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Like the “average” summer movie fare, Pixels has good stuff and bad stuff.  Like most films that want to be profitable and seen as a “hit” in the eyes of the public, the question must that must be asked is “does the good stuff outweigh the bad stuff?”  If you’re an eager pre-teen movie-goer, a parent of an eager pre-teen movie-goer, or a thirtysomething who really digs some deep-reaching retro references, then Pixels is probably right up your alley.  And if you don’t fall into one of those categories?  Well, let’s just say that your princess might be in another castle.

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LOOT CRATE January 2015 REWIND

Now that 2015 has fully rung itself in, let’s make with something new in the way of an all new Loot Crate! If you haven’t already heard, subscription box services are quickly becoming a popular ‘thing‘ and Loot Crate is arguably one of the more popular ones available. Once a month, and for less than $20 USD including shipping, the guys and gals at Loot Crate fill up a little black box with geeky nerdy little things just for you! Pretty sweet of them if you ask me. Plus, they promise that each box will be of at least $40 USD in value!

Now, before you grumble about how they clearly sent this to me for free, (and I will obviously say nice fluffy, buttery things about them for doing that) they didn’t. I am paying for this service, so my twenty bucks (well… more like $30 since I am a Canadian, but anyway,) my cash is on the line just like yours. Did January’s Loot Crate satiate my nerdy cravings? Will I find what my geeky heart desires? Let’s open the thing up and see… (more…)

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Hello prospective listener, thank you for your interest in the RadioBastard Podcast. Do you like weeks that give bigoted comic book fans a case of the sads, talkin bout tacos, ninjas that do karate, long term planning for your movie ticket purchases, Caroline in the City jokes and 8-bit video game warriors? Swell, because we’re talking all about those things and more on RadioBastard!
Also, do you like details? You’re in luck! Here’s something close to that… sort of! On the show this week, Jeremy and Jason discuss: (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: Skyrim has pretty much run it’s course in cultural coolness, I think we’re all pretty much done with it. With that said,  Female Dovahkiin’s will never go out of style. Steel boobs and a helmet with f*ck-me-from-behind handles will always rise a Fus Ro Dah out of me. [ObviousWinner]

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This morning we reported that the adaptation of Playstation 3’s Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune was moving forward, and now we can report that another video game-based movie is taking a set forward in development. Get ready for Space Invaders the Movie!

Yes sir, the 1978 arcade game created by Tomohiro Nishikado, where the player must use their laser canon to shoot down row after row of attacking UFOs, might soon be coming to a theatre near you thanks to Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. Di Bonaventura picks up the baton dropped by producer Mark Gordon (The Day After Tomorrow) when he optioned Space Invaders through Warner Bros. last year.

The next step for di Bonaventura is to select a writer and start developing a story, which should be interesting because what exactly is the story for Space Invaders? Perhaps it will be about a lone gunner forced to face an advancing alien armada all by himself. The gunner could be played by Shia LaBeouf or Jesse Eisenberg, and they can wise-crack all the way through the movie as the alien ships start attacking faster and faster…

Probably not. But we’ll have to wait and see if the production team can come up with a compelling and original idea through which they can cash in more than the game’s name cache. With recent releases like Skyline, Battle: Los Angeles, and the upcoming Cowboys & Aliens, the invading spacemen market is already a crowded one.

Space Invaders will be competing with Roland Emmerich’s Asteroids to see which movie based on a classic arcade game can make it to the cinemas first.

Source: GeekTyrant

*Note: the above report was written by NB contributor Adam A. Donaldson

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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How do you say “so freaking cool” in Spanish? Apparently it’s “Avenida de Super Mario Bros.”

Residents in a neighborhood in Zaragoza, Spain, voted online to name the streets of their future residential project after video games. Residents say “Super Mario Bros. Avenue” will be the first such street in the world, and CNN reports that streets named after Sonic the Hedgehog, The Legend of Zelda and Space Invaders are in the works.

Nintendo representatives were on hand for the unveiling of the street name. This year marks Super Mario’s 25th anniversary.

The upcoming residential project, Arcosur, will consist of residences for people ages 20 to 35 who want to own their first home. The president of Arcosur’s future neighborhood association claims that streets named after video games reflect the age and interests of the tenants.

Sounds like this neighborhood could use some Mario Kart bike lanes, no?

Source: CNN

The Secret Behind Mario’s Overalls

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Mario is one of the most recognizable characters from a videogame ever. And his signature style – red hat, red shirt, and blue overalls with yellow buttons has not changed in the last 20 years.

But, if you look back at his original design from the first ever Super Mario Brothers videogame (1985 in the picture above), you will see that the color palette is switched. Instead of having blue overalls and a red undershirt, it is reversed. So, where did that original design idea come from?

Are you ready for the secret behind Mario‘s overalls?

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BOOM – Consider your mind blown.

In actuality though, the creator of Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto has said that he clothed the character in bright red overalls and a blue shirt to contrast against each other and the background. The hat was added to avoid drawing the character’s hairstyle, as animating his hair as he jumped. But still, it can’t just be a coincidence, can it?

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Don’t hop in your laser cannons yet! They come in peace and bring the possibility of making delicious toast. In an awesome space invader shell you’ll be toasting in no time. With this new pact of peace both societies can relax and enjoy the harmony and prosperity that will undoubtedly follow… Wait a second.. You mother fucker! YOU BURNT MY TOAST WITH A PICTURE OF YOUR NAKED BODY!! Oh it’s on, you are so dead! *vaporized*….. Yes, hello. You must buy this product, it will help build new super mothership… I mean, charity building.. Yes…. BUY IT! 

 

Technabob

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Listen up all you 8-bit fanboys and girls. Ever wonder what the world around you would like if nintendo, coleco or intellevision literally dropped in on our world?  Cool idea right? Well, prepare for a face melting concept with effects that will make your grandparents  depends fill up with …… er, um… joy!


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