
Super Drugs photo
Super Drugs

Hey kids, don't take any fake Nintendo-branded ecstasy you're offered


Or any ecstasy, for that matter
Nov 19
// Brett Makedonski
Listen up, youths of the world. Gather 'round as Excellent Role Model Brett gives you a lesson on the cold, hard realities of life. Sometimes you might find yourself with all your friends in a really cool club in England havi...
Wii U photo
Wii U

I can't make sense of this live-action Sportsball trailer


But I like it, anyway
Oct 30
// Jordan Devore
This trailer for Sportsball -- not to be confused with Action Button Entertainment's Videoball; the narrator's delivery reminded me of Tim Rogers, a bit -- is something else. I feel like I need to watch it about four more ti...
amiibos explained photo
amiibos explained

Nintendo has kids explain amiibo figures in Super Smash Bros.


Watch for the footage of eight-player battles
Oct 24
// Jordan Devore
I made it to the closeup of Mario's face, roughly a minute in, before deciding that I needed to share this ridiculous video in which a boy buys an amiibo for Super Smash Bros. to impress a girl. Kyle says it's the worst thin...
Infinite Crisis photo
Infinite Crisis

Infinite Crisis has a SoCal bro Green Lantern


And he looks douchey in all the wrong (right?) ways
Oct 08
// Jordan Devore
We haven't talked about Infinite Crisis, the DC Comics-themed multiplayer online battle arena game, in a while. Truthfully, it's been fun to just look at its alternate-universe heroes and villains more than anything, what wit...
Crazy Taxi City Rush photo
Crazy Taxi City Rush

Hey, you know what Crazy Taxi needed more of? Hulk Hogan


Not really
Oct 02
// Jordan Devore
Remember when Hulk Hogan was an actor in movies like Suburban Commando -- side note: you must look this up, if you aren't familiar with it -- or the time his family got their own television series on VH1? Forget about all of ...
Today's WTF photo
Today's WTF

Sonic x Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is, uh, yeah...


The Taiko Drum Master tie-in, on the other hand, is rad
Sep 18
// Jordan Devore
Admittedly, this collaboration is slightly less horrifying once you realize it's a Felyne (or Palico, if you want to be precise) wearing Sonic the Hedgehog armor. Slightly. Still, I think this tops the sexy/stretchy fan art f...
Mods photo
Mods

There's a Donkey Kong Country mod for Doom


Demo now playable
Sep 11
// Jordan Devore
I sometimes forget just how crazy Doom modders can get. Here's a firm reminder. This is a total-conversion mod by DooMero that, well, you see ... it's the Donkey Kong Country experience rebuilt in GZDoom. Which is to say it'...
Counter-Strike Zombies photo
Counter-Strike Zombies

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is out of control


It has 20+ modes, for reasons
Sep 10
// Jordan Devore
As previously covered, Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is a real game. It's not out yet, but it will be out on Steam soon enough -- an open beta is scheduled to go live on September 23. I was already toying around with the idea...
#Cheetos photo
#Cheetos

Wear the carcass of Chester Cheetah in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare


Cheetos is really doing this
Aug 19
// Jordan Devore
I was prepared to get mildly annoyed at this Cheetos partnership with Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, despite the fact that it's not the first time the game has dabbled in brand-sponsored character variants. (There were ...
Yoshi photo
Yoshi

Yoshi is properly known as T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas


A disturbing trip back to the '90s
Aug 05
// Jordan Devore
Console Wars author Blake J. Harris has tweeted a page from an old internal Nintendo of America Character Manual about Yoshi that, well, just read for yourself: "Yoshi, properly known as T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas, had been he...
Gaben photo
Gaben

Is Gabe Newell watching you?


RUN
Jul 23
// Brett Makedonski
Is he? IS HE? This link's a bit old, but it's never too late for a jaunty tune that asks the important questions. Gabe Newell
Battleborn photo
Battleborn

Help us decipher this Battleborn tweet from Gearbox's Randy Pitchford


Translator needed
Jul 08
// Jordan Devore
This morning, Gearbox Software announced its next game, Battleborn, a cooperative first-person shooter that has elements traditionally found in multiplayer online battle arenas like League of Legends. Or, put another way: Perfect. I've been in the market for a hobby-grade co-op campaign with meta-growth and choice.
Home photo
Home

Hug, kiss, and chest bump total strangers in PlayStation Home


'Now kiss!'
Apr 23
// Jordan Devore
I forget that PlayStation Home is still a functional piece of software that receives regular content updates, not some lost relic to marvel (and poke fun) at. It's hard to say who in their right mind is messing around with H...
Call of Duty photo
Call of Duty

Pay $2.99 to have Snoop Dogg narrate Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer matches


There's also an R. Lee Ermey Voice Pack
Apr 15
// Jordan Devore
Infinity Ward is rolling out a bunch of customization items for the Xbox versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts on Tuesday, April 22. Among that content lineup is a Snoop Dogg Voice Pack for multiplayer. It's exactly what you'd ex...
Oculus RIFT photo
Oculus RIFT

Oculus post Facebook acquisition: 'We promise we won't change'


Hopefully the new ownership won't cause an...oculus RIFT
Mar 26
// Steven Hansen
You know who else promised they wouldn't change, Oculus? My third husband. But two years after a trip to Nepal and he's thirty pounds heavier, balding, and a born again Christian. That's not what I signed up for. No matter yo...
Facebook buys Oculus VR photo
The deal is happening in Q2 2014
Facebook announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire virtual-reality headset maker Oculus VR, Inc. for approximately $2 billion -- spread across $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook common stock...

inFamous photo
inFamous

inFamous started as an Animal Crossing-like game


No photos exist, sadly
Mar 14
// Jordan Devore
Sucker Punch Productions has been making the rounds leading up to inFamous: Second Son's release a week from today, and speaking to GameSpot, co-founder Chris Zimmerman talked about the bizarre origins of the game that kicked...
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NOPE.jpg

Titanfall Arcade claims '8-bit is better with a Titan'


No, it most certainly is not
Mar 05
// Jordan Devore
Hamza happened upon Titanfall Arcade, an official browser-based mashup of Titanfall and classic Atari games. Wondering why anyone would create such a thing, I couldn't help myself. I clicked. Asteroids is playable now, with M...
inFamous photo
inFamous

Condoms included with inFamous pre-order in Italy


'Enjoy your power'
Feb 07
// Jordan Devore
GameStop Italy is offering a pre-order kit for inFamous Second Son that includes two cans of Red Bull and glow-in-the-dark condoms. Yes, really. In the words of Max Scoville, "Infamous: Second Skin, so you don't have a Second Son." And, honestly, this is a more useful pre-order bonus than in-game jackets for Delsin. [Via NeoGAF]
Shaq Fu photo
Shaq Fu

Shaq promises that Shaq Fu 2 is 'coming soon'


And he might have actually been serious
Jan 09
// Jordan Devore
Shaquille O'Neal is at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, which makes me happy. What makes me even happier, however, is that when jokingly asked by GamerFitNation if we'd ever get to see a sequel to 1994's Shaq Fu, he said ...
Atlus teaser photo
Atlus teaser

So it looks like Atlus is pregnant...


I did it for the headline
Nov 14
// Jordan Devore
Teaser? Atlus? Persona 5? The company has some sort of announcement planned for November 24, 2013 and while a newly-discovered teaser page might be completely unrelated to the franchise or even that specific news item, whatever it may be, it's got my attention. The heartbeat is a nice tough. Any guesses? [Thanks, DV2 The Fox]
WUT photo
WUT

Vanillaware's butt-eye monster will haunt your dreams


Muramasa Rebirth players be warned
Nov 07
// Jordan Devore
In the Genroku Legends DLC for Muramasa Rebirth lies what may be one of the most unsettling videogame enemy designs I've ever witnessed. If this thing moved to Silent Hill, it'd still be the creepiest thing in its neighborhoo...
Randy Pitchford photo
Randy Pitchford

Randy Pitchford pays $25k for Penn Jillette's ponytail


Just read that headline again
Oct 23
// Brett Makedonski
You know that gross feeling you get when you find a stray hair and you know it's not yours? Randy Pitchford, head of Gearbox Software, just paid $25,000 for the pleasure, albeit magnified thousands of times over. According to...

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