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Article The Dorklyst: The 15 Most Overpowered Weapons In Videogame History

By Andrew Bridgman / November 2, 2012
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When moving through any game, your goal is usually to move up the food chain: get better guns, get better armor, get better everything. Get to the point where you're unstoppable, where you can mow through enemies like a weed whacker through a bunch of easily-whacked weeds. But this desire needs to be kept in check – because when the developers include weapons that are too good, it can completely throw off the balance of the whole game. There's no need for strategy or real challenge with weapons that are that powerful – and just like when Tim Allen makes a way too powerful weed whacker on Home Improvement, sometimes we need to recognize when things have gone too far. These are the 15 most overpowered weapons in videogame history.

15. Fierce Diety's Mask (The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask)

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Getting all the masks in Majora's Mask is something of a pain (unless you're Bill Murray in Groundhog's Day and used to this kind of stuff, but in which case, you're also a fictional character). Unfortunately, you need them all to get the final and most ridiculously-powerful mask in the game – the Fierce Deity's Mask. The FDM transforms Kid Link into, well, the Fierce Deity (who looks a lot like Adult Link but with gray hair and some bad facepaint). While it can only be used in boss fights, the mask makes the game a joke – even the final boss fight against Majora's Mask becomes a quick scuffle, with Fierce Deity Link shooting his laser-sword against the helpless evil mask. It's like if they let you beat Ganon in Ocarina of Time by having Biggoron step on him.

Kinda makes you wonder how this thing nearly brought the apocalypse down on Clock Town. Also makes you wonder why they didn't evacuate Clock Town the second they noticed the moon was, like, 100 yards away.

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Article Don Mattrick's First Draft of the Xbox One Update Announcement

By Andrew Bridgman / June 19, 2013

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Article The Complete Guide to 'Twitch Plays Pokemon' (DONE)

By Andrew Bridgman / February 26, 2014

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Article Gamebook: Mario Can't Take a Joke

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Article The Actors From 'Game of Thrones' In The Real World Will Break Your Brain

By Staff / April 6, 2014

Did you know the actors in Game of Thrones are, like, actual human beings? Like, just regular, normal people who hang out and have fun and aren't steeped in misery and scheming all day every day. Bizarre, right?


Tyrion and Cersei Neon Hula-Hooping

Here, Have Some Pictures of Game of Thrones Actors that Will Break Your Brain

Only one can rule the Iron Karaoke Bar.

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Melisandre Hangin' With Jesse Pinkman

Here, Have Some Pictures of Game of Thrones Actors that Will Break Your Brain


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Article The 8 Types of Sims Players

By Andrew Bridgman / June 7, 2013

There is a clear temptation when you begin playing The Sims to simply make yourself and recreate the world around you. After all, you know yourself, but wouldn't it be great to see how a virtual version of you would react to a world where you're your own god? You can make yourself, your one bedroom apartment, and see how Virtual You compares to Real You. Can Virtual You get a job in politics by babbling in front of a mirror and telling gibberish jokes to random passers-by? Because that didn't work out so well for Real You.

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Article The Dorklyst: The 15 Greatest Arcade Games of the 90's

November 10, 2010

Before everyone had four consoles in their house and a phone that had more games than phone numbers, the only way to play the newest and coolest videogames was to steal $10 from your mom's fanny pack, hop on your bike, and head to the arcade. We honor the quarters that sacrificed their lives in the last decade of the 20th century with this tribute.

15. Gauntlet Legends

Gauntlet itself was always pretty fun – a hack 'n slash fantasy adventure with wizards and warriors and hordes of bad guys – but the big selling point here was the ability to level up and actually save your characters; giving you the feeling of real accomplishment with each token spent. It was like owning the game, except you were leasing it one quarter at a time. Then again, if you wanted to actually accomplish something, you could have been putting those tokens into that skeeball game to work your way to that glow-in-the-dark yo-yo that was going for a mere 150,000 tickets.

14. NFL Blitz

I don't think anyone would disagree with football having a lot less rules about late hits, excessive celebration, and pretty much doing whatever you want on the field (well, maybe actual players would). For all of us, NFL Blitz was a dream come true – brutally hitting players a good 10 seconds after the play was over, flinging opponents onto the ground, constant fake punts, pass interference that would send most refs into an epileptic frenzy – it had everything. This was what I think everyone expected the XFL to be, and if it had been, maybe it would still be around today (RIP Memphis Maniax).
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Article Public Safety Announcements From The Mushroom Kingdom

By Staff / June 22, 2011

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