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Article Star Wars Casting Call Descriptions Are Getting Lazy

By Andrew Bridgman / November 12, 2013

An open casting call was just put up for a new Disney film - and insiders have already confirmed that the vague post is for the new Star Wars film, tentatively known only as Episode VII. Along with it are vague character descriptions with obviously fake names to help hide what characters will be appearing in the heavily-anticipated film. However, a few of these descriptions seem to be doing a pretty bad job of hiding who exactly they're supposed to be.

 

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Article Pwn Up: Pwnkemon X & Y

By Andrew Bridgman / October 14, 2013

Ever had a moment so nerdy that you needed to tell the Internet about it? Send your submissions to dorklypwnup at gmail.

Pwn Up: Pwnkemon X Y

I was walking through my kitchen one day and hit my elbow against a drawer that was slightly open. Instead of saying "ow that hurt," I said "ow that did a lot of damage".  I held my head in shame for the rest of the day.

-Brian

 

I just recently saw a commercial for the new Pokemon X and Y. It was advertised with people ages 16-18. My first thought when I saw them talking about the new Pokemon was "These kids are way too old to be playing Pokemon!" Immediately after that thought I remembered that I'm 22 and love Pokemon. I still collect Pokemon cards, play Pokemon games, and watch the show...and I'm married.

-Nicholas

 

I  completely translated Al Bhed in Final Fantasy X myself within a couple hours of starting the game, just because I couldn't stand not knowing every little thing that was going on. I still have the notes in one of my old notebooks. Yes, I had an internet connection. No, I didn't think to just look it up.

-Krista

 

Filed Under   pwn my life   pwn up

Article The 20 Best Internet Pictures of the Year

By Andrew Bridgman / December 26, 2013

 The 20 Best Internet Pictures of the Year

 

20. Star Wars BFFs

(via Chris Gugliotti)

Star Wars: BFFs

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Article 7 More Reasons Phil Fish Canceled Fez 2

By Andrew Bridgman / July 30, 2013

This weekend, Phil Fish – the creator of Fez and head of Polytron – announced that Fez 2 was canceled. This came in the wake of a (mostly) Twitter-based feud with GameTrailers.com's Marcus Beer, who launched some personal attacks on Fish (and Braid designer Jonathon Blow) over their opinions (or lack thereof) on the Xbox One's recent indie game self-publishing announcement. But the feud wasn't the only thing that led Phil Fish to cancel Fez 2…

Filed Under   fez   phil fish   fez 2

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 Pwn Up: I'll Never Forget You, Fisherman Ralph

By Andrew Bridgman / June 3, 2013

Ever had a moment so nerdy that you needed to tell the Internet about it? Send your submissions to dorklypwnup at gmail.

Pwn Up: Ill Never Forget You, Fisherman Ralph
I remember when Pokemon Gold and Silver came out, I played it to death. One part I remember is that trainers would call you up just to say hi or brag about their Pokemon. One such trainer called me once or twice and I decided he was my friend. His name was Fisherman Ralph. I would call him every time I turned my Gameboy on just to say hi and every time before I saved to say goodbye. I still think about him sometimes I wonder how hes doing. -Kyle

Yesterday I spent 6 hours getting all of the music from Fallout 3 and New Vegas. Now I know that isn't all that amazing, but you see the normal soundtracks took not even an hour each to find and download. It was finding the complete Adventures of Herbert Daring Dashwood that took the other 4 hours. I was so happy that I cried a little and even went as far as to clear the entirety of my mp3 player so it only has these songs.-Smiley

One time, I was walking along and saw someone dressed mainly in blue. I immediately looked to the bottom right of my vision to see which color I was before remembering that I was not playing Team Fortress 2.-Daniel

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Article Pwn Up: Friendship is Tragic

By Jake Young / November 18, 2013

Ever had a moment so nerdy that you needed to tell the Internet about it? Send your submissions to dorklypwnup at gmail.

Pwn Up: Friendship is Tragic

 

So back in the day my friends and I were having a Halo 2 match using nothing but shotguns and sniper rifles. We were all playing at my house and it was all on one TV. As such screen peeking was an issue, but as friends we tried not to peek in order to keep it competitive. I had found a great perch to snipe from and was doing my best when I noticed buddy Michael's player had stopped moving. I couldn't help myself and looked at his screen only to notice that he had a shotgun pointed right at someone's head at point blank range. By the time the light bulb flicked on and I realized what was happening I was dead. Now here's the kicker. In the game he had snuck up behind me, put the barrel right against my head, and then in real life he turned and waited for me to notice. Only when he saw my expression change did he blow my head off. In hindsight it was hilarious, but in that moment I got pissed and punched him in the shoulder as hard as I could.....and dislocated it. We popped it back in, but we decided to take a break from Halo for a while.

 

-Tyler

Filed Under   the sims   pwn my life   sonic   mario party   knuckles   pwn up

Article Recipes For a Delicious Thanksgiving Dinner (In Different Videogame Worlds)

By Peter Rubens / November 28, 2013

Castlevania

Recipes For a Delicious Thanksgiving Dinner In Different Videogame Worlds

Filed Under   food   recipes   castlevania   final fight   skyrim   thanksgiving

Article Valve's Big Announcement Predictions

By Andrew Bridgman / September 24, 2013

Last week, Valve previewed three major announcements they would be making throughout the course of this week: one on Monday, one on Wednesday, and one on Friday. There has been much speculation about what these announcements would be, although Valve has dropped considerable hints towards what they might be. Yesterday, it was announced that they would be releasing their own operating system, known as SteamOS. Our analysts have looked at the clues and rumors that are swirling around the net to give you this in-depth analysis of this announcement, as well as what to expect on Wednesday and Friday.

 

Monday

Valves Big Announcement Predictions

Confirmed: SteamOS

Analysis: This Linux-based operating system (which will be available at no cost) will allow Steam-users to experience their gaming library on their living room TV screen in an easy, convenient manner. This appears to be laying the groundwork for something much bigger. Which brings us to...

 

Wednesday

Valves Big Announcement Predictions

Prediction: SteamBOX

Analysis: Finally, a dedicated piece of Valve hardware that can compete with next-gen consoles, but with the added edge of running Steam. We know that Valve has long wanted to produce their own piece of hardware, and Gabe Newell has even teased the idea for months. The public knowledge that Valve hired a hardware engineer a few months ago all but confirms their clear interest in making this product a reality.

A level-headed, business-savvy company like Valve understands that now is an ideal time to jump into this market. They don't make foolhardy decisions - the company is run by some of the shrewdest minds in gaming. That being said, there is still one more announcement left. What could possibly top this? Well...

 

Friday

Valves Big Announcement Predictions

Prediction: PORTAL GUNS ARE REAL AND HALF-LIFE 3 IS FREE AND ORIGIN IS SHUTTING DOWN AND EVERY DAY IS A STEAM SALE FROM NOW ON!!

Analysis: It's gotta either be this or a new kind of Team Fortress 2 hat.

Filed Under   news   valve   steam

Article The 14 Best Reactions to Surprise Christmas Consoles

By Chloe Cole / December 25, 2013

 

Jack Jingles is the best.

 

Everyone in the family seems pretty confused by the concept of happy tears

Filed Under   kids   christmas   internerd   unwrapping   presents