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Weirdness: Slowpoke Reggae Exists, and it's Terrifying

Slowpoke Reggae Exists, and it's Terrifying

Kind of catchy, still nightmare inducing

Everyone's Friday jut got a little weirder with the official Pokémon YouTube channel's latest post, a nearly four minute reggae epic of Slowpoke doing Slowpoke things like attempting to swallow other Slowpokes' tails, Busby Berkeley water number-style: One theory states that this video is related to an...

Weirdness: There's a Fish That Plays Pokémon

There's a Fish That Plays Pokémon

Magikarp breathes a sigh of relief (at least we think that was a sigh)

Today's entrant in the annals of human achievement comes courtesy of Twitch TV, in the form of a motion-tracked fantail betta playing Pokémon Red/Blue using virtualised Game Boy controls. The fish, one Grayson Hopper, has apparently been playing (or "swimming aimlessly in his...

Weirdness: Yoshi's Real Name Is Both Silly and Scientific

Yoshi's Real Name Is Both Silly and Scientific

Will re-open the "is he a dinosaur" debate

We were once told by Nintendo that Yoshi is not a dinosaur, as we'd stated in a feature, but that he was simply a Yoshi. Once we'd dusted ourselves down from the polite but firm telling off, we felt indignant. He is a dinosaur, with boots, what's so wrong about that? It is possible that down the road of...

News: Areal Campaign Suspended By Kickstarter

Areal Campaign Suspended By Kickstarter

Update: West Games responds

Update: West Games has issued the following statement: Our Kickstarter was suspended without any warning. As per Kickstarter’s policy, we cannot contact them to find out why. Areal is the spiritual successor to STALKER, in terms of our vision for it and in terms of the team that we have (which includes Alexey...

News: AeternoBlade Update Brings Two DLC Options, Including "Super Sexy Bikini"

AeternoBlade Update Brings Two DLC Options, Including "Super Sexy Bikini"

Yes, really...

Arternoblade is exciting in principle — an action platformer with Metroidvania elements — but is arguably a fairly mediocre experience. In some respects we're fortunate it made it out of Japan at all, nevertheless, as it required crowdfunding to make localisation happen. In any case, developer Corecell Technology hasn't given up...

Weirdness: Eiji Aonuma Does a Cucco Dance, For Realsies

Eiji Aonuma Does a Cucco Dance, For Realsies

Because why not?

What does Eiji Aonuma do when answering a fan question — with colleagues from Tecmo Koei — about the inclusion of Cuccos in Hyrule Warriors? He dances, he dances without inhibition or fear. We're not even kidding, the video below may be one of the best things we've ever seen. Stop reading and watch it right away. It's...

E3 2014: LA Times Reveals Hot Scoop of New White PlayStation 4 From Nintendo

LA Times Reveals Hot Scoop of New White PlayStation 4 From Nintendo

Erm...

As always, E3 2014 has been full of reveals and even the occasional shock. It seems one huge announcement has slipped us by, however, with the LA Times delivering a reveal for the ages. Below is the print edition of the paper with that epic story, as spotted by Jorge Albor on Twitter. In terms of monstrous typos and mistakes, this is...

Weirdness: When PR Stunts Go Wrong - Watch Dogs

When PR Stunts Go Wrong - Watch Dogs

Anonymous package caused office evacuation and bomb disposal call

Wii U owners may not be able to play Watch Dogs this week, but that doesn't mean Nintendo gamers shouldn't follow Ubisoft's release with some interest — it is apparently still coming to Nintendo's system this year, remember. We can also get a laugh from bonkers PR moves that have...

Reaction: Mario Kart 8 Accused Of Poor Sales Potential, Ruining Battle Mode And Racism

Mario Kart 8 Accused Of Poor Sales Potential, Ruining Battle Mode And Racism

Mario Kart Hate

Mario Kart 8 launches at the end of this month, and as you'll know if you've consulted our review, it's well worth looking forward to. It would seem that most of the gaming press agrees with us; the game has scored very highly across the board. However, opinions are like belly buttons — everybody has one — and unsurprisingly,...

Weirdness: The GlomTom is a Cushion for Resting Your Arms When Gaming, and Needs Your Money

The GlomTom is a Cushion for Resting Your Arms When Gaming, and Needs Your Money

It makes this Tom glum

Have you ever been playing a game and thought, "what I really need is a 15 degree incline for my controller-grasping hands and arms"? Has the discomfort ever driven you to distraction, and a normal cushion simply doesn't do the trick? Fear not, because GlomTom is here. GlomTom is a cushion, but an ergonomic cushion...

News: Nintendo of America Confirms Christina Aguilera as a Guest Celebrity in Tomodachi Life

Nintendo of America Confirms Christina Aguilera as a Guest Celebrity in Tomodachi Life

APRIL FOOLS!!!... Oh, wait

Earlier today Nintendo unleashed the utterly barmy and brilliant Tomodachi Life Nintendo Direct broadcasts in Europe and North America, also confirming a 6th June release in both territories. They're worth a watch, and certainly show how the quirky Mii life-sim could become an indispensable part of the 3DS library this...

Weirdness: 10th March is Mario Day, Apparently

10th March is Mario Day, Apparently

Darn, we forgot to arrange a parade

Every day is a something day, it seems. It's rarely just a Monday, but there'll be a cause or occasion that seizes the day which will, ultimately, pass most of us by. There's even a website dedicated to the idea, unsurprisingly called daysoftheyear.com — no confusion around its intentions, then. What's...

Weirdness: You Can Now Play Zelda Really Badly on Twitch

You Can Now Play Zelda Really Badly on Twitch

Struggles to Link players together

In recent days you may have seen us directing your attention to TwitchPlaysPokémon and the mayhem it's caused, attracting tens of thousands of gamers at once. It may be a chaotic mess, in practice, but it's hit a nerve and, for those invested in the idea, become a highly enjoyable hobby. As it's the Flappy Bird...

News: 3DS Region-Free Hack is Hacked by Hackers

3DS Region-Free Hack is Hacked by Hackers

Irony goes into overdrive

Not so long ago we reported on a hack that utilises a flashcard and edits to a launcher to enable a 3DS to play legitimate cartridges region-free. Intriguingly, the tweak made the launcher itself unable to play ROMS and illegal game copies, but did mean a 3DS could run games from anywhere in the world, though admittedly...