Tagged: funny

Unlock the land of cupcakes and rainbows in Diablo 3

Blizzard’s sense of humor shines through once again. A secret Diablo 3 level has been found. It’s dubbed Whimsyshire and makes fun of those who complained that the game was too colorful. It also harkens back to Diablo 2’s secret cow level.

As you have already understood by now, Whimsyshire is a bright green, happy cartoon world of ponies, cupcakes, fluffy clouds, rainbows, and other things that make me puke.

Check out the video below. This page on DiabloWiki explains how to get there.

Hitler Banned on Wii

If your last name happens to be “Hitler” then your parents must have really hated you. Nintendo hates you, too, as anyone trying to login to the Mii service using that name will be greeted with an error message saying such names aren’t allowed on the service.

However, if you really want to use that name on your Mii, try variations like ‘Lil’ Hitler’ or maybe even Hitlii.

TimeSplitters 4 Officially Revealed

Yes, the game has finally officially been confirmed: TimeSplitters 4 is in development at Free Radical Studios. It has been revealed via a small video that shows off the series’ trademark humor and parodies a recently released blockbuster game.

Nothing much is known about the game at the moment, but a small description on the site reads: “It’s funny, it’s frantic and it’ll do things you’ve never seen before! No, not naked girls, even better than that! We can’t tell you the details yet, the monkeys have a loaded banana pressed against our skull, but this game will take the first person shooter to gaming nirvana.”

People Shooter Released

Sending out the best parody announcement that I’ve ever read, XZIST Games announced People Shooter, a game where you shoot people committing suicide and learn “good Christian morals.” The game is described as offering a “disturbing mix of mindlessness and violence” and features “vast quantities of blood”, “quirky music”, “even quirkier sound effects” and “substandard 3D graphics.” It is also described as a “great anger release after a stressful day.”

The game is free to play, but expires after 6 launches. A registration key can be purchased for those wishing to endure the game.

Death of the Air Guitar

I’ll let the press release itself do the talking:

Friday 24th November/… Family and friends of the air guitar yesterday paid their final respects as it was cremated in an East London funeral parlour.

As the funeral party tearfully took their seats, a church organist and choir performed classic rock hymns such as ‘More Than a Feeling’ and ‘Heart-Shaped Box’. The guitar-shaped coffin was lead in by three female gothic pallbearers, and a rock vicar delivered an impassioned tribute to the once-great fictional instrument. Following the service, the air guitar coffin was cremated as a Slash lookalike played an emotional solo.

Mourner Anna Starr, 24, of South London, said: “There was not a dry eye in the house. The moving service really captured the spirit of the air guitar as it played its final note before ascending the ‘Stairway to Heaven’.”

The air guitar died this week as its 21st Century replacement was born: Guitar Hero II® for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, which hits stores today. Rather than pretend playing air guitar riffs using fingers and thin air, Guitar Hero II lets anyone look and feel like a true rock star. The video game uses interactive music technology and the Guitar Hero SG® Controller, modelled after the Gibson® SG guitar, to allow players to thrash along to more than 40 rock classics including ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’, ‘Freebird’ and ‘Message in a Bottle’.

Following the service, the funeral party moved to the wake, where the air guitar’s life was celebrated and remembered. Top rock artists White Rose Movement and LunarMile provided the entertainment, as the evening moved from a tearful wake into a raging party. Mourners then cranked up the volume as they rocked out to Guitar Hero II till the wee hours of the morning.

“The air guitar had a good innings,” added, Chris Tufnell, 23, St Albans, “but all things must come to an end. The fact is, there’s really no place for the air guitar any more in this PlayStation generation. Strap on your Guitar Hero SG controller and rock out.”

If that didn’t tickle your funny bone, these pictures from the event will:

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