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Cute and Creative Bingo Card Illustrations

Dirty knees, cup of teas, tickety boo. Not only does the 500-year old game of game have its own set of bingo lingo, several designers have put a twist to the traditional game by creating cute and original bingo card illustrations. Have a look at some of the creative concepts after the jump.

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PS4 vs. Barrett M82

Sony’s much anticipated PlayStation 4 sees its release in North America tomorrow but some users who have obtained early access to the systems through a Taco Bell contest have reported issues with their consoles. Of the 4000 Taco Bell winners, only 10 were reported defective. While they can claim on their warranty, we wager that Richard Ryan over at RatedRR won’t be able to do so, on the account of having executed a PS4 with an anti-tank rifle.

The tech assassin set his sights on the PS4 using a Barrett M82A1 .50 calibre rifle and recorded the destruction at 50,000 FPS. Do note that the video below contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing.

[via SA Gamer]

Street Fighter vs Plants vs Zombies

A challenger appears…on the lawn. In the category of “games we wish were real”, Nick Vaughn creates this most awesome mashup of Street Fighter and Plants vs Zombies.

Ryu and the gang need to use their spam attacks against the encroaching horde. As the wave swells, it seems the zombies are about to cure our heroes of a disease called life. Who alone can save them? Find out below in Street Fighter VS. Plants VS. Zombies.

[via @JoeyHiFi]

BioShock Infinite Characters as Cats

BioShock Infinite was fabulous. After much discussion about complicated string theory and the game’s ending (spoilers, obviously), an important question went unanswered…until now: what would the characters look like if they were cats?

Reddit user darijakarta drew darling feline versions of the Lutece twins, Elizabeth, and our hero Booker DeWhiskers. See them after the jump.

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Necrofantastic: The Dead Space Art Show

Isaac Clarke and his trusty plasma cutter return in the third instalment of Dead Space come February 8th (in EU territories, that is). While some consider it an evolution of a winning formula, others have voiced their concerns about the inclusion of micro-transactions and how the game may have moved away from its horror roots to become one of the best action games in recent years.

Despite the polarizing effect the game has had on reviewers, there’s no denying that the game’s content makes for wonderful fan art. Arty French site Geek-Art has teamed up with EA to host a Dead Space 3 art exhibition in Paris. From the teaser images posted by Geek-Art, it seems to be a colourful, comical, creepy, and weird look into universe of Dead Space. Have a look at some of the art after the jump.

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This Aperture Sentry Turret Wishes it Were a Core

It’s a thankless job being a sentry at the Aperture Science facility. One such turret wants a better life and uses its strangely melodic voice to express its dreams. Have a listen as it sings in the style of BeyoncĂ© in If I Were A Core.

The music video was created by Portal fan and graphics designer Harry Callaghan. His other musical experiments include a witty introduction to Aperture and a song by everyone’s favorite personality core, Wheatley. See those two music videos after the jump.

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Go Right: A Moving Tribute to 2D Platform Games

In this wonderful montage, YouTuber user RockyPlanetesimal captured footage from a slew of 2D side-scrolling platform games from past and present. Accompanied by “A Wild and Distant Shore” by Michael Nyman, Go Right pays homage to that old video gaming trope, when all else fails, go right.

[via Ufunk]

Report Back: Mass Effect 3 Launch Party

Thanks to some very nice folks up at Mweb Gamezone (thanks, @mwebgmz!), Kalahari.com (thanks, @kalaharicom!) and EA South Africa (thanks, @EA_southafrica!), I was fortunate enough to be invited to the launch event for Mass Effect 3 (the review will be coming your way soon!) on the 9th of March. The event was sponsored by Mweb Gamezone, Kalahari.com, Gamersgate, EA South Africa, Red Bull, Samsung, and Rectron. If you’re not one of the approximately fifty guests, PR people, press, and general VIPs who were invited, then here’s a rundown of what sheer awesomeness that you missed out on. Yes, I’m telling you all this to make you jealous.

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A Sentient Android is “Born” in Project KARA

Project KARA is a short film created by Quantic Dream. That name may be familiar to those who experienced the psychological crime thriller, Heavy Rain.

In this seven-minute short, the French video game company uses their new motion-picture technology and the processing power of the PlayStation 3 to create a story of a humanoid robot that is being assembled. Conversant in over 300 languages and designed to be a general house helper (and sexual companion if need be), a third generation AX-400 android is being put through some standard tests, it soon becomes apparent to the operator that there are some ghosts in the machine…

Quantic Dream are quick to downplay the talk that Project KARA may be a scene from an upcoming game. It’s reportedly just a tech demo.

[via io9]

Anime Ping Pong

It’s a common myth that all Asians know kung fu. Freddie Wong’s Kung Fooled certainly reminds us of that. This is also true for the game of table tennis, however when a friendly game between two Asians becomes heated, it quickly turns into a match of epic proportions. This is Ping Pong.

[via Stuff I Stole From the Internet]