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18Jan/132

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Awesome Videos Edition

The first video today is Toy Story. I know you're asking, "Toy Story? What's so great about that?" My reply is, "This is the entire Toy Story movie, re-created, shot-for-shot, with real toys." Enjoy! [geekologie]

Next on the list, we have a live action, Sonic the Hedgehog fan-film. And to add that extra little bit of awesome, they got Jaleel White to voice Sonic. [howtogeek]

This is a stop motion video, in Minecraft, that shows the building of a house. Trust me, it's WAY more amazing than it sounds. If you're any kind of fan of Minecraft, you can appreciate all the work that went into making this video. Even using creative mode, this still would have taken an extremely long time. [howtogeek]

Making a snowman is always a fun thing to do during the winter, but how about destroying them? Here are 10 ways to destroy a snowman... in slow motion. [youtube]

Even the most simple tasks, like clipping your fingernails, becomes over complicated in outer space. [youtube]

In the past, I posted a picture of the TARDIS from Doctor Who mashed up to look like the DeLoreon from Back to the Future. Well it seems someone took that concept and made a short animated video of it. Doctor Who in the world of Back to the Future. [howtogeek]

And to end out the awesome videos, I have a Buffy/Twilight video mashup. Buffy meets Edward. Edward stalks Buffy. Buffy kills Edward. Sounds good to me! [blastr]

This ends our awesome videos section of the Round-Up. BUT WAIT! I still have a few more links for you.

Duck Hunt 2. Need I say more? Get to shooting those ducks! Also, the dog isn't as annoying. In fact, he's pretty cool this time around. [howtogeek]

If you happen to be visiting China, you should check out their new bootlegged World of Warcraft theme park, called Joyland World. Seems legit. [geekologie]

Speaking of World of Warcraft, it looks as if WoW players have broken the fundraising record for hurricane Sandy relief. Who said gamers are lazy and don't care about real life stuff. [geekosystem]

So.... Myspace is back and all rebooted and everything. [geekosystem]

There's now a possibility that we could get a live-action star wars series on ABC. Ya know... with Disney owning Star Wars and all that... [blastr]

 


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14Dec/123

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

It turns out that Santa traded in his sleigh and reindeer for a new mech-suit. [geekologie]

Need more ideas for gifts for all your geeky friends? Here are 18 of the cleverest sci-fi shirts you can give as gifts. [blastr]

For those of you who want your world to be more square and cubey, this will make a fantastic addition. A functional Minecraft torch lamp. [geekologie]

A neat thing about video games is the rare occurrence of a surprise cameo. With Christmas coming up, here are the 10 merriest Santa Claus cameos in videogame history. [dorkly]

Ya know what everybody loves? FREE STUFF!! Especially free video games. Right now you can get Metro 2033 for FREE on steam. Here's how. [geekosystem]

All of you Doctor Who fans out there will definitely want to revise your Christmas list to put this at the top. An official TARDIS computer case tower. YES PLEASE! [geekologie]

It seems as if Bioshock Infinite is the hottest topic of discussion lately, and here are 17 things you need to know about it. [gamesradar]

During those cold winter days, you want something warm to wear. Most of us grab a jacket, hoodie, or perhaps a snuggie. Or, you can grab your full-body sweater. Yes, it's as creepy as you think. [geekologie]

I'm pretty sure there are many of you who are pokemon fans. I'm just guessing... Well time to geek out, because Nintendo has released an official Pokedex for iOS. Now if it actually speaks to you, I don't know. If you get it, let me know. [geekosystem]

Are you a Nintendo super-fan? If you've got money to blow, you can purchase the ENTIRE collection of SNES games. 721 in all. But it ain't cheap. [geekologie]

So you've heard of Street Fighter X Tekken? How about Street Fighter X Mega Man. YEP! This is no joke. This is happening, and even better... IT'S FREE! MOAR FREE STUFFS! [geekosystem]


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17Aug/123

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

This goes out to all you hardcore gamers out there. You got an extra $300.00 laying around? Good. Then I present to you the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 gaming keyboard. And here I thought my Razer Tarantula keyboard was pretty cool. [geekologie]

For those of you who are putting together a zombie themed room, or perhaps you just enjoy blood splatter, or maybe you're just a regular ol' homicidal maniac, and want to camouflage the real blood. Either way, you'll love this beautiful blood stain wallpaper. It's sure to match your drapes. [geekologie]

Once you get that gaming keyboard, why not drop another $300.00 on a brand new, top-of-the-line video card. That way you can actually play Crysis 3 in all it's extremely beautiful splendor. [gammasquad]

Going to the opposite end of the spectrum. You all remember QWOP, right? Personally, I wasn't able to take 2 steps in that game. Well the creator of said game has created another one, called CLOP. You move a unicorn across the hillside to get to the fair maiden. At first, it seems much easier to play, but just wait until you get to the incline. [geekosystem]

What do you get when you mix up a pot of Animaniacs and throw in a good dash of Skrillex? You get sheer awesome, that's what. [buzzfeed]

Here's a 7-foot LEGO replica of Firefly's Serenity ship. [geekologie]

Not cool enough for you? How about a life-size, functional Wall-E robot? [geekologie]

Here's something that might be of interest to Lisa. A stackable tetris desk lamp. [geekosystem]

Forget magnets, HOW THE CRAP DO MIRRORS WORK?!? And while we're at it, what color is a mirror anyway? Why are your eyes blue or green, or hazel? What color are their hands now? [howtogeek]

Anybody want a Batman toilet paper holder? [geekologie]

Here ya go. Have a few awesome facts about stuff you've seen at Toys R Us [mentalfloss]

What are the best multiplayer maps ever made? Let's find out, shall we? [dorkly]

I love the show, Grimm, and I was extremely excited when season 2 started this past Monday. Here are 11 secrets about Grimm season 2. WARNING: THAR BE SPOILERS AHEAD! [blastr]

Speaking of "spoilers", want to build your own little paper TARDIS? [howtogeek]

The 11th doctor has been around for a couple seasons now, and from the looks of it, he's going to be sticking around for a while longer. [blastr]


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30Mar/129

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Rage, Science, Retro and More Edition

When we last left off, our heroes had been turned into aliens. We now find ourselves with a new name. No longer the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Not even the Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles. Nope. As of now, our heroes are only the Ninja Turtles, with Michael Bay saying, "WOAH THERE! This decision is not my fault, Yo. Take yourselves another chill pill." [blastr]

In other rage-inducing news, the writer/directors of Harold and Kumar will be rebooting the Back to the Future trilogy. Yes, you read that correctly. This is something that's going to happen. However, not in the immediate future. [blastr]

If you haven't heard, Silent Hill is being re-released in HD. You would think this would be a most excellent thing. Sadly, the developers felt that it was a good idea to sacrifice the dark, atmospheric, grainy feel, for the sake of HD. Completely causing them to miss the mark of what Silent Hill is all about. Take a look. [geekosystem]

For everyone who loves video game music. Here are the 9 best current-gen video game soundtracks. [gammasquad]

What would you say if I told you that you can go supersonic without the sonic boom? You'd think I was crazy, right? Well guess what. Some dudes have developed a supersonic biplane that, when it surpasses the speed of sound, it doesn't create a sonic boom. Maybe now a flight from LA to NYC won't take 6 hours. [geekosystem]

The future is upon us! We don't have holographic touch screens just yet, but we're close. Flexible E Ink is now in mass production. It's kinda like a Kindle if it was a flexible, thin piece of plastic that'll get lost once you set it down and walk away, or your dog finds it, mistaking it for your homework. [geekosystem]

Playstation 4: Codename Orbis [geekosystem]

Do you love pizza but find yourself too lazy to call the pizza place to order it? Why not move to Dubai?  A pizza establishment there will give you a refrigerator magnet, that, at the push of a button, automatically orders your favorite pizza for you. No fuss, no muss. Ahhh, laziness at its finest. [geekologie]

Thinking of getting engaged? Married? Why not go super ape-geek with it. You can propose to her with a TARDIS themed engagement ring, then, on the big day, you can both exchange Darth Vader/Lightsaber themed wedding bands.

Just an 64-bit girl, livin' in an 8-bit world! (didn't I make this same reference last week?) Check out these movie posters converted to their 8-bit versions. [behance]

First Nickelodeon gives us "The 90s are All That". Now Cartoon Network has decided to follow in their footsteps by giving us CARTOON PLANET. [buzzfeed]

Speaking of old 90s TV shows. Let's take a look at some 90s TV supporting actors, THEN and NOW. [buzzfeed]

For those fans of Terra Nova, with that last ray of hope that Netflix would pick up a second season, it looks as if our hope has been shattered. [blastr]

I present to you, in all it's glory, the Doctor Who season 7 trailer! (insert angelic music. Just don't blink) [geekosystem]

Prepare yourselves for  a battle of EPIC proportions. Man VS Goose. Hold on to your seats, this battle gets serious. Who will be the victor? [youtube]


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6Mar/127

Nick’s Time Travel Tuesday

Are you ready for your weekly trip in the TARDIS? Or perhaps a DeLorean is more your style. Wait, wait, I know, an 80s style phone booth is your vehicle of choice. No matter what your preference, let's all jump in the hot tub and get this blast from the past started.

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13Jan/1211

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: BLOW… YOUR… MIND… EDITION

That was your mind, and that's the little girl who doesn't give two flying flips about it. Nick's Round-Up for Friday the 13th has begun. I'm gonna start of small and build up to the mind explosion. Let us commence.

I'll begin with something food-related. I'm actually a pretty good cook. Especially when it comes to baking. I've never had any training, so for any of us in the same boat, we tend to believe some things about cooking that are actually lies, ALL LIES!! Here are 9 ridiculous cooking myths that most of you probably thought to be truths. HAHA, SUCKERS! Oh wait... I have to admit, believed a couple of them. Maybe now, Lisa will be able to cook something besides cereal... Probably not. [cracked]

Here's a bit of nostalgia. I remember growing up, waking up early every Saturday to watch cartoons. When Saturday-morning cartoons were GOOD. Not like the crap they show today. Here are some cartoons from the 1990's that we want back, and that today's generation could benefit from. Maybe they'll actually grow some brain cells back that they've lost from the complete stupidity of today's cartoons.[ugo]

I'm not one to ever have any kind of interest in makeup, but this particular line actually caught my eye. A new brand called Fotoshop by Adobé. Remove wrinkles with a swipe of the brush. Lose those 40 extra pounds and reshape your body without the mess of surgery. It also works for men, animals, landscapes, and pretty much whatever you want to change. Check it out. Fotoshop by Adobé [vimeo]

Google Maps has given us a few lulz now and then with things they've captured as they've intrusively driven down our streets, taking pictures. Some of the things they've caught, they've actually had to blur out. This instance, as of yesterday, was not blurred. Sadly I just now checked it, and they blurred it. GRRRR. However, you can still see it, even with the blur.  Just click on the blur. The blur is a woman walking. You won't be disappoint. [google maps] UPDATE: I found a website that saved the original pictures. Now you can fully enjoy the lulz! [flowerpoop]

As you all know, I love Skyrim. If you haven't figured that out by now, well then, apparently you don't read my Round-Ups very often, which is your own loss. Have you ever thought to yourself, "I wonder what Skyrim would be like in the present day?" Well, the good people at GroBroPros, on youtube, have created a video of that very thing. Here is SKYRIM 2012 [youtube]

You remember watching The Street Fighter series, right? Well our good pals at TheGameStation have created a new video spoof of the show Pawn Stars, creatively called, PWN Stars. If you don't laugh during this video, you've either never watched Pawn Stars, or never played any Legend of Zelda games. In either case, you're dead to me. [youtube]

I've been holding on to this link for the past few weeks. Since before Christmas. I believe now is the time to post it to you. A company in France has developed a special lighting display called CT Light Concept. Basically, it's able to project a 3D-style lighting display onto buildings, and thus opening new areas of awesome! Let the mind-blowing begin! [gammasquad]

If you've ever been to NYC or LA or Vancouver, or well, basically any big city with a good source of tourism, then you've seen a busker or two. a.k.a. street performer. I've seen people with some pretty amazing talents, but NOTHING quite like this. This guy absolutely blows me away. Apparently he didn't listen when his mom told him not to finger-paint on the walls, and it's a good thing he didn't. Whenever I finger-paint, it comes out looking like this. Whatever... I suck. Just watch the video. [youtube]

Here ya go. You can thank me later. [b3ta]

AND NOW... THE MOST EPIC THING YOU WILL EVER SEE, EVER! EVER! I tried to prepare you for this a couple days ago. I honestly don't think there's enough time to be able to train yourself to handle something this awesomazing. Maybe a mute monk up in the mountains of somewhere, with 50 years of training, but other than that, no. I am not responsible for anything that may happen to you during the viewing of this video. You can't say I didn't warn you. Lisa, if there's one thing you click on in all my Round-Ups, this would be the thing. [youtube]

 


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