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Archive for the ‘games’ Category
In one of the more delightful things I’ve ever seen in my life, some enterprising soul has done something almost unthinkable: made Usher bearable. Outside of my realm of experience, appartently Chuck E. Chhese used to have a competitor called Showbiz Pizza, and Showbiz had their own in-house animatronic band The Rock-afire Explosion. I’m not sure of the source of this video, but in a nutshell it’s Usher’s “Love In This Club” as preformed by said talking animal stage show… and it’s brilliant. I hope this affects your day as much as it has mine.
Usher – Love In This Club [YouTube]
Why do the Japanese get all the cool toys? I love crane games; I’m pretty damn good at them too, when they’re not gimmicked to lose. This however, is much cooler. Instead of the traditional claw that drops from the sky to abduct stuffed animals, we have a little robot buddy who you move through a series of button presses. He then lifts his arms up (hopefully) snagging the plushie of your dreams, and whisking it to a drop slot to be delivered to your waiting arms. How cool is that?
Oh, if only it were true. I don’t know who made it, I don’t know what possessed them, but it’s here, and it’s absolutely hilarious. Using clips from the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, some brave soul has made what could’ve been the most educational thing ever for my generation: The Nintendo Sex Education Video. Prepare to learn as Mario and Luigi travel the pipes and tell you all about disease and hygeine! If only I’d seen this when I was younger, maybe I would’ve turned out better.
The Lost Nintendo Sex Ed. Tape [YouTube]
You know, I don’t really do the whole World of Warcraft thing. I like the RTS games, no doubt, though I preferred Starcraft, but after playing ten hours as a Tauren and consistently having to run for my life from ostrich-things, I don’t expect to ever try the game again. However, this video makes me glad the game exists, if only for allowing a band to call themselves Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain. Frankly, the song’s pretty damn rockin’ too, and I say this as a fan of the metal genre. It’s certainly superior to some of the sludge Cannibal Corpse have shuddered out.
I think the kids at Kotaku hit the nail on the head with their description: Greatest Game Ever Made. Rose & Camellia is a Japanese flash game set in a household in the Victorian era. You play a common-born girl who has married into a noble family. Unfortunately, your husband dies the very next day (what a wedding night!), and your evil bitch in-laws want to cut you out of the party. The only solution? Slap them till they break! I’m trying this on my Wii as soon as I get home…