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Hot Pooper Gaming photo
Hot Pooper Gaming

Watch an Xbox Avatar shove Hot Pockets up its ass


This, this is my fetish.
May 25
Finally...next gen has arrived. Finally. read
Mario Kart 200cc photo
Mario Kart 200cc

Mario Kart 8's Cheese Land will crush your spirit on 200cc


Brake drifting is our saving grace
Apr 24
Mario Kart 8 feels fresh again and not just because of the fabulous new tracks added in this week's Animal Crossing-themed DLC Pack 2. Nintendo also unleashed the humbling 200cc class in a free update for the game. We saw the... read
Xenoblade photo
Xenoblade

Whoa there Xenoblade Chronicles X alien, put on some pants!


Alien pubes
Apr 24
There's a special Nintendo Direct going on right now for Xenoblade Chronicles X. As someone who has paid little attention thus far, I have no idea what's happening despite the Direct's best attempts at setting the stage and l... read
Pregnant Elsa photo
Pregnant Elsa

Rub kiwi juice on pregnant Elsa's belly, and more terrible Frozen games


Do you want to clean a baby?
Apr 20
A few months ago, Jordan dutifully informed us of a game that we probably could've gone our whole lives without knowing about: a Frozen game in which Anna gives birth. What if I told you there are more Frozen pregn... read
DK Rap photo
DK Rap

Yes, Nintendo, this Kong IS one hell of a guy


The Wii U port of Donkey Kong 64 says the swear
Apr 16
And let's keep it that way. None of that "heck" monkey business. Or Donkey Kong Frappuccinos. read
Veryman! photo
Veryman!

I hope Veryman.Expert becomes America's next great pastime


Let's fast track this sucker
Apr 10
Think about the weirdest thing you saw today. Veryman.Expert is probably weirder. It's a browser-based god game, so to speak, about creating men. There are no losers, ever. You can adjust your man's movements -- a touch of Le... read
Super Mario 64 photo
Super Mario 64

Stretching Mario's face will never get old


We're all guilty
Apr 10
Now that it's downloadable for Wii U, Super Mario 64 has entered my life again. It wasn't my favorite Nintendo 64 title -- heck, it wasn't even my favorite 3D platformer on the console -- but it was a formative game and, com... read
Gross Sonic statue photo
Gross Sonic statue

Make an unholy shrine to Sonic out of bones


Preferably chicken bones, but whatever works
Apr 06
In this episode of Craft Lab, hosts Anna Akana and Greg Aronowitz craft a Sonic the Hedgehog statue partially out of chicken bones. It's cut down the middle to show his insides. Eww. If I went into someone's home and saw one of these on display, I wouldn't expect to leave alive. Would've been less creepy if they had kept Sonic's legs nice and lanky. read
Pac-Man Google Maps photo
Pac-Man Google Maps

Google Maps is now a giant game of Pac-Man


It's still March!
Mar 31
I like when companies channel their April Fools' Day creativity into something real as opposed to just announcing a phony product or service that really ought to exist. This year, Google has another fun interactive gag for us... read
Best Bloodborne room photo
Best Bloodborne room

Let's hope Bloodborne's best room is insured


'Whoops'
Mar 26
From Software is onto us. There's a room in Bloodborne full of lots and lots of breakable pots. At the Cathedral Ward lamp, take a left down some stairs and then take a right at the well. Next, swing left past the Church Gia... read
TIEght photo
TIEght

Wow! TIE Fighter makes for a good Star Wars anime


TIEght
Mar 24
Paul Johnson spent "[four] years' worth of weekends" drawing and animating this '80s anime-inspired Star Wars TIE Fighter short film focusing on the Imperial pilots. It's like a cleaned up, rock and roll backed Legend of the Galactic Heroes. read
Zelda shield photo
Zelda shield

Man at Arms crafts Legend of Zelda shield


Wow, this thing HYRULES, GET IT?
Mar 23
Another Man at Arms, then? Though it seems the series spun off since I've last seen it (last year) with a new team of blacksmiths. Still, this one goes well with the recent trend of cool craftspeople making cool Legend of Ze... read
Cliffy BK photo
Cliffy BK

I think Cliffy B's joining a top-secret Burger King Kids Club


The new Kid Vid
Mar 18
Sharpen your conspiracy sticks, truthers. This news is right up there alongside the greatest that the Illuminati and New World Order could offer. This makes the claims that Denver International Airport is the secret lair for ... read
Sanic the Hegehog photo
Sanic the Hegehog

Dang, someone got this Sanic amiibo before I could


Snagged!
Mar 17
I've highlighted some custom amiibo in my time, but nothing like this. Nothing like Sanic. "I originally made this for a good friend," wrote designer Alltheapplesdoubled, "but I would love to have an army of Sanics running a... read
Stop-motion Link photo
Stop-motion Link

That time Link savagely killed a monster for Vine


More stop-motion Legend of Zelda fun
Mar 12
Holmes passed along this "stop-motion animation Zelda thing" by Johnny McHone earlier today and I put off watching it for far too long. Don't make the same mistake! The video borders on amateurish at times, but that ends up ... read
Hungry Hungry Crossfire photo
Hungry Hungry Crossfire

The best thing I saw at PAX was not on the show floor


A true blend of genres
Mar 11
Let me set the scene: Day 1 of PAX has come to a close, or at least the show floor has. My friends and I have just finished dinner and are on our way back into the convention center to check out the Super Smash Bros. tou... read
Five Nights at Freddy's photo
Five Nights at Freddy's

Animatronic Freddy Fazbear is creepy as all hell


Nope, not sleeping any time soon
Mar 09
Love them or hate them, the Five Nights at Freddy's games have been incredibly popular. Big surprise, people find slightly uncanny animatronic animals universally creepy. Now, thanks to Youtube user Dr. CreepyPasta, we get t... read
Mistaken sprites photo
Mistaken sprites

'Togekiss watching Doduo take a crap' and other mistaken sprites


I still struggle to see Emperor Gestahl correctly
Mar 02
Instead of taking a proper lunch break away from my computer today, I got caught up in this funny, nostalgic NeoGAF thread about "sprites that look like things they're not supposed to." Older games allowed and even encouraged... read
Offbeat photo
Offbeat

Chainsaw-carved Majora's Mask is authentic as it gets


Got wood?
Feb 26
Now that's a one of a kind collector's item. Forget the gaudy gold New 3DS XL. Artist Griffon Ramsey works with the most delicate brush of all, the chained saw, and with it she sculpted this beautiful Majora's Mask out of a ... read
Assassin's Creed science photo
Assassin's Creed science

Scientists: Don't jump off buildings into haystacks like an assassin


'If the jumper is willing to suffer severe injuries...'
Feb 25
Everybody knows that people who play videogames are impressionable. After playing Pac-Man, we invariably binge eat. After a session with Call of Duty, we all joined the military. But science says that maybe we shouldn't do ev... read
Wall of slimes photo
Wall of slimes

I badly want to pop this wall of Dragon Quest slimes


Game marketing done right
Feb 24
There's a bubble-wrap wall of slimes in this wild world of ours. Can you guess where? Japan. Of course it's in Japan! The poppable piece of marketing is at the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Shinjuku Station Metro Promenade. Lot... read
Pokémon throwback photo
Pokémon throwback

These old Pokémon ads and toys bring me back


My childhood, summarized
Feb 20
I went down an Internet wormhole last night when I really, truly should've just gone to bed. It began with this Imgur album of old Pokémon ads, but as someone who grew up alongside Pokémania, it couldn't end the... read
President Cat photo
President Cat

We salute you, President Cat


You have my vote any day
Feb 16
Sukeban Shachou Rena, also known as "President Cat," was one of those games destined to never leave Japan despite our pleas. Back in 2009, western fans petitioned for a localization, but this minigame collection about a CEO cat was perhaps ahead of its time -- it sold miserably. No matter. Our love for Rena is unwavering. Dawww, just look at that face. read
Dale sings Tomodachi photo
Dale sings Tomodachi

Maybe, baby, Dale North is the one for me


How will I know unless we take a chance?
Feb 13
Ah, that smooth, buttery voice. Those luscious harmonies. That pixelated plaid shirt. That is our friend (and former Editor-in-Chief) Dale North. He has taken the default lyrics to the ballad "Maybe, Baby" in Tomodachi Life ... read
Remember Vectorman? photo
Remember Vectorman?

True fact: Shooting the Sega logo in Vectorman is life's greatest pleasure


Also, what was up with level two?
Feb 11
It's been almost two decades since I first played Vectorman, BlueSky Software's treasured run-and-gun game for the Sega Genesis, and I still can't get over how absurd its second level is. That's what I had intended to write... read
Sony's Keith photo
Sony's Keith

Sony's canceled Game Boy title would have beaten Link's Awakening to the punch


Castaway Boy Keith
Feb 10
Today in cool old videogames I'm only now hearing about for the first time, we have Castaway Boy Keith, an unreleased action-RPG for the Game Boy from Epic/Sony. As much as the screenshots resemble a certain handheld Nintendo... read
PlayStation song photo
PlayStation song

Remember that time Eiffel 65 sang about PlayStation?


'My Console'
Feb 03
You know Eiffel 65 for the international sensation "Blue (Da Ba Dee)," whose music video looks like it was ripped straight from a videogame, but did you know the Italian Eurodance group also put out a song about the original... read
Czech PlayStation ads photo
Czech PlayStation ads

These Czech PlayStation ads make me feel like a criminal


I just got sickled and hammered
Feb 01
These ads come from not too long after the Iron Curtain became the Iron Drapes, and Western culture began flooding the former Warsaw Pact. It's obvious that there was still a little bit of a learning experience going on in 19... read
Bonus stage photo
Bonus stage

Real life Ryu wrecks car with his bare hands


Bonus stage
Jan 29
I hope that car was non-running and cheaper to junk than fix, or else that's a waste of a perfectly good little car. Not that we all haven't thought about letting the aggressions out and possibly hurting ourselves while destroying some property. Just think about taking a baseball bat to some cheap, boardwalk-prize glassware. I could go for one of those right now. read
Battletoads shirt photo
Battletoads shirt

Nice Battletoads shirt, Phil Spencer


The head of Xbox is fashionable, as always
Jan 21
During Microsoft's Windows 10 livestream this morning, Xbox boss Phil Spencer showed up to talk about what he knows: games. Fable Legends is headed to PC with DirectX 12 and cross-platform play with Xbox One, which is nice and all, but did you see Phil's shirt? That's Battletoads alright. The time is now. read






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