Article Overheard on Xbox: Issue #8July 13, 2010
Ever hear something horrible and/or hilarious on Xbox Live? Send your submissions to overheardonxbox at gmail.
"Man, you're laggin' like a filibuster."-Alex
While playing CoD4, I pointed out to a guy that he sounded exactly like Hank Hill from King of the Hill, and I mean exactly. He then spent the next several games going off about Propane and Propane accessories and yelling out things so dead on I almost died laughing. You could always tell when he got shot because he would start with "Damn it Peggy!" And then go off on a rant for several minutes that always ended up about Propane.-Stephen H.
I was once playing COD4 cage match against some 12 year old kid that kept declaring that he was going to 'destroy me' in the fight. Naturally, as a d-bag 10th prestige, I figured I would decimate this kid so I just let him talk. After I got 9 kills on this kid, he threw a random grenade and killed me and stated "Oh yeah, You don't mess with the best". And proceeded to say that until the end of the game. I then set my schedule around following that kid into matches shooting him in the face and then saying "Don't mess with the best."-Kerch
Article The 6 Weirdest Tie-in VideogamesJuly 12, 2010
1. Chester Cheetah: Too Cool To Fool/Wild Wild Quest
Chester Cheetah was part of the rash of 80's/90's "EXTREME" mascots that tried to teach kids that the only way to be cool was to wear shades all the time, eat terrible junk food and say rad catchphrases like "It ain't easy bein' cheesy!" No kidding! Especially when there is zero actual cheese in your product. But "It ain't easy being orange powdery" didn't have the same bite.
The games were more or less what you'd expect from a Chester Cheetah game: a standard platformer. Chester contended with BODACIOUS skateboarders and GNARLY scorpions, utilizing the SUPERBLY CHEESY taste of Cheetos to give him the energy to ride a ROCKIN' motorcycle for some reason and fight bad dudes. You do have to wonder did Cheetos know gamers at all? Did they really think they needed videogames to remind them to eat Cheetos? The gamer food pyramid consists of nothing but Cheetos and Mountain Dew: Code Red as it is.
WEIRD FACT: There were two Chester Cheetah games. America, for shame.
2. Cool Spot
Speaking of "extreme" mascots who wore shades all the time I humbly present to you, Cool Spot. Probably one of the least imaginative mascots ever, Cool Spot was a red circle with arms and legs and, naturally, some sweet shades. He was only slightly more entertaining than Orlando Jones naively shouting "UP YOURS" to citrus pop-loving folk.
Shockingly, this game was pretty entertaining despite being about a red dot grabbing 7-Up soda bubbles on a beach. Still, I think we can all agree that a "Heads Up, 7-Up" game would have been roughly 100x better.
WEIRD FACT: 7-Up's motto at the time of the game was "Uncola" which was Spanish for "We need to think of a new motto, Jerry."
Article Crisis in Donkey Kong CountryJuly 12, 2010
Donkey Kong breaks open a barrel containing Diddy Kong. Diddy falls out, dazed.
Diddy! Are you all right?
(rubbing his head) Jeez what happened?
King K. Rool has stolen all of our bananas! The entire hoard's gone!
No! God, no
I know. So we've got to get them back. Luckily he left a trail of perpetually spinning bananas that lead to his hideout.
All right, let's hey, wait. Perpetually spinning bananas?
They both look at a nearby line of three bananas, each one spinning in the air.
Oh, also, all the spinning bananas hover.
Jesus And there's a trail of these? All the way to his hideout? The one in that boat that's miles away?
Yeah. A trail of thousands of hovering, spinning bananas. So?
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Article Pwn My Life: Issue #10July 8, 2010
Ever had a moment so nerdy they you needed to tell the Internet? Read more nerd confessions at Collegehumor and send your submissions to dorklypwnmylife at gmail.
I camped out overnight for the iPhone 4. Not because of Facetime. Not because of the speed. Not because of the retina display. I did it because there's a Magic: the Gathering app that includes life counters, token counters, mana counters, a glossary of terms, and card search.-Tim
I've been playing WoW since it came out, and I have protocols set up so that if my ethernet becomes unplugged or unresponsive while playing, my wireless card will take over the connection.-JA
My ex-boyfriend and I used to play WoW together. He broke up with me because I said male blood elves are gay, then kicked me out of our guild in the middle of a raid. I was so pissed I wasn't going to get my dagger that I didn't even care about the break up.-Sara
I was afraid of the power going out during Y2K, because I didn't want to lose the Everquest group I was in.-Edge