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Huge Game Collection On Ebay for $164,000

Do you have $164,000 to throw away? Do you want your pad to be full of clutter? Then keep reading!

 

EBay seller, who goes by the name “reel.big.fish” (I assume no relation to the band), is selling a massive collection of video games. According to him, expands almost 6000 titles, which spans over 50+ gaming systems. (more…)

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Pushed Back

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One of my favorite games of 2012 was the indie-title Hotline Miami. It featured intense, fast, overhead gameplay mechanics, which was mixed in with 16-bit graphics, and a top-notch soundtrack. So, it’s no secret that I’ve been anticipating the sequel for a while now. But unfortunately I’m going to be forced to wait a little longer then I expect.

 

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number won’t be available to purchase until late 2014 or sometime in early 2015, which would mean it’s been pushed back by a few months. According to the official Twitter account for the game, the sequel isn’t quite polished enough, so some tweaks are needed.  (more…)

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Super Mario Bros Theme Mashed Up With J. Lo and Shakira? Yes, Why Not!

Ever wanted to hear a mashup of J. Lo (Booty), Shakira (She Wolf) and with the Super Mario Bros. theme thrown in? If you answered yes, than the super talented one band girl Kawehi has your back.

 

If you’re unfamiliar with the musician, she’s had a slew of internet videos that have gone viral. Her most successful ended up being mashups of songs, or her take on an individual song where she records all the samples in real time. It’s pretty incredible multitasking on her part. I have a hard time eating a sandwich and talking to the person next to me. Yet somehow she can record a Nirvana song with all the rifts, drum beats, chorus and vocals at the same time. So Kudos to her and stuff.

 

Recently she’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund her EP. She was only asking for a mere $3,000 but the Internet has surprised her with almost $40,000, with four days to go, at this writing. The video above is a gift to her backers. And I say thank you, I just might have to donate! But first, I need to finish a sandwich.

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Video: Ghostbusters and Super Mario Bros. Mashup

James Farr mashed-up Ghostbusters and Super Mario Brothers and what you get is something that all ADHD children will love, along with fans of both franchises. The story loosely follows the original Ghostbusters but obviously replaces Bill Murray and company with Luigi, Mario, Princess Peach and the always worthless Toad.

I do love some of the easter-eggs Mr. Farr used in his animation, which include Mario and Luigi using the Super Nintendo Super Scope zapper; instead of the Proton Pack, the Yoshi eggs bursting out of the package, the NES Advantage controller as the shift stick in the Ecto-1 and the ‘dogs’ of Ghostbusters were represented by the Chain Chomps.

Check out the video up top.

(via Kotaku)

 

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NES Furniture Set Can Be Yours

If your friends don’t think you’re the biggest geek out of the group, and you’ll or pay anyone to gain the title and you also need a new living set? Then PixelArtStudios might have the perfect furniture decorate for you.

The picture above shows off what could be your abnormally large coffee table, which is obviously shaped like a Nintendo Entertainment System, with even non-moveable controllers on its top. The door that normally opens with a real-life NES, also does for the table for storage. But that’s not all, for only $1,250 for a limited time, the set will include two tables that resemble NES cartridges with each having its own game art, one being just Mario Bros. and the other the original Super Mario Bros. And after all that, you can choose two of his wall art pieces he has made, which I think are quite cool.

After the jump, check out more pictures. (more…)

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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Intro Hand Drawn

The cutscene of link getting shipwrecked on the beach in the Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening on GameBoy is iconic. For one, it was a cutscene on a portable system, that only had two colors to show for it. There weren’t many around like that at the time.

Chris Cross was so inspired by that quick scene, he decided to hand draw it and wow, is it awesome. It makes me want Nintendo to re-release the title in this type of animation, because boy does it work well. And the music is incredible I might add.

He even made two separate versions of this video. One is black & white (above) and holds true to the original version of Link’s Awakening. However, when the GameBoy Color was released years later, Nintendo remade the 1993 title, and added color, calling it the DX version. Chris Cross also made a second clip and it is in color, which we have after the break. (more…)

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Online Multiplayer DLC Coming for Two-Year Old Scott Pilgrim: The Game

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game was released as a $10 digital download back in 2010, around the time the film was released. The retro feel, beat em’ up title, was inspired more by the comic than the movie, and was met with positive reviews.

In a strange move, Ubisoft has revealed downloadable content for the year old title. The DLC is slated to be uploaded onto Xbox Live (presumably PSN) next week, and has a price tag of $2 (160 Microsoft Points). The update will finally give owners the chance to play online multiplayer, which was something I didn’t understand why it wasn’t available at launch…two years ago. (more…)

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Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Map Rebuilt Using Far Cry 3′s Map Editor

SypherAP decided to rebuild some of the map of 1993′s GameBoy title The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, using Far Cry 3‘s map editor.

Most of what you get here is Mabe Village and about half of the Mysterious Woods,” SypherAP wrote on the description. “The map only passes the Team Death Match requirement. As far as the details go… the layout is pretty much done, it’s mostly just the inside of about two buildings that aren’t filled in.”

He also called this just video “Another side project” he “was working on.” I’m not sure how he even finds the time to call this a side-project, but kudos to him.

Thanks to GoNintendo

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Nintendo Reveals Dates for the Virtual Console Sale

 

Remember back in 2006 when gamers were ecstatic about Nintendo announcing the Virtual Console? The idea was promising but now, it’s kinda expected they should be doing that. Maybe it’s because other companies have followed suit, but downloading old NES games gives me a ‘meh’ feeling. Well, whatever…

Anyways, today it seems as if Nintendo is pulling teeth to get their customers excited about the changes to their VC, in part thanks to their new system, the Wii U.

Not too long ago, Nintendo revealed that they would have a Virtual Console anniversary collection. And for a limited time, some of the games on the digital store would only be 30 cents. Not 30 cents off, but just 30 cents. Hell, that’s so low, I don’t even know how to make my keyboard make the cents logo thingy. I never use it.

When the announcement was made about the promotion, there wasn’t any info of when this would be happening. But today, thanks to Nintendo finally releasing the info, we have exactly when and what is going on sale. (more…)

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Wii U’s Virtual Console Games Incompatible With Original Wii Saves

When the Virtual Console is fully functional on the Nintendo Wii U, players who purchased the retro games on the online service using the original Wii, will be able to re-download them at no additional cost, Kotaku has learned. That’s the good news.

The bad news is if they had a save point in their original purchase, they won’t be able to export that to the Wii U. So basically they’ll be forced to start over, which may or may not be an enormous issue, depending on the old-school game.

This doesn’t come as a shocker since their isn’t a cloud service for the Wii. On top of that, the Wii U’s VC games is updated slightly from the Wii version. One of the bigger changes is the ability to customize the button layout for each individual game. Players can also change the button mapping for any of the controllers they wish to use, including the Wii U Gamepad, Pro Controller or the WiiMote.

 

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