1996: the year of both classic FPS Quake and of the famous viral video of a dancing virtual baby, which spawned an equally famous GIF that was emailed across offices around the world. Joshua Skelton, lead artist on first-person rogue-like Delver, has now combined the two, as you can see above.As he says in the tweet, it's not all about getting the babies into the game: he's creating a tool to convert GIFs into in-game sprites. It's apparently quite simple to pull off. "I just renamed baby.spr to soldier.mdl! The Quake engine treats 2D sprites and 3D meshes (and 3D maps!) generically as models and they can (mostly) be used interchangeably," he says.Another Twitter user replied with an important question: what if you shoot your grenade launcher at the babies? Thankfully nothing, Skelton says: they just keep on dancing.My money is on a smiling Robert Redford making it into the game next. … [Read more...] about Somebody has turned the famous dancing baby GIF into a Quake sprite, and why not?
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Without music, games wouldn't quite be the same. Silent moments don't have quite the same poignancy as those backed by killer beats and struck piano keys, crazy brass, breezy woodwinds, and the sweet fury of stroked strings on violins, guitars, and more? From the primitive but expressive soundchips of 1980s consoles to the full instrumentation available to game musicians today, video games have been producing original tunes that defy classification. These are the best video game soundtracks--original jams, no licensed music--in history.Persona 4Shoji Meguro is a wild person. Attempting to mix jazz, old school midi game soundtrack style, J-pop, rock, and hip-hop all in one place simply shouldn’t work. In the hands of another musician, Persona 4’s soundtrack would sound like a discordant nightmare. Instead, it’s as effervescent as an autumn breeze running through the streets of Inaba. Battle themes like “The Almighty” have all the cheesy rock glory of … [Read more...] about The 25 greatest video game soundtracks of all time
Thanos is Fortnite’s newest playable character, but all people want to do is make him dance. Even Polygon. Thanos dancing — or Danceos as I like to call him — has also become the latest obsession for video editing wizards. The concept is simple: Take dancing Thanos out of his Fortnite home, and place him in various scenes from Marvel movies. The addition of Fortnite’s Thanos to the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems obvious, but it doesn’t take away from its ludicrous hilarity. Watching Thanos eat popcorn as the Avengers stand in the middle of New York City during Loki’s invasion — an attack that Thanos himself ordered — is totally absurd. Thanos is an attraction. His time in Fortnite is limited, and that makes players want to seek him out immediately. He’s a hulking figure who’s nearly impossible to ignore, and players want nothing more than to soak in his entire presence. Like one Redditor, who posted an in-game image of a … [Read more...] about Fortnite’s dancing Thanos is being edited into Marvel movies by fans
We all love the Mii Channel music. We’ve all heard it used as the background music to a number of quality videos and memes and what have you. But never before have we seen it become the subject of its own dance challenge — until now, courtesy of the slowly trending #WiiChallenge. The way the #WiiChallenge works, based on its seeming inventors and professional dancers Kida the Great and Jabari Timmons, is that you choreograph and film a dance routine to that classic beat. Kida tempts people to participate by arguing that “you can dance to anything” — as if the Mii Channel music hasn’t already proved itself to be jam music time and again. Whatever. Kida and Jabari’s dance is freaking fantastic. Def the best original Mii Channel-scored video I’ve ever seen. The #WiiChallenge is taking some time to catch on, but Instagram already has nearly 200 people using the hashtag to show off their own moves. There are some other good ones already, … [Read more...] about #WiiChallenge makes the Mii Channel music a hot new dance trend
There are unsurprisingly a huge amount of Ready Player One Easter eggs to be found in Steven Spielberg's adventure movie. Based on the book of the same name, the film follows the adventures of pop-culture obsessed protagonist Wade Watts (whose “Gamertag” is Parzival) as he escapes into a pop-culture obsessed virtual world named Oasis. The film’s plot follows Wade uncovering the secrets and mysteries of this virtual escape, as he and millions of other individuals hunt the creator of Oasis’s Easter egg that he left in the game right before he died (which if found, allows someone to inherit the Oasis and half a trillion dollars worth of shares for the company behind Oasis). It’s an exciting and simple premise, one which the movie uses to its advantage, allowing the story and characters to take a front seat surrounded by a cacophony of mass-market icons. Representation is found with film, toys, and video games, though we'll be focusing on the … [Read more...] about Ready Player One Easter Eggs: Every Video Game Easter Egg in the Film