Tuesday 21 April 2009 @ 10:40 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
With the Shadow of the Colossus movie still far into the future the very idea is already moot as the usually hilarious guys of Mega64 have released their very own version of the epic tale. It has it all and asks nothing from Hollywood. Colossus? Check. Guy climbing the colossus? Check. Dramatic music? Check. Overacted death? Check. Plot twist at the end? Check.
See Hollywood? It doesn’t take much to stay true to the source material. Just 2 guys and a fursuit… which is all the Dragonball movie needed, honestly.
Now that video games have become accepted as a narrative medium, what do we turn to for the latest innovations in storytelling? The answer, apparently, is in the heads-up displays of video games. In this case, a clever fellow by the name of theminipanda at ubercharged.net has taken it upon himself to retell the summer blockbuster The Dark Knight through those little things that pop up when people die in Team Fortress 2. Once again, the Internet laughs in your face while you think “I wish I thought of that first.” Click here for the full post.
While Will Wright told the gaming community that, in no uncertain terms, Spore would be directly responsible for the second coming of Christ, early scores of the game tell a different story: shitsux. In this day and age, a revolutionary landmark title like Spore can’t receive a metaciritc metascore below 85, or else humanity will be thrown into anarchy and chaos. At this point, its metascore is at a dangerous (and unbelievably terrible) 87.
Gamespot employee Somedude McPerson said stores have had a tough time selling the game: “while the pre-order turnout was great, sales dropped way down after the first reviews came out. Soon after that, we weren’t even allowed to carry the game anymore! Since some German douchebag game reviewers said it wasn’t a masterpiece, the FDA has decided Spore might be potentially harmful to consumers, and illegal to sell.” That’s right, Spore is only “pretty good,” which means that besides not being worth anyone’s time to play, it’s also so bad that it might kill you.
Will Wright could not be reached for comment on the issue because he’s currently crying himself to sleep.
Egoraptor, despite earlier claims that he had finished his “awesome” series, has just come out with the latest installment: Awesome Gaiden. It’s one of the shorter pieces, but is still chuckle-worthy for sure. However the bad news is that the “Awesome” DVD has been postponed “in favor of a much more interesting project.” You can keep up with all the latest updates on Egoraptor’s new blog.
Sunday 25 November 2007 @ 11:03 am | By Jonathan_Leo
Because no one demanded it, and due to an overdue “A Look Back @” column still in the works, I bring you yet more equations that may amuse or bewilder. I’m surprised Gamers(TM) hasn’t lodge a complaint on my inspired “borrowing” of their shtick. I’ll get on with serious stuff soon, but for now, enjoy:
Saturday 17 November 2007 @ 9:09 am | By Jonathan_Leo
In lieu to British magazine Games(TM), and due to being stumped on a coming article, I give you a little dose of real-life equations which, unlike real equations on your last calculus paper, could be fun and related to what has been going on in the past years. Because if you can’t make fun of the videogame industry, who can you make fun of (apart from politicians and celebrities)?
Imagine a world where forum posters from “GameFaqs” and “NeoGaf” (to name a few) wander around acting stupid and getting away with atrocities like “bump” and “L33t” speak. This video below shows us a glimpse of this bizarre reality at work in the corporate world. *shudder*
Wednesday 30 May 2007 @ 7:48 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Back in March we posted about Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show, the Youtube short that tried to immitate the wackyness of Japanese TV. Well now they are back with the second episode and a short music clip.
Both are still as funny as the first, which isnt much to you say but you at least get a laugh out of them, and it will probably be the knock knock song.
At least there’s still Kiko for the eyecandy factor! We’ll keep you posted if more come out.
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