Welcome to the quarter-century edition of The Weekly Distraction! And as if this milestone were not enough, it’s also my debut in this series! ‘Huzzah!’, I hear the masses cry. So, as it’s the 25th edition of the Distraction, and seeing as 2012 is the 25 year anniversary of the debut of both the Street Fighter and Metal Gear franchises, I thought we’d have a retro gaming edition this week. Who am I kidding; forget anniversaries, I just like playing Sonic 3 until my eyes bleed and I suffer gaming related seizures.

6 Glitches That Accidentally Invented Modern Gaming

http://www.cracked.com/article_19262_6-glitches-that-accidentally-invented-modern-gaming.html

Sonic For Hire

http://www.youtube.com/show/sonicforhire

9 Retro Games Disturbingly Re-illustrated 

http://wildammo.com/2012/03/14/9-retro-games-disturbingly-re-illustrated/#1

23 Unseen Backstories of Classic Video Games

http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_346_23-unseen-backstories-classic-video-games/

Goldfish- We Come Together 

http://www.dorkly.com/embed/16463/amazing-retro-game-pixel-music-video

Can you name the video games released between 1993 and 2005 whose opening cinematics are shown here?

http://www.sporcle.com/games/Gjarble/whatisthatistilldont

Mario: Game Over

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpBGRA6HHtY

Blow The Cartridge Comics

http://blowthecartridge.com/2011/06/01/mayhem-in-monsterland-2/

There you have is fellow geeks, have fun, and try not to have too many nightmares relating to the fan-art.

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