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Metroid

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Remember 1993’s flop, Super Mario Bros.?  It seems Nintendo can’t seem to forget about it.  The film made back less than half what was spent to make it, starting a trend for video game film adaptations that would last until 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.  Movies based on video games have essentially been a laughing stock in Hollywood, and few studios want to risk making them.  This year may change all that.  Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed both come out in theaters later this year.  It seems actress and UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is eager for a Metroid movie to be made, and she wants to star in it as Samus Aran. (more…)

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art. Now on with the dump!

ABOVE: Wanna kill off a few hours browsing through a wide range of photoshops that re-imagine a galaxy far far away as seen through the eyes of renaissance painters? Head over to Worth 1000 an check out the Star Wars Fine art galleries. (more…)

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: That’s sweet. Red Sonya brought you a live, beating valentine. Could you say no? (Fashionably Geek)

 

Seriously, Autobots. Roll out. Snag this Optimus Prime/Metroid mashup tee here. (Fashionably Geek)

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Top 10 Most Annoying Enemies in Gaming

In every game there is that one NPC that the game developers create just to frustrate you and make you break perfectly good controllers (and possibly TVs). The reasoning behind their madness is unknown but it has been this way since the very first games back in the day. These enemies are the frustrating jerks who take all the cheap shots and break all the rules of civil gaming.

The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s crazy things like Autobot anal, Star Whores, a bush shaved like the bat signal and shit like that. But there are a lot of awesome things that we see on a daily basis, and we’re lazy nerd bastards so we just round them all up once a week for your nerdgasm glory.

This is what the Empire Strikes Back would have looked like if it was released by stop motion animation pioneers Rankin Bass. Yea, it’s cute now, but that tauntaun is not going to live through the snowstorm.

Via: Neatorama

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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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Happy Saturday, ya bastards! The name is Eric and I know collectibles. You may know me from Twitter going by the name of @geektrooper and at by my blog, igeektrooper.com. I spent a good part of my life hunting down and collecting goodies from all over the world. Everything and anything related to comics, movies, and geek culture and worth collecting has found its way to my desk. The need to have the newest and most unique collectibles is a sickness and I’m happy to say that I’m one sick “bastard”. The world is full of awesome stuff and I am here to show you some of the best out there! So, let me have the honor of presenting Nerdbastards’ newest weekly feature, “Stuff You Want, Thing You Need, and Everything You Can’t Have”!

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Videogame Idioms for Use in Everyday Life

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You have not obtained true pop culture status until an idiom (a statement that has meaning beyond the words themselves) has been named based on you. And it is about time that video games got their due!

Some of the ones listed below are pure gold, and I think it is up to us to make them as popular as we can – I for one will try to use at least one a day in conversation.

Thanks to Dorkly.com for the pics.

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Alphabet Of Video Game Icons

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While we may have seen quite the amount of alphabet’s here on NerdBastards, this one puts nothing but a huge smile on my face. Francis Acupan drew some memorable icons that any gamer will recognize. Of course, from this picture, we can see which of the three console company he is a fan of but at least he gave some love to the other two. Check after the jump for a bigger image to see exactly what icon is what since he wrote descriptions of them on the image.
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