Every Game Boy Start Screen From the Original Games

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 3:42 pm


I'm not necessarily sure why you'd want to watch three hours of Game Boy Start screens, but I'm pretty sure that you do - a prior video with every NES starts screen was quite popular not long ago, and how does one beat that? With less color and simpler graphics, obviously.

Not to mention three hours of start screens is still better than whatever piece of nonsense they'll end up calling a Tetris movie.

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Friday Odds & Ends/Weekend Open Thread: Happy Liefeld Day!

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm


-Happy birthday to friend-of-TR Rob Liefeld! Here's a big hug.

-Learn why Harry Potter foe Dolores Umbridge is so miserable...in Lego.

-Rush Hour: The TV Show can probably afford Chris Tucker these days.

-Let's clutch at straws and hope Twin Peaks is coming back. Or not...reunion shows aren't usually that great.

-That was fast: Angry Birds has a Star Wars Rebels level.

-The Rock to replace The Hoff in a Baywatch movie?

-A pig steals 18 beers, gets drunk, and fights a cow. Naturally, it's an Australian pig.

-Would you trust Hulk Hogan to drive your Crazy Taxi?

NECA Reveals 1988 Nintendo-Style Rambo Action Figure

Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm


Considering that the Nintendo depiction of Rambo looked as much like Ricky "the Dragon" Steamboat as it does Sylvester Stallone, NECA could have gone with almost anything here.

But why would they do that...when they can make a toy that looks like your kid brother drew all over it with markers?


I want what they want, and every other toy collector who came over here and spilled his wallet and gave everything he had wants! For our NECA to love us as much as we love it!

I think they do. Even if this figure is a very odd way of showing it.

The Latest Lego Batman 3 Playable Character Is...Lego Kevin Smith

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 4:18 pm


I hear that if you play as him and completely fail at the game, you get to make Lego Clerks 3.

And you can only build things out of Star Wars pieces.


Legs on Angry Birds = Flames on Optimus?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 2:23 pm


Yes, that is the first still from the Angry Birds movie starring Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Keegan-Michael Key, Cristela Alonzo, Jillian Bell and Danielle Brooks .

"We heard limbs and dialogue were all the rage in modern animation so we went all in. Not just one, but all of our characters have legs and wings! Except for the pigs, that is," added Blanca Juti, Rovio chief marketing officer.
So, what you're saying is we'll get a good Angry Birds movie...


...when pigs fly?


h/t SlyDante777

Big-Budget Tetris Movie Will Have "Intergalactic Significance"

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 1:31 pm


This according to Larry Kasanoff, producer of the Mortal Kombat movie, who has announced that Tetris is his next big film. "This isn't a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We're not giving feet to the geometric shapes," says Kasanoff, who adds that they plan to spin off "location-based entertainment based on the epicness."

All I know is they need to pay Katy Perry the big bucks to do a cover of "You're so Square" as the theme song. And that whatever they do won't be as good as the fake trailer Machinima made two years ago (below).

What would you like to see in a Tetris movie? I'm thinking you replace the blocks with Human Centipedes being tossed down a chute by a mad Russian who plays the same folk songs on an endless loop. Or was that just my fever dream last night after too much grape vodka?

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It's D'awww or Die for Assassin's Creed WITH KITTENS

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 4:04 pm


Press paws...and die!

I've always suspected kittens knew parkour.

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Viral Video du Jour: "Envoy" Reimagines E.T. With a Modern Videogame-Style Alien

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm


Even adults have a hard time nowadays understanding the government's position in E.T. The alien's a harmless botanist who heals things and has an anatomy as ill-suited to combat as you'll ever see, yet he motivates you to pull guns walkie-talkies on children? Okay, maybe President Bricken insisted, but still...

Now...imagine if that alien who befriends your kid is a super-fighting robot fresh from battling Master Chief in the distant future. That's a different story, and the one that "Envoy" is pitching in hopes of making a feature version. David Weinstein's Spielberg rip-off skills are strong, but let's see what he can do with more story. I'm game.

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Nimble, New Thimble-Like Game Device, Wants to Give Controllers the Finger

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 2:30 pm


Now Harrison Ford will be the champion of all games. Nimble is a device you can put on your fingertip and use as a wireless game controller, remote or mouse. The press release I got emphasized that the developers are college drop-outs, so they probably got the idea from their parents wagging fingers at them and going, "Dammit, you'll never amount to anything! All that money of mine down the drain! What are YOU gonna do about that, Mister? Huh?"

Welp, guess they're going to Indiegogo.

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This 18" Master Chief Is the Last Halo Toy You'll Ever Need

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:30 am


That's not to say it's the last one you'll WANT - NECA will probably milk this mold with umpteen Predator-like repaints and partial resculpts like McFarlane did with the smaller figures. Still, their 18-incher in its final production form pretty much owns all who came before.

And nowadays, you can even ask your own Cortana where to buy it. No nekkid holograms yet though.

Tags: Halo, NECA