Donkey Kong Mash Up 8-Bit Art by Baznet

We are in love with video game artist Baznet who created these marvelous Donkey Kong mashed up with various video games, movies, and other pop culture references. See how many you can identify:

Sifl & Olly

Over ten years after going off the air, MTV’s sock puppet duo Sifl and Olly have made a comeback! The incredibly hilarious duo made me laugh a ton back on MTV and years later when I was able to find the episodes available online and catch up with the show. These new shorts are hilarious, with the most ridiculous content and songs ever. I cannot help but laugh every time I watch sifl & olly!

The cult comedy show has been revived as a webseries called Sifl & Olly Game Reviews that is currently airing on the Machinima YouTube channel. The series features the sock puppets reviewing video games; however, none of the games reviewed actually exist. A promo video for the series hit YouTube September 2nd 2012 announcing that eight episodes of the series will be coming out, with the first episode hitting the web on Sunday Sept 9.

Sifl and Olly began as a series of audio recordings made by childhood friends Liam Lynch and Matt Crocco, which Lynch later turned into a video greeting card for Crocco by acting out the audio with sock puppets. MTV UK commissioned a series of short station IDs with the puppets, eventually leading MTV in the US to pick up the show as a series.

After the series was cancelled, Lynch went on to release the hit single, “United States of Whatever,” which is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the shortest single to top the UK charts. He also directed Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic and music videos for Foo Fighters and “Weird Al” Yankovic. Crocco played with James Childs’ band Black on Sunshine and is a producer for several reality TV shows.

Video Games Keepin It Real

Video Games Keepin It Real

Who doesn’t love gaming? Almost everyone here was raised playing old school games in their Atari, Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo and I must say that it’s super awesome to see those games back in other ways.

One of these ways is through design! English designer, Aled Lewis, one of the most beloved artists out there took his shot on the concept of mixing games with photography, and I must say that result is awesome! His take is somewhat minimalistic, but very awesome nevertheless. For more of Aled’s work, please visit his portfolio at Behance. He’ll definitely enjoy it. Cheers! 😉

Toy Artist Turns “Hungry Hungry Hippos” Into “Hungry Hungry Koopas”

A toy maker with a love for turning video games’ finest into twisted creations has given a new spin to a classic board game.

Donald Kennedy of El Paso, Texas, aka KodyKoala, took a simple “Hungry Hungry Hippos” game and gave it a unique Super Mario Bros. twist.

“Hungry Hungry Koopas” takes four members of the evil Koopa family and pits them against each other in a battle to eat the most marbles.

Not only did he refashion the hippos into the Koopas but he also gave the toy toy a makeover as well. The outer shell of the game has a slick castle wall style look and the playing field has been transformed into a red and orange lava pit.

The coolest part is that you’ll be able to own it. Kennedy announced that he will sell the game at the El Paso Comic Con starting on Sept. 14 and then on his website if no one picks it up in person.

Mario & Luigi: Ghost Busters!

I was really hoping for a “There is no Princess. There is only Zuul” riff in this mash-up video. But the absence of that doesn’t stop this clip from being a pretty clever blend of Super Mario stuff and Ghostbusters moments. A giant Kirby as the Star Puft Marshmallow Man? Inspired.