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Article The Best Nerdy Costumes of Halloween 2013

By Staff / November 1, 2013

 

CinderLeia

  The Best Costumes of 2013

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Article 5 Alternate Versions of Batman That Would Make Amazing Games

By Miklós Takács / February 24, 2014

5 Alternate Versions of Batman That Would Make Amazing Games

Miraculously, we live in an age where there are good Batman games (the Arkham series, in case you're the only person in the world super into Batman Forever ROMs). It took so long to get to the point where a regular Batman game could be good, we really didn't have time to consider the idea of making some of the weird alternate-Batman versions into amazing videogames as well. But now that the original Dark Knight's business has been settled, what other versions of Gotham's protector could use a next-gen franchise of their own? Here are the 5 that could be incredible.

 

1. Bizarro-Batman

The Character: Bizarro World is a strange, cube-shaped planet where everything is the exact opposite of what it is in our world. It's mostly known for Bizarro-Superman (or simply Bizarro), but he is far from the only interesting character from that twisted mirror of a world. Bizarro-Batman (aka The World's Worst Detective) is a moronic buffoon who has to solve cases and fight crime despite having less IQ than teeth.  His Futility Belt houses such useless stuff as chewed bubblegum and cigarette butts. A true underdog, he has to maintain peace and put a stop to the schemes of Bizarro-Joker, who, in a cruel twist of fate, is the only sane person in their world.

5 Alternate Versions of Batman That Would Make Amazing Games 

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Article 8 Themed Pokemon Teams

By Andrew Bridgman / October 10, 2013
With new Pokemon games on the horizon, it's time to either meticulously plan out the most strategically-efficient team (zzzzzzz) or come up with goofy themed teams that probably aren't any good in competitive play, but are fun to put together (YAAAAAAY). The new Pokemon added in X & Y have expanded the themes you can use, so start thinking. Here are 8 examples you can use for inspiration (or just steal for your own use).
 
(Warning: new Pokemon spoilers within...)
 
8 Pokemon Theme Teams

Filed Under   pokemon   game of thrones   breaking bad

Article The 15 Most Disturbing Pokedex Entries in the Pokemon World

By Andrew Bridgman / October 24, 2013

The Dorklyst: The 15 Most Disturbing Pokedex Entries in the Pokemon World

 

15. Kadabra

The Dorklyst: The 15 Most Disturbing Pokedex Entries

It happened one morning - a boy with extrasensory powers awoke in bed transformed into Kadabra. (FireRed)

I don't think there's anything more horrifying than this truly Kafka-esque nightmare scenario: a kid falls asleep only to wake up to discover that he's turned into a Pokemon. A Pokemon that is bound to be captured by other humans (unaware they're training someone's child) to fight against random monster-animals. But most horrifying of all - he's been transformed into a middle-evolution. That means one of two things:

  1. All Abras are horribly-deformed human children, and when it evolves into Kadabra, it has gone to sleep and awoken a monster.
  2. Every single Kadabra is a human child, who has somehow switched places with Abras, who have taken over the child's human bodies.

And - perhaps most terrifying of all - unless the child/Kadabra is traded, he will never evolve and get that additional spoon.

Filed Under   pokemon

Article The 6 Most Popular Professors on Rate My Pokemon Professors.com

By Andy Kluthe / November 20, 2013

Filed Under   internet   pokemon   professors

Article Batman Begins (Retold Through Bruce Wayne's Texts)

By Andrew Bridgman / February 5, 2014
Batman Begins Retold Through Bruce Waynes Texts

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Article 8 First Generation Pokemon Dumber Than Anything That Came After

By Andrew Bridgman / July 16, 2013
8 First Generation Pokemon Dumber Than Anything That Came After

There's always a lot of grumbling whenever a new generation of Pokemon games come out – primarily that Nintendo is scraping the bottom of the PokeWell and coming out with ridiculously stupid designs for Pokemon, like ice cream cones and ghost swords. But the truth is that Nintendo has always included incredibly dumb Pokemon designs (with some even dumber names), ever since the very beginning. Here are 8 first generation Pokemon that are dumber than anything that came after.

8. Porygon

8 First Generation Pokemon Dumber Than Anything That Came After

Pitch: "Hey, you know what's crazy? Computers. What about a computer program Pokemon? Yeah, sure it can exist in the real world, even though it's explicitly made of virtual polygons."

Porygon's an incredibly dumb idea for a Pokemon. It's literally made of programming code, but it somehow interacts with the physical world. In other words, it makes no sense at all and Nintendo just thought it would be neat to have some kind of Pokemon to take advantage of the "computer" fad that was sweeping the world.

How Lazy Is The Name: It's like Polygon, but we replaced the L with an R for some reason. Possibly to sound like an incredibly racist impression of a Japanese person? We can only hope.

Filed Under   pokemon

Article The 13 Nerdiest Yearbook Quotes

By Chloe Cole / December 5, 2013
The 13 Nerdiest Yearbook Quotes

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Article New Gaming Slang

By Andrew Bridgman / August 13, 2013

Pwn? Noob? Leet? These terms are outdated and, frankly, a little childish-sounding. We associate them with the worst of gamers: the hyperbolically-angry, loud, anti-social, shut-in gamers of the world. It's time to retire these old terms and replace them with some new ones that would be more in line with the world today. Here are our suggestions for what terms could replace the old slang.

1. n00b

What We Should Replace It With: Pichu

Pichu is an example of a terrible idea someone at Pokemon had – to add worse, weaker pre-evolutions of existing Pokemon. Imagine being a Pokemon designer, looking at something like Pikachu or Jynx, and saying "Nah, we need this but worse." Pichu is probably the most well-known of these horrible ideas, so let's start calling unreasonably bad players Pichu. Because Pichu sucks.

Example: "Did he seriously just try to no scope that sniper? What a Pichu."

2. pwn'd

What We Should Replace It With: Dwayne Johnson'd

Listen – you could say you "rocked" someone, as in destroying them in a showy manner. But we don't say "rock" anymore – we say "Dwayne Johnson." Look at the credits for Fast & Furious 6. Welcome to the 21st century.

Example: "30 kills, no deaths. I totally Dwayne Johnson'd you Pichus that game."

Filed Under   gamers   gaming   dwayne johnson   slang

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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