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!

A completely usable Mini Fridge Gameboy.

Next up!

“Measuring a whopping 4.41m tall and 1.06 metres deep, it stands taller than a fully grown African elephant.” Meet the worlds largest arcade machine.

see the full story here.

Last but not least,

What happens when Momma Mario makes Mario take Luigi along on his day out?

I always knew Daisy was a bad egg!

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!

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!

Japanese artist Taro Yamamoto turned Mario and Luigi into traditional Japanese screen art.

You can check out the art in this video but it is in Japanese so good luck understanding the interview!

Next up!

Rocket League is better with real Soccer announcers.

He is nothing less than a ball whisperer!

Last but not least,

The American version of the Slowpoke song is taking the internet by storm.

Ive been jamming to it all day mon.

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!

Nintendo Direct August 7th, 2013 recap.

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Earlier today there was a Nintendo Direct broadcast giving the gamers updates on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games that were touched upon at E3.

Not coming to us from a conference room on a random floor at Nintendo’s headquarters instead, a studio, or at least an all white background. It wasn’t E3 or they figured we didn’t care so it wasn’t touched on this time. Instead Iwata got straight to business!

This is just some of the highlights i was excited by the highlights, to watch the full 28 min presentation(despite the opening screen saying 27) Its added to the end of this.

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They showed gameplay footage of the newest installment in the Legend of Zelda series A Link between Worlds. Of course this caught my attention as its a sequel to one of my favorite LOZ games of all time, A Link to the Past. Iwata pointed out that its a sequel in that it happens after the first, so Ganon is locked away. The landscape of the game is similar but looks like what would happen of a few decades of time. The Link in the game is most likely an ancestor to the other but not the same. He also pointed out straight from the beginning that the game features not one but two Triforces, one of the light and one of the dark, so im excited to check it out. Following this they previewed graphics from Wind Waker HD. It looks crisper but since the broadcast was not in HD and i wasn’t watching in HD its hard to tell. Iwata also pointed out that they cleaned and sped up the wind actions from the game and finished this section with explaining that Wind Waker takes place before Phantom Hourglass. (which you would know if you bought the Hyrule Historia)

Later in the presentation they touched on the fact that it’s the Year of Luigi. Announcing that for the first time ever Luigi himself would be a playable character in Smash Brothers. No video just a screen shot of the green brother in battle. He then moved on to touch on Mario and Luigi Dream Team pointing out the various dream worlds and features that are in the game.

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So while they showed a lot of cool stuff, still nothing other than the price that makes me really want to pick up a Wii U. Maybe when they finally show gameplay footage or announce the Zelda game in production for it, will i be tempted.

Note: the US version would not let me embed it. so this is the uk version for the gist of it all.



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What are your thoughts? Excited for the Nintendo yet? Still on the fence? Let us know in the comments below!

Celebrate Your Video Game Independence!

As we head into the 4th of July, Independence Day here in the states, maybe it’s time to thing about what that means to us, as gamers.

I reached out for Twitter, and had a few ideas I can relate to from @Gobobbo:

No DRM! – The bigger of the victories in video game independence has been fought and won in a public relations battle over E3.  Microsoft rescinded their stance on tying your physical disc games to your console and account, and Sony has shouted in the streets “Viva La Used Games” by declaring no DRM on their side.  Jack Tretton even poking the bear declaring that Microsoft “finally got the message” recently.

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If Mario ever does a crossover with Street Fighter: this is what it would look like…

Playing Luigi instead of Mario! We’ve had this since the Mario Bros arcade game.  And lost when Mario first went 3D with Mario 64.  But these days, Luigi gets his own games.  Too far for equal rights to the John Leguizamo of the pair?

Being able to save Mario and not Peach!  This happened.  We talked about before when a father hacked Donkey Kong to have Mario save the Princess.  I didn’t know Bobby had a want for such a thing.  But this lends to the problem with video game equality, a topic we discussed on the lady’s edition of AwesomeCast last week.

But it’s also a good idea to look at the rights we enjoy in America that others around the world don’t enjoy.

Australian Lock Down.   The kangaroo countryside is notorious for it’s overbearing bans on violent video games.  The latest Saints Row being the most recent victim.  The list is rounded out by classics like Duke Nukem 3D, Mortal Kombat, and my favorite, the Carmegeddon series.

Germany and…that thing.  Got Nazi’s.  Got banned.  But that makes sense.  They also beat of on Google for some reason…

So light up the grill.  Shoot some Nazi’s, save the princess, and enjoy your games the way you want to this holiday.

 

What video game liberties to you enjoy?  Let us know in the comments! 

Itsa Me! Luigi!

 

Nintendo has announced that 2013 will be the “Year of Luigi” in the land of Mario.

 

Nintendo announced that along with two Mario games for the 3DS, a new installment of Mario Golf (Mario Golf: World Tour) and a new RPG called Mario  and Luigi: Dream Team, they are releasing Luigi based games and DLCs that will make the youngest child in you jump for joy.

The Year of Luigi will come to the Wii U as Nintendo will release a plethora of levels that will feature the tall lanky brother of Mario. How much is a plethora, you may ask? Well, how does EIGHTY LEVELS OF THE GREEN SUIT?! HM?! Iwata announced that this DLC of “Super Luigi U” will be a “”large-scale downloadable content which is similar to the development of full software.”

Let’s go down the list of successful games that came out after they were touched my Mario’s magic wand, shall we? Donkey Kong, Yoshi and Wario all had their faces featured on more than one game in their line of games. Diddy Kong, son of Donkey Kong, also had a very successful run of video and racing games.

Luigi, though, has gone through the ringer. Luigi’s Mansion was the closest Luigi has got to make a splash in the gaming atmosphere. Eesh. Also, let’s not forget…even though I’m trying to not vomit when I type this…Mario is Missing. Maybe this is the time that Luigi Mario gets his come-uppings.

Here is hoping that this doesn’t suck. Also, let’s hope WaluigiWare is not far behind.

Good vs Evil, but which side is which……

Our entire lives we have been spoon fed stories on how things are and how certain events went down. Which in all honesty is probably how they did go down.  This I can accept, but there is some things that we have only been given one side of the story too.

Please join me as we step into The Chachi Zone:

Imagine, if you will, a popular story. A princess taken from her castle by an evil villain with henchmen galore to stand in the way.  The villain out to take that which doesn’t belong to him and conquer the kingdom. The only people that can save this princess and defeat the evil tyrant is……. a couple of plumbers.  Brothers no less. One even has the Same First and Last name. They rescue the princess more times than one would believe.

Now, take that well known popular story, and flip it.

We only know one side of the story. the side of which was given to us.  We don’t know what’s on the other side of that coin.  What if I were to tell you that not only in this story but countless other popular stories were filled with oppression and tyranny. Ah, hold on baby birds I’ll feed you. ( that line was not so gently stolen from Daniel Tosh )

Now picture this. A kingdom, Mushroom Kingdom to be exact. Run with maliciousness and greed. A kingdom run by an evil bitch of a princess. One that is not so helpless as she may seem, but one hell bent on conquering all that she can. When one day, the peons decide that they have had enough. they will no longer be punished for what is not a crime. One of them Rises up to lead, to organize, to fight back.  Well, of course the royal family is not going to let this happen. So they hire two “plumbers” to flush and wash away the rebellion. Not so plain cut now is it.

The same story can be applied to Hyrule as well. All we know is that one side says the other took the triforce. Its hearsay.

Chachi Says:  Who knows what really happened in Mushroom, Hyrule or even the mazes of Pacman, he could’ve been stealing from the ghost.  and they just protecting whats theirs.  Who knows.