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Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” Gets Some Chiptune Love

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Daft Punk’s lead single from their album Random Access Memories has received a lot of love from the Internet. The Daft Train got rolling, the late king of pop made an appearance on the track, and there was an incident with some chickens.

“Get Lucky” just got some 8-bit loving in this wonderful chiptune cover by YouTube user, Floating Point.

If you like it, you can download the MP3 from here.

[via @kristycarrot | High5 Daft Bros.]

We Review: Wizorb

We’ve seen some fairly strange video game genre mashups happen, and they’ve had various amounts of success. Just when I think they couldn’t jam more genres together, the folks at Tribute Games manage something I’ve not seen before: the mixup of an Arkanoid game with an 8-bit RPG. Does it work? Let’s find out.

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Spritely 8-Bit Movie Posters by Eric Palmer

Nostalgia never goes out of style and the love for all things 8-bit seems unbounded. For April Fool’s this year, Google showed off Google Maps for NES, an 8-bit layer that turned the world into a Nintendo-themed landscape. That love for 8-bit, NES, and the movies is certainly evident in the works of spritely graphic designer Eric Palmer.

Palmer illustrates the characters and themes from popular modern flicks using a minimal colour palette and classic Mega Man game sprites. Have a look at his retro 8-bit posters for Star Wars, 300, V for Vendetta, Kill Bill, and more after the jump.

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Play This: Revenge of the Zombees

I don’t like bees. I’ve been stung on the nose and on the foot (not at the same time), so I keep a healthy distance for the bastards. They’re capable of ruining a perfectly leisurely picnic (the nose incident) or a walk on the beach (the foot fiasco). Thank goodness I haven’t met the killer variety.

The devastation that bees cause is clearly seen in Revenge of the Zombees. In this side-scrolling game from Adult Swim, it seems that a top secret zom-biological research facility has been conducting experiments on bees, and the tyrannous little buggers have escaped. You control this swarm of badly bee-haved insects as they go on a rampage, devouring people and cows, flattening buildings, and swatting superheroes and military choppers out of the sky.

The game warns of explicit 80s-themed gore and heavy metal violence, and takes place in four distinct settings. Hearing the sounds of the alarmed cows as they are engulfed by ravenous bees is half the fun. Play Revenge of the Zombees at Adultswim.

[via Lazygamer]

Game of Thrones: An 8-Bit Theme Remix

As opening credits go, the one to Game of Thrones is quite the spectacle. The music is equally stirring and a number of people have remixed the opening theme to good effect. Roger Lima strummed a rocky cover of it, and YouTube user Brennesselano played the tune on his piano. And now comes another variation of the opening theme, this time in the style of the old 8-bit chiptunes. Check it out below.

If you’d like to download the MP3, the creator, Digitapp, has made it available on his website.

[via Geekosystem]

Secret Mortal Kombat Fatalities Are Disturbing

The month of April sees the release of the ninth installment of the popular series, Mortal Kombat. While fans look forward to inflicting all manner of brutal harm upon their enemies using their favourite MK characters, Machinima has uncovered footage of some fighters who auditioned for roles in the game but didn’t quite make the cut.

From a cannibalistic Pac-Man to a road-raging Toad, Machinima’s Mortal Kombat Secret Character Tryouts shows the fatalities of these retro, 8-bit characters. Check it out below.

[via Kotaku]

Game On: Cute 8-Bit Safe Sex Ad

In an effort to promote safe sex amongst horny teenagers, the “Leicestershire Teenage Pregnancy Partnership” in the United Kingdom has commissioned a cute 8-bit public service advertisement.

In the style of Super Mario Bros and Mega Man, our hero wants to get his “game on” but his princess will not let him into her castle without the prerequisite special item. This video follows his attempts to procure said item. See how it turns out below.

So there you have it. Have fun, play safe, and stay away from the mushrooms.

[via IdeaBounty on Twitter]

Delectable 8-Bit Meat Diagrams

Illustrator Jude Buffum takes a look into the gaming world quite unlike anyone we have seen before. While artist Mads Peitersen paints the anatomy of gaming peripherals (360 controller, PS3 controller) in an eXistenZ kind of way, Buffum draws some gaming characters as if there were tasty meats available for purchase at your local butcher’s shop.

His 8-bit meat diagrams are detailed in the different cuts that can be gained from the creature and in some cases he offers suggestions for accompaniments to go with the meat. For example, while both Koopa meat pairs well with red wine and a serving of carnivorous vegetables and mushrooms. Have a look at Buffum’s series of meat diagrams after the jump.

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We are the Robot Rirates

Pirates are generally reviled but you’d be hard-pressed not to love the Robot Pirates. Created by lawlolawlstudios in collaboration with Songstowearpantsto.com, this humourous little piece is about a bunch of mechanical menaces sailing the high seas of an an 8-bit world. Yo ho ho and a Bottle of RAM.

[via habit47]

Trucker’s Delight

This is a tad bizarre and totally NSFW unless you’re happy with co-workers watching scenes of extreme tongue wagging, defecating, free-fall sex, and a colonoscopy by airplane.

Truckers Delight, by French electro group Flairs, is about the fantasies of a lonely truck driver and they’re brought to life in this cheeky/vulgar animated pixel art music video. It’s directed by Jérémie Périn who says this: “Think Spielberg’s Duel + Russ Meyer’s Faster Pussycat Kill Kill! and Marc Dorcel’s wildest fantasies.” You may also recall references to some of the 8-bit video games you played as a child.

[via Drawn!]