Dragonball Z is one of my favorite anime... animes? animi?... of all time. The Hollywood movie was severely lacking, to say the least. This fan-made movie trailer is EXACTLY what the Hollywood movie SHOULD have been. I had chills during the entire thing. [blastr]
During Christmas time, it's popular to make gingerbread houses. Well somebody got a little bored with that, and decided to make a gingerbread Millennium Falcon. [geekologie]
It seems that recreating movies and stuff with LEGO's is the new cool thing to do, so here's a funny recreation of the battle of Helm's Deep. [howtogeek]
It's the end of an era with the last Nintendo Power magazine, so it's very fitting that their last magazine cover is a recreation of their very first cover. [geekologie]
There are certain levels in video games that we all dread. One of them being any water level. Ocarina of Time, anyone? But there's also the ice levels. Some of them are cool, (puns!) and yet, others are the soul cause of so many rage-quits. Here are the top 5 best and worst videogame ice levels. [gammasquad]
It's winter, so that means there will be the wearing of gloves. That also means that you can't do jack squat on your smart phone without taking that glove off... or does it? Here's a relatively cheap DIY on how you can modify your gloves to interact with your touchscreen. [howtogeek]
Not sure what to get that geek friend for Christmas? How about a massive collection of Star Wars action figures. [geekologie]
Author: Nick LabyrinthX
WiiU has crappy space. [gammasquad]
Motion control technology pitched to Sony and Microsoft before Nintendo. [gammasquad]
Star Wars Episode VII has a writer. [blastr]
Splinter Cell movie has an actor for Sam Fisher. [gammasquad]
Jurassic Park in 3D. [blastr]
15 Behind the scenes secrets of Wreck-It-Ralph [mentalfloss]
Breaking eggs in slow motion. [howtogeek]
Star Wars origami. [geekologie]
Robots controlled with your mind. [geekosystem]
12 greatest videogames based on movies. [dorkly]
Black Ops 2 buyers receive Mass Effect 2 disc instead. [geekosystem]
R2-D2 Engagement ring. [geekologie]
Working camera made out of LEGO's, cardboard, and duct tape. [geekosystem]
TARDIS refrigerator. [geekologie]
Author: Nick LabyrinthX
I have no reservations about saying that, as of now, this video currently wins the internet. As well as many internets of the future. Nintendohemian Rhapsody is one of those parodies that only comes along as often as a really good Spider-man video game. Blip.tv user, Brentalfloss, is no n00b to the creation of video game themed videos. In fact, he's been putting out fantastic videos like this one for about a year now. Swing on over to his channel and give him a follow.
Author: Nick LabyrinthX
A few weeks back we posted about Kickstarter funding Double Fine Adventure, with amazing results. Here are 6 Indie video games (including Double Fine Adventure) that Kickstarter made possible. [cracked]
So what's with lists being "top 6"? Whatever happened to top 10? Seriously, it's just 4 more. Stop being so lazy. ANYWAY! Here are the 6 worst endings in video game history, according to Dorkly. And no, Mass Effect 3 isn't in the list. [dorkly]
Hey Kel, why don't you grab a laser, some firecrackers, and a balloon, and meet me in the garage. COME ON, SPICY! Bu-but Kenan... Kenan.. KENAN! AWWW here it goes. [geekologie]
Let's play a little game of "What If".
What if Daleks put their world-destroying ways on hold, and created a relaxation tape? [youtube]
What if Doctor Who regenerated into a girl? There may be some credibility to an April Fools joke/rumor. [blastr]
What if they made a Doctor Who RPG in the 90s. [collegehumor]
What if Angry Birds were an 80s PC game. [youtube]
What if Alfred Hitchcock movies were Nintendo game box-art? [geekologie]
What if video games were actually children's books? [dorkly]
What if Yoda spoke normally? [vimeo]
What if you still had all the toys from your childhood, and kept them in good condition? How much would they be worth? [buzzfeed]
What if Scorpian, from Mortal Kombat, were to replace Mario in Super Mario Bros? [howtogeek]
What if a Rainbow Pegacorn were turned into an amazingly detailed cake? [geekologie]
As we all know, Easter is this Sunday, and this post wouldn't be complete without a couple Easter related links.
Tired of the same old Easter-egg hunt every year? Why not have an Easter-egg hunt in the dark, with glowing eggs? Here's a super simple way to make glow-in-the-dark eggs. [howtogeek]
Where my Peeps at?!? Well, this being Easter, they're everywhere. So much so that they've had some spare time to recreate some Sci-Fi dioramas. [blastr]
And finally, let's take a look at some Easter eggs gone geek. [dorkly]
Author: Nick LabyrinthX
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.
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]
Author: Nick LabyrinthX
Remember when Nintendo officially announced that the Revolution would be called the Wii? Then remember the flood of genitalia jokes from every 10 year-old minded asshole? I do. I WAS ONE OF THEM! "Hey are you gonna go home and play with your Wii tonight? Hahaha. BURN!"
Well now we have the Wii U. I haven't heard any johnson jokes, but it's because there is a better poke to be had at the Wii U.
Look at this...
WEEEE YEWWW! WEEE YEWWW! WEEEE YEWWW! WEEEE YEWWW!
And it's not just taking inspiration from everyone's favorite traffic sound, it also stole some looks.
Just know the following has the potential to NEVER BE UNSEEN.
I knew I could use MS Paint for more than just drawing rainbow penises!
So Lisa is actually AT E3, but that still won't stop me from watching the Nintendo press conference from the 8 million different streaming ways to do so. Of course, the one thing that everyone knew was coming was announced: Mario Kart 3DS! That wasn't it? Um...Star Fox? A Zelda concert tour? OH, right, new console or, as it felt like from the conference, "IT'S A NEW CONTROLLER!!! ohyeahandanewconsoleovertheretoo."
(Photo from Kotaku)
Yes, that's actually the controller. So a good amount of the Cafe rumor craziness was actually true. Shown controller has *deep breath* Two analog nubs (think 3DS nubs), + D-pad, four face buttons, two shoulder buttons, two trigger buttons, a 6.2 inch touch screen, motion control accelerometer and gyroscope, a microphone and a forward facing camera. So basically, you're holding a big DS. The console is also a Slingbox (a concept brilliantly discovered by the venerable Jeff Cannata on twitter), where it can wirelessly send the game you're playing to the screen, allowing you play without a TV. Um...yay? I don't see how often that would be used but thank you. The console will also be backwards compatible with all Wii games and controllers, which was both unknown but probably expected. Also, mysteriously absent was any talk about online play/connectivity, so one can assume that everyone's favorite friend codes will still be omnipresent. One of my favorite aspects of the post-conference Twitter flamethrower was how a large majority of people thought that the controler WAS the console. For all you frantic flameboys, yes, there is a console attached to this.
(Picture also from Kotaku)
Woo. Look at it. Yeah, there's a reason why they didn't focus on this. See, that right there. Not exciting. It's a box. It's white. It looks like if you put a Wii in a lathe or tried to mate it with an 360. As of this writing, full specs aren't out, as everyone is foaming at the mouth to get, but all they'll say is that it'll be 1080P resolution...and that's about it.
To me, this is Nintendo going "Hey Microsoft and Sony. You guys have fun over there. We're gonna play with different people. Oh hai Apple. You wanna play? Let's play." Also, by the complete vagueness of the announcement, I also think someone probably got fired for the initial leak because it doesn't seem like they're quite done with the plans yet and this was supposed to be announced at next year's E3. Speaking of next year, that's when all this is supposed to come out, so the gaming community will have another whole year to speculate and wonder (Read: bitch and moan).