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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]



Brock’s One Year Comedy Anniversary

Hey. It's my anniversary. I'm not sure what you do for a one year, but imma get drunk.

I wrote an article on why you should try standup immediately, and I also posted this, which I feel like a lot of you might enjoy.



Brock Wilbur - Allpocalypse Now from Brock Wilbur on Vimeo.


Nick’s Friday Round-Up

What sucks worse than screwing up in front of your friends? How about screwing up on national TV. A BBC newscast used the Halo UNSC logo as the logo for the United Nations Security Council. lulz  [geekosystem]

Prepare to be astounded, once again, by CryEngine 3. The soft-body physics are absolutely amazing. I know what you're thinking, and no, it has nothing to do with Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball. [buzzfeed]

I know most of us have thought, while playing Mass Effect, "Man, I wish I had a themed hoodie to wear while playing this amazing game." WELL NOW YOU CAN!.... ALMOST! A fan has designed some Mass Effect themed hoodies, and sent them to Bioware. Bioware is considering to produce a few of them as a test batch. [geekologie]

In all my videogame playing years, I've heard a few rumors and such about various games. Such as, so-and-so is in this game, or if you do "this", then "this" will happen. Most of them being absolute crap and lies! Here are 7 of the cruelest hoaxes and urban legends in videogame history. [dorkly]

More rumors are floating about, saying that George Lucas may be leaving Lucasfilm behind to pursue what he did in the beginning of his career, and produce independent films. [blastr]

Here ya go, you can watch some robots dancing to a short clip of "Thriller". [buzzfeed]

A Fraggle Rock movie is actually happening. [buzzfeed]

How do you know when you've found the perfect girl? When she says, "Yes, let's have a Minecraft themed wedding." NEVER LET THAT GIRL GO! [geekologie]

Yo dawg, I hurd u liek Irons, so we put Iron Man on an iron, so you can iron with an Iron iron. [geekologie]

The first photos from Iron Man 3 are very patriotic. [blastr]

The fish in this tank don't know how awesome they actually have it. A LEGO Super Mario Bros. level as aquarium decorations. [geekosystem]

Survival horror games are a bit cliche, however, "Among the Sleep" is looking to break out of that cliche, with a survival horror experienced from the perspective of a toddler. [gammasquad]

In true Nick tradition, I'm saving the best for last. The latest Doctor Who minisode, created to help promote the 2012 London Olympics. [geekosystem]


Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Party Spock is in the Round-Up Tonight Edition

I'm going to start by posting this. Why? Because, Japan. Because, I can, Because lulz. Because... I don't even know. [youtube]

I really can't top that, which makes me wonder why I didn't end with it instead... Oh well.

Ever wanted to be a superhero? Well, guess what. That's never gonna happen, but I have the next best thing. You can get your head on a superhero action figure. Close enough, right? [geekologie]

Speaking of things that will never happen; here are 10 nerd dreams that will never come true. [dorkly]

You know all those old video games sitting on your shelf that you never play anymore? Society would have you believe that you should trade them in to Gamestop. Well, guess what. There are more options now than just Gamestop. Let's find out who gives you the best value for your old games. [gammasquad]

I've played Halo and Halo 2, and a tiny bit of Halo 3. I suck at FPS's, so after Halo 2, I was pretty much spent. However, for those of you still hardcore into the Halo franchise, it's officially been announced when Halo 4 will be released. [geekosystem]

Now Metroid, on the other hand, is a game franchise I can get behind. For those of you into the whole paper folding world, I present to you a 7 foot tall, papercraft Samus. [geekologie]

Papercraft and Metroid aren't your thing? Ok then, let's go a little more oldschool with Frogger. Not just regular Frogger, no no. 5th Avenue Frogger. You can play Frogger in real-time from 5th Ave. in NYC, against actual NYC traffic. [gizmodo]

Who doesn't enjoy a fun game of mini-golf? What about a video game inspired mini-golf course, including Minecraft and Portal? [geekologie]

Last week we saw a bunch of new trailers from CAPCOM. This week I have a bunch of new trailers from NAMCO BANDAI, including Dragon Ball Z for Kinect. This might be the game that convinces me to get the Kinect. Seriously, I'd KAMEHAMEHA the crap out of that game. [gammasquad]

This is NOT actual camera footage, this is a trailer for the CryENGINE 3.4 to be used with the upcoming Crysis game. inb4 your video card can't handle it, and your stuck playing on the lowest graphic settings causing the game to look nothing like it does in the trailer. [geekologie]

Good ol' Freddie25 on Youtube has put together an awesomazing video game medley. See if you can guess all the songs. There's a cheat sheet in the video description. [youtube]

Earlier the rumor was thrown around that the next Doctor Who could actually be a girl. Well I have some more speculation to throw into the pot of Who. There's also the possibility that it could be Capt. Jack. "HOW WOULD THAT HAPPEN?", you ask? Not sure, but it's still a possibility. [blastr]

Here's a very good replica of a proton pack from Ghostbusters, and it's ONLY $850.00 [geekologie]

Speaking of Ghostbusters, there's a possibility of Bill Murray being in Ghostbusters 3. Who knows... It's been a bunch of back and forth. I guess only time will tell. [blastr]

With the fate of Fringe still up in the air, they've actually created 2 season finale's. Hopefully it'll just be a season finale and not a series finale. [blastr]

The snozzberries taste like snozzberries, the jaffa cakes taste like jaffa cakes! Apparently some scientific people took a page from Willy Wonka and actually created IRL lickable wallpaper. I'm a bit hesitant with how sanitary this is. [geekologie]

Here's a once-in-a-lifetime picture of 8 bolts of lightning hitting the San Francisco Bay bridge. [dailymail]