175 posts tagged gif
Cute Mario Kart racer GIFs ⊟
If you open up a bunch of browser windows and load one of these GIFs in each, you can line them up and move them around, pretending their racing and passing each other while making your own sound effects. Great way to spend your afternoon, or get fired after you’re caught goofing off at work.
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I keep watching this Lucina and Captain Falcon fight ⊟
I thought for sure Wii Fit Trainer was going to be my new main when Smash Bros. releases, but today’s trailer has me considering Lucina and Robin (I can’t remember the last time I picked a male character as my go-to in a fighting game?). Watching this over and over might also push me to picking up Fire Emblem: Awakening again and finally completing it.
Final Fantasy Explorers looks great ⊟
We got our first look at Final Fantasy Explorers, the MonHun-ish 3DS action RPG with Final Fantasy classes, in this morning’s Nintendo Direct. I picked out some choice bits from the trailer to make GIFs out of, but you can watch the full presentation here.
The game releases in Japan this winter. Nope, we don’t know anything about a Western release yet.
Kids react to Game Boy ⊟
You can watch kids giving their impressions on the antiquated handheld right after the break. It’s what you’d expect — young’ns flabbergasted by the old tech and surprised it was ever able to find success.
Even going into it expecting the worst, I wasn’t prepared for how much it would hurt when one of the teens dismisses the Game Boy with “It’s not like there’s going to be any amazing games on it.” Had to walk a few circles around the room, fists clenched and muttering to no one in particular, before I could convince myself not to tool up and roll out.
The video (GIF is via Fried Rice Sunday, by the way):
Gunvolt's concept in a GIF ⊟
Inti Creates tweeted this quick animation to demonstrate its approach for the upcoming 3DS eShop release: “The concept of Gunvolt is ‘High-Speed & High-Tension.’ When you kill the enemy does not stop you.”
We neglected to post it last week, but the developer also uploaded a game systems intro video for Azure Striker Gunvolt — watch it here if you also missed the four-and-a-half-minute clip.
How awesome is this Captain Toad GIF ⊟
It’s from Paul Robertson, the GIF/pixel-master whose work we’ve extolled in Mercenary Kings, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game, and other fine titles with impressive sprite animations.
I don’t know why we don’t have a million posts about Captain Toad; it was easily the Wii U game I was most excited about at E3. It’s not slated to come out until the holiday season, but I’m contemplating putting in my preorder now.
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Wait, some of you aren’t digging the new Zelda game’s look? ⊟
I’m surprised to see how many people are upset over Link’s feminine design or the game’s overall aesthetic. This all looks gorgeous to me! This official art is wallpaper-level, and I could stare at these GIFs (via Anthony) all afternoon.
Anyway, the Wii U game is expected to release some time next year, and is pitched as “the first truly open world in a game from the series”.
I love this FOE’s attack in Persona Q ⊟
This Demon’s muscles are just straight-up knocking out people. The GIF comes from a new clip Atlus put out for Japan showcasing the game’s FOEs.
There’s also a clip that demonstrates map making in Persona Q. Yup, that sure is Etrian Odyssey-esque. Persona Q releases for the 3DS in the U.S. this fall.
Nintendo WiFi Connection not quite dead ⊟
Nintendo set today as its execution date for the DS and Wii’s online services, but hackers have found a way to keep the ol’ Connection alive. There’s now a private server where you can grab DLC for DS games (like Dragon Quest IX) and even play multiplayer on a selection of titles (including Mario Kart DS).
The catch is that you’ll need a digital copy of each game to patch (preferably one you’ve backed up yourself using homebrew tools). And you’ll also need the appropriate devices to play those back-ups on a DS or 3DS. But, hey, I’m not going to let that stop me from making and sharing this ridiculous GIF.
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New Adventure Time game announced for 3DS ⊟
Developed once again by WayForward (published this time by Little Orbit instead of D3P), Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom will release for 3DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC/Steam this November. No Wii U or new-gen versions, as far as I can tell!
Unfortunately, this is not the online multiplayer version of Drop Ball we’ve all been clamoring for. Instead, it “introduces a classic top-down action adventure experience and puzzle-solving element to the franchise, reminiscent of early high fantasy console games.”
"Players take on the personas of both Finn and Jake as they navigate through the eponymous kingdom - a mysterious unexplored region in the Land of Ooo," Little Orbit adds. "They will discover hidden secrets by exploring all corners of a new kingdom created exclusively for the game and encounter never-seen-before characters and creatures."
Still unsure why they just don’t make Drop Ball — it’d be an automatic hit, and would take over the eSports scene.
Amazon has discounted Kirby Triple Deluxe to $29.96 ahead of the 3DS game’s May 2 release. I’ve heard the game is really, really, really good, and I promise you I’m seriously not just saying that because we attach referral tags to these Amazon links. People are calling this the business, and part of that business is cowboy Kirby whipping a big ol’ walrus butt (GIF via Manolizer!).
Ahead of the Game Boy’s 25th birthday (it debuted in Japan on April 21, 1989), USgamers Jeremy Parish published a magnificent retrospective on the handheld. It’s a great tribute to the underpowered portable and its father Gunpei Yokoi, and I’m not just saying that because JC and I contributed a handful of words to the piece! Go read it here.