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24May/131

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

In movies, there's a thing called "foreshadowing". This is when a movie shows you something early in the movie, seemingly for no reason, so when it happens again later in the movie, it makes sense. Sometimes it's in your face, while other times it's tiny clues that you can completely miss. Here are 5 examples. [cracked]

Someone built a full-scale X-Wing Figher... out of 5 million LEGOs. [blastr]

A father/son team put together a full-size arcade in their basement. I wouldn't even consider doing this. The main reason being that my basement is filled with spiders, and there's no way I'm going down there. [geekologie]

There has always been a battle between the Star Wars fandom and the Trekkies. With that said, you should watch this video. Death Star vs Enterprise. [blastr]

Ever wondered to yourself what Batman and Superman would smell like? Well wonder no more. You can purchase their cologne. I'm serious... [geekologie]

A big part of selling a videogame is the cover art. Some are amazing, while others are definitely something to be desired. Here are the 20 worst videogame covers of all time. [dorkly]

There are some games out there that people have played for so long, that they don't realize some of the rules they're using aren't officially rules at all. However, these rules do tend to make THE GAME more fun. Case in point... [cracked]

When you're too lazy to walk to your xbox to switch out the game disc, you build a 32 disc changing carousel out of LEGOs. Me... I just use the force. [geekologie]

Someone finally did it. They made a real-life fire-breathing Super Mario Bros. Piranha Plant. I'm not jumping over that. I value my sun-deprived skin. [geekosystem]

There've been many Legend of Zelda games throughout the franchise, but which are the best ones? Here are the top 10. [dorkly]

You know when you purchase a new laptop, you get it home, fire it up, and there's tons and tons of crap already installed on it? Yeah... people are actually paid to slow your laptop down, on purpose, with all that stuff. [howtogeek]

Want to feel really dumb and have your geek-cred go down -5 points? This 4 year old girl knows more about comics than you do. [blastr]

 


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10May/130

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

What happens when you give somebody 150,000 LEGOs? A HUGE MESS! Oh wait... that's if you give them to me. If you give them to some much more creative people, you get a recreation of the Battle of Helm's Deep. [gammasquad]

Ok, what if you give someone a bunch of multi-colored twistie-ties? Once again, if you give them to me, all you're gonna get is a bunch of spiral shapes because I wrapped them around my fingers. If you give them to someone else, you get twistie-tie sculptures of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. [geekologie]

As of about a week ago I FINALLY beat Dead Space. Yes, the very first one. So I find this fitting that someone built an IRL burning Dead Space plasma cutter. [geekologie]

Hooray for Microsoft making a smart move! The next-gen XBOX will NOT require you to always be connected in order to play singleplayer games. [geekosystem]

MORE HOMEMADE STUFF!! Someone made an 80,000 volt Thor's Hammer. [geekologie]

If you've never played Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem on Gamecube, I HIGHLY recommend you go play it. With that said, there's plans to make a "sequal"/"successor" game for it. A lot of people don't want this to happen for one reason or another, but I, for one, welcome it. [gamesradar]

For those who were looking forward to Jurassic Park 4, especially since the 3D release of the original, then I'm sorry to let the wind out of your sails, but Jurassic Park 4 has been put on hold. [gammasquad]

Time travel seems like it would be an amazing experience if it were possible. Just look at all the adventures from Doctor Who and Marty McFly. Most people don't consider the annoyances and frustrations that time travel might actually cause. [blastr]

In really stupid news, Disney has hired EA to create Star Wars games. Seriously, Disney? Seriously? [gammasquad]

So you think you're a true Star Wars nerd? Test your knowledge with these 7 terms from Star Wars that don't mean what you think they  mean. [dorkly]

When it comes to movies in 3D, you either like it or hate it, but there are some video game franchises out there that could really benefit from a 3D CGI movie release. [gammasquad]


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26Apr/130

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

Have a watch of this Rube goldberg machine with dominos, toast, flying plastic things and cool, slo-mo effects, all tied neatly together with some techno/dubstep. [vimeo]

Need some steampunk awesomeness in your life? How about a steampunk train engine bbq grill. [geekologie]

Need moar steampunk? Here's a steampunk AT-AT made by a guy as an engagement gift. [blastr]

The cake is NOT a lie! You can purchase an officially licensed Aperture Science cake mix. [geekologie]

What does it look like to wring out a washcloth in space? Let's find out. [youtube]

I don't have a motorcycle, but I do have a bicycle, which is reason enough for me to get this Predator motorcycle helmet. I'll be the coolest kid on the street! [geekologie]

The time is nigh! Xbox is finally revealing their next-gen console. [geekosystem]

I love the Power Glove, it's so bad. My friend gave me a Power Glove many years ago, but I lost it very soon afterwards. I've been sad ever since, but maybe this Power Glove oven mitt will help with the sadness. [geekologie]

After all the craziness about the upcoming Ninja Turtles movie, they've officially changed the title back to what it should be. TEENAGE MUTANT Ninja Turtles! [blastr]

If you've been absent from the internet the past couple days, then maybe you haven't heard that Nintendo won't be at E3 this year. [geekosystem]

A RATCHET AND CLANK MOVIE!! I AM ALL KINDS OF EXCITE!! [ign]

I haven't posted many things food related in a while, so I found this pop-tart ice cream sandwich to be appropriate. [geekosystem]

What would a round-up be without something LEGO related? Well here ya go. Sci-Fi movie posters recreated as LEGOs. [blastr]

I love me some oldschool Disney games. Here are 5 classic Disney games that need to be remade, and some that don't. [gammasquad]


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12Apr/131

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Quick Links Edition

3D Tetris chalk drawing [geekologie]

18 greatest time travelers in videogame history [dorkly]

Stop-motion, arcade themed animation with post-its [geekologie]

Old-school Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles intro theme performed by real turtles. [blastr]

LEGO alien city made with 200,000 LEGOs [geekologie]

First look at Batman: Arkham Origins game [geekosystem]

How video games actually help you [howtogeek]

Disney shuts down LucasArts [geekologie]

Star Wars game, 1313, starring Boba Fett, got canned by Disney. [blastr]

The new XBOX console will be backwards compatible... for a price. [gammasquad]

The book that was read by Clara on Doctor Who is now a real ebook. [geekosystem]

The U.S. Navy has a huge laser cannon. MUHAHAHAHA!!! [gammasquad]

How the heck do cats work? [geekosystem]

A fan-made, gritty Calvin and Hobbes movie trailer. [gammasquad]


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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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16Nov/127

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Video Edition

Video Stories:

WiiU has crappy space. [gammasquad]

Motion control technology pitched to Sony and Microsoft before Nintendo. [gammasquad]

Star Wars Episode VII has a writer. [blastr]

Splinter Cell movie has an actor for Sam Fisher. [gammasquad]

Jurassic Park in 3D. [blastr]

Other Stories:

15 Behind the scenes secrets of Wreck-It-Ralph [mentalfloss]

Breaking eggs in slow motion. [howtogeek]

Star Wars origami. [geekologie]

Robots controlled with your mind. [geekosystem]

12 greatest videogames based on movies. [dorkly]

Black Ops 2 buyers receive Mass Effect 2 disc instead. [geekosystem]

R2-D2 Engagement ring. [geekologie]

Working camera made out of LEGO's, cardboard, and duct tape. [geekosystem]

TARDIS refrigerator. [geekologie]

 

 


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5Oct/122

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

I'll start this week with something pretty awesome. The Hylian Shield made completely out of LEGOs. [geekologie]

Borderlands 2 is sitting high on the hog with its success, and there's a reason for that. It's a remorseless addiction machine, and here's 5 reasons why. [cracked]

A couple weeks ago I showed you a Mega-Man hoodie and an Assassin's Creed hoodie. Now, to add to your collection, here's an Optimus Prime hoodie. Can you tell it's hoodie season? [geekologie]

I now present to you a life-changing invention. An invention that will make you feel so stupid that you didn't think of it yourself. The Dorito's grinder hack. [buzzfeed]

The next few links will be strictly Star Wars related. You can thank me in the comments. First, I present to you, the battle of Hoth completely recreated in Minecraft using the actual audio from the movie. [blastr]

For those of you motorcycle enthusiasts, I'm looking at you, Lisa, here's one that's Boba Fett themed. [geekologie]

Here's something to feed your nightmares. The head sculpture of Yoda, re-imagined as if he were human...esqe. [gammasquad]

To finish out the Star Wars related links, those crazy people down at DARPA, have created a real-life AT-TE... well... as close to an IRL version as we can get. It may only have 4 legs, but it gets the job done, and MAN, is it super creepy! [blastr]

It's been 20 years since Cartoon Network has hit the airwaves. As a "thank you for watching" from the network, they managed to come up with a fan-service, drug-induced, super-trippy video. Seriously... what in the world? [geekosystem]

Most of the time, when you play video games, you don't think twice about defeating a level boss. Next time, sit back and think about who it is you're defeating, because they just might be the victim, and not the villain. [cracked]

I'M BATMAN! Ok, so I wasn't Batman in this particular instance. Batman was arrested... again... for, basically, being dressed as Batman, and refusing to leave a crime scene. [blastr]

Who doesn't enjoy a good easter egg in a video game? Every once in a while you'll get a celebrity appearance or two. Sometimes, they're cool, but other times it's just down right weird. [dorkly]

I shall finish out this weeks round-up with a super-insane Rube Goldberg machine, parkour style!  [gammasquad]


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31Aug/126

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

I believe a rock remix of Legend of Zelda is a good way to start off this weeks Round-Up. Seriously, I could listen to this all day. Side Note: I own that same shirt. (pics or it didn't happen... Zelda Shirt) [geekologie]

If that's not awesome enough for you, how about a General Grievous look-alike robot, playing drums. [gammasquad]

I'll follow that up with a Mario meets Modern Warfare trailer video. [geekosystem]

Ever wondered what Batman, Catwoman, and Bane would look like if they existed in 1930s Shanghai? [buzzfeed]

After forever of wanting it, there's finally going to be a Metal Gear Solid movie. [blastr]

Not long ago we got the Dawnguard expansion for Skyrim. Well right on the heels of that, we have another expansion. Hearthfire will be releasing September 4th. [geekosystem]

I haven't played any of the GTA games in quite a long time. They were fun, but got repetitive and boring. However, with this new mod, it just might give me a renewed interest in playing. The Back to the Future mod for GTA4, with working time travel. [gammasquad]

Don't have a go-cart, but have a ton of Mindstorm LEGO's? You should just go ahead and use those LEGOs to make your own working go-cart. Might as well, right? I mean... what else are you gonna do with 'em? [geekologie]

We all have random CDs laying around that we don't know what to do with. If you're feeling a big creative, and have a bunch of empty floor space, you could lay them all out, and make mosaics of rock icons. [nme]

I wonder how different Pokemon would have been if Tim Burton had created them. [geekologie]

Guess who wins ALL THE CAKE AWARDS. The person who made this life-size Darth Vader cake, that's who. [geekologie]

Gather 'round, boys and girls, it's time for science. COOL SPACE SCIENCE! [howtogeek]

Finding Nemo is going to be re-released in 3D, so in celebration, here's 23 things you may not have known about Finding Nemo. [buzzfeed]

Superhero teams can be awesome, but some can be downright lame. Here are the 9 worst superhero teams of all time. [dorkly]

This dude took a picture of himself everyday for 5 years. This is by far the best version of this concept I've seen. Keep an eye out for the wooden mannequin on the nightstand behind him, about three quarters of the way into the video. [buzzfeed]

Gillian Anderson has given us a renewed hope for a third installment of an X-Files movie, which will definitely be better than the second movie. Personally, I'm loving this news, because recently I started re-watching the entire X-Files series on Netflix. [blastr]

Fringe season 5 promo's. Need I say more? [blastr]


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