#1 Edited by MEATBALL (4036 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.

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

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#2 Posted by Sanj (2734 posts) -

That first video is amazing.

But yeah I'm loving MK8.

#3 Posted by Legend (2695 posts) -
#4 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5008 posts) -

Best use of Luigi ever

#5 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12015 posts) -

The Year of Luigi NEVER ENDS!

#6 Posted by Nightriff (6476 posts) -

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

#8 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1796 posts) -

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

I enjoyed this one quite a bit:

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#9 Posted by Brodehouse (10662 posts) -

TURN DOWN FOR WHAT

#10 Posted by Corevi (6793 posts) -

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

#11 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -
#12 Edited by MEATBALL (4036 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 (6539 posts) -

Dang these are great.

#14 Posted by animathias (1222 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 (4557 posts) -

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

Thank you internet, thank you.

#16 Posted by PyroMenace (62 posts) -

I sort of prefer the dramatic music version of this:

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#17 Edited by Silver-Streak (1553 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 (1568 posts) -

Luigi is taking no shit.

#19 Posted by spraynardtatum (4074 posts) -

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

#20 Posted by Yummylee (23515 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 (5433 posts) -
#23 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1796 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 (12577 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 (267 posts) -
#27 Posted by XtuhC0029 (19 posts) -

That gif in the original post...

Luigi finally snapped.

#28 Posted by animathias (1222 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 (6478 posts) -

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

#30 Posted by DoctorDonkey (783 posts) -
#31 Posted by jsnyder82 (785 posts) -

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

#32 Posted by PyroMenace (62 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:

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#33 Posted by Sanj (2734 posts) -

Here's another one:

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#34 Posted by MEATBALL (4036 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:

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Hahahaha, this is tremendous.

#35 Posted by TheBlue (653 posts) -

These are absolutely incredible.

#36 Posted by MocBucket62 (1415 posts) -

These are great! Luigi don't play in MK8

#37 Posted by pyromagnestir (4386 posts) -

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

#38 Edited by Sarumarine (2498 posts) -

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

#39 Posted by Noblenerf (385 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:

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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 (4296 posts) -

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#41 Posted by DxBecks (77 posts) -

Luigi is fucking tired of being Player 2.

#42 Posted by ExiledAstronaut (138 posts) -

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

#43 Edited by MarkWahlberg (4713 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 (6218 posts) -

I really enjoy this meme.

#45 Posted by GaspoweR (4174 posts) -

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

#46 Posted by DazzHardy (939 posts) -

@gaspower: Blatantly stolen from Kotaku

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#47 Posted by DeF (5232 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 (4174 posts) -

@dazzhardy said:

@gaspower: Blatantly stolen from Kotaku

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AH FUCK YES

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

10/5 stars!!!!