If Beyonce swinging her baseball bat, nicknamed Hot Sauce, in the music video for "Hold Up" seemed like a good stress-reliever for you, Lemonade Rage is here to give you the closest experience you'll get.
The game, made by four creatives in their spare time, is a 8-bit style internet game where you play Beyonce and stroll through the streets smashing things with your very own Hot Sauce.
And it's right on time, considering many people think Beyonce was robbed of the recognition for Lemonade at this weekend's Grammy Awards.
Colby Spear, one of the creators, told Fast Company:
We had the idea back when the Lemonade film came out. ... We knew the "Hold Up" video would make a really fun game. We wanted to launch with the Grammys, and then when people were feeling like she got snubbed, the fact that she's running through the street smashing stuff I think resonates pretty well with people.
Enjoy the stress reliever with "Hold Up" remixed in the background. Discuss
For the last 26 years, Charles Martinet has been the voice of some of pop-culture’s most famous voices: A bunch of Nintendo characters including Mario himself. Seeing him do the voices—without the animation—is pretty surreal and honestly, a little unsettling.
However, Martinet’s career path, and how he almost never got the job, is actually a fascinating story. Discuss
The day has come. Super Mario Run, Nintendo’s highly anticipated Mario smartphone debut drops today. The game isn’t cheap (at least for an iPhone game) at $10, but, for everyone who’s missed pop-culture’s most famous plumber, it’s a small price to pay for some early side-scrolling ‘90s nostalgia. Discuss
Last night, video game legend Shigeru Miyamoto—the man behind some of the best-selling Nintendo games of all time—stopped by The Tonight Show, and played the theme to one of his most beloved games with The Roots.
The minute-long rendition of the Super Mario Bros. theme will take you right back to the good ole’ days of exploring random pipes, squashing mushrooms and saving princesses. Discuss
This week, the video game That Dragon, Cancer took home the Games For Impact award at The Game Awards, and the acceptance speech is incredible. If you’re not familiar, the game is based on a family’s real-life story, as they find out their young son has terminal cancer. Prayer, faith and God play a big role in the Green family’s own story and the game itself.
In his acceptance speech, the game’s creator Ryan Green, whose son Joel passed away after his battle with cancer, said,
You let us tell the story of my son Joel. In the end, it was not the story we wanted to tell. But you chose to love us through our grief by being willing to stop, and to listen, and to not turn away. To let my son Joel’s life change you, because you chose to see him and experience how we loved him. And I have hope that we are all willing to see each other, not just for who we want to be, but who we are and who we’re meant to be. This act of love and grace can change the world.
For me, there’s just been this reset of ‘God is bigger and more mysterious and beyond what I understand. But I have hope that since He calls himself Father, He must, in some way, be like how I feel about Joel.
I have to hold on to that tether. I feel like that is a reflection of creation: It’s messy, it’s brutal and it’s full of pain and suffering. And yet, I feel like there must be something really intrinsic about creation in that story. [That’s] the thing I’m wrestling with and trying to understand, but kind of resolving that I won’t understand.