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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]



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]


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]


Nick’s Friday Round-Up: 2011 Round-Up Edition

Batman was once a kid like me, but then he took a bullet to the parents. (do you see what I did there?)

HELLO SAVE POINT-IANS!!!... Save Point-ers? hmmm... We'll figure it out one day. How was your 2011? Mine was crazy. Probably the most crazy year of my life. Tons of awesome things, a few crappy things, but out of all of it, I wouldn't have traded this year for anything. It was definitely a great adventure.

Ok, enough about me, let's get into this thing!

Let's begin on a low point... sort-of. You know every year you make some vague New Year's resolution, with full intent on keeping it... for about 2 weeks. Ever wonder why it is you can never keep your resolutions? Here are 5 reasons you're gonna fail your New Year's resolution. [cracked]

This year has given us a lot of crappy stuff from the sci-fi world, as well as things we thought would be crappy, but turned out awesome. Let's dwell on the good, and review the biggest and the best from sci-fi entertainment from 2011. [blastr]

What are a few things we absolutely love, here on Save Point? Well, there's Back to the Future, Star Wars, old school Nintendo games, Batman, and... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! As it turns out, the co-creator of TMNT is auctioning off EVERYTHING in his office, for charity. Now, before you think to yourself, "Why the crap would I buy some dude's stapler?", why don't click the link and go on a tour of his office. inb4brainexplosionofawesome [geekosystem]

I'm just gonna leave this here. [geekosystem]

I have 3 different lists about video games, from 2011, for you.
List 1: Weirdest games of 2011 [ign]
List 2: Top 10 games of 2011 according to Gamma Squad [gammasquad]
List 3: Well, it's not really a list, per se, but a very well-made video pieced together with clips of some of the best games of 2011. [howtogeek]

Remember that bearded dragon playing video games that I showed you a few weeks ago? Well he has a new challenger. The African Bullfrog! This frog takes his video games as SRS BSNS! Fair warning: Don't be near him when he rage quits. [geekologie]

SO THIS GUY IS ASIAN OF THE DAY: This fellow plays one of those basketball games you see at places like Mr. Gatti's or Chuck-E-Cheese. Apparently he had to steal all the basketballs from the other games next to him, in order to do this, but... WOW. Just wow. Whenever I play that game, I make like maybe 2 baskets. I suck at sports... =( [geekologie]

The gaming community has been begging Nintendo for this for a loooong time, with Nintendo saying they would never do it. Well apparently they lied, which is good for all of us, because now it sheds some light on the subject. I present to you the official timeline for The Legend of Zelda. [geekosystem]
As a BONUS, I present to you another type of Zelda timeline. [BONUS]

To finish up this post, as well as the 2011 year, I present to you, my two most favorite videos in this Round-Up.

The best WINS and FAILS of 2011.
WINS:  [youtube]
FAILS: [youtube]

I wish you all a very happy and awesomazing New Year. Please be safe and don't drive drunk. If you do find yourself in this situation, without a designated driver, a few AAA clubs are offering FREE Tipsy Tow service on New Years Eve/Day. This service is for EVERYONE, not just club members. Click the link to find out if they're offering this service in your area. [AAA]