GTA

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Why so serious Joker cosplay? I dunno, you’ll have to ask costumer Yugana Senshi Uon. Just don’t ask her how she got those scars. (more…)

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It’s a bit unfair to judge something fully after experiencing it partially. So keep in mind that I have an open mind about GTA going forward and that I’m simply relaying to you my initial thoughts. So far, I’ve played Grand Theft Auto V for about 25 hours over the last few days (for work!) and I’ve only completed 4% of the missions.

I’ve only just met Michael, mid-midlife crisis. I just stole a boat for him and met his wannabe gangsta of a son. We’ve only just begun, and yet I don’t really care.

Franklin is a begrudging hooligan. I’ve spent most of my time playing as him. He has a dog that gets easily distracted during the thrill of the hunt by the thrill of the hump (worst POV porn E-V-E-R). I have given Franklin a full beard and a lo fro… just because.

I rather enjoy that we can switch back and forth between each main character’s lives, but I do it out of boredom more than anything else. Will that change as I play more missions? Perhaps, and I am going to keep playing this, but so far, the missions have failed to grab my attention. (more…)

gta odysey

I have the heart of an explorer, so every-time I am given free reign within the kingdom of a Grand Theft Auto game, I chase after my elusive prize. My white whale.

They say that she is a myth and a legend. That many men have flown out or sailed out to their death (from boredom) in search of her, but I am un-deterred.

This time, though, something happened on my journey. I cannot be sure if this is a discovery, or some kind of siren’s trick, but I know that I was on a different type of ground than I was on when I began, and that is both thrilling and horrifying.

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This morning Rockstar Games released the launch trailer for Grand Theft Auto Online. Yes, you read that right. You will now be able to enjoy all the open world sandbox sociopathic behavior you’ve grown to love in a true MMO setting. Basically it is Grand Theft Auto V (which is out on the 17th of September) in muliplayer mode, but it looks like it as the potential to be more. Much more.

Admit it, you have spent hours upon hours with the GTA franchise doing unspeakable acts of mischief and violence. Well, soon you will be able to do that with friends!

Assuming you still have friends… that much time spent hooker stomping and shooting rockets at police helicopters can be hell on a social life.

Check out the trailer and the press release from Rockstar after the jump.  (more…)

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Costumer Ani-Mia present herself as a rather authentic-looking version of Natasha Allegri’s Cotton Candy Princess from Adventure Time [GAS]

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

Above: A Green Lantern costume far more convincing than anything they CG’ed on Ryan Reynolds, Allyson Averell creates another fantastic bodypaint. Modeled by Samantha Star, photography by Joey D. (CBM)

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

Above:  ForAllEternitie brings Tigra to life in a cosplay that somehow manages to make Tigra and skimpy little bikini look fierce and sexy, not silly and ridiculous. Bravo on that excellent paint job. (CBM)

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(Watch Through the Game Start Intro)

Back when I was like 7,8,9 and 10 years old I would go to the local arcade “Fun and Games” with a fistfull of quarters. After entering and letting my eyes adjust to the near blackness of the dark, I would make a beeline for the back left corner with nothing but dozens of glowing statuesque systems to guide me.

Sitting in the corner was a grainy, old, vile machine called Chiller.

I had to stand on a crate to hold the gun locked onto the frame. My mother would stand behind me and laugh in that incredulous horror while I shot the flesh off of bound and racked victims. And activating these devices by shooting the right switch. Now that I look back, I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY GOT AWAY WITH SHIT LIKE THAT!!!

A game like that is totally unheard of nowadays! How can an 8 year old maliciously take aim and shoot the flesh off down to the bone of a screaming man in absolute delight?! Well, It was easy!!! It was a game!! And I didn’t become some serial killer because of it!

A sex fiend? YES! But definitely not a killer!

Games like that are dead and gone now, and I am sad… GTA and God of War have nothing on the Original Gangstas of the gore genre…

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