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Weirdness: Grand Theft Auto And Pokémon Collide In This Rather Worrying Mash-Up

Grand Theft Auto And Pokémon Collide In This Rather Worrying Mash-Up

Gotta snatch 'em all

Pokémon and Grand Theft Auto V might not have much in common in terms of gameplay, but that hasn't stopped a dedicated fan from painstakingly recreating the intro of the former using the excellent Director Mode of the latter. You can watch the entire thing below, and we've included the side-by-side comparison so you can see...

Weirdness: F-Zero-Style Recharge Strips Are Coming To UK Roads

F-Zero-Style Recharge Strips Are Coming To UK Roads

YOU'VE GOT BOOST POWER

The battery life of electric cars could be increased by the use of special recharging strips on roads which use electromagnetic fields to transfer energy to the vehicle while it's in motion. UK-based Highways England is currently testing the technology and will soon begin an 18-month trial to ascertain the viability of the...

Weirdness: Dancing Electric Rodents Infest The Japanese Coastal Town Of Yokohama

Dancing Electric Rodents Infest The Japanese Coastal Town Of Yokohama

Pika-pi, Pikachu!!

Japan appears to be absolutely obsessed with the cute, cuddly and electric Pokémon, Pikachu. To celebrate the nation’s cultural obsession with the adorable pocket monster, for a second year in a row now, Nintendo has infested the coastal Japanese town of Yokohama with dancing Pikachu. These giant-sized Pikachu are actually a...

Weirdness: Female UFC Champ Was A Huge Pokémon Fan, Doesn't Like Zelda: Majora's Mask All That Much

Female UFC Champ Was A Huge Pokémon Fan, Doesn't Like Zelda: Majora's Mask All That Much

"I was constantly freaking out about the time"

Olympic medal-winning martial artist Ronda Rousey is one of the most famous female athletes on the face of the planet right now. She's the current (and first) UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion and has also forged out a successful acting career, having starred in the likes of Furious 7 and The...

Weirdness: The Man Behind Busking Mario Is Now Racing Trains As Mega Man

The Man Behind Busking Mario Is Now Racing Trains As Mega Man

Off the rails

Emlyn Lewis is an award-winning Irish filmmaker who just happens to have a deep love of retro gaming - Nintendo specfically. He's famous for busking in the guise of Super Mario and playing notable tunes from the series on his keyboard, but recently he's branched out into another beloved NES franchise: Capcom's Mega Man. Mega Man vs...

Weirdness: Sonic the Hedgehog is All About Self-Effacing Humour on Twitter

Sonic the Hedgehog is All About Self-Effacing Humour on Twitter

An account that opts to laugh, rather than cry

It's not easy being Sonic the Hedgehog - hot stuff in his youth, he's now on an iffy run of releases that earn shoulder shrugs or ridicule. Sure, there have been definite highlights in the past decade, but attention often turns to the horrible failures; it doesn't help that the mascot's most recent...

Weirdness: Get on Down and Dance, Dance, Dance With Pikachu

Get on Down and Dance, Dance, Dance With Pikachu

Step aside, left shark

Pokémon is weird; sure, it makes sense in some ways, but it's also conceptually bonkers. That doesn't harm its popularity, of course, and as a series with a heavy focus on attracting more children to buy into the brand its marketing - especially in Japan - can be delightful in its quirkiness. We think these Pikachu videos...

Weirdness: Keep Your French Fries Toasty Hot With These Yo-Kai Watch Holsters

Keep Your French Fries Toasty Hot With These Yo-Kai Watch Holsters

Only in Japan, of course

Yo-Kai Watch is massive in Japan, and that means there are plenty of opportunities for all kinds of cross-promotional activity. However, few ideas are as zany as these McDonald's French Fry holsters, which allow you to slot in your pack of chopped potatoes and keep them warm during your quests to locate naughty spirits...

Weirdness: The Next Splatoon European Splatfest Wants You to Choose Between Vast, Icy Landscapes

The Next Splatoon European Splatfest Wants You to Choose Between Vast, Icy Landscapes

That's cold, Nintendo...

Just recently Nintendo of America confirmed details around the next Splatfest in the region, with the choice being between roasting hot-dogs or marshmallows over a campfire. Obviously marshmallows is the answer, but in any case Nintendo of Europe has announced its own Splatfest for next weekend and it's... interesting...

Weirdness: Coffee And Zelda Collide In This Mildly Disturbing Video

Coffee And Zelda Collide In This Mildly Disturbing Video

Hot coffee

Have you ever wanted to grind your own coffee at home? Well YouTuber Matt Lees probably isn't the guy to ask about it, despite the title of one of his latest videos. We don't want to spoil anything for you, so it might just be best to watch the video below for yourself and express your bewilderment in the comments section below. Yes,...

Weirdness: The Previously Untold True Story Behind Rusty Pup Developer Gory Detail

The Previously Untold True Story Behind Rusty Pup Developer Gory Detail

(Disclaimer: May not actually be true)

Gory Detail is the studio founded by former Rare developers Christopher "Conker" Seavor and Shawn Pile, and the pair are currently hard at work on The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup, which is coming to both Wii U and 3DS. Those of you already familiar with Seavor's work will know he likes a good laugh - and the...

Weirdness: Sega's Repackaged Transformers Arcade Game Is An Unexpected Nod To Its Glorious Past

Sega's Repackaged Transformers Arcade Game Is An Unexpected Nod To Its Glorious Past

Feeling the G-Force

Back when arcades really mattered, Sega was one of the industry's big hitters. The company not only produced amazing titles like Golden Axe and Alien Storm, but also ran a pretty amazing line in dedicated coin-op cabinets. Titles like After Burner, Space Harrier, Out Run and Thunderblade were all housed in massive, hulking units...

Weirdness: Mario, Luigi and Wario Cheer On Tour de France Riders

Mario, Luigi and Wario Cheer On Tour de France Riders

Ooh la la

The Tour de France is well underway, and this great cycling event wouldn't be complete without some colourful characters to cheer on the riders. It's commonplace to see spectators such as El Diablo running on the roadside alongside their heroes, even if it is potentially quite dangerous and frowned upon by the event organisers. This year...