Visual Rhetoric

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — stanleylieber @ 7:44 pm October 31, 2010

Kung-Fu He-Man

Filed under: cheapo games,Misc,Potant Potables — Will @ 10:00 am October 27, 2010

Continuing our journey down the sometimes twisted ROM hacks we have this… gem. It’s a game where the guy from Kung-Fu has been replaced by He-Man.

And, while I’m sure the other things in this game are supposed to be other characters from that universe and everything, I don’t recognize any of them.

And I still haven’t figured out why he doesn’t use that sweet sword when he’s beating these ninjas to death.

Five Days Until Halloween: Is Your Costume Ready?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — stanleylieber @ 3:50 am

via Stacie Joy

TIE Fighter

Filed under: Misc,Potant Potables — Will @ 10:00 am October 20, 2010

This might hurt my geek score a little bit, but I wasn’t hugely into Star Wars. I like the series and everything, but I don’t get into discussions about who shot first, or that parsecs measure distance and not time, or stuff like that.

But someone out there liked the series enough to cram the characters from it into Super Mario Bros. And they replaced Mario with… a TIE fighter?

Uh, OK?

In retrospect, it was probably a bad idea for me to create a video where a character who’s almost monochrome black on a black background, but it makes the bizarro details stand out just a bit more, so it all balances out.

Copyright 1985 by Nintendo

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — stanleylieber @ 6:10 am October 16, 2010

via 3000km

Battle Bots

Filed under: Uncategorized — Will @ 10:00 am October 13, 2010

Donkey Kong 3 is kind of the black sheep of the Donkey Kong series. It has a guy named Stanley squirting bug spray up Donkey Kong’s nether regions in an attempt to protect his flowers.

But someone else apparently had heard of this game and decided to replace Donkey Kong and his insect minions with robots, and Stanley with a little lizardy guy.

And for a bit of a different look, I’ve compared both of these games side-by-side

It’s kind of cut off at the beginning, but this game was supposedly hacked by someone called “Grimlick”, which makes me think that these guys are supposed to be Transformers of some kind, but I’m not up enough on my lore to know if that’s accurate.

A Video Game Interpretation Of The Film Score By Vangelis

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — stanleylieber @ 5:57 pm October 7, 2010


Mario Dragon

Filed under: Misc,Potant Potables — Will @ 8:00 am October 6, 2010

Okay, so we’ve seen games where the Mario universe has been altered to look like other games, but what about where other universes are swapped around to look like Mario’s universe?

Well, we have those, too

Of course, I’m not really surprised Mario is such a brawler, I mean, he did make an appearance in all of the Smash Bros. games, after all.

Long Exposure Photographs of Video Games by Rosmarie Fiore

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — stanleylieber @ 2:47 am October 1, 2010

“These photographs are long exposures taken while playing video war games of the 80’s created by Atari, Centuri and Taito. The photographs were shot from video game screens while I played the games. By recording each second of an entire game on one frame of film, I captured complex patterns not normally seen by the eye.”