EverQuest 2 is up to something…

Giant enemy crabs seem to have fused with the Pringles Man in EverQuest 2. Don’t believe me? Well, try to deny the evidence you see below:

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Here we have your typical every day crab. He looks nice and completely docile. What happens, however, when you combine him with this?

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The Pringles Man. One of the surliest fellows you’ll ever have the displeasure of coming across.

Here is the end result!

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It’s pretty obvious what’s going on here. We’re onto you, Sony.

Because nobody asked for it…bad gamer tattoos!

I’m not here to judge anybody. Well, maybe I am, but hidden here behind the wall of Internet anonymity, I feel the need to call some people out for their poor decision making. There are things in life that you do that you later regret, and I have pretty much no reservations in saying that each and every person you see below will at some point wish they hadn’t permanently defaced their bodies. So, without further delay, here are a few of the worst gaming tattoos you’ll ever see.

Note: There’s no nudity, but by nature of what tattoos are there will be plenty of skin, so I’m putting the images (after the first one) below the fold. Those at work can decide if their comfortable or not with the amount of skin for themselves. Get past the jump, however, and you’re in for a real treat!

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“It’s so bad!” He said it, not me. Wait, actually, the tattoo itself said it. So we have two possible scenarios here, either the guy thought that the Power Glove was so terrible and laughable that it deserved a shoutout on his arm, or else he thought it was so bad (bad meaning good) that it deserved a shoutout on his arm. This, my friends, is just plain bad (you figure out what I mean).

By the way, I know it’s a quote from The Wizard, I’m just having some fun.

Click the link below for more! You know you want to.

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Gaming Setups Hall of Shame – Part Three

I’m probably going to take some crap for this, but I think it’s worth it. Before I dig into this piece, let me explain my methodology for choosing those found in this piece. Every once in a while you’ll see a message board thread inviting the community to share their gaming and/or home theater setups. Eager forum users time and time again step up and post their pictures while proudly stating, “this is my setup!” Well, if you’re going to put yourself out there, I’m going to be the jerk that saves your picture, shares it with an audience, and ridicules each and every one of your missteps. To be fair, however, I don’t make fun of people for having poor setups due to financial constraint; everybody is judged according to how well they did within their financial means.

Note: I’ll be adding to this as the need arrives. If you find worthy submissions, email them to me at jar155 [at] gmail dot com.

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Ok, now I figure somebody that’s capable of travelling into the future to buy a 360 and making it back to 2003 would be more capable of a sensible setup. How does one even play this thing? Unless you’re 50 feet back from the screen, you’re going to have a sore neck in just a few short minutes of gaming. That’s just problem number one. Number two: THERE IS MORE STUFF CRAMMED IN THERE THAN IN ALL OF CHINA! I mean, I’m glad that he has several highlighters to choose from when needed, but the rest is a bit excessive. Problems three through fifty are your challenge to discover. It’s like Where’s Waldo, except for that nothing is hidden.

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Gaming Setups Hall of Shame – Part Two

I’m probably going to take some crap for this, but I think it’s worth it. Before I dig into this piece, let me explain my methodology for choosing those found in this piece. Every once in a while you’ll see a message board thread inviting the community to share their gaming and/or home theater setups. Eager forum users time and time again step up and post their pictures while proudly stating, “this is my setup!” Well, if you’re going to put yourself out there, I’m going to be the jerk that saves your picture, shares it with an audience, and ridicules each and every one of your missteps. To be fair, however, I don’t make fun of people for having poor setups due to financial constraint; everybody is judged according to how well they did within their financial means.

Note: I’ll be adding to this as the need arrives. If you find worthy submissions, email them to me at jar155 [at] gmail dot com.

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I really hope this is a case of a clever photoshopper playing a joke. What’s the point of buying a $600 console capable of 1080p resolutions only to hook it up to a TV that Goodwill stores wouldn’t even try to sell? Seriously, this TV probably predates videogaming itself. I don’t even know how the guy managed to make the thing display on that set. I suspect this guy and the Radio Shack employees a few blocks away became good friends. Possibly even friends with benefits, I don’t know.

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Gaming Setups Hall of Shame – Part One

I’m probably going to take some crap for this, but I think it’s worth it. Before I dig into this piece, let me explain my methodology for choosing those found in this piece. Every once in a while you’ll see a message board thread inviting the community to share their gaming and/or home theater setups. Eager forum users time and time again step up and post their pictures while proudly stating, “this is my setup!” Well, if you’re going to put yourself out there, I’m going to be the jerk that saves your picture, shares it with an audience, and ridicules each and every one of your missteps. To be fair, however, I don’t make fun of people for having poor setups due to financial constraint; everybody is judged according to how well they did within their financial means.

Note: I’ll be adding to this as the need arrives. If you find worthy submissions, email them to me at jar155 [at] gmail dot com.

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Surround sound only works if, you know, it SURROUNDS YOU. Unless this gamer is planning on pressing his nose against that LCD display, there’s absolutely no possible way that he’s going to benefit from a 5.1 system. In fact, it’s going to sound as confusing as all get out when footsteps that should sound like they’re coming from behind come from in front of you and up in the air. Ridiculous. This is like that time when I thought I’d be clever and use a bar of soap to wash my hair instead of shampoo so I could just start at the top and work down. Well, actually, it’s nothing like that, but both things are pretty stupid. At least my decision was recognized and never repeated. This chump actually is proud of what’s going on in the pic above.

The madness continues after the jump…
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Halo 2 (PC) delayed because of partial nudity?

Next-gen is reporting that Halo 2’s delays can be partially blamed on nudity. Yeah, that’s right…nudity. Apparently an error code in the game was accompanied with the picture of a man mooning a camera. It’s nothing graphic, but after the infamous “hot coffee” debacle that landed Rockstar in so much trouble, Bungie isn’t taking chances with the ESRB or with headhunting lawyers like Jack Thompson.

Original story found here: Next-gen.biz 

This is some seriously messed up stuff

It’s being reported that Sony threw a rather interesting party to promote God of War 2 in Europe. According to witnesses, the party featured men dressed in skins, topless women, and a goat that was beheaded and partially consumed raw. Seriously. Witnesses say that the goat was beheaded and that attendees were invited to reach into the goat to pull out its innards to eat.

You can check out the full report via Joystiq here: Sony’s God of War 2 Party

Who thought this up? Who thought that this would get any kind of attention that could be deemed even remotely positive? Remind me not to show up at the Sony party to promote the next World War II shooter or the next Grand Theft Auto. I don’t want to think about the danger I could be in at one of those.