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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]


Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Things that Are, Things That Weren’t, and Things that Might Be Edition.


I have no crazy stories this week about squirrels or moles or raccoons. All I have is a sad thing that happened this week, which was Davy Jones from the Monkees died. =( He was my favorite Monkee. Also, Word Press should be ashamed of itself for trying to tell me that I spelled "Monkee" wrong. >:[

OK, everybody back aboard the HAPPY TRAIN!! Let's start this crazy Round-Up!

COLORING! Everybody loves coloring. If you say you don't, you're lying. If you tell me you always stay inside the lines, you're lying. Even as an adult you go outside the lines. Don't try to deny it. Well what if you could color with Star Wars crayons? Sure, it might be a bit more difficult to use than your normal crayon, but, IT'S FREAKIN' STAR WARS CRAYONS! [geekologie]

One of the cool things about the 360 and PS3 are the achievements and trophies. They don't really do anything except give us a small sense of accomplishment. What if things in real life gave us achievements. Well, guess what... there is. A company by the name of Roccat is releasing a gaming mouse that gives you real life achievements for reaching certain goals while using the mouse. I've just clicked the mouse 5000 times! WOOOHOOO!! [geekosystem]

Remember last week when I showed you what Batman would look like if he was alive during Medieval times? This week I'm going to show you what he'd look like as Steampunk Batman. There was recently leaked CGI footage for a steampunk Batman game that, sadly, got scrapped, and never happened. [dailywhat]

As it turns out, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood and Assassin's Creed Revelations aren't considered to be Assassin's Creed 3 and 4. There's actually an Assassin's Creed III in the works, with rumors that it will be centered around the American Revolution with a native American assassin. [geekosystem]

While we're talking about games that might be, let's talk about Sim City 5. That's right, you read that correctly. SIM. CITY. 5. You KNOW you all played Sim City. That was "THE GAME" to play, back in the day. Nothing gave more satisfaction than building a city and sending the aliens to destroy it! MUHAHAHAHA, PREPARE TO BE PROBED, TINY CITY PEOPLE!!! Woah, where the heck did that come from? So, yeah... check out some Sim City 5 leaked concept art. [gammasquad]

If there's one thing we ALL do while on the internet is search Google. However, most people don't really know how to use the Google search to it's full potential. With a little bit of reading and practice, you can learn how to search Google LIKE A BOSS! [howtogeek]

What's one of the best things about Doctor Who? The awesome variety of enemies, of course! (among other things) If you've watched the older, original Doctor Who, then you'll notice a big change from how the enemies looked back then, to how they look now. Here's the evolution of Doctor Who enemies. [ugo]

One TV and Movie theme that never seems to get old, is jumping into parallel universes. Here's a list of 11 universe-hopping sci-fi characters who awoke to alternate realities. [blastr]

There are some movies where we see a performance by the actor and are just amazed at how honest and real it looks. In some of those performances, it probably was honest and real. In other words, they weren't acting, but actually reacting. Here's 5 amazing performances from actors who weren't acting. [cracked]



Prepare for a full onslaught of mind-blowing awesomazingness!


Chip Music News: 8 Bit Weapon’s New Album, Plus Weekly Beats 2012! Hot Damn!


I have red hot breaking news straight from the chip music community to deliver forth into your luscious ear holes.

1. 8 Bit Weapon's new album, Bits With Byte

My pals Seth and Michelle (a.k.a. ComputeHer!) are better known on the netterwebz and in iTunes libraries everywhere as 8 Bit Weapon, and they create some totally rad music with their GameBoys and other neat-o hardware that can sometimes double as Mario-playing machines. Their new album, Bits With Byte, is awesome, and I recommend you take a listen! They are cool people and even cooler musicians, so show some love.

2. Weekly Beats 2012

Trash80, better known as my favorite chipmusic musician of all time ever EVER, is the genius behind the brand new Weekly Beats project. This concept involves musicians and artists everywhere composing one (1) song per week FOR THE REST OF ETERNITY.    ...Or at least until the end of the year. This means you're bound to hear some really cool experimental stuff from really talented people. They're just moving into week 3, so you can easily catch up on the cool tunes already posted.


Nick’s Friday Round-Up: BLOW… YOUR… MIND… EDITION

That was your mind, and that's the little girl who doesn't give two flying flips about it. Nick's Round-Up for Friday the 13th has begun. I'm gonna start of small and build up to the mind explosion. Let us commence.

I'll begin with something food-related. I'm actually a pretty good cook. Especially when it comes to baking. I've never had any training, so for any of us in the same boat, we tend to believe some things about cooking that are actually lies, ALL LIES!! Here are 9 ridiculous cooking myths that most of you probably thought to be truths. HAHA, SUCKERS! Oh wait... I have to admit, believed a couple of them. Maybe now, Lisa will be able to cook something besides cereal... Probably not. [cracked]

Here's a bit of nostalgia. I remember growing up, waking up early every Saturday to watch cartoons. When Saturday-morning cartoons were GOOD. Not like the crap they show today. Here are some cartoons from the 1990's that we want back, and that today's generation could benefit from. Maybe they'll actually grow some brain cells back that they've lost from the complete stupidity of today's cartoons.[ugo]

I'm not one to ever have any kind of interest in makeup, but this particular line actually caught my eye. A new brand called Fotoshop by Adobé. Remove wrinkles with a swipe of the brush. Lose those 40 extra pounds and reshape your body without the mess of surgery. It also works for men, animals, landscapes, and pretty much whatever you want to change. Check it out. Fotoshop by Adobé [vimeo]

Google Maps has given us a few lulz now and then with things they've captured as they've intrusively driven down our streets, taking pictures. Some of the things they've caught, they've actually had to blur out. This instance, as of yesterday, was not blurred. Sadly I just now checked it, and they blurred it. GRRRR. However, you can still see it, even with the blur.  Just click on the blur. The blur is a woman walking. You won't be disappoint. [google maps] UPDATE: I found a website that saved the original pictures. Now you can fully enjoy the lulz! [flowerpoop]

As you all know, I love Skyrim. If you haven't figured that out by now, well then, apparently you don't read my Round-Ups very often, which is your own loss. Have you ever thought to yourself, "I wonder what Skyrim would be like in the present day?" Well, the good people at GroBroPros, on youtube, have created a video of that very thing. Here is SKYRIM 2012 [youtube]

You remember watching The Street Fighter series, right? Well our good pals at TheGameStation have created a new video spoof of the show Pawn Stars, creatively called, PWN Stars. If you don't laugh during this video, you've either never watched Pawn Stars, or never played any Legend of Zelda games. In either case, you're dead to me. [youtube]

I've been holding on to this link for the past few weeks. Since before Christmas. I believe now is the time to post it to you. A company in France has developed a special lighting display called CT Light Concept. Basically, it's able to project a 3D-style lighting display onto buildings, and thus opening new areas of awesome! Let the mind-blowing begin! [gammasquad]

If you've ever been to NYC or LA or Vancouver, or well, basically any big city with a good source of tourism, then you've seen a busker or two. a.k.a. street performer. I've seen people with some pretty amazing talents, but NOTHING quite like this. This guy absolutely blows me away. Apparently he didn't listen when his mom told him not to finger-paint on the walls, and it's a good thing he didn't. Whenever I finger-paint, it comes out looking like this. Whatever... I suck. Just watch the video. [youtube]

Here ya go. You can thank me later. [b3ta]

AND NOW... THE MOST EPIC THING YOU WILL EVER SEE, EVER! EVER! I tried to prepare you for this a couple days ago. I honestly don't think there's enough time to be able to train yourself to handle something this awesomazing. Maybe a mute monk up in the mountains of somewhere, with 50 years of training, but other than that, no. I am not responsible for anything that may happen to you during the viewing of this video. You can't say I didn't warn you. Lisa, if there's one thing you click on in all my Round-Ups, this would be the thing. [youtube]