Five Cases of Avid Gamers who Outdid the Game Creators

Forget about Penicillin, medicine, robots and smart gadgets. The best invention in the world was without a doubt the video games, or to be more accurate, video games. When I was younger, I used to play tones of computer games. Unfortunately, not all of them were as amazing as Skyrim or World of Warcraft. They needed a bit of tweaking. Because I was no computer wizz, or a super hot cosplayer, I didn't manage to outdo the game companies, but here are a few avid gamers that managed to live up to those dreams. We want to present to you five cases of video game fans who totally outdid the game companies.

1. Half-Life: Black Mesa


Half-Life is one of those games that immediately makes people sigh after thinking of it. It was so good, incredible, with such a powerful story and compelling characters, not to mention a breathtaking design, that it sold approximately eight million copies in five years. Please note that this happened during the time when computer games didn't have as many possibilities as today. Some diehard fans, who also happened to be modders decided to take the game to a whole new level, in 2011, with a huge update. This update singlehandedly managed to improve overall graphical quality, and propel it eight years forward in terms of graphics and character animation.

We are not overpraising the Black Mesa team (because this is how they were called), especially since Valve itself, accepted the game on their game distribution site. In other words, they thanked the team for adding free improvements to one of their own games. Avid gamers will definitely love it!

2. Blood on the Asphalt

To pay tribute to the Super Street Fighter Turbo II game, a band of singers called OverClocked ReMix created a ton of remixes called Blood on the Asphalt. In other words, they took many of the original Street Fighter II songs, and remixed them in such a way that they would blow anybody's speakers up. It is impossible not to want to find someone when listening to these songs. In the end, the band was hired by Capcom USA to create the soundtrack for Super Street fighter II Turbo HD Remix. This is only one of the numerous projects of this band, who has already created over 2500 remixes and 75 albums.

3. Shadows of Lylat


Star Fox wasn't the most successful franchise for Nintendo, so instead of investing in it, they decided to occupy their time with other ones. In the meanwhile, a team of geeky developers decided to work on it themselves, and invented Shadows of Lylat. Their version was undoubtedly the best looking one in the series, that had the potential to drag this game out of anonymity. The sad news was that, even-though it had great graphics and phenomenal battles, development ceased in 2012. We will probably never see it finished.

4. Bioshock Infinite

You know you're doing a great job with a game, when some hot chick comes along and decides to Cosplay to it. Bioshock Infinite is one of those games that received an incredible budget, and the results did not disappoint. It was hailed as one of the greatest video games of all times, and inspired Russian cosplay model Anna Moleva to do a photo shoot dedicated to it. Not only did she look better than a Vogue model, but she also nailed the pictorial completely. Irrational Games was so impressed with her work, that they actually hired her as an official model, and completely redesigned the character that they have been working for over the past years. Avid gamers be warned that Anna Moleva will sweep you off your feet, so get the proper gear.

5. Alien Swarm


Unreal Tournament 2004 received a 93% rating from Meta Critic, and it was still considered good enough to be improved by Valve in terms of graphics and game play. In 2010, a modded version of the game was released, which was developed by the original modders. In the end, Alien Swarm turned out better than Unreal Tournament, and besides graphical quality, it also brought better camera angle, characters and classes. The best news was the fact that it was completely free. 

The 8 Best Horror Games of All Time

If you thought Horror Movies were gruesome, you definitely had no idea how terrifying a horror video game can be. Game lovers have always loved to test different games, but not all of them are for the faint of heart. Whereas movies show you a story that cannot be controlled, horror video-games are an entirely different story. This time you are the one running away from starving zombies, creeping about in the shadows or simply skulking on dark hallways. For those in search of a thrill, from the comfort of their couch, we give 10 bloody and truly scary video horror games: (this list was arranged according to personal preference)

8. Thief: Deadly Shadows

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Thief is one of my favorite video-games of all times. The impending release of its sequel, brilliant story-line and interesting protagonist have sparked a nostalgia that is difficult to contain. But aside from the positive features of the game, there is also a darker side that needs to be mentioned. It is not called Thief for nothing. Your primary objective is to creep through the shadows, steal stuff, and asassinate anyone that gets in your way. There is one particular mission that made me truly afraid: the Orphenage one. This was a chapter worthy of a horror movie. Not only do you have to enter an abbandoned orphenage that is teeming with undead, but if you ever get the great idea of stabbing one of them you will be surprised by the fact that they come back to life, even after you have subdued them. In addition to these the creepy sound effects and movies will make you want to turn off your speakers as soon as possible.

7. Fatal Frame 2

Any horror movie that was ever conceived by Japanese people, was downright scary. Fatal Frame 2 is no exception. In this wonderful story, you have to play the role of Mio Amakura, who is accompanied by her sister Mayu, into the ‘Lost Village”, a place packed with tormented spirits of the dead. The only thing you can do to protect yourself is to use the Camera Obscura, a camera that dispels evel spirits, all from a first person perspective.

6. Slender (Man)

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Slender has been the talk of the internet for the past couple of years. It is also one of the biggest indie games of 2012, which managed, through its gloomy atmosphere, and bizarre story-line, to freak out even the strongest of souls. It is definitely not recommended to the faint of heart. What basically happens during the game, is that you wonder through some creepy, eerie woods at midnight, in search of eight pages. Slenderman is always there, always watching, and you will probably have the feeling that he is always there, waiting to snatch you.

5. The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead game is vaguely similar to the original story, but it has a graphical style that imitates the grotesque look of its novel, only in a more sketchy manner. People who have enjoyed Back to the Future Fables and Jurassic Park, will also be excited about the number five in our horror games list, even if it's very scary.

4. Resident Evil Remake

The first time I saw Resident Evil, I cried, curled up in a ball and hid under the blankets. The game is not very much different. Nevertheless, Resident Evil Remake is beautiful, even in its grotesqueness and scariness due to its incredible level of detail. Do you think Resident Evil is worthy of a number four in our horror movies list?

3. S.T.A.L.K.E.R, Shadow of Chernobyl

You'd think that running around a irradiated area in the world would be enough to scare anyone, but this indie horror gem has more to offer than you would think. Unsettling landscapes, weird-looking monsters, and nightmare after nightmare being thrown in your direction are only a few of the reasons why you should call for helm. This horror video-game portrays your character, who has limited means of survival, and you have to go up against mutated monsters. Sounds like fun.

2. Outlast

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Without a doubt, one of the most psychotic, and terrifying horror games in the world, Outlast brings you face to face with a bunch of crazy inmates from a deserted asylum, a weird priest, and a great big mystery to solve. So what can you do when the s*** hits the fan and you wake up in the dark? Hide! Outlast is horrible, and we don't recommend it to people who get scared easily.

1. Corpse party

If you think that 8-bit retro graphics can't scare the living daylights out of you, think again. Do you know the legend of Herobrine? If you do then you are probably as terrified about the pixeled, yellow-shirt man as other people were. Corpse Party is yet another thrilling experience that happens in a haunted school, how fitting for a horror games example. The plotline is about 8 students who are transported to an alternate universe of spirits with unfinished agendas. Your mission is to gather info from rotting corpses. The 2d-retro rendering style and binaural 3D audio will drive even more horror in your bones.

The Art of Gurning: Pulling Funny Faces Gets Serious

If you are good at pulling funny faces then you could be a world champion. Seriously. There is a world championship for something called gurning in which all you need to do is screw up your face and try to look as stupid as possible. Like these people do.

The 11 Times World Gurning Champion

Gurning and Pulling Funny Faces

Do you remember the name of the guy who won the 2010 world championships (and 10 other times as well)? Come on, you must have see him on the news. Well, his name is Tommy Mattinson and he beat off a string of rivals a few years back to claim the crown. It might look easy but I guess he spent long hours practising in front of the mirror and scaring local kids to get this far.

The Veteran Gurner


This guy looks like he has been pulling funny faces for decades. The classic way of gurning in style is to stick out your lower jaw and then try to cover your top lip with your bottom one. Yeah, just like you are doing right now while reading this. Now go and look at a mirror, you crazy rubber faced fool. Strangely the first guy we looked at on here is the only one who doesn’t seem to do that, which marks him out as some sort of cool gurning rebel in my book.

The Classic Gurn

Pulling a Funny Face

So how exactly does one win a gurning world championship event type thing? To be more exact, how do the judges classify one funny face over the others? The rules (yes, there are rules, this is the UK after all) state that the person who manages the biggest transformation in their face without outside help is the winner. I guess that means that being incredibly attractive to begin with is probably a big help.

The Multiple Winner

The Art of Gurning

If I’m, honest I’m just about to show up my abysmal lack of gurning knowledge but I don’t care. I saw this photo and regarded it as a sort of half hearted attempted. The lady’s apparent lack of teeth mean that she could sure get this lip up higher. Come on; push out that blooming jaw, old girl. However, I did some research and discovered that this is Anne Woods. Yes, the Anne Woods. What do you mean; you don’t know who she is? She is only the person who has won the female version of the event 27 times. She has now entered the Guinness Book of Records for being the member of the human race who is able to pull the funniest face.

The World Class Gurn with a Secret

The Art of Gurning

This chap is called Peter Jackman. He is also a multiple winner of the gurning world championships. Actually, I’m beginning to get a funny feeling that not as many people enter these events as you might think. Peter has one huge advantage which he puts to good use. He lost most of the teeth in his lower jaw in an accident. While this may prove troublesome in eating chewy cuts of meat it has provided his with one of the world’s finest gurns.

The Awesome Gurn

The Awesome Gurn

Wow, this is one scary dude. I have no idea if his ability to tuck his nose under his bottom lip has ever won him universal acclaim and respect but it certainly should do. If you can emulate this face then it is probably time to consider taking up this sport on a full time basis.

The Bad Eyebrows You Can’t Help Laughing At

You might think that your eyebrows are the one part of your body which you can’t really screw up. You would be wrong. All over the world there are people walking around with ridiculously bad eyebrow fashion.

Tattoos Instead of Eyebrows

Bad Eyebrows

This guy had a clever thought once. Why, he thought to himself, don’t I get my eyebrows shaved off? Inspired by the surreal genius of this bold idea he went one step further and got Laugh Now tattooed over one eye and Cry Later over the other. So as not to leave any doubts about his taste and discretion he then got Hated By Many tattooed onto his neck.

The Weird Eyebrows

Bad Eyebrows

What on Earth went wrong here? Actually, it is far more worrying to consider that maybe nothing went wrong and that this was the weird eyebrow look she was really after all the time.

The Dotted Eyebrows

Bad Eyebrows

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it once again; “The world has gone utterly mad”. At least this woman has the good sense to look completely embarrassed about sporting horrible dotted eyebrows.

More Tattoos

Bad Eyebrows

This is what I believe experts called a Dapper Gentleman. Our hero decided to replace his god-given brows and replace them with a tattoo saying “wrongfully…convicted”. I wonder if the hair eventually grows back over the words when you do this.

The Wide Eyebrows

Bad Eyebrows

Wow, those beasts are big, aren’t they? In case you weren’t already aware, eyebrows are useful for keeping things like rain and sweat out of your eyes. With beauties like these, this lady will have dry eyes even if she stands under Niagara Falls for a couple of hours non-stop.

The Complete Package

Bad Eyebrows

This is the kind of face which fathers see in their nightmares, accompanied by their daughter’s sweet voice saying, “So, this is, like, my new boyfriend. Isn’t he a honey?” The most intriguing thing about this hunk of manliness is that his eyebrows aren’t even the scariest bits of hair on his face.

The Fish Eyebrows

Bad Eyebrows

I have called these fish eyebrows but I’m not even sure that’s what they are. No matter what they are, this fine young lady decided that they would be a good addition to her natural charms. Who am I to argue?

The Painfully Thin Eyebrows

Bad Eyebrows

As a rule of thumb, having eyebrows which are thinner than your earrings isn’t a great look. It’s not rocket science or anything; just putting your brain into gear before pencilling on really bad eyebrows like these.

The Bushy Eyebrows

Bad Eyebrows

I love these eyebrows. In fact, if eyebrow transplants ever become a feasible beauty treatment option I will rush to my nearest surgeon with this photo. Actually, I‘ve just checked it out and discovered that eyebrow transplants really exist. Hold me back. Please.

The Plant Eyebrows

Bad Eyebrows

I’m all for going back to nature and being green, I really am. I even hugged a tree at the weekend and got a warm glow from it. However, I don’t believe that it is completely unreasonable to draw the line at replacing my eyebrows with plants. In this case, the plants in question help to bring out the, err, the alluring green eye makeup, I guess.

Having a Bad Hair Day? At Least It’s Not As Bad As These Ones

We all have bad hair days now and then but I bet you never have one as bad as the ones suffered by these poor people.

The Donald Trump Hair Disaster

The Donald Trump Hair Disaster

If you were worth $2.9 billion you would be able to afford a half decent hair cut, wouldn’t you? Or a wig. Or some hair gel. Or a hat. Heck. I barely have $2.90 in my account but I’ve just worked out 4 possible solutions for him. Hey, you can thank me whenever you want Donald. To be honest, his bad hair days appear to be down to the use of a bizarre double comb over type hairstyle to hide – can you believe it? – his growing bald patch. Just go with the flow Donald, let it all hang out and you’ll have less bad hair days like this one.

The Missing Patch Day

Weird Haircut

What happened to this dude? At a guess, I would suggest that a mischievous big brother gave him a weird hair cut like that. Alternatively, he might have passed under a particularly sharp and low bridge. Whatever happened to his barnet he looks pretty cool about it, which is good to see. Actually, this raises the question of whether he even realises what how horrific his hair looks.

The Lady Gaga Bad Hair Day

Lady Gaga Weird Hair

Am I the only person who gets intensely annoyed by Lady Gaga’s bad hair? Surely not. Her array of mind numbing wigs and ridiculous styles just leave me quietly simmering some days for no real reason. You’re right; I should see a shrink.

The Phil Spector Weird Afro Thing

Phil Spector's Weird Hair

Good grief! Who is this chap who has kindly offered to allow a variety of woodland creatures to set up home in his mop? Why, it is none other than Phil Spector, The crazy ass record producer is currently in jail but during his trial for murder he wore some incredibly bad wigs, with this bizarre afro being the worst offender.

The Brad Pitt Bad Beard Day

Brad Pitt's Bad Hair and Beard Day

This photo might fall more correctly in the Bad Beard Day category but its late and I simply can’t be bothered writing a new article. Is that ok? Brad had a pretty tragic, geeky haircut in early school photos, went cool for a couple of decades and then let this happen to his hair / beard.

The Missing Hair Day

Weird Haircut

I have no idea what happened here. It just looks as though a bit of this person’s hair kind of disappeared. Which is sort of puzzling really.

The Bad Mullet Day

Bad Haircut

Ah, so the mullet isn’t dead after all? The bad haircut made famous by South American footballers and stupid people looks more fetching than ever in this photo. The shaved lines give the head a kind of streamlined grace, which is ended abruptly (some would say artistically) by a clump of flowing locks.

The Love God Hair Cut

Weird Haircut

Lock up your daughters because this is the kind of chap the ladies just can’t resist. His long, flowing hair, his sultry glare, the hearts shaved onto his body. Hang on, what? This modern day Adonis decided that having hair a pony would be proud of wasn’t enough for him to woo with. No sir, our hunky hero then decided that shaving his adorable chest hair and, err, delightful stomach hair into the shape of hearts would be a jolly good idea. He was completely and utterly right, of course.