This year saw some of the greatest reader-created images in the history of the Kotaku ‘Shop Contest. Now it’s time to bring it all home. It’s a year-end mash-up, y’all. I’ll get the butter.
Here’s a colored tattoo commission done by professional artist Jayson Hotchkiss. It’s a Mario-Indiana Jones mashup titled “The Temple of Shroom,” and it is gorgeous. The crappy GIF doesn’t do it justice, so make sure to look at the full-res version below—and here for more of Hotchkiss’ work. (via XombieDIRGE)
Would you look at that. Turns out the uncanny valley works both ways.
It takes a lot to make a Smash Bros. crew, Kirby Ness and King Dedede too. Oh yeah, this is happening.
Not everyone gets to ride inside the anime's titans, and we can't crunch people in half with the video game's giant mechs, but in both cases we would if we could. Polariscalls this video a mash up, but it just feels like natural progression to me.
There's no reason that McMaNGOS should have mashed up the theme from Angry Birds and the Beastie Boys' 'Intergalactic'. Except that it works surprisingly well.
Uhhhhhhh wait a minute. I have a question about this. This'll just take a second, bear with me. Um: What?
Video game soundtracks have been around for more than three decades, if you count back to the doomp-doomp of Space Invaders. This mash-up video created by Ithaca Audio folds in bits of audio from Tetris, Street Fighter and Sonic next to tracks by David Bowie, Michael Jackson and the old-school Doctor Who theme. And…
YouTuber/animator avemagnadude mashed together a few concepts from Assassin's Creed III trailers, but there's a distinct Gladiator feel here, too. Did you pick up on it?
The other day, I thought to myself: "I've been working at Kotaku for nearly a year and not once have I brought up the band Black Flag and the game EarthBound in the same post." Then I thought to myself, "You know what I should do? Fire up Photoshop and make that a reality."
Etsy is just chock full of gems like these mashup style posters by Robert Mangaoang. Making sense of two themes mashed together is a little delightfully head scratchy.
In Pac-Man if you were trapped by two ghosts, all you could do was jiggle the joystick and hope the pattern backed one off at the last minute. In PacMan Portal, you can just fire at the wall, slip through, and get back to chompin'.
So what's going on with Grand Theft Auto V? Very little, aside from a couple of screenshots and some analysts reading tea leaves and thinking it'll be out by April. A bored Internet public already has recreated the Grand Theft Auto V teaser trailer within the original San Andreas and then in Liberty City (since…
Illusive Man as Cohaagen, Miranda as Lori, Liara as Melina. And Shepard as Quaid. This is the audio from Total Recall's 2012 trailer and visuals from the Mass Effect trilogy, by an outfit called Node Studios. They've done three other mashups of recognizable trailers since June; this is probably the best of the four.
Announced back in August, Mari0—a full game of Super Mario Bros. played with a Portal gun—has released, and it offers way more than what its premise suggests. The game just became available minutes ago by its makers, StabYourself.net
Kotaku reader Maxwell passed along this wondrous mixture of old and slightly less old without any sort of source, so I'll just assume it sprang forth from the unspoken desires of gamers everywhere.