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Weirdness: Hackers Use NES Pad To Drive Car

Hackers Use NES Pad To Drive Car

All those hours on Rad Racer might come in handy after all

Security experts Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have demonstrated a method which allows hackers to control a car using a laptop and NES joypad. The pair have created a system which enables them to connect to a car's electronic control unit (ECU) via the on-board diagnostics port and...

Weirdness: Mike Tyson Was Rubbish at Punch-Out!!

Mike Tyson Was Rubbish at Punch-Out!!

"I couldn't even beat Glass f****** Joe"

While some games, particularly in the '80s and '90s, proudly showed off a celebrity likeness or name to sell copies, that doesn't mean that those famous people even liked those games. In the case of Mike Tyson, he was so hopeless at his own part of NES history that it seems irrelevant whether he actually...

Weirdness: Check Out This Mario-Style Tribute To Manchester United Legend Alex Ferguson

Check Out This Mario-Style Tribute To Manchester United Legend Alex Ferguson

English soccer's most successful manager scores a 1-up

Sir Alex Ferguson recently called time on the most successful managerial career in English football ("soccer" to anyone in North America), having secured an incredible 49 trophies over almost four decades. How do you pay tribute to such a sporting legend, one of the finest managers the world...

Weirdness: Zelda Answers Rejected on Jeopardy, Hearts are Broken

Zelda Answers Rejected on Jeopardy, Hearts are Broken

What a mean show

Jeopardy! is a popular quiz show in the U.S. Heck, there's even a Jeopardy! game for the Wii U, which is one in the eye for anyone that says there aren't enough games for the system; its iconic jingle and tense battles over thousands of dollars are typical game show fare. Yet Nintendo fans may object to a recent bit of pedantry...

Weirdness: Level-5 Flies Straight With its Favourite Character Poll Wallpaper

Level-5 Flies Straight With its Favourite Character Poll Wallpaper

Well played

A little while ago we shared the peculiar news that a load of online pranksters had voted for the Aero Porter plane as their 'favourite' Level-5 character. It was a poll to celebrate the company's 15th anniversary, and pleas for the vote to be taken seriously were clearly ignored — we feel confident saying that these were pranksters,...

Weirdness: Bling is Redefined by These Zelda Songrings

Bling is Redefined by These Zelda Songrings

One ocarina to rule them all

Owning Nintendo-related nick-nacks is, for some, part of the deal as a fan of the company and its games. They can be plushies, cushions, pins, bags and all-manner of things; some of these collectibles are worn, of course, whether they're t-shirts, hats or shoes. But what if you want to bling it up and show your...

Weirdness: UK Survey Determines What Makes an "Average UK Gamer"

UK Survey Determines What Makes an "Average UK Gamer"

Probably not accurate, but a quirky result

Those of us a little longer in the tooth probably remember those days in the '90s when gamers were crudely pigeon-holed as sweaty teenagers in darkened rooms or, as TV adverts tried to suggest, happy smiling teenagers in brightly lit rooms. Games have come a long way since then, of course, with technology...

Weirdness: Zelda And Pokémon Revisited As 1930s Disney Cartoons

Zelda And Pokémon Revisited As 1930s Disney Cartoons

Golly, Pluto!

Ever wondered what The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Trine and Street Fighter would look like if they were magically transported back in time and drawn by the hand of Walt Disney himself? No? Well tough luck, because you're about to see them anyway. Red Little House — the team behind Fleish & Cherry in Crazy Hotel — have...

Weirdness: Level-5's Favourite Character Poll Doesn't Go to Plan

Level-5's Favourite Character Poll Doesn't Go to Plan

And the winner is...

As part of the celebrations for its 15 year anniversary, well-known Japanese developer Level-5 recently held an online poll to allow gamers to vote for their favourite characters from the company's lineup. With franchises such as Professor Layton and Inazuma Eleven in its portfolio, some would have expected the voting to be...

Weirdness: The Roots Perform an Awesome Mario Rap on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

The Roots Perform an Awesome Mario Rap on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Disses Luigi, rap battle should happen...

For those that don't know, The Roots are a critically acclaimed, Grammy winning band, that also serves as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Some of you may also be aware that Fallon has been doing a lot of post-E3 coverage, so games have been a prominent part of his show in the past week. That...