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I would think twice before stomping on that goomba! These Super Mario Bros. enemies look they belong in an entirely different game, maybe something the Umbrella Corporation created or a resident of Silent Hill. These darker takes on the baddies were made by Mike Puncekar. If you like creepy things (and I know you do), check out these reimagined Pokemon (you probably don’t want to catch these). Click on images in gallery to enlarge.
I featured Marques Cannons Pin-Up Video Game Girls back in August 2010 before I started Picture of the Week and I knew that one day I’d have to bring them back and feature his Video Girls Series again because I loved them so much! Marques is also the first artist I interviewed for PotW and I hope to interview more of the artists I feature whenever possible. Kratos is definitely my favorite reinterpretation!
Converse Japan wanted to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved and massive Super Mario Bros. franchise so they shacked up with Nintendo and birthed these nostalgic gamer kicks. The full title is a mouthful, “Super Mario Bros. x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 25th Anniversary Collection”, or you can just call them Mario Chucks for short.
“How many people are you willing to step on to get what you want?” There have been quite a few Super Mario Bros. live action re-imaginings but this one I actually like. Oh and then there was that actual live action Super Mario Bros. movie… but we won’t talk about that. Mario was produced and directed by Joe Nicolosi for this year’s SXSW Film Festival. “At most of the major film festivals, cute little mini-shorts run before each screening. These shorts, called bumpers, usually focus on the theme of that year’s festival. Sundance bumpers often focus on the independent spirit or…
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Here’s a fun video that Freddie Wong freddiew created with the self-explanatory title “Mario Kart in Real Life!”. There’s been quite a few Mario Kart in real life videos but this is by far my favorite. The friendly racing game seems to be much grittier when recreated in a real life situation. I would have loved to see a spiked blue shell blast someone away right before they cross the finish line. And a lightening bolt would be nice too, but now I’m just being picky. What I do like is how Lakita/Freddie Wong (the video creator) slowly picks up…
Aled Lewis (Fatheed on Flickr) transported your favorite old school video game characters into the real world in some impressive photo manipulations. I get a special kind of nostalgia whenever I see old school video game characters. Chris Hardwick wore his Doctor Who/Back to the Future shirt on The Late Late Show! Check our his Flickr and website AledLews.com he also has a bunch of other great geek related art. (All titles and text below are from Aled’s Flickr) Gorilla In The Mist aka: Kong of the Jungle. The reason he was so mixed up was because he was missing home….
This PotW are two of my favorite things, Super Mario Bros. and Doctor Who. This Mario/Dalek Mashup is titiled “Thats-a-Mine” and is made by Herky and it was featured on Threadless. Check out Herky’s geek saturated art on his Flickr page Lucky1988. [SourceGeeks are Sexy and Threadless]