game-related lolz of some fashion

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we don't exactly have an excelsior thread, but this here's the one for the funney

kingfish cyclopean ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Tuesday, 25 July 2006 05:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

starting off:

tho i do enjoy the 8-bit shirts

kingfish cyclopean ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Tuesday, 25 July 2006 05:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

VG Cats is good for this stuff. I love their "Nook comes and breaks yr kneecaps" one.

Trayce (trayce), Tuesday, 25 July 2006 05:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Not as funny as I remembered it.

Annie Get Your Gin (noodle vague), Tuesday, 25 July 2006 15:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The 'Frogger' episode of Seinfeld.

Ste (Fuzzy), Wednesday, 26 July 2006 13:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink obv!

melton mowbray's APOCALYPTO! (adr), Wednesday, 26 July 2006 14:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

no penne aracdes plz

ESTEBAN BUTTEZ The Unstoppable Troll Machine (ESTEBAN BUTTEZ~!!!), Wednesday, 26 July 2006 22:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

(Except for the Penny Arcade parody on Enclyopedia Dramatica that not even I would dare post here)

ESTEBAN BUTTEZ The Unstoppable Troll Machine (ESTEBAN BUTTEZ~!!!), Wednesday, 26 July 2006 22:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I really want that Drew Nintendo shirt.

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Thursday, 27 July 2006 04:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Penny Arcade is increasingly less actual game-related these days, they'll just reference a piece of news, assume everyone has the same reaction to it, and go off in a non-game-related direction for the LOLz.

Though you can't beat them when they're on:

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Thursday, 27 July 2006 10:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

(sally phillips looks v cute in that STP sketch btw)

any one see Samantha Bee reporting from San Andreas on The Daily Show?

Koogy Yonderboy (koogs), Friday, 28 July 2006 08:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink


Machibuse '80 (ex machina), Sunday, 30 July 2006 23:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

oh yeah, and i finally have an excelsior thread for this:

which made me laugh for like 10 minutes, just due to chaki's wide-eyed expression of joyful exhuberance combined with the prince's thumbs up

kingfish cyclopean ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Monday, 31 July 2006 04:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the german kid losing it is an all-time classic

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 31 July 2006 05:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

is this some aspie kid or something?

kingfish cyclopean ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Monday, 31 July 2006 05:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

OCD looks like

Dan I. (Dan I.), Monday, 31 July 2006 06:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Ste, speaking of TV-related videogame larfs, anybody see Entourage two weeks ago? It opens with a scene from the Godfather game that's involved in a hilarious reveal.

antexit (antexit), Monday, 31 July 2006 10:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink


ESTEBAN BUTTEZ The Unstoppable Troll Machine (ESTEBAN BUTTEZ~!!!), Monday, 31 July 2006 13:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

chaki's zombie mall game looks hilarious

sunny successor (katharine), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 12:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink


kingfish cyclopean ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 14:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

dead rising? maybe? youre locked in a mall for 72 hours and have to kill bunches of zombies with trashcans and guitars

sunny successor (katharine), Thursday, 3 August 2006 12:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Koogy Yonderboy (koogs), Monday, 7 August 2006 14:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Human Space Invaders:

kingfish trapped under ice (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 11 August 2006 02:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Half Life 2 gmod skits:

Not Tonight

Ste (Fuzzy), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 22:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Bill Oreilly report on super mario bros in 1988.

Contains mullets, Nintendo headquarters, and Howard Phillips sporting a pre-Conan coif

kingfish prætor (kingfish 2.0), Wednesday, 11 October 2006 04:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Mega Man in Contra, SMB

kingfish prætor (kingfish 2.0), Wednesday, 11 October 2006 05:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

One time in the original San Francisco Rush I jumped my VW bus off of something into an endless grey void LOL.

Also there was this one hill where, if you hit it at the right angle, you jumped directly up into the air at a 90 degree angle. Why was that so hilarious? Oh right, DRUGS.

got yourself a fish biscuit! (nickalicious), Wednesday, 11 October 2006 14:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh yah, the hacky sack level in California Games. Hatris is funny because I can't make any sense of it as a faux-tetris, wtf it's just a lotta hats.

Abbott (Abbott), Wednesday, 11 October 2006 21:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hatris was invented by Alexey Pazhitnov!

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Wednesday, 11 October 2006 23:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

What the hell was he thinking? "I know how I can transcend my masterwork---haberdashery!" Hatris was put out by some no-name distributor, I think it was stillborn at the press.

Roger Dean designed the Tetris logo!

Abbott (Abbott), Thursday, 12 October 2006 20:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

From the instruction manual:

If the hats should pile up to the top of the play field, you're out! But don't panic! As you stack hats, you'll get help from your Russian friends; Alexey and Vladimir. You can use them to move stacks and discard unwanted hats, or save them for cash bonuses in avoided overtime.

Maybe if your Russian friends were the chix from tATu it would've gone over better?

Abbott (Abbott), Thursday, 12 October 2006 20:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

redneck coworker secretly recorded losing at FarCry to office mates

kingfish prætor (kingfish 2.0), Saturday, 4 November 2006 10:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

HEH (may be old hat to some of you)

2 american 4 u (blueski), Thursday, 16 November 2006 11:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
Oh look, I found this thread again.

Fun with Hotel Dusk.


kingfish, Saturday, 14 April 2007 22:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink


forksclovetofu, Sunday, 15 April 2007 04:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

quixoticals thing, so fucking funny

nickalicious, Monday, 16 April 2007 20:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

oh god the invisible blocks

webber, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 08:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Funny as hell. God knows how the guy kept it together to keep trying.

onimo, Thursday, 19 April 2007 00:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

haha I can't believe how hard world 1-2 is. Every time he lines up a big jump you just know another invisible block is waiting :)

onimo, Thursday, 19 April 2007 00:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink


melton mowbray, Saturday, 21 April 2007 22:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

some Austrian guy posted this on a YouTube Flashback Legends beta clip:

valet176 (2 weeks ago)
Crazy machine - no interesting. You are crazy and stupid generation

marmotwolof, Friday, 15 June 2007 05:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

nMe vs. iLx

marmotwolof, Friday, 15 June 2007 05:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

Bionic Commando!

kingfish, Monday, 18 June 2007 17:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

forksclovetofu, Friday, 22 June 2007 23:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

# wrestleman911nvr4gt Says:
May 23rd, 2007 at 5:20 am


marmotwolof, Saturday, 30 June 2007 09:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

fuckin delightful

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 21:00 (two months ago) Permalink


♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 21:02 (two months ago) Permalink

okay now

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 21:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Pheeel, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 21:10 (two months ago) Permalink

i have never played a single MGS game but dunkey's supercut here just cracked me UP

Righteous wax chaperone, rotating Wingdings (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 27 January 2018 05:51 (two months ago) Permalink

While video game collecting is a popular hobby, video game art collecting is a more rarefied avocation. That’s probably because there are so few pieces to go around. There are thousands of copies of Battletoads In Battlemaniacs for the Super Nintendo, but only one original painting of its box artwork—and that’s owned by Dan, a 42-year-old accountant from Vancouver, British Columbia who’s been hunting down original game art for the last decade.

Recently, he posted a massive bounty for one of his holy grails—he’ll pay $100,000 for the original box art used on the NES game Contra. Yep, that’s five zeroes.

In an age before high-res digital art and Photoshop, the covers of game boxes were painted by hand and photographed for the box cover. The paintings had to be done larger than the final product, so the original art is usually around 18 by 24 inches, with larger examples going up to about 20 by 30 inches in size.

Dan, who asked Kotaku not to use his last name over privacy concerns, began as a garden-variety game collector, at one point amassing a near-complete set of games for the Nintendo Entertainment System that were still sealed in the original shrinkwrap. That all changed, he said, when he bought his first pieces of art.

Dan works with financial numbers for a living but doesn't know anything about how money works. Dan is an accountant in Vancouver who is concerned about his privacy but doesn't know how privacy works.

Karl Malone, Saturday, 3 February 2018 04:21 (two months ago) Permalink

(ok, he probably has an idea about much he's overpaying for box art but has a passion for it and doesn't care how much he's getting ripped off. it's probably not right to say he doesn't know anything about how money works. sorry dan, all of this is totally normal)

Karl Malone, Saturday, 3 February 2018 04:22 (two months ago) Permalink

Nintendo games seem to be a particularly popular option for counterfeit product makers; the chances of finding a whole host of knock-off goods from any car boot sale or eBay search is scarily high. While we don't always see how companies such as the 'Big N' deal with such matters, these recently rediscovered photos show what is possibly the best method we could ever imagine.

Enter the steamroller. Found by the archivists at Gamegeschiedenis, these images of counterfeit Nintendo products being crushed were reportedly taken in the Netherlands back in 1994. The photos featuring some lucky employee whose job was to go around stomping on the fake games in a Mario outfit stood out as a particular highlight to us, although that actually does seem like a good way to put across a strong message to potential fraudsters.

some real funny images at the link

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 4 February 2018 17:20 (two months ago) Permalink


AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 4 February 2018 17:21 (two months ago) Permalink

I want that Kratos tat on my face.

Cork Taint (Old Lunch), Sunday, 4 February 2018 17:59 (two months ago) Permalink

, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 13:57 (two months ago) Permalink

I was up far too late doing this.

— Jake L (@jaykayell_) February 9, 2018

Chunky Backgammon (onimo), Saturday, 10 February 2018 20:43 (two months ago) Permalink

i had to google Steamed Hams the other day. it's a forgettable joke from the declining years of classic era Simpsons. no idea why it's a huge deal and a giant meme. people have a lot of time on their hands.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 10 February 2018 20:52 (two months ago) Permalink


The Troops™ (jamescobo), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 21:08 (two months ago) Permalink

— Yakuza Without Context (@YakuzaNoContext) February 6, 2018

lana del boy (ledge), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 21:34 (two months ago) Permalink

yet another social situation where doing the worm is not appropriate

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 21:37 (two months ago) Permalink

the magical thing about yakuza is that context doesn’t actually add much to these screenshots, it really is a straight-faced gangster sim that also finds room for utterly batshit side-missions

albondigas con gas (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 21:56 (two months ago) Permalink

i had to google Steamed Hams the other day. it's a forgettable joke from the declining years of classic era Simpsons

what no

that's one of the all-time best Simpsons episodes and I remembered that entire dialogue even though I hadn't seen it in over a decade

frogbs, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 22:00 (two months ago) Permalink

the episode is uneven, but the Skinner/Chalmers bit is a masterpiece

I think the meme has peaked though

Number None, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 22:04 (two months ago) Permalink

chihuahuau, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 22:07 (two months ago) Permalink

me when someone disrespects the majesty of Steamed Hams

— Yakuza Without Context (@YakuzaNoContext) January 13, 2018

The Troops™ (jamescobo), Thursday, 15 February 2018 01:28 (two months ago) Permalink


— Yakuza Without Context (@YakuzaNoContext) January 12, 2018

The Troops™ (jamescobo), Thursday, 15 February 2018 01:29 (two months ago) Permalink

hey give Adam a break on the steamed hams thing, you gotta remember he is from Utica

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Thursday, 15 February 2018 04:11 (two months ago) Permalink

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 15 February 2018 04:41 (two months ago) Permalink

Love how steamed hams and yakuza got brought up itt completely independently, then someone posts that high-effort high-quality bootleg of the two, because of course that exists! Everything exists, apparently.

Dan I., Thursday, 15 February 2018 14:29 (two months ago) Permalink

This guy's thinking dance

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 16 February 2018 18:42 (two months ago) Permalink

am0n, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 14:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Is that kingdom come? That game looks both very bad and possibly really fun to goof around in? I’m waiting til it’s $10

i remember the corned beef of my childhood (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 20 February 2018 15:07 (two months ago) Permalink

am0n, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 15:55 (two months ago) Permalink

There may be some debate about whether this counts as 'hilarious' or 'punishingly masochistic' but I'm dying atm:

Here Comes The Brain Event (Old Lunch), Sunday, 25 February 2018 14:31 (one month ago) Permalink

(NB: I find abysmal video game voice acting endlessly amusing.)

Here Comes The Brain Event (Old Lunch), Sunday, 25 February 2018 14:34 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

(from this fantastic article at Digital Antiquarian - breaking down exactly why i had to follow all those instructions to make all those boot disks circa 1990-1993...)

explosion from DOOM courtesy of id software (Doctor Casino), Friday, 6 April 2018 23:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the other week i got lost in that site. highly recommended

brendon urine (diamonddave85), Saturday, 7 April 2018 04:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh god that article. i lived through the era - i remember tweaking for EMS, XMS, etc - and it's killing me reading it

Nhex, Saturday, 7 April 2018 07:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

God yeah, boot discs! DOS=HIGH,UMB is real Proustian madeleine stuff. And sometimes resigning yourself to playing something without sound or mouse, because the game needed the memory those drivers would otherwise be taking up. Where did I learn to do this stuff? Feel like it can only have been through readme.txt files, we definitely weren't googling it (and ahem I rarely had manuals for the games I was playing in those days either).

JimD, Saturday, 7 April 2018 13:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink


Orbital Ribbonbopper, Inventor of Flying and Popcorn (Old Lunch), Saturday, 7 April 2018 13:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i have perpetually toyed with "load quote star quote" and "comma eight comma one" as either artist or album names for myself, should i ever finish any more music and need names for it. such powerful, imprinting incantations. what did they mean? why couldn't you just load? who knows! i always typed them. sometimes the disk had written instructions on it to type something else and i did that too. my great proustian cue though is the sound of the c64 disk drive in action.

i think a lot of the boot disk know-how was circulated via BBS and/or by friends of friends, sort of like how pirate copies seemed to get around even though we didn't know THAT many other people with computers. some of it may have even been in game manuals or otherwise provided by the publishers. hilariously, i think the toughest time i ever had getting a game to work was in the late 90s when i picked up a vintage copy of Serpent Isle --- back when it came out, origin had had its games' exectuables load their own proprietary memory manager to strongarm the system into giving the game the resources it wanted. utterly incompatible with windows 95. we got there eventually but the real solution was to rebuild a state-of-the-art 1992 machine, which i then mostly devoted to wing commander replays.

explosion from DOOM courtesy of id software (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 7 April 2018 13:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Great band name ideas, Dr. C. We're clearly on similar Proustian ground.

(I knew this was happening but I forgot it was happening and now I learn that it's happened: the C64 Mini.)

Orbital Ribbonbopper, Inventor of Flying and Popcorn (Old Lunch), Saturday, 7 April 2018 14:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh, Jesus, that's a nice idea. Kind of a wretched collection of games but one assumes it'll be hackable to the full library. Maybe someone can make a plug-in with recordings of disk drive noise and then we'd really be talking...

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xp Note: The keyboard keys are non-functional

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I’m more comfortable and capable of looking at the president’s dick pics than trying to rescue him, tbh, so I am as bad of a dude as that makes me

Karl Malone, Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:48 (two days ago) Permalink

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