Tag Archives | Video-Games

…Yahtzee thinks Super Mario is played out?

Zero Punctuation

Yahtzee is “a British-born, currently Australian-based writer and gamer with a sweet hat and a chip on his shoulder”.

He also does pretty sweet reviews of popular video games for a segment called Zero Punctuation.

Here’s his take on Super Mario Galaxy:

[Via: The Escapist]

…Bob Ostertag is giving away his music?

Bob Ostertag w00t

Bob Ostertag’s w00t “is a free, internet-only release composed entirely from fragments of music from video games”.

Created as a collage of computer game sound and image, it’s Bob’s first release “to skip the CD-for-sale stage and go directly to free Internet download, under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license”.

What does that mean?

It means Ben encourages you to “download, copy, send to your friends, remix, mutilate, and mash-up” his music as long as you share in the same manner.

If only all music could be so free.

[Bob Ostertag – w00t]

[Via: Kotaku]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Homestar Runner?

Homestar Runner

Homestar Runner is a classic already, but if you haven’t yet seen it, today is the day (you needed a new Internet addiction anyways, right?). Based around an ever growing collection of Flash cartoons, the site features a myriad of characters and a variety of styles, including Strong Bad’s emails, Homestar Runner, the Teen Girl Squad, games, and more. Usually the stories involve “absurd humor with references to 1980s and 1990s pop culture, notably video games, classic television and popular music”, with a definite emphasis on the absurd. It took a few viewings for me to really get into it and start to understand the humor, but it was definitely worth every minute. The site is filled with so many quotables, you’re going to need to abandon all hope of ever talking the same way again after you enter. It’s worth it though, because once you go Homestar, you never go back. It’s dot com.

[Homestar Runner]

[Wikipedia – Homestar Runner]

…LEGOs can make video game scenes?

Brick Flick

The guys over at Brick Flick take classic video game scenes and recreate them using LEGOs. It doesn’t really get much more retro than that. Plus, they’ve even recreated a scene from Grand Theft Auto called Lego City, using a combination of Legos, stop motion, and postproduction, and the results are fantastic. Prepare to let your old school gamer run wild.

[Brick Flick]

[Flickr – LEGOd Video Games]

[Via: MAKE: Blog]