Well, I don’t particularly love either, but maybe this is for you?
Great Gatsby: THE VIDEOGAAAAME!
Thanks for the tip, Dan!
you’re chasing a blinking green pixel, right?
First you have to get a boat and beat on, against the current, ceaselessly. My thumb got sore.
You joke, but — have you beaten the first level yet?
This…this might be the most beautiful moment of my life. I…I think I need to be alone, to process the joy. The pure, pure joy.
The terrible thing is, I couldn’t beat it.
Still better than “A Seperate Peace”.
My favourite part of the Great Gatsby was when Fitzgerald threw his hat at all those butlers.
I especially liked how he threw all those hats at the flapper girls doing the Charleston.
My favorite part was collecting the martini glass.
Game over, old sport. Damn…
Every high school essay on this book will now refer to ‘Level 3′ somewhere.
The Diving Bell and The Butterfly is the hardest videogame I’ve ever played. #toosoon
WHUT DA FUK IS DA GR8 GATZBEE? NEVAH HUURD OF DAT CHEETAH. WHO IZ HE? SUM SORTA VIDYA GAME?
And to the winner goes a chicken dinner.
How many levels do I have to beat before I enable the Daisy Bucannon?
^more up votes please^
If there’s a problem with this game, it’s that the adaptation is TOO faithful.
BNPG: Video Game Novels
Mega Man & The Sea
Super Mario Bros Karamazov
The Man Who Would Be King Hippo
Sense, Sensibility and Super Metroid
The Mario Bros. Karamazov
WHAT? How did I not see that FLW JUST wrote that?!
Donna Darko 2.0
Sorry old bean, I beat you to it.
The Sound and The Fatal Fury
The Devil in Liberty City
Gravity’s Rainbow Road
You? Never! Did the Kenosha Kid Icarus?
World of Warcraft and Peace
Don Quixote Kong
Streetfighter named Desire
The Contra of Monte Cristo
Ender’s Game & Watch
Number the Starfox
To Hunt a Duckingbird
The Mega Man in the Iron Mask
Heart of Perfect Darkness
Duck Hunt for Red October
The GoldenEye Compass
Men Punch-Out!!! Women
you are all geniuses XO
The Young Duke Nukem
Matthew, Mark, Luke Nukem..
Torah the Dinosaur Hunter
OK, STOP head pants now!
The art of total war.
Final Fantasy 451
This may not be my best entry, but it’s my personal fav because I like Final Fantasy, and in case you guys don’t know, the main series is currently up to Final Fantasy 14, with most numbered FF’s spawning multiple sequels and prequels of their own. So while this is a Fahrenheit 451 reference, I feel it’s not too unrealistic that there will one day be a 451th game under the Final Fantasy banner. #SONERDY
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfenstein?
The Wind Up Angry Bird Chronicle
Master and Bionic Commando
Master of Orion 2 and Commander
Master and Command and Conquer
The Legend of Zelda Fitzgerald
I was trying to figure out a way to reference Zelda. You are a gentleman and a scholar. FUN FACT: Princess Zelda was named after Zelda Fitzgerald! It…wasn’t the most auspicious choice.
A Wrinkle in the Ocarina of Time.
It’s a bit of a stretch.
The House on Silent Hill
To The Lighthouse of the Dead
House of the Dead Leaves.
On The Simpsons Road Rage
Brave New World of Warcraft
The Remains of the Day of the Tentacle
Their Wiis Were Watching God.
Far From the Madden NFL Crowd
Nineteen Eighty Four?
We Have Always Lived in the Castlevania
I capture the Castlevania
The Heart Is a Lonely Spy Hunter
The GoldenestEye (boo! get off the stage!)
Dr. Mario & Mr. Hyde
The Prince of Persia and the Pauper
King Solomon’s Minesweeper
The Metroid Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
Fantastic Mr. Star Fox
Pitfall! and the Pendulum
Beyond Good and Resident Evil.
The Girl With the Double Dragon Tattoo.
Ayesha: TheTail of Yoshi
If on a Winter Games a traveler
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s NES
A Clean, Well-Lighted Space Invader
The Decline of Sid Meier’s Civilization
MLB 11: Catcher in the Rye
Crouching Tiger Hidden Double Dragon.
I tried playing “War and Peace”, but couldn’t make it past the second level.
So does this make the Cliff’s Notes like a strategy guide?
Between this and the in depth analysis of Goodnight Moon that I read today, I’ve literaturely had a great day.
I was enjoyed the “Finnegans Wake” game until I realized that when you reach the end, you are just back at the start again. Like Spy Hunter.
In the videogame of “The Sound and the Fury”, after you beat a level, you start over again as another character. And the game gets easier as it goes.
In videogame of “Endgame”, you lose if you move.
Up, Up, Down, Down, West Egg, East Egg, West Egg, East Egg, B, A, Start
There is no way to beat this game. You can only hope to survive to tell the tale.
And the Pulitzer goes to: Duke Nukem 3D: The Novel!
This shouldn’t have been a reply…
“Against the Day” by Thomas Pynchon actually has a Tertris reference in it:
“…Padzhitnoff’s own specialty being to arrange for bricks and masonry, always in the four block fragments which had become his ‘signature,’ to fall on and damage targets…”
And now we know why it takes him a decade between books.
And also that I can’t spell Tetris.
BOOO GET OFF THE STAGE!!!
(Just kidding. Stay on the stage. Here, I brought you a bottle of water so your throat wouldn’t get scratchy.)
I remember enjoying my first reading of this book back in high school, but then my English Literature teacher had to screw it all up for our entire class by flunking all of our papers because we weren’t allowed to use the word “is” in them. She did this to us the whole semester. My mom was always complaining how I was doing a terrible job in this class and I challenged her to do one for me. She had to read “As I Lay Dying” and got a C-. When she found out her grade, she told me that my teacher is a huge bitch.
That a great story!
Someone wrote a book without using the letter “e.” I think it’s called Void? Not sure. Never read it. No interest. Interesting stunt, though!
Maybe your teacher wrote it.
It’s called “A Void” and what’s more nuts is that it’s a translation of a French book that’s also e-less, called “La Disparition”.
Ugh. Don’t even wanna think about what she’s doing nowadays.
Oof. I know English teachers like this. I’ll bet it comes from trying to get students not to write in passive voice, right? There is the admirable intention to teach student to avoid using the passive so much that turns into this insane insistence that it should NEVER be used, which is spectacularly stupid.
I for one enjoy the passive voice. It sounds so epic. The Pants of Carl, for example!
Writing without the verb “to be” is actually, like, A Thing. It’s called “English-Prime” or more commonly “E-Prime” or E’. The wikipedia entry is here. However, it was invented by linguists as a way to reveal (playfully) the workings of the copula in English, and not, as your teacher would have it, a deeply misguided arbitrary rule meant to instill some other arbitrary rules (against the passive OR WHATEVER). I don’t like your teacher.
Your teacher sounds like a shitty teacher.
wut is dis?! sum sorta viday… o…. w8 a sec
Half Life of Pi
I am personally a bigger fan of the Diarrhea Dan game, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBcrTucxiRc. It is my favorite of Fitzgerald’s work.
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