Wii pole dancing game struggling to find publisher

I think this could be just the thing to put that little-known console, the Wii, on the map. You might not have heard of it, but it’s got spunk!

The company, known for its Carmen Electra-branded poledancing kit — The Electrapole — announced its plans to bring this time-honored tradition to Wii consoles across the nation earlier this year. MTV’s Tracey John is a big fan of female degradation and visits all manner of illicit sex houses frequently, so she caught up with Peekaboo Pole Dancing to see how their game is getting on.

“We have not managed to tie up a deal for this yet but we still remain hopeful,” stated a rep. “We have, however, connected with a company that is manufacturing a peripheral product and we are investigating mutual publishing opportunities. Please feel free to give a shout out to any developers or publishers who want to give this a crack. [The game] just needs someone with a little nerve.”

via Destructoid

8 Truly Strange Christmas Customs

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The holiday called Christmas is an amalgam of many winter holidays from around the world. The name is designated as a celebration of the birth of Jesus, although the date is not recorded in the Bible, and people at that time did not place particular important on birth dates. Scientists say the actual date was June 17th, 2BC because of the appearance of the star that beckoned the Magi. December 25th was set as the date for Christmas in the 4th century by Pope Julius I as an attempt to Christianize midwinter pagan holidays such as Solstice and Saturnalia. Customs such as bringing evergreens inside, eating fat-laden foods, and hanging lights are universal responses to the cold, dark winter season. Some of the stranger Christmas traditions are remnants of those older pagan holidays, and some have been changed over the centuries until their origins are hard to discern. Others were just made up to boost business!

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Desert Bus for Hope 2

Ever heard of the infamous Desert Bus? Probably, not, and I don’t blame you. It’s not something any gamer would inflict upon themselves willingly. Well, unless they were to do so for charity. You see, Desert Bus is a “game” in which you drive a bus from Tuscon to Vegas in real time at 45mph. Real time. That’s 8 hours of driving a bus in a videogame. Here’s the kicker, you can’t pause and the bus lists to the right slightly so that if you were to just let the game sit, the bus would actually veer off the road and you’d lose.

So a bunch of guys are going to try to beat it. For charity. There’s apparently a live feed of them as they play the game, but I haven’t been able to get it to load. Regardless, as of this post they’ve raised close to $25,000 for charity. That’s alot of money for a good cause.

Desert Bus for Hope 2

Since when do Squid have elbows?

I’d say it’d be since Shell (the oil company) found this one (click for video!). Apparently scientists have known about this kind of squid before, just they’d never captured one on film. Sure sure, they’re hiding it from us. Before you know it, we’ll be attacked by giant walking squid that can shoot laser beams from their beaks, raining destruction down upon our defenseless cities!

A mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) underwater, a remote control submersible’s camera has captured an eerie surprise: an alien-like, long-armed, and—strangest of all—”elbowed” Magnapinna squid.