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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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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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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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24Aug/120

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

One of the most frustrating things in video games is when you have to deal with a ridiculously difficult puzzle. Even worse is when there's no logic involved in solving it, making it even more frustrating. Have a look at 6 of the most absurdly difficult video game puzzles. [cracked]

Normally you don't think about using Minecraft as a psychological experiment about the human condition. Well some people did, and they executed this experiment with 30 different people. [geekosystem]

In a sad bit of news, Nintendo Power will be printing their last issue this December. Let's all take a moment of silence. [geekologie]

Let's take a look at a re-imagining of Super Smash Bros. IRL. [geekosystem]

For all you fans of Plants VS Zombies, they're making a sequal. Now you can continue to use your "flower power" to push back the endless hoard. [geekosystem]

If you're like me, and I'm sure you are, you've always wondered what a Portal 2 Sentry turret looks like on the inside. Well wonder no more! [buzzfeed]

Ever wanted your own batarang? Who hasn't? AMIRITE?! Well I'll do you one better. How about your very own colorful set of batarang pocket knives. [geekologie]

Earth is one step closer to becoming Star Wars, with the creation of the Aerofex hovercraft bike. A.K.A. prototype speeder bike. [blastr]

Anybody remember a movie called The Rocketeer? Well guess what. A reboot is in the works. [blastr]

How about I give you a few DIY projects.

Project 1) DIY Spray-bottle of Sorcery. It sprays in any direction. [buzzfeed]
Project 2) DIY Car dashboard camera mount, on the cheap. [howtogeek]
Project 3) DIY Movie screen. [howtogeek]

Pack your bags, people. We're all moving to China to live in a house built on top of a shopping mall. Those Chinese are geniuses. [geekosystem]

Here's the skyline of Japan made out of 1.8 million LEGO's. [buzzfeed]

Here's a fictional city made from 100,000 staples. [gammasquad]

If superheroes were fonts, what typographic classification would they be? [behance]

Please enjoy some pictures of some too-fat-to-function animals. [buzzfeed]

Finally, for those of you Doctor Who fans, don't "boohoo" over the Ponds. As it turns out, there will be a spin-off miniseries. [blastr]


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26Jun/125

Nick’s Time Travel Tuesday: Cat Edition


This website is all about geek culture, video games, awesome stuff, and cats. Yes, cats. Lisa has a thing about cats, and we haven't had a Caturday post in quite a while. I know it's not Caturday, but I'm gonna post cat themed cartoon theme songs on Tuesday because I'm a rebel like that... sooo HAPPY CATUESDAY!

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27Jan/1216

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Something for Everyone Edition

Hmmm, yes. Quite right, quite right.

Welcome to the end of this week. I'm glad you've arrived. Please have a seat and enjoy the article. Feel free to have a refreshment and tasty beverage.

Speaking of refreshments, let's take a look at the difference between fast food as it's advertised, and the actual food you purchase. [geekologie]

Tired of having to eat around those annoying leaves on the top of a strawberry? Do you get frustrated trying to fold a fitted sheet? Want to amplify the volume of your iPod speaker? How about making heart-shaped hard-boiled eggs? Here are 25 clever ideas to make life easier. [thedailybuzz]

While we're on a DIY theme, how about a few more geek-style DIY projects. Create your own stylus for an iPad. An easy and efficient way to organize all your extra cables, and a dirt cheap way to extend the range of your routers wi-fi antennae. [howtogeek]

Space... the final frontier. TV and movies would never lie to us about space, right? When it comes to black holes, and yellow suns, and asteroid belts, we all have our facts straight. DON'T GO NEAR THEM! Or can we? Here are 6 myths everyone believes about space, thanks to movies. [cracked]

Here are a few legitimately newsworthy links:
No Blizzcon in 2012 [geekosystem]
If Fringe is canceled it could continue on through another medium [blastr]
Microsoft could be phasing out Microsoft Points by the end of 2012 [geekosystem]

Ever played Duck Hunt and just wanted to go at it with a machine gun? (sidenote: I wanted to shoot the living brains out of that laughing dog.) Well, sorry, you can't do that, BUT, you can watch a video of Bill "Mad Dog" Rizer from Contra do it, as well as a bunch of other video-game mash-ups. [youtube]

Who didn't play the original Command and Conquer? Anybody?  Anybody at all? Good. Well why not take yourself back to the 90s and play it again, but this time in your browser. A guy by the name of Aditya Ravi Shankar (don't ask me to pronounce it) took it upon himself to recode the entire C&C game as an html5 game. It's not finished, but you can still play it in it's current state. [howtogeek]

Two words. Dubstep Cat. Watch this video all the way through. I promise you will thank me for it. For those of you who need instant gratification, jump to the 34 second mark. [youtube] (I just watched it again... omg, I'm crying. hahaha)

If going to ThinkGeek.com isn't enough to fulfill your nerdy desires of awesomazing things, then check out this website. [needwant]

Want to be one of the original Power Rangers? HECK YEAH, YA DO! Well now you can, with these new Power Ranger hoodies! Now you can play Power Rangers outside with 37% less imagination. [geekologie]

Hyrule Kingdom. A place of wonder and excitement. A place where a little fairy follows you around, annoying the life out of you. If you can't get enough of this world in the actual video games, then why not role-play inside the Hyrule Kingdom in Minecraft? [gammasquad]

OMG, ADORBZ OF THE DAY: A baby reacts to hearing a new sound. [buzzfeed]

On a final note, you should all go to Lisa's Facebook, or tweet her @LisaFoiles, and tell her Thank you, and how much you appreciate her. There are a few different writers for this website, but without Lisa, none of us would be able to entertain you, throughout the week, here on Save Point. She personally pays for the hosting of this website herself, and cares about getting information out to all of you and making you all laugh, whether it's through us, or doing it herself. So go tell her thank you. Tell her how much you appreciate her. Tell her how much she entertained you as a kid, on All That. Tell her your favorite, All That, character of hers. Tell her how much you enjoyed watching her take one for the team in a chili bath. She did it all for you guys, to make you laugh. She's an amazing person and she deserves to know that all her work and effort is very much appreciated.

 


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9Jan/121

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE ESPS

THIS IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE ESPS
(Emergency Save Point System)
This is NOT a test.

Be aware of this cat. If you see it in your neighborhood, just turn and walk the other way. DO NOT hesitate. This cat will have absolutely no reservations about killing you.

 


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