Do you remember, way back when you first joined Facebook, the image that was your profile picture until you changed it?
It was a blue-ish background with the silhouette of a face. It seemed to almost taunt you, daring you to find a picture good enough to fill that space.
Luckily, artist and designer Ashley Hay created a bunch of profile pics based on popular icons from nerd and geek culture. The reason? So you can represent yourself without actually putting a picture of you up.
Represented in her work are such characters as Harley Quinn, the Punisher, Mario and more … which can be seen below the jump.
For more of her art, including more nerdy Facebook profile picture, be sure to check out her website!
Most people suspected that the trailer for Matthew Vaughn directed X-men: First Class was going to hit airwaves on Super Bowl Sunday. Not only was there no trailer, there wasn’t even a mention of the next film in the X-men franchise anywhere near football’s biggest day. Talk about missing the field goal and spoiling the whole game 20th Century Fox, that could have been huge. As of right now however (literally, right now) the world gets it’s first look at the X-men of the 1960’s with these exclusive trailer from the official X-men Movies Facebook page.
Get the popcorn and go-go boots ready
How was that for satisfaction? Does the trailer make up for how bad X-men 3 or Wolverine Origins was? Admit it, you hated those two. Yes, Marvel and Vaughn have magically switched up the origin of the X-men into something different (The original X-Men were Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Beast, and Angel), but this alternate universe does give us the essence of ‘classic’ X-Men. It blends Singers X-men with a 1960’s aesthetic. Mutants. Cuban Missile Crisis. Planes. Xavier with Hair and oh so sexy Emma Frost. It should be well worth the price of admission when X-men: First Class comes out June 3rd, 2011.
FIRST CLASS charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-MEN.
It stars Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, January Jones as Emma Frost, Jason Flemyng as Azazel, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Lucas Till as Havoc, Zoe Kravitz as Angel Salvadore, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Kevin Bacon Sebastian Shaw, and as James McAvoy as Charles Xavier.
So remember back in your younger days how you spent countless hours on your schools computer “learning” by playing Oregon Trail and Carmen Sandiego? Well get ready to live those days all over again and jump for joy because both classic games are coming to Facebook next month!
Oregon Trail was created by Don Rawitsch, Bill Heinemann, and Paul Dillenberger back in 1971 as a learning tool for a history course (so I think I totally missed that while I was constantly busy dying of starvation or dysentery while playing!). And Carmen Sandiego came our way back in 1985 (geez I didn’t think Carmen was that old!). Well new life has been given to these old games and they’re coming our way starting Feb. 7th (Oregon Trail) and then Carmen Sandiego comes our way Feb. 9th! Okay, seriously how excited are you guys?!!
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There is no way to show just how much we appreciate you, but we got something today that’s very close to doing just that.
So, let me ask you. How do you feel about Playstation 3 and Starz original series Spartacus: Blood and Sand? We certainly hope you got good feelings for them, because we are giving them away FOR FREE! Yes, that’s right, FREE!
“What’s up”, you say? See our friends from Starz want us to spread the word on their critically acclaimed series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. The First season is on DVD/Blu-Ray right now and they/we want it on every nerds DVD shelf.
And, if I must say, why wouldn’t they? Spartacus: Blood and Sandis awesome. It’s about a wronged tribal leader (Spartacus) that must fight for his freedom in the arenas of Rome. It’s filled with backstabbing, plotting, cliques, chicks, jocks, fighting, sex, sex and yea did I say sex (Naked Lucy Lawless!)? It’s a ramped up, blood spraying, full front guilty pleasure, but I digress. The show speaks for itself. To celebrate the boobs, blood, mayhem and chiseled dudes in loin clothes (hey it gives the ladies a reason to watch) Starz has partnered with Nerdbastards. Together we are thanking fans and bringing awareness to those among you that missed out on the show that makes ‘300’ look like a Disney film, by providing the ULTIMATE GIVEAWAY!
We are giving away 3 killer prizes to 3 random, but equally lucky fans that spread the Spartacus gospel on Facebook or Twitter.
“What exactly are the prizes”? “What exactly do I need to do to win”?
I have a question: Did you enjoy the movie The Social Network?
I actually find it rather difficult to answer that question, as it was an interesting movie, but there really was no resolution at the end. That, combined with the very disjointed nature of the story, was fairly confusing. But, the performances were very well done, and learning about what Mark Zuckerberg did to make Facebook (however biased the story may be) was very interesting.
The folks at HowItShouldHaveEnded.com decided to clean up the story, streamline the narrative and make an ending that really sticks with you.
Believe me, if you’ve seen The Social Network, you should absolutely see this – it’s very, very well done!
The first Star Wars movie that was made (not the first chronologically – stupid prequels) has a fairly complex plot. It involves a hero discovering his destiny, the force, a lovable rogue, a princess in distress, robots and even laser swords.
But, what is that kind of story was told through social media? What is Luke, Leia, Han and all their friends were addicted to Facebook and told all their adventures through a Facebook thread?
Well, look no further than below, courtesy of Dorkly.com.
You know, the concept of a Facebook fight is pretty damn silly but when it involves known characters such as the Mario Bros., it becomes entertaining. The image above is just a preview of a Facebook fight between the Italian plumbers and like always, Mario proves why Luigi is the bitch (come on, we all know he is).
I remember being in some sort of internet fight, it was with some person going by the name USSJ Mystic Gohan or something “original” like it and he was trying to prove the folks on a Dragon Ball message board that I wasn’t half Japanese… yeah, it was stupid. Anyway, click after the jump to check out the full image and full fight and see if you feel bad for Luigi. Now only if someone makes a Facebook fight between Wario and Waluigi.
Wednesday is here and with the release of our 15th podcast episode comes the ever-popular question of the week! Question of the week is a question we ask you, our readers and listeners, and you answer it by either commenting to this post, or telling us your answer on facebook or twitter (@nerdbastards)! We choose the best answer on the Podcast and the winner will receive a prize if we have one available. (And this week we do, so ANSWER!)
Memba old school Contra for classic NES? Oi! That was a dumb question. Y’all know Contra. Don’t think there is a nerd out there that doesn’t know the Konami 30 lives code. Up, Up, Down Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Select, Start. It’s coded into our DNA. I think the real question is how many of us admitiely beat the side scrolling shoot em up? I digress, if you loved playing Contra back in the day then you’re going to loose your shit over this new facebook arcade game based off the upcoming, Sylvester Stallone action flick ‘The Expendables‘. It’s basically Contra, but with Stallone. The way it should be. Game play is the same as the classic NES game and the music is just as reminiscent. It’s impossibly hard, but incredibly fun. It’ll instantly transport you back the gaming days of your youth. Not to mention how much a genius marketing gimmick this is. Kudos to marketing guy/gal that came up with it.
A team of mercenaries head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator.
In the came you can play as Barney Ross (Stallone), Lee Christman (Jason Statham) or Yin Yang (Jet Li) in full 8-bit glory. Beat the game as Yin Yan to unlock Bonus Mode for a chance to see alternate endings and Easter eggs. Make it onto the Top 10 All-Time High Scores list for official ‘Expendables’ swag from Lionsgate and Break.
Check out the game HERE. All you have to do is hit the “LIKE” button and you’ll be on your way to killing rebels
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