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If Gates ruled our games...

Last week's sort-of rumor about Bill Gates wanting to buy out Nintendo prompted news and...

Last week's sort-of rumor about Bill Gates wanting to buy out Nintendo prompted news and discussion site Fark.com to speculate on what classic Nintendo games would have looked like had they come out of the Redmond software mill.

Photoshop-wielding fans came up with some rather alarming suggestions. The winning entries are led by an image of Clippy, the frustratingly immortal helper icon in Microsoft Office, trying to help Nintendo's Legend of Zelda hero, Link, defeat a foe. We also liked the idea of combining Tetris and disk defragmentation.