Thursday, March 31, 2011

Historic Rap Battles: Einstein Vs. Hawking~

This is a rap battle between Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. It was surprisingly well made (I don't expect anything to be well made anymore). The only thing I didn't like was Einstein talking so much smack on my man Hawking for his disability. Low blows, especially coming from the man with a theory of relative-ity. RELATIVE-ITY, get it? HE MARRIED A F***ING COUSIN! A first one. Haha -- doesn't sound so smart now, does he?! (Hawking FTW)~

via : youtube

Stayin’ Alive in The Wall~

You’d never think dulcet tones of The Bee Gees and schoolyard chants of Pink Floyd would possibly work together, but mixmaster waxaudio manages to perfectly combine these two unlikely bedfellows~

via : youtube

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hideo Kojima Promoted at Konami~

One of my most favorite game creators Hideo Kojima 小島 秀夫 has risen up the ranks of the corporate ladder as Konami has just announced that they will be promoting him to the position of vice president, corporate officer on 1 Apr 2011~

Konami’s current operating officer, Shinji Enomoto, is promoted into the same position as Kojima, as the firm names three new directors: Mineaki Yoshiba, Yasuyuki Yamaji and Kazuyuki Kisohara~

via : konami

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

LotR: War in the North

A co-op Action RPG set in the War of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North lets players take control of a human, an elf and a dwarf as they fight to defend Rivendell against Sauron’s minions~

via : amazon

Seventy Oldschool Video Game Deaths In 2:30~

This is a video made by BoingBoing featuring seventy oldschool video game deaths in less than three minutes (all set to an 8-bit version of Mad World)~

via : boingboing

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sweet Dreams Seven Nation Army~

File under fun: this silky smooth combination of Eurythmics Sweet Dreams and The White Stripes Seven Nation Army~

via : youtube

Trucks in the Sky~

A new power plant in Switzerland will be situated up in the Alps. Construction requires huge excavator trucks, but there is no road to the site. What to do? Oh, there’s a cable! It must be pretty strong, because that’s how they are transporting the heavy equipment~

via : roadtransport

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Captain America Trailer~

Behold the birth of the first Avenger in this first full-length trailer!~

via : youtube

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Romulan Ale Star Trek Energy Drink~

This Romulan Ale energy drink sports an authentic blue color but, sadly, it won’t get you intoxicated. However, you will get a jolt with 84 mg of caffeine and a host of vitamins in each can. Of course, you could always drop a little spirit in there and create the Romulan version of Four Loko. It’s banned all across the galaxy~

via : thinkgeek

Friday, March 25, 2011

Japanese Gaming Giants Donate Generously to Disaster Relief~

The country is united and is pulling itself together back on its feet and everyone is doing its part. Various gaming companies have come together to donate generously to the disaster relief fund as well~

  • Sony Corp: 300 million yen and 30,000 radios
  • Nintendo: 300 million yen
  • Namco Bandai: 100 million yen
  • Sega Sammy: 200 million yen
  • Koei Tecmo: 100 million yen
via : getty

Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars~

Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars is a tactical combat game for the Nintendo 3DS being developed with the help of Julian Gollop, one of the people behind the critically-acclaimed X-COM: UFO Defense~

via : kotaku

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Symphony Of Science's 'Ode To The Brain'~

Through the powerful words of scientists Carl Sagan, Robert Winston, Vilayanur Ramachandran, Jill Bolte Taylor, Bill Nye, and Oliver Sacks, it covers different aspects the brain including its evolution, neuron networks, folding, and more. The material sampled for this video comes from Carl Sagan's Cosmos, Jill Bolte Taylor's TED Talk, Vilayanur Ramachandran's TED Talk, Bill Nye's Brain episode, BBC's "The Human Body", Oliver Sachs' TED Talk, Discovery Channel's "Human Body: Pushing the Limits", and more~

I watched the whole thing, which was fairly informative. Could've done without the scene where they were poking around at an actual brain though. That part was butt-nasty. KEEP THE ZOMBIE EROTICA TO YOURSELF, PERVERTS!~

via : symphonyofscience

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Kusanagi Motoko [SEBURO M-5 & HK-VP70 Ver.]~

Alphamax has announced preorder for this lovely coldcast figure of Kusanagi Motoko from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG. She comes armed with the SEBURO M-5 and HK-VP70. She is scheduled for release in Aug 2011 and will be retailing for around 16,800 yen. Interested folks can place your preorders with Otacute, Hobby Search and HobbyLink Japan~

via : otacute

Tweet of the Day: George Takei on Victoria Jackson~

BOOM! Sulu’d~

via : twitter

Kinect Used to Recreate Stand Alone Complex World~

Kamakura-based Kayac has put Microsoft's Kinect peripheral to unique use for an upcoming interactive exhibit that will help promote the upcoming Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. Solid State Society 3D movie~

The exhibit recreates the world of Stand Alone Complex by projecting images on surrounding walls. Players take part in missions where they support a Tachikoma mech~

The exhibit recognizes your motions through the use of Microsoft's Kinect Sensor device. The system powering the display is PC-based, though~

To sample the world of Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. Solid State Society, visit Shibuya Parco from 3/24 to 4/19~

via : andriasang

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bruce Wayne Would Approve: Batman Mirror~

Created and sold by Latvian design firm Katz, the 'Bat Mirror' comes with a black, white or gold frame for 290€ ($412). CUSTOM COLORS AVAILABLE FOR EXTRA. HJ'S FREE WITH ORDERS OVER $1,000 (not really but you should insist you have a coupon)~

via : Katz

Deus Ex Human Rev: Multi-Path~

Game designer Mary DeMarle walks us through multiple paths you can take through a level, with protagonist Adam Jensen choosing between combat or stealthy infiltration of an enemy compound~

via : youtube

Measuring Tape Toilet Paper~

"Set a goal and try to beat your personal best because your daily toilet antics just got competitive! "~

via : perpetualkid

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Help Japan T-Shirt~

Hide & Seek Clothing will donate all profits from the sale of this T-shirt to organizations and projects dedicated to providing aid and assistance to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan~

via : hideandseek

Kamen Rider Remains Standing Amidst Disaster~

Miyagi prefecture was one of the hardest hit in the Mar 11 earthquake and tsunami. However, one of its famous landmark, the statue of tokusatsu hero Kamen Rider still remains standing, giving hope and courage to the Japanese people~

via : TV Nihon

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sexy Ghostbusters “Lucy” Bishoujo Statue Now Available For Pre-Order~

Kotobukiya’s latest Bishoujo statue breaks away from comic books into the world of the Ghostbusters with “Lucy”—a statue sculpted by Masahiro “Gill Gill” Takahashi based on sketches from artist Shunya Yamashita. The 9 1/2-inch figure will be released in August, but you can pre-order it now for $47~

via : urban-collector

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tokyo International Anime Fair 2011 Cancelled~

The official website of the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2011 has officially announced that the event has been cancelled in view of the unstable power and the unspecified damages to Tokyo Big Sight~

TAF 2011 was already tainted by the event earlier this year when various media companies, including Kadokawa and ANIMATE boycotted the event to voice their opposition against governor Ishihara and the amendment to the Youth Healthy Development Ordinance~

A separate competing event Anime Contents Expo, backed by many of the large media/anime companies, was subsequently formed and schedule to hold their event on the same weekend but it is likely that the event will be cancelled as well in view of the need to conserve power supply during this tough period~

via : tokyoanime
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Purchase Street Fighter IV App To Support Earthquake Relief~

Instead of just simply appealing to everyone to donate to the Japan Earthquake relief fund, Capcom has reduced the price of Street Fighter IV for the iPhone/iPod Touch to just 115 yen ($0.99 for those outside Japan), and all the sales proceeds will subsequently be contributed to the Japan Earthquake relief fun~

This discount is offered to all regions, so everyone that purchase the game from the Apple Store will be contributing the relief fund. I think its a really good way to help the victims and $0.99 is a super deal that you shouldn’t miss XD~

via : capcom

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Japan Earthquake: How to Donate~

For those who have seen the shocking images, videos and reports coming out of Japan in the aftermath the devastating earthquake and tsunami, some of you might want to do something for the Japanese folks in addition to writing a sympathetic Facebook status update or Tweet~

There are various forms of cellphone donation and web forms that have been popping up but before you start donating, there are some pointers that you might want to consider:
  1. be wary of charities you haven not heard of and stick to the big names
  2. make sure you are donating to a legit non-profit organisation
  3. you can check the legitimacy of the charity organisation via watchdogs such as Charity Watch
  4. give directly to a charity instead of any groups that solicits contribution on the charity behalf
For those that wishes to do their little part for Japan, here are a couple of options: American Red Cross, Salvation Army USA, World Vision, Global Giving, and Mercy Corps~

via : linkwithin

Friday, March 11, 2011

Hundreds dead after massive quake slams Japan~

TOKYO — A magnitude 8.9 earthquake — the biggest in modern Japanese history — slammed the island nation's eastern coast Friday, unleashing a 23-foot tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland and prompting a "nuclear emergency."~

According to police, 200 to 300 bodies were found in the northeastern coastal city of Sendai. The death toll was likely to continue climbing given the scale of Friday's disaster~

The government ordered thousands of residents near a nuclear power plant in Onahama city to evacuate because the plant's system was unable to cool the reactor. The reactor was not leaking radiation but its core remained hot even after a shutdown~

via : nbc

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Charlie Sheen: Winning Song~

The inevitable Gregory Brothers x Charlie Sheen mash-up. If you’re one of the few people who haven’t heard Charlie Sheen’s gnarly rants, this is the best way to hear them: songified~

via : manolith

Catherine Scheduled for US Release in Summer 2011~

HooRay : confirmation that the game is scheduled for a US release in Summer 2011 and the official English website is up and running too~

via : atlus

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Baby Loves Ripping Paper~

Here’s a man putting a job rejection letter to good use – his kid loses it every time he hears the sound of paper being ripped. too adorable~

via : tdw

Giant Ant Hill Excavation~

From the documentary Ants – Nature’s Secret Power: scientists poured 10 tons of concrete into an ant hill to preserve its insides. After weeks of digging, they uncovered an awe-inspiring ant city~

via : natgeo

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Til Death Do Us Part Ring~

Til Death Do Us Part Ring” by Kate Bauman. On sale here.
“Why have one engagement ring when you can have 4?”~

via : myflashtrash

Monday, March 7, 2011

tiger blood energy drink~

Harcos Labs are doing what winners do best—capitalizing on an opportunity. Tiger Blood. It’s made with 100% passion—allowing you to perform on a higher plane then most mere mortals~

However, instead of crack you’ll be getting your kicks with 80mg of caffeine. Now THAT’s winning~

via : harcos

The Hangover x 007~

(NSFW: Language) 2SunsNoWomen mashes The Hangover with Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace to make a new flick – From Vegas With Love~

via : youtube

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Valkyria Chronicles 3 soundtrack now available~

Check out the cover art for the Valkyria Chronicles 3 soundtrack it looks great~

You can now buy (and by buy, i mean import) your copy for ¥3,045. The soundtrack will span 2 discs and include 37 well-crafted tunes. worth every yen~

via : basiscape

The Audio Bulb~

This ingenious invention screws into any recessed light socket, transforming it into a wireless speaker, and providing bright LED illumination. Set has 2 speakers and base station with iPod dock~

via : hammacher

Avalanche on Cheget~

A group of villagers in Terskol, Russia watch as they intentionally induce an avalanche by firing artillery. The scenery quickly transforms from postcard-worthy into nothing but snow and dust~

via : youtube

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Kung Fu Panda 2 (Trailer)~

Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman and the Furious Five are back, as the big-bellied panda and his anipals must pull out their best combo moves to save Kung Fu from Gary Oldman’s evil Lord Shen~

via : youtube

Evangelion Manga Series Resumes in April~

The Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン) manga series has been running for over a decade and is written by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. After being called off to work on the Rebuild of Evangelion movie franchise, Sadamoto Yoshiyuki has resumed the manga and it will be published in the next issue of Shounen Ace manga scheduled for release on 4 Apr 2011~

The manga was first published in the February issue of Kadokawa’s Shounen Ace magazine in Dec 1994. While the manga has been running for very long, only 12 volumes were released because Sadamoto took long breaks in between~

via : ann

Muhammad Ali Sculpture makes up of 1,300 speed bags~

"using 1,300 punching bags, 6.5 miles of stainless steel cable, and 2,500 pounds of aluminum pipe to construct a 22-foot-high installation that took three years to complete" By artist Michael Kalish~

"The idea for the project came to Kalish as he was falling asleep one night in 2008: an array of custom-made, teardrop-shaped speed bags suspended in midair that, from just one vantage point, align themselves like pixels into an image of Ali's face."~

via : wired

ps: internets back on at the house after remodeling and im over the flu (finally)so more posts...hooray~

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Pogo does LOTR~

This is a song by mixologist Pogo called 'Murmurs from Middle Earth' created entirely out of chords and vocal samples from the movies. I'm not gonna lie, it's pretty catchy in a 'damn I just wanna shake my ass!' kinda way~

via : pogo

Fan-Made Avengers Trailer Gets You Psyched For the Real Thing~

YouTuber Yoko Higuchi has masterfully (though Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is inexplicably missing) cobbled together clips from existing and soon-to be released Marvel movies to create a trailer for The Avengers that is sure to get you psyched for the real deal when it drops in May of 2012~

via : youtube