Now that we are well into December, it’s safe to assume that none of us is really going to miss this dumpster fire of a year. But we have one last chance to bring joy to the world and goodwill unto all mankind this year by pushing aside all the grief and the bad movies and doing our best to make the impending festive holidays 2016’s silver lining. Eat, drink, be merry, fill yourself with delicious food, take some time off work and spend it instead showing your loved ones how much they really mean to you. Exchange songs and kisses and gifts.
If you’ve left it this late to get presents, but still want to get something amazing for you favourite nerd, there’s still plenty of time for you to get your hands on the perfect gift.
ABOVE: Ever have the compulsion to stab someone in the head? Don’t lie, of course you have. Fortunately, the only difference between you and a serial killer is a little thing called a conscious. To safely and without consequence act out your stab happy impulse, consider this Deadpool Knife block. Chef knife, bread knife, paring knife and all other kind of kitchen knives can be shanked in Deadpool’s squash, repeatedly. He’s Deadpool, he can take it. He takes a lickin’ and keeps on ticking, that’s his shtick.
This clever Knifeblock, however, cannot be bought. It’s not an actual product. But below is a link to a free download offering a step-by-step guide on how to craft your very own Deadpool head using a 3D printed bust and a little skill. Don’t have a 3D printer, that’s OK. Just look 3D printing services locally on Google.
Despite a lengthy history of epic failures, Hollywood is hoping to resurrect the concept of movies based on video games. In the past, projects like these have been cursed with insufficient budgets, studio meddling and inexperienced filmmakers that don’t understand how to translate one popular art form to another. Even recent videogame-related projects like Hitman: Agent 47, Pixels and Ratchet and Clank have failed to resonate with critics or the general public, and all faced dismal runs at the box office. However, with anticipated projects like The Angry Birds Movie, Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed hitting theaters this year, gamers may finally get a chance to see watchable movies based on their favorite franchises. What’s even more exciting is that one of the biggest video game companies of all time may be getting in on Hollywood’s latest ambition.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Sony will, indeed, introduce the Sony Playstation 4 on February 20th. The article goes on to say that Sony is expected to push the system to market before the end of this year, but nothing is known about what else will be revealed in three weeks time.
Last week, Kotaku published an article that featured loads of information on the new system, though there is still no confirmation from Sony that the specs and details presented in that article are real.
Luckily, Nerd Bastards has obtained official… nah, I’m just fucking around. Can you imagine? Shit, that would be awesome for us. Anyway…
The big questions facing Sony will likely come down to price point, developer support, and look. Casual gamers don’t know what to make of spec lists — they need to be wowed visually, and if Sony wants to take this apparent head-start and really seize momentum, they’re going to have to ring in this announcement with some visual fireworks that show us what the next generation of consoles looks like.
They also need to tell us how Orbis, or PS4, represents a clear upgrade over present systems. Times are tough, and people aren’t going to lay out hundreds of dollars unless they know that they are buying a piece of the future.
Microsoft will have the same pressures when they announce firm details and a release date for their Xbox 360 successor, an announcement that, I imagine, won’t be far behind Sony’s.
It looks like all that hard work Jason Segel did for The Muppets movie is paying off once again, this time in the form of a continental partnership of science fiction and puppetry.
Sadly, this isn’t the long awaited Muppet’s “Pigs in Space” feature film we’ve all waited for, but it does mean Kermit and company are coming back to television — sort of.
Pairing with the United Kingdom’s highly popular BBC network, the one that does the show about that time traveling doctor (perhaps you’ve heard of it?), the Jim Henson Co. will be creating content in the form of No Strings Attached. The show will reportedly be based on the original Muppets Show, where various celebs will show up each week taking part in a series of sketches and games. The catch? Well, these will be different Muppets — no Kermit, no Gonzo, not even a measly Pepe the Prawn.
Here’s a release from the BBC on their partnership:
Danny Cohen, Controller BBC One and Karl Warner, Executive Editor Entertainment Commissioning, have commissioned BBC In-house Entertainment to make a pilot for BBC One. The project is a co-production with The Jim Henson Company.
In No Strings Attached (working title), a brand new cast of puppet characters will invite two celebrity guests to enter their world. The guests will go head to head in a series of unique games run by the cast of characters and take part in a variety of sketches, in what will be a warm, cheeky, family affair fuelled by a healthy dose of off-the-wall, madcap fun.
Danny Cohen said: “It’s wonderful to be working with The Jim Henson Company and a writing team led by Danny Baker.”
Derek McLean, Creative Director, BBC In-House Entertainment, said: “We are delighted and honoured to be providing both desk-space and an original idea to such a powerful array of showbiz talent, in what promises to be the longest credit roller in history.”
The creative team behind the show includes Brian Henson as lead puppeteer and Danny Baker as lead writer. The puppets have been created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop in Los Angeles.
Executive producers are Derek McLean and Andrew Westwell for BBC Entertainment, Brian and Lisa Henson for The Jim Henson Company and Martin Baker and Peter Coogan for Baker Coogan Productions, long time Henson collaborators.
Filming will take place overseas with the new cast of puppets created out of Henson studios in LA, with Jim’s son and current chairman of the Jim Henson Company Brian Henson serving as executive producer of the show. Journalist, radio DJ and screenwriter Danny Baker will be covering all the written material and comedy.
Hopefully this new show will translate well for those of us on this side of pond, otherwise the comedic aspect will be lost on us trying to figure out where No Strings Attached is funny. Oh yeah, did we mention that the celebrities will obviously be British? This gives us hope for the day we’ll all be expecting: The Doctor, any Doctor, in a Muppet’s sketch! Based on that thought alone we should be happy with what we are getting.
In preparation for this Sunday’s start to the second half of The Walking Dead, AMC has released this interactive experience where you play Sheriff Shane Walsh in the hours before Atlanta’s “Zombie apocalypse”.
The outbreak has struck, but no one knows it yet. The chaos has only just begun. You are Shane Walsh, a small-town police officer. Keep yourself and your people safe from harm. You have two objectives: Prevent people from being killed or turned into walkers–and keep yourself alive.
The game can be played exclusively at amctv.com. *Note: Make sure you have the latest edition of Flash before you play or otherwise it won’t load (found that out the hard way). It’s a nice little game, but its all too simple when you know your dealing with zombies.
AMC’s critically acclaimed original series, The Walking Dead, is back with its much anticipated second season. When we last left the The Walking Dead, the characters were in the midst of a high-intensity struggle to survive, fleeing the CDC as it burst into flames. In Season 2, they are still on the move, facing more threats and obstacles than ever. Led by a remarkable ensemble cast and crew, Season 2 premieres with a 90-minute episode on Sun., 2/12 at 9/8c.
As of August 12th the price of the Nintendo 3DS in the United States will drop in price from it’s regular $249 to a more inexpensive $169. If you’re living outside the states fear not, other regions will be getting a similar price break in their respective currency. This new $169 might still be a little heavy for some, but a least it’s not the $249 to $299 you’ll be paying for a Playstation Vita.
What if you’re one of the 830,000 US gamers that have already shelled out the dry bones to play your handheld in 3D? Nintendo has you covered there offering gamers that have already logged into their eshop at least once (before the price cut) 10 free NES virtual console games September 1st, plus 10 more Game Boy Advance virtual console games — that Nintendo doesn’t plan on releasing to their public audience — before the end of the year. It look’s like a great deal…for us anyway.
The company’s investors are a bit worried though, with Nintendo planning on selling 16 million 3DS units in the financial year this is a plan that better work. If this doesn’t it has the pontental of becoming the second worse thing Nintendo has done- next to making those god awful R.O.B, fingers crossed Nintendo.
Follow the jump for Nintendo’s full press release (more…)
StarCraft II is upon us and if you don’t know your Kerrigans from your Zurglings IGN decided to make this 5-minute video that breaks down the whole Starcraft story in digestible bits. It does a great job summing up the story and is quite hilarious. I’m not gonna like, I had no idea the story got this complicated. I’m obviously not a hard-core fan.
(Post by nerdbastards contributor Melissa Fouch Machowski)
So…which type of nerd are you? Find your Nerd Type and check out some fun facts about your future!
1. Collector Nerd: Pogs, Trader Cards, Action Figures, Comic Books, Stamps, Happy Meal toys — This type of nerd will likely become a serial killer.
2. Enginerd: Hamm Radio, Erector Set, Lincoln Logs, Legos, model kits — Please do not leave an enginerd in the sun for too long, as they have very little tolerance for natural light. Likeliest of all nerds to start a company in a garage and wind up rich. (more…)