For starters, check out this totally sweet 8-bit style Smash Bros, put together by CJartan at Deviant Art.
I think that was pretty neat. Next up, Bennet Foddy's Speed Chess. You may remember Bennet Foddy from such hits as 'QWOP' or the sequel 'Clop.' If you don't remember him, that is fine, but you should probably check those games out, preferably with someone around to laugh with you.
The story with Speed Chess is that Bennet Foddy thinks Chess is too slow, and thus he created a new version of chess that plays in real-time. Also, there are 16 players. Interested yet? It's certainly worth a look.
Well, here's the thing: It's actually designed for 16 players, all plugged into the same console. 16 controllers, can you believe that? How silly. I hope he decides to make an online version.
Alright, we can't play Speed Chess. Even though it sounds like fun. Maybe in the meantime we can just read this Cracked article about mini-games that people developed within other video games. Avoiding the Kamikaze mushroom in Mario 64 sounds like fun! Cracked really has come a long way from being a poor man's MAD magazine.
Speaking of mini-games. One time there was a site dedicated to Underdog games at Kongregate. I always like to see people sticking up for the little guy. It's too bad the site stopped updating in 2008. I remember those innocent years. Before Indie Gaming was a huge industry, and Steam was still an upstart. Just sifting through Kongregate, looking for something worth playing. Finding plenty of five to ten minute interesting plays.
Oh, the old days. So, I'm no Sonic the Hedgehog fan, but I can respect the content of this next article. It's written by a die hard Sonic fan about a hidden level in a Sonic game. This level was featured in a preview story about the game, but was not actually included in the published release. But that didn't stop die-hards from searching and spreading rumors and writing in. It's a cool story, for which I can put aside a deep grudge against Sega. Sonic did have cool art, afterall.
Finally, I'll leave you with this sweet little comic. Go ahead and click the picture to read the whole thing. Brought to you by JPBruneau and OwlTurdComics.
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