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The hearts of nerds around the world were struck a devastating blow this month when Adam West, the original Batman, died after a short struggle with leukemia earlier this month. Friends, family and fans have been laying out tribute and paying their respects in the days since, with people from all over the world noting the impact he has had on the character of Batman, the franchise and the world in general. It was announced yesterday that the iconic Bat Signal, traditionally used to summon the caped crusader to action when a crime had been reported, would be lit above Los Angeles tonight in West’s honour. (more…)

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I’ve never played the online role playing game World of Warcraft, but some people are downright obsessed with the it. One such person was the late, great Robin Williams, who once joked that he was darn near addicted to the game. Williams was a big gamer, even naming his daughter Zelda in honor of the long-running RPG series of the same name, and when Williams died quite suddenly last month, the push was on to pay tribute to the man in some form in the WoW universe. Mission: accomplished. Like a genie in a bottle, the Williams tribute in World of Warcraft has now been revealed. (more…)

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The recent passing of actor/director Richard Attenborough touched on many aspects of his vast career in front of and behind the camera. From roles in The Great Escape, The Flight of the Phoenix and Ten Little Indians to directing gigs like Chaplin, A Chorus Line and his grand slam Oscar-winner Ghandi, Attenborough had a diverse and successful decades-spanning career. Still, he is, and will probably remain, best known for playing John Hammond, the creator of the dinosaur resort island in Jurassic Park. Apropos, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow revealed a touching and fairly symbolic nod to the actor in the upcoming sequel. (more…)

If there’s one video game super star, one character who stands above them all, it-sa Mario. The intrepid, princess-saving, Goomba-squashing plumber has been around for 30 years! 30! Can you believe it? In honor of the momentous occasion Youtuber, amanbow has created one insane tribute video.

The dudes over at Geek Tyrant have labeled this almost 20 minute video “brain-melting” for your safety as well as your enjoyment. You must watch it, all of it! Check it out below and let us know if you mind was, truly, blown.

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