Quality tweets from Headache Heroes. This shit probably only happens because we know no one’s looking.
Whoa! Today we uploaded our 100th(!!!) self-imposed videogame challenge! It’s been a long ride but these clowns are still honking along. Check out our new channel trailer/highlight video for all the FUN BUZZ. Here’s to 100 more!
P.S. Don’t forget about our new subreddit which has our full challenge list ready and waiting for your sweet clicks. http://www.reddit.com/r/HeadacheHeroes
Hi, I’m Matt. I’m a human being that likes videogames very very much. I believe that they’re the highest form of art. I like to see what happens when a videogame designer’s vision is bent and broken in humorous ways. My buddy Rocky likes that too. Sometimes we record our reactions to the bendiness I come up with for a variety of games and put it online. That’s Headache Heroes. It’s a thing I work on with pretty much every ounce of my heart and soul.
I like to think of this Tumblr as a small reprieve from having to constantly put up a shield or a persona or a mask for people in real life and online. That’s why I’m being all no-nonsense right now. That’s one half of me. The other half you can find on the show. He’s a clown. I love clowns. Clowns are real. I am real. Do you love real clowns?
Above is a video I cooked up to celebrate the release of our 100th challenge on Headache Heroes. I’m very proud of it because it represents over a year of endless note-taking, challenge testing, joyous moments of friendship, and above all, a distinct expression of love for videogaming that I certainly hope pours out of the screen every time you watch our show.
Thanks for watching kids. If you like us, please subscribe. Seeing that number go up ever-incrementally is always a nice boost and a reminder that other people are actually paying attention to what we’re all about.
Uploaded the entirety of my favorite videogame soundtrack ever to YouTube, Mamorukun Curse! (or Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta!).
See also: Yousuke Yasui, SuperSweep, George & Jonathan, Coda, Jake Kaufman, Ginga Force, Soundshock: FM Funk Maddness + Terrror
Never actually did one of these dumb things before but what the hey.
1 - Very first video game: Final Fantasy IV?
2 - Your favorite character: Mega Man
3 - A game that is underrated: Retro Game Challenge/Silent Hill Homecoming
4 - Your guilty pleasure game: Jetpack Joyride
5 - Game character you feel you are most like: I wanna say Assassin Prince from Towerfall Ascension but it’s probably just Hal Emmerich.
6 - Most annoying character: Zeke from Infamous, or that Joe Pesci fucker from Bayonetta
7 - Favorite game couple: Shovel Knight and Shield Knight
8 - Best soundtrack: Mamorukun Curse!
9 - Saddest game scene: The end of Lost Odyssey
10 - Best gameplay: DOOM
11 - Gaming system of choice: Not counting PC? 360
12 - A game everyone should play: Gone Home
13 - A game you’ve played more than five times: Final Fantasy VII
14 - Current (or most recent) gaming wallpaper: Washizuka’s Stage from The Last Blade
15 - Post a screenshot from the game you’re playing right now:
16 - Game with the best cut scenes: Deadly Premonition
17 - Favorite antagonist: Trevor from GTA V
18 - Favorite protagonist: Samus Aran
19 - Picture of a game setting you wish you lived in:
20 - Favorite genre: Action Platformer
21 - Game with the best story: The Last of Us
22 - A game sequel which disappointed you: Mighty Switch Force 2
23 - Game you think had the best graphics or art style: Super Time Force
24 - Favorite classic game: Ninja Gaiden II
25 - A game you plan on playing: Snatcher
26 - Best voice acting: Shenmue
27 - Most epic scene ever: Metal Gear Solid 4 http://youtu.be/j__22gj_tzY
28 - Favorite game developer: Square/Capcom/Konami pre-2003ish
29 - A game you thought you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving: Metal Gear Solid
30 - Your favorite game of all time: Shadow of the Colossus
Much like Indie Game: The Movie and Revolutionary Road, this episode of Nathan For You is one that I feel everyone in America should see.
Sigh…Polygon’s already on the downslope. It was sometime around E3 this year when they began a pretty clear shift in content and style.
Look, I know ya’ll need dem hits but really? “Packing a hellacious mullet?” Don’t make me adblock you.
This kind of shit is the reason I moved away from Destructoid - a site I read and proudly did not adblock for 2-3 years. Once I noticed their ads and content situation get out of control (i.e. Trash Central Station) I made the switch to a reputable and pretty damn forthright site, for a while at least.
Polygon still has quality features and the occasional in depth analyses but it’s not what it used to be. On top of that, Ben Kuchera is the Clickbait Queen and probably loves it.
Oh well, there’s always Kill Screen. They don’t bother with mainstream news too much and it can get a bit…dramatic over there:
This week Neversoft shuttered with finality, subsumed by Call of Duty creators Infinity Ward. Their legacy, then, isn’t as journeymen, working across sports and music and shooting games. It’s not even a single series of games, or a single game. It’s a single button, which, crystallized in time, allowed you to stretch into infinity. Or at least the next railing.
Hah. At least it’s better than fucking HELLACIOUS MULLET. Yick
I thought I loved you enough before with your realistic rendering of the outdoors, splendid geometry, and natural, subtle ambience, but then you showed me your console commands.
You allowed me to discover beauties like tcl, player.forceav speedmult ###, and of course tgm & tcai (my favorite combination).
And it turns out I can never love you enough.
With deep and unending gratitude,
God I love this game. Most of the dialogue choices available were pretty much identical to what I have said/would have said in coming out situations but my experience drops off with the whole “deranged parents treating you like a prisoner in your own family” thing. It’s a pretty sad story.