Game of the Day: Stephen Colbert Launches a Choose Your Own Adventure Game to Distract You From Work

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As we've mentioned before, Stephen Colbert has a lot of time on his hands.

His takeover of The Late Show from David Letterman doesn't begin until September and he's been whiling away the hours with a lot of pop culture pomp and circumstance.

However, he released something a little different July 20.

Instead of the usual madcap video, his CBS show portal gives you the gift of a text-based choose your own adventure game.

Play it here: here.



Named, "Escape from the Man-Sized Cabinet", the adventure takes you into a magical land of Narnia-proportions, where you will try and click your way through the right decisions. Be careful, though, the wrong choice can mean certain death.

And that may mean a certain return to work.

The game also includes a centaur named Randall.



This game follows the absolutely hysterical precedent began by Clickhole in March, which invited brave adventurers to risk their necks on Mysterious Skullshadow Island.

If you'd rather have one of Colbert's more ol' timey videos, harkening back to the ones he was putting together only two weeks ago, he uploaded another this morning just for you.



Art of the Day: Kickstarter Project Offers Epic Video Game Boss Fight Prints

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Texas artist Nick Derington has immortalized some very important moments from your youth.

The print series called “Boss Fight” shows Mario, Link and Samus as they prepare to do battle with Bowser, Ganon, and Mother Brain.

He sold out of the first editions of the prints back in January, and now he’s offering them again through a Kickstarter project.

A description of the project from his page:

This project consists of three illustrations that recreate the nervous excitement that meant reaching a game’s hard earned final moments. A testament to the hours spent building skills, solving puzzles and defeating all the minions that stood in your way towards the game’s final confrontation.

 

Derington has done work for DC Comics, Marvel and Mondo, and he was lead animator for “Scanner, Darkly.”

He reached his fundraising goal after only an hour, and is now also offering a bonus print called “Mario’s Regret” to anyone who has funded at any level if he reaches $18k.

The Main Characters from Fallout & Skyrim Battle in an Epic Crossover

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Two very different worlds collide in this new video imagining what it would be like if the guy from Fallout took on Skyrim's Dovahkiin.

Can a Pip-Boy hold up against the power of a well-placed "Fus Ro Dah?"

Who can eat his rations fast enough to regenerate health?

Watch the video to find out.

This is just the latest matchup from AndrewMFilms, who previously paired up Mario and Minecraft Steve.

Overall the graphics are really well done, and just as a heads up, it gets a little gruesome towards the end.

Video Games IRL of the Day: Vigilante Mario Brothers Bring Water to Poor in Italy

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Italians who can't pay their utility bills are getting help from an unlikely source: Super Mario.

Wearing Mario masks and blue overalls, a group of vigilante plumbers from Rome have been turning the water back on in homes after utility companies turn it off.

They are fighting for underemployed citizens' "right to water" and investigate each case before deciding to take action, according to Vocativ.

About 25 percent of homes are late on payments, and they reportedly get about 200 requests a day.

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Not a Game of the Day: Cops Respond to 911 Hoax at ‘Destiny’ Exec’s Home

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In a scene that sounds straight out of a video game, police officers and a helicopter descended on a Washington home Thursday, after receiving a 911 call that the family inside was being held hostage.

According to Komo News:

"The caller said he had an assault rifle and he had placed explosives in the yard and he was holding a family hostage," said Nathan Elledge, chief of police at the Sammamish Police Department. "He wanted $20,000 to release the family."

It turns out that the call was actually made by a computer, and the owner of the home is a top exec at Bungie, the game developer behind "Halo" and the recent hit "Destiny."

And on top of all that, investigators think the suspect "has ties to the video game community."

Let the conspiracy theories begin.

Procrastination of the Day: Over 900 Arcade Games Added to Internet Archive

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Well, there goes the workday.

The Internet Archive, a non-profit working to build a library of the Internet, has added over 900 originally coin-operated arcade games to its site this week, all playable in your browser without any additional downloads.

"A lot of people are going to migrate to games they recognize and ones that they may not have played in years. They'll do a few rounds, probably get their asses kicked, smile, and go back to their news sites," writes Jason Scott the man who put this all together, effectively destroying workplace productivity across the country.

Last year the Internet Archive added a "Console Living Room" section, that included games from Atari and Sega.

Let's Go Home, Everyone, This Girl Wins at Pumpkins

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