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Tag Archives: video games

Eight Women, Eight Responses, and One Dead Island Riptide Statue

Eight Women, Eight Responses, and One Dead Island Riptide Statue

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Here’s a demonstration video of the unreleased Virtual Boy game Niko-Chan Battle, a version of MIDI Maze / Faceball 2000.

Finding a prototype of the game had been one of the longstanding goals of the Virtual Boy scene, to the extent that a Virtual Boy scene can be said to exist. A mysterious Japanese person by the name “Mr. G” started posting screenshots and videos on the Planet Virtual Boy forums, and everyone there went bananas. “bigmak,” a member of the forums, later acquired the prototype for over $10,000 and released the ROM for free, which is pretty stupefying, but then these collectors are pretty serious about what they do.

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It is time for Cello Fortress, a very silly game by Joost van Dongen:

Cello Fortress is a unique combination of a game and a live music performance. A cellist defends a fortress by improvising on his cello. Melodies control the guns, dissonant notes activate the flamethrowers. Players from the audience use game controllers to steer their tanks and attack the fortress.

You can’t download or buy this game; you literally book the author for a performance at your art gallery or concert or whatever, and he brings the gear and plays the cello while attendees get to try to blow him up.

Video games are cool.

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YouTube user brutallillfjomp:

A not that well known easter egg in MGS. To do this, go to the option menu and change your sound from stereo to monaural. During the fight against Liquid in his Hind D, call Campbell two times.

Players openly mocked by Konami. Excellent.

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And now, for no particularly good reason, here’s Paul of LastLevelTech sending the video output of the Wii U into a Game Gear TV Tuner.

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I think that we here at Nullary Sources could stand to post one more piece of music before the new year. So here’s a guy dressed up as Scorpion from Mortal Kombat playing the film’s theme on accordion.

I have yet to find a version of the theme performed with a slide whistle. I’ll keep you posted.

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BREAK THE DAAMM

RELEASE THE RIVEERRR

THE RIVEEEERRRRRRR

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Let’s talk about how Assassin’s Creed 3 depicts the American Revolution

Let’s talk about how Assassin’s Creed 3 depicts the American Revolution

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Portal’s physics engine rebuilt on a graphing calculator

Portal’s physics engine rebuilt on a graphing calculator

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS74k9p2_GQ

Two weeks ago, I posted a bit about the new game Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. I was not planning on mentioning anything else about this game here, especially since I don’t have it.

Then I learned that in this game you can shoot bees. This can be seen at 3:34 in the attached video. Bees are a weapon in this game.

So Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is somehow part of our continuing coverage of bees.

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