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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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Here is a clear indication that Sony wants something different with their PlayStation marketing campaigns, or so it seems.

The hardware manufacturer announced they are releasing the marketing company Deutsch Inc. of their advertising duties and have hired the firm Bartle, Bogle, Hegarty New York (BBH New York), to take over the home console’s creative marketing assignment.

BBH New York is best known for it’s emotional television advertisement for the Chrome web browser, along with working with other corporations such as, Axe Body Spray, Coke-a-Cola and Baileys.

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For those interested in the android-based console, OUYA, you can expect to purchase one starting in June for $99.99, with each additional controllers costing $49.99. Preorders have also began at retails across the nation including Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Amazon.com.

The idea behind OUYA, is it is a cheap affordable home console, running games off of the Android mobile operating system. So don’t expect the latest and greatest video games that are coming out for your PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, on the OUYA. A majority of titles that gamers will be playing on the OUYA, are mobile based. But the idea of playing these games on the TV with the controller is exciting for some.

OUYA is also attractive to inspiring developers and/or start-up companies. OUYA can act like development kit, meaning programmers won’t need to buy anything special to create a game that could potentially make millions. All they”’ need is $100, buy this little cube system, and they can start making the next Angry Birds. Although it is a little bit more complex than just that, I’m obviously making it sound a little easier than it actually is.

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The quick scene that shows New York City being bombarded by missiles, wasn’t from the country’s special-effects department (I’m sure they have one, right?) — no — it was stolen from the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Apparently someone within the country forgot to DVR a disaster film like Independence Day. I think that would’ve looked more realistic, so that’s my conclusion why they used footage from the 2011 video game

If you watch the bizarre propaganda video, that we have embedded up top, it will be a tad confusing to understand, so we’ll explain it for you.

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Rockstar Games has made a statement regarding some of the “conspiracy theories” surrounding the delay of Grand Theft Auto V, by calling it “nonsense.” Rockstar is responding to gaming blogs and various forums throughout the Internet. They’re suggesting that the studio delayed the title because they plan on releasing it on not just this current generation systems but also the next integration of consoles. So the conspiracy is that Rockstar needed the extra time to produce an “Xbox 720” and “PlayStation 4” version. But that’s just rubbish, according to the company.

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BioShock Infinite Achievements Leaked

We’re about two months away until Irrational Games sequel – BioShock Infinity — launches, but that hasn’t stopped the website Xbox360achievements to get their hands on the sequel’s Achievements, and presumably the PlayStation Trophies.

While there is not much to write about here, after the break, check out some of the goals you’ll be trying to achieve, that have been set forth by the studio.

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The big technological leap that Rockstar was touting for L.A. Noire was the state-of-the-art facial technology the game provided. The complex feature was to give players a glimpse of how each character was reacting to detectives questions they were providing to non-playable characters. The idea of implementing that element was for a better understanding of if character was lying to you. It was a pretty remarkable to see in person, and it definitely added a different type of value to the game. And it’s something that we hope we see in future Rockstar titles.

If you don’t know, the entire game was motion capture, and because actors were present to represent the characters, there’s a blooper reel. And above is that very clip of the actors screwing up their lines. These bloopers are entertaining, but it’s nothing that you haven’t seen before on a DVD special feature. What is incredible is how the motion capture and the facial technology picked up everything, from actors sticking out their tongue because of dialogue twisting, to their entire face shuttering because of a sneeze, you see everything.

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However, that is not stopping the creators of the Last of Us to tone-down the games violent content, in order to please the same groups about.

Neil Druckmann, creative director for The Last of Us, refuses to make adjustments to the violence because he feels it would hinder the game’s experience, along with diluting the storytelling.

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According to Edge, Sony will reveal the PlayStation 4 on February 20, and will announce a launch dates along with details of their controller, which were leaked to the site by a mole inside the hardware company.

According to the source, Sony is planning on releasing their next installment of the PlayStation sometime before Christmas in the US and Japan. Europeans however, won’t see this system in stores until early 2014. Apparently there’s some “complexities” involved for distribution in Europe, but those details were not leaked.

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I doubt anybody on the planet thinks Grand Theft Auto V is not going to be a major blockbuster in entertainment when it’s released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia agrees with that notion too.

According to his rough calculation, Grand Theft Auto V will move approximately 18 million copies during the first six months of its launch. Bhatia crunch the numbers in his “hypothetical profitability model,” and concluded that if Take-Two, the game’s publisher,did sell those units they could income about $230 million in operating profit. According to him, Take-Two spent about $137.5 million in developmental cost, which had about a 250 person team working on the project for five years. And in his calculations he expects that Take-Two will spend anywhere from $69 million to $109.3 million in advertising.

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