Sunday 24 April 2011 @ 1:11 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
There’s many ways to measure the success and philosophy of a company, specially in the gaming industry; however, one of the weirdest ones has to be judging it by its snack bar. In this student video filmed at Valve HQ we get both a look at Valve’s history as well as the history of, you guessed it, its snack bar.
Sunday 20 March 2011 @ 11:45 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
The 3DS comes with a few nifty Augmented Reality cards that you can place on surfaces and have it place objects on the scene much like Alice the AR maid. Well, say you wanted to make a huge Mii appear near the Gigantor statue in Japan, well you’d have to make a pretty big AR card now wouldn’t you? Well let’s stop talking hypotheticals because these guys already did it.
Thursday 17 March 2011 @ 10:57 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Many in the younger generation would agree that the gritty, realistic first person games of today really show how silly and infantile the games of the 8-bit generation were. I think it’s the other way around, as this video proves. Applying the CoD style to Mario just goes to show you how cheap and tacky modern games can really be. It actually kind of feels like an infomercial with bonuses popping up every couple of seconds and meaningless overdone HUD elements everywhere.
Wednesday 16 March 2011 @ 10:34 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
This year’s SXSW saw the debut of a little film bumper faux trailer that takes the Mario-as-a-drug-addict view on the Super Mario universe to new heights. The casting in this little clip is top notch, at least for Mario, Luigi and the Goomba; they are spot on, and I never thought I’d see someone who resembled a Goomba.
Monday 14 March 2011 @ 11:06 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Sometimes a joke comes around that would have been so much better if you had been able to make it a few years back. Alas, there’s no time traveling with humor. Take this little parody of Cee Lo Green’s Fuck You, it would have been so much better if the GameCube were still around. Back in high school I would have been singing this song non-stop with my friends while we grinded away at SSBM, now… not so much.
Thursday 10 February 2011 @ 11:59 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
What happens when Zelda meets The Breakfast Club? Or any other of the iconic teen flicks of the 80′s? That’s a question I never had but I’m glad someone answered it! In this fake trailer for a Zelda movie we see link not as the hero of time but as the hero of highschool, trying to win the heart of Princess Zelda with the aid of his friends… Tingle included.
For a change, instead of trying to find all the Zelda difference try to spot all the actual movies from the 80′s referenced here. It’s an upside-down world when you’re spotting pop-culture references in your geek comedy!
Tuesday 9 February 2010 @ 11:50 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
As far as fan arranged videogame music goes Rap versions are some of the hardest and riskier ones, most are pretty bad. This Super Mario Land Rap by 8-Bit Duane is one of those little jewels. Not only does it span several songs, the lyrics had me laughing and getting a hard case of nostalgia both at the same time.
Super Mario Land really was one weird ass game as far as Mario games go, man now I want to play it again. Time to go looking for that ROM.
Wednesday 3 February 2010 @ 12:19 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Team Teamwork, the people behind the Zelda hip-hop mashup The Ocarina of Rhyme are back once again and this time it’s all about mana, chocobos and one winged angels. Vinyl fantasy 7 mixes some of the most memorable Final Fantasy 7 tunes with some pretty neat hip-hop tunes (the cool kids still say neat, right?).
You can download the full album or listen to it online, prices start at $0, which is a pretty good bargain. My favorite is M.O.P.’s Ante Up mixed to the battle theme but I suggest you give them all a listen.
What game would you like Team Teamwork to mashup next? My vote’s for Megaman, or maybe Chrono Trigger.
Thursday 14 January 2010 @ 11:55 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
You’ve got the bowl haircut, the glasses and your shirt buttoned all the way up without a tie… yet you still feel like you don’t look nerdy enough and you run the risk of female attention. What do you do? Well, you wear one of these! As awesome as this is in concept, I’d much rather hang it on a wall than wear it around.
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