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.
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!
Thursday 1 July 2010 @ 9:00 am | By David 'KidKobun' Bruno
This is quite possibly one of my all-time favorite videogame related videos. First appearing on tudou.com, this hacked ROM of the original NES game “Super Mario Bros.,” titled “Super Mario Forever,” found its fame when an unknown and extremely vulgar gamer narrated over the entire clip. While I was saddened to learn that it wasn’t actually him playing, it’s still funny as $% and deserves to be pulled from DDN video vault and given new life.
If this video doesn’t leave your sides splitting and your face sore from laughing your ass off, then you’re either Ben Stein or an animated flesh-craving meat bag, better known as a zombie.
So according to our friends at Destructoid, behind Nintendo’s booth at E3 this year sits a doorway labeled “Dr. Andonuts”. For those not in the know, Dr. Andonuts is an important character in the Mother/Earthbound mythos. Through a bit of tinfoil-hat-style reasoning, one could reason the only possible reason for this is teasing toward some sort of Mother 2 or 3 release over here, including a full-on collection. Watch the video for the Nintendo rep’s reaction; according to the Destructoid article, the person they refer him to wouldn’t give them any information. Naturally. At least they’re not saying “no”.
[Update]: Anything and everything I just talked about can be found here.
I have seen perfection. And it is good.
This year, Nintendo has not only managed to shock and stun everyone all at once, but also managed to make up for the travesty that was Nintendo’s 2008 conference. Hit the jump to see why I’m so uncontrollably giddy right now.
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.
Sunday 24 January 2010 @ 3:28 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
If you’ve got a Wii chances are you’ve gone to your local game store and stood at the Wii game racks looking for seemingly eternal minutes for a game that catches your eye. You’ve got to skim through countless fitness titles and off-brand party games until you find that single teen+ rated game, only to realize you’ve already played it.
Well Nintendo seems to want to change things, they are now going to be packaging all their CERO C (Japan’s 15+ rating) rated games in black boxes. That’s right, black box and black art, this should make finding the few mature-ish games a lot simpler. Perhaps Nintendo is rethinking it’s strategy towards the hardcore market? Or perhaps this is just a visual aid to eliminate those pesky blackheads from Nintendo’s perfect porcelain white family gaming face.
Thursday 26 November 2009 @ 10:06 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Videogame music renditions is always cool but it’s not always exciting. Sure there were the days when whole orchestras getting together to play our favorite game tunes sent us on a journey of joy like we hadn’t ever experienced before… or since. But those day’s of flashy musical stunts couldn’t last forever, and so we find ourselves here. Listening to a hacked laser cutter playing the Super Mario Theme.
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