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The idea behind the project stems from growing up at an arcade, and my eventual love affair with Mortal Kombat.

Before Mortal Kombat, violence in video games was largely unheard of or ignored because of its extreme pixelized simplicity. But when Liu Kang and Sub Zero came along to finish off arcade goers the world changed and parents were in an uproar (not mine though).

I couldn't understand what the big deal was though, because as a videogame player all my life I had already considered my actions life and death. Just because you didn't see pac-man violently tearing into the ghosts with his jaws, or mario smashing in the brains of a goomba, thats what I knew was happening. I knew my goal was to kill these enemies, so Mortal Kombat wasn't a big change for me. To me, it was still just a game, where fake deaths happened as part of game progression. To uninformed adults, however, Mortal Kombat was a photo realistic depiction of kids becoming complicit in virtual murders. And so, I decided to show everyone just what I imagined was happening when these little blocky, pixelized abstractions did when they came into contact with eachother, but in a much more visceral, and gory way than could ever be shown with limited graphical systems.

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:iconmasterchiefhalo234:
MasterChiefHalo234 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
FATALITY
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:iconshinigamisenshi:
ShinigamiSenshi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
So cool. I wish this version of a Super Mario game can be real
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:iconnirriti-fakes:
Nirriti-Fakes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
CHILDHOOD
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:iconensaru64:
Ensaru64 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah...  T_T
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:iconwrath9:
wrath9 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
...How graphic.....still it's a wonderful animation of these two bro's doing their thing....
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:iconprophetstorm:
ProphetStorm Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Writer
This is a rather realistic look at it.
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:iconwriterofthearts:
WriterOfTheArts Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Fuck Yeah!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmoshzaic:
MOSHzaic Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   Digital Artist
love this art!!
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:iconfirestars-hunter:
firestars-hunter Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm fairly disgusted by this....
Yet I can't stop looking at it...
Very nice artwork, but still, the gore gets to me...
Oh well! Back to Dead Space!

(Anyone get that joke?
...
Anyone?)

Well, actually, gore only bothers me if it's in something that's related to children.
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:iconthegeekofwar:
thegeekofwar Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
dear mushroom god
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:iconbuckoe1:
buckoe1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
haha extreme mario is pretty amazing.
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:iconroflo-felorez:
RoFlo-Felorez Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
looks like something that could be on the Mad show :P
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:icondestroymuse:
destroymuse Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is the scariest thing i have ever seen 8(
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:iconapoca7ypse:
Apoca7ypse Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg... amazing <3
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:icondreamsinstatic:
dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features
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:icondeathwolffox23:
DeathWolfFox23 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
holy crap......
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:iconmasterdevil89:
masterdevil89 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
whoa O_O
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:icondxt85:
Dxt85 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Nicely done!
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:iconlazerbot:
lazerbot Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thats amazing
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:iconthenhi:
thenhi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
F*ck yea! haha
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:icondumpsterkid:
DumpsterKid Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hope u don't mind, but I've displayed this piece on my page in a 'custom box' along with lots of other great pieces.
Clickers will be linked to you ofcourse.
Feel free to check for yourself to see what i mean.
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:iconben7117:
Ben7117 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
awesome man
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:iconeyesofthephasm:
EyesOfThePhasm Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconznaruto:
Znaruto Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
wow this is awesome
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:iconnikki-ns:
nikki-ns Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG...this is AMAZING.
L:heart:ve the gore
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:iconluigiluigi1234:
luigiluigi1234 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
╔══–══╗
║׃׃׃ ██ ׃׃׃║ <- nintendo DS
╞----∙----╡
║+ ██:║
╚══–══╝
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:iconluigiluigi1234:
luigiluigi1234 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
WOAH!!! EPIC!!! Nice blood effects!
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:icondinoliz:
Dinoliz Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hectic! But funny.. :laughing: I think its Lol :D
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:iconkwilerexy:
kwilerexy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
dude this 100% legit. very nice!
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:iconshihiro143:
shihiro143 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
HA!!! XD
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:iconziggy161:
Ziggy161 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Wow xD
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:icontalkingblue:
talkingblue Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Great idea and beautiful finished product.
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:iconbahkauv:
Bahkauv Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
wow, i like the style!
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:iconladyinferno:
LadyInferno Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Ahahaha, Such a fantastic idea... :)
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:iconelastas:
Elastas Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
realistically, I probably won't play it the same way ever again. Ever.
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:iconegg-sterminator:
egg-sterminator Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Luv it.
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:iconarmss:
armss Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
great work
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:iconfalanga:
falanga Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
256Bit :D Cool idea and realization !
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:icondarth-gerko:
darth-gerko Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
... nice!... GORE!! :D
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:iconcode103:
code103 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Luigi has a pigs nose grafted onto the side of his head :D
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:iconitsdarkoutside:
itsdarkoutside Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL YES YES YES!! THAT IS TOOO AWESOME!!! and a great great idea!
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:iconnero1209:
nero1209 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
messy
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:iconspitfire06:
spitfire06 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
I am in love with it!
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:iconkittypaint:
KittyPaint Featured By Owner May 12, 2011   General Artist
Such a strange and hyper-realistic yet cartoonish image of everyone's favorite group of evil-fighting plumbers. The brutality is shocking and is a nice contrast between that of the cute, whimsical nature of the characters<3
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:iconthehypersonic55:
TheHypersonic55 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
I love it, just total brutality here!
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:iconjayd15:
JayD15 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
lol ist very funny
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:icontama-o-hoi:
Tama-o-hoi Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PRO!!! this is how the mario movie should be - id watch it
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:iconastonov:
Astonov Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
So true
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:iconjrakob:
Jrakob Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it's so HD! it's... it's over nine THOUSAND!!!!!! :icontrollface:
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:iconvince-dixon:
Vince-Dixon Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah! That's Super Mario Bros. in a nutshell.:XD:

I really do think people are overreacting with the whole violent video game thing. People like to play video games to feel a sense of empowerment. I know I do.:)

Anyways, excellent work here! The style kinda reminds me of this dark children's story book I read in the past.
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