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25May/122

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: I Refuse to add a Title Edition…. REFUSE!

Ever sleep on that one bed that makes you feel like you're floating on air? Well now you can literally float on air, with a levitating bed. You can also forgo the comfort and softness for a stiff back and crick in the neck. [geekologie]

Ewoks are evil. "But, Nick, they're so cute and furry. Didn't you see the Ewok Adventure?" Yes, yes I did, which further proves my point. Need more proof? Take a look at these pictures. [buzzfeed]

Speaking of evil Ewoks, Diablo III is the fastest selling PC game in history. [geekosystem]

In further Diablo III news, you may have heard of a secret level called Whimsyshire. A spoof of the new My Little Pony show. Want to know how to access it? Well here ya go. [geekosystem]

In the past we've seen some portal mashups with other video games. The latest mashup is Super Street Fighter II with a Portal gun. It's just a video, not a playable game, but it's still lulzy. [gammasquad]

There have been many iterations of Tetris in the past, but this one is the most trolliest version of it ever. Sadly, like the Street Fighter/Portal game, it's not a playable version. MAKE THESE GAMES PLAYABLE, PEOPLE. SRSLY! [geekosystem]

I know all of you have pondered what it would be like if Tetris was turned into a movie. Well ponder no more. Prepare yourself for action, drama, and suspense, in this fan-made Tetris movie trailer. [buzzfeed]

Nintendo can do no wrong, amirite? Yes?... Anybody... Anybody at all... -_- Yeah, you're right. Here's the 5 biggest mistakes ever made by Nintendo. [dorkly]

We've all heard rumors of a possible Shadow of the Colossus movie. Well now those rumors have a bit of credence to them, with the announcement of a director. [geekosystem]

Usually around this time of year, we're all kicked back, watching new episodes of Doctor Who, and to those of you who have taken notice, there are no new episodes at the moment. Curious as to why your favorite time-traveling doctor is not entertaining you right now? Steve Moffat has your answer. [blastr]

How well do you know your video games? I'm talking tiny details in the games that the average gamer wouldn't give a second thought to? I think it's about time to up your video game trivia knowledge. [didyouknowgaming]

Most, if not all of us, have used Windows XP in the past, maybe even still. Unless of course you're a die-hard Apple person. I'll just leave that statement alone. For those of us who are familiar with XP, you know the iconic, default background image of the green hill with clouds above. Someone has taken it upon themselves to use Minecraft to recreate this image. inb4acreeperruinsit [geekosystem]

If there's one show's theme song EVERYBODY knows, it's the theme to Fresh Prince. Here's a clip of Will Smith on the Graham Norton Show, rapping the theme song with the audience. [viralviralvideos]

Boy Meets World was an awesome show that imparted all kinds of knowledge and wisdom, among other things. Here are 18 things that Boy Meets World has taught us. [buzzfeed]

As time goes on, and technology gets better and faster; video games get more intense and involved. They have better graphics and even more immersive worlds, or do they? I think a lot of the newer video games can learn a lot from their older predecessors, such as Myst, one of the best video games from the 90s. Here are 5 things that modern games could learn from Myst. [gammasquad]


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3Feb/124

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Only PARTIALLY Super Bowl Related Edition

HELLOOOOOOOOO SAVEPOINT!! IF YOU CAN'T TELL, I'M A BIT OVER-CAFFEINATED. THIS PAST WEDNESDAY WAS MY BIRTHDAY, AND MY PARENTS GOT ME AN ESPRESSO/CAPPUCCINO MAKER. WOOOHOOO!!! Ok... slow, deep breathes... I think I'm good now. Let's DO THIS!

As we all know, this Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday. A day where people all around the world come together to stuff their faces with empty calorie foods, and not get judged for it. Also, to watch football. Now, if you want my opinion, which you probably don't, but I'm going to give it to you anyway, I usually always enjoy the Super Bowl, however, I don't like either team playing this year, so I hope nobody wins. Score 0:0. First tie in Super Bowl history. Giants suck. Patriots suck. Cowboys FOREVER! Yeah, THAT'S RIGHT! COME AT ME, BRO! So in celebration of this year's crappy Super Bowl, I'll start off with a few SB related links.

Let's begin with 5 reasons NOT to watch the Super Bowl this year. [bleacherreport]

We all know that a lot of people don't even care about football, and only watch the Super Bowl because of the commercials. I can respect that. Some of the best commercials ever have spawned from the Super Bowl. Here are the 5 funniest Super Bowl ads that aren't Doritos. [bleacherreport]

If you recall, a couple weeks ago, I posted a link to a teaser ad with a bunch of dogs barking the Imperial March. Well if you can't wait until the Super Bowl to watch it, here's the actual commercial that will be playing. How do you think it compares to last year's L'il Vader commercial? [blastr]

Did any of you see the teaser ad with Ferris Bueller? Well once again, if you're too lazy to wait until SB Sunday, here's the full ad that will be airing. [geekosystem]

Jerry Seinfeld + Soup Nazi = another SB ad you can watch before it airs. [geekosystem]

Ok, here's a Super Bowl ad, from Budweiser, that will ONLY be airing in Canada, so it's not a spoiler for the rest of us, since we won't be seeing it anyway. It's not a funny ad, but one of those "heart-warming" style commercials. But don't let that deter you, it's still a good commercial. [buzzfeed]

OK ENOUGH ABOUT THE SUPER BOWL!

If you're like me, you know a lot of people who are completely ignorant when it comes to computers, and that's the nice way of putting it. The second something goes wrong, they have NO CLUE what to do, and totally freak out. Then they either come to me to have me take time out of my day to fix it, or drop $200 to have it fixed by a computer repair shop. When if they took a little time, they could run a couple programs, and completely fixed the problem by themselves, without having to waste my time, or going into debt. For all of you people like that, here's 5 things you should know before trying to fix your computer. [cracked]

Ever wanted to build your own Borderlands Claptrap, or more accurately CL4P-TP? Well this guy did. It may not move around or talk, but it's still pretty dang awesome. [baronriot]

Hill Valley re-created with LEGOS. That should be incentive enough to click the link. [geekologie]

Have you ever looked at a video game controller and thought to yourself, "Man I wish I could wash myself with that thing." I know Lisa sure has. Well now all your dreams have come true, and not only with controllers, but other geeky things as well. How about scrub-a-dub-dubbing it up with a Rubix Cube? [geekosystem]

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HOLY EVERYTHING THAT'S HOLY! NEW NINJA TURTLE ACTION FIGURES! Move over little snot-nosed 12 year old kiddies, these suckers are MINE! [geekologie]

Thursday was Groundhog day, and if you're anybody who's anybody you have love the movie. It's a classic, and hilarious, and is on the list of required movies to watch or be shunned by humanity for the rest of your life. So with that said, here are 12 things you probably didn't know about the movie. [buzzfeed]

Whether you love 3D movies, or hate them, the honest truth is they're here to stay, and aren't you tired of the same old black, uncomfortable 3D glasses? For the release of the upcoming Avengers movie, you can get a pair of special edition 3D glasses for an extra $5.00. I'm sure they'll be more comfortable, and you can wear them to other 3D movies as well, and be the envy of all your black-glasses-wearing friends. [ology]

Remember the Abominable Snow Monster from the most awesomazing Microsoft Windows game, Ski Free? Well it looks like he's getting a bit more creative in trying to catch the skier as he ski's down the endless mountain-side. [howtogeek]

Finally, if you recall a few weeks ago I presented you with a video called Skyrim 2012, created by the GroBroPros. Well it seems it was so popular, that the guys have made a part 2. Let us watch, and bask in the hilarity, shall we? [gammasquad]


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