Playing Mega Man in Berserk ModeWait, Mega Man is supposed to be a hero! That's not quite the case in "berserk"mode. Mega Man still has a mission, to destroy the evil robots, but in this case he has no inhibitions or morals, even using Dr. Light as a weapon. But who's fault is that? He's a robot, and can only do what he is programmed to do. He does break Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics, but hey, it's just a game! Dorkly renders the classic pixilated Mega Man game and all the characters you know and love to get really silly. This would make a good game on its own. You can't really win, as the destruction is universal, but it's entertaining while it lasts. -via Geeks Are Sexy​
The Unrelenting Joy of Trombone ChampI caught a glimpse of an animated guy playing a trombone on reddit. This looks like a game akin to Guitar Hero, but the sound... oh, the sound.
George Costanza's Legendary Frogger MachineFrogger debuted as an arcade game in 1981, and became a classic. It was a simple concept with limited graphics and no strategy was required, but it was a challenge to a player's timing and quick reaction. In 1998, it was the subject of a Seinfeld episode called "The Frogger." George Costanza found that he still had the high score on a neighborhood Frogger arcade console he played years earlier. He buys the machine, and attempts to walk it across the street to his apartment building in New York traffic, which recreates the game in real life. That is, if you consider a sitcom to be real life. Strangely, filming the scene turned out to be quite dangerous.Costanza's score on that machine was 860,630 points. That meant something to Frogger players, as no one in the real world had come anywhere close. The Seinfeld episode became a legend in the classic game community, and a contest was held in 2005 to see if anyone could beat it. The game itself became a TV game show in 2021. Did anyone ever beat Costanza's fictional score for Frogger? Yes, and you can read how that eventually happened, along with the story of Costanza's arcade machine, at Cracked.(Image credit: Arturo Pardavila III)
A Doomed Mission to ThebesdaBethesda games are notorious for their bugs and glitches, so much so that some gamers will not buy any new release until the patches and updates are issued. But people buy them eventually, because they have titles like The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Oblivion, and Starfield. The company did not seek such a reputation, but they kind of embrace it, as evidence that they "embrace the chaos" and lean into creativity. Still, functionality matters. Viva La Dirt League illustrates how Bethesda games fell by making the company into its own location, called Thebesda, in this episode of Epic NPC Man. Our hero, Reaper9691, is sent on a quest to Thebsesda, one he takes with trepidation because he's been warned. He finds that nothing is as it should be, and it's impossible to get anywhere or do anything. The skit ends with a warning, not to be taken seriously. It must have been quite a bit of work to make all these glitches.
Our First Glimpse of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is a Popcorn BucketWe've been teased about the new movie Sonic the Hedgehog 3 without any trailer nor any images at all. The opening date is December 20, and we have no idea why there's no trailer yet. But the new idea of marketing movie via limited-edition popcorn buckets (see Dune: Part 2, Deadpool & Wolverine, and Despicable Me 4) gives us an idea of what Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic's antagonist, looks like.
Mortal Kombat Hecklers Make Fighting ImpossibleSome audiences can never be pleased. You show them the best Mortal Kombat fight of the past 50 years, and they go all Statler and Waldorf on you. Maybe you should throw a chair or something. These trees are harboring some unresolved emotions, like maybe resentment at their inability to walk away like Ents or Groot. They have the lamest of excuses for their behavior: they don't know how to act. That one absolves you of all responsibility. Our hero manages to solve that problem, but some audiences still can't ever be pleased. The latest video from Dorkly is only two minutes long; the rest is promotional. I also must say that I love how YouTube offers to "translate to English" every time someone leaves a comment that is all slang terms. But then it doesn't translate.