I have no reservations about saying that, as of now, this video currently wins the internet. As well as many internets of the future. Nintendohemian Rhapsody is one of those parodies that only comes along as often as a really good Spider-man video game. Blip.tv user, Brentalfloss, is no n00b to the creation of video game themed videos. In fact, he's been putting out fantastic videos like this one for about a year now. Swing on over to his channel and give him a follow.
Author: Nick LabyrinthX
I know it's a late entry, seeing it literally just came to my attention 10 minutes ago, but just the concept make me legit laugh out loud, and it's been re-tweeted on my feed by at least 15 different people I follow, so I must post. I know sometimes your world looks perfect, nothing to rearrange. Sometimes you get a feeling, like you need some kind of change. Maybe you, deep in your heart, feel "Gee, I wish I was Bronson Pinchot". Don't lie to me, I know you do. Well, now you can chase your dreams as Balki Bartokomous in the Perfect Strangers flash game. Yeah, sure, so it's a complete rip off of Temple Run, but can you be Balki flying through the air, standing tall on the wings of your dreams in Temple Run? I think not! So be bound for better days, and play this game now. I swear to you, the theme WILL get stuck in your head. It may even sneak into things you write...
It came out yesterday on PSN. It comes out today on Xbox Live. I've got a blister on my left thumb because of it already. Two words: Get it. Get it now. Seriously. At least demo it. It'll probably be the best fighter you could buy for 15 bucks. So much so I'm forgoing Web Wednesday for it. That should tell you something.
So even though it's fan made using the Tsukuru Series "Fighter Maker" games/utilities, but someone somewhere made a PC based fighting game based on the musical Les Misérables. Or the book. It's not really clear. It seems to have only been released in Japan, shocker, but the description on the YouTube Page has a place where you can download it. You know, if you wanna download something from a YouTube description on a site entirely in Japanese. So if you ever wanted to see Marius lay the beat down on Eponine or fight an anamamorphic rabbit in the fields of revolutionary France, because that TOTALLY HAPPENED in Les Misérables, now's your chance.
Hello fellow Save Pointers. I hope your Monday is gong well. If not, well it's about to be. If so, then I'm about to make it 42% more awesome, with THIS!
The Assassin's Creed III Announcement Trailer!
First we found out that Abraham Lincoln is an butt-kicking Vampire Hunter, and now we find out that George Washington was a part of the Assassin's Guild. OUR U.S. PRESIDENTS WERE AWESOME!!
Author: Nick LabyrinthX
One day I discovered that the Konami Code worked on the remote of my Vizio TV in order to reset my Netflix app. Now, I'm not sure if I'm overlooking something in that statement, but I'm PRETTY CERTAIN that situation has nothing to do with video games. Or Contra.
Watch me talk about all the silly crazy nutty WTF places the Konami Code pops in the real world.
Author: Lisa Foiles
Yesterday, to distract from that awful "real life", I started a hashtag exploring gamified TV shows: #GamerTV
Instead of being a couple of jokes, it wound up spanning seven hours (in the background of my real work) and I was notified multiple times about hitting my daily limit? Which I guess is a thing that happens on twitter? Anyway, here's the complete list, for your enjoyment. And at the end, I've included some highlights from friends that joined in. Please add your own in the comments below.
For future time-line jamming nonsense, please follow @brockwilbur.
My So Called Extra Life
Happy Days Of The Tentacle
Heavy Rainbow Brite
The Colblip Report
According To Earthworm Jim
Once Upon An Ocarina Of Time
Scrubs The Zombie
How I Metroid Your Mother
That's So Riven
The Secret of Monk Island
Eternal Darkwing: Launchpad's Requiem
Men Of A Certain Rampage
Left 24 Dead
The Braidy Bunch
Starfox & Hutch
Caroline in the Vice City
Author: Brock Wilbur
Day of the Tentacle.
You guys know these are my favorite games of all time. They turned me into a gamer. Ron Gilbert is my hero. Tim Schafer is my OTHER hero. I'm incredibly passionate about the point-and-click adventure genre, and have experienced the heartbreak of watching it become a dying artform, just like tap dancing, and Pogs. TellTale Games has done its best to keep adventure gaming somewhat alive, but it has been nothing compared to now.
We're talking a FAN-FUNDED OLD-SCHOOL ADVENTURE GAME, developed by my heroes, Tim and Ron.
Someone get the defibrillators, my heart just exploded like an illegal firework.
Guys. This is it. This is what I've... we've been waiting for. The project pledged $400,000, yet it's already raised $950,000 in under 24 hours. It will no doubt reach a million in just a few more hours. I'm clicking refresh every five minutes like a neurotic eBayer.
Donate. Donate like you can afford it. Donate like you really do care about charities and dying kids in Africa or whatever. You know why? Because those dying kids in Africa don't have a good adventure game. Give it to them, Daddy Warbucks. Give it to them so super hard.
In addition to creating a game that is for the fans and (in a way) by the fans without having to worry about pleasing investors and publishers and other bossy rich snobs, Double Fine will also be showing you behind-the-scenes footage of the entire process along the way. The best part? This is being filmed and produced by my pals based in Portland, Oregon known as 2 Player Productions. You may be familiar with their Minecraft documentary and their awesome chip music documentary, "Reformat The Planet."
This is the adventure of an adventure gamer's lifetime. Be apart of it. If not for you...
Do it for Dr. Fred.
Do it for Manny.
Do it for Guybrush.
** UPDATE **
We did it, adventure gamers!
Author: Lisa Foiles
Odin Sphere is often overlooked in discussions of video game storytelling, despite it being a literary masterpiece.
In other words, Odin Sphere is a totally kickassingly good game with a freaking heart-breaking story and people need to stop saying, "Oh, oh Uncharted is the most amazing game with a story of all time, just like Bioshock and Alan Wake and Prince of Persia and Red Dead Redempdepcepmtion and a whole crap-ton of other Western games" because NO. Most of those are MEDIOCRE AT BEST. (*Ahem* From a writer's standpoint.) Odin Sphere is incredible, and should be hoisted up on shoulders as a shining example of video game storytelling. That is all.
READ MY ARTICLE! I love you.
Author: Lisa Foiles