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“At Doom’s Gate” Played on Eight Floppy Drives

In the right hands, a bunch of floppy drives can make some very beautiful music (see Phantom of the Floppera). YouTube user MrSolidSnake745 makes uses of eight floppy drives to recreate the music from the first map of the first episode of the venerable FPS title, Doom.

Check out the floppy drive version of “At Doom’s Gate” below.

Doesn’t that bring back memories? Hit the jump to hear the original piece of music.

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A Special “Shadow of the Colossus” Valentine’s Day Message

From Olly Moss, the man behind the wonderfully minimalist Star Wars posters and Resistance 3’s Saul Bass inspired artwork, comes a very special Valentine’s Day message. Moss based it on the events in a certain PlayStation 2 game by venerable game designer, Fumito Ueda.

Moss tweets, “I made this dumb valentines thing for the girl” but anyone who has experienced the love and loss in Shadow of the Colossus will surely empathize with the message. It lies in wait after the jump.

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World in Motion: A Skyrim Time-Lapse

We’ve seen our fair share of time-lapse videos here at Onelargeprawn. We’ve been treated to the amazing vistas from the American southwest, bright city lights, majestic night sky panoramas, and even views of our world as seen from space.

The time-lapse video featured today has all wonderful shots that we’ve become accustomed to, but it is not of this earth. It is in fact set in the northern realms of Tamriel, a fictitious continent created by Bethesda Game Studios for the critically acclaimed action-RPG title, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. And in their latest epic video, Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry takes a scenic trip through the snowy tundras, pine forests, and jagged mountains of Skyrim. There is even an aurora to be experienced along the way. Have a look at Skyrim: World in Motion below.

You can watch the video in high definition at Eurogamer.

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Retro Warfare

Created by and starring Andrew McMurry, Retro Warfare is a funny little short that has our real life hero fighting off enemies from classic video games. Does McMurry make it to the end of the level or does the game have the last laugh? Find out below.

McMurry has shot other films including real life games of Metal Slug and Super Mario Bros., and in another, show how a minecrafter would deal with a zombie attack. See those short films after the jump.

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The Birds Of Anger: A Video Game Horror Film

As part of the their Epictober Film Festival, G4tv has created a set of three video game-related horror films. The Birds of Anger, directed by Gregg Bishop, takes the immensely popular mobile game Angry Birds and transforms it into a rather disturbing tale. Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 horror masterpiece The Birds, Bishop’s 8-mintue short film tells the story of the the Bacon family who are paid a visit by their neigbour, Anne. The unwelcome guest has brought them a basket of eggs and has unwittingly ruffled some feathers. See The Birds of Anger below.

The other two Epictober films include twisted takes on Mario Kart and Duck Hunt. See those horror flicks after the jump.

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Hilarious “Game of Thrones” RPG

You may have heard the chiptune remix of the Game of Thrones opening theme and wondered what the game would be like. College Humor takes a stab at it.

Complete with elements from typical dungeon crawlers, this hilarious animation tells the happenings in season/book one of the excellent Game of Thrones, as if it were a 16-bit role-playing game. Be warned, there is some foul language, sexual content, and plot spoilers if you have neither seen nor read about the seven kingdoms.

[via +Anja van Staden]

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We Review: rAge 2011

Your favourite gaming reviewer (that’s me, by the by) went to the 2011 rAge expo at the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg this weekend.

I got a good look at some of the most exciting up and coming games for the next few months, and even got hands on with a few of them, where I was able to kick, punch, hit, and beg my way to the front. Hit the jump to find out what went down at the event.

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Pixel Video Game Characters

It’s not the first time illustrator Michael B. Myers Jr. (DRAWSGOOD) has worked with pixels portraits. He has already created a series of pixel renderings of popular Star Wars characters and various comic book super heroes. In his latest set of posters, Myers Jr. has drawn five pixel video game characters created for a gamer community, High Score Society.

Despite their simple blocks and colours, these badass video game characters are instantly recognizable. Have a look at them after the jump.

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Awesome Gears of War Fan Art

Gears of War 3 has been met with universal acclaim, garning an average of 91 on metacritic. The two previous titles in the series have netted near perfect scores too, with the first Gears of War standing out as one of the most epic third person shooters available on a gaming console.

The people who play it love it and recently deviantART held a content, Gears/Artists United, that asked its members to capture the essence of Gears of War in the form of wallpaper.

The first prize was set at USD 10,000, a Gears of War 3 limited edition console, and deviantART swag. The competition ended on September 28th, with 100 semi-finalists having been chosen by deviantART staff. Have a look at some of the fantastic submissions after the jump.

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Onelargeprawn Goes to rAge 2011

Good news, everyone! Most of you South African readers will probably be aware that rAge, the Southern African video game expo, is going to be happening this weekend. Happy for you, Onelargeprawn.co.za will be represented at rAge 2011. Well, not the Lord High Prawn himself, sadly for you fans of His Prawniness, but his loyal lackey. And we won’t have a stand, sadly (we’re simply not that big), but you will find me wandering around, taking notes, taking pictures, and taking an opportunity to meet any and all who are going to be at the Coca Cola Dome this Saturday. If you see someone on the show floor who looks a lot like this [ed: don’t you mean precisely like this?]:

then come say hi, introduce yourself, and we can chat about…well…pretty much anything. Also, if I happened to have upset you with one of my reviews, please don’t hit me. I’m sure we can come to some agreement. Feel free, also, to follow me on Twitter, because I’ll be tweeting from the event (not that every other blogger in ZA won’t be, but anyhow!)

Hope to see you there!