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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

Filed Under   valve   steam   steam controller

Article Animal Crossing Flyers

By Andrew Bridgman / June 28, 2013

Filed Under   animal crossing   new leaf

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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Filed Under   pokemon   fanart   internerd   twitch plays pokemon

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.

Filed Under   internet   heartbleed   security

Article Limbo Mashups That Make Eternal Purgatory Seem AWESOME

By Chloe Cole / March 14, 2014

Limbo Mashups

via Boredom-xD

Filed Under   limbo   mashups   fanart   internerd

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

By Andrew Bridgman / March 23, 2014

via Variis

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.


  

via EUGeneration

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.

Filed Under   snow   snowman

Article Reactions to Upcoming Shooters, Before & After Seeing Titanfall

By Andrew Bridgman / October 9, 2013

At a time where the shooter genre seems to have lost steam, the upcoming online shooter Titanfall has grabbed everyone's attention with some incredible gameplay trailers and industry buzz. As a result, gamer anticipation for other upcoming shooters has waned a bit.

 

Reactions to Upcoming Shooters, Before After Seeing Titanfall

 

Battlefield 4 (Before Seeing Titanfall)

Reactions to Upcoming Shooters, Before After Seeing Titanfall

Filed Under   call of duty   battlefield   titanfall

Article Animal Crossing and Parks and Recreation Have the Same Characters

By Andrew Bridgman and Caldwell Tanner / July 5, 2013

Animal Crossing is essentially Parks and Recreation: The Game. Both feature a quaint town filled with endearingly quirky personalities, show the influence of a few members of the town's government, and feature the importance of pest control. But most importantly, the characters are all pretty much the same. Here's the proof:

Article Kidz Reviews: Call of Duty - Ghosts

By Chloe Cole / December 11, 2013


Kidz Reviews: Call of Duty Ghosts

Commonsense Media
 provides user reviews to help parents determine which games are appropriate for their children. Who better to write these user reviews than kids who have experienced firsthand the dangers of gaming? Below is a compilation of the best child reviews of "Call of Duty: Ghosts."

Best Child Reviews of Call of Duty: Ghosts

Might be a battlfld noobie, but you can tell he's an old soul.