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Article The Dorklyst: The 15 Greatest Commercials in Videogame History

November 29, 2010

The holiday season is upon us, and everybody knows the best part of the holidays is all the new games. Remember repeatedly seeing the commercials for games you REALLY wanted? It was painful, but it was also kind of great. In a perfect world every commercial made before the year 2000 would be included on this list, as they're all glorious in their own way, but this site isn't made of unlimited space, so we had to opt for 15 instead of 15 thousand.


Before we had Rock Band or Guitar Hero (or any music game for that matter), we had PaRappa the Rapper, the lovable dog who taught us all how to believe. This commercial really helped to convey the consummate weirdness of PaRappa the Rapper to the general public. To this day, people who have never played the game still know about the part where the weird stoner lizard sings about having to pee.


Truthfully, this is a pretty standard commercial for the time period. I mean, I like it, but I don't love it. But what sets this apart from any other commercial of the era is a young Paul Rudd, blown away by the powerful graphics generated by the Super NES. It makes you wish that Paul Rudd would do another commercial for Nintendo today, charming us all by simply talking about Wii Sports Resort or the new Donkey Kong. Now that, I can get into.

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Article Resident Safety

November 24, 2010
  1. Claire

    Run Leon! The zombies are coming!

  2. Leon

    Hold up, I'm gonna take these guys out.

  3. Claire

    Can't you shoot while running? The helicopter is coming!

  4. Leon

    Run and shoot? Are you joking?! Do you know how dangerous that is?

  5. Claire


  6. Leon

    Didn't Chris teach you anything? You have to shoot with a firm base.

  7. Claire

    But… zombies…

  8. Leon

    That's no excuse for ignoring proper technique.

  9. Claire

    Whatever, give me a hand moving this roadblock.

  10. Leon

    Sorry, need both hands for shooting.

  11. Claire

    It's a handgun…

  12. Leon

    Yep, got to make sure my shots are stabilized from the recoil. Don't want one of these slugs going rogue. Someone could get seriously hurt.

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Article 5 Videogame Character To-Do Lists

November 23, 2010

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Article Overheard on Xbox: Issue #27

November 23, 2010

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

I was  playing Halo 3 and my friend came into my dormroom stating he can't study and asked if I could help. I said sure and handed him the microphone. The next 3 games he proceeded to clearly read aloud the Native American history textbook. Halfway through game 3 one person asked "How are you able to play while reading that?" to which my friend calmly replied without hesitation "Please hold all questions to the end of lecture."-Michael
When Halo 2 first hit Xbox Live, me and my buddy would often go online just to piss people off. We would sit in the pre-game waiting rooms with other players all waiting for us to start the game but never actually play. We did, however, have auditions for our "Halo Boy Band", and we'd try to get players to sing along to our latest single, "My Halo Boyfriend". The best part? People actually tried to audition and sang to us about their "Halo Boyfriend". The 10 year old British kid was the real icing on the cake. He didn't take it so well when he didn't make the cut though.-Ryan
Overheard while on vent with some buddies.Buddy 1: I love watching youtube.Buddy 2: How about playing the damn game.Buddy 1: Nah.Buddy 2: I am going to build a keypad in your ass so when you scratchit you can f*cking play.Buddy 1: Sweet, that will make it easier to macro then.-Micah
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Article 8 Mario Kart Sex Moves

November 24, 2010

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Article My Videogame Night As Told Through A Wedding Invitation

November 22, 2010

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Article Master Chief is Useless

November 22, 2010
  1. Guy

    Sorry for the quick thaw Master Chief; things are a little hectic right now. The disorientation should pas—

  2. Sgt. Johnson

    I'll take it from here! Alright, Chief! Before we get going, I need to know which armor ability you're going to use!

  3. Master Chief

    Armor ability?

  4. Sgt. Johnson

    I recommend using sprint! We need to get to destroy the Covenant fleet quickly before they do serious damage to our ship!

  5. Master Chief

    Well actually, Sarge, I don't have sprint.

  6. Sgt. Johnson

    That's okay, evade works just as well!

  7. Master Chief

    I don't have that either.

  8. Sgt. Johnson

    Ah! So the chief is a jetpack man!

  9. Master Chief

    I'm actually terribly afraid of heights.

  10. Sgt. Johnson

    …so you use active camo?

  11. Master Chief


  12. Sgt. Johnson


Filed Under   conversations   halo

Article Office RPG: Intern's Quest VII

November 22, 2010

Filed Under   RPG   irl   office rpg

Article Gamebook: 6 More Pokemon Status Updates

November 18, 2010

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Article The Weekly IRL: The Picture Strikes Back

November 18, 2010

Filed Under   the weekly irl   star wars