Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who introduced the world to Super Mario — died this morning of pneumonia at a hospital in Japan.
yamauchi was stone cold motherfucker who build up nintendo with his cunning business tactics and influenced video games as an entertainment industry more than any other single individual and should be acknowledged as a defining force of popular culture over the last 50 years
to put his most recognizable accomplishments bluntly
- if it werent for him nintendo would still be making childrens playing cards
- mario, donkey kong, zelda, metroid, pokemon (some of the most exemplary and influential game franchises of all time) and more wouldnt exist
- nintendo itself wouldnt even have be there to intervene in the video game crash of the mid eighties and with the NES
- and without it video game consoles would no longer exist in the western hemisphere as we know them
he was also one of the 500th richest people in the world, owned the seattle mariners baseball team and designed the iconic famicom (NES) based on the color of his favorite scarf
a million more things could be said but if youve ever played a video game period its been touched by his contributions in some form or another
and if youve ever enjoyed a video game that means hiroshi yamauchi is someone you should thank
A view inside my head
Litchi Faye Ling cosplay done by Yasemin Arslan
(Source: Yasemin Arslan Fanpage)
Photographed by Silenceral and SmokyPixel at PAX 2012
What did I do with my day? Well…. This is me playing Mortal Kombat naked. This happens often.
What did you do with your day?
Model: Paoletta P. Pasi
Photographer / Production: Cesare Marino
Makeup and FX: Michele Salgaro Vaccaro
Originally seen on cosplayblog but I had to make a new post with more photos because, well, look at her!
"Hot Jessica" https://www.facebook.com/HotJess
I hate college towns.
Correction: I hate going to bars in college towns.
See, I’m not an idiot, I know that I’m no Suzy Cheerleader,
I’m no Trophy wife material,
But I know that I’m pretty,
And when I go out I like to dress to the nines,
But I am sick of the chads and ryans,
the sandal wearing motherfuckers,
the frat bros or.. bras…or whatever they call themselves anyway
hitting on me.
See, I like to go out dressed to the nines,
But I want a guy who fantasizes about Seven Of Nine.
I love Nerds.
So instead of going out,
I’m at home, cruising the internet dating sites, the chat rooms, the blogs,
I’m hitting up karaoke, the arcades and Game spot.
I want a man who can kick my ass at halo,
and doesn’t mind if I dance around in my pajamas to the TRON Theme song.
No, don’t talk dirty to me,
Talk NERDY to me.
I wanna integrate e to the x with him,
cuz goddamn it I’m a jedi in lingerie.
During foreplay we’ll play Magic: The Gathering
And I’ll make him harder than Chinese algebra.
That’s right. He’s gonna Insert his disk into my hard drive,
cuz baby, I got enough memory to save him under file spank bank.
He’s the dungeonmaster of our bedroom.
It isn’t the size of his penis, but the size of his comic book collection that’ll make me wet.
I wanna peer into his four eyes while we hammer out string theory.
I wanna Hear about how his level 75 blood elf mage pwnd the alliance noobz in a raid on Southern Kalimdor.
I want him to be so awesome that his head shines like a goddamn beacon so the unannointed might know where to gain their sustenence. yea, verily yea.
Forget paying a cover to go dancing, we’ve got Dance Dance Revolution hooked up to our hacked Xbox 360 elite.
Afterward, We’re gonna hop on the internet and have hot, dirty cyber sex on a mux.
We’re gonna fall in love while we’re kicking ass during the zombie apocalypse.
I want a man who functions on caffine, does his christmas shopping on thinkgeek.com and runs linux.
Forget house parties, we’re hitting up LAN parties.
He’s gonna know that Batman is way cooler than Spiderman and Superman combined,
and pirates always beat ninjas. ALWAYS.
His facebook profile will list Lord of the Rings, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Trilogy, The Gor Series, and the Dragon Lance series as books that changed his life.
And Movie night?
We’re air popping popcorn and watching Cowboy Bebop, The Movie.
Until I meet him,
I’m calling up the geek squad like it’s a phone sex line,
Cruising the internet cafes,
Waiting for one nerd to rule them all,
Waiting for my nerd in shining 1080i. (Come ON. I have to be interlaced)
And when I finally find him,
all my base are belong to him.
The best way to play Borderlands 2
(for the more obtuse among you, this means that borderlands 2 sucked, hence the sceenshot of Borderlands 1)
One of my favorites, some of my cosplay deviant fans have probably seen it, but to all the new tumblr followers, Enjoy Topless Tuesday!