March 17, 2013
Posted by onomeister under Video Games
| Tags: browser games
, Jason Oda
, Legend of Zelda
, video games
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I grew up playing Nintendo games. NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Gamecube, Wii… Anything Nintendo-related gives me a warm fuzzy nostalgic feeling. This free game that you can play in any internet browser window does just that. And it’s actually quite well-made for a browser game, with its colorful seizure-inducing graphics. And it has a Skrillex soundtrack!
This simple game even has a story: A certain “golden NES cartridge” (I still have mine!) has gotten a piece of dust in it, and as a result the game within has become corrupted with glitches. You must take your sword and fight through a series of rooms in an effort to defeat the glitches inside the game.
The gameplay is simple yet fun, and I like how he incorporated the music. Hats off to the creator, Jason Oda, who also recently brought us the nostalgic but very short Perfect Strangers game (based on the opening song from the 80’s sitcom with Balki).
Click or go here to play Skrillex Quest: http://www.skrillexquest.com/
August 12, 2012
Posted by onomeister under Toys
, Video Games
| Tags: 8bit
, stop motion
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Are you a retro gamer? An NES fan? 8-bit music fan? Nintendo fan? A Lego fan? This Video of the Day is an incredible stop motion animation that must be seen! It took 1500 hours of meticulously moving Lego bricks and taking photos of them by Swedish band Rymdreglage. They pay tribute to vintage Nintendo games in true 8-bit style. These guys are amazing!!
credit to rymdreglage
Side note: These guys posted a new video recently, but this one is something that caught my eye much more than the newer one, so it is an older video. I am sad that I hadn’t seen this sooner.
August 10, 2012
Hey video gamers in Canada, Walmart Canada has put two games on sale that onomeister thinks you may consider buying. One is a highly acclaimed family fun platformer and the other is a music game for casual gamers. Usually at Walmart, these video game sale prices stay the same until all the stock at that store is gone, and no new stock comes in after it’s all gone. So remember, “you snooze you lose”.
- Rayman Origins (PS3 & Xbox 360) on sale for CAD$9.83 (for PS3) (for Xbox 360) – It has been called a platformer masterpiece. If you loved New Super Mario Bros Wii, then this is a must-buy. IGN rates it a 9.5/10: “Ubisoft drew up a one of a kind style and stuck to it to create one of the prettiest and downright pleasing video games ever created. Excellent controls, laugh out loud co-op and a great sense of challenge and accomplishment. This is platforming at its finest.”. See below for a video review.
- Black Eyed Peas: The Experience Limited Edition (Xbox 360 Kinect) on sale for CAD$9.83 – This game is obviously a casual party game for the less hardcore. But is it still fun for the casual gamer? Well, this Kinect dance game is similar to Dance Central or The Michael Jackson Experience, and includes 30 of their songs (link to the song list). Don’t worry, any Black Eyed Peas fan should be happy with the selection. And if you like this kinda music, for 240 MS pts per song, you can download nine other songs (must-buy’s would be: “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO, “Like a G6” by Far East Movement, and “Where is the Love?” by Black Eyed Peas). See below for the trailer.
FYI, I was at my local Walmart, and they still had several copies of each game as of time of my post (online seems sold out, though)
May 27, 2012
Wait till you see this amazing video! Four iPhones are rearranged over and over again like a puzzle, all to the tune of “We Are Young” by Fun. The choreography to make this video must have been a gargantuan ordeal. It took them a total of 238 takes to get the final arrangement correct (remember it’s all one continuous take). You guys are my hero! INGENIOUS!!
thanks to gawker.com
April 22, 2012
Once and a while you HAVE to recommend a video of “guy-with-instruments-playing-video-game-music”, if it’s done impressively. This one is amazing! Seriously!! FreddeGredde plays 34 songs in 10 minutes. See how many you recognize!
My favourites were: Bubble Bobble (I lol’ed), Banjo Kazooie (the kazoo!), Dr.Mario, F-Zero, Donkey Kong Country and Gradius.
Tell me which ones you LOL’ed to, and which were your favourites!!
credit to kotaku.com
kudos to anyone who recognized the Kingdom Hearts song “Simple and Clean” by Hikaru Utada (a hugely successful pop singer in Japan) (such an AWESOME song – SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t played K.H. to the end)
April 21, 2012
Occasionally, you come across a cover song of a classic that MUST be shared. If you know Radiohead’s “Creep”, which has been covered everywhere (even on American Idol / X-Factor), then this cover version is a MUST-HEAR.
It starts off a little “meh”, but wait till you get to 2:25, you will get shivers (or “goosies” as Jennifer Lopez would say). Amazing stuff!
The singer is Carrie Manolakos, a former Broadway singer, who was Sophie in Mamma Mia! She was promoting her upcoming debut album Echo at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village.
(Keep in mind that she sings the original lyrics, ie. F-words included).
credit to Gawker.com