Seven Of The Most Bizarre Games Nintendo Almost Released

Nintendo has created their own signature brand of strange during their thirty plus years in the video game business, and yet even they have cancelled games because they were just too strange to sell.

Games like Donkey Kong's Fun With Music and Super Mario Spikers had all the right faces, and yet they didn't properly fit into the mainstream Nintendo universe, deemed too weird to sell.

And then there's Mike Tyson's Intergalactic Power Punch, a game that sounds like a great follow up on paper but actually stunk worse than Venusian slime when playtested. It's a shame Intergalactic Power Punch never got off the ground, because we finally could have played as Tyson!

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Read more about The 7 Most Bizarre Games Nintendo Almost Released over at Gamma Squad



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Gonzo Is Doing The Humpty Dance

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Gonzo is a strange creature who enjoys doing strange things, but when your species is simply known as “whatever” you're bound to be a pretty open minded pers....err, thing.

Gonzo enjoys singing and dancing, so a song from the 90s about a dance that's "supposed to look like a fit or a convulsion" sounds like a perfect fit for the most famous "whatever" ever!

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Gonzo really seems to enjoy doing the Humpty Dance in this new mashup video by Mylo The Cat, as he has finally found a song freaky enough to impress his fellow weirdos!

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Finally R2-D2 Gets A Chance to Kick Butt

Poor little R2. Not only are his words eternally censored, he's also stuck rolling around on some wheeled legs that are useless in the heat of battle. Now, thanks to Yamaguchi Katuhisa, he can finally live out his fantasies of being the butt-kicking machine he always wanted to be.

It's about time the little droid got to express himself and defend his friends! Of course, leave it to c-3P0 to turn a little robot's dreams into something mildly distrubing.

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A Titanic Collection Of Attack On Titan Theme Song Parody Videos

Attack On Titan is one of the most deliciously dark anime series ever created, and fans of the show have been creating mashups and parodies based on the show’s epic theme song since well before it made its way to the U.S.

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Some simply added the theme song to a preexisting video and created a unique mashup, while others created their own brand of awesomeness to fit the song, an original creation that visually captures the spirit of the show:

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Even though that video had nothing to do with skinless giants stomping around and chomping on people it still captured the spirit of the show perfectly, and it featured a squad of flying Toads!

Check out the rest of this mega-sized collection of Attack On Titan theme song parody videos here



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Janye Cobb Hat Dress

The bold and brassy Jayne Cobb from Firefly famously wore a ridiculous orange beanie hat because “a man walks down the street in that hat--people know he's not afraid of anything.” Jayne would have done better to wear this crocheted dress by cosplayer Laura of Rebel Among The Stars. She plans to wear it to the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo.

You may remember a previous work by Laura that we’ve featured. She once made a full-length dress that looks like the Fourth Doctor’s scarf.



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Cute Cosplay Kimonos by Darling Amy

We love cosplay, but let's face it -sometimes you just want to dress up girly without applying a ton of uncomfortable accessories. For those occassions, may I suggest Darling Amy's absolutely adorable cosplay kimonos.

These lolita-style dresses are all decked out in with some of our favorite geek character's iconic looks. They're the perfect blend of comfy and cute.

Not a big kimono fan, don't worry, Amy has plenty of other styles available on her site, including a few we've already featured here.

Via Geek Girls



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Han Burgundy is My New Hero

I'm not sure if you guys know this or not, but Han Burgundy, aka Ron Solo, is kind of a big deal. People know him. He's smuggled many leather-bound books and his ship smells of space mohogany. 

Who would have guessed that my favorite smuggler and my favorite anchorman could work so darn well together? Only Spaceboycomics, I guess. 



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9 Swashbuckling Secrets About Disneyland's Pirates Of The Caribbean

Pirates Of The Caribbean is one of Disneyland's most popular rides, and even though the story inside the ride has been whitewashed and given a Depp makeover in recent years it's still a fan favorite.

Walt Disney personally supervised the creation of the ride to ensure everything looked and felt right, but he originally intended for Pirates to be a wax museum type attraction.

The animatronics in It's A Small World and Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln were such a big hit at the 1964 World's Fair that Disney changed gears and made Pirates the animatronic heavy ride it is today.

Walt changed his mind about the Blue Bayou restaurant as well- it was originally going to include pirate themed dinner theater performances, which he cancelled after one dress rehearsal.

Read 9 Secrets About Disneyland's Pirates Of The Caribbean Ride over at mental_floss



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Artoo In Love

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Spring, when a young droid’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love! R2D2 falls head over heels for a pretty postal service drop box. She’s a bit shy, but our favorite Star Wars character is determined to win her over. Will there be a happy ending for our mechanical friend? -via Geeks Are Sexy



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An Honest Trailer for Interstellar

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I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Interstellar yet, but I don’t mind spoilers, and this Honest Trailer certainly has them. I did see Contact. However, if you’ve seen the movie, you will no doubt get more humor out of the video. And I got enough even without seeing the film! Honestly, I have no qualms about okra going extinct. -via Tastefully Offensive



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Trailer For Live Action Adaptation Of Bambi, Starring The Rock

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Disney Studios have been busy creating live action adaptations of their most beloved animated features, and they’ll continue to do so until movies no longer exist or they run out of money, whichever comes first.

We know live action adaptation of the films that star humanoid characters are coming, such as Snow White and Peter Pan, but what about the animated features with an animal protagonist? How would Disney’s live action adaptation of an animal flick like Bambi play out?

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SNL provided the answer with a little help from host Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who dared to don the deer makeup and throw down in one of the most ridiculous SNL sketches of all time.

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The 12 Doctors as the Starbucks Siren

Jess, an artist in Indianapolis, redrew the iconic Starbucks siren as the twelve incarnations of the Doctor (minus the War Doctor, of course) as well as the villainous Time Lord Harold Saxon, AKA The Master. She sells them at her Etsy shop. You can view more of her work, including more Doctor Who and Sherlock fan art, at her DeviantArt page.

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One-Two-Three-Four I Declare A Star Thumb War

Thumb wars are fun and all, but sometimes they just aren't enough. When you want to really up your thumb game, it's time to bring out the Star Wars Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling Kit. Now even your fingers can weild a lightsaber and even experience the sights of various Star Wars settings. Just don't tell your other fingers -they're bound to get jealous.



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25 Fun Bow Ties



Many men seem to be firmly seated in one of two camps: pro or anti bow tie. I've seen women who wear bow ties as well, particularly when they're sporting an androgynous look. For those who appreciate a fun bow tie, here is a collection of 25 ties designed to appeal to geek culture enthusiasts. See all of them here. The styles in these photos can be ordered at Little Corner Creation on Etsy.
 



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20 Things You Might Not Know About Community

The gang from Greendale Community College recently made their triumphant return to….wait, they’re not on broadcast TV anymore, are they?

Nope. New episodes of Community are being shown on Yahoo Screen, but aside from that little viewing dilemma the new season is shaping up to be pretty good.

Paget Brewster and Keith David have joined the cast, the budget is still big enough to afford plenty of the fantastic fantasy segments we’ve come to expect from the show, and Dan Harmon is back in the driver’s seat.

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And speaking of Dan Harmon- do you know who got him back at the helm after that nasty dustup with the Sony execs? Jeff freakin’ Winger himself Joel McHale that’s who! Joel insisted Dan come back after a failed fourth season left everyone wishing they had Changnesia.

Find out more cool stuff about your favorite show set in a community college with 20 Things You Might Not Know About Community over at mental_floss. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m late for Creative Cheese class.



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Iron Throne Made of Golf Irons

Here’s a pun on the Iron Throne from the TV series Game of Thrones that I haven’t come across before. Direct Golf, in collaboration with Dead Beats Create, used their surplus supply of 300 irons, as in golf clubs, to create a throne of irons. Pretty clever. They also posted the process of making it, with pictures.

Once completed the Iron Throne measures 6ft tall at the top of the back rest and the 3ft high seating position will allow you to run the rule over all your subjects.

Needless to say the completed Throne is a fairly substantial structure, the exact weight is yet to be determined (we haven’t yet found a suitable set of scales) however you will need around four people to move it unless you happen to have Gregor Clegane at your disposal.

What would you use this for? How about installing it at a golf course, and anyone who lands a hole-in-one gets to sit on it for pictures! -Thanks, Gurpreet Singh!



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Ten Weird And Wonderful Toys From Japan

We all know that Japanese artists and designers create some of the strangest stuff on the planet, and that their creative efforts make the world a much more colorful place to live. Their whimsical and eyecatching designs seem to shine brightest when they're brought to life in toy form, and then we not only get to look at their wacky designs- we get to play with them!

Here are ten weird and wonderful toys created in the Land of the Rising Sun-

1. Pachi Pachi Clappy-

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One handed clapping is now ridiculously easy thanks to the Pachi Pachi Clappy toy, the toy that does all the clapping for you!

Pachi Pachi Clappy has two "big soft squishy hands" on top and a funny lil' face in front, so you can carry your own private cheering section around with you wherever you go!

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2. Jaws-Kun Puppet for Toothpaste Guidance-

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Teaching kids how to properly brush their teeth is hard since we don’t have flip top heads, and that set of plastic choppers sitting on your dentist’s desk is downright creepy, so a puppet with a full set of teeth makes sense.

But did the final product have to be so creep-tastically adorable? I don't know if I want to brush its teeth or burn it with fire!

Heres more info from the company's website, courtesy of Google translate-

I am very active in leadership with the impact in the big mouth of width 24cm. I can learn Shine difficulty of back teeth with vertical guidance and Shine "cheek".

3. Fat Cute Soldiers-

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Remember those little green soldiers who patrolled the toybox when you were a kid? Well, I think these Fat Cute Soldiers ate those little green troopers and still had room for dessert! Part social commentary, part throwback toy, the Fat Cute Soldiers are 8 kinds of awesome!

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Mansion for Sale Includes This Empire Strikes Back-Themed Bedroom

Upon which I call dibs. This mansion in Westlake, California has 6 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms within its 15,835 square feet. There’s also a tennis court and a pool. The interior rooms, beyond the one designed to look like the planet Hoth from Star Wars, include other marvels . . .

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The Dutiful Son

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It’s always been like this. Ronald upheld the honor of the family while the Joker tore it down. Even when they were kids, it fell upon Ronald to clean up his little brother’s messes. Eventually, he stopped doing it for his brother. Only love and respect for his mother would keep him going. But even that motivation will fade in time.

Artist Rocky Davies drew this drama-packed cartoon. He also designed several t-shirts now on sale in the NeatoShop.

-via Geek Art Gallery



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Everyone Needs A Hair Octopus

John has previously shown us what happens when we turn hair into horses, but what happens when you top it with an octopus? Amazingness. Yes, that's right. Amazingness is what happens when you top your hair with a fancy fancinator that looks like hair that is shaped just like an octopus. That sounds confusing. Just look at the pictures on DeviantArt and know you can get them on Etsy.

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Rap Battle: Hodor vs. Groot

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It’s the perfect matchup- Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy and Hodor, from Game of Thrones. Who’s the winner? It’s obviously Hodor. I laughed my way through this video before I realized it had English subtitles. Then I had to watch it again, and it was completely different. -via Geeks Are Sexy



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The Identity Of Jimi Hendrix's Foxy Lady Revealed

The Jimi Hendrix song Foxy Lady is one of those iconic rock tunes that makes you wonder whether there’s an actual lady behind the reference.

Jimi was surrounded by adoring female fans in his brief yet bountiful life, but one lady in particular rocked the lives of Hendrix and many other musicians in the 1960s, and inspired many of the songs found on the album Electric Ladyland.

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Her name is Lithofayne Pridgon and she's most likely the "lady" Hendrix was talking about in Foxy Lady, as well as the inspiration for "Can You See Me" "Fire" and "Love or Confusion".

Lithofayne not only has an amazing name, she has a list of famous musical friends and lovers a mile long, including Sam Cooke, James Brown, Jackie Wilson and Sly Stone, just to name a few.

Read more about the foxy lady named Lithofayne over at Dangerous Minds



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10 Far Out Kid's TV Shows From The 1970s

In the 1970s kids shows became totally far out in both style and subject matter, full of psychedelic characters and imagery that must've felt just right to the offspring of the Flower Power generation.

Here's a collection of ten kid oriented TV shows from the 70s, which is nowhere near exhaustive and is purposely lacking obvious shows like Sesame Street and The Elecric Company.

As you peruse the list you’ll see the name of two siblings come up on this list many times with good reason- Sid & Marty Krofft have cornered the market on strange kid’s TV shows ever since they brought their own brand of psychedelic TV magic to the small screen with H.R. Pufnstuf (1969).

1. The Bugaloos (1970-72)-

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The Bugaloos flew right into the hearts of kids who loved fantasy when they made their television debut in 1970. Starring a cast of British teens (who were also conveniently a four piece band) the Bugaloos were able to fly in their stylish insectoid outfits, and constantly avoided being captured by the evil Benita Bizarre.

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2. The Wombles (1973-75)-

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The Wombles are the original puppet environmentalists, little pointy nosed critters who collected and recycled trash dumped by humans in order to help keep the environment clean.

This British oddity is based on a series of novels by Elisabeth Beresford, and the Wombles encouraged kids to be more environmentally friendly, thereby becoming the original spokespuppets for going green!

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3. The Secrets Of Isis (1975-77)-

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Before Linda Carter brought Wonder Woman to life on the small screen there was a mighty cool show called The Secrets Of Isis, about a science teacher turned superhero.

Using the power of the Isiac Amulet mild mannered teacher Andrea Thomas transformed into the Egyptian goddess Isis, giving her "the powers of the animals and the elements".

The Secrets Of Isis brought superheroic action into the lives of young girls, and the show also brought them a line of action figures so they could battle their brothers!

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An Honest Trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Screen Junkies gave us Honest Trailers for The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug, and now finally, the Hobbit Trilogy finishes up with the Honest Trailer for The Battle of the Five Armies. Whew -it’s about time! -via Tastefully Offensive



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Robert Xavier Burden's Spectacular Star Wars Oil Painting

The 2015 Star Wars Celebration will be happening in Anaheim from April 16-19, and fans are gearing up for the fun. One of the many cool things that will be on display during the convention is San Francisco artist Robert Xavier Burden's beautiful piece of Star Wars-inspired artwork. According to Burden, he spent more than 2,000 hours over the last 18 months working on his oil painting, entitled “The 20th Century Space Opera.” 

The original is priced at $200,000, but Burden is also selling prints for $250 apiece. Click here to see an enlarged version of the art, and visit this link to see the painting broken into thirds and enlarged for an even closer view. Prints can be ordered directly from Burden here. 



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Dark Lord Funk

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Voldemort, the bad guy from the Harry Potter series, is out with his version of “Uptown Funk.” Elijah Thomas is Voldemort, and the cast includes musicians, dancers, and a group of cosplayers from Brigham Young University. The lyrics are at the YouTube page. -via The Daily Dot



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Princess Leia as the Starbucks Siren

The mysterious artist Sleevebucks doodles on coffee cup sleeves that he gets from Starbucks. The iconic Siren becomes the Bride of Frankenstein, Heisenberg, Maleficent, Snape, and other characters from popular culture.

I really like this one of Princess Leia that fits so well with the pre-existing shapes in the logo. It's appropriately called Café au Leia.

-via Landa Calrissian



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William Shatner Hints That He's a Brony


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In a recent Twitter exchange with a fan, William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk on Star Trek, hinted that he's a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.

He even has a favorite pony:

Shatner pushed back against a bronyphobe who showed up:

Welcome to The Herd, Captain.



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LEGO Jurassic Park

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This LEGO stop-motion video is an abridged version of Jurassic Park with all the major action scenes plus a few snarky bits of humor thrown in. The sets are huge and ingtricately-detailed, and the special effects are cool (note the skeleton in the electic fence scene). Paul Hollingsworth of Digital Wizards and his 8-year-old daughter Hailee started working on this project over Christmas vacation, and enlisted all their friends to contribute their talents. The story of how they did it is in the behind-the-scenes video. -via Metafilter



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The Ultimate Mod Skyrim Game

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A few years back, I wrote a Neatorama article featuring some of the weirdest and coolest video game mods out there. Many of the best mods were on Skyrim, which continues to be one of the best selling (and most epic) games of all time, but at the time, it seemed unlikely that anyone would be mad enoug to combine all of these outrageous mods to make Skyrim into an outrageous and hilarious world of mayhem. This video shows what happens when someone does just that. Be prepared for Thomas the Tank, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Master Cheif, Sonic the Hedgehog and more madness. 

Warning: Language is definately NSFW, but the commentary is utterly hilarious, so leave it on if you can get away with listening to that many curse words.

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