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Missed out on your chance to download Flappy Bird? It’s OK. You can just make a DIY box version of the same game. It looks way more fun. That’s what Fawn Qiu did. She made an IRL version of Flappy Bird using an Arduino sensor, two servo motors, a reed switch and magnets. Oh and of course the box where it all happens.
If only video games were real life, right? Caffeine could be ditched for super star power ups, quests would be fun to do and rewarding as opposed to simply job saving and you wouldn’t have to worry about budgeting because you would buy everything since it’s so easy to make money. Ah, video game life has it so good!
Few Hollywood announcements are treated with such fierce-yet-wounded anticipation as video game adaptations. Full of incredible artistry, instantly-recognisable characters and an increasingly-mature approach to storytelling, you’d be forgiven for thinking gaming is a medium particularly well suited for making the jump to the silver screen. But history tells another story.
What if, the next time you played a video game, the main character not only looked like you but had the same body, same clothes, same everything? How would it change the way you related to the game? How would it change the way you relate to the other characters in it? I found out.
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Wow. NicksplosionFX just created a time machine of emotions by stitching together every single — yes, every single — original Nintendo NES video game start screen in one epic video. The whole shabang lasts three hours and goes in alphabetical order and has so many memorable beeps and boops that you can’t help but feel like a kid again (or at the very least, nostalgic).
I finally fulfilled my childhood dream and it made me feel like a kid again: I played a video game as myself in the freaking game. It was beyond incredible and so weird, but oodles of fun. This is the best thing.
As regular readers may have noticed, our sites experienced a few glitches this week due to an internet monkey going bananas and throwing poop into one of our servers (probably). Rather than sit on their butts and twiddle their thumbs, the editors of Lifehacker, Gizmodo and Kotaku decided to live stream an “outcast” where they talked about everything from the pros and cons of standing desks to the best video game of the year. If you missed the original broadcast, you can watch the entire video below. [Warning: Contains occasional swearing and references to bodily fluids.]