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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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29Mar/132

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

What if Jurassic Park and Star Wars were one movie? Well here's a mashup trailer for that exact thing. [geekosystem]

Now-a-days people's time is very limited, so sitting down to watch an entire movie saga is nearly impossible. So for those of you in this situation, who want to watch all 6 Star Wars movies, why not watch all 6 at the exact same time. [blastr]

Ever been curious as to what current video games would look like as Atari cartridges? [geekologie]

For those of you die-hard NES fans, you can now buy game cartridge pillows. They even work all the time without having to blow on them. [geekologie]

A Best Buy employee discovered a complete NES deluxe system that was sold to the store, including R.O.B. the robot. It was meant to be recycled, but this fellow could not let that happen. He took some risks at the chance of being fired. Here is his story. [gammasquad]

I've never been able to solve a Rubik's cube without removing and replacing the stickers. This guy juggles three of them, and solves them at the same time. I can't even comprehend how this is possible. [geekologie]

One thing I'm not a big fan of in any video game, is the stupid escort missions. All you want to do is get from point A to point B, but now you have to worry about some other person who can't even lift a finger to help, or if they can, their health is so low it doesn't even matter. Here are the 13 worst escort missions in videogame history. [dorkly]

The upcoming TMNT movie has finally cast all 4 turtle actors. [blastr]

Speaking of ninja turtles, take a look at the seriously creepy looking turtles in this upcoming tmnt game. I'm gonna have nightmares. [gammasquad]

If you don't know yet, Doctor Who will be back with new episodes this Saturday! Here are a couple mini-episodes you should watch before the new episodes. First Episode [blastr] Second Episode [blastr]


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22Mar/132

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Quick Fix Edition #2

I've been playing Minecraft since Alpha 1.2.2, and in that time I've seen some amazing things. Entire worlds recreated, amazing adventure maps, and some mind-blowing contraptions. This, however, has got to be one of the most amazing things I've seen so far. Youtube user nuropsych1 made a 5 minute long Beetlejuice roller coaster (minecart track). And what makes this even more impressive, is he did it in XBOX Minecraft. I, personally, can't see how people can play Minecraft with a controller, but apparently it's not that difficult after seeing this creation.

The basic concept for this roller coaster comes from the intro to the Beetlejuice cartoon from the 80s/90s, while also throwing in a lot of stuff from the actual movie. What's also impressive is that he did this in one take, without jerking the view, and always seeming to be looking in the right spot at the exact right time.

I am extremely impressed with this build, and nuropsych1 has all the props I can give. Mad ones at that, like, seriously angry ones. Great job, bro.

If that wasn't enough for you, then here's a couple more links to click...

A LEGO machine that can fold and launch paper airplaines [geekologie]

3D printed GLaDOS ceiling lamp [instructables]

15 of the most sadly unfinished franchises in videogame history [dorkly]

A NEW DBZ MOVIE!! Not live-action, but from the actual series. (personally super excited about this one.) [blastr]


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15Mar/134

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

Once again, I ran across a video that absolutely deserves to be spotlighted in this post, so here it is. Possibly the best video ever to grace the stage of the internet.

Want to really screw with peoples minds? Decorate your house with glitch furniture. Make your house look like a dying computer screen. [io9]

If you need an amazing graphic of war-torn Syria, go ahead and grab a picture from Assassin's Creed. This news station did. [geekosystem]

Who's fingers are THAT small to make a half-inch papercraft Millennium Falcon. [blastr]

Let's scale things up a bit with a life size papercraft Zelda. [geekologie]

If you haven't heard, which I don't know how you couldn't have, there's a kickstarter to raise $2,000,000 to help make a Veronica Mars movie. Within the first 4 hours, it had already received 1 million, which is just one of at least 3 records it broke for kickstarter. As of me writing this, it's already surpassed that, by earning $3.3 million. Let me say that VM is my second favorite shows ever, and this pleases me greatly. [wired]

The previous wired article raised many questions, such as if people were duped into actually giving money toward the project. Here is a conversation by some IGN editors to help answer these questions. [youtube]

With the success of the Veronica Mars movie kickstarter, there's even a possibly of another one of my top favorite shows ever to have a movie. Chuck! [blastr]

Now why would you want to manually switch songs, when your headphones can do it for you by reading your mind based on your mood. [geekologie]

Minecraft, in my opinion, is an amazing game, and now it's even being used as an educational tool, possibly the ultimate educational tool. [geekosystem]

As it turns out, elderly people who play video games tend to be happier and more active. [geekosystem]

There are games that have amazing launches, earning buttloads of money, and then there are some that nearly flop, however, a bad launch doesn't necessarily mean the game will fail. Here are the 9 worst videogame launches of all time. [dorkly]

Just because there's been a lack of news about a new sequel to Bill and Ted, doesn't mean the movie has been delayed. Movies just take time. [blastr]


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1Mar/130

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Quick Fix Edition

As I was searching for all the links, I ran across this video, and felt it deserved to be the focal point of this weeks round-up. So enjoy the video, with a couple extra links thrown in.

SUPER MARIO BROS. 3, FINAL LEVEL, IN ALL OF ITS FIRST PERSON AWESOMENESS

For you cat lovers, you can make your very own Super Mario Piranha Plant cat tree. [instructables]

A bunkbed turned into an X-Wing Figher. [geekologie]

For those who are too lazy or clumsy to separate their Oreos, a man has invented a machine that can do it for you. [geekosystem]

Videogames wouldn't be the same without evil corporations. Here are the 20 most evil corporations in videogame history. [dorkly]


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8Feb/132

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

It was only a matter of time before somebody made a real hot air balloon that looked like the one from "Up", house included. [geekologie]

The Final Fantasy series got a little classy with a symphony dedicated to it. [geekosystem]

With the progression of video games, are "boss fights" relevant anymore? [gammasquad]

Well it looks as if most of Gamestop's, and other second-hand video game selling companies will soon see their businesses slow to a crawl. The Next-gen Xbox games will only work for it's original owner. I have a feeling that not a lot of people are going to be happy about this. Myself included. [geekosystem]

Kickstarter, you so crazy. Since the government has official declined our requests to build a real Death Star, Kickstarter has taken it upon themselves to fund it. [geekosystem]

In amazeballs news, Half Life and Portal are connected with J.J. Abrams, and movies are in the works. [blastr]

The most important emergency practice drills you can perform in a zoo are for when the zebra escapes. Zebra escapes are SRS BSNS! Now let's throw someone in a zebra costume and run this drill! [geekosystem]

With Disney owning Star Wars, awesome things are happening, such as spinoff movies. Yes please! [blastr]

 


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1Feb/134

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]

 


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23Oct/122

Nintendohemian Rhapsody

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.


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19Oct/120

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

Hey there! For the 3 of you that read my round-up's, I'm sorry I wasn't able to post one last week, but I'm back with links galore! So let's hit the "Cray" button!

For those of you living under a rock, there was this one thing that happened with a dude skydiving from 24 miles up. For those who missed it, here's a recreation of the event with LEGO'S. [geekologie]

MOAR LEGOS, Ninja Turtle style! (not to be confused with gangnam style) [geekologie]

There was also a couple hardcore LEGO builders who built the Batcave. [howtogeek]

A flippin' amazeballs Batmobile concept car! [geekologie]

Time for food! More specifically, cookies. More specifically, things you can stuff inside cookies! [buzzfeed]

One of my favorite things from this time of year is pumpkin. Pumpkin ANYTHING! Here are 19 of the best ways to eat pumpkin for breakfast. [buzzfeed]

Tired of always burning the crap out of your mouth because you're too impatient to wait for your pizza to cool off before you take a bite? Well now, feel free to bite into your scalding hot pizza without fear. You can pop a "breath strip" that heals the burns from eating hot foods. [geekologie]

A real working Portal gun? Sadly, no. But a modded one that can levitate a companion cube exists! [howtogeek]

Let's all kick back, grab some popcorn, and watch 15 minutes of a documentary about the making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. [gammasquad]

Here's something else you all need to watch. A marching band tribute to video games. IT HAS TETRIS! This is a "must watch". [geekologie]

World of Warcraft recreated in Minecraft in 1:1 scale [geekosystem]

A very well made Super Mario Bros. mod for Skyrim [geekologie]

Another hoodie to add to your geek collection. A Mario Bros. Tanooki hoodie. [geekosystem]

THE MOST AMAZING CAR CHASE YOU'VE EVER SEEN! Because it's shot using RC vehicles, and made to look like a scene from a movie. [geekosystem]

If you haven't played Dishonored yet, then you're seriously missing out. Maybe these 5 reasons you NEED to play Dishonored will get you throwing your money at this game. [gammasquad]

Now here's 5 things you'll learn about yourself while playing Dishonored. [cracked]


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21Sep/122

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

Tornadoes are destructive and scary things just by themselves, but when you throw fire in the mix, God help us. [geekologie]

The coolest little miniature figurines ever. You can take an 8-bit video game character and print it as a 3D model. [howtogeek]

As a kid, one of my favorite shows was Mr. Wizard. Looking back now, it's still cool, but I had no idea Mr. Wizard was such a jerk. [gammasquad]

As you all should know, the new Resident Evil movie came out recently. Some of you may hate the series, some may love it, but if you sit down and look at the facts, the movies are actually much better than the games. [cracked]

Borderlands 2! Need I say more? I probably should. I haven't got to play it yet... but I will, mind you, I will. In the meantime let's have a look at this Claptrap cake. [geekologie]

Check out the new Robocop armor. If I were a cyborg, I think I'd be satisfied with it. [geekosystem]

With the colder weather close upon us, it's time to start pulling out the coats and jackets. This is DEFINITELY on my list of cold-weather apparel. An Assassin's Creed III jacket. You know what, I don't even need cold weather. I'd wear that thing all the time. [kotaku]

Ever wanted your own life-size Dalek replica? ME TOO!! We can all get one and then go to Comic-Con and have a Dalek takeover! Now I'm super excited. Somebody start a kickstarter to raise money for all of us to get one. [geekologie]

Guess Who. Doctor Who, that's who! Doctor Who in Guess Who. Yep, a fan-made Doctor Who themed Guess Who game. [geekologie]

So you're playing a video game, and you've already had 2 cups of coffee. All the sudden that side effect of caffeine kicks in, and you need to run to the potty, but you forget to pause the game. Here's a video of what videogame characters do when they're idle and not paused. [howtogeek]

That crazy NASA, trying to create an IRL warp drive, just like in Star Trek. [blastr]

Ninja Gaiden with zombies. And just when you thought Ninja Gaiden couldn't get any better, the creator of Mega-Man is making a cell-shaded Ninja Gaiden zombie game. [gammasquad]

As a child, we saw some seriously terrifying things. Here's some of the most terrifying out of them all. [buzzfeed]

The very first movie I saw in the theater was E.T. Yes, that definitely dates me, but whatever... deal with it. Here are 10 things you probably didn't know about E.T. [buzzfeed]

For those of you with fancy schmancy camera phones, here's a cheap trick (no, not your mom... but who knows <_<) to be able to take macro shots. [howtogeek]


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