And you thought you were the best at toilet humor: Codemasters has announced that it has signed “The Turds” – their first free casual game that resurrects the “cult character” brand.
The publisher has signed a deal that will see The Turds starring in a series of free web games developed by Pilot Interactive. So what exactly are The Turds?
The Turds are a collection of roguish comedic characters born from the best of toilet humour. The Turds satirise known characters from film, entertainment and sport, such as The Bogfather, Freddy Pooger, The Turdinator, Wayne Pooney, and characters from history, including Shat the Ripper, Brave Fart, and, of course, Adolf Sh*tler . Pacemaker UK’s range of The Turds figurines, posters, and soft toys has fast established a multi-million business with a loyal fan base that has been extended internationally.
Donkey Pong and The Adventures of Rimdiana Jones is now live for those who will not be offended by the following bits of text:
Donkey Pong And The Adventures Of Rimdiana Jones sees plopular action hero, Rimdiana Jones, and agent Marilyn Muckroe, on a search for the legendary fartifact, the Lost Arse. However, disaster strikes: Marilyn is captured by giant ape-sh*t, Donkey Pong, and is to be sacrificed to a mysterious giant turd, worshipped by the lost Pongo Tribe.
Can Rimdy get his gal back and find his Lost Arse? To rescue Marilyn Muckroe, help Rimdy jump, run, climb and smash his way to the top of each increasingly difficult level. Watch out for those evil Islanders and pray your nostrils don’t catch a blood curdling wiff of the mighty Pong!
Yes, that’s the new name of Nintendo’s Revolution console. Let them do the talking:
As in “we.”
While the code-name “Revolution” expressed our direction, Wii represents the answer.
Wii will break down that wall that separates video game players from everybody else.
Wii will put people more in touch with their games … and each other. But you’re probably asking: What does the name mean?
Wii sounds like “we,” which emphasizes this console is for everyone.
Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak. No confusion. No need to abbreviate. Just Wii.
Wii has a distinctive “ii” spelling that symbolizes both the unique controllers and the image of people gathering to play.
And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd.
So that’s Wii. But now Nintendo needs you.
Because, it’s really not about you or me.
It’s about Wii.
And together, Wii will change everything.
The reaction has been largely negative. CNN’s Chris Morris spoke with Nintendo marketing VP on the name change; he also spoke with IGN, while the company’s PR Manager spoke with Game Informer. On Gamespot are reactions from various industry analysts.
Making fun of Wii is just too damn easy. I think I’ll pass.
Some kid and his sister gets a Nintendo 64 as a Christmas gift… and freaks out. Screaming? Check. Scratching at box like kittens? Check. Hyper-active antics? Check.
OMG! Microsoft stole Xbox 360’s design from Dell! Someone notify the authorities!