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26Apr/130

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

Have a watch of this Rube goldberg machine with dominos, toast, flying plastic things and cool, slo-mo effects, all tied neatly together with some techno/dubstep. [vimeo]

Need some steampunk awesomeness in your life? How about a steampunk train engine bbq grill. [geekologie]

Need moar steampunk? Here's a steampunk AT-AT made by a guy as an engagement gift. [blastr]

The cake is NOT a lie! You can purchase an officially licensed Aperture Science cake mix. [geekologie]

What does it look like to wring out a washcloth in space? Let's find out. [youtube]

I don't have a motorcycle, but I do have a bicycle, which is reason enough for me to get this Predator motorcycle helmet. I'll be the coolest kid on the street! [geekologie]

The time is nigh! Xbox is finally revealing their next-gen console. [geekosystem]

I love the Power Glove, it's so bad. My friend gave me a Power Glove many years ago, but I lost it very soon afterwards. I've been sad ever since, but maybe this Power Glove oven mitt will help with the sadness. [geekologie]

After all the craziness about the upcoming Ninja Turtles movie, they've officially changed the title back to what it should be. TEENAGE MUTANT Ninja Turtles! [blastr]

If you've been absent from the internet the past couple days, then maybe you haven't heard that Nintendo won't be at E3 this year. [geekosystem]

A RATCHET AND CLANK MOVIE!! I AM ALL KINDS OF EXCITE!! [ign]

I haven't posted many things food related in a while, so I found this pop-tart ice cream sandwich to be appropriate. [geekosystem]

What would a round-up be without something LEGO related? Well here ya go. Sci-Fi movie posters recreated as LEGOs. [blastr]

I love me some oldschool Disney games. Here are 5 classic Disney games that need to be remade, and some that don't. [gammasquad]


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4Jan/130

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]


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7Sep/121

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

Convert your horse into a dragon with this simple device. [geekologie]

Convert your doggy into a duck with this simple device. [geekologie]

Looks like the beginning of Skynet is upon us. Don't even think about running. This robot runs faster than you, and it's freakin' creepy looking to boot. [geekosystem]

What's more awesome than playing Assassin's Creed? Watching Assassin's Creed IRL, that's what. Prepare to be amazed. [geekologie]

New School video games vs Old School video games, who would win? Check out this live-action video to find out. [gammasquad]

Can you imagine if the Justice League world and the Transformers world were thrown together? We almost got to find out, but sadly, legal crap got in the way. [blastr]

I don't usually mention Star Trek things on here, but when I do, it's awesome. How about this 6-player Starship Bridge Simulator game. I'm not a huge Star Trek fan, but I'll admit, I'd play the heck out of this. [blastr]

Gamers are pretty outspoken about speaking their mind, but here's 15 things you'll never hear a gamer say. [dorkly]

With the WiiU coming up, it looks like the Wii has pretty-much ran its course. So let's take a look back at the top 10 best Wii games not published by Nintendo. [gammasquad]

Have a little time to kill? Why not watch 14 minutes of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zero footage. [gammasquad]

You know what's always funny? Laughing at other people's expense. There's a step in an NYC subway station that's slightly taller than the rest of the steps. A guy decided to record people walking up these steps, and hilarity ensues. [buzzfeed]

Turns out, there's one billionaire in the world who hasn't seen Jurassic Park, or if he has, he hasn't even considered the repercussions of his plans to make a real life Jurassic Park. Yes, you read that right. Cloned Dinosaurs and all, IRL. [blastr]

What would sci-fi TV shows, movies, and video games be without spaceships? Pretty crappy, that's what. Here are 7 of the greatest spaceships in video game history. [dorkly]


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10Feb/127

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Angry A.D.D. Edition

Mmmm, I sure hope those pizza-shaped marshmallows taste as good as they look!

I don't know how I'm suppose to follow-up Lisa's post from yesterday with some crappy Friday Round-Up, but here we go.

In relation to the opening picture. CEREAL IS AWESOME! I LOVE CEREAL! One thing that makes me sad about cereal nowadays is the fact that they never put good prizes in them anymore. What the heck?!? I remember when you could buy a box of cereal, and get a full-sized Ninja Turtle as a prize inside! (that previous statement may be slightly exaggerated for emphasis) /mini-rant Cereal boxes have changed their marketing over the years to appeal to a different generation of kids. Here are 15 examples of how cereal boxes have changed over time. [buzzfeed]

We've become very familiar with how some of the biggest websites look. Usually they're clean and stream-lined and can go 0-60 in under 5 seconds. Unless you're on dial-up, in which case, I pity you. Let us take a quick trip back in time to see how websites such as Google and Youtube looked like when they first launched, shall we? [mashable]

This right here will be the only thing I post, related to Single's Awareness Day. I will spare you all from a Nick Rant about how ridiculous I think this day is. So yeah... here are 35 geeky Valentine's Day cards. [gammasquad]

MOVING ON!

Apparently the Super Bowl Half Time Show was a secret ode to Skyrim

Looking back to last Sunday and the Super Bowl halftime show. SRSLY?? C'mon... SRSLY? When will the people in charge of finding these performers realize that they are making horrible choices. The only person not lip syncing was Cee Lo. Who actually thought that having Madonna do the HT show was a good idea? UGH! /mini rant. There are only a couple halftime shows that I consider to be awesome. SB XXXVII with No Doubt, and SB XXVII with Michael Jackson. SB XXXV with Aerosmith wasn't too bad either. I got to thinking who would be an amazing person to play the halftime show? Strangely enough I then found this article. BRILLIANT! Why Weird Al should play the Super Bowl. [gammasquad]

Back to the Future. One of the best trilogy's to ever grace the silver screen, but what about the stage? There's a possibility of BTTF becoming a stage musical. [blastr]

With the sponsorship of Red Bull, a man attempts to break the sound barrier without any vehicle, only his body, by jumping from a height of 22 miles. It makes all the sense in the world! Let's do a skydive, in a space suit, from just under the ozone layer so as to not burst into flames, and try to break the sound barrier with my body, because, hey, SCREW YOU TERMINAL VELOCITY! [geekologie]

What happens when two of the best video games from completely different time periods collide? A MASS EXPLOSION OF AWESOME! Skyrim, meet Portal 2. Portal 2, Skyrim. That's right folks, not only did Skyrim officially release their mod tools with a bonus Portal 2 mod, BUT hidden within these releases are hints to either a Portal 2 related quest, or a future Portal 2 related quest. Seriously, my brain can't handle this. [geekosystem]

This kid decided to say "Screw you!" to his DNA encoded fear of falling. Then he decides to do parkour from the edge of the roof of a 20 story building, and the arm of a massive crane. My legs were shaking just watching this guy. You know... that feeling you get in your legs when you get too close to the edge of a high place? Yeah, that feeling. [dailywhat]

Here are 25 animals who think they're people. [buzzfeed]

There are very few shows that can literally make me laugh out loud during nearly every episode. Even fewer that make me laugh so hard I can't breathe. A few examples are Home Improvement, Psych, Friends, The Big Bang Theory, and the newest addition, New Girl. New Girl has made me laugh more in just the last 2 episodes, than I have at any show in a long time. As of 2 weeks ago, New Girl had one of the funniest scenes I've ever seen fromĀ  any show ever in the history of television. If you disagree, your argument will be marked as invalid on the basis of "your sense of humor is broken, and may God have mercy on your soul." Here is the scene I speak of. I warn you now to put down any food or drink you may be consuming at the moment. [youtube]

My my, Batman, you're looking quite dapper this evening.


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