Seth Rogen Made a Duck Hunt Revelation That Changes Everything

Super Smash Bros., YouTube
Super Smash Bros., YouTube

When the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) debuted in North America in the fall of 1985, one of the original games packaged with the console was Duck Hunt. According to former Nintendo employee Gail Tilden, Duck Hunt was an example of a "pick up and play game." Players pointed the Zapper light gun at their television screen, aimed at the waterfowl, and fired.

It was intuitive: There wasn't any real need to read the instruction manual. If they had, maybe minds wouldn't have been blown to the degree they were this week when actor Seth Rogen casually tweeted that most of us have been playing the game all wrong for the past three decades.

Duck Hunt, for those of you who barely remember or were prohibited from having an NES, was a rudimentary shooting game that left everyone but the person holding the Zapper slightly bored. Being able to use a second controller to change the duck's flight pattern would have added some degree of tension in the living room. Judging from the online reaction, most people didn't realize this was an option.

The manual [PDF] makes mention of it, indicating that the control pad is "Used with Game A [one duck] for second player to control duck's flight pattern." The duck can be manipulated vertically and horizontally until the color of the sky changes, at which point the animal automatically flies away to safety and the player controlling the duck has won.

This may or may not compel people to drag their NES consoles from basements to try it for themselves. Just don't expect any more startling revelations: Despite urban legends, players have never been able to shoot the smug dog laughing at their ineptitude.

[h/t Mashable]

Netflix's Stranger Things Season 3 Video Is Full of Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed

Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.

Stranger Things's third season was full of many surprising twists and turns, not to mention some awkward teen romances. While the gruesome Mind Flayer and the evil Russians were no doubt terrifying, the show kept its sweet touch of nostalgia due mainly to the fact that the Hawkins gang is now smack-dab in the middle of the 1980s.

It doesn’t take a keen eye to see many of the series's '80s references, particularly in the latest season. With scenes taking place at the new mall, references from the decade—including Hot Dog on a Stick, Sam Goody, and Back to the Future—are all part of the setting. However, creators Ross and Matt Duffer wanted to pay true homage to the decade, and thus left Easter eggs throughout the season that you likely missed.

Luckily for us, as BGR reports, Netflix has just released a video explaining the hidden references (with the New Coke debate, Mrs. Wheeler’s erotica novel, and Hopper’s Tom Selleck-inspired Hawaiian shirt among some of our favorites).

Check out the full video above and see what you missed!

[h/t BGR]

Disney's Lady and the Tramp Remake Will Star a Mixed-Breed Rescue Dog Named Monte


Following the success of The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp will be the next classic Disney movie to be revamped in 2019. And while most of Disney's live-action remakes boast star-studded casts, the lead in this upcoming film is totally unknown. That's because Monte, a mixed-breed dog from Phoenix, Arizona, spent his pre-Hollywood days living in animal shelters.

As AZ Central reports, Monte will make his film debut as Tramp when Lady and the Tramp releases alongside the launch of Disney+, the company's upcoming streaming service, on November 12. In the original 1955 animated movie, Tramp was portrayed as a mutt who lived on the streets, so instead of looking for a purebred dog to portray the character, producers stayed faithful to the source material.

Monte lived in a New Mexico animal shelter before transferring to HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix. When the filmmakers went there in search of a star for their movie, he instantly won them over. Like Tramp, Monte is a mixed-breed dog, but the shelter doesn't know exactly what his background is, other than being part terrier. Despite his scrappy appearance, Monte is very well-behaved. He knows how to sit, walk on a leash, and he's friendly with everyone he meets, according to the shelter.

The Lady and the Tramp crew adopted Monte in April 2018, and earlier this month, Disney released the first promotional image of him for the film. It features Monte snuggling up with his co-star, Rose, who plays Lady. True to the original, Lady is portrayed by a purebred cocker spaniel. Though you likely don't recognize the dogs on the poster, you may have heard of the voice actors who will bring them to life: Justin Theroux is playing Tramp and Tessa Thompson is Lady.

[h/t AZ Central]