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Donkey Kong Was Only The Beginning…

Digital artist Julien Bazinet has taken the classic arcade game Donkey Kong and recast it with some of pop culture’s most beloved characters, creating simulated screens for an out of this world platformer. Villains like Bane, the Xenomorph Queen and Cookie Monster?! await the hero at the top of the screen in these pixel-tastic homages to [...]

Game On, World

How would you make an ad for athletic shoes go viral? Just add Donkey Kong, like Nike did for this "Game On, World" ad. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] – via Forbes

A Brief History of Console Video Games

In the first 30 seconds, this video takes us from Pong through a series of 1970s and early 1980s arcade games, then into NES versions of The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. In the remaining two and a half minutes, we’re treated to a wild ride of bleeping, blooping, and spastic visuals, [...]

Excuse Me Sir, But Your Trash Can Just Doesn’t Fit In

Yes, this is the most epic Mario-themed bathroom ever created. No, I still don’t recommend trying to crawl through any of the pipes in this house to go looking for extra lives and gold coins. All you will find is a terrible smell and tons of bacteria. Oh, and just joking about the trash can, it [...]

Video Game Real Estate Agent

(Video Link) Since the housing market bubble popped, it’s been really hard to earn a living as a realtor. It’s a buyers’ market, and they’ve got to make hard sales pitches. Take this realtor, for example, who is trying to offload homes in Super Mario Bros., Street Fighter, Donkey Kong and Q*bert. -via Kotaku

Unhealthy Food Spawned By Video Games

(YouTube Link) We should all thank our lucky stars that video games aren’t considered to be “just for kids” anymore, because we don’t have to deal with an endless slew of inedible junk food products based on video game characters! Now you’d be more likely to find video game themed alcoholic beverages and energy drinks, which are [...]

An Office Worker Goes Kong

(YouTube Link) If Donkey Kong wasn’t a giant gorilla, but rather a lowly office worker whose promotion was given to a moustachioed employee named Mario, then the situation would probably play out just as it does in this spoof movie trailer for “Mr. Kong”. It’s a good thing nobody took his stapler! –via Ology

Harold Pinter’s Duck Hunt

(Video Link) Oh, sure, the Nintendo classic Duck Hunt was a fine game. But what’s not widely known is that it was based on a one-act play by Harold Pinter. Thankfully, Piper McKenzie Productions has revived this and other stage presentations of Donkey Kong, Pitfall and Pac-Man. In the above recording of Duck Hunt, two hunters plan [...]

Protective Suit Improvised to Remove Nest of Yellowjackets

The girlfriend of redditor TroyPDX got stung by a yellowjacket, so “it was on like Donkey Kong.” He prepared for his attack on their nest by getting drunk and improvising a beekeeping suit out of duct tape, rubber boots, a flashlight, and computer parts. Troy then armed himself with a vacuum cleaner and marched off [...]

The Most Awesomely Geeky Tattoo Ever

To be fair, this tattoo will only make sense to those of you who have seen King of Kong and are familiar with Billy Mitchell’s obsessive Donkey Kong antics. If you haven’t seen the movie, go watch it and then revisit this post so you can laugh and laugh. Link via GameFront