#1 Edited by MEATBALL (3820 posts) -

So the internet (mostly GAF) has been producing some pretty amazing videos and gifs of Luigi being stone cold (along with various other great Mario Kart gifs). Thought we could use a thread dedicated to those that you've seen and loved and your own contributions.

Here's my own contribution, shoddily shot off-screen with my iphone 4.

#2 Posted by Sanj (2661 posts) -

That first video is amazing.

But yeah I'm loving MK8.

#3 Posted by Legend (2695 posts) -
#4 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4761 posts) -

Best use of Luigi ever

#5 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11869 posts) -

The Year of Luigi NEVER ENDS!

#6 Posted by Nightriff (6025 posts) -

That's my boy Luigi, taking everyone down one shell at a time.

#8 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1746 posts) -

That GIF benefits so much from the timing of his smile.

I enjoyed this one quite a bit:

#9 Posted by Brodehouse (10431 posts) -

TURN DOWN FOR WHAT

#10 Posted by Corevi (6795 posts) -

Is there no built in record and upload function? That sucks.

#11 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@corruptedevil: There is. Not sure why people are using phone videos.

#12 Edited by MEATBALL (3820 posts) -

It's because the only option for YouTube uploads are the full highlight reels and you can't implement the game's fantastic slow-motion. So if you're all ghetto and don't have a capture card you're stuck using your phone if you want to capture a moment in slow-mo glory. >_>

Would love some kind of update that allows more in-depth editing, but Nintendo gonna Nintendo - great feature anyway.

#13 Posted by Bollard (6243 posts) -

Dang these are great.

#14 Posted by animathias (1208 posts) -

@deegee said:

I don't think I'm being hyperbolic here when I say that off screen videos are worse than cancer.

I agree... A gif shouldn't be better quality than a YouTube video... that blows my mind.

That said, I still appreciate all this stuff, poor quality or not. These are hilarious. Who knew a particular eyebrow position would lead to so much awesome.

#15 Posted by GERALTITUDE (4089 posts) -

holy smokes... that first GIF is mindblowingly genius/hilarious.

Thank you internet, thank you.

#16 Posted by PyroMenace (60 posts) -

I sort of prefer the dramatic music version of this:

#17 Edited by Silver-Streak (1513 posts) -

I love the characterization of Luigi in this.

Up until Luigi's Mansion (or Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga, I forget which is first), Luigi was always shown as Stoic/Heroic/Couragous as Mario. Hell, he even rescued Mario multiple times. Then they turned him cowardly in most of his portrayals. Here's hoping they turn that around.

#18 Posted by slyspider (1483 posts) -

Luigi is taking no shit.

#19 Posted by spraynardtatum (4038 posts) -

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

#20 Posted by Yummylee (23180 posts) -

#rulesofnaturegoeswitheverything

#21 Edited by AndrewB (7782 posts) -

A) That game looks bloody awesome (graphically and fun).

B) Luigi looking that merciless is what led to the superego split that created Waluigi. So basically what I'm saying is that Mario Kart 8 is a prequel to Mario Tennis 64.

#22 Posted by Veektarius (5237 posts) -

@pyromenace: Gustav Holst, Mars. For what it's worth.

#23 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1746 posts) -

@deegee said:

I don't think I'm being hyperbolic here when I say that off screen videos are worse than cancer.

I agree... A gif shouldn't be better quality than a YouTube video... that blows my mind.

That said, I still appreciate all this stuff, poor quality or not. These are hilarious. Who knew a particular eyebrow position would lead to so much awesome.

The irony here is that a lot of these off-screen videos actually look substantially better than the official, heavily-compressed YouTube uploads.

#24 Edited by TheHT (12190 posts) -

The Year of Luigi sucked ass, and now he's fucking PISSED.

http://i.minus.com/iwJPoJHPWxWIL.gif

#25 Posted by darkest4 (419 posts) -

The lack of Giantbomb Mario Kart coverage is bumming me out. Considering I still have no plans to buy a Wii U, I was hoping to live vicariously through GB to enjoy Mario Kart.

#26 Edited by ChrisHarris (266 posts) -
#27 Posted by XtuhC0029 (18 posts) -

That gif in the original post...

Luigi finally snapped.

#28 Posted by animathias (1208 posts) -

@darkest4 said:

The lack of Giantbomb Mario Kart coverage is bumming me out. Considering I still have no plans to buy a Wii U, I was hoping to live vicariously through GB to enjoy Mario Kart.

Alex has the review copy, and he'll be in the office with his Wii U (if he remembers it / if they remembered to tell him) tomorrow onward, so your dreams will come true soon. =D Honestly, I hope they take advantage of having all of this surface before recording the quick look and give us some great Luigi death stares.

#29 Posted by ripelivejam (5595 posts) -

kinda funny how Alex and Vinny have swapped (at least temporarily)

#30 Posted by DoctorDonkey (662 posts) -
#31 Posted by jsnyder82 (773 posts) -

This game is so great. Luigi's stare is bone-chilling.

#32 Posted by PyroMenace (60 posts) -

So I made a montage of all the Luigi video's in keeping with the Mars, Bringer of War music one I made above, hope you guys enjoy it:

#33 Posted by Sanj (2661 posts) -

Here's another one:

#34 Posted by MEATBALL (3820 posts) -

So I made a montage of all the Luigi video's in keeping with the Mars, Bringer of War music one I made above, hope you guys enjoy it:

Hahahaha, this is tremendous.

#35 Posted by TheBlue (522 posts) -

These are absolutely incredible.

#36 Posted by MocBucket62 (1350 posts) -

These are great! Luigi don't play in MK8

#37 Posted by pyromagnestir (4376 posts) -

The Luigi Death Stare is the best thing that's ever happened to Luigi.

#38 Edited by Sarumarine (2453 posts) -

Finally, Luigi can be known as the ice cold killer he's always been! Haha!

#39 Posted by Noblenerf (344 posts) -

So I made a montage of all the Luigi video's in keeping with the Mars, Bringer of War music one I made above, hope you guys enjoy it:

Consider it enjoyed. Great video!

It's shocking how much these little facial animations and driver interactions add to the game.

Luigimageddon/Kartpocalypse is upon us - and I'm not prepared.

#40 Edited by rmanthorp (4209 posts) -

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#41 Posted by DxBecks (77 posts) -

Luigi is fucking tired of being Player 2.

#42 Posted by ExiledAstronaut (136 posts) -

@rmanthorp: That made me laugh way harder than it should've.

#43 Edited by MarkWahlberg (4708 posts) -

This definitely puts a new twist on the whole 'year of Luigi sucked' meta-narrative.

Also, I call dibs on Luigi Death Stare as a band name.

#44 Posted by AlisterCat (6061 posts) -

I really enjoy this meme.

#45 Posted by GaspoweR (4065 posts) -

Has anyone made a version with DMX's "Party Up (Up in Here)" yet?

#46 Posted by DazzHardy (894 posts) -
#47 Posted by DeF (5190 posts) -

Still waiting for someone to realize that the original Death Stare clip needs 2Pac's "Ambitionz az a Ridah" laid over it.

#48 Edited by GaspoweR (4065 posts) -

@dazzhardy said:

@gaspower: Blatantly stolen from Kotaku

AH FUCK YES

Also huge props to the editing, timing it to the beat of the song!

10/5 stars!!!!