Ladies & Gentlemen, A Kendrick Lamar – Super Mario Bros. Mash-Up!

Behold this awesome video game and hip-hop crossover, as Australian Soundcloud user victorylaptop takes the vocals from Kendrick Lamar’s “King Kunta” (from the awesome “To Pimp A Butterfly” album) and mixes them with the classic 8-bit theme of Super Mario Bros. It’s just…so…PERFECT. Also, of course this project needs an awesomely-bad punny title, so “Kendrick Lamario Bros.” it is. Continue reading Ladies & Gentlemen, A Kendrick Lamar – Super Mario Bros. Mash-Up!

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Check Out this Awesome WWE Old School 8-Bit Fan Art!!

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We here at The PractitioNERD enjoy when the worlds of art meet professional wrestling (see HERE and HERE), and this story is no different. Al Creed, a Canadian artist, uses a minimal, old-school (and very 8-bit) design technique to create unique, classic video-game inspired images of WWE and NXT Superstars. Here’s Al to tell you a little more about himself after the break. Also, yes, that IS Macho Man Randy Savage as Bonesaw from 2002’s Spider-Man on the top row, 2nd from the right. OOOOOH YEEEEEAH!!!! Continue reading “Check Out this Awesome WWE Old School 8-Bit Fan Art!!”

You Know What? I Want To Play District 9 As An 8-Bit Game, Too…

I’ve covered CineFix’s 8-Bit ‘game-ification’ of some of my favorite movies before (Happy Gilmore, Scarface & Captain America: The Winter Soldier), then their treatment of District 9 certainly fits, as it has some video game-like elements to it.  It goes without saying that this short video that adapts the film as an 8-bit video game is just perfect. Plus, I know I’d play the crap out of it! Continue reading “You Know What? I Want To Play District 9 As An 8-Bit Game, Too…”

TreeTowers Cancerous 8-Bit Sandler Wyatt Rap – WIRed #93

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It’s time for Episode 93 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses towers inspired by trees, the fight against testicular cancer, 8-bit Happy Gilmore and the Wyatt Family goes Hippity-Hop! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “TreeTowers Cancerous 8-Bit Sandler Wyatt Rap – WIRed #93”

What Would a ‘Happy Gilmore’ 8-Bit Brawler With Adam Sandler Look Like?

While the sequel to one of my FAVORITE NES games EVER — River City Ransom (a.k.a. “Downtown Hot-Blooded Story”) — is still in development, the talented group of people behind the 8-bit Cinema series became inspired by the classic Technos Japan NES beat ’em up, and created a crossover clip with the most obvious selection, the 1996 Adam Sandler film Happy Gilmore. Do you see that GIF. Pretty awesome, right. But I know you want to check out the full video, you can check that out after the break. But don’t worry; the price IS right….FREE! Continue reading “What Would a ‘Happy Gilmore’ 8-Bit Brawler With Adam Sandler Look Like?”

Cranes of Silicon Valley Primally Raging with Extreme Wrestling – WIRed #28

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Sometimes, half the fun is in failing. Thanks for that quote, Paul Heyman!  Anyway, this week’s haphazard episode of WIRed I discuss the usage of cranes in architecture, a PBS special on Silicon Valley, the scoop on Primal Rage 2, and the lowdown on an awesome indy wrestling show in Philly!   Continue reading “Cranes of Silicon Valley Primally Raging with Extreme Wrestling – WIRed #28”

I Cannot Wait for “Retro City Rampage”!

I love a variety of video games, ranging from the open-world “do-what-you-want-to-do” of Grand Theft Auto, the sidescrolling action of Mega Man, and the humor of Conker’s Bad Fur Day and Brutal Legend. What I also love is the recent trend of new games with the retro, old school, 8-bit graphical imagery such as the recent Mega Man titles (9 & 10), Tempura of the Dead, and Fez.  From all of that, it seems that Retro City Rampage — an upcoming downloadable action-adventure video game for WiiWare, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Windows — is right up my alley, plus it’s a parody of retro games and pop culture, including the popular Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series.   Continue reading “I Cannot Wait for “Retro City Rampage”!”

PBS Examines the Aesthetics and Culture of 8-Bit Art

Practically anyone who grew up in the 1980’s and early 1990’s *ahem* has some sort of relationship to, and/or memory of 8-bit gaming, whether it was because of the popular Nintendo Entertainment System, or the not-as-popular but still fun Sega Master System. Recently, PBS took a look into the distinct style of 8-bit in their latest video from their Off Book series.  The Evolution of 8-Bit Art gives viewers a look into the genre, including interviews with artists discussing their inspiration, motivation and challenges of working within the medium’s restrictions.  Continue reading “PBS Examines the Aesthetics and Culture of 8-Bit Art”