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Article 4 Ghostbusters Games That Would Have Made Harold Ramis Proud

By Adam Wears / March 13, 2014

4 Ghostbusters Games That Would Have Made Harold Ramis Proud

Ghostbusters - against all logic and reason - is one of the few major film franchises to have an actually decent game made out of it. But the whole premise of Ghostbusters should allow for so many differnet kinds of amazing games, it's a shame developers haven't tried to get more inventive with the franchise. In honor of the recent passing of Harold Ramis, we therefore humbly present our suggestions for games that would make the great man himself proud.

 

1. Ghostbusters: The Sandbox Game

  4 Ghostbusters Games That Would Have Made Harold Ramis Proud

It's Just Like: Ghostbusters + Grand Theft Auto + L.A. Noire

 

Just imagine it: a sprawling, lovingly-detailed representation of 80's New York City where the streets are bustling, the crowds are thronging, and the ghosts are everywhere.

As a fully-fledged Ghostbuster, you take on cases that come to you via the HQ, all of which need to be solved in a variety of ways. Someone call in about a ghost in their bathroom? Simply race down there and zap that bad boy. There's a poltergeist stalking the corridors of a hotel? Follow the trail of destruction and send that thing to the other side. Mysterious occurrences down at the Natural History Museum? Scan the area with your P.K.E. Meter, set traps, and bust yourself a T-Rex ghost.

Alternatively, spend your time speeding through the streets in ECTO-1. Explore the city's most haunted locations, collect items to unlock new equipment, and harrass Walter Peck and his army of EPA agents (who actually have a legitimate point about how "trapping restless spirits using unlicensed nuclear accelerators" maybe not being the best idea).

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Article Weird Sexual Innuendos In Zelda Games

By Andrew Bridgman / March 12, 2014

Weird Sexual Innuendo In Zelda Games

via Kanji Games 

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Article Nintendo DS Games For Every Situation

By Andrew Bridgman / March 12, 2014

For when you want to quit smoking AND ruin the idea that videogames are fun:

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via SnowshoeBBQ

 

For when you want to access a dictionary, but don't feel like adding the "tionary" part:

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via GiantBomb

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Article Sex Tips From Mario Kart

By Staff / March 11, 2014

Sex Tips From Mario Kart

 

Sex Tips From Mario Kart

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Article The Best of Gamer Dogs

By Chloe Cole / March 11, 2014

The internet loves nothing more than dogs playing video games. But how do the dogs feel about it? Enjoy this compilation of the best gamer dogs pictures.

 

Gamer Dogs or Dogs Wearing IllFitting Headsets

 They're playing Howl of Duty: Modern Dogfare (this is a warning: LOTTA dog puns comin' atcha).

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Article 10 of the Most Delicious-Looking Meals Tweeted By Hideo Kojima

By Andrew Bridgman / March 10, 2014

Hideo Kojima, the mysterious creator of the Metal Gear series, loves a few things: long, extended cutscenes, toying with gamer expectations, and tweeting out pictures of amazing looking food. Since we've gotten plenty of the first two, let's take a look at the food stuff:

 

  The Most DeliciousLooking Food Tweeted By Hideo Kojima

This is what Hideo Kojima has for dinner when he's running late. My microwaved, still half-frozen Bagel Bites look just as good though.

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

via Cuine

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Article Kidz Reviews: South Park - The Stick of Truth

By Andrew Bridgman / March 8, 2014

  Kidz Reviews: South Park The Stick of Truth

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 "South Park: The Stick of Truth."

 

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Small amount of cartoonish violence includes: sexual assault, brutally beating up meth cooks, and other stuff totally appropriate for 6 year olds.

Article 20 Times Neil deGrasse Tyson Blew Everyone's Mind On Twitter

By Staff / March 10, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson - the internet's favorite science guy (who isn't Bill Nye, that is). And he's hosting the reboot of Carl Sagan's science series Cosmos (airing Sundays at 9 PM on Fox, FX, FXX, and National Geographic). But instead of waiting around to watch him blow your mind on TV, you could just follow him on Twitter, where he's blowing people's minds ALL THE TIME.

 

The Best Tweets From Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

Now here's 19 more tweets that will make you think of this .GIF:

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Article 5 Superhero Games That Took Away the Superpowers

By Miklós Takács / March 7, 2014

  5 Superhero Games That Took Away the Superpowers

It makes sense for developers to be drawn to making superhero games - there's a built in audience, the entire world and scenario is set up for you already, and there's a bunch of cool powers to play around with...which, actually, is also the problem. With so many superheroes being given powers of invincibility and impossibly crazy super strength, it makes designing a challenging game pretty, uh, challengingThe right way to do things would be to not betray the character and find a way to create an interesting game with their powers in tact. Or you could always take the easy way and just remove whatever inconvenient abilities are getting in your way.

Which is, naturally, the way most developers went for. These are 5 superhero games that did away with some pretty important superpowers.

 

1. Dragon Ball Z: Sagas - The Z-Fighters Can't Fly

5 Games That Used Popular Heroes In Incredibly Uncharacteristic Ways

The Source Material: The Z-Fighters are exceptional martial artists, and among the most powerful beings in the universe. They can use their energy - their ki - to shield their bodies from attacks, shoot energy projectiles, move so fast it looks like they teleport (except for Goku, who can actually teleport) and fly around with incredible speed.

The Game: Powerful warriors? Check. Energy beams and Kamehameha? Check. Super Saiyan? Check. So what's wrong? The Z-Fighters simply can't fly during actual gameplay. They are shown flying during cutscenes, and the levels start with the heroes landing at the beginning of the stage from the air, but the most you can hope for while in control is jumping and hovering around in the air, but only as high as your character can jump. I know what you're thinking. No problem, right? Z-Fighters have legs as powerful as nukes, they can jump pretty high. Not in this game, unfortunately. Their jumps are so pathetic Chunky Kong from Donkey Kong 64 would be embarrassed by them.

But it's no problem as long as the gameplay doesn't demand it, right? Well, there are coins in the game you can pick up on the stages that you can spend on making your ultimate warrior (not to be confused with The Ultimate Warrior) even more powerful. But some of them are placed so high that you simply can't jump up that far from the ground. You have to find platforms like hills to jump from, hover to the coin and pick them up. That's right. Height is a problem in a game based on Dragon Ball Z. The true challenge should be triumphing over foes like Frieza and Cell, not picking up collectibles out of your reach.

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