contra

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.

Every Monday 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: Ghostbusters imagined in Pixar, first teaser poster for Brave, Soviet war memorial vandalized with super heroes, Hoth Tauntauns, Damian misses DickBatman, Han’s hangover, puppy plays Bowser, $10,000 Space Invaders watch, Star Wars lawn fertilizer, sexy N64 controller tattoo, epic Lego recreation of Sauron’s tower, Lens Flare: The Movie, the Bat has landed, Tardis observatory, Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ in 8-bit, Harley Quinn’s new costume on a man, Super Mario Bros. car, E.T. vs Predator, Darth Vader riding a pony cake, sappy nerd proposal, Contra’s henchmen’s strategy, Vulcan oven mitt, original 150 Pokemon according to my boyfriend, Lord of the Rigs, Yoda pasties, women react to Duke Nukem Forever, Dalek dress, Doctor Who flesh bits, ducks the original Transformers, all inclusive bathroom signs, 10 biggest flops illustrated, Weird Al’s ‘Perform this Way.’

 

See the whole Ghostbusters crew imagined as the stars of the next Pixar feature. Can this collaboration really happen? An animated feature would fare better than the long rumored Ghostbusters 3. For more check out artist, Fabrizio Fioretti. (GeekTyrant)

 

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contralyrics(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)

If you don’t know who brentalfloss is by now either:

Brentalfloss is back again with another hit worthy of being in the top 40. This time he tackles the incredibly frustrating world of Contra. Harder than most 80’s metal, “What if Contra had Lyrics” should be on every nerd’s playlist before they do anything nerd related. Even you (yes, you) must have used the legendary “konami code” at one point or another, after repeatedly dying all day. Take some time out of your busy day and enjoy another very funny Brentalfloss video. Spread gun, spread gun, muthafucka.

expendables

Memba old school Contra for classic NES? Oi! That was a dumb question. Y’all know Contra. Don’t think there is a nerd out there that doesn’t know the Konami 30 lives code. Up, Up, Down Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Select, Start. It’s coded into our DNA. I think the real question is how many of us admitiely beat the side scrolling shoot em up? I digress, if you loved playing Contra back in the day then you’re going to loose your shit over this new facebook arcade game based off the upcoming, Sylvester Stallone action flick ‘The Expendables‘. It’s basically Contra, but with Stallone. The way it should be. Game play is the same as the classic NES game and the music is just as reminiscent. It’s impossibly hard, but incredibly fun. It’ll instantly transport you back the gaming days of your youth. Not to mention how much a genius marketing gimmick this is. Kudos to marketing guy/gal that came up with it.

A team of mercenaries head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator.

In the came you can play as Barney Ross (Stallone), Lee Christman (Jason Statham) or Yin Yang (Jet Li) in full 8-bit glory. Beat the game as Yin Yan to unlock Bonus Mode for a chance to see alternate endings and Easter eggs. Make it onto the Top 10 All-Time High Scores list for official ‘Expendables’ swag from Lionsgate and Break.

Check out the game HERE. All you have to do is hit the “LIKE” button and you’ll be on your way to killing rebels

tetrisWe here at Nerd Bastards like to occasionally inform our readers about pressing issue as kind of a public service. The following video is part of that public service.

In it, the guy from Contra encounters Tetris blocks and, because he’s the curious type, discovers the source of the mysterious falling objects. Prepare to be enlightened.

First of all for you kids that where not born in the 80’s you need to move along, the grownups are talking. Anway have you ever wondered what Duckhunt would be like if it played like Contra? Well I never really thought too much about it either but youtube user Danebo thought hard on the subject and has in turn created a hilarious and quite awesome video combining the two classic games.