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The Gameloft Live Friend List Thread

March 10th, 2013 by


What good is playing a social game if you have nobody to socialize with? Building a town is simply more fun with friends. You could say it’s magic!

Here’s the deal. Gameloft makes a number of social games, but none of them use Apple’s GameCenter. Unless you’re fond of adding strangers to your Facebook friends, you may be having trouble finding neighbors.

Casual games are more fun with friends. Find new friends and collect rewards!

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Glitched Speed Run in 22:38 with Explanations

March 9th, 2013 by

This is some of the straight-up craziest shit I’ve ever seen. I don’t know if it’s because Ocarina was a first-gen polygonal game, but it’s glitchy as hell, though some of those exploits took over a decade to discover. They’ve all culminated in this video, which is the fastest recorded live speed run of the game, using glitches and not getting 100% of the items.

Note: There’s a 99.99% chance that observing the level of nerdiness of the people in this video and the information shared will make you personally feel like less of a nerd, regardless of how you generally regard yourself. But then again… who’s the bigger nerd? These people, or you for watching them?

Yeah, you’re right — they’re the bigger nerds.

Thanks to Delta Attack reader Casey H. for sharing this.

Roles for strong women in games

March 8th, 2013 by

Apropos of nothing, we present a few examples of roles for strong women from a handful of our favorite video games.

Leaving home, getting revenge, living a good life


Fire Emblem opens with Lyndis in her yurt, biding time and sharpening her sword, having escaped the slaughter of her family and tribe by bandits. She sets out with a couple of goofy knights-errant, is recognized as the long-lost child of royalty, gets a magic sword, reunites with her grandfather, unravels a plot involving an evil general, and resolves the plot by cutting said evil general to manicotti-size chunks with her magic sword.

Then what? Well, depends on how you played the game. Maybe she enjoys the new life she’s found in the castle. Or maybe she takes her lover and rides back out to the plains, to re-establish her tribe.

Anita Sarkeesian Delivers The First Episode Of ‘Tropes vs. Women In Video Games’

March 7th, 2013 by

Finally, the very first in a series of videos analyzing the tropes of women in games has arrived, putting the classic ‘Damsel in Distress’ under the microscope and exploring the abundant examples of how the trope is employed.

The long-awaited video was produced by Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency and funded through a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, much to the chagrin of butthurt dwellers worldwide.

The N64 Controller Of Your Glossy Dreams

March 4th, 2013 by

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Normally, the word “beautiful” and the N64 controller have nothing to do with each other, but this ultra-lacquered piece of sexy plastic most certainly bucks the trend. God I just want to lick it.

More custom controllers can be seen at the artist’s deviantART page, and they’re every bit as shiny.

Custom NES themed N64 controller [~zoki64]

Confirm Your In App Purchase

March 2nd, 2013 by

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As much as this makes me chuckle, it also makes the corner of my eye twitch at the thought. If IAP ever gets this bad, then stick a fork in this done ass shit. INDUSTRY FATALITY.

Super stoked about EA’s new Mortal Kombat game for iOS! [r/gaming]

A Five Minute L.A. Noire Blooper Video. No, I’m Not Kidding.

February 28th, 2013 by

This L.A. Noire gag reel is equal parts creepy and amusing, and its very existence prompts a number of serious questions. Firstly, why? Also… well, I guess that’s about all I’d want to know, honestly. Anyway, this slice of blooperdom serves as an incredible reminder of how crazy the facial motion-capturing was in that game.

Syrian Wednesdays: The Finest In Bootleg Game Covers (Week 3)

February 27th, 2013 by

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Another week, another excuse to explore the terrifically bad art of Syrian Games. I mean that in the most endearing way possible, of course. Whoever Syrian Games employs for making their game covers is truly a Photoshop genius of our time. Without further ado, here are our picks for the last week of February: