Article 7 Ads From HyruleFebruary 21, 2011
Article Pwn My Life: Issue #64February 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
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.
Article Overheard on Xbox: Issue #37February 15, 2011
Ever hear something horrible and/or hilarious on Xbox Live? Send your submissions to overheardonxbox at gmail.
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