Oh God, why?
A Twitch user by the name of Moltov is currently live-streaming a speedrun of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Sounds pretty old hat, right?
Oh how wrong you are. Because Moltov is doing a speedrun with a Wii classic controller covered in honey. A controller covered in honey.
What was the thought process leading to this decision? Did Moltov expect an added challenge? Is this some weird intersection of gaming and outsider art? The mind, it is boggled.
I assume that the fact that Moltov has to repeatedly dip the controller into a bowl of honey is because he needs to give it a periodic re-coating of the bee goo. It kind of makes me want to vomit everywhere.
If you are morbidly curious, please check out the livestream.
In what has to be the most creative (read: highly illegal) use of a Pac-Man cabinet since the arcade market collapsed, a South Carolina man was arrested after investigators found over 55 pounds of marijuana in the machine.
According to a press release from Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell, Luis Tyler, 40, was seen accepting the game containing the large amount of pot on April 16.
Officials reportedly pulled Ravenell over shortly thereafter and confiscated the cabinet, the ganja and Tyler’s car.
“Our efforts to make Orangeburg safe will not stop. We are and will continue to investigate the criminals in our community and make arrests,” Ravenell said in the release. “You may be looking for a high score but what you’ll get is ‘game over!’”
Nice wordplay there, Sheriff.
Tyler was subsequently charged with trafficking marijuana and slapped with a $75,000 bond. You can check out a gallery of the cabinet, Tyler’s mugshot and the whole mess of sticky-icky after the jump.
Art comes in all shapes and sizes, but if a large portion of the gaming community is to be believed, then the inclusion of a foot-tall statue of an eviscerated female torso in the special edition of Dead Island Riptide may at least be in poor taste.
For those that missed the uproar yesterday, Deep Silver revealed the “Zombie Bait Edition” of their upcoming zombie maim-’em-up for the European and Australian markets. As such announcements are wont to do, the questionable bonus was showcased front and center.
By last night, Deep Silver issued a statement via Twitter apologizing for the statue, somewhat blaming the autonomy of the company’s various branches across the globe. As for the decision to include and rationalizing it by saying it was meant to reflect in-game actions.
“For the limited run of the Zombie Bait Edition for Europe and Australia, a decision was made to include a gruesome statue of a zombie torso, which was cut up like many of our fans had done to the undead enemies in the original Dead Island.”
Deep Silver apologized further, stating that “for now, we want to reiterate to the community, fans and industry how deeply sorry we are, and that we are committed to making sure this will never happen again.”
The damage has been done, so all that’s left is damage control. Whether this means never doing it again or having some add-on band-aids sent out to owners of the statue has yet to be seen.
Even if it was based on the game, it’s hard to believe that anyone would proudly display a fake female dismembered torso on their bookshelves.
Just when you think the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are seriously looking out for the safety of millions of innocent pets, they go after your childhood memories instead.
PETA recently released a mock Pokémon game as a response to the recent release of
Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 in an effort to show how that Pikachu in your control is actually your slave.
Dubbed Pokémon Black and Blue, the game is also being used as a way to show how the entire Pokémon series made bullies more prevalent in schools.
“As battling Pokémon grew in popularity generations of children were growing up believing that Pokémon exist for no other reason than to be used and abused by humans,” a statment from PETA charged. ”Children learned about dominance instead of compassion. While Pokémon faced the worst abuses, children also started bullying each other.”
There’s plenty of bullying to be found in school, but saying Pokémon may be a major factor in kids picking on other kids seems a little… Farfetch’d. If anything, proponents of the long-running series could say it brings children closer together, as they build their team and their friendship.
Personally, I tend not to think about PETA’s tactics, or the organization as a whole, at all. They rarely show up, but when they do, I feel they go way too far with their violent messages.
Source: Ludos Mundi
When Square Enix announced yesterday that Kevin Pereira, the former host of G4TV’s “Attack of the Show” would host a “game show” based off of Quantum Conundrum, not a whole lot about the project was revealed.
All we knew was that the production company/marketing firm/indie publisher iam8bit was involved, it would be shown on Machinima, and that a puppet version of IKE would be featured as well.
Having now watched the four minute episode…I have no idea what I just watched. I mean, I feel like I’ve just bared witness to a mescaline-infused dream somehow made manifest on YouTube.
It’s cooky, it’s strange and it weirdly fits in with the oddball stylings of Kim Swift and Airtight Games’ puzzler. It also helps that Pereira still has his somewhat over-the-top, psuedo-dickish demeanor from AOTS.
“I’d be in the crazy dimension to pass up the role as host for the most epic show ever,” Pereira said in a statement. “Have you SEEN Ike? How can you say no to anything involving that little guy?”
You can check out a gallery of promotional shots, as well as the trailer and full episode after the break. Just make sure to count your crazy pills beforehand.
It’s always strange when our somewhat insular world on the internet breaks out into the mainstream. While it’s happened a number of times, from the Guy Fawkes mask to LOLcat, this instance is pretty hilarious.
In Flo Rida’s music video for his latest single “Let it Roll,” internet comedian/dancer/filmmaker Nathan Barnatt struts his stuff in beautiful Miami, Fla. as his Keith Apicary character. While that would be funny by itself, Apicary dances in a bunch of different Miami locales, from the beaches to a “hoppin’” night club.
There are ladies. There is alcohol. And there is one broken handrail after a particular fall down some stairs staged by Apicary.
His involvement in the Flo Rida clip isn’t the first time Barnatt has at least tried to be in a music video. Earlier this year, his character Apicary participated in an audition to dance in a Kimberly Cole music video.
Known for his incredibly awkward outfit and physical brand of humor, Apicary most recently made headlines for getting banned within 45 minutes of PAX East this April after dropping his pants and dancing around at the Rooster Teeth panel.
You can check out the full video after the break. Keep in mind that the video is semi-NSFW for some thong action, though mercifully it’s not Apicary sporting one.
In the world of news reporting, every once in a while there’s a mistake. It happens. People get misquoted, numbers get jumbled up, and television anchors rarely tell weathermen to keep having relations with farmyard fowls.
What happened on the BBC’s News at One program last week is a pretty monumental snafu.
During a segment involving the very real, very disturbing situation in Syria, the topic quickly turned, naturally, to the United Nations Security Council. Seeing as they’re a major part of international relations throughout the globe, that’s pretty much par for the course.
However, what happened next isn’t, as the emblem for the United Nations Space Command from the Halo series was used in lieu of the Security Council’s logo. Seeing as though both entities, fictional or not, have the same abbreviation, it’s probably safe to guess that someone got lazy and took the first picture they found on Google Images.
The BBC has since removed the graphic from future broadcasts of the segment. Video of the segment, however, can be seen after the jump.
BBC News makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of all images broadcast, however very occasionally mistakes do happen,” a BBC spokesman said in a prepared statement. “Unfortunately an incorrect logo was used during a segment on last week’s News at One bulletin and we apologise to viewers for the mistake.”
Truth be told, the news has been getting games wrong for a while now. When errors like this start seeping into real news, there’s a problem there. As a reporter in my day job, this kid of mistake is so painful because anyone with half a brain knows you at least double check your information on Wikipedia. (I kid.)
Source: The Telegraph
How much would you pay for the ultimate piece of swag? $50? $100? If you’re a fan of the Resident Evil series and are completely gaga over the upcoming Resident Evil 6, then how does $1,302 sound?
Capcom recently announced that was how much their super ultimate awesome special edition of doom will cost you (that’s not really the name). What you get, however, is the game along with Leon S. Kennedy’s in-game jacket and four tablet case covers. The jacket will be available in small to extra large, while the tablet covers each come with a different character’s name engraved on them.
The “deal” is up on Capcom’s Japanese e-store, so start saving and maybe one day you too can look as cool as Leon.
The Final Fantasy series has been known for many things. Its titles feature colorful worlds, rich (albeit sometimes convoluted) stories and characters facing insurmountable odds. In a recent announcement from Square Enix, some of the characters from Final Fantasy XIII-2 will have a new task to face: looking good.
In an effort to showcase the new Spring/Summer fashion line from Prada, Square announced that Sazh, Snow, Hope, Noel and Lightning will be gracing the pages of the fashion magazine Arena Homme+ in a 12 page spread. Square says the recent collaboration was part of its 25th Anniversary celebrations for the storied Final Fantasy series.
“The FINAL FANTASY series is known for its creativity and innovation; so working with Prada, a renowned fashion house with such beautiful clothingwas a very exciting opportunity. The images we have been able to create together are vibrant and unique,” said Yoshinori Kitase, producer of FINAL FANTASY XIII-2.
The computer images of each character in their various flashy outfits were created by Square’s in-house visual arts studio. An article by British journalist Stephen Poole from The Guardian will accompany the spread.
“Our Spring issue focuses on a world of direction and escapism, and having a visually stunning videogame franchise such as FINAL FANTASY work alongside us and a leading fashion brand like Prada to create something so unique is incredible,” said Max Pearmain, Editor of Arena Homme+. “I’ve always been interested by the power of videogames and their place in society, and the amount of work that’s gone into this project blows my mind. We’re incredibly pleased with the result.”
Some images from the issue can be seen in a gallery after the jump. If you want to check out the full 12-page feature, the latest Arena Homme+ will hit newsstands on April 12.
(Editor’s note: The image above is not of the cupcakes being sent to BioWare Edmonton. They’re just pretty blue cupcakes.)
Gamers upset with Mass Effect 3′s endings are punishing BioWare’s Edmonton Studio by sending them lots of cupcakes.
Yes, you read that right. BioWare is being punished with cupcakes.
Over at BioWare’s forums, user LoganKey quickly rallied over $1,000 for the sheer purpose of sending BioWare 400 cupcakes with three different colors of icing . The protest (or joke?) stems from how Mass Effect 3′s three ending cutscenes are all nearly the identical, but for a change in the color of a certain explosion.
Of course, the three different colors of cupcake icing will match the variation of color in the endings: blue, green, and red. All of the cupcakes will be vanilla flavor and taste exactly the same.
LoganKey said that the cupcake delivery, facilitated by Edmonton-based Fuss Cupcakes, will happen around noon EST today.
A friend of mine who wishes to remain anonymous starts at BioWare Edmonton next week. When he found out about the cupcakes, he stated via Facebook ”wish I started this week” and that it’s a “nice gesture.”
You can check out an image of the official invoice from Fuss Cupcakes after the jump.