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ABOVE: There will always be a Stark in winterfell – they just never figured it would be one wearing half a billion dollars around his body. James Zapata is a god with a computer, just look at the Stark crest imprinted into Tony Stark’s armor and the overall badassery you feel out of this. [James Zapata]
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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, every morning, 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 email@example.com.
Finally, a good reason for “futuristic” phones, with the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy we’ill never be lost in our journeys throughout the universe. Now, if only we could restart the space program so we could actually travel the universe. (TDW: Geeks)
Live-action video game shorts are just getting better and better, but the guys at CorridorDigital may have just perfected it. Giving the outlandish and fun Team Fortress 2 the best live-action short I have ever seen, seriously.
The game itself is already fucked up with it’s insane weapons and bat shit crazy players- it’s perfect! The only thing that gets me is their spy takes off his mask and he isn’t french, but who cares, it’s a masterpiece.
What’s Steam you say? It’s a online game platform run by Valve (Creators of Team Fortress 2, Portal, Left f4 Dead, Etc, etc.) where you can buy, play, try out demos of all the latest games and tons of older games. Steam also has a thriving gaming forums to find reviews, tips, strategies etc. Steam has always been one of my favorites, I got hooked by Team Fortress II, convinced by Left 4 Dead 1 & 2, and fell in love with Valve and Steam when I heard the Portal Cake song. It’s just so easy to buy games, give them as presents to friends and family, and check out the latest games.
So now there is no reason not to get online and try out Team Fortress II, it’s FREE for Pete’s sake!
However, unlike other mash-up’s, this one actually does it extremely well! Surprised?
This particular mash-up (done by YouTube user TrueOneMoreUser) takes the original trailer for The Dark Knight, and combined it with CGI renderings of characters for Valve‘s Team Fortress 2 videogame inserted over the human cast. The greatest thing about this mash-up, entitled The Demo Knight, is that the characters looks the part and that they lip-synced the dialogue. This are the same people that created the mash-up of the movie, Law-Abiding Citizen with The Law Abiding Engineer.
You should definitely take a look at this trailer, at least for the reveal of how they did Two Face‘s two faces and their use of the spy character as the Joker.
Both videos are very well done and can be seen below the jump!
(Article by nerdbastards contributor Mark Poynter, A.K.A Mordrun)
Respect the “No Solicitation” sign!
Last week we (Valve) took delivery of the full-scale level 1 sentry gun, made for us by WETA Workshop – complete with a motion sensor and audio. It’s an incredible piece of craftsmanship that we just had to share with the TF2 community and any visitors brave enough to enter our lobby.
I love the STEAM platform and the games produced by Valve like Team Fortress 2, Left for Dead 2, and Portal. It blows me away that they put it in the lobby where everyone can enjoy it and not back in the corner of some executives office. Valve needs to make the receptionist dress in an Aperture Science Computer-Aided Enrichment Center employee jumpsuit. I wonder if the office ever gets cake?
Usually when you play an online game you’ll hear some colorful commentary. Like, “Go fuck yourself!” “That’s bullshit, how the fuck did you kill me, you lucky fucker, your dead next round.” “Yeah say that to my face, punk, I’ll smack the shit out of you in real life.” “Hey bitch, go make me a sammich”. The trash talk is a regular and welcome occurrence, but what about those times when shit gets philosophical? What happens when gamers put aside their innate aggression and talk about the great mysterious of the world (all while killing and tea bagging mind you)? It’s rare, but it does happen. Case in point. A round in the class-based, multiplayer team warfare game Team Fortress 2 had a moment of deep thought. One gamer posed a very simple, but classic question: “If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” While some might have expected someone to respond with “I fucked your Mom” a noble, limey, British player answered. His reply was a moment of unexpected intelligence. His words were true and full of wisdom. He spoke and the world held still. OK, it’s really not that epic. In fact it’s not even that good. Just a moment in which a English lad uses his well spent English education and schools his fellow gamers. But, who knows maybe online play is the future place for great minds to come ponder and maybe resolve the mysterious of the world (all while killing and teabagging mind you).