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Awesomesauce | Real Life GoldenEye 64

Sadly I don’t own my N64 anymore, but love reminiscing about the day of playing Super Mario 64, Banjo Kazooie, and GoldenEye 007 64. It was one of the first games that really got me into action games, first-person shooting, and just being the ultimate badass. Like seriously, how much cooler can you get than James Bond?

GoldenEye 64 was notably one of the first-person shooters, and it’s has held great significance throughout the years in gaming. I can’t even begin to recall how many times they have brought back the title; it seems as though they are constantly reviving it and attempting to make it better. But the original is such an iconic classic, it just doesn’t need to be brought into the next generation. I like it being old school. I’d say the only way you can bring it into the next generation is if you do a real-life version, which is exactly what YouTube Warialasky  decided to do.

As gamers, we’ve all experience vehement frustration in having to cooperate deal with NPCs (non-playable characters for those not adverse in gaming references.) Sometimes the NPCs are easy to work with, but sometimes they can just be an annoying hassle. It’s like, why must this character even exist? Well the team over at Alasky understands this frustration, and in their real-life GoldenEye 64 video they remind us gamers how much we hated escorting Natalya around. She was just so useless! And then when you did need her to move, she got in front of you in the middle of action and you accidentally killed her (that’s what happens in the video.)

The video isn’t one of those high quality productions that we’ve been seeing on YouTube lately, but it’s still a great video that was spurred from innovative frustration. It’s surely a cool tribute to the classic N64 game GoldenEye 007, so check out the video below & enjoy a few laughs while reminiscing about how much Natalya got on your nerves.

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

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Awesomesauce: Super Mario Beads 2

Yeah, I’m team Ps3, but for life I will always and forever be a fan of Super Mario. It’s just one of the most epic-awesomesauce games ever created! It may not be complex with a bunch of shooting, but it’s strategy will have you wanting to thrust the controller across the room. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve thrown my controller, then sulked across the room, picked it up, and spent another few hours in a haze of tedious concentration, infused with anger, followed by the joy of seeing the adorable toadstools.

Super Mario N64 is probably my favorite of all time, but I do love the classic Super Mario Bros. as well. It’s such an iconic character when it comes to gaming, so it’s nice that it will be a reference that will never get old. Man, I can’t even imagining having kids way down the line and trying to explain to them who Mario is. Wow, that’s going to be interesting! I’ll just have to immerse my kids in a gaming history lesson and explain to them that toadstools are the cutest characters ever incorporated in a video game. Or, maybe I’ll just sit down and show them a bunch of viral videos that show how epic Mario is.

If I had to choose a viral video that shows how awesomesauce Mario is, then I’d be a fool not to show Super Mario Beads 2. Have you guys seen it? It’s the latest viral sensation in the gaming/technology community right now. It’s basically a stop-motion video made by Marcus and Hannes Knutsson, and it thrusts Mario into the real world environment. It’s an exuberant video that includes the iconic Mario theme song, and it just inspires me to continue being creative. I love when people have abstract ideas and bring them to life. Watching this video inspires me to go pick up my camera and start actually filming my television show idea. I must create! Perhaps I will even dabble in some stop-motion, but I doubt it would ever be as epic as Super Mario Beads 2.

Check out pure awesomesauce below. Dude, you can’t ever go wrong with stop-motion and Mario. When it comes to creativity, anything Mario related doesn’t have to abide by the laws of nature. Imagination is totally free to run wild, especially if you throw in some adorable toadstools!

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com