I play a lot of video games and I watch a lot of horror movies, but I never realized how many qualities some of gaming’s most iconic characters share with a few of our favorite horror film psychopaths. Kirby Krueger may be my favorite of the bunch, because it’s so obvious that it kind of bums me out I never saw the connection until now. If you’re more of a visual soul, Dorkly has you covered.
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Forgive me if you’ve seen these already, but I haven’t, and they tickled me in the best way possible when I stumbled across them earlier today. These are 8-bit Fatalities created by Flickr user StevenLefcourt that merge old school games like Super Mario and Pac-Man with the hyper-violent finishing kills of the infamous Mortal Kombat franchise. They’re hilarious and definitely worth a look if you haven’t seen them yet.
Sometimes, when playing a game, I have to sit back and scratch my head because I suddenly realize that my weapon is not only absurdly overpowered, but is also a little bit on the ridiculous side. Like, laugh out loud ridiculous. Like, laugh out loud, point at the screen, call my pals and dish ridiculous. So I gathered some of my favorites and compiled a list of my 10 Overpowered And Ridiculous Video Game Weapons for all of you. Check it out below and let me know if I forgot any! READ MORE
There are some who say the horror genre is dying, or that it’s lost its mainstream appeal as video games continue to force their way into the pantheon of “accepted” forms of entertainment, right alongside music and films. I say that’s a load of crap. The horror genre isn’t dying, we’re just not recognizing many games that are actually far more terrifying than the scariest Silent Hill or Fatal Frame could ever hope to be. Here are ten games that are supposedly fun, quirky, or in some cases, adorable, when they’re actually horrifying.