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6Apr/125

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: What If Edition. Also, Creepy Bunnies.

A few weeks back we posted about Kickstarter funding Double Fine Adventure, with amazing results. Here are 6 Indie video games (including Double Fine Adventure) that Kickstarter made possible. [cracked]

So what's with lists being "top 6"? Whatever happened to top 10? Seriously, it's just 4 more. Stop being so lazy. ANYWAY! Here are the 6 worst endings in video game history, according to Dorkly. And no, Mass Effect 3 isn't in the list. [dorkly]

Hey Kel, why don't you grab a laser, some firecrackers, and a balloon, and meet me in the garage. COME ON, SPICY! Bu-but Kenan... Kenan.. KENAN! AWWW here it goes. [geekologie]

Let's play a little game of "What If".

What if Daleks put their world-destroying ways on hold, and created a relaxation tape? [youtube]

What if Doctor Who regenerated into a girl? There may be some credibility to an April Fools joke/rumor. [blastr]

What if they made a Doctor Who RPG in the 90s. [collegehumor]

What if Angry Birds were an 80s PC game. [youtube]

What if Alfred Hitchcock movies were Nintendo game box-art? [geekologie]

What if video games were actually children's books? [dorkly]

What if Yoda spoke normally? [vimeo]

What if you still had all the toys from your childhood, and kept them in good condition? How much would they be worth? [buzzfeed]

What if Scorpian, from Mortal Kombat, were to replace Mario in Super Mario Bros? [howtogeek]

What if a Rainbow Pegacorn were turned into an amazingly detailed cake? [geekologie]

As we all know, Easter is this Sunday, and this post wouldn't be complete without a couple Easter related links.

Tired of the same old Easter-egg hunt every year? Why not have an Easter-egg hunt in the dark, with glowing eggs? Here's a super simple way to make glow-in-the-dark eggs. [howtogeek]

Where my Peeps at?!? Well, this being Easter, they're everywhere. So much so that they've had some spare time to recreate some Sci-Fi dioramas. [blastr]

And finally, let's take a look at some Easter eggs gone geek. [dorkly]



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16Mar/121

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: (insert edition here) Edition

Hello, and welcome to the Round-Up. (I totally stole that from the Yogscast) I have to say it's been a pretty mellow week. The only exciting thing I did was place my Pineapple Mint plant from a small pot into a large pot, and placed it outside. DON'T ALL JUMP UP WITH EXCITEMENT ALL AT ONCE. Be still your hearts.

Wow, there's so much random stuff this week, I don't know where to begin... I guess I'll just close my eyes, point to my computer, and whatever link I point to, that's what I'll begin with.

And the winner IS..... AH! A link from last week that I decided to cut, because it didn't quite fit, and I had a ton of links already.

If Star Trek's warp drive were possible, it quite well could destroy the Universe, or at least anything in front of the ship as you came out of warp drive. Yes, people actually did a study about this. It's good to know we're researching important things, like cancer, and aids, and how many licks it actually DOES take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop. [universetoday]

Check it out, it's a REAL flying DeLorean! No, seriously! SERIOUSLY! Ok, fine... it's an RC flying DeLorean, using a quadricopter, but it's still freakin' awesome, and just 1 step closer to the real thing. [geekologie]

Last week I showed you Superman vs Hulk. This week it's Stan Lee vs Superman. This time it's words and not fists doing the fighting. This is Stan Lee arguing about the lack of "science" behind DC's superheroes. Mainly Superman. (also I started 3 sentences in a row with the word "this") [blastr]

Wake up in the morning feeling like L. Skywalker. Grab my bag, I'm out this tauntaun, gonna leave this city. You know your hatred for your alarm clock as soon as it beeps. That urge you get to just throw it against the wall. WELL NOW YOU CAN! With your very own Jedi Training Remote Alarm Clock! [geekosystem]

What's better than Darth Vader playing the bagpipes? Darth Vader playing the bagpipes in a kilt? Not awesome enough for  you? How about Darth Vader playing the bagpipes, in a kilt, while riding a unicycle. AWWW YEAH! Your dreams have finally come true. [geekosystem]

You know back in middle school, you would always try to sneak in some contraband. Yes, that's right, evil things that you hide in your locker and hope they don't do a locker search. That's right... a Tamagatchi! Here's a list of the top middle school contraband from the 90s. [buzzfeed]

Speaking of things from the 90s, guess what show they're bringing back. If you guessed All That, you're... WRONG, but kinda close. It's Figure It Out. Yep, and not just reruns, but actual new episodes and everything. [buzzfeed]

Why didn't anyone tell me my old-school Game Boy could do this?!? [geekologie]

Oh, Mario... We all love that little red plumber, right? Well guess what... if you look closely, you'll find out that Mario is actually a huge d-bag, and Bowser really isn't such a bad guy. [cracked]

Most all games have the huge mega-boss you have to defeat at the end of the game, but there are some instances where there are regular enemies that prove to be much more difficult to defeat. Here are 6 terrifying baddies, from video games, that you underestimated. [dorkly]

With the new Sim City 5 trailer and screencaps, it's kinda bringing back nostalgia for other Sims games. Remember Sim Ant? Yeah... that happened. Here are 5 Sim City spin-offs that should be revived. [gammasquad]

The game we've all been waiting for, for so long, has finally gotten a release date. That's right, kids. Diablo III is finally here... well... almost. [geekosystem]

Speaking of release dates. The Ninja Turtles reboot has also announced a "time frame" for it's release. [comicbookresources]

Finally, I'll leave you this week with not one, but TWO games.

Sushi Cat. I started playing for the cute, fat kittycatness, but stayed for the jiggle physics. [armorgames]

Shoot the Aliens. It's cowboys vs aliens with a little bit of angry birds thrown in. [howtogeek]


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21Feb/124

Time-Travel Tuesday

For just over a week now, I've been posting a retro TV intro/theme song video on twitter every day, because... nostalgia. Seriously who doesn't love a good, hard slap in the face of the good ol' days, looking back and remembering the sweet theme songs from the 80s and 90s? I totally just sounded like a TIME-LIFE infomercial right there. So I figured, why not do a weekly (or bi-weekly) (or whenever I feel like it) 'Time-Travel Tuesday', where I post a collection of all the theme songs I've posted on Twitter throughout the week. Sounds like a plan, right? Right! LET'S DO THIS!

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16Dec/117

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Let’s Get Creative Edition

Poor Navi. She's only trying to help. =(

How are you my fellow gamers? This week has been pretty post-heavy on Save Point, which is a good thing. Now it's time for all the cool stuff we didn't tell you about. WOOHOO!

It's amazing how technology has become so intuitive that even a bearded dragon, on his basic instincts alone, can play a video game. Dare i say this would be the first bearded dragon to ever play a video game, and probably better than you. [geekosystem]

As a kid, I grew up with LEGO's. To be honest, I wasn't that great at building anything fancier than a house. I mean, you have the green, rectangular base, and you build on top of that, but you couldn't really build anything that wasn't some kind of boxy (not boxxy) looking vehicle, or anything outside the shape of a rectangle. Well guess what. One guy said, "Screw that!" and started making circles and wheels and all kinds of amazing shapes. [brickbending]

Speaking of awesome toys growing up. Let's take a trip down nostalgia lane, with the 90's kid's Christmas list. I can personally that say I owned 10 things on this list at one point. Except, where the heck are the slap bracelets? Oh yeah... they got banned from schools. -_- LAAAMMMEEE!! [buzzfeed]

Last week it snowed in my neck of the woods. The day after it snowed, I decided to try to make a snowman... with lack-luster results. And by "lack-luster results" I mean "I couldn't do it". To my defense, the snow was too fluffy and wouldn't stick together. NEXT TIME, SNOW.... NEXT TIME! I'm guessing the people who created these snowmen knew exactly what type of snow is needed to make these amazing works of nerd art. [gammasquad]

Awesome snowmen isn't where the Christmas creativity ends, not by a long shot. How about taking gingerbread and turning it into an AT-AT. Yeah that's right, or Serenity, the fastest ship in the verse. Take a look at 20 awesome sci-fi gingerbread creations. [blastr]

Remember back in elementary school, around Christmas time, your teacher would sit everybody down and have you all make snowflakes out of folded paper? Remember how yours always turned out looking like Fido got a hold of it? Wouldn't it be nice to go back in time and create super 1337 Star Wars snowflakes, pwning all the other 6 year-olds, and shoving your sick snowflake-making skills in their faces?  Yeah... that WOULD be nice. Sadly, without a TARDIS or a DeLorian this isn't possible, but you can take satisfaction in knowing that at least you can learn how to make such awesomeness now. Star Wars Snowflakes. [anthonyherreradesigns]

Darth Vader, using the force, to create a Christmas choir flash mob. Yes, this happened. My only complaint... needs moar Darth Vader ripping on the electric guitar. [buzzfeed]

Speaking of Darth Vader, why not combine two of the most evil sci-fi villains and mash them up into a bust (not that kind of bust, you pervs) of pure awesomazingness. I present to you, Skelvader! Or is it Darthetor? hmmm... [geekologie]


MIND BLOWN OF THE DAY: A team of guys at MIT have created an imaging system a.k.a. fancy camera, that records 1,000,000,000,000 (that's one trillion) frames per second. As a result it's able to record the speed of light. THAT'S RIGHT FOLKS, you can watch light as it moves toward an object to illuminate it. [gammasquad]

What Friday Round-Up would be complete without some Skyrim links? You knew it was coming. How about a Dragonborn helmet made out of bacon. [geekosystem]

A guy by the name of Benjamin S. has created a mod for the PC version of Skyrim, that let's you speak dragon shouts into your microphone, allowing you to cast them in the game. It has a bit of lag between saying it, and when it happens, but it's still quicker then going into your inventory and selecting different shouts. [geekologie]

To finish up, I'll leave you with a cockatiel whistling the Mario theme song. [geekologie] Ok, cockatiel, now do the theme from Zelda...


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