Hilariously Bad Video Game Covers (Every Other Wednesday)

Covers found on various websites

Hello fellow Gamers, and welcome to a new Wednesday post! I have wanted to discuss this topic for a long time! The cover art on a video game is the first thing that a viewer sees. Some of them are freaking awesome, while others stun you like a deer in the headlights. This post will be covering some of the really BAD ones. Keep in mind that the covers do not always determine the value of the game. Now, get ready to laugh and cringe as we begin our journey into the gallery of horrors!

  •  Pac-Man for the Atari: Everybody and their mother knows about Pac-Man. He was one of the first ultra popular video games. You play as the titular character, and try to gobble up pellets while avoiding ghosts. I don’t know what kind of drugs the artist was on when he created this unholy abomination of a cover, but I really hope he’s getting help. The cover depicts Pac-Man as a yellow-faced ping-pong ball with buck teeth and an anorexic body. The “pellets” look more like checker pieces, and the ghosts have legs! This is both an insult to the player, and a horrific, false depiction of the game.

    pac man

 

  • Tongue of the Fatman (Or Slaughter Sport) for the Genesis, DOS, and Commodore 64: Tongue of the Fatman is an incredibly bizarre fighting game that was created by Activision in 1989. It has a pretty unique story, the characters are grotesquely awesome,  but the controls are awful. The cover art doesn’t do anything to promote a good public image, and may scare little kids. The cover depicts a incredibly disturbing potato-shaped man with purple lips, strangely white teeth, and beady, blue eyes. The cover is just ridiculous enough to make it kind of a guilty pleasure of mine.

fatman 

 

More Awesome Animals From Around The World (Every Other Tuesday)

Animals found on en.wikipedia.org and other websites

Hello fellow animal lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more interesting animals. Now, let’s discover something incredible!

  • Superb bird-of-paradise (Lophorina superba) Size: 26 cm Habiat: The rain forests of New Guinea

This strange avian species has a large male population with an incredibly weird mating dance. The males are black with blue-green breast covers, while the females are reddish-brown. When trying to find a mate, the male bird will spread its breast shield and transform into a sublime, eclipse-shaped creature. This is a truly bizarre sight, and the female will usually reject 20 suitors before deciding on a mate. The bird’s diet consists of fruit and small animals.

weird bird thing I have no words. This is just bizarre!

 

  • Galapagos batfish (Ogcocephalus darwini) Size: 20.3 cm Depths Found: 3 to 76 m around the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos batfish is a crazy looking creature with pronounced red lips. It is a poor swimmer, and uses its pectoral fins to “glide” along the sea floor. The fin changes into a needle-like appendage when the fish reaches maturity. Like the awesome anglerfish, the appendage is a lure that attracts prey. It eats small fish and mollusks. 

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Strange Animals From Around The World (Every Other Tuesday)

Info found on various websites and en.wikipedia.org

Hello, fellow animal lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating creatures. Now, let’s start exploring!

  • Camel Spider (Solifugae) Size: Up to 15 cm Habitat: North Africa and The Middle East

The Camel Spider is not a true spider, and shares many similarities with scorpions. It has five pairs of legs and large chelicerae, which can pierce the bones of small birds. The species is carnivorous, and can eat small lizards and rodents. While not venomous to humans, the Camel Spider can still inflict a painful bite.

came spider

 

  • Golden tortoise beetle (Charidotella sexpunctata) Size: 5-7 mm Habitat: The Americas

The Golden tortoise beetle is a beautiful insect that belongs to the leaf beetle family. It has the nickname, “goldbug”, due to its shiny color. The adults turn reddish-brown when provoked.

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More Fascinating Creatures Of The Sea ( Every Other Tuesday)

Creatures found in DK’s Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide and Claire Nouvian’s book, The Deep

Hello fellow Marine Biologists!  It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more incredible creatures. Now, let’s dive!

  • Mauve Stinger (Pelagia noctiluca) Diameter: Up to 5 in Habitat: Open water near the surface of the ocean 

The Mauve Stinger is a very dynamic type of jellyfish. This creature can produce bioluminescent light shows, which are admired by people passing by. As the name suggests, this jellyfish’s sting is quite painful. It produces luminous mucus which causes its stingers to glow with intense light. Unlike most jellyfish, this species’ life cycle doesn’t have a fixed stage.

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  • Squarenose Helmetfish (Scopelogadus beanii) Size: 12 cm Depths Found: 800-4000 m

The Helmetfish is named after the armor that was worn by medieval knights. It has two very strange holes which are this creature’s nostrils. The white strands covering this fishes head is a network of sensory canals. 

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More Strange SCPS (Tuesdays)

Hello fellow scientists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to go back to the foundation, and uncover some new objects. Now, put on your S-class protective equipment, and let’s begin!

All information found on scp-wiki.net

  • The Getaway Car SCP-462 Object Class: Euclid 

Description: SCP-462 is a 1968 Chevrolet El Camino in a state of serious disrepair, with several broken windows and severe rust damage. A single key is inserted into the ignition. To date, all attempts at removing the key have failed. If a human sits in the driver’s seat and turns the key as if to start the vehicle, they will instantaneously disappear. Around 42% of SCP-462’s drivers have been known to suddenly reappear without the vehicle at a distant location after a random period of time, ranging from 43 seconds to 7 months, near the spot that they have confirmed as being their chosen destination. These drivers rarely arrive at their destination safely; many have been observed falling from a considerable height after reappearing, while others have arrived while flying in the direction of their destination at various speeds, resulting in injuries that are sometimes fatal. Occasionally, test subjects will arrive in various states of dismemberment. In 35% of these cases, the test subject never reappears and cannot be located, even when fitted with a GPS transceiver. The remaining 23% of test subjects [DATA EXPUNGED].

 The subjects who survive SCP-462’s traveling process report that they are driving during the time they are gone, and express confusion regarding the experience and their abrupt re-appearence. These reports typically contradict the time between vanishing and reappearing, with most drivers insisting that they have been gone for a few minutes as opposed to the actual period of time their disappearance was observed.

The object first came to the Foundation’s attention on October 5th, 2(BLANK BLANK) when (BLANK) Marshall inadvertently used it to find his father, who was serving a life sentence at (BLANK BLANK) Penitentiary, (BLANK BLANK) km from the object’s original location. Questioning was carried out by Agent (BLANK), who was working undercover as one of the facility’s guards. SCP-462 was immediately located and moved to Site (BLANK) without incident.

  

car

 

  • Hard-to-Destroy Reptile SCP-682 Object Class : Keter (This happens to be one of my favorite SCPS!) (BTW please make this into a Horror movie!)

Description: SCP-682 is a large, vaguely reptile-like creature of unknown origin. It appears to be extremely intelligent, and was observed to engage in complex communication with SCP-079 during their limited time of exposure. SCP-682 appears to have a hatred of all life, which has been expressed in several interviews during containment. (One of these will be shown below.)

SCP-682 has always been observed to have extremely high strength, speed, and reflexes, though exact levels vary with its form. SCP-682’s  physical body grows and changes very quickly, growing or decreasing in size as it consumes or sheds material. SCP-682 gains energy from anything it ingests, organic or inorganic. Digestion seems to be aided by a set of filtering gills inside of SCP-682’s nostrils, which are able to remove usable matter from any liquid solution, enabling it to constantly regenerate from the acid it is contained in. SCP-682’s regenerative capabilities and resilience are staggering, and SCp-682 has been seen moving and speaking with its body 87% destroyed or rotted.

In case of containment breach, SCP-682 is to be tracked and re-captured by all available Mobile Task Forces, and no teams with fewer than seven (7) members are cleared to engage it. To date (BLANK BLANK BLANK), attempted breaches have numbered at seventeen (17), while successful breaches have it numbered at six (6).

Addendum 682-B: Portion of recorded transcript of (BLANK).

   <Begin Log, skip to 00h-21m-52s>

Dr. (BLANK): Now, why did you kill those farmers?

SCP-682: (No verbal communication)

Dr. (BLANK): If you don’t talk know, we will remove you from this attempt and place you back into-

SCP-682: (Incomprehensible)

Dr. (BLANK): Pardon? (Motions to move microphone closer)

SCP-682: (Incomprehensible)

Dr. (BLANK): Speak up. (To Personnel D-085) Move the mic up closer.

SCP-682: …  they where (Incomprehensible) …

Dr. (BLANK): (To Personnel D-085) That microphone has only so much gain, move it closer to it!

Personnel D-085: His throat’s messed up man, look at it! He ain’t talking- (Gasps and screams)

SCP-682: (Appearing to assault D-085’s body)  … they were… disgusting…

Dr. (BLANK): (Retreats from the room) 

<End Log>

hard to kill reptile

More Strange Creatures Of The Sea (Make Up Post)

I first want to apologize for not posting yesterday’s on my blog. I have decided to do yesterday’s post today, and as a bonus, I will do Wednesday’s post as well!

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s time for us to explore the ocean once again. I hope you guys are ready to have your minds blown! Now, grab a snorkel, and let’s dive!

  • Giant Oarfish (Regalecus glesne) (sci name from en.wikipedia.org) The Giant Oarfish is an absolutely incredible sea creature that can be found in mesopelagic and epipelagic ocean layers worldwide. (en.wikipedia.org) It’s the largest bony fish in the world that can grow up to a jaw-dropping 36ft in length! (en.wikipedia.org) They feed on jellyfish and squid, and are variable in color. (en.wikipedia.org)

giant oarfish  

  • Frilled Shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) (sci name found en.wikipedia.org) The Frilled Shark is a dangerous sea creature that can be found in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. (en.wikipedia.org) I can grow up to 6.6ft in length, and can swallow prey whole. (en.wikipedia.org) They have 300 tiny teeth, and 6 pairs of gill slits. (en.wikipedia.org)

frilled

Even More Strange Creatures Of The Sea (Tuesdays)

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more interesting sea creatures. I hope you guys are ready for this interesting post! Now, grab some scuba gear, and let’s dive underwater!

  • Cookiecutter Shark (Isistius brasililensis) (scientific name from en.wikipedia.org) The Cookiecutter Shark is a very strange type of shark that’s found in warm waters worldwide. (en.wikipedia.org) It gets its name from its ability to gouge round plugs out of large animals. (en.wikipedia.org) It has been known to attack people, and even can bite through fiberglass domes! (en.wikipedia.org)

ccs

  • WARNING THIS THING IS UGLY! Stargazer (Uranoscopidae) (sic name form en.wikipedia.org) The Stargazer is an incredibly ugly and strange creature of the sea. It has big eyes, and a very scary upward-facing mouth. (en.wikipedia.org) It has a lure on its head, and uses it to attract prey. (en.wikipedia.org) They’re also quite venomous, and some members of their species can electrocute prey. (en.wikipedia.org)

stargazer