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Nick’s Friday Round-Up

Let's hurt you right in the childhood. 5 Creepy things you never noticed about famous kids cartoons. [cracked]

Got a little spare change? You can purchase a $15,000 solid gold LEGO brick. [geekosystem]

IT'S SORCERY! Wait.. no, just anamorphic illusions. [geekologie]

Whether you're a fan of card tricks, or poker, or old maid, you NEED these Legend of Zelda playing cards. [geekologie]

Everyone loves Super Mario Bros. But there's a dark side to the game series. Here are 6 horrible truths about Super Mario Bros. [dorkly]

Another hoodie. This time it's less video game, and more scary sci-fi drama. Get your very own LOTR Wraith hoodie. [geekologie]

What do you get when you combine cute and cuddly with sci-fi awesome in the form of a cake? You get Winnie the Pooh Doctor Who. [geekologie]

Email has never been the best way for sending large files, and most people have to resort to programs like Dropbox. Google wants to fix that by combining Google Drive with Gmail, allowing you to easily send 10gb files. [geekosystem]

Sorry folks, but there will be no multiplayer for Bioshock Infinite. (sad trombone) [geekosystem]

The Legend of Digital Zelda. A video you won't regret watching. Seriously... go watch it. [howtogeek]

With winter upon us, it's time to get your snowflake on. Your Star Wars snowflake, that is. [anthonyherreradesigns]

It's those cold winter months, and that means ice on your windshield. You can be the coolest kid in school with this wampa-arm ice scraper. [geekologie]

It's not halloween anymore, but scaring people is year-round lulz. Check out this "Ghost in the elevator" prank. [blastr]

With the Wii U now released, what's the smartest thing to do with the original Wii? Make it smaller, of course! But only for Canada. The Tiny Wii. It'll be the most tiniest fun you'll ever have, eh! [gammasquad]

Don't know what to get your geek friends for Christmas, and you don't have much  money to spend? Give them a cute and cuddly sci-fi plush toy. It'll soften even the most hardened gamer's heart. [blastr]

Christmas is coming up, and you need to decide which game you want to add to your Christmas list, but for some reason you can only ask for one. I don't know why, that's just the stipulation. Do you ask for Hitman, Dishonored, or Assassin's Creed III? Well here's a rundown comparison to help you make that choice. [gammasquad]

If you haven't played it already, there's now a demo of DMC: Devil May Cry for download on PSN and XBOX Live. [warpzoned]


Nick’s Time Travel Tuesday: Scooby Doo Copies

Scooby Doo was one of the most popular kids cartoons from the 70s and 80s. The first season actually aired in 1969. It's had tons of TV movies, live action movies, and a bunch of spin-off series. The Scooby Doo formula worked so well, in fact, that there were MANY other cartoon series that were basically carbon copies of Scooby Doo, and the kicker is, they were all on TV around the exact same time.

Here are 9 cartoon intros of shows that were basically re-skinned copies of Scooby Doo. The two most popular, in my opinion, are Jabberjaw and Speed Buggy. Unfortunately the Youtube videos aren't embeddable, so I can't post the videos, but i'll link them at the bottom of the post.


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Nick’s Friday Round-Up: It’ll Rock Your Face Off, but Only at First Edition

This morning I got woken up by a ton of banging downstairs. When I was finally able to open my eyes and get up, I met my dad in the hallway. It turns out a giant grey squirrel got in the house and my cat was chasing it all over the place. The squirrel got upstairs and ran across my dad while he was laying in bed, followed by my cat. Long story short, my dad was able to open the window and let the squirrel run out. My cat almost followed, but managed to stop before jumping out the second story window. COOL STORY, BRO!

This week has been pretty lackluster with interesting links and stories to post about, with a couple exceptions, so you're just going to have to live with the stuff I give you!

Let's start out with the awesome stuff first... BORDERLANDS 2 TRAILER! Because it's so awesome, I'm not even going to link it. I'm going to post the actual video here. ENJOY!

How can I follow up a video game trailer as awesome as that? Easy... with this! MASS EFFECT 3: TAKE EARTH BACK cinematic trailer! Also provided here, link-free!

Now that the awesome stuff is out of the way, we can move on to the more milder things.  Such as...

Have you ever looked at Batman and wondered what he would look like if he was alive back in medieval times? No, not the dinner and show, the actual historical time. Well wonder no more! [geekologie]

LOOK! UP IN THE SKY! IT'S A BIRD! IT'S A PLANE! NO.... IT'S... THE DEATH STAR!! Now how in the world could you confuse the Death Star with a bird or plane? Seriously people, open your eyes! What if the Death Star were an actual real thing? How much would it actually cost to build something like that, and how long? Well some fancy schmancy college kids decided to put their heads together and come up with an actual cost. [gammasquad]

A guy by the name of Ulises Farinas decided he'd draw a mural. A mural of Tatooine. A mural of Tatooine with a bunch of sci-fi characters in it. A very large mural of Tatooine with a bunch of sci-fi characters in it, with rumors that Waldo is also hidden somewhere in said mural. Sadly, it looks like Carmen Sandiego has alluded us once again. [geekosystem]

Those Make-a-Wish kids get all the coolest things, including a giant drivable R2-D2. Yep. Luckiest kid on earth. Apparently this WAS the droid he was looking for. [geekologie]

Somebody had to say it.

You know how in all those cartoons and movies, when people are looking for a hidden door, they always start pulling books that are conveniently positioned on a book case near the hidden door in question. What if you could actually create a real life hidden book switch that could open a hidden door, turn on a light, release a boxing glove that comes out and punches you in the face, or pretty much whatever you wanted it to do? WELL YOU CAN! YOUR CHILDHOOD DREAM CAN BECOME A REALITY! [howtogeek]

What's cooler than being cool snowboarding at night? How about snowboarding at night while emitting your own light created by the LED snow suit you made. Just add some wings and you'll look like an angel coming down the hill, or a ghost that failed it's Transparency 101 class. [geekologie]

Still playing Skyrim? I know I am, especially with the new Skyrim Steam Worshop release. Here's a list of the top 10 Skyrim Steam Workshop mods. Pet dragon anyone? [ugo]

Here's a little bit of good news on the Fringe front. It looks like Twitter hashtags might just save Fringe from being cancelled. (please please please please let this work!) [blastr]

Lastly I'll leave you with a funny video of Mario vs The Indestructible Castle. [howtogeek]


Nick’s Friday Round-Up: AMAWESOME Video Edition

Ah yes, now-a-days "just save your game" doesn't work. You can't JUST save the game. It requires perseverance and dedication to get to that sucka. And then when you're playing with your friends online, you can't just save and quit, it doesn't work that way. Parents... lrn2game.

HELLO, AND WELCOME TO THIS WEEKS AMAWESOME FRIDAY ROUND-UP! (amawesome is a combination of amazing and awesome) Let us begin.

You remember when you were a kid and had your Hot Wheels, and you got all excited when you were able to put together your Hot Wheels track and successfully make your car jump off a 6 foot ramp? Well prepare to mess your pants with excitement. Here's a 2000 ft. track. (nearly half a mile) [Autoblog]

You know that after many, MANY Super Mario games, that Mario has had to have acquired some sort of an addiction to "magic" mushrooms. [Dorkly]

Number 1: Don't put your proof in the pudding. Your proof will get all messy. Prepare for teh lulz. [Thedailywhat]

One of my favorite games for the PS3 is the Uncharted series. Which means I'm super exited about the third game coming out. Sadly, my PS3 is broken, so who knows how long it'll be before I'll get to play it. But at least I can still experience the awesomeness of the trailer! [Geekosystem]

I will admit that when I was a kid, along with watching He-Man, Thundercats, and Transformers, I also watched "other" cartoons, and YOU KNOW YOU DID TOO! Check out the top 5 "girly" cartoons that boys watched. (rainbow brite is not in this list, but I watched that one too <_< ) [Buzzfeed]
BONUS VIDEO: Lisa Foiles interview at E3 with [Black Nerd Comedy]

Prepare to pick your jaw up off the floor. You all remember Michael 'Motor Mouth' Winslow from the Police Academy movies? Well here he is on a Norwegian talk show, performing Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" with his MOUTH! [Youtube]


Live-Action Voltron Short Film For You Eighties Childrenz

If you're a child of the 80's, like myself, then you grew up watching amazing cartoons like, The Transformers, David the Gnome, Count Duckula, Danger Mouse, Gummi Bears, Dragon's Lair, Duck Tales, G.I. Joe, Thundercats, and even Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos. I could go on and on naming awesome 80's cartoons, however, there was one cartoon that shined at the top of my list of favorites, and that was Voltron: Defender of the Universe.

I've always wanted to see live-action versions of many of these cartoons, and quite a few of them have actually come to be made. Now whether you liked these live-action movie versions, or not, is a different story, but that's up to you and your personal opinions, which may or may not be wrong.

A guy by the name of Alex Albrecht has directed a very well made, short, live-action Voltron film. This 3 minute video is another example of the kind of amazing movies that could be made if more independent directors could get the funding to create them, and get their movies out to the public. I would love to see this small concept turn into a full length feature film.

So now, I present to you... Voltron: The End