It's been 20 years since Kirby first blew his way onto the gaming scene and into our hearts. Join as we pay tribute to Nintendo's superstar cream puff in our countdown of his greatest adventures...
There are some undeniable badasses in the world, kicking butt in the baddest and assest of ways. Take Final Fantasy X's Auron, for example: a smooth-talking, shades-wearing, longcoat-rocking snarker who can wield a huge sword with his one good arm. He is a badass, and nobody can deny it. With that perfect storm of cool, he has nothing to worry about. Other characters aren't quite so fortunate. They might not have the stylish clothes, the husky voice or tough, asskicking grit of a badass, lacking even the basic swagger found in an Auron, a Master Chief or even a Kratos. With poor dress sense, bad attitudes and physical imperfections, these characters are doomed to a life without badassery ... or are they? Perhaps not. There are some characters who struggle through their myriad flaws to become something more, something better. Something truly badass. They don't look like they should be, but they most certainly are...
It's the first Game Music of the Day since E3 2010 closed its doors, and to further celebrate the announcement of Kirby's Epic Yarn we're heading way back to the pink puff's very first adventure - before he was even pink, actually. Two way-back songs inside!
Updated story! Some game characters never speak. But what if they could talk? We opened it up to Facebook and the forum and here are the results
We’ve all had our fun spotting recurring elements in games. So many kidnapped princesses! So many spiky-haired antiheroes! But why the constant repetitions? Are developers that lazy? Or could games, in their transition from high-score one-upmanship to narrative medium, have tapped into the basics of mythic tropes?
Fact: random things are funny. Without spontaneous bouts of unpredictability, we wouldn’t have treasure troves of humor like Family Guy (now entering its eighth season), Picture is Unrelated and, of specific interest to us, the Videogame Name Generator.
It's Friday, which means its time to enjoy your eyes and ears with another of our creatively daring videogame music film mash-up megamix things. This week we give Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs a good going over with a classic old-to-the-school Kirby tune. Thought the Reservoir Dogs soundtrack couldn't get any better? Watch the video and think again friends. Take it away, Mr Blonde...NOTE: This video is intended for parody purposes only.
How much do you love Kirby? If your response lies anywhere above "a little, I guess," then Super Star Ultra is a must buy, period. None of its 16 minigames would fair well alone, but as part of an all-Kirby-all-the-time package, they create a cutesy compilation too robust to miss.