Sunday Funnies- How Games Are Meant To Be Played vs. How You Play Them

My PS3 has turned into a Netflix machine. I’m an ashamed gamer.

[Source: Dorkly]

Weekly Links- Articles, Images, Videos and More! (1/29)


2011 Razzie Nominations [via The Flick Cast]

‘Axe Cop’ Fan Movie Chops With Deadly Accuracy Video [via Comics Alliance]

Harry Potter Quibbler Headlines [via Topless Robot]

Destructoid discusses Codename: NGP, the PSP successor

New Kirby Game coming to the Wii [via Destructoid]

Gandalf > Dumbledor [via Geeks are Sexy]

A Comprehensive Guide To ‘Daria’ Gifs [via MTV]

Oregon Trail and Carmen Sandiego Come to Facebook Next Month [via GeekoSystem]


Harry Potter Stardust [via Made with Awesome]

Prancing Cera and Spidey [via Tazar Tumblr]

Doctor Who Cyberman Swimcap [via io9]

Legend of Zelda Chicken Attack Cosplay [via Dorkly]

Geeky Cakes [via Otakus and Geeks]

New (anime-looking) ThunderCats Show coming to Cartoon Network

7 Videogame Characters Made out of Bottle Caps [via Dorkly]

Crocheted Optimus Prime [via Dorkly]

Star Wars 30th Anniversary Art by Alex Pardee [via Android Sith Lord Tumblr]


Little Big Planet in Real Life

Exclusive Ride in Dalek

Star Trek Girl – Music Video

NYCC & NYAF 2010- Kirby’s Epic Yarn Review

During NYCC and NYAF this past weekend I was allowed to go in a few hours early on Friday because of my press pass.  Besides being able to walk around and feel slightly important, I was able get some game play in before the big crowd showed up.  I played Kirby’s Epic Yarn, The Michael Jackson Experience, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Kidz Bop (which I won’t review) and River Rush for the Kinect. Reviews for the other games coming soon.

Kirby’s Epic Yarn was just one giant ball of adorable!  This game, and Kirby in general, is heaven since I am a total Nintendo whore, have an incurable sweet tooth and obsessed with the color pink and all things cute.  I like Kirby, as does anyone else with a heart, and I just loved Kirby’s Epic Yarn.  I played it with Anime Angel over at Otakus and Geeks and we had a blast.  The entire time I kept blurting out “Aww’s” and “How cute’s”.

My review: Kirby is made out YARN! It’s a-freakin-dorable! Do I need to really say anything else?  Not really, but I will because I like you.

Release Date: October 17 (for North America)

Plot: “One day, Kirby spots a strange-looking Maximum Tomato and decides to eat it. However, the tomato belonged to an evil wizard named Yin-Yarn who becomes angry at Kirby and sucks him into a dimension where everything, including himself, is made of yarn. Upon arriving in this strange world, Kirby saves a young prince named Fluff from an enemy. After Fluff explains Yin-Yarn’s plans, Kirby agrees to help him (Wiki).”

To play Kirby you hold the Wiimote sideways. From playing only one level I didn’t have to use any Wii motion control in the game. As you can see from the video below it can be played as two player, the other player being Prince Fluff.  There are a few things different in this Kirby game than previous ones.

First of all Kirby no longer swallows enemies and copies their power, which was one of my favorite things.  Instead, he has this kind of whip which is used as a weapon and a tool to interact with the environment.  He can grab on buttons and swing on them to get altitude. You also use the whip to pull open patches, unzip the background and more.  You also use the whip to pull the background closer (so it bunches up) in order to get across a pit or a large body of water.  When you defeat an enemy, which is also made out of yarn, it’s unravels.

He can also grab enemies so they turn into balls of yarn which he can then throw.  In two player mode, in order to get certain items you have to pick up the other player with your whip and throw them.  You can also carry them around, much like Super Mario for the Wii.

They really took advantage of the title Epic Yarn because the levels are made out of textiles, buttons, cloth, yarn, you name it.  You can even go behind the foreground and when you move it looks like a little lump moving behind cloth.

Kirby doesn’t float like the previous games either, rather he floats down as a parachute, which is just darling!  Certain sections of the level you could also turn into a car for extra speed.  Another new feature is you can collect beads throughout the game to increase score, get medals, unlock side levels and spend them in the in-game shop to buy furniture for Kirby’s living area.

Because I only played one level and not the entire game I won’t give it a number score but I loved it.  Kirby is cuter than usual, if that is even possibly, but if you like Kirby you know the game is ridiculously easy and that remains true in Epic Yarn.  If you have a Wii and love or even like Kirby I recommended it 100%.


Painted Video Game Consoles

Check out these cool painted video game consoles.  I first saw these on Girls are Geek in their Link of the Week post.  They are originally from Buzzfeed I included my favorites below (there’s 25 total on Buzzfeed).

Zombie Week- House of the Dead: Overkill

The House of the Dead: Overkill (first-person rail shooter) published by Sega and made for the Wii.  I know I know it isn’t new, it came out the beginning of 2009, but I didn’t have a blog then plus it’s zombie week so anything undead goes.  I like this game it because it presents itself like a over-the-top Grindhouse flick and because it has a Guinness World Record for the most profane video game in history (189 F-bombs to be exact).  I think if they ever made this a movie Samuel L. Jackson just has to play the character Detective Isaac Washington.

Game Informer ranked the dirty mouth cop Isaac Washington among the “Top 10 Heroes of 2009,” saying this about him:

“Foul-mouthed, uncompromising, hard-drinking, and unceasingly funny, Isaac Washington keeps everything grounded when the world is going crazy all around him. With tongue set firmly in cheek, Washington is a stereotypical career cop who can’t finish a sentence without a few expletives thrown in for color. He keeps the action going, and never fails to say what the player is thinking when the zombie outbreak gets out of hand.”

Have you played HD: Overkill? What did you think?

Check out its Grindhouse style trailer below.

Video Game Minimalism: Less is More

Less is more in this case.  My super amazing brother showed me some of these minimalist video game posters a while ago (pre-blog).  And since sharing is caring I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I think they are very cute and clever!  If I still lived in a dorm I’d have some of these posters all over the walls… well at least my side of the room.  You can buy some video game minimalist shirts here and buy some  posters on here and through the artists links.

Hardcore gamers will be able to recognize all of these posters.  BUT I provided the cheat code just in case.

The posters are made from: Justin Russo, Infinite Continues, Chris and Ashley Browning.

Fanboys don’t worry the next post I will do is on superhero minimalist posters.

E3 2010 Part 2- Nintendo World Domination

Nintendo clearly triumphed at E3 this year.  The Kinect (previously Project Natal) is cool and all and no one really seems to care about the PlayStation Move much.  But we already knew about both of them so all they did at E3 was show us some gameplay.

There were rumors about Nintendo developing a 3DS so (no surprise there), BUT what did get me in a frenzy was the incredibly amazing list of 3DS games.  The release date is up in the air because these guys just can’t seem to get it right.  First it was announced to be released March 2011 but recently I heard October or before Christmas which makes the most sense.

Outside of the handheld realm, Nintendo announced a new Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Wii.  They also showed us the new The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword which they have been teasing us for almost a year with the concept art.

When I heard rumors of a Super Scribblenauts I wondered what else could they add to the 22,802 words they already had.  One word: ADJECTIVES!!!  To put the cherry on top they also included combo words. Ever seen a “gentlemanly red raptor“? You will also be glad to know everything that was broken in the first Scribblenauts is fixed in the new one.  I’m already giving myself a migraine trying to think of the most random yet extremely amazing adjective word combos for Super Scribblenauts.

Here’s the some of the games coming out on the 3DS that caught my eye:

  • DJ Hero® 3D
  • SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV 3D Edition (name not final)
  • Madden NFL
  • The Sims™ 3
  • Bomberman franchise
  • Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (name not final)
  • BloodRayne: The Shroud
  • A Boy and His Blob
  • Dragon Ball® franchise (name not final)
  • Gundam® franchise (name not final)
  • PAC-MAN™ & GALAGA™ (name not final)
  • Animal Crossing™
  • Mario Kart™
  • Paper Mario™
  • Star Fox 64™ 3D
  • Kid Icarus™: Uprising
  • Sonic (name not final)
  • DRAGON QUEST® franchise
  • FINAL FANTASY® franchise
  • KINGDOM HEARTS franchise
  • NINJA GAIDEN® (name not final)
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad Infinity Gauntlet
  • Saints Row: Drive-By
  • Assassin’s Creed™ Lost Legacy
  • Full list here

Here’s some trailers and gameplay of my favs:

Kirby’s Epic Yarn– I always liked Kirby because he was cute, pink and had an incurable sweet tooth. Now he’s made of yarn!

Donkey Kong Country Returns

The Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword

Epic Mickey

Super Scribblenauts

3DS gameplay

3DS commercial