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If you haven’t yet tried your hand at the Portal games, you’re missing out some of the most fun and ingenious gaming around. Portal and its even better sequel, Portal 2 are basically first person puzzle games, yet so much more. With a captivating and at times hilarious mystery you can only survive if you can solve all of Aperture’s test chambers. Now, if you have played Portal you know how frustrating some chambers can be. So much so you might say, hurl your controller across the room while you curse Wheatley’s name. Not that I’m speaking from personal experience or anything.

WHEATLEEEEEYYY!

On May 8th you to can create your own impossibly hard levels within Aperture with Valve‘s official Portal 2 level creator called the Perpetual Testing Initiative. Sadly, and I’m saying this as someone who plays on the Xbox, the creator is only available via Steam for PC and Mac. But it sounds so cool I think I’ll be checking it out anyway.

Valve says you’ll be able to “easily create, share, and play Portal 2 puzzles” with the new DLC, which lets you publish maps directly to Steam. Other players will be able to browse, vote, and download user-created maps to play in their own versions of the game.

What kind of evil puzzles will you think up? I imagine it would have to involve lots of turrets and maybe a few lasers thrown in to add some deadly circumstances.

Source: Kotaku

Every week 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.

On Mondays 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.

This week’s edition: Creepy weird Batman and Superman statues, Terminator meets Toy Story, Steampunk Mac, Wonder Woman bathing suit, Super heroes need a shrink, Riddick 3 concept art, Two The Dark Knight Rises trailer parodies, Batman movie trifecta poster, 10 Deleted Scenes That Would’ve Ruined The Film, Achievement Unlocked, 10 Deleted Scenes That Would’ve Ruined The Film, Achievement Unlocked, Adam WarRock’s Browncoat’s Mixtape, Mordor – happiest place on Middle Earth, Iron Man arc reactor t-shirt, Spock in 13,824 LEGOs, 8-bit sand castle, R2-D2 lunchbox, What’s it like to date, Vader?, Harry Potter album covers, guillotine slinghot, the iron pedi-cab, Sam Eagle is Captain America, Lucas Lee is Captain America, Samus plays the Metroid theme on violin, Shatner leads Comic-Con in “KHAAAAAAAN!”

 

So, this is a real statue in Rome. Maybe this is commemorating when Clark revealed his secret identity to Batman. And Batman’s all like, “I already knew, bro, I’m Batman.” Either way, this is awesome, I wonder what other odd super hero statues are hidden around Europe. Is there a Batman and Robin, Jason Todd, pieta? (GeekTyrant)

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Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W. This is NerdBastards weekly game release of the week list, where we give y’all a heads up on what will be coming out for the consoles and PC/Mac. We also cover downloadable titles as well.

This week we see another family fun filled LEGO game that features a movie universe about pirates. We also have an FPS that features parkour movement gameplay, a 3DS game that’s all about the shoot ’em up gameplay. And just like the title says, there’s a Duke Nukem game coming out. As always, we got a couple other notable titles and downloadable games for you to check out.

Click on the Read More Button to check out some of these titles and see which one of these games will be taking up most of your time until next weeks batch of video games.

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Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W. This is NerdBastards weekly video game release list where we give y’all a heads up on what was released for the consoles and PC (and sometimes the Mac). We also cover downloadable titles as well.

Folks we got quite the stacked list of releases today as we got two major titles  (hint: pictured above) and other notable releases. We even have a few worthy releases coming out on the downloadable side.

So what are y’all waiting for? Check after the jump to see if there is anything coming out that will make your wallets cry!

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G.R.O.W. 3/29/11: OHHH YEAH!!!

Snap Into A Slim Jim!

Snap Into A Slim Jim!

Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W. This is NerdBastards weekly video game release list where we give y’all a heads up on what was released for the consoles and PC (and sometimes the Mac). We also cover downloadable titles as well.

This weeks release list is STACKED folks! As not only do we have quite the list for home release but the download side as well. From an arcade wrestling game to one of Koei Tecmo’s button masher, to a tactical shooter that features a known name in the title to a sequel from a cult series, there is pretty much something for everyone. And the same can be said about the downloads.

So what are y’all waiting for? Check after the jump to see if there is anything coming out that will make your wallets cry!

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The only thing I remembered from the 3DS reveal.

The only thing I remembered from the 3DS reveal.

Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W. This is NerdBastards weekly video game release list where we give y’all a heads up on what was released for the consoles and PC (and sometimes the MAC). We also cover downloadable titles as well.

We got quite the releases on both the home release as well as the digital side, with Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime will let players once again control the rookie and bust even more ghosts on the digital side. The big release for the home release is Crysis 2. Of course, this coming Sunday, we’ll see the release of the Nintendo 3DS and all you have to do is click the jump button to see what comes inside the box and the 18 games that are being released on the same day.

So what are y’all waiting for? Check after the jump to see if there is anything coming out that will make your wallets cry!

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Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W. This is NerdBastards weekly video game release list where we give y’all a heads up on what was released for the consoles and PC (and sometimes the MAC). We also cover downloadable titles as well.

This week, we see Bioware releasing their newest epic, Dragon Age II. Baseball fans rejoice as this years edition hits stores today with the PS owners having a choice on which game they want to hit some balls with. Plus, a few more after the jump.

As far as the downloadable side goes, the Xbox Live Aracade House Party continues with the awesome Torchlight, which is making its debut on home console for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15) and the Wii Shop Channel released Bomberman Hero.

So what are y’all waiting for? Check after the jump to see if there is anything coming out that will make your wallets cry!

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Alice Madness Returns

(article by nerdbastards contributor Sarah Moran @SarahThisIs)

Eleven years after we first ventured to Wonderland with Alice, vorpal blade in hand, American McGee is releasing a sequel to it’s blood, bloody take on the tale down the rabbit hole. Alice: Madness Returns finds Alice no longer at the asylum but still tormented by the memory of her parent’s deaths. She escapes to Wonderland only to find it under the influence of a new evil.

American McGee’s Alice was only released for PC and MAC but this sequel will be finding it’s way to consoles as well (XBox 360, PS3). Personally, this is one of the most anticipated games of the year as it is reported to releases late 2011. The first Alice game is to blame for dragging me into third-person adventure titles, and maybe making me a little obsessed with blades. Something about a knife-wielding chick battling insanity connected with my 13-year old self. And honestly, I’ve never needed  a minute of therapy. At least that’s what the voices in my head tell me…

Check out the trailer and judge for yourself, but it looks like Alice will have her work cut out for her cleaning Wonderland up, again.

Wonderland looked fine before Alice came along. She ruins everything. Eh, at least HOT TOPIC has another reason to stay in business.

G.R.O.W. Lite 2/1/11

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Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W. This is NerdBastards weekly video game release list where we give y’all a heads up on what was released for the consoles and PC (and sometimes the MAC). We also cover downloadable titles as well.

Yes folks, once again we got another lite edition today as there wasn’t any major game release that came out on disk. Only notable thing on disk is that for you Sims 3 fans, the Outdoor Living Stuff is out today. Other than that, there is a Mr. Bean game for the Wii and the DS… yeah. We do, however, have some downloadable stuff that may be worth your while.

Both the 360 and the PS3 will be seeing the release of Bionic Commando Rearmed 2. The first Rearmed was a great HD remake of the classic title and this game changes a few things (difficulty wise) but the biggest thing they added is the ability to jump.

Other than that, the 360 version of COD: Black Ops is getting their first map pack, labeled First Strike. The $15 pack includes four new multiplayer maps and one zombie map. On the PS3/PSP side, Pac-Man Championship Edition is finally coming out as a $4.99 minis title.

So what are y’all waiting for? Check out these games and see if any of them will make your wallets cry!

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I still remember that moment when Gabe Newell, the main man behind Valve, showing up during Sony’s E3 press conference and saying how the PS3 version of Portal 2 (insert cake is a lie joke here) would be the best console version of the game. How you ask? It was later revealed that the PS3 will be receiving Steam integration, which means PS3 gamers would get updates/DLC the same time PC and Mac users would get their’s and unlike the money hungry Microsoft, you won’t have to pay for the free DLC.

But just in case the whole Steam integration wasn’t enough for you to be convince that the PS3 version would be the best console version, then hopefully the recent announcement will satisfy you greedy bastards. Valve just announced that if you do pick up the PS3 version of Portal 2, you will also get the game for free on the PC and Mac via voucher. Not only that, but the PS3 will have a cross platform feature with the PC and Mac. What more could you ask for?

It’s great to see that Sony has done whatever they can to make this all work as we all know that the PS3 version of the Orange Box was pretty much ass. Of course, me being the PS3 fanboy, I’m happy about this and I will be looking forward to getting me some trophies (can’t help it, I’m a trophy whore).

Source: GeekOSystem