Castlevania NES level 1

The Castlevania series has some of the greatest video game music of all time.

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Sadrith Mora in Elder Scrolls Online

The announcement earlier this week that Microsoft has acquired ZeniMax sent literal shockwaves through the Earth’s core. It was as if everyone on the planet flushed their toilets simultaneously. Schumann Resonances shot off the charts from the absurd number of brain explosions, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re now inhabiting a tangent pocket universe because of it.

The news was that unexpected.

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Nintendo characters walk down a rainbow into the Super Game Boy

From the harrowing depths of Reddit comes this recently digitized Nintendo commercial from Australia, circa 1994. Look closely, and you might even notice the repurposed footage from Japan.

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Warning: The above video contains graphic melting of chocolate bunnies. Viewer discretion is advised.

It’s been thirteen years. Thirteen long years since my life changed, after seeing this video of chocolate bunnies being brutally melted by clothing irons, blow dryers, and heat lamps.

Let us never forget.

Two solar-powered Game Boys, one blue and one yellow

Researchers at Northwestern University and the Delft University of Technology are literally Playing With Power(tm). While the original big, bulky green-screened Game Boy could run from 10 to 30 hours on four AA batteries, these lab-grown versions run on solar and the power of your own button presses.

One caveat — the power only lasts about 10 seconds before stopping for one second, then continuing again. This means playing Super Mario Bros. might get a bit maddening. But Tetris? Oh, yeah, you can play Tetris just fine.

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Speaking of Halloween Wars, here’s a short clip from an old episode of Cake Wars — Season 1 Episode 6 — that just goes to show how hard it is to balance a 4-foot-tall stove cake with a frowning LEGO man on top.

And from the looks of things, the LEGO cake man knew exactly what was going to happen right from the very beginning.

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Well this is one of the most unusual things I’ve seen in a hot minute.

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Consider if you will…a Playstation Dreams creator called TheArmyOfDos has painstakingly recreated a number of Disneyland and Walt Disney World attractions, and one of them happens to be the Hollywood Tower Hotel Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror.

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YouTuber Goji Reviews gives us a quick breakdown of what could’ve been the most unusual Godzilla entry ever made: Godzilla Vs. The Wolfman (or 伝説の巨獣狼男対ゴジラ, Legendary Beast Wolfman Against Godzilla). Originally filmed in 1983, Godzilla Vs. the Wolfman has never been completed or released, so we’re left with only a spattering of brief clips and images.

Well, check it out.

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Some people don’t want a real cat. They want a spherical hairball with a tail. They want a Qoobo.

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Two weeks ago, my island vacation began.

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Between Oblivion, Morrowind, and Skyrim (and I’m currently poking around in Daggerfall), the Elder Scrolls series easily ranks at the top of my most played video games of all time. Just under that? Probably a weird tie between Final Fantasy and Unreal Tournament. I have eclectic tastes.

Unfortunately, these days I’m feeling a bit wary of the next Elder Scrolls.

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On Toho's Cinematic Universe Plans Beyond 2020

So far, America is batting about .500 with our Godzilla movies.

1998’s Godzilla starring Matthew Broderick was a monstrous swing and miss, few will deny that. 2014’s attempt fared much better, though I’ll still say I found it pretty dry.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters looks to mix things up in a big way, and yet I still have this tepid feeling about how Godzilla is handled by the West. Something’s missing.

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