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27 Mar 18:30

Keyboard Geniuses: Reliving the thrill and heartbreak of Shadow Of The Colossus

by Matt Gerardi

Keyboard Geniuses is our weekly glance at a few intriguing, witty, or otherwise notable posts from the Gameological discussion threads. Comments have been excerpted and edited here for grammar, length, and/or clarity. You can follow the links to see the full threads.

I’ve Made A Terrible Mistake

Our Special Topics In Gameology series about bodies in games continued this week with an illustrated essay on Shadow Of The Colossus by Nick Wanserski. For many players, Shadow was a galvanizing work, a game that artfully folded emotion and subtle storytelling into its action (and abundant inaction) at a time where that reserved approach was even more of a rarity. It’s an important game for a lot of people, and the comments bore that out. TheLastMariachi cheekily pointed to Gaius (that’s the third creature, the one with the giant sword) as one of the better Colossi. Needlehacksaw made ...

25 Mar 22:07

acetaildog: I found this copy of you got served the other day...

Alecbugg

This is way better than Icing people


Found a copy of you got served so I did what any red blooded american would do.


Studio performance


These beats may cancel out sound but not this serving you getting


Love 2k


NBA2k Served


Hope its meat lovers


Just a slice of the serving.


Let me get a snack


Good luck eating that serving you just got.

acetaildog:

I found this copy of you got served the other day and decided to have a little fun with my family. 

26 Mar 02:30

Photo

Alecbugg

hahaha laughing so hard at this



26 Mar 10:24

vortexanomaly:the crumb this is the most intense photo i’ve ever...

Alecbugg

AHHHHHH



vortexanomaly:

the crumb

this is the most intense photo i’ve ever seen

27 Mar 04:00

Opportunity

We all remember those famous first words spoken by an astronaut on the surface of Mars: "That's one small step fo- HOLY SHIT LOOK OUT IT'S GOT SOME KIND OF DRILL! Get back to the ... [unintelligible] ... [signal lost]"
27 Mar 16:00

4gifs:Out of the way! It’s my time to shine. [video]



4gifs:

Out of the way! It’s my time to shine. [video]

23 Mar 16:30

You Leave the Office for 10 Minutes...

27 Mar 12:00

Welcome to the Jam!

funny-golf-sports-fail-space-jam

Submitted by: (via Acid Cow)

17 Mar 16:11

An oral history of pro wrestling's biggest personality, guest starring Macaulay Culkin

by Chris Plante
Alecbugg

This video is fantastic. And just in time for 'Mania!

Remember Chronicle? Written by Max Landis, the supervillain origin story was a smart play on the found footage format. I've been waiting to see what Landis does next. According to IMDB, we should see something later this year.

In the meantime, we have the Max Landis' YouTube channel, which I learned about today through the writer's hilarious oral history of pro-wrestling icon, Triple H. Many celebrities make guest appearances, including Macaulay Culkin, D.C. Pierson, and Haley Joel Osment. It's like a bunch of famous friends in Los Angeles spent a couple weekends producing a fun variation of the Drunk History formula. You can watch that video above; below, I've included Landis' tribute to another pro-wrestler, one John Cena.

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25 Mar 20:30

The nation’s No. 1 basketball team is crazy about Super Smash Bros.

by Owen S. Good
Alecbugg

Uh oh, now I may have to root for them

Kentucky is undefeated with 36 victories, has been ranked No. 1 all season, and is getting ready to breathe fire all over the 15 chumps left in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, beginning with West Virginia tomorrow. And they still relax with those old hotel-room staples — a Nintendo 64, and Super Smash Bros.

In this episode of Kentucky Wildcats TV, the athletics department's YouTube channel for the hoops program, Andrew Harrison explains how Super Smash Bros. came to be the Wildcats' pastime. Alex Poythress, the McDonald's all-American who tore knee ligaments back in December, brings a Nintendo 64 along on road trips so he, Harrison, E.J. Floreal and Brian Long can play Smash Bros. Eventually the foursome got the rest of the team...

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26 Mar 14:18

Amazon Cloud Drive can now store unlimited files for $60 a year

by Jacob Kastrenakes
Alecbugg

Yeah?

Amazon is making cloud storage a whole lot more affordable. It's overhauling the pricing structure for Cloud Drive today to offer two unlimited storage plans — neither of which is very expensive. For $11.99 per year, Amazon is offering unlimited photo storage and 5GBs of storage for anything else you want to host online. For $59.99, Amazon will host anything you want, with no storage limit. Those prices are a lot less expensive than what you'll find from many of Amazon's biggest competitors, including iCloud, Google Drive, and Dropbox. Microsoft also offers unlimited cloud storage (alongside access to Office 365), though it costs a small amount more.

Even though Amazon may be taking the lead in a big way on pricing, that doesn't make it...

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25 Mar 20:00

Looks like Idris Elba will be the villain of Star Trek 3

by Susana Polo
Alecbugg

Look at that robot. Flyin' a plane. What other crazy things can Robot Idris Elba do?

Not much is known about the as-yet untitled sequel to Star Trek Into Darkness except that it has an entirely new creative team behind it, as director J.J. Abrams and writers Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof busy themselves with other franchises. We probably know who's going to play the villain, however, and that's Idris Elba.

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25 Mar 18:14

The Whole Foods meat bandit.

by Baloo
Alecbugg

He's probably a former SuperMarket Sweep Contestant.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/0.../#more-2930511

Talk about asleep at the wheel...where were the employees?
26 Mar 05:00

Movie Review: While We’re Young is essentially Noah Baumbach’s Neighbors

by A.A. Dowd
Alecbugg

Baumbach is...bach!

Laying out its anxieties right there in the title, While We’re Young is Noah Baumbach’s midlife crisis movie, a funny, talky portrait of an aging artist reaching for the vitality he sees in some younger friends. Coming from the neurotic New Yorker behind Frances Ha and The Squid And The Whale, it also feels like the latest stage in a career-long project—an attempt to chart every stumbling step of post-adolescence, from the shell shock of the late-teen years to the scary free fall of life after college to the self-imposed waiting station occupied by grownups who refuse to grow up. Baumbach has gone softer than usual, not probing as deeply into his slow-to-mature characters. But that may be because he seems to have made a certain peace with delayed development. Adulthood, this less-caustic comedy concludes, is a perpetual work in progress.

If that sounds a tad like ...

25 Mar 18:59

Newswire: TV networks have gone way overboard with this diversity stuff, Deadline says

by Joshua Alston
Alecbugg

Won't somebody please think of the white people!?

Last night, the Hollywood trade publication Deadline convened a small group of concerned Studio City citizens to nibble on finger sandwiches, crudites, and ambrosia salad and have a frank discussion about the…*ahem*...changes in the neighborhood. Y’know, how the...um...tone of the television landscape has shifted in recent months. Okay fine, if we have to come out and say it, Hollywood is unsettled by the influx of “ethnic actors” on television. But it’s not about prejudice or anything like that. People are justifiably concerned about property values!

That’s more or less the thesis of Nellie Andreeva’s trend piece, Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings—About Time Or Too Much Of A Good Thing?, which is a reasonable headline since the clicks aren’t going to bait themselves. Andreeva discusses the television season’s triumphs of diversity—Empire, Black-ish, Fresh Off The Boat, and ...

25 Mar 15:50

Goku Giving His Son The Speech From Rocky VI Makes Me Want To Trade Dads

Alecbugg

You would think over-dubbing Dragonball Z footage with Rocky Balboa's speech to his shitty son in Rocky VI would be stupid. You would think you were going to watch this dumb video all the way through and not feel a single tinge of emotion. You would THINK that you aren't invested enough in DBZ or the Rocky series (especially the later Rockys) to care just how well the two work together.

You Were Wrong

You would think over-dubbing Dragonball Z footage with Rocky Balboa's speech to his shitty son in Rocky VI would be stupid. You would think you were going to watch this dumb video all the way through and not feel a single tinge of emotion. You wou...

25 Mar 14:00

Can we cure the common hangover?

by Elizabeth Lopatto
Alecbugg

Things worked out; Burke leased the site where I was treated. Hangover Heaven treats 10,000 people a year. But more than half of Burke’s clients never enter the clinic at all — for a $200 fee, a physician or nurse practitioner will come to your hotel room. His clientele generally stay at high-end casinos and are spending about $800 a day on their vacation ("To miss a day of their vacation is a big issue," Burke says). Hangover Heaven does its best business during convention season, March Madness, and Super Bowl Sunday.

We start with shots of Jameson at 9:45PM, because Las Vegas feels like a place to do shots. I move on to Four Roses on the rocks, while Casey Newton gets started on Old Fashioneds. My notes indicate a long and serious discussion about the attractiveness of Jarvis Cocker at 10:30PM, followed by Casey stealing a colleague's drink at 10:43PM.

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20 Mar 12:52

New Too Many Cooks stars Bill Clinton, China, screaming Howard Dean and demon sheep

by Brian Crecente
Alecbugg

TOO MANY COOKS!

Someone at CNN deserves a big fat raise.

The network just put out a new take on the insanely popular, insanely insane Too Many Cooks short created by Casper Kelly for Adult Swim.

The original was a send-up of television introductions that featured references to more than 30 television shows and movies including Alf, Family Ties, Twin Peaks and Jason X. The remake appears to have been put together mostly of stock footage from political ads and interviews, so it is packed to the gills with politicians doing odd things. And it turns out that's a perfect match for the original audio, which remains.

Make sure you stay till the end which, like the original, has a pretty glorious pay off.

If you missed the original, you can see that right h...

19 Mar 16:13

Star Wars Battlefront will debut in April at Star Wars Celebration

by Dave Tach
Alecbugg

Oh shit

Electronic Arts Star Wars Battlefront will be unveiled next month at Star Wars Celebration, the semi-annual fan convention, EA announced today.

"We’re thrilled to share that Star Wars Battlefront will be taking part in Star Wars Celebration next month in Anaheim, CA from April 16-19," a post on EA's site reads. "We could not think of a better or more appropriate place to debut the game officially for the first time than the premier event that celebrates the Star Wars universe and the legions of fans who have fallen in love with it."

Star Wars Battlefront is in development at EA DICE, veterans of the Battlefield franchise and Mirror's Edge. Last October, EA said that the game is slated for a holiday 2015 release. As EA's post points...

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21 Mar 18:15

Lava flow from Hawaii’s hyperactive Kilauea volcano.

Alecbugg

If you fall in this you lose all your tools and any food you had on you so tread lightly!



Lava flow from Hawaii’s hyperactive Kilauea volcano.

17 Mar 13:30

deep-dark-fears:A fear submitted by Christopher to deep dark...

Alecbugg

YES!



deep-dark-fears:

A fear submitted by Christopher to deep dark fears.

06 Mar 21:30

by Poorly Drawn Lines

Alecbugg

These cartoons are my favorite part of the week

06 Mar 18:52

A better way to husk corn

by Mark Frauenfelder
Alecbugg

What sorcery is this!?

[via]

10 Mar 13:05

For Thunderbolt and Lightning, USB-C is very, very frightening

by Vlad Savov
Alecbugg

Jared, thoughts?

The new MacBook represents Apple's vision for "the future of the notebook." That future is defined by thinness, lightness, and an almost total abandonment of external connectivity ports. Other than the mandatory headphone jack, there's just one port available on the MacBook: a USB Type-C connection that takes care of power, data transfers, and display output. Here's how Apple explains its choice of connector:

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14 Mar 18:17

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14 Mar 22:29

Wait for it…

Alecbugg

I am laughing so hard. What patience.



Wait for it…

21 Mar 17:01

You can follow Albert on Instagram (images via imgur)Previously:...

Alecbugg

This is the meanest cat in the world

23 Mar 22:30

Video: Fritz the Golden Retriever is Hilariously Terrible at...

Alecbugg

How can he be so bad!?

21 Mar 20:49

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22 Mar 18:30

(photo via mhg813)



(photo via mhg813)