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15Mar/134

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

Once again, I ran across a video that absolutely deserves to be spotlighted in this post, so here it is. Possibly the best video ever to grace the stage of the internet.

Want to really screw with peoples minds? Decorate your house with glitch furniture. Make your house look like a dying computer screen. [io9]

If you need an amazing graphic of war-torn Syria, go ahead and grab a picture from Assassin's Creed. This news station did. [geekosystem]

Who's fingers are THAT small to make a half-inch papercraft Millennium Falcon. [blastr]

Let's scale things up a bit with a life size papercraft Zelda. [geekologie]

If you haven't heard, which I don't know how you couldn't have, there's a kickstarter to raise $2,000,000 to help make a Veronica Mars movie. Within the first 4 hours, it had already received 1 million, which is just one of at least 3 records it broke for kickstarter. As of me writing this, it's already surpassed that, by earning $3.3 million. Let me say that VM is my second favorite shows ever, and this pleases me greatly. [wired]

The previous wired article raised many questions, such as if people were duped into actually giving money toward the project. Here is a conversation by some IGN editors to help answer these questions. [youtube]

With the success of the Veronica Mars movie kickstarter, there's even a possibly of another one of my top favorite shows ever to have a movie. Chuck! [blastr]

Now why would you want to manually switch songs, when your headphones can do it for you by reading your mind based on your mood. [geekologie]

Minecraft, in my opinion, is an amazing game, and now it's even being used as an educational tool, possibly the ultimate educational tool. [geekosystem]

As it turns out, elderly people who play video games tend to be happier and more active. [geekosystem]

There are games that have amazing launches, earning buttloads of money, and then there are some that nearly flop, however, a bad launch doesn't necessarily mean the game will fail. Here are the 9 worst videogame launches of all time. [dorkly]

Just because there's been a lack of news about a new sequel to Bill and Ted, doesn't mean the movie has been delayed. Movies just take time. [blastr]


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1Mar/130

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Quick Fix Edition

As I was searching for all the links, I ran across this video, and felt it deserved to be the focal point of this weeks round-up. So enjoy the video, with a couple extra links thrown in.

SUPER MARIO BROS. 3, FINAL LEVEL, IN ALL OF ITS FIRST PERSON AWESOMENESS

For you cat lovers, you can make your very own Super Mario Piranha Plant cat tree. [instructables]

A bunkbed turned into an X-Wing Figher. [geekologie]

For those who are too lazy or clumsy to separate their Oreos, a man has invented a machine that can do it for you. [geekosystem]

Videogames wouldn't be the same without evil corporations. Here are the 20 most evil corporations in videogame history. [dorkly]


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22Feb/131

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

Some people have no idea how to decorate their living room. Well this guy did. He figured, "Why not turn it into a huge diorama of the battle of Hoth." "Honey! Do we have any cardboard?!?" [geekologie]

"Keep it, I got a Pit Bull now!" Well... for $13,000. Griff's original hoverboard prop from the movie is for sale on ebay. [geekologie]

So ya know how there's a kickstarter to fund an actual Death Star? Well now there's a kickstarter to fund an Xwing squadron to combat the Death Star. Folks, you can't make this stuff up. [geekosystem]

More diorama fun! A LEGO diorama of a bunch of scenes from Star Wars. Don't you wish you could shrink down and just walk through it at scale size? [blastr]

I don't know how you all feel about 3D, but for any Doctor Who fans, it looks as if the 50th Anniversary special will be in 3D. So grab those glasses and prepare yourselves. [blastr]

The original DeLorean from BTTF has been fully restored to it's amazing, time traveling, glory. I, for one, am very happy about this. [geekologie]

The Ghostbusters headquarters built out of LEGOs. How do they fit all those ghosts inside a containment unit THAT small? [gammasquad]

Here's a look at the cast of the original Star Trek series, if they were created by Pixar. [blastr]

Remember those groundbreaking graphics when Doom first came out? Well take a look at what it would look like if it was created with today's graphic technology. [geekologie]

Moar LEGO stuffs! It looks as if LEGO will officially be releasing an X-Wing Starfighter. [geekosystem]

Who's your favorite comic book villain? For me, it's the Joker, of course. I'm also a pretty big fan of Carnage. Here's a list of the top 25 comic book villains of all time. [dorkly]

If you've been itching to become a Jedi master, but lack the light saber fighting skills, well now you can take a class to learn how to fight with those pretty sabers of light. (rhyming was unintentional, but welcomed) [blastr]

Back in the day everybody wanted to get in on the videogame craze, including all kinds of food companies. Most were lame, but a few of them stood out and shined. Here are some actual GOOD video games that were based on junk food. [gammasquad]

 


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8Feb/132

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

It was only a matter of time before somebody made a real hot air balloon that looked like the one from "Up", house included. [geekologie]

The Final Fantasy series got a little classy with a symphony dedicated to it. [geekosystem]

With the progression of video games, are "boss fights" relevant anymore? [gammasquad]

Well it looks as if most of Gamestop's, and other second-hand video game selling companies will soon see their businesses slow to a crawl. The Next-gen Xbox games will only work for it's original owner. I have a feeling that not a lot of people are going to be happy about this. Myself included. [geekosystem]

Kickstarter, you so crazy. Since the government has official declined our requests to build a real Death Star, Kickstarter has taken it upon themselves to fund it. [geekosystem]

In amazeballs news, Half Life and Portal are connected with J.J. Abrams, and movies are in the works. [blastr]

The most important emergency practice drills you can perform in a zoo are for when the zebra escapes. Zebra escapes are SRS BSNS! Now let's throw someone in a zebra costume and run this drill! [geekosystem]

With Disney owning Star Wars, awesome things are happening, such as spinoff movies. Yes please! [blastr]

 


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1Feb/134

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: It’s My Birthday Edition!

Yes, folks, as is states in the title, today is my birthday! After an entire year of gaining XP, I've finally leveled up. So other than that, this Round-Up will go on as usual. Please enjoy.

I grew up watching the original Transformers series. I loved, and still love Transformers. Yes, I even enjoyed the Michael Bay movies. Why? Uhhh.. Transformers, that's why! I have no reservations about saying that on this site, because Lisa's not even gonna read this, so it don't even matter. haha OK, BACK ON POINT...  During the course of the existence of Transformers, there have been a few... bizarre ones to say the least. [geekosystem]

Want to be a genius, or at least look like you are? Try these nifty tricks! [cracked]

If you enjoy a good pair of high heels then why not buy yourself a nerded out pair of R2D2 high heels. You'll be the envy of everyone at the party. [geekologie]

None of you can say you haven't imagined how awesome it would be to have a super power, but there are a few super powers that look like they'd be amazing to have, but in real world physics and what-not, they would suck. [cracked]

Now why isn't everyone's grandpa as awesome as this guy? Grandpa plays Call of Duty and Halo, and totally enjoys every minute of it. To be honest, he'd probably kick my but. I've stated many times in the past... I suck at FPSs. I won't even front. [geekologie]

There is now, officially, a director for Star Wars Episode VII. [geekosystem]

Do you have a video game room, but it's missing that one thing that you can't quite place your finger on? Well look no more, I've found it for you. You need this wooden NES controller coffee table, DUH! [geekologie]

Most of the time video games based off of movies or TV shows, to put it mildly, SUCK! However, once in a while you get a gem or two that don't. Here are the 10 greatest videogames based on TV shows. [dorkly]

As we all know, Valentine's Day is 2 weeks away. What do you get for your significant other? How about a geeky Valentine's card! [gammasquad]

Also, if you want to give me a b-day present. Go check out my Minecraft series on my Youtube channel. Any Likes, Subscribes and comments are great b-day presents! [youtube]

 


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25Jan/130

Trufax about Sloths

There will be no Friday Round-Up today. Instead, please enjoy this video about Sloths.


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18Jan/132

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Awesome Videos Edition

The first video today is Toy Story. I know you're asking, "Toy Story? What's so great about that?" My reply is, "This is the entire Toy Story movie, re-created, shot-for-shot, with real toys." Enjoy! [geekologie]

Next on the list, we have a live action, Sonic the Hedgehog fan-film. And to add that extra little bit of awesome, they got Jaleel White to voice Sonic. [howtogeek]

This is a stop motion video, in Minecraft, that shows the building of a house. Trust me, it's WAY more amazing than it sounds. If you're any kind of fan of Minecraft, you can appreciate all the work that went into making this video. Even using creative mode, this still would have taken an extremely long time. [howtogeek]

Making a snowman is always a fun thing to do during the winter, but how about destroying them? Here are 10 ways to destroy a snowman... in slow motion. [youtube]

Even the most simple tasks, like clipping your fingernails, becomes over complicated in outer space. [youtube]

In the past, I posted a picture of the TARDIS from Doctor Who mashed up to look like the DeLoreon from Back to the Future. Well it seems someone took that concept and made a short animated video of it. Doctor Who in the world of Back to the Future. [howtogeek]

And to end out the awesome videos, I have a Buffy/Twilight video mashup. Buffy meets Edward. Edward stalks Buffy. Buffy kills Edward. Sounds good to me! [blastr]

This ends our awesome videos section of the Round-Up. BUT WAIT! I still have a few more links for you.

Duck Hunt 2. Need I say more? Get to shooting those ducks! Also, the dog isn't as annoying. In fact, he's pretty cool this time around. [howtogeek]

If you happen to be visiting China, you should check out their new bootlegged World of Warcraft theme park, called Joyland World. Seems legit. [geekologie]

Speaking of World of Warcraft, it looks as if WoW players have broken the fundraising record for hurricane Sandy relief. Who said gamers are lazy and don't care about real life stuff. [geekosystem]

So.... Myspace is back and all rebooted and everything. [geekosystem]

There's now a possibility that we could get a live-action star wars series on ABC. Ya know... with Disney owning Star Wars and all that... [blastr]

 


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11Jan/132

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

Whether you're a little kid or a big kid, if you're a fan of Doctor Who, this is a must-have item. [geekologie]

Remember back in the day when they had a show called MTV Cribs? Mix that with some weightlessness and you've got awesomesauce all over the place. Here's a tour of the International Space Station in the style of MTV Cribs. [howtogeek]

Some people are too smart and creative for their own good. This dude altered an oldschool Game Boy to where he can mount his Android phone onto it, and use the Game Boy as a game app controller. [geekosystem]

A dude goes through fast food drive-thru's disguised as the driver seat. MAJOR lulz ensue. [geekologie]

Sometimes games getting cancelled before being released is a good thing, sometimes not. Either way, what happened has happened.  Here are 10 of the greatest cancelled projects in videogame history. [dorkly]

Want to play ice cube Tetris in your water glass? WE ALL DO! Although, I'm not sure how you're gonna get all that ice in one little glass, but that's not the point. The point is that there's a DIY on how to make your own Tetris ice cube molds. [howtogeek]

You don't have to be a card player to need these. Official Legend of Zelda playing cards. [geekologie]

If you haven't yet seen the trailer for Pacific Rim, you should totally go watch it. You may notice a familiar voice in the trailer. Yep, that's the voice of GLaDOS from Portal, but only in the trailer. The voice will be a bit different for the actual movie. [kotaku]

Playing video games makes you a better employee. More specifically... hardcore WoW players make better employees. YEP! This is true. [blastr]

2012 is over and it's time for another year of videogames. Here are a few lessons that game developers can learn from 2012 gaming. [gammasquad]

If you haven't seen Wreck-It Ralph yet, what's the matter with you? On the plus side, you'll be able to download it before it gets released on DVD and Blu-Ray. [geekosystem]

LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes is coming this fall! If it's anything like LEGO Batman 2, then it's definitely a must buy. [warpzoned]

I'm a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I feel pretty confident to say that most of you are as well. Recently one of the stunt coordinators who worked on the show started releasing some behind-the-scenes stunt footage on Youtube. Why are you still reading? GO WATCH IT! [blastr]

Also, don't forget to check out my Minecraft series on Youtube. Yes, this is shameless self promotion. I can live with that. [youtube]


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4Jan/130

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

Once again, we have awesome LEGO things. First off, we have a Bioshock Big Daddy LEGO sculpture. [geekologie]

Secondly we have Fhloston Paradise from the Fifth Element, recreated in LEGO. [howtogeek]

Do you miss your most favorite Hostess snack that could survive an apocalypse but not a cooperation shutdown? Well to fill that void, Little Debbie has taken it upon themselves to give you, what they call, Cloud Cakes. "But it's not the same!", you say? WELL SUCK IT UP AND DEAL WITH IT, BECAUSE IT'S THE BEST YOU'RE GONNA GET! [geekologie]

If the Legend of Zelda video game franchise isn't awesome enough, we now have a fan-made series as if the Legend of Zelda were a modern-day cartoon, and it's actually pretty awesome. [blastr]

If you're a Batman fan, and honestly, who isn't? You're most defs gonna want these Batman bookshelves. Even if you don't read those things called books, it's still pretty awesome to just have on your wall. [geekologie]

So a guy decided to eat the entire Hobbit menu from Denny's, in 20 minutes. Well there goes his New Year's resolution to lose weight. [blastr]

Here are the 12 greatest launch games of all time. Did you buy any of them at launch? Which one's your favorite? ANSWER MY QUESTIONS, PEOPLE!! [dorkly]

In a previous Round-Up, I introduced you to a video called Mario Warfare. Well folks... here's episode 2. [geekosystem]

Speaking of new episodes. If you're savvy to the internets past, you may have heard of a cartoon called Charlie the Unicorn. It has since spawned episodes, 2 and 3. Well, for your viewing pleasure, they now have episode 4. Have fun Charliiiiiiiieeeee..... [geekosystem]

In all of videogame history, we currently live in the greatest era for gaming, ever, and here's 7 reasons why. [dorkly]

If you've ever wanted to know exactly how to build your favorite Star Wars space ship, but didn't know the exact specs, then here's your chance, with blueprints. [blastr]

The old school video game, Dune 2, is now a browser game. So go forth and waste all your free time. Don't forget to have that extra google tab open in your browser for when you feel like playing it at work. [gammasquad]


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28Dec/123

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Self-Serving Edition

Today's Round-Up is a little bit different. I have a few links for you, but I kinda want to promote myself a little bit. I'm considering starting a Minecraft Youtube series, and I've uploaded the first video. So as my test audience, if you have the time, go watch it and throw me some suggestions and comments. Let me know what ya think, and what I can do to make it more entertaining.

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If you didn't quite get what you wanted for Christmas, you can trade in those bunny slippers for a Super Mario, Final Level leather belt. [geekologie]

If that's not  cool enough for you, how about an $800 Illuminated Batman chess set. Seriously... this thing is awesome. [geekologie]

In a previous round-up I posted about a fan-made Back to the Future LEGO DeLorean set. Well now it turns out that LEGO is making it an OFFICIAL LEGO set. WOOHOO! [gammasquad]

If you had the leg lamp from A Christmas Story on your Christmas list, then you may want an upgrade to a Star Wars droid leg lamp instead. [geekologie]

With Nintendo Power finally ending it's magazine publication, it looks as if Nintendo Force is going to pick up where Nintendo Power left off. [geekosystem]

Dead Space 3 can hear you scream! Seriously. It will also change the gameplay accordingly. [warpzoned]

A cat that jumps whenever it hears the jump sound from Super Mario Bros. Hilarity is inevitable. [geekologie]

For the Doctor Who 50th anniversary, the UK is releasing Doctor Who stamps. For you hardcore fans, you may want to get in touch with your UK friends to send you some. [geekosystem]


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