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Upon beating the original Metroid for NES, you were probably saying something like “Yeah! I’m gonna grow up to be a super manly robotic killer like Samus Aran, eat it Mother Brain” only to find out seconds later that Samus Aran was actually a girl the whole time, which turned your entire worldview upside down, and if you were anything like me you were dry heaving and you took a break from video games for a week or so. Until then, women in video games didn’t really do anything except get captured. Looking back, I realize that I was too young to realize the entire situation was actually worse than I could even comprehend: I wasn’t even old enough to appreciate the fact the she was half naked in all her 8 bit glory:

Luckily artist Glen Brogan’s impressive illustration, 8-Bit Bikini, of the moment lets us at least live that last part again.

[ Glen Brogan ]

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This 8 bit Mega Man mosiac was made by neoGAF member jarosh is a monument to everything that is awesome and Mega Manly. The mosaic, measuring 120cm x 109 cm, is composed of roughly 1500 screenshots featuring all levels from Mega Man 1-6.

The idea was to have one screenshot for every pixel of the mega man sprite and then have the sprite surrounded by the remaining screenshots.

now, in theory there shouldn?t be any duplicates, i took just the right amount of screenshots ? however, what you see here is actually a composite of several different mosaics and there?s been a LOT of manual editing too, a lot of photoshop work etc. it?s possible that several of the tiles show up twice or even three times. but the majority of the tiles are unique, even the ones that look very similar. took me several weeks to finish the whole thing.

i also made a little gallery with all the boxes and cartridges of all the games from every region (at the very bottom).

and there?s what you could call a little easter egg in there (for my own convenience really : P ): two rows of screenshots at the bottom (surrounded by a black outline) that show all the weaknesses of robot masters, wily castle bosses and wily machines. all of those screenshots were edited by hand (and it took f*cking FOREVER). you?ll see it in the detail shots.

Should be on display in the Louvre in no time, I’ve personally taken the liberty of making room by smashing a painting of a woman who looked like an enigmatic dude over my knee.

Also if you look at the upper right corner of the underwear you’ll notice the little easter egg left by jorash, his cats little man and minu beans:
        

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The Rooster Teeth team rigged up a Ford F-150 with a Z bar with a camera on the end to create a 3rd person view like in GTA, also blacking out the windows and attaching a video feed to the dash for a full 3rd person perspective. They even included some Yakuza scum beat him on his way in and out of the vehicle.

This all seems pretty awesome, but one can’t really gauge exactly how awesome it is until you know how many hookers it can run over simultaneously.

[ epicponyz ]

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Post image for 27 Year Asteroids High Score Has Been Destroyed

John McAllister, a guy who will now have to fend off hot women with a stick for the rest of his life, has conquered the mythically longstanding Asteroids all time high score of 41,336,440 set in November 14, 1982 by 15-year-old Scott Safran, with a score of 41,338,740 points.

On Saturday, John McAllister sat down at a friend?s house near Portland, Oregon to play a game of Asteroids. By Monday, he was still playing.

At 10:18 p.m. Pacific, he scored 41,338,740 points, a new all-time high score. In doing so, he beat a record that has stood for over 27 years. He stayed awake for 3 days accomplishing this feat.

Every few hours, once he had racked up enough extra lives, McAllister got up from his barstool, paced the room, ate a sandwich, then sits back down to play. A last-minute bathroom break Monday evening almost cost McAllister the title: He got down to only two ships remaining before rallying back.

Ah, I can only imagine the inevitable freak-out that would have followed had his last-minute bathroom break caused him to lose; WHY DIDN’T I JUST PISS MYSELF?!!

[ zeray gazette ]

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After breaking his ankle, Dan Byckalo had a lot of time on his hands and decided to construct a Super Mario Bros. 3 themed beer pong table which is pretty awesome but makes me seriously question how he broke his freaking ankle in the first place

This took around 100 hours to produce as I found the images on a website then printed them on 4×6 photos and cut them out pixel by pixel

The table features:

-Super Mario Bros. 3 Theme
-8 Worlds (Grass, Desert, Water, Big, Sky, Ice, Pipe, Dark)
-10 enemies in each world (atleast)
-2 items in each world -1 item to level up Mario: -Super Mushroom, Frog Suit, Tanooki Suit, Super Leaf, Fire Flower, Kuribo’s Shoe, Hammer Suit, Starman -Another item to collect: -Warp Wistle, Warp Music Box, Anchor, Hammer, P-Wing, P-Block, Chest, 1-Up Mushroom
-Mario levels up from world to world
-Pipes from each end of the table to another
-Bowser and the 7 Koopa Kids on a castle holding toads and Princess Peach hostage
-The 7 Kings and a showdown between Mario and Bowser in the middle of the table with Luigi and Princess Peach looking on
-6 foot long and 30 inches wide, stands roughly 30 inches tall
-has 8 coats of Urethane for sealed protection
-Can be used for Beer Pong, Flip Cup, Card Games, or just to be AWESOME!

[ kotaku ]

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Post image for Don’t Cross The Streams: Ghostbusters Wiimote

Ghostbusters fan Jack built himself a fully functional (lights and beeping) proton blaster add-on for the wiimote:

The cyclotron features four blue LEDs allowing you to know which player is selected or active and the Blue Power Cell actually shows you how much power the pack has. The Thrower has been carefully designed in regards to ergonomics and function. The front of the wand has an area in which you can place the Wii-mote and the back handle is where the Nunchuck is placed. Since the Wii-mote has in internal speaker in it’s ABS housing, when playing the game the pack makes all the iconic Ghostbusters SFX.

That’s great and all, but that Egon was totally serious about not crossing the streams. One time I was in a drunken stupor pissing in a urinal next to my best friend of ten years, and our streams accidentally crossed. We both looked at each other, mortified, became instantly sober and each backed out of the men’s room as gracefully as a man can in that kind of situation. Never saw him again.

[ dvice ]

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The shirt Link totally wears when he gets Goron shit all over his tunics by Jon Jackson

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Post image for WOW Strikes Again: Guy Raids His Own Mom

James Swan is an ambitious guy. He’s 27, still lives with his mom, and sleeps in a room with his younger siblings. He also plays World of Warcraft, and doesn’t like to be interrupted. I’m sure you can probably see where this is going from here:

He was drinking and playing the game around 10 p.m., getting a bit too loud in the process. Since mom was trying to sleep, as were the five young children in the home, she asked him to quiet down.

Swan refused this small courtesy. So mom asked him again.

But as Swan saw it, it’s impolite to interrupt someone during a riveting session of World of Warcraft. So he grabbed mom by the hair and threw her on the bed. When his little brother tried to intervene, he did the same to him.

Mom bolted to the kitchen to call 911. Swan took a moment from the game to engage in hot pursuit, ripping the phone from the wall. Then, just to put a theatrical point on his displeasure, he smashed his own head through the kitchen wall.

He then threw his mother on the floor and began choking her, saying he was going to kill her. Grandpa heard the commotion and arrived from his room. Mom was blacking out, but grandpa couldn’t get him to stop. Swan also announced that he planned to kill grandpa too.

So grandpa went to his room and got a gun. He and Swan wrestled over the revolver, sending a bullet glancing off Swan’s head and through the living room window.

Swan, apparently only wounded by the shot, was taken to a hospital, where he refused treatment [ed note - that's for n00bs ] and was arrested.

Well ladies, you blew it. You missed your chance and now he’s in jail. He was the one.

[ truecrimereport ]

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Sweet Transformers All Spark XBOX 360 Mod

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For his latest modding project GivinTats transformed an XBOX 360 into the All Spark from Transformers: Starting with a simple, thin plywood box, he coated it with self-hardening clay, carved various glyphs and designs into it, threw in his Xbox 360, and then embellished it until it more than resembled All Spark, the magical cube-shaped [...]

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