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Article 7 Ads From Hyrule

February 21, 2011

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Article 6 Services That Should Exist In The Pokemon World

February 18, 2011

1. Lawn-mowing

One of the biggest problems in the Pokemon universe is that there is tall grass everywhere, and no one is mowing it. Maybe it wouldn't be such an issue if electric rats, fire dogs, and hypnotizing sloths weren't hiding out in it and attacking children at random; a pretty massive landscaping flaw. Of course, the process of actually mowing the grass would require a huge amount of effort at this point. Plus you would need lawnmowers capable of grinding through creatures made of pure rock and steel.

2. Exporting/Importing

Sure, there are trade routes. And the tiny, isolated towns seem to be well-stocked in the essentials: It's not like anyone's dying of the measles or starving to death. But for some reason, the first town you come into contact with only has regular Pokeballs. No Superballs, or Ultraballs, or any of the better balls. They exist, and are being mass-produced. Why not ship a couple to the town surrounded by rattatas and pidgeys? You could probably make a fortune off of those small-town rubes. Instead, they're stuck with regular Pokeballs and regular potions. Now, if only they'd start mass producing Masterballs, maybe half my team wouldn't have to die to catch Mewtwo because I wasted the only one in existence on a Psyduck.
Filed Under   pokemon   lists

Article Pwn My Life: Issue #64

February 18, 2011

Ever had a moment so nerdy that you needed to tell the Internet about it? Read more nerd confessions at CollegeHumor, and send your submissions to dorklypwnmylife at gmail.

Being a gay teen guy, it's really hard to find another gay guy to ask out. I finally met one through my best friend's brother. One day, my best friend, his brother and I were all playing videogames at his house while my new crush surfed the internet. Later, I asked him out. He didn't believe I was gay because I was so into videogames. He thought I was mocking him and beat me up in their kitchen.-Anonymous

I just saw my first naked woman in real life. I'm a junior in college and it was during a life drawing class at school.-Anonymous

I'm a soldier in the Canadian Forces. During a training course, I happened to have my Nintendo DS and a copy of Pokemon Pearl on me. When my platoon mates found out, they took to mocking me for it. I played it cool and treated it as though it was no big deal. Within two weeks, a full quarter of the platoon had purchased their own DS's and a copies of Pokemon. Now we have tournaments over the weekends.-Pte Pyne

Two days ago, I fell down a flight of stairs while trying to run down them to get a Hot Pocket during a WoW raid. I crawled back up the stairs to finish the raid before calling for help. I am now typing this from a wheelchair.-Anonymous

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Article The Weekly IRL: 7 Pictures of Nerdy Garments

February 17, 2011

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Article Presidential Dorklyst: The 8 Weirdest Presidential Cameos in Videogame History

February 16, 2011

It's common knowledge that nothing sells games better than celebrities (isn't that right, Brutal Legend? Well, I guess not). Unfortunately, celebrities are expensive and usually hard to work with, as anyone who's seen John Madden's diva moments can attest. However, if a game developer is looking for a royalty-free celebrity, he need look no further than the 44 past and present leaders of the free world. In honor of President's Day, here is a list of the greatest presidential appearances in video games.

8. Thomas Jefferson (Mario's Time Machine)

While this one might not count, since Mario's Time Machine is barely a 'game,' it is the rare Mario-meets-the-founding-fathers crossover that the fanfic community desperately needs more of. In it, you are sent back to 1776, the founding of America and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. For some reason, the Declaration has been lost, and you have to find it and return it to the founding fathers. It's a good thing Mario didn't use his time machine to go to Philadelphia in the present day; it would have been a much different, much more violent game.

7. George Washington (Day of the Tentacle)

I don't know what it is about colonial America that makes it such an enticing place for a game to be set, but we learn through this classic time-travel adventure game that the Constitution was actually created on the same site as the Maniac Mansion. A cool thing about this game is that many characters from this level can be seen later in the game, in different time periods. For example, Betsy Ross is later shown to be Ed Hardy.

Filed Under   the dorklyst

Article 7 Mario Party Minigame Criterion Covers

February 15, 2011

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Article Overheard on Xbox: Issue #37

February 15, 2011

Ever hear something horrible and/or hilarious on Xbox Live? Send your submissions to overheardonxbox at gmail.

I was playing a match of Zombies with some of my friends, we were on the Black Ops map – Kino. My friend jumped behind another one of my friends and shot a zombie in the chest. The guy who got his 10 points stolen quit the game. He was the host. We were on round 24.-Tom
I was playing Black Ops the other day against a clan and on the load out screen for Nuketown heard two of the guys who sounded pretty young and Hispanic talking. "Dude, if you had to had to do your mom, sister, dad, or brother, which would it be?" To which the other guy answered, "Wait. Which brother?" I couldn't stop laughing the whole match.-E-D4S
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Article Love & Videogames: A Valentine's Day Infographic

February 14, 2011

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Article Valentine's Day IRL: 7 Pictures of Nerd Love

February 14, 2011

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Article 6 Valentine's Day Cards From Videogame Characters

February 14, 2011

Filed Under   bad dudes   zelda   duke nukem