Monday, February 28, 2011

ROSA (Trailer)~

Jesús Orellana’s richly animated ROSA is the story of a robot charged with recovering rare plant species to restore earth’s ecosystems, in a future megalopolis devoid of natural life~

via : rosamovie

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Star Blazers set to air on SyFy in April ~

Woohoo! Seems the SyFy channel just keeps adding more anime to their lineup, and who can complain about that? The original Star Blazers will begin airing on the SyFy channel as of April 21 (a Thursday, which is where all of SyFy's anime will be moving from their original Monday airings.)~

The series originally aired in the U.S. from 1979 to 1984, with a total of 77 episodes, so now is the perfect time to go back and relive the series (or experience it for the first time!) For those of you who don't know, Star Blazers is set in a sort of post-apocalyptic future where alien bombings have ruined the Earth and all those still living are underground. However, radiation has begun leaking deeper and deeper from the bombings so the Space Cruiser Argo is sent out to retrieve advanced technology from the planet Iscandar in order to save what's left of Earth, and they only have one year to do it!~

via : syfy

Three-Storey House Has Slides at All Levels~

Kazuki Nakamura and Kenichi Izuhara designed a house that has slides connecting each level. My kids would flip out over this~

via : neatorama

ps : sorry so few posts as of late guys. im super crazy busy with a whole house remodel~

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Old Men Lightsaber Duel~

Just some old French men going at it with lightsabers. Good job~

via : youtube

et sequel: et-x~

Extended trailer for the sequel to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial~lol

via : youtube

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bruce Lee "The Lost Interview" ~

Bruce Lee "The Lost Interview" 1971 - Be like water my friend - Pierre Berton Show from Maximilian on Vimeo.

An old interview of Bruce Lee on the Pierre Berton Show. The episode was filmed in December 1971 and got lost, in 1994 they found it and aired the episode as a tv special under ''Bruce Lee: The Lost Interview'~

via : youtube

Sengoku Basara Theatrical Film Premiers 4 Jun 2011~

The conclusion of Sengoku Basara season II previous announced that a theatrical feature was being produced. Production I.G. has just confirmed that the Sengoku Basara Theatrical Film will be premiering in Japan on 4 Jun 2011. The film is being directed by Kazuya Nomura, the head of the anime series, while the screenplay is written by Yasuyuki Muto and animation is supervised by Toru Okubo~

via : basara-movie2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sword Shadowplay~

Combining projected imagery with live action swordplay, artist Taichi Saotome takes on all comers with his mighty blade – even if they don’t actually exist~

via : tdw

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Train Running Through A Bangkok Market~

There's a famous place known as "folding Umbrella market"
Maeklong Line penetrates the market, and when the train passes,
they fold away their umbrella and let the train pass and then set up shop again~

via : suite101

Bye, Bye, Bizarre~

Activision shut down Bizarre Creations, the guys behind Project Gotham Racing, Geometry Wars, and the recent James Bond: Blood Stone. Say goodbye with this loving, but brief tribute~

via youtube

Waima, New Zealand : Build your own waves~

Waima, New Zealand's some guys wanted to surf so they made their own waves! The beach sits at the base of a valley near a small stream and the sand gets pushed up by the wavesand creates a dam. In order to get some waves, they must dig a trench to release the wave power~

via : reddit

Friday, February 18, 2011

RAGE: Untethered~

Get another look at the beautifully desolate wasteland of iD Software’s latest FPS including a wee-bit more gameplay footage, and plenty more of the game’s eponymous rage~

via : youtube

Thor (Trailer 2)~

In the latest trailer for Thor, we get a better sense of the director Kenneth Branagh’s balance of lightheartedness and action, and we like what we see. The mighty hammer falls on May 6th~

via : epicponyz

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Inside Pixar Studios~

Melena Ryzik of The New York Times got a tour of Pixar’s California complex. It looks really fun to work there, but between treats like cereal bars and secret rooms employees face demanding work~

via : switched

ESO ALMA Antenna Time Lapse~

Time-lapse of a whole night at the ALMA Array Operations Site (AOS), located at 5000 meters altitude on the Chajnantor plateau, in the II Region of Chile. As the Moon sets at the beginning of the night, three of the first ALMA antennas start tests as part of the ongoing Commissioning and Science Verification process. Because they are pointing at the same target in the sky at any moment, their movements are perfectly synchronized. The flashes on the ground are the car lights of the guards patrolling at the AOS~

via : youtube

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Happy 10th Birthday, “All Your Base” Video~

Happy 10th Birthday, “All Your Base” Video~

On February 16th, 2001, human culture was forever changed when the “All Your Base Are Belong To Us” music video was uploaded to (Person from 2001: “YouTube? What’s that?”) Of course, Zero Wing, the remarkably badly translated Japanese space shooter game from which the video dialogue is yoinked, was made in 1989, and even in 2000, forumers thought the All Your Base thing was old. But the Newgrounds video was enough to make it cross over from geeky shibboleth to one of the first true viral hits. (A week after the video surfaced, Wired wrote about the All Your Base phenomenon.)~

So thank you, Zero Wing, Newgrounds, and uploader BadCRC; you have set up us the bomb in our hearts~

via : newgrounds

Japan Has The Greatest Ragequits~

Video games tend to have a bad reputation for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the tendency for certain overstimulated teenagers to break their toys–or in the case of video games, their controllers and LCDs. A Japanese man, having failed to get a high score in what appears to be a 'beatmania' type game gets so angry that he decides to jump out of a window~

He’s like that kid in “Shine.” He just can’t take it~

via : forkparty


Put water in infinite waterfall...very cool illusion~

via : youtube

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

InFamous 2: Nix and Zeke Karma~

Sony released two trailers to demonstrate the new Karma system in inFamous 2. Can't Wait, looks incredible~

via : youtube

A British Film~

In between the generally unfunny skits on Russell Brand’s SNL outing was this gem – the hysterical, incomprehensible Don’ You Go Rounin’ Roun to Re Ro. The most British film you’ll see all year~

via : nbc

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Canned coffee manga~

One of Japan’s most popular FMCG is canned coffee, which typically means it is a product that can be relied upon for interesting and innovative campaigns~

Now JT’s Roots brand has collaborated with Jump Manga for the Roots x Manga Capsule campaign to give consumers something to read while they drink. With the slogan “one can = one story”, it lives up to its name by offering customers who purchase Roots coffee a QR code on the can from which they can download mini comic book episodes~

The available library includes 100 popular Jump titles, including One Piece, Dragon Ball, Bleach and Naruto, viewable until December 27th when the campaign finishes. The episodes are renewed every week on Tuesdays and Fridays, encouraging you to keep buying your Roots coffee to read more episodes~

via : scout

Arthur (Trailer)~

Russell Brand, Jennifer Garner and Helen Mirren may be the stars, but to me it looks like Luis Guzmán gets all the best lines in Jason Winer’s Arthur, a modern remake of the 1981 comedy~

via : yahoo

Bacon-Flavored Toothpaste~

".....when it's time to brush your teeth, leave the bacon strips for breakfast and try this Bacon Toothpaste. It's the perfect way to keep your teeth and gums healthy while coating your mouth with the delicious flavor of smoky meat! Each tube contains 2.5 oz of potent paste"~

God that sounds disgusting. I'd rather just gargle with Hogwash. Get it?! Me neither, my cat told me to say it. Dammit you're making me look stupid, Smokey!~

via : uncrate

Friday, February 11, 2011

One Piece Volume 61 Sold 2 Million Copies in 3 Days~

Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga series just keeps on breaking new records. The latest Volume 61 of the manga was released on 4 Feb 2011 and it managed to sell more than 2 million copies within a short period of 3 days!~

This makes it the fastest selling book of all time in Japan, besting the previous record held by Volume 60. Volume 60 had managed to record 2 million copies sales in four days when it was released back in Nov 2010~

via : oricon

X-Men: First Class~

X-Men: First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history: Prof X and Magneto were not archenemies at first – they were, in fact, the closest of friends. Coming 06/11~

via : marvel

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Anarchy Reigns (Trailer)~

From the makers of Bayonetta and Vanquish comes Anarchy Reigns, a “multiplayer brawler” featuring characters with fighting styles as distinct as their looks. Out Fall 2011 on Xbox 360 & PS3~

via : sega

Contra Sweater~

DO WANT : Contra Sweater, Cool~

via : uberreview

Chinese Starcraft/Warcraft Amusement Park?~

It's called Joyland World, and it's a theme park based on Starcraft and World of Warcraft...~

...There are sub-parks that are built around World of Warcraft and Starcraft themes complete with coasters and other attractions, and there will also be a video game museum and electronic gaming sports arena. Pictures from last month show that most of the coasters have been put together, but the rest of the park still needs a fair amount of work~

In traditional Chinese fashion, the park obtained absolutely zero licensing rights from Blizzard (suck it, Snowstorm!), but are using the Warcraft and Starcraft names anyways. Which, I'm not gonna lie, is exactly what I would've done. You know or renamed them Storcraft and Worcraft LIKE AN ETHICAL BUSINESSPERSON. Just kidding, ethics are dead~ lol~

via : gameblog

L.A. Noire Gameplay Series Video: "Orientation" ~

this “orientation” trailer gives us more insight into the seamless mix of action and crime-solving adventure in Rockstar’s next big thing~

via : youtube

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

How Not to Launch a Boat~

Um, guys, before you put that boat in the water, you just might want to make sure it doesn’t weigh more than the crane you’re using to lower it into the drink. Or not~

via : youtube

Monday, February 7, 2011

Dark Souls (Trailer)~

The spiritual successor to one of the best – and hardest – RPGs of this generation,(demons souls), Dark Souls will feature a more open world, giving players freedom to explore and more monsters to challenge~

via : youtube

Survey Says…~

You’ll laugh you hear the answer provided on Family Feud to the question “Name something that gets passed around…” You’ll then rofl when you see what happens next and then your head will explode when you see what happens after that~

via : youtube

Sunday, February 6, 2011

ICO Novel Adaptation coming to U.S. This July~

Anime News Network reports that Viz media will release an English adaptation of the Japanse ICO novel based on the PS2 game of the same name on July 19th~

via : ann

Captain America: The First Avenger~

First official trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger, which just aired during the second quarter of the Super Bowl. A release date has been set for July 22~

via : yahoo

Deus Ex : Human Revolution~

The new trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution focuses on a world on the brink of disaster and offer a glimpse into the way Adam Jensen’s life may have been prior to human augmentation~

via : unfinishedman

Virtual Poker Table~

A multi-touch poker table, with rebuy, show cards and other game options. Also has a camera that can beam live game video, along with the cards and odds of each player~

via : youtube

Friday, February 4, 2011

McBain: The Movie~

McBain is a fictional action hero in the world of The Simpsons. His movie was shown bit by bit through several seasons. Someone took the time to piece them together, and now we have the whole movie~

via : metafilter

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Uber Bad Ass : Man Brings Knife To 40-Man Sword & Gunfight, Prevents A Rape~

Nepalese soldier Bishnu Shrestha accepts an award for being a total badass and killing/maiming/scaring the living shit out of an entire gang of armed robbers/would-be-rapists off a train with nothing but a knife~

40 men armed with knives, swords and guns stormed the train and began robbing the passengers~

Bishnu kept his peace while the gang snatched cell phones, jewelry and cash from other riders. But then, the thugs grabbed the 18 year-old girl sitting next to him and forcefully stripped her naked. Before the bandits could rape the poor girl in front of her helpless parents, Bishnu decided he had enough~

"The girl cried for help, saying ´You are a soldier, please save a sister´," Shrestha recalled. "I prevented her from being raped, thinking of her as my own sister."~

Here's the part of the story that makes you cheer. He pulls out a kukri (i.e. a knife) and proceeds to kill 3 of them, injure 8 of them, and causes the rest to flee. During the battle, he suffered a severe knife injury to his left hand, from which he's now recovered~

Wow, pretty insane, Well done Bishnu~

via : logiccool

State of the Union Autotuned~

The Gregory Brothers songify US President Obama’s State of the Union Address, setting it to the tune of Iyaz’ pop hit Replay. Some of the senators are not pleased. Love the keytars~

via : buzzfeed

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Ultimate Pep Talk~

What’s a sports movie without a good locker room pep talk? Screen Junkies edited this supercut of some of the greatest speeches for getting teams pumped up~

via : screenjunkies

Happy Chinese New Year!~

Today is the Traditional Chinese New Year, the Rabbit's Year~

Happy Chinese New Year!~

via : titan

Tuesday, February 1, 2011