punchoutrealstory

For any of us that had the pleasure of growing up with a Nintendo Entertainment System in the house, you know that one of our all time favorites was ‘Mike Tyson’s Punch Out’. Beloved by many, the video game was an instant classic back when it was released in 1987. Well, consider all the Punch Out characters such as King Hippo went to new heights and became icons in the video game world, 24 years later, PMSports gives us a sad reminder that “whatever goes up, must come down”. Also we get an education in why there’s no more black cherry soda in the world.

Hit the jump and catch up with your favorite boxers of ‘Mike Tyson’s Punch Out’.

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marioindie

At SXSW, a pretty ingenious “indie-film” take on the ‘Mario Bros.’ premiered as a film bumper at the festival. Directed by Joe Nicolosi, “Mario” follows our favorite plumber who is struggling to get a grip on the fact that his love, Peach is in the arms of a Goomba. Mario (played by Clay Crenshaw) attempts to win her back leads to him alienating his family (especially Luigi), ditching work, and getting addicted to “mushrooms”. Fortunately, there is nothing more stronger than family as Luigi (played by Jason Newman) comes to Mario’s rescue as Mario is found stoned off his fucking mind in a sewer. The bros. prevails as they stomp on some bastard Goombas. I don’t know why, but I was really drawn to this teaser considering it was only for “fun”. It is hard to hate Mario even though his eyes are blood shot to the color of his shirt. All I can say it Joe Nicolosi really did an amazing job on this short.

Hit the jump to watch Joe Nicolosi’s ‘Mario’.

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fantasticmrfox

This fall, from visionary director Wes Anderson… and visionary Asian guy, Shigeru Miyamoto…

Well done College Humor. Well done. CH’s newest parody is based on director Wes Anderson’s highly acclaimed stop-motion animated movie, ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ which was loosely adapted from the book by the same name by author, Roald Dahl. The parody follows “Fantastic Mr. Star Fox” who struggles to “find himself” in a much needed soul searching, All this goes on while he is fighting for his life while battling evil forces. As usual, CH did an amazing job in the animation and voice acting. I can actually believe that George Clooney and Bill Murray were lending their voices for this parody. As I mentioned before, well done College Humor. Well done.

Hit the jump to check out ‘Fantastic Mr. Star Fox’ animated short!

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yoshimech

I love custom toys. Donald “KodyKoala” Kennedy created this pretty cool custom figure of a Yoshi mecha. Piloting the sucked is a miniature Yoshi as well! From the looks of it, Kennedy used two different scale Yoshi vinyl figures from Branpresto. Pretty awesome in my opinion. The best feature has to be the weathered tarnish paint job. Mario better watch how he rides Yoshi cause his mecha will stop his ass. I wonder if the fists shoot out like Mazinger. You can check out more pix at KodyKoala’s Flickr page.

201012nesguitar00

Its very common to play the guitar on a gaming console, but it is definitely unique to play the guitar on a gaming console guitar. The team at GetLoFi created an ultra rad six string electric guitar out of a classic Nintendo Entertainment System. This NES electric guitar features a standard neck with a hard-tail bridge with a single coil pickup with volume control and an output jack. Whats really amazin’ is that the actual body of the guitar is made from a gutted used NES console.

Some noodling on the Nintendo Guitar from GetLoFi.com/shop the signal is routed through the LoFi Fuzz into a portable amp. The Power button on the NES body is connected to a tone capacitor ( cuts the high end ), the low-end signal is processed more distorted/fuzz like. The Blinking Red led is superfluous. Volume knob, strap buttons, etc.

GetLoFi’s creation is up for sale for only $150! Each is hand crafted and not mass produced. Unlike most NES consoles, you don’t have to blow into it to make it work. Hit the jump to check out GetLoFi’s NES guitar in action!

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20091118loveplus

Admit it boys (and girls). At one time in your life, you have fell in love or at least had a small crush on a fictional character from a cartoon or a video game. Maybe it was Count Chocula from your morning cereal box. Who knows? It has happened to all of us. Japan has always been known for their crazed fans and serious obsession of their animated female characters. One guy has taken his love to another level. He fell in love with his virtual girlfriend named Nene Anagasaki in a video game called Love Plus. Love Plus is currently the “big game” for Konami in Japan. It was made for the Nintendo DS hand held system and which was pretty much a game that simulates living with a virtual girlfriend. It looks like moving in with a virtual girlfriend has lead to the next big step in their “relationship”. The otaku (is a Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests, particularly anime, manga, and video games) took his virtual girlfriend to Guam and married her in a small chapel in the Pacific Islands. The newlywed couple is planning to have their reception back in Japan to celebrate their marriage. Their reception will be covered by local press and the event will also be broadcast online via NicoNico Douga (a popular Japanese video sharing website like YouTube). I don’t know how long this marriage is going to last, but we can only wish them the best. He better keep that DS recharged or his new wife will completely be turned off. (that was lame…)

[sankaku complex]

20091117starwarswii

This was bound to happen. If you are a fan of the Wii console system, you know how odd the first party motion sensor bar is. The little black strip kind of sits there and pretty much collects dust. It sticks out like a sore thumb on top of your television and its ugly. Thanks to Power A (a division of Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc), you can dress the sensor bar up to look bad ass. With Lucas Art’s blessings, Power A will be producing a bitchin’ Star Wars themed motion sensor holder that looks like Darth Vader. The sensor bar fits right inside Vader’s signature red lightsaber. The Darth Vader sensor bar holder won’t be made of crummy color injected plastic either. These holders will be sculpted and produced in a light resin. Also, you won’t have to worry about the holder messing with the motion sensor has the design and material won’t hinder the hardware’s performance. As another bonus, the holder won’t cost you an arm and leg. The MSRP is only $39.99. Look out for it at your favorite video game/toy store soon.

Hit the jump to check out the holder up close and the official press release!

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