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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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1Feb/134

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: It’s My Birthday Edition!

Yes, folks, as is states in the title, today is my birthday! After an entire year of gaining XP, I've finally leveled up. So other than that, this Round-Up will go on as usual. Please enjoy.

I grew up watching the original Transformers series. I loved, and still love Transformers. Yes, I even enjoyed the Michael Bay movies. Why? Uhhh.. Transformers, that's why! I have no reservations about saying that on this site, because Lisa's not even gonna read this, so it don't even matter. haha OK, BACK ON POINT...  During the course of the existence of Transformers, there have been a few... bizarre ones to say the least. [geekosystem]

Want to be a genius, or at least look like you are? Try these nifty tricks! [cracked]

If you enjoy a good pair of high heels then why not buy yourself a nerded out pair of R2D2 high heels. You'll be the envy of everyone at the party. [geekologie]

None of you can say you haven't imagined how awesome it would be to have a super power, but there are a few super powers that look like they'd be amazing to have, but in real world physics and what-not, they would suck. [cracked]

Now why isn't everyone's grandpa as awesome as this guy? Grandpa plays Call of Duty and Halo, and totally enjoys every minute of it. To be honest, he'd probably kick my but. I've stated many times in the past... I suck at FPSs. I won't even front. [geekologie]

There is now, officially, a director for Star Wars Episode VII. [geekosystem]

Do you have a video game room, but it's missing that one thing that you can't quite place your finger on? Well look no more, I've found it for you. You need this wooden NES controller coffee table, DUH! [geekologie]

Most of the time video games based off of movies or TV shows, to put it mildly, SUCK! However, once in a while you get a gem or two that don't. Here are the 10 greatest videogames based on TV shows. [dorkly]

As we all know, Valentine's Day is 2 weeks away. What do you get for your significant other? How about a geeky Valentine's card! [gammasquad]

Also, if you want to give me a b-day present. Go check out my Minecraft series on my Youtube channel. Any Likes, Subscribes and comments are great b-day presents! [youtube]

 


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2Nov/120

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

Let's go ahead and get it out of the way. Unless you've been living in a galaxy far far away, or under the sea, then you've heard about Disney buying LucasFilms. Now let's see how Darth Vader feels about this. [geekosystem]

Now let's see how Mark Hamill feels about this. [blastr]

Finally, what's George Lucas plan on doing with the 4 BILLION dollars he got from the sale? [geekosystem]

You know how some nights you'll be looking outside and see the moon, and you're like, "HOLY CRAP, THAT MOON IS HUUUUUUGE TONIGHT!!" Well guess what. It's no bigger than it looks at any other time of night. It's all an illusion. [geekosystem]

If your geek level isn't as high as you'd like it to be, you can always make Portal Companion Ice Cubes. You'll be the hit at your next geek gathering. It'll definitely add a +5 to your latest cosplay party. [geekologie]

What if Minecraft was the Matrix. MAYBE IT IS! [howtogeek]

Most games are pretty balanced when it comes to weaponry, however, there are those few games that give you a ridiculously overpowered weapon. This is super fun unless you're that one guy who uses it in some sort of multiplayer online match. Then you're just "that guy" who everybody hates. Here are 15 of the most overpowered weapons in videogame history. [dorkly]

Something we all have to bear through on any flight is the safety video, or if you're not even that lucky, the flight staff speaking over the intercom. I think every airline should take a tip from New Zealand and show a Hobbit themed video. Seriously, what's the downside? [geekologie]

What does every boy and girl want for Christmas? A fully functioning Fallout Pipboy! Because we all need V.A.T.S in our lives! [geekologie]

Speaking of fully functioning, here's a fully interactive Tetris Jack-O'-Lantern. [howtogeek]

A TACO CANNON! [gammasquad]

Back in the 90s there was this little game called Wolfenstein. You may or may not remember it.... Well guess what movie is currently in the works. [blastr]

 


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10Aug/124

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Not Geeky Enough? Try This! Edition

Do you love chess, but find it not geeky enough for you? Try the new Jedi LEGO chess set! [geekologie]

Are you a musician, but find your instrument less than geeky? Try this Guitar2-D2. [geekologie]

Do you enjoy eating Chinese food, but find the geekiness a bit lacking? Try these lightsaber chopsticks. [geekologie]

Do you enjoy showing off your sweet kicks, but find them to be -3 in geekiness? Try these amazing, geeky hand-painted sneakers. [gammasquad]

Do you really love roller coasters, and tend to cry every time you have to leave the theme park and go home, because you won't be able to ride it anymore? Why not build one in your backyard? [gammasquad]

Do you have a wheelchair, but find that it just blends in with all the others? Trade that thing in for a full-functioning one made completely out of LEGO's. [geekologie]

Everybody wants to own their own ski-ball machine. Don't even front. You know it's true, but now you can be the coolest kid on the block by making your own ski-ball machine out of K'nex. [geekosystem]

Do you have a home theater system, but find it dull and drab with sub-par geekiness? Spruce it up with a Batcave makeover! [gammasquad]

Are your motorcycle leathers not giving you that boost of geekiness you really want? Then swap them out with these Batman motorcycle leathers. [geekologie]

What would it actually cost to be Batman? [howtogeek]

Speaking of which, what would it actually cost to be Iron Man? [howtogeek]

Well guess who finally came to their senses and decided to make Star Wars the Old Republic, free to play, starting this Fall. [geeekosystem]

PC gaming has come a long way since Zork. Let's take a look at how it's evolved over the years. [geekosystem]

Did you happen to miss SDCC this year? Yeah, me too. Which means you missed the 10th anniversary panel of Firefly. BUT FEAR NOT! You can watch the entire panel, right here. [geekosystem]

Do you ever get the urge to play games such as Maniac Mansion or Kings Quest, but find it quite difficult to find a good emulater? Well guess what.... Just load up ScummVM, and you're on your way to some awesome, nostalgic, point and click adventuring! [howtogeek]

If you haven't seen it spammed all over Twitter and Facebook, and you've been living under a rock, or perhaps you're just a hermit in the middle of nowhere, raised by a pack of monkeys, and somehow you've come across a computer and wi-fi connection, then you got extremely lucky. Here is the official trailer for the new season of Doctor Who. [geekosystem]

 


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