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83 Bizarre Video Games + Viral News for Die-Hard Gamers

— November 16, 2008 — Tech
Who knew that video games and gamer culture in particular were so widespread? As the sheer number of articles in this cluster shows, the fascination with video games goes well beyond traditional geekery.

The modern video game requires a fair amount of skill; parents who grew up playing Pong are probably blown away by the recent virtual musicians created from the ‘Rock Band’ and ‘Guitar Hero’ era.

Parents no longer need worry that their little gamers have bleak career opportunities: Speed-talker Yahtzee has made a name for himself and his frenzied video game reviews online, and there’s even a professional video game league called Major League Gaming.

Check out more bizarre video games and viral gamer news below.

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Frenzied Product Reviews
Frenzied Product Reviews
Yahtzee's ‘Zero Punctuation' for Gamers
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Animated Evolutions
Animated Evolutions
30 Years of Video Game Consoles
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81
MTV "Rock Band" Video Game Launched & It Rocks (UPDATE)
MTV "Rock Band" Video Game Launched & It Rocks (UPDATE)
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80
Video Game Olympics
Video Game Olympics
The Digital Games China 2008
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79
Mobile Gaming
Mobile Gaming
Gamers Safely Cram Xbox Live into Their Ride?
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78
China to Track Identities of Online Gamers
China to Track Identities of Online Gamers
Communism Protecting China's Youth?
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77
Video Game Spoofs
Video Game Spoofs
Grand Theft Auto for Yuppies by Conan O'Brien
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76
Plastic Instruments to Replace Real Ones?
Plastic Instruments to Replace Real Ones?
Rock Band
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75
Targeting Casual Gamers
Targeting Casual Gamers
Nintendo Overlooking Hardcore Players
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74
Timely Video Game Marketing
Timely Video Game Marketing
Brett Favre In Jets Jersey on Madden '09
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73
Killer eBay Auctions
Killer eBay Auctions
The $16K+ Gamer Case Mod
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72
Nerdy Marriage Proposals
Nerdy Marriage Proposals
Geek Hacks Video Game to Pop the Question
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71
Real Guitars for Gamers
Real Guitars for Gamers
The Zivix "Z1" for Rockband & Guitar Hero
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70
Magical Drink for Gamers
Magical Drink for Gamers
Mana Energy Potion (For Real!)
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69
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
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68
The Scion Five Axis Speedster Concept
The Scion Five Axis Speedster Concept
Every Gamers Dream Car
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67
Play while Working Out
Play while Working Out
Gamercize Exercise Pod
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66
Comic Book Video Games
Comic Book Video Games
Batman Arkham Asylum by Rocksteady
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65
Gamer Gut Shot Vest
Gamer Gut Shot Vest
TN Games Let You Feel Impact
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64
Video Gamers As Spies
Video Gamers As Spies
Hidden Recruitment Ads
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63
Exercise-Fuels Interaction
Exercise-Fuels Interaction
Gamercize Sport
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62
Nintendo Game Sells For $9,000 on eBay
Nintendo Game Sells For $9,000 on eBay
Parents Against Marijuana Bid on Guitar Hero III
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61
Real Rock Band Uses Plastic Instruments
Real Rock Band Uses Plastic Instruments
Guitar Zero's
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60
Ice for Gamers
Ice for Gamers
Tetris Ice Cube Trays
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59
Lego Video Games
Lego Video Games
Virtual Worlds Recreated With Lego
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58
Video Game Needlepoint
Video Game Needlepoint
Subverted Stitched 70s Scenes
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57
Top 6 Grand Theft Auto Posts
Top 6 Grand Theft Auto Posts
Viral Video Games
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56
Special Drugs For Gamers
Special Drugs For Gamers
FPSBrain
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55
Knitting for Geeky Gamers
Knitting for Geeky Gamers
Mario Scarf
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54
Video Game Footwear
Video Game Footwear
Nintendo Right in your Sneakers
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53
Prescription Video Games
Prescription Video Games
Sony PSP Ad Portrays Games as a Dose of Fun
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52
Midpoint Between Guitar Hero and Guitar Lessons
Midpoint Between Guitar Hero and Guitar Lessons
The E-Z Chord Kit
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51
Election Video Games
Election Video Games
Super Obama World
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50
Geeky Dropouts
Geeky Dropouts
Kid Drops Out of High School to Focus on Guitar Hero
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49
Circular Dual Keyboard for Hard Core Gamers
Circular Dual Keyboard for Hard Core Gamers
Wolf King Warrior XXtreme
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48
Virtual Learning from Musical Icons
Virtual Learning from Musical Icons
MTV to Produce Interactive Beatles Video Game
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47
Food-Fueled Video Games
Food-Fueled Video Games
The Tomato Soup Battery
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46
Olympic Video Games
Olympic Video Games
Sega Beijing 2008 Olympics
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45
Video Games for Safe Driving
Video Games for Safe Driving
Allstate Advocates Senior Gamers
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44
Retro Mods for Gamers
Retro Mods for Gamers
The Space Invaders Keyboard
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43
Street Style Video Games
Street Style Video Games
Pop Cutie! Street Fashion Simulation
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42
Gamers Renting Movie Theatres (UPDATE)
Gamers Renting Movie Theatres (UPDATE)
Private XBox Parties at Cineplex
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41
Starcraft II Revealed
Starcraft II Revealed
Gamers Are Drooling
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40
Guitar Hero Goes Mobile
Guitar Hero Goes Mobile
Guitar Hero Carabiner
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39
Video Game Handcuffs
Video Game Handcuffs
Sony PSP Ad
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38
Video Games for Boomers
Video Games for Boomers
Mamma Mia and SingStar ABBA for PlayStation
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37
Video Game Controller Belts
Video Game Controller Belts
Nesbuckels
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36
Geeky Cutting Boards
Geeky Cutting Boards
Space Invaders Chopping Block
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35
Video Game With Real Cars
Video Game With Real Cars
Initial D Arcade Machines Very Life-Like
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34
Geeky Guinness Records
Geeky Guinness Records
World's Best Guitar Hero Player
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33
Big Band Video Games
Big Band Video Games
Guitar Hero Aerosmith (Part 2)
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32
Wannabe Rockstar Games
Wannabe Rockstar Games
'Rock Band' Lets You Live the Rock Life Without Rehab
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31
Political Video Games
Political Video Games
Obama and Sarah Palin as Mercenaries
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30
Political Ads in Video Games
Political Ads in Video Games
Obama Billboard in 'Burnout Paradise'
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29
Video Game Board Games
Video Game Board Games
Nintendo Monopoly
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28
Retro Movie Recreation
Retro Movie Recreation
Athletes Recreate 'Risky Business' for ‘Guitar Hero'
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27
Gamer Dining Tables
Gamer Dining Tables
Pong Table
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26
Humanized Video Game Characters
Humanized Video Game Characters
Niko Bellic from Grand Theft Auto IV
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25
Racing Seats For Gamers
Racing Seats For Gamers
Consoles Get Comfy
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24
Retiree Wii Gamers
Retiree Wii Gamers
The AARP Life@50 Expo
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23
Bathroom Decor for Gamers
Bathroom Decor for Gamers
Tetris Tiles
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22
Offensive Video Games
Offensive Video Games
‘Fat Princess' Outrages Feminists
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21
Play Guitar Hero On Your T-Shirt
Play Guitar Hero On Your T-Shirt
The Guitar Hero
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20
Nerd Art Paintings
Nerd Art Paintings
Based on Video Games
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19
Girlie Gamers
Girlie Gamers
Aly and AJ Rock Band Guitars
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18
Touchscreen Guitar
Touchscreen Guitar
Modified Guitar Hero 3 Also Has Magnetic Switch
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17
Real Life Nintendo
Real Life Nintendo
Video Game Characters Superimposed in the Real World
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16
Custom Rock Band and Guitar Hero Instruments
Custom Rock Band and Guitar Hero Instruments
ArtGuitar Controllers
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15
Luxury Desserts for Gamers
Luxury Desserts for Gamers
The Katamari Wedding Cake
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14
Sarah Palin Video Games
Sarah Palin Video Games
Political Gamers Rock their Vote
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13
Live-Action Classic Video Games
Live-Action Classic Video Games
Pac-Man The Movie
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12
Arcade Cabinet / Kegerator Hybrid
Arcade Cabinet / Kegerator Hybrid
The Gamerator
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11
Rockstar Supermodels
Rockstar Supermodels
Heidi Klum in Her Underwear in 'Guitar Hero' Ad
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10
Torture Games
Torture Games
Online Video Games Getting More Violent
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9
Edible Video Game Art
Edible Video Game Art
Super Mario Wedding Cake
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8
Untooning Video Game Characters
Untooning Video Game Characters
Bowser Gets Real
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7
Glamorization of Video Game Characters
Glamorization of Video Game Characters
10 Hot Gaming Characters
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6
Pregnant  Video Game Heroines
Pregnant Video Game Heroines
Fable 2 for Xbox 360
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5
Dressing As Video Game Heroes
Dressing As Video Game Heroes
Slobs Of Gaming Costumes
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4
Geek Pumpkins
Geek Pumpkins
Jack o' Lanterns for Gamers
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3
Porn Inspired by Video Games
Porn Inspired by Video Games
World of Warcraft Inspired Whorelor
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2
Video Game Fashion
Video Game Fashion
Cosplay Imitates Anime and Video Game Characters
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1
10 Body Modifications for Serious Gamers
10 Body Modifications for Serious Gamers
Nintendo Tattoos
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