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Article The 10 Greatest Star Wars Games of All-Time

By Andrew Bridgman / September 18, 2013

  The 10 Greatest Star Wars Games of AllTime

Arguing about Star Wars - a pastime as old as the internet itself. But we thought it was time to settle one Star Wars argument once and for all - what are the best Star Wars games of all-time? And so none of you could yell at us for making decisions you disagreed with, we had you vote for it - 188,369 votes later, we have the top ten Star Wars games of all-time! Some of you may be happy, some of you may not be, but at least no one will ever need to argue about Star Wars any more ever again for any reas...ahhh nevermind, we all know this is only going to make things worse, like trying to make out with your brother to make an intergalactic drug dealer jealous.

 

10. Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

The 10 Greatest Star Wars Games of AllTime

The problem with a lot of Star Wars games is they all feel a little too similar - how many times can they try to realistically recreate the Battle of Hoth or put you in the shoes of a Jedi just learning their powers (the answer is "as many times as they want," and frankly I'm pretty okay with that)? But sometimes a Star Wars game comes along that breaks the mold and tries a new approach to something we're all familiar with - and that's what happened with Lego Star Wars II. Improving on a lot of things from the first Lego Star Wars (including better camera, more characters, and NOT being about the prequels), LSW II made the original trilogy a lot goofier and more fun than it had any right to be. Plus, it didn't hurt that the Lego version of "Luke, I am your father" didn't need to recreate Mark Hamill's cry-face for that scene.

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Article Other Companies React To Microsoft's Xbox One Announcement

By Andrew Bridgman / June 21, 2013


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Article Google Is Literally Becoming SkyNet

By Andrew Bridgman / December 14, 2013

Google Is Literally Becoming SkyNet

You know Google? That fun-loving, carefree internet mom 'n pop operation from The Internship, where everyone just spends all day goofin' off and making neat websites for you and I to use for free? They're very quickly becoming SkyNet (that malevolent, world-destroying, Austrian-robot-creating doom-computer from The Terminator series). No matter what Owen Wilson/Vince Vaughn buddy comedies would have you believe, Google wants to control everything and know everything. But we already knew that, and as long as they're giving us better search results than Bing, who cares?

What if I told you Google just got in the Murder-Robot business?

Well, maybe not technically Murder-Robots (yet), but definitely robots that could be capable of murdering you at some point in the future. You see, Google just bought Boston Dynamics, a company that builds terrifying robots (and sounds an awful lot like another evil corporation, Fringe's Massive Dynamic):

 

 

 

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Article An Expert's Analysis of the New Steam Controller

By Andrew Bridgman / September 27, 2013

An Experts Analysis of the New Steam Controller

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Article ALERT: We Recommend You Change Your Password, Burn Your Computer, and Also Get A Whole New Face

By Andrew Bridgman / April 15, 2014

ALERT: We Recommend You Change Your Password, Burn Your Computer, and Also Get A Whole New Face

Hey guys!

So - you may have heard of the so-called "Heartbleed vulnerability" - essentially, it's a security bug in open-source OpenSSL. Many sites that were thought to be secure were anything but - and while updates have fixed the problem, the exploit was wide open for quite a long time.

As a result, we recommend you take the following actions:

 

1. Change your passwords.

All of your passwords. Email, Facebook, banks, secret knocks to get into the neighborhood clubhouse, safe words you've worked out with your sexual partner for when things go a little "too far", Twitter, etc. All of them may have been compromised.

 

2. Smash and burn your computer.

Unfortunately, the odds that your entire system has been corrupted is too great at this point. The only solution is to destroy the hardware and sever your connection to this technology. Some major shit is about to go down, and the suits were too late in catching it. We're talking that Johnny Cage 'Transcendence' movie type shit here.

 

3. Scatter the ashes of your computer across the four corners of the earth.

Keep the cursed remains of your computer as far away from each other as possible. It's only delaying the inevitable, but every second counts.

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Article Animal Crossing Flyers

By Andrew Bridgman / June 28, 2013

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Article The Incredible Fan Art of Twitch Plays Pokemon: Crystal Version

By Andrew Bridgman / March 9, 2014

 After the successful completion of Twitch Plays Pokemon: Red Version, we showed you some of the greatest fan art created from that epic 400 hour adventure. Now, just over one week into Twitch Plays Pokemon: Crystal Version, there's been another outpouring of fan art to track the highs and lows of this insane run.

 

The Incredible Fan Art of Twitch Plays Pokemon: Crystal Version

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Article Limbo Mashups That Make Eternal Purgatory Seem AWESOME

By Chloe Cole / March 14, 2014

Limbo Mashups

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Article There's a New Twitch Plays Pokemon Going On - Emerald Version

By Andrew Bridgman / March 23, 2014

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It began as an bizarre sociological experiment - getting thousands of people to control the same game of Pokemon Red via Twitch.tv chat. The original run took nearly 400 continuous hours of play and left the internet exhausted with memes and fan art and talk about what an insane idea this was. But then it continued - 24 hours after the completion of Pokemon Red, they powered forward with Pokemon Crystal version.

It was no longer a simple one and done experiment - it was much bigger than that. This is now an institution - with "Twitch Plays" being applied to other games, including The Legend of Zelda and Tetris and many others.

But coming back to the channel that started it all, they've finished Crystal version and are moving on to Generation 3 - Emerald version.

Although we tried to extensively cover the original run, we won't be tracking this too closely. This is no longer an event - it's going to be an ongoing thing that's here to stay. Still, it's worth checking in on every now and then to see what madness and new religions are being cooked up by thousands of people chaotically trying to ram their way through a videogame designed to be played by one person at a time.


  

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For the first time, Twitch Plays Pokemon is playing with a girl trainer. Her name is "A". You might think that's just because it's impossible for this many people controlling a game to get anything other than a short, random assortment of letters. You'd be wrong.

The "A" stands for "Anarchy." You see, A isn't your typical Pokemon trainer. She's dedicated herself to being an agent of chaos, to upending the status quo, to tearing apart the delicate balance of society. Appropriately, her starting Pokemon was Torchic. Because some trainers just want to watch the world burn.

Basically, we're playing as The Joker.

Article The 9 Best Snowmen of Videogame History

By Bob Mackey / January 31, 2014

The 9 Best Snowmen of Videogame History

Throughout history, children have built spherical snow totems in an attempt to appeal to Höðr, the god of winter, because school-destroying, softball-sized hail rarely falls from the sky without the help of dark rituals. Over time, though, the original intent of this practice faded with the introduction of Frosty, a magical, mirthful snowman who came to life just to teach children harsh lessons about mortality and the dangers of sun exposure. So, with the continued popularity of these lumpy elementals, it isn't surprising to see videogames borrow liberally from the time-honored tradition of personifying mounds of precipitation using pieces of apparel unfit for the Goodwill dumpster. Odds are, if you find yourself in an ice level, you'll likely see one of these guys hanging around, being all whimsical and stuff.

 

9. Bad Mr. Frosty (ClayFighter)

  The 9 Best Snowmen of Videogame History

The meteoric rise of Street Fighter II caused a lot of resulting weirdness, as kids of the era couldn't get enough of whaling on each other with all manner of colorful characters. 1993's ClayFighter decided to parody the one-on-one fighting genre with a cast soaked in irreverent '90s 'tude, and included characters like a doughy Elvis impersonator and an oversized opera lady. Bad Mr. Frosty stood as the series' official mascot, appearing prominently on the box art for each game, and even traded in the traditional top hat for a backwards baseball cap for ClayFighter 2: Judgment Clay--a sequel that proved it's never too late to make that Terminator reference you've been holding onto for years.

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