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Illustration for article titled iPokémon/i, pinball, and supervillains liven up the World Cup

While the United States’ elimination from the 2014 World Cup means that it’s safe once again for Americans to not care about soccer, sports-hating nerds in other countries are still in terrible danger of being forced by well-meaning friends to watch, talk about, and generally be bombarded by news about men kicking a ball. Luckily, the filmmakers at sportsbets.co.au have created a way for non-fans to stay conscious while being rambled at about that ludicrous display yesterday—merge it with Pokémon.


Even if you’re not a fan of Nintendo’s enormously popular game series, it’s hard to deny that having fire-belching dragons and knife-armed predators wandering the pitch wouldn’t liven up a 0-0 tie. But if watching players get sucked into Pokéballs really isn't your thing, Sportsbets still has you covered. They've also produced videos of the World Cup being played inside a pinball machine—it turns out that fast moving metal spheres are hell on players’ shins—and Gotham City—a controversial choice because it’s “fictional, and full of supervillains”.

[via Laughing Squid]

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