Cap Off Your Weekend With 100 Schwarzenegger Quotes

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Apr 30, 2012 in Cinema

I’ve always wanted to post one of these Schwarzenegger montages, but I never really had the chance. Of course, using the “top 100 quotes” will probably be a bit of an overkill, but that’s okay. I’ll probably have to move on to Jason Statham quotes next, but let’s be honest, none of his one-liners have ever been as campy or, by virtue of that fact, entertaining. On the bright side, now that Schwarzenegger’s making his return feature films, someone might decide to film another 80s action flick — oh wait, they have. The Expendables 2 will hit theaters August 16th. Let’s hope they release another awful set of promotional posters for that one.

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Nerdist Gets its Own YouTube Channel

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Apr 3, 2012 in Fandom

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The guys over at Nerdist may be famous for their fandom, but we’re not jealous. Sure, Hardwick and the gang happen to rub elbows with some of our favorite stars on a regular basis, even convinced BBC America to fund a series of television specials, but the truth is he’s as much of a nerd as the rest of us. With that in mind, I thought it’d be nice to mention the launch of their brand new YouTube channel. While I’m not sure if they plan on transitioning any of their podcasts to videocasts, I’m sure they’ll have plenty of interesting content to keep you entertained. Read more…

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Mass Effect’s Commander Shepard in Salt Art

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Mar 6, 2012 in Hobbies and Collections, Videogames

To help commemorate tonight’s release of Mass Effect 3, I thought I’d post this interesting bit of fan art. Until today, I never knew salt was something people actually used for artistic purposes, but as you’ll see in this time-lapsed video, salt art can be quite impressive. No doubt it’s incredibly time consuming, but that doesn’t seem to be an issue for Bashir Sultani, the artist responsible for the piece. It actually took around two and a half hours for him to complete it, though I imagine someone who isn’t used to working with salt might have taken much longer. If you’re interested, he has entire YouTube channel dedicated to the art and it’s definitely worth checking out.

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Street Fighter-Style Ping Pong Takes it to the Extreme

Posted by Ben Huber on Mar 3, 2012 in Fandom

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What happens when two people get a little too into their table tennis? Maybe you throw the paddle down and walk away angry? Not these two, instead they get into a ridiculously over-the-top fight featuring slow-motion, explosions, and fire. Combine a little bit of the Street Fighter IV trailers with a dose of anime styling and you’re starting to get close to the kind of ping pong battle to expect. Start your Saturday right and check out the video after the break. Read more…

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An Invitation to the Game of Thrones

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Feb 21, 2012 in Television

HBO’s at it again, having just posted this little featurette with the cast for the second season of Game of Thrones. Seeing how passionate the actors feel towards the show itself speaks volumes and serves to remind us of how magnificent the show really is. In addition, we get to see some behind-the-scenes footage from the set, as well as a glimpse at some of the new actors who will be joining the cast next season, although none of them were interviewed.

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Star Wars Uncut, For Fans by Fans

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jan 26, 2012 in Fandom, Star Wars

It’s been nearly two years since I first wrote about Star Wars Uncut, the full-length feature consisting entirely of 15 second homemade clips in an attempt to recreate Episode IV: A New Hope as it was meant to be told, complete with campy acting and low-budget special effects. Personally I found the film to be equally hilarious, and painful to watch, but the very concept remains brilliant.  Recently, director Casey Pugh made a special directors cut available to stream online in its entirety. Funny, you’d think a film touting itself as being “uncut,” would, by definition, be the directors cut — I wonder how that works.  You can watch it here, but for more information on the project, check out their official site here. Read more…

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Why Nothing Beats Classic Who

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jan 16, 2012 in Dr. Who

The BBC has never been known for breaking the bank when it comes to special effects, but is that such a bad thing? Take this awesome clip from the early days of Doctor Who, starring Jon Pertwee as The Third Doctor, for example. We were decades away from Jurassic Park and animatronics, but that couldn’t stop the BBC. They need dinosaurs, so they made it happen, and it was glorious — terrible, even hilarious, but glorious nonetheless. In fact, if this clip alone hasn’t convinced you to stomach classic Who‘s terrible acting (often on the part of his companions,) then I’m not sure what will. If, on the other hand, you can’t get enough of these killer special effects, and you wish to brave the acting, some of those classic episodes are still available via Netflix instant streaming.

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Skyrim Glitches; Now With More Horse

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Nov 16, 2011 in Videogames

Oh Bethesda, I had such high hopes. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the game to death. I’ve been having an blast venturing across the winter wonderland that is Skyrim, and slaying the occasional Dragon that seemingly pops out of nowhere, but it’s been five years, so I just have to ask — why haven’t they fixed their horse physics? You’d think that at some point someone might stop and say “Hey, this is something people might care about.” Obviously it wasn’t high on their to-do list, but that’s okay. I can overlook it, after all, it’s still hilarious and makes for great videos. Don’t you think?

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The Best Skyrim Glitch I’ve Seen All Day

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Nov 14, 2011 in Videogames

So, Skyrim hit stores last week and I’ve been glued to it ever since. So far, I’m about twelve hours in and I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface of the game in terms of content. There’s just so much to do; so much to explore. I haven’t really seen enough of the world to know if it’s as repetitive and drab as any of Bethesda’s other titles in recent years, though from what I’ve seen so far, I don’t expect it to be. Almost every experience I’ve had, from fighting Dragons, to exploring different types of ruins, has been a relatively fresh experience. That said, it hasn’t been without its fair share of glitches.

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I’d Walk 500 Miles For a Doctor Who Wrap Party

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Nov 3, 2011 in Dr. Who

The other day I mentioned that several videos from the Davies & Tennant Doctor Who wrap party recently hit the net, one of which featured a quirky little musical number by series stars David Tennant, Catherine Tate, and John Barrowman. I thought to save the second video for later, as the first was pretty lengthy and you have to admit that it’s kinda hard to top Barrowman’s freakishly good voice. This second video is also musical in nature as it features the cast and crew dancing and lip-syncing to the 80’s hit “I’m gonna be (500 miles” by the Proclaimers. Some of you may have caught the episode of Graham Norton — he’s sort of like a British Conan O’Brien, albeit a tad cruder  — where Tennant met the band for the first time. Being a huge fan, Tennant had jumped when asked by their producers to star in one of the band’s music videos, only to discover they weren’t present during his shoot. After meeting them during the filming of Norton’s talk show, I imagine they must have hit it off, otherwise I’m sure they wouldn’t have been part of the video above. Pretty neat how it everything worked out.

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Intense Brawling Dungeon Crawler for Rusty Hearts

Posted by Linda Yau on Aug 26, 2011 in Horror, Videogames

From the company that brought the world Infinity Online, Rusty Hearts is a Korean translated MMORPG for gamers to consume. This online video game is currently available as a Closed Beta Phase 2 testing format, so interested players can sign up to test this game out.

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Players get to complete dungeon crawling missions on racking up skills with killing monsters and fulfilling quests. This game is accomplished by brawling and long hours of grinding to achieve the statistics needed to beat the dungeons. Players can choose between a party of four characters as it is shown from the screencap above. However during the beta period, only three can be chosen to test.

Gameplay and dungeon crawling time can only level one character at a time. However you can earn items and accessories that is suitable for other characters not being played. It is still in development, but later in the game, there are options and missions to customize your characters in unique fashion or gears they have. The potential for lol moments in obtaining cardboard boxes is something to be seen and wait for.

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This game is similar to other online MMO’s in terms of a having a typical village and then sites (dungeons) to complete missions. As the screencap indicates, dungeons are separated by stages and monsters. There has been some comparison made to Castlevania. The scenery, mood, monsters and background music make both game setting similar. What also makes Rusty Heart an appealing game to play is the familiar anime styled character design and intense graphics or fighting sequences that can be seen if executed correctly. Players can choose between using a gamers controller pad or a computer keyboard, options can allow for easy customization. There is an established community in the forum and Facebook.

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If your eyes can handle it, there is a 3D option to experience. This is the norm in gaming, your eyes popping out due to the intense graphics. Though if your eyes can’t handle this excitement,there is the option to turn to 3D off just as a Nintendo 3DS has a switch. The screencap above shows a battle scene with 3D turned off. Imagine Rusty Hearts as a game to be experienced if you are a gamer who enjoys developing characters, and get involve a world where there is a larger community.

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Jar Jar Binks Hates Puppies

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Aug 3, 2011 in Star Wars

It’s true, he does. At least, that’s probably what you should tell your kids if you catch them thinking he’s cool. If you’ve found yourself wondering how to introduce your kids to the holy trilogy and its prequels, the guys at Asylum are here to help. Their PSA highlights just how difficult it can be to raise a kid in a post-Special Edition world. Important issues are covered such Han’s trigger finger, Anakin’s appearance in Return of the Jedi, and Vader’s identity — Revenge of the Sith kind of ruined that, didn’t it? Just do me a favor and don’t dress up like Jar Jar to scare you kids. Those scars could last forever.

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Apple Fanboys, Get Ready to Rage

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jun 29, 2011 in Tech

I have to admit, there’s nothing quite like watching Apple fail. In recent years, the company has worked to establish an infallible aura surrounding creative platforms like music and film production. This has led their users to believe the notion that Apple could do no wrong. Rightfully so, Apple became Hollywood’s industry standard. When the company released the latest version of their video production software Final Cut Pro X, studios flocked to install the new software, only to find that Apple had changed almost everything, and had completely removed many of the advanced features in a vain attempt to simplify the work-flow. It wasn’t long before someone — in this case, Conan O’Brien’s staff — decided to poke fun at Apple’s shiny new crippleware. The worst part? It’s all true.

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Robotech the Medley

Posted by Tim Sheehy on May 31, 2011 in Animation

Regardless of how you feel about Harmony Gold, or Robotech, one thing I’ve never seen were complaints about the music. Ulpio Minucci and Arlon Ober did fantastic job scoring the series, creating a memorable soundtrack that’s managed to strike a chord with fans worldwide. Recently I stumbled across this video of a group of fans from Chile performing a live medley. I love that they kept it real with the electric drum kit — the lazer toms were dead on. It’s worth a listen, and you’ll get goosebumps from the nostalgia alone.

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Ode to Spot, the Rap

Posted by Tim Sheehy on May 26, 2011 in Star Trek

Who knew Commander Data had so much swagger? He might be the whitest rapper ever, but that’s no reason to hate. The video above was thrown together by musician & fanboy Dan Bull. Aside from his goofier exploits, like singing his open letters and posting them on youtube, Dan’s a pretty talented guy. Head over to his website to check out some of his original work and maybe even consider purchasing some of it. By the way, little known fact — Brent Spiner hated that cat.
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Mortal Kombat Legacy; You Got Caged!

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Apr 28, 2011 in Videogames

Back in January, fellow fanboy Michael Sacco informed us that Warner Brothers would be adapting Kevin Tancharoen’s Mortal Kombat film pitch as a web-based miniseries. As I’m sure many of you already know, Mortal Kombat: Legacy began “airing” earlier this month. So far, they’re about three episodes in and despite some initial gripes, it’s been getting better and better. The latest episode even features a guest appearance by the game’s creator Ed Boon. While it’s not exactly as gritty as the initial pitch, I still want to see where they plan on taking the series. Who knows, if it proves to be popular enough, we may even see a transition to network television. Read more…

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Man Made, Portal 2 x Mad Men Mashup

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Apr 26, 2011 in Television, Videogames

It’s not as nifty as crafting your own Portal 2-themed Easter egg, but this little crossover video by YouTube user Prefim is pretty cool. The video takes the intro to Mad Men and thrusts it into the world of Portal 2 with some stunning results — it almost seems natural. Within a day of being posted, the video shot to 32,000 views. Impressive, right?

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Japanese Plutonium Propaganda

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Mar 30, 2011 in Science

This video has been making the rounds on twitter for the past few days, and while I don’t exactly find it humorous — especially considering how many people are still suffering overseas — I found it very interesting watch. For those of you who don’t speak Japanese, it’s a government sponsored propaganda cartoon that insists that plutonium is not as harmful as activists may have led you to believe. I’m not sure when this film was drawn, but judging by the fact that it’s completely hand-drawn, I’m sure it’s safe to assume it wasn’t recent. I certainly hope any kid ever exposed to this would know better by now.

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Confessions from the Magic Kingdom

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jan 13, 2011 in Animation

Ever wonder what it’d be like to work at a Disney theme park? I know I have, and thanks to this fantastic video my curiosity has been satisfied, though I have to admit that no amount of food could possibly make up for having to listen to “It’s a Small World” on repeat. I pretty much figured it’d be exactly as he described in the video, minus the awesome doodles. I just had no idea the food was that spectacular.  Read more…

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Mark Cuban Taunts Techies With an Online Video Timetable

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 3, 2009 in Tech

Mark CubanThis above video from the Web 2.0 Summit was given the sensational title TV and Movies Still Trump Online Video but I think that oversimplifies a bit much what Mark Cuban is saying. First the key word to focus in on is the word “still” which is the truth if you’re in online video. Because it’s still a medium that’s in the shadow of traditional media. This reflects the world that I work in where even after all of these years online video is the tail and cable TV is still the dog. Read more…

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