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Mr. Peebles – The World’s Smallest Cat – [Wa!eg]

James Marsters as a Alien Fighting Cowboy…Hot! – [i09]

Madonna…Un-Photoshopped?  6th Sign of the Apocalypse People, Duck and cover – [The Blemish]

Keanu Reeves as Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Beebop — I am Skeptical – [/film]

Atari Lamp and Tetris Mirrors – [Wonderland]

A Promo for Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse[i09]

Bored?  Slap Some Bitches — It Will Make You Feel Better –  [nigoro]

Henrietta and Merna Sing for you (see above) and it is the BEST THING EVER!!! – [Boing Boing]

Mustaches are Back.  Again! – [Gawker]

Lindsay Lohan…Now a Joke with Badly Photoshopped Hair – [Best Week Ever]

Bushes Protect Obama from Scary Old Democrats – [Wonkette]

News Flash: Anne Coulter is a Terrible Person:  Uh-Duuuuh – [Celebitchy]

Heaven the Game: Starring…Jesus? – [Kotaku]

A Gay Marriage Primer – [Videogum]

7 of the Worst Superhero/Comic-book Character Video Games of All Time – [Bam! Kapow!]

Oh, Lex Luthor You Dummy! – [Post Modern Barney]

Speaking of Dummies – Being Sarah Palin Must be an Art – [Jezebel]


I Wish I were the Moon is a experimental game designed by Daniel Benmergui. The game is inspired from The Distance of the Moon by Italo Calvino, and “it’s about a weird love triangle.”  The game is short and sweet and worth the time if you are bored (or even if you are not).  The pixelated graphics are charming and so are the multiple endings.  Try to get them all, it shouldn’t take too long.  I won’t give you any instructions, it is more fun to figure it out yourself.


If only this game could exist in real life…If only.

This was by Lysol Jones by the by.

Comedian Rich Kuras goes inside the World of Warcraft poll players on the 2008 Presidential Election.  It is really interesting that with 11 million members, WoW would actually be the 8th largest state.  I was actually not too surprised with the results, but the video entertains none the less.  With only one day left until we find out who will be the next leader of the free world, I thought it would be interesting to see where the video game fan’s loyalties are.

Ah yes, it had to be done.  Older, out of shape, and obsolete the Street Fighter gang is back.  I had to watch all of these.  If you love Street Fighter 2 like I do then you can’t go wrong with this web series.

They have some surprisingly good special effects in these shorts, though couldn’t they have pumped some of that budget into Ken’s wig? Meh.

I hear that they are in production with what will likely be an ill-fated television pilot as well.

Just in case you didn’t know, (and shame on you if you didn’t) Shigeru Miyamoto is the creator of Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, plus many other classic video games for Nintendo.  This is his story…as told by Awkward Squid, with music by Fatboy Slim.

I was most impressed by the integration of the Miyamoto sprites into the different video game universes.

Thanks Sara for the heads up.

Ok, I admit, I truly love the Batman Universe, so I was pretty much ecstatic when I saw Lego Batman was coming out.  I had played around with Lego Starwars some, and had fun with that, so I knew it was going to be entertaining.

It is hard to be Batman when all of your rouges gallery break free of Arkham simultaneously.  Never fear however as you have the tools and the talent to put them all back where they belong.  Plus you can have fun along the way.  The story is pretty straight forward, but solid Batman fare none the less.  There are some funny moments, but you can tell most the slapstick humor is aimed at the games younger audience.

You get to play with a veritable plethora of classic and new batman heroes, plus a wide assortment of baddies, making the play more in depth and engrossing.  There is plenty of replay value, as to get all of the items hidden in the game you will have to replay levels multiple times, tactfully choosing which characters will be necessary to traverse the many puzzles and obstacles along the way.

It is also great to play in cooperative mode, as the designers did a good job splitting up the work between any of the two characters you and your buddy choose to play as.

On the negative side, if you don’t play with a friend, you will travel with one of the dumbest AIs ever.  He follows you around like a puppy falling off cliffs and occasionally causing you to do the same.  Some of the mechanics of using the playable characters when up in high places can be frustrating as well, falling off and respawning in a spot where you can’t help but fall off yet again, loosing precious loot.

Honestly though the advantages outweigh the disadvantages by a great deal, it is fun and addictive to play, and will keep you busy for quite awhile.  If you have any affection for the characters, seeing them cutsied up will just add to the fun.

Presentation/Story – 8.5/10

Gameplay – 8.5/10

Graphics -7.5/10

Sound – 6.5/10

Replay Value – 8.5

Total – 8/10

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