• Pokémon Infinite Fusion
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    Pokémon Infinite Fusion – the ROM with 99,225 possible combos

    The Pokémon fusion memes going around might get a bigger boost with this 2015 ROM hack. In The Ghost of Maiden’s Peak (IL020), a Gastly created a Pokémon fusion that has stuck with me to this day: Venustoise. A Venusaur and a Blastoise combined. It has never featured in any official Pokémon or Nintendo media but it did spawn a multitude of fan-created fusions. Fast forward a few years and web developer Alex Onsager created a Pokemon Fusion generator, allowing fans to create their own unique combos. Venustoise lived on (even if the face looked less refined). In June 2019, a Tumblr user named ijustreallylikeeevee created a post offering a…

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    Sellout Video Games with Peanut Butter Gamer

    Product placements are one thing but plastering games with sponsors is another. In 1988, a film called Mac and Me was released to wide criticism. It flopped at the box office, critics panned it for its cheap imitations of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and it won two Golden Raspberry Awards. It even has a 0% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But one of the worst things about it was the obscene amount of product placements from McDonald’s and Coca-Cola. The fact MAC was the alien’s name as a poorly veiled nod to the fast food restaurant and Ronald McDonald made a cameo (earning him a Worst Star Golden Raspberry award) was…

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    Create Your Own Retro Emulator Out Of An Old Device

    Got an old device lying around you don’t use? Why not turn it into a gaming device? Credit to Rebecca Finn who posted this awesome idea on The Retro Future Community page on Facebook. Although her original idea uses a phone, it can work on a tablet too. It’s also worth noting this is for Android only as iPhones would need to be jailbroken and you can’t install new firmware and OS’s in the same way. Get an old phone/tablet Perform a factory reset Register with a throwaway Gmail account Update the phone to the latest ROM (if you install LineageOS, you can skip Step 3) Update the apps you…

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    The Funniest Pokémon Video I’ve Ever Seen (starring Leonardo DiCaprio)

    Well, sort of. You’ll see what I mean… (Spoiler warning: if you want to watch the whole series of Mr Talent and Shadypenguinn’s Rival Locke 4, don’t read this article.) I’ve been a big fan of the Rival Locke series since I discovered it in 2017. It helped me through some rough times and I’ve been watching ever since. The fourth series started a few months ago on Pokémon Black and White and finished last month with Mr Talent winning his third in a row. It was a tumultuous series for both players, with numerous resets and legendaries spoiling everyone’s fun. Let’s just say it was white out galore on…

  • 5 Video Game Rumors That Eventually Became Real—From Killer Cows to Sheng Long
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    5 Video Game Rumors That Eventually Became Real—From Killer Cows to Sheng Long

    Let’s head to the lighter side of gaming, shall we? Over the years, there have been many video game rumors—too many to count, really—and they range from the absurd to the highly likely, though they almost-always remain just that: a rumor. In some cases, though, the developers behind the games cannot help but indulge their loyal fans and give back to them by making those rumors a reality. To highlight five of the best instances of this, the team at VGFacts put together this helpful and humorous video. Within the clip, you’ll surely see some of your favorite rumors come to life, and chances are you have probably already experienced some…

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    Carcassonne & Chill: A Medieval Board Game From Germany

    Get your chain mail ready for some medieval gameplay with Carcassonne, the German tile-based game set in pre-15th century France. Before a few months ago, my favourite board games were Monopoly and Scrabble. The former usually takes about 2-3 days to finish and the latter tests your vocabulary and ability to annoy your opponents by taking the coveted triple-word scores away from them. But that all changed when my partner introduced me to a game called Carcassonne. The German tile-based game sees you build up terrain with each tile, placing your pieces (called followers) on certain tiles, whether they be fields (known as farms), buildings, cities and lots more. You…