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Legend of Zelda Wind Waker: LEGO

The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker is the game that really got me hooked on the Zelda franchise.  Yes, I played Ocarina of Time on N64, but it didn’t click with me.  I was too busy shooting things in Goldeneye, or flying around in Star Wars: Rogue Squadron.  Even with all of the sailing around and collection of things on the giant overworld, I still really loved the game.

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An internet user by the name of BrucilSprout loves the game (as do many other people across the world).  This person recreated the ocean overworld with LEGOs.  Although, it looks like they used the LEGO Digital Designer program to do it.  Which means that you just need to get the file, and then you can order, or piece together all 1,900 LEGO bricks yourself.

Now, the real question is, where are all these 1,900 bricks?  It looks like there should be maybe 200.


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2 Hours of Game Boy

Well, closer to 3 hours actually, but whatever, you’re not going to watch all of it are you?  This is supposedly the start screen for every original Game Boy game made.  I believe him, mostly because I’m not investing 3 hours of my life watching it and taking notes of every game, and then matching what he put in with what that respective game’s actual opening sequence is.

I will say that there is a surprisingly large variety of music on hand.  Way more then I would have guessed.  There’s also way more games then I ever knew existed, but that’s pretty much a given, have you ever looked in Game Stop at the old used games section, it’s huge, or at least it used to be.


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James Bond Plays James Bond

It’s on the short list of the greatest games of all time, I’m talking about Goldeneye 007  Did you know that that game is 17 years old?  Did you know that the movie it’s based on is 19 years old?  Did you know that we’re all getting old?

Anyway, Jimmy Fallon was “interviewing” Pierce Brosnan recently, and instead of asking questions, and doing things, he decided to challenge him to a game of Goldeneye.  However it wasn’t so much a game as “let Jimmy kill you awkwardness.”  Oh well, such is life.  Watch it or not, but I think  you should go find some friends and fire up the old N64.


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Smarty Pins

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Google has a great trivia game out, Smarty Pins.  They present you with a map of the world (usually zoomed in to somewhere in the area of the answer).   You are given a trivia question.  You answer the question by dropping a pin on the map where you think it should go.  The number of miles off you are from the actual location get deducted from your total start milage, (1,000).  Answering questions quickly gets you extra miles.

It’s surprisingly fun.  However, it’s easy to loose quickly.  I was way off in the answer to one question (wrong coast of the US), and that ended my game completely.



Pikachu Mascot

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The World Cup starts this week over in Brazil, and The United States has a berth in it apparently, go US.  That’s not the point of this post.  The point of this post is to showcase Japan.  Their official team mascot for the World Cup is Pikachu.  You know, the electric Pokemon.  I like it, strangely.

It does however bring up some interesting questions pertaining to Tokyo’s hosting of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.  Like, will they build their own Pokemon team of mascots?  Personally, being a true fan back to the olden days, I would perfer they stuck with the original starters.  CharmanderSquirtle, and Bulbasaur.  But that’s me.

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There are 718 of them?!

CollegeHumor’s Favorite Funny Videos

You might not have realized it, but in the 18 (yes, that’s probably more of a shock to you), but there are now 718 individual Pokemon.  And if you account for certain different forms of some species, and then the whole shiny vs. normal color scheme you quickly get into the thousands.  In all that time, the Poke-rap has more or less sat untouched since the 4th generation.  Well, the good people at College Humor remedied that for us.  By telling us what all 718 of them are called.  I’m more interested in learning how some of these names are pronounced (or tried to pronounced)  There are some gen 1 guys in there that are clearly said wrong.


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A New Geometry Wars

Geometry Wars

Or at least confirmation of discussion on a new version of this game.  Wow, how vague is that.  We famously featured Geometry Wars as Step 5c in our world renowned DIY Server Rack.

Geometry Wars is the only game that can give Halo (2 or 3) a run for it’s money in terms of hours played by me.  It’s so easy to say “one more game.”  So easy in fact that while at school, our house rules were one more game actually meant 2 more games.  And the real sneaky of us (read me and Mike), mastered the back out and restart in under 2 seconds maneuver giving us about 4 more games on avg.

Anyway, news that a New Geometry Wars is being talked about has me excited.  I would add to the reasons to buy the HaloBox One (aka Xbox One).  As the Xbox will always be known to me as the source of Halo and Geometry Wars.


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Tetris: Film

Alright, I’m not so sure I think that looks awesome, but I haven’t seen Battleship, so I don’t know how much it sucks, and how much this could be better.

Regardless, the most time consuming video game should not have a movie made out of it, ever.

Now, besides that, I do agree with Tony Ponce, the ending needs to have that special awesome music from the end, you know the kind, this kind.

I also agree with him in that there should be some subtle Commie undertones to it, because let’s be honest, when’s the last time you saw a good movie with Commies in it?  You could throw in a love story if you really wanted, but you don’t have to.  Straight up Commie Block Killing fun is good enough for me.

Anyway, did you see some of the related videos in that music one?  Specifically this one:

Crazy in my nazy.

999,999 points.  Thats alot.  The most I’ve ever been able to get is around 250,000ish.  I might have gotten to 300,000 before, I can’t remember, I play so much, it’s all just a blur.  I was pretty impressed that his first 40 something lines were all Tetrises, that’s an easy way to start off the game with a boat load of points.

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Goldeneye 007, IRL version

Everyone agrees* that Goldeneye 007 is one of the most important video games in history.  Everyone also agrees that it has aged exceptionally poorly.  There have been a few attempts to bring Goldeneye up to date with the latest and greatest in graphical technologies over the years.  (I wish that Goldeneye Source actually had some traction, or was finished).

I learned something new about the game today while reading Wikipedia:

At one time, developers planned to implement the reloading of the weapons by the player unplugging and re-inserting the Rumble Pack on the Nintendo 64 controller, though this idea was discarded at Nintendo’s behest.

Which cites this article on nowgamer.  And I have to say, with 111% honesty.  That might have been the single greatest idea in the history of video games.

Yes, that sentence needs to be bolded & highlighted.  If you didn’t catch it the first time through, read the idea again.  That’s right, reloading you’re weapon by taking the rumble pack out, and putting it back in.  This a full 9 years before the Wii, and 13 years before Kinect.  And it’s not a required gimmick (as the rumble pack wasn’t required for any games on the N64), and wouldn’t feel stupid to actually do.  I can say that I wish there were still devices like that on controllers where you could get that level of interaction with the game.

Anyway, that video above uses the latest and greatest graphics to provide a one of a kind experience, too bad you can’t download the ROM anywhere.


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I Like Michael Bay

Alot.  His movies, while completely unrealistic, and less then Oscar worthy acting, and with unnecessary explosions, are enjoyable.  Damn enjoyable. (except Pearl Harbor).  But I can’t stand all this hate towards him.  And most of the hate is coming from people who spend their good money to go see his movie just so they can make fun of it.  I’ll be the first to admit that his movies are ridiculous.  But I’ll also be the first to point out that I do not go to see his movies to get an accurate portrayal of anything. I go to be entertained for the better part of 2 hours (All his movies are long).

Any Hootie and the Blowfish, this is what started this conversation:

I wouldn’t quite put “Visionary Directory” and Michael Bay in the same sentence.  But it does have the markings of a Michael Bay film.  I would like to make a few ammentments to it.

Where’s the hot girl?  There needs to be a main character that’s female and is “the most beautiful woman on the planet”

Not enough CGI.  Granted, I’ll chalk that up to this being a low budget trailer.  But in any true Michael Bay film, those birds would be CGI.  And probably have lasers and stuff on them.  And I don’t care what the game is about, they would all explode on impact.  Following the source material is not a requirement for Michael Bay, it’s an overlooked afterthought.

I really like the fake Dark Knight script he wrote, that was a good Michael Bay experience.

Also this past week this List Appeared on Listverse.  I used to like Listverse, then it’s success went to it’s head it it soon started chruning out useless stupid lists, and way, way too many ads, but whatever, that’s what Google Reader is for.

Michael Bay has two films on that list, now granted, any list of “the worst” is gonna be subjective, but unless the topic is “worst science in a movie” to include Armageddon on the same list as 2012, and The Day After Tomorrow is just plain wrong.  You all know my feelings toward Armageddon, I consider it one of the best action films ever made.  I know the science is all fake, but you know what.  This movie is not played on The Discovery Channel for a reason.  So take a step back and try and figure out what it is you’re watching before you start to bash it.

Anyway, that’s my Michael Bay rant, I hope you enjoyed it and don’t think less of me as a person.  And, if you do, I probably don’t really care that much either.