Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to the greatest weekly write up to come out of an office building in downtown Pittsburgh….It’s time for Video Game Themed things from around the Internet…net…net!
Thanks for tuning in, it’s time to journey through the Internet!
On the Youtubes is a series by The Fine Bros called Kids React, They put different videos or items in front of kids to see how they react. This video is Kids react to Gameboy! Check out the video below and feel old with me.
I hate most of these children. What are your thoughts?
Next up! In this the age of the Internet where some guy can raise over $20,000 dollars to make potato salad on Kickstarter simply because he doesn’t want to waste the $10 bucks on ingredients should he screw up, an actual good product is being Kick Started. Check out the Promo video for a series called Vid Agents. In a world where Video games are illegal, These are the guys who uphold the law!
It has serious potential to be a great series!
Last up, This past Fourth of July weekend in West Philadelphia…You started singing the song didn’t you? Well you are not that far off. Dj Jazzy Jeff and Jeremy Ellis being accompanied by Quest Love of The Legendary Roots Crew… had a Super Mario brothers remix battle! It’s simply incredible. Check it out below.
Not going to lie, I spend a lot of time watching Dj Jazzy Jeff spin videos on the Tubes. I watched this video at least 6 times this morning. It’s incredible.
That’s all I have for you this week on Video Game Themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Tune in next week as Chachi sends Rizz, Bobby and Sorg into the woods to trap Big Foot. Stay tuned below for the Runners up!
Welcome to another exciting edition of Video Game Themed Things from across the Internet..net…net! The column in which I scour the internet to find you video game themed things that aren’t always the normal and are in some way entertaining!
Starting things off this week using a tool called projection mapping a building in Japan was covered in Attack on Titan. Popular manga series/game series from japan. 9 mins long so I wouldn’t watch the whole thing unless you have a lot of time but still pretty cool!
Next up! Pete Holmes show recently reimaged Mario and pointed out how the game would’ve gone had it been more realistic! RIP Luigi.
And last but not least what if the makers of The Walking Dead game TellTale were the ones who made Mario? Check out this video!
That’s all I have for you this week in Video Game Themed things from across the Internet…net…net! Tune in next week and see if I learn how to fly! (just kidding about the flying thing… I cant fly… ive accepted that fact…you should too…)
Youtube band Critical Hit records Tetris Music video –
Well tis monday around these parts. Well most parts… unless you’re across the dateline… either way! Its time for another fun addition of Video Game Themed things from around Internet…net…net! We have some goodies for you this week!
Ever wonder what the characters in your video games do while you aren’t home? Why things end up broke around the house when you don’t have pets? Youtube user and Movie maker Jhoofnail(click for his channel) has answered your question! its Toy Story gone wild in this what if video!
Philadelphia Professor Frank Lee broke his own Guinness World record for “Largest Architectural Video Game Display.” By two times the amount on Saturday when he took over a 29 story building to play a few games of competitive Tetris! Two teams, one on the North side of the building and the other on the south went head to head in Tetris on the side of a building. Using 4g he took over the lights in the building and made them respond to the game. Last year he was able to accomplish the same feat with Pong. Check out the video!
Last but not least you know that you’ve made it in pop culture history when certain events happen. One of those events is being included in The Simpson’s opening Couch Gag. This week Minecraft has been included in this group! Check it out below!
Thats all I’ve got for you in this edition of Video Game themed things from around the internet…net…net! Tune in next for more!
I love nerds. Huffpo showed a report that MIT students hacked the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science building to get their tetris fix in. On 4-20. The one kid shown in this pic looks like he could be hitting the pipe but I don’t think drugs were a part of this.
Here’s the video.
This isnt the first time and won’t be the last time this happens however I will be excited every time I see someone play an epic game of tetris.
Do you think the game would be harder on a giant scale like this? Let us know in the comments below!
i’ve got 15 games on tap that i need to sit down and write the blogs for starting with Tetris!
Now im not going to waste your time describing the game play. If you are unaware of the game play in tetris im pretty sure you are here by accident. You can stay! i dont mind but email me and i’ll tell you the game play. Instead i’ll tell you fun facts and history of this addicting and fun game from over 3 decades ago!
The game itself is not the only puzzle. In fact since 1984 there have been many legal battles over who holds the rights to tetris. Starting in Russia making the game the first game to be created and transferred to the States from Russia. Pajitnov created the game in Moscow and it blew up all over Russia. From there the IBM version of the of the game made its way to Hungary. Andromeda attempted to buy the rights for the game and was unsuccessful in fact the game was released in the states before any deals at all were made.
Once it made the states many different versions for many different platforms were released. In 1989 half a dozen companies claimed rights and have distributed the game. Elorg claims that none of those companies had rights and sold it to Atari for arcade and Us console and handheld rights to Nintendo. Eventually the game was bundled with Gameboy and it blew right up!
This prompted Tengen to release their own version of Tetris for the NES and lead to another law suit that was settled in 1993 after 7 plus years. in 1996 the ownership rights returned to Pajutnov and the tetris company was founded allowing the company to recieve trademarks in every company.
The game itself is the most ported game in history. This game is available or was available for just about every gaming system, cell phones, calculators, media players, pdas, and with the right command entry it is available on devices such as oscilloscopes.
This game is never going anywhere, as the time goes on and more devices created the game will follow. If you build it, tetris will show up.
Chachi Says: This is one of those games that i refer to when trying to argue that video games can increase brain function. It has the articles to back it up and shows that gamers are doing something right, but thats a blog for another time.