Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is your favorite post on the Internet today, at this time, on this website, Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Join me as I point out some fun things I came across on my journey of the World Wide Web!

First up!

Screentendo! Screentendo is an application that allows you to turn a section of your screen into a playable Mario level! Created by Aaron Randall You can get the software here! Check out the demo below!

Next up!

Kotaku puts up a weekly highlight reel of funny video game clips. In this entry hockey gets huggy!


Last but not least Game theory correctly breaks down the Mario timeline in 17 minutes!

:Logic makes the world go round!

That’s all the time I have for this week’s edition of Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Tune in next week for another leg of my journey!

Video Game Themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

Boy and girls, Children of all ages, welcome to Video Game Themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Come along with me on the journey of things found as i traveled the Internet like a hobo with a bindle on a stick!

first up!

The Game Theorist on youtube finally released the second part to their death by hacking series. In the first one they cover the possibility of Watch Dogs hacking and show that it could happen.(although unlikely) The second part shows the feasibility of a hacker being able to hack your body! Check it out below.

Next up, Someone built a working iPhone in Minecraft. Complete with unlock screen, games, apps the works.

Minecraft players have too much time on their hands. Too much!

Last but not not least! Do you work a desk job? with a lot of free time? Do you wish you could game but the computers are locked down? Well! here is the link for you! 6 popular games recreated and running in Microsoft Excel! Number Cruncher, Monopoly, 2048 and more!

The games require macros to run but you can enable those by going into options and enabling them.

Thats all i have for you this week on Video Game Themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Thanks for tuning in! Be sure to check out the runners up below!
Runners Up!

Vegas Smash Meetup- Guy lands perfect falcon punch, opponent just quits. —

Deviant art Dragolisco has re-imagined Pokemon and they are bad ass.

Friday Film Fun!

While bumming around the Interwebz, I found some awesome video game film funs. Definitely worth the time to watch.

The first up is yet another Legend of Zelda trailer that will never see the light of day. The difference in this one is that it was actually pitched to Nintendo. However after the whole Mario brothers movie debacle. Nintendo said no, like they do to good ideas nowadays…. Enjoyable all the same. This one was done by the movie company that made the TMNT cgi film. Watch it. Love it.

(The video originally was embedded here but the owner disabled that) Here is the link!(heh, legend of zelda, Link, get it?)

Next up is a fan fiction film that is an interview at a company known as Parasol Corporation. Do you have what it takes to handle “special events” use this video as a practice interview!

Let us know what you think of the vids in the comments below!

Source: Kotaku

Gamers Mourn One of Their Own in the Tragedy in Libya

We, here, at Insert Coin to Begin aren’t a political based news site or give our views on the current world news. However, there are times when games and world news combine and, sadly, we have this story.

Eve Online and the Something Awful forums are grieving today, with the rest of America, as one of their own was one of the four Americans who were killed in an attack on the consulate in Libya, that took the life of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya as well. Sean Smith, or as he was known in Eve Online as “Vile Rat”, worked at the consulate in Libya while, in his free time, he used his knowledge in the real world of being close to the ambassador while being a Diplomat, himself, in the world of Eve Online.


In the game, many buildings, outposts and other monuments have been renamed in the honor of Smith and people from far and wide showed their support in an instant. The head of the council that Smith was apart of, in-game, was the one who broke the news to the Eve Online crew with this statement:

My people, I have greivous news. Vile Rat has been confirmed to be KIA in Benghazi; his family has been informed and the news is likely to break out on the wire services soon. Needless to say, we are in shock, have no words, and have nothing but sympathy for his family and children. I have known Vile Rat since 2006, he was one of the oldest of old-guard goons and one of the best and most effective diplomats this game has ever seen. His family are in our thoughts and prayers.

You want to know the weirdest and chilling part of this whole thing? These were the last words he said to a member/friend from his Gabber account. WARNING! Graphic language ahead.

(2:40:22 PM) vile_rat: FUCK
(2:40:24 PM) vile_rat: gunfire

We live in this day and age that news is instant and if it’s a day late, you’re screwed. However, with the internet, we get globally known. You’re a dick online, everyone will know that you’re a dick. You’re friendly, you’re going to have friends all across the globe. I have friends on other continents (not saying I’m the nicest guy in the world, but still) and, as this group did, I would kind of feel like someone I knew close, like a family member or a close friends, had passed, even though I never knew them personally and only on the internet, especially when they were quite close.

We, here, at Insert Coin to Begin, would like to extend our condolences to the members of Eve Online and Something Awful that knew of his work, as well as the family and friends of Sean Smith.

(Source: Kotaku)

Gamers are assholes. Maybe the biggest there are!

Gamers are dicks.

So theres this guy, his name is Tom. Tom is a gamer and wanted an arcade machine. So He built one. It looks like this.

Awesome, Huh? Yeah, I want one. It looks sweet. This was posted on Kotaku. I love it. However, the first comment on the post is this guy. We’ll call him A. Hat. Full name Ass Hat, but A. Hat for short.

Here is what A. Hat had to say as the first commenter:

“Let’s see starting at a base score of 100 pts
1. No marquee -35
2. Bezel the same color as the cab, making it stand out instead of blend in -50
3. No t-molding -10
4. Start buttons in the wrong place, hindering gameplay and looking awful to boot -30
5. Monitor with the wrong aspect playing a game stretched to the wrong aspect -5000
6. Akward control panel layout -1000
7. A black joystick, despite the fact that there isn’t a lick of black anywhere on the cab. -10
So it gets a score of negative 5995 pts. This isn’t just a fail it’s a super fail.
Sorry to be so hard on it, but when a cab is featured on kotaku for it’s beauty I expect it to at least be an arcade cab and at least have a good control panel layout. This one breaks cardinal rules of function, much less it’s form.
Nice try by painting your cobbled together pieces of pressed wood a nice pattern, but it still looks like some monstrosity you’d buy from ikea. ”

A simple, “Hey, its not very retro. Not for me.” would’ve sufficed but no, this guy rips into the article. Here are the best parts:

A. This cabinet isn’t for sale. It’s a one of kind Hand made customized for Tom’s house.

B. A. Hat doesn’t have to look at it. In fact once he closed the page he doesn’t have to even think about it.

However, that’s not the case A. Hat says all this stuff that’s not necessary, I have a few theories as to why but this isn’t the forum for it. It’s just that people like A. Hat are the ones that give gamers a bad name. Meanwhile you have organizations like Childs Play, Gaymercon, and Chachi Plays that are out there doing good for the cause and yet still have to explain that not all gamers are A.Hat’s.

Agree, Disagree? let me know in the comments below!

Zynga Shareholders Lost Lots of Stock…or Something

So…I guess Zynga’s shareholders dropped lots of stock in the company that made FarmVille and other…-Villes. But, guess what?

The reason I bring this story up isn’t for the boring story, which was first brought to our attention by Kotaku, but the comments.

As most of you know, there are two types of nerds who comment on things like this. The trolls and then there are THESE commenters to this article. Sit back and enjoy the commenters’ rendition of…MONORAIL!


Honestly, which story was better? Zynga stock dropping or the Monorail song?

Kudos to the commenters from Kotaku for being so awesome and making a boring uninteresting story the most talked about from last week. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for next time.

Leave a comment if you want to leave a cool comment.

(Source: Kotaku)