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8-Bit Fashion

8-Bit Fashion Image

Nice to see games inspire fashion beyond ironic, hipster T-Shirts. Designer Anrealage incorporated low resolution or pixelated graphics into a recent collection shown in Tokyo.

Video: Short film of Portal's Chell "Outside Aperture"

Was the ending to Portal not very satisfying? Did it leave more questions than it answered? Need to see more of Chell? If you answered yes to these questioned, then maybe you will enjoy this short film by Eeisen Feuer and starring Nicole Leigh as Chell.

Who are we kidding? Even if you answered no to these questions, this is such a well-made short film that anyone, Portal fan or not, should give a look-see.

A short film of Portal's Chell "Outside Aperture"

Video: LittleBigPlanet 2 user creates stunning first-person shooter trailer

Just to tick off the LittleBigPlanet non-believer that is Bradley Gallaway, I am posting this video of what is described as a "cinematic trailer of an upcoming project". Said trailer was created by Steve_Big_Guns using the LittleBigPlanet 2 tools and if it is just a taste of things to come then consider me interested.

Video: LittleBigPlanet 2 user creates amazing first-person shooter trailer

Mario propaganda posters

These have been called Super Mario propaganda posters, but clearly these are Bowser propaganda posters. These are what we picture at the Bowser headquarters, in the Koopa and Goomba barracks and on the walls of their nurseries at home. It would only be through omnipresent propaganda that Bowser could command his followers on so many failed attempts to take over the Mushroom Kingdom.

Super Mario Propaganda

Video: Crash Bandicoot among the silent protagonists

Was an this argument for silent protagonists or against? Because it can go either way.

Video: Crash Bandicoot among the silent protagonists

Cosplay: Pokemon's Jessie and James (Team Rocket)

Cosplay: Pokemon's Jesse and James (Team Rocket)

Since their first appearance in Pokémon, Jessie and James (and Meowth) held the distinction for being some of the more unique adversaries you could come across in a video game world. Funny, annoying and empathetic, they were as big a part of the franchise as Ash Ketchum and crew. Given all that, it isn't surprising that someone like Malro-Doll would attempt Team Rocket cosplay.

Is Dead or Alive: Dimensions child pornography in Sweden?

Dead or Alive: Dimensions Art

Is Dead or Alive: Dimensions kiddy porn? Maybe it is, maybe it isn't.

The Dead or Alive series has never pretended to be anything but what it was. It featured nubile, scantily-clad women with entertaining breast physics that kicked and punched opponents across a fighting ring or stage. It was a game aimed squarely at young men and over the years it catered to that demographic to much success.

Super Mario-themed Converses are Japan only

Super Mario-themed Converses are Japan only

It's been years since I actually cared about a pair of kicks or Converse for that matter. I would gladly make an exception though if Nintendo and Converse bothered to release these limited-edition Super Mario Bros.-themed Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers in the United States.

Video: French TV program creates Super Mario/Bin Laden parody

Not sure how I feel about this. While I have no sympathy for Osama Bin Laden (he is slowly roasting in Hell and I am glad that he is), a videogame parody feels premature even weeks after his death. Still, it is a Mario parody and I figured you'd want to see it (if you haven't already) and judge for yourself.

The first zombie-proof house?

The first zombie-proof house?

For proof of how ubiquitous zombies have become in our geek culture, look no further than this zombie-proof home. Normal people are probably thinking "That home would definitely keep out Al Qaeda!" but gamers, geeks and anyone that came after Generation X are thinking "That home would definitely keep out an undead army!"

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