Cubs Win!

Ladies, and gentlemen we are just under a month away from the start of the Major League Baseball season. Now as I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, I am not a baseball fan. However, despite my disinterest in the sport, I do have a soft spot in my heart for the poor Chicago Cubs; those lovable losers who haven’t won a World Series in 103 years. Every year, I give a mild cheer for the Cubbies in the hope that this will be their year. Anyway, as we wait for the Cubs to eventually reach the promised land, PlayStation has released this commercial for the new game MLB 12 The Show depicting how the city of Chicago would react to a Cubs World Series victory. If you’re a sports fan, this’ll probably one of the most beautiful things you’ll see all day.

Twilight: The Video Game

It’s been said that the Twilight books and movies don’ t have what might traditionally be labeled as a “plot.” Some folks say that events in the series just seem to happen and the protagonist has no sense of agency. Well folks, I beg to differ. You know why? It’s simple; if the Twilight books are so plotless, how could they make a video game based on the series? Just a couple months ago Robot Chicken revealed an exclusive preview of the upcoming Twilight: The Game. I for one cannot wait to play it.

 

More Mushroom Kingdom Propaganda

Last year, we introduced you to the Mushroom Kingdom propaganda posters designed by Fernando Reza and the Fro Design Co:

For countless years, Bowser and his minions have been fighting against Mario as he seeks to liberate the Mushroom Kingdom from the Koopa King’s grip. Now, when you consider the massive troop loss that Bowser’s forces experience every time they invade the Mushroom Kingdom, you might wonder how Bowser recruits new creatures to his army.

Well, artist Fernando Reza has created four Koopa propaganda posters inspired by World War II and the NES that will rally more Goombas and Koopas to Bowser’s cause. The posters depict a threatening Mario and warnings to keep power ups out of the hands of “the enemy.”

Since we last checked in, Reza has created five more wonderful posters including tributes to Piranha Plant victory gardens, brave Lakitu and Bullet Bill air forces, and the overall cause of smashing the “Red Menace.”

Check out all five of the second wave of Koopa Troopa posters, plus the original four, over at the Fro Design Co Store website. Each limited edition poster is available for purchase for $30, and all nine are available for $150.

Ali vs. Ryu

Who would win, the Greatest Of All Time, Mr. Muhammad Ali or Street Fighter‘s master of the Hadouken, Ryu? That’s the question posed by pop culture street artist COMBO in a mural he painted last year in Paris depicting the end result of a fight between the two legendary fighters. Do you agree with how COMBO imagined this match would end?

Head over to COMBO’s Flickr page for more art. A tip of the hat to Twisted Sifter for this story.

Portal 2 Christmas Wrapping

You may have gotten some great presents over the holidays, but I bet you didn’t get a gift that was as brilliantly wrapped as this one. Unfortunately, I don’t have any info about who was the lucky recipient of this gift, but I’m sure he or she was excited on Christmas morning to find this copy of Portal 2 which was apparently wrapped with portal technology.

(via Geeks Are Sexy)

8-Bit TV Shows

Fox Retro is an Italian cable channel that airs reruns of primarily 70s tv shows. So, how would the network promote their line up of classic prime time favorites? By transporting those show’s characters in to a retro video game style. This cute ad features characters from such shows as Happy Days, The A-Team and Charlie’s Angels appearing in scenes inspired by games like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. Check it out.

HuffPo Bingo

The Huffington Post is known for its often sensational headlines. So, it was only a matter of time before someone created a bingo card based on HuffPo’s tendency towards over the top headlines. The fine folks at FluffPo, a blog devoted to showcasing the Huffington Post’s worst attempts at journalism, whipped up this wonderful bingo card to pay homage to HuffPo’s headlines. Bingo boxes include “article written by celebrity” and “misleading headline.” The rules are simple:

Okay, here’s how you play. Grab the above Bingo card. Now, go to the Huffington Post and start from left or right of the “news” sections. Look on each page for one of the items on the card.

For the full rules, check out FluffPo’s bingo game page here.