Category Archive: Video Game

Jul 28 2014

Did not Want: 8-Bit Characters Made Real

Why must the internet spend all of it’s time ruining what is left of my childhood? Everywhere I look there is something new that destroys my blissful ignorance of the world around me. 8-bit characters of old are quaint and even cute when viewed through our modern eyes, but what if we could turn those …

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Jun 10 2014

Chimps Beat Humans at Computerized Hide and Seek

A recent study at the Kyoto University Primate Research Institute has proved, something I’m sure. I’m just not clear on what that might be. Some sort of relationship between chimpanzees and humans I’m guessing. In the game, two players (either a pair of chimps or a pair of humans) are set up back to back, …

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Jun 04 2014

Want to Mash Buttons: Mortal Kombat X Announced

Everyone has their favorite button mashing video game that they spent way too much time playing as a kid. Mine is Mortal Kombat. It’s just been announced that next year we’re getting another one. Come 2015 we’ll be smashing bones and tearing off heads again, as Mortal Kombat X has been announced. This is one …

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May 21 2014

Hypotheticals: If Famous Cats Existed as 8-Bit Video Games

You you recognize the cat above? “That’s a cat?” Yes, that’s a cat. In fact it’s your favorite cat named Sylvester. This is Sylvester as he might have looked in an 8-bit video game in the 80’s. He’s not the only one that got this treatment though. An artist has created a whole set of …

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May 15 2014

Gross: Restoring Health BioShock Infinite Style

If you’re feeling ill or weak, nothing restores you quite like a hearty meal. That system is similar when it comes to video games like BioShock Infinite. You can bring your health back after a fight by devouring whatever food you can find, but in real life BioShock’s heath system would be disgusting. The folks …

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May 12 2014

My Dog Would Starve: Gaming System Gives Your Dog a Treat When They Win

How smart is your dog? Probably not as smart as you give him credit for. Not my dogs though, I never give them any credit for being smart. That way when they do something they are supposed to do I am pleasantly surprised. It’s really a good way to go through life. Go at every …

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Apr 16 2014

More Bad News: Gamers Start to Suck After Age 24

If there is one thing I don’t need today it’s more bad news. In fact I don’t want any more bad news ever. If you’ve got bad news to give me I want you to make it sound good. In fact, just keep it to yourself, I don’t trust your acting abilities. Scientists from Simon …

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Apr 15 2014

Speed Run: Half-Life 1 Completed in Under 21 Minutes

When you played the first Half-Life game how long did it take you to complete it? Couple of days? Longer? Gave up and went back to Diablo? In any case, you didn’t do it this fast. Here’s a video of the new record time to finish Half-Life 1. Impressively it only took 20 minutes and …

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Apr 15 2014

Been There: the 50 Most Frustrating Moments in Video Games

As much joy as video games bring to our lives they call also be a major source of stress and frustration. Even though the stress is undo and the frustration you brought on yourself it doesn’t make them any less real. How many times have you thrown a controller across the room because it keeps …

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Apr 14 2014

Realistic Mario: Ruining My Childhood

In Pete Holmes’ latest sketch comedy video, we finally get to see what Mario’s 8-bit world would be like if it was a little more realistic. If video games were realistic we wouldn’t play them because they would be awful. When have you ever played a game that was meant to be realistic that wasn’t …

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