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And the greatest video game of all time is… Abobo’s Big Adventure (aka Abobo Vs. The NES Universe)

Abobo, the big bald thug from Double Dragon (the video game and very regrettable live- action film) is one of those classic 8-bit goons that time forgot, but here is….fucking up a horde of thugs from Kung-Fu Master, the old man from Legend of Zelda and Death from Castlevania, among hundreds of other NES characters. Yes, this is a real game! It’s coming, for free, from our new favorite friends at I-Mockery.com

Watch the head exploding, jizz inducing, rock your socks off trailer below:

It’s shit like this that keeps my faith in humanity. Seriously, fuck Arkham City, GW3, COD:MW3, Skyrim – Abobo’s Big Adventure is the most EPIC WIN in gaming history! Prepare for the power of Abobo!

NerdBastards everywhere are making the holidays their own by bringing that Nerd touch to the festivities. It might be the Star Trek ornament on the Christmas tree, the Thanksgiving Alien turkey with six legs, or Presidents day where we celebrate George Washington – Abraham Lincoln – and Lrrr the Ruler of Omicron Persei 8.

No holiday brings out the nerdiness better than Halloween. We get to dress up and decorate using all our wildest nerd fantasies. Nerds are a creative bunch and that creativity shines through in the pumpkins we carve. It’s not enough to carve the simple jack o lantern of the past. We have to:

Geek out our Gourds,

Pimp up our Pumpkins,

and Sci-fi up our Squashes.

So get your pumpkin carving tools, your favorite gourd, and your imagination ready to take a trek through NerdBastards neighborhood. Enjoy the fantastically carved creations of your fellow geeks and nerds and perhaps find inspiration to add to this years pumpkin. Let us know which are your favorites and send us pictures of your pumpkin carving creations this year.

 

holy fuck-oly. I never thought a Portal fan-film would make me cry, but it just happened. I totally wept bitch tears at YouTube user ‘s amazing stop-motion-animation video inspired by Portals “lab rat”.

Mixing 3D, Live-Action and Stop-Motion all to the tune of “Exile, Vilify” by The National, Faceofdoomness crafts a somber tale of loneliness, madness, unrealized love, sacrifice and redemption. It almost tells the story (the comic, Portal 2: Lab rat) better than the comic. Truly, it’s full of emotion, absolutely beautiful, and a reminder of the lack of skills I possess.

“Rat Man”, a lab worker at Aperture Science with a history of schizophrenia, who survives GLaDOS’ attempt to murder every employee in the Aperture Science facility when she is first turned on. Sneaking through the facility, he creates murals and scrawlings that guide Chell in both games.

The cosplay group “Ninja of the Night” group decided to put on a little live-action Portal show for the recent Fanime Con.

I see no reason to point out the flaws. This is a brilliant idea, wonderfully executed, with incredibly simple components.

I love how basically everybody lost their minds once GLaDOS spoke and the companion cube made an appearance.

Source: Kotaku

Saw Lady’s Star Trek Theme Music

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Natlia Paruz is a street performer known as “The Saw Lady.” Her talent with the saw has taken her across the world to play with symphonies in Israel and France and then right back to one of America’s biggest stages Carnegie Hall. That saw is mesmerizing. Take a look at her recent take of the Star Trek Theme music while playing in the New York Subway.

It’s mildly amusing at the cluelessness some of the people listening to her have. Regardless, the saw really fits for that music doesn’t it?

Click the jump to see a couple more of her videos performing classical music.

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Shoalin Monks Do It Frog Style

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“Your Tiger style is no match for my Crane style!”  Oh those golden Sunday afternoons of Kung-Fu theater.  There were flying, punching, sword swinging masters of the martial arts that had me “Hi-Yaaaaa-ing” through the neighborhood.  I ate that stuff up and even took some lessons until this guy wanted me to do push-ups on my knuckles.

Well those movies had some real kernels of truth in them.  Shoalin monks continue training in the martial arts today and they can do some pretty impressive things.  Check out this video of a Shoalin monk throwing a sewing needle through a pane of glass, shot on video at 1000 frames per second.

Pretty cool.  You can see a novice try the same trick with much different outcome.  There’s a show that just started airing in the States called “An Idiot Abroad.”  Produced by comedian Ricky Gervais, he plays a practical joke: sending his reluctant doofus pal on a worldwide trek in “An Idiot Abroad,” a comedic travel documentary on the Science Channel.  You can check it out after the jump along with another video of Shoalin Frog style.  It’s not just a witty title.

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Modern Times – An Internet Gem

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Modern Times, a short film that’s been floating around the web for a few months but that only recently came to our attention. Created by Bruce (BC2010) it’s a beautiful little film that shows how talent trumps money every time. While the big guys continue to batter the public over the head with over used or nonsensical 3D effects and big money stars, individually talented people bring us surprisingly wonderful films with soul like Modern Times.

I love the little touches in this film. The book he is reading is “The Making of Kubrick’s 2001” by Jerome Agel. The short film has that 2001 feel to it and it’s a nice little nod to a groundbreaking Stanley Kubrick film.

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The use of the Charlie Chaplin film Modern Times is another interesting choice. Modern Times was the last silent movie made by Chaplin. At the time most movies being made were “talkies” and Modern Times was seen by many as Chaplin’s attack against progress and the advent of the machine age.

It’s these kind of touches that add bottom to this little piece. If only the big boys would take note. “Sigh,” I guess not, their to busy with their latest technological toy to bother with story, characters, pacing, and depth.

So Charlie cries.

Via: Quiet Earth
D.O.P: Richard Mountney
Lighting and Camera assistants:
Simon Mountney, Tom Mountney and Robin Mair
Film Excerpts and Music used under a strictly non-profit basis.

Sharktopus Trailer is Pure Awesome

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NOTE: This is an artist rendering, and not what the actual creature looks like. But, it IS similar.

Half shark. Half octopus. All killer.

I for one have never heard a more ridiculous premise for a movie in my entire life, and as a scientist myself, the possibility just boggles my mind. And yet, the trailer for this upcoming movie from SyFy Channel just sucks you in and makes you believe (in all its campy glory), that a sharktopus could really exist.

Could such a creature ever actually be created? Not likely.

Is it borderline ridiculous? Oh, absolutely.

Will I watch it after seeing this trailer? You better believe it!

Watch the trailer below. You’ll be glad you did.

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By now you’ve probably heard about the online sausage party called Chatroulette, in which random strangers are connected via their webcams and have a chance to chat, or in most cases, show off their junk.

When my friend sent me this link and said it was an awesome Chatroulette video, I was hesitant to click on it. But I’m so glad I did. This one video redeems the whole concept of Chatroulette.

It features Merton, a freestyling piano player who apparently has been compared to Ben Folds so much that there’s a note on his YouTube page assuring people he’s not Ben Folds.

I’m not going to belabor the point describing it to you when you can just click below and enjoy it. If this doesn’t make you at least smile, then you have a problem.

This is exactly what Chatroulette needs: More rock, less cock.

(via Neatorama and just about everyone I work with)