Article The Best of "Wars vs. Thrones"
This week, the internet meme-bean machine kicked into high gear with "Wars vs. Thrones" having characters from Game of Thrones and Star Wars compare their horrible situations (usually the Star Wars folk have it a little bit worse). These are the best ones produced (so far):
At their Nintendo Direct conference at E3, Nintendo made a few announcements about Mario, Donkey Kong, and a number of other franchises. But none of that matters. The only thing that matters is that the Animal Crossing Villager will be a playable character in the newest Smash Bros. games. But there's something unsettling about his smiling, always content face that never changes, even as he's beating other mascots mercilessly
All of his letters to his neighbors are written in the blood of his victims.
Article 25 Incredible Pokemon Fusions
Since anything you can imagine is already something that exists on the internet, there's a website called Pokemon Fusion, which allows you to fuse two Pokemon together into an entirely new Franken-mon. The result is usually something somewhat ridiculous-looking, if only because the pixels don't quite line up as they should. But artists from across the 'net decided to flesh out the combo-mons with full-fledged illustrations. These are some of the best.
Article Pokemon Google Trends Showdown
Google Trends is a great tool for seeing what the world is searching Google for, where they're searching it from, and how often they're searching it. It even has a feature where you can show different searches to compare their popularity over the past decade. As an experiment, we're comparing Pokemon searches with ones more applicable to real life, and seeing who came out the winner. The results may surprise you (if you think anything is more popular than Pokemon, that is)
In this week's InterNerd, we explore several different artists' reinterpretations of existing Pokemon imagining them as real beings, nightmare monsters, actual humans, and more.
DeviantArt-ist Arvalis has put together a pretty sizable collection of incredibly realistic Pokemon designs with a trainer silhouette in each to show the sheer scale of these 'mons. But one of the coolest parts of these designs is how other Pokemon are subtly worked into many of them (notice the Caterpie in the Charizard one below).