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Posted by Ryan (2278 posts) -

Here's something to blow your mind on an otherwise low-key Wednesday afternoon. According to the goodly folks at Offworld, what you're about to see was originally produced by the awesome-obscenely named MUSCLEBEAVER for a German documentary about World of Warcraft addicts, and I think we can all agree that it's entirely unsurprising that this weird, violent, sexual piece of animation came out of Germany. It's a slow build, but it's worth the wait through a minute of Pong to see the rest. I particularly enjoy the practice of redrawing old video-game art, not to improve the resolution, but just to cram in more insane animation.


 
Thanks to numbbaby for hipping me to this midday fever dream.
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#1 Posted by Ryan (2278 posts) -

Here's something to blow your mind on an otherwise low-key Wednesday afternoon. According to the goodly folks at Offworld, what you're about to see was originally produced by the awesome-obscenely named MUSCLEBEAVER for a German documentary about World of Warcraft addicts, and I think we can all agree that it's entirely unsurprising that this weird, violent, sexual piece of animation came out of Germany. It's a slow build, but it's worth the wait through a minute of Pong to see the rest. I particularly enjoy the practice of redrawing old video-game art, not to improve the resolution, but just to cram in more insane animation.


 
Thanks to numbbaby for hipping me to this midday fever dream.
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#2 Edited by dbz1995 (4962 posts) -

Lol, I talk about this all the time. WHAT IS UP WITH THIS VIDEO.

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#3 Posted by Bruce (6238 posts) -

Hmm, looks interesting enough.

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#4 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -

I seen that video.  That is some weird stuff yet, awesome at the same time.

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#5 Posted by mnzy (3044 posts) -

I like Guile and Ryu with the beards :>

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#6 Posted by Mus (237 posts) -

cool.

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#7 Posted by Nasar7 (3210 posts) -

the hell did I just watch?

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#8 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8663 posts) -

Wow that was pretty great. I am not sure what exactly happened but I loved every reference the video made about other games.

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#9 Posted by KillaMaStA (878 posts) -

Wow, I liked guybrush getting chainsawed by the Doom guy.

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#10 Posted by ahoodedfigure (4568 posts) -

Pixel art never gets old. 

Thank you Ryan, that was great.  If crazy.

I'm not sure what someone trying to watch a doc about WoW would make of this, though :)  Having trouble picking up the thread of context, even with the end.

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#11 Posted by KommanderCevin (274 posts) -
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#12 Posted by Heartagram (1334 posts) -

I don't know what this is but i like it. It's very Giant Bomb

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#13 Posted by FlappyHands (3009 posts) -

What... what the F did I just witness...

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#14 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (5010 posts) -

Aside from Pong overstaying it's welcome, cool video.

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#15 Edited by raidingkvatch (1209 posts) -

Awesomely insane

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#16 Posted by Emandudeguyperson (2749 posts) -

That video is fucking awesome.

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#17 Posted by Metal_Mills (3443 posts) -

0__o

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#18 Edited by s3ank1m (148 posts) -

wait!......what?

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#19 Edited by RipTheVeins (1707 posts) -

life=changed...again.

does anyone remember that video Jeff posted a while ago kinda like this only maaaad Japanese? The one with the little girl who turned into the blood-demon-thing.

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#20 Posted by eclipsesis (1253 posts) -

i always knew mario was an evil bastard, no wonder why princess peach gets her jollies from bowser

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#21 Posted by Death_Burnout (3848 posts) -

Yup, that was amazing. I love transitional stuff like that, my mind fucking specializes in it.

Loved How WoW's Elywnn Forest was at the end...but not so sure if i like WoW positioned as...like...present life and existence, you know, like WoW addicts would. So i guess it makes sense.

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#22 Posted by fallen_elite (380 posts) -

This is the most amazing video that I've ever seen. Wow that was really cool.

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#23 Posted by Kolonel_Kool (355 posts) -

Not going to lie... that was amazing.

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#24 Posted by Jeffsekai (7159 posts) -

What the hell...

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#25 Posted by MythDarK (742 posts) -

Awesomeness 2.0.

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#26 Posted by SinGulaR (2553 posts) -

cool

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#27 Edited by CrazyCrazyDoctor (46 posts) -

I think it was trying to say that all of video game design, with it's fusing of ideas (represented through sex here) resulted in the birth of World of Warcraft.

Also, I can't fully explain how awesome the video as a whole is. Guybrush unfortunately getting stuck in Doom was definitely the best part for me, though Ryu and Guile growing facial hair was almost there.

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#28 Posted by TekZero (3407 posts) -

Awesome beyond measure.

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#29 Posted by FCKSNAP (2338 posts) -

I feel like my brain had sex with my eyeball sockets. This is normal right?

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#30 Posted by evilhomer (437 posts) -

i sympathize with the two goombas playing with the ball...mario can be such a dick sometimes

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#31 Posted by RagingLion (1395 posts) -

That's an amazing video.  A lot of work must have gone into to it too.

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#32 Posted by XII (11 posts) -

Beautiful, worthy of an SSS-ranking.

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#33 Posted by Akeldama (4359 posts) -

GO LUIGI GO!

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#34 Posted by Venatio (4730 posts) -

Wow...all İ can say

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#35 Edited by numbbaby (13 posts) -

If it was intended as an open for an unfinished documentary, I wonder if the reason it's on the Pong so long in the beginning is for a narrator (that was never recorded) to talk about video games and how simplistic and innocent they were when they started, etc.  The rest of it is so tight, that would explain the slow open.

It's the little things that help, too, like the fake CRT horizontal rolling during the Pong section, as if it were taped off an old TV.  And I absolutely LOVE the old-school-like animation of the body falling apart after being chainsawed.  Brings back memories I've never had.

This was not a small amount of work.  Nice going, Germany!

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#36 Posted by citizenkane (10877 posts) -

That was definitely better than what I was expacting.  Great job to those guys.

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#37 Posted by crusader8463 (14757 posts) -

i lol'ed at the gay street fighter guys. And the mario fucking miss crofts foot.

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#38 Posted by Waffles13 (622 posts) -

Wat.

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#39 Posted by Terjay (941 posts) -
@RipTheVeins said:
" life=changed...again.does anyone remember that video Jeff posted a while ago kinda like this only maaaad Japanese? The one with the little girl who turned into the blood-demon-thing. "
Kings of Power 4 Billion?
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#40 Posted by HatKing (7272 posts) -

Awesome.

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#41 Posted by AllanIceman (1357 posts) -

Cool.

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#42 Posted by MjHealy (2000 posts) -

Wow... em Ok. That has made my day, I guess.

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#43 Posted by RipTheVeins (1707 posts) -
@Terjay said:
" @RipTheVeins said:
" life=changed...again.does anyone remember that video Jeff posted a while ago kinda like this only maaaad Japanese? The one with the little girl who turned into the blood-demon-thing. "
Kings of Power 4 Billion? "
yup. thanks, just needed the name :)
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#44 Posted by JJWeatherman (14931 posts) -

That video was great. Lots of crazy stuff goin down in the creators head.

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#45 Posted by RoyaleWifCheese (593 posts) -

What the fuhhhh-ckkkk? That was awesome.

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#46 Posted by Lifestrike (496 posts) -
Games are actually sex.
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#47 Posted by dietmango (1786 posts) -

Great video. The Mario on Lara's foot was...XD but the best one was Guybrush in Doom lol

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#48 Edited by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

Anybody remember that Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll game that never came out?  That looked pretty good...

Edit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cv5AL3myYo

Holy shit, did I say 'good'?? I meant the worst thing ever.

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#49 Posted by mikeeegeee (1636 posts) -

Was really hoping "Guybrush" would've chosen Boobazine

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#50 Posted by MeatSim (11146 posts) -

Wow! that sure was something.