Archive for the 'Awesome' Category

15
Aug
09

Lets get crazy.

Ronin Dojo Community College DX concludes, and it was a good ride. ForTaxReasons really captured the spirit and maladjusted personalities of all the gamers and Otaku we put up with as nerds and geeks. If you haven’t watched all of their episodes and shorts, we recommend you take a look at them, they are great for a laugh, even though when you laugh at Mark and Barry, you’re really laughing at yourselves.

In some unrelated news, the Champions Online Open Beta begins in two days, so grab those open beta codes while you can. You can get them off FilePlanet or D2D, Gamestop no longer has any codes to give out. Open beta will run from the 17th to the 24th and the Headstart weekend starts the 28th.

13
Aug
09

Turbines to speed!

We’re at a loss for words… Okay maybe we can think of a few. Like these: HOLY TOO-MUCH-TIME-ON-HIS-HANDS BATMAN! This guy actually built a probably 1/3rd (estimate) scale Tumbler Batmobile out of a (if our Go-Kart knowledge is still up to date) a Kawasaki Arctic cat. It’s got real big ol’ front tumbler tires and will guarantee, the moment you sit in it, that you never experience sex again. We’re positive that this guy had to forefit every last shred of attraction to the opposite sex to make this Tumbler complete. All we know is?

Check out the jump for some math and our dreams!

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09
Aug
09

Science! Guns and games!

Okay, if you don’t want to sit through the whole explanation (which we recommend because it’s actually pretty damn cool) the actual gameplay starts at 1:55 in. And if you skipped the whole thing… then you’re a jerk. What? The videos we find aren’t good enough for you? Fine, that’s fine, we’ll explain it. Waterloo labs shows us all how to play Half-Life (well, a flash version of it) using some Accelerometers, a big ol’ board, a bit of programming skill and some guns. Alright, despite being completely pointless because you could just as easily use a light gun for this sort of thing, it’s completely fucking awesome. Thinking about it though, imagine the possibilities of this! We could use this as training device for the military! Or even just put it in arcades! Who said that playing video games are just murder training simulators?!

Oh… wait…

Our bad!

Our bad!

02
Aug
09

Goes down smooth… and irradiated

So… we sort of wasted most of our Fallout 3 segues and jokes on our last post about it… regardless, Aznz888 over at Face Punch has crafted a few suicide slides of soft drinks he calls Nuka-Cola and Nuka-Cola Quantum. All the recipies are pretty cheap and the materials are easy to find except a Foosh energy mint, does anybody know where to pick these things up? It’s the first we’ve heard of them.

You can really taste the topical irony in the drink.

You can really taste the topical irony in the drink.

Aznz888 also made some fancy custom logos to go along with your drinking experience, so you can feel just what it’s like to drink a soft drink in a horrible post nuclear apocalypse!

See the logos after the jump!

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30
Jul
09

Useless talent #43

Alright, usually we give a short summary down here of what the video was about, but we implore you to watch the whole thing. It drags on a little but it’s essentially an explanation of how to be an M&M shark.

…What… no image of taking the pun literally? … Really you guys? Well… all right then… So what we mean by M&M Shark is you can basically shark those “Guess the number of M&Ms in this jar” contests by knowing the packing ratio of M&Ms and the volume of the container… Now we just need to find a circuit of Jar guessing games and hit it big time, Rainman style.

God damn it!

God damn it!

29
Jul
09

Newwwwwwwws time chiiiiiiiildren!

Looking to make your life a little more post apocalyptic? Can’t get your hands on some power armor, or a laser pistol? Well here’s what you can get your grubby little wastelander mitts on.

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Good thing our Medicine skill is so high, those extra stimpaks go a long way.

Chris, over at Weekly Geekly has posted a handy little guide to making your own world a little more dreary with these Capital Wasteland Accessories. What we love about this is that it could make a Fallout 3 Wanderer cosplay so much better. Imagine, you’ve got your jumpsuit, you slaved over a pip-boy, you’ve specked your face with dirt and grime, you set foot in those convention hall doors, and there you see… another Lone Wanderer… Your costumes are both well made and look fantastic, but imagine how much better you’ll look when you try to pay for your ticket with a handful of caps. Just make sure you bring actual money, the last time we tried to trade caps for a cheeseburger, the cops didn’t take to kindly to it. It would have been just a misdemeanor but then we tore off our clothes and tried to pretend we were feral ghouls. What can we say? Jet is hell of a drug.

[Via Kotaku]

27
Jul
09

Monday Movie Mad Hatter Mania!

Alright, so our post title wasn’t very clever, but it is Monday. Yep! We’ve got the premier trailer for Tim Burton’s: Alice in Wonderland! Some might say we’re the first ones to get ahold of it… and those people would be us… and we’re dirty liars. We just can’t help ourselves! We just want to be popular so much! We even went down to the old creek with Brad the varsity quarterback, bringing along a case of wine coolers and leaving our inhibitions at home! We don’t think we’ll ever be innocent again… Not after how he made us feel so… dirty…

You said you loved us Brad...

You said you loved us Brad...

To say the least we should have gone with Chase, the rebellious loner with a heart of gold, but hey, you live and you learn. What were we talking about again? Oh yeah! Alice in Wonderland. The Squadron has a lot of respect for Tim Burton, the man pretty much popularized the Gothic Subculture. Even if the resulting popularity created a fan base of idiots, we still have massive nerd love for the man. However we do have reservations about this. As always the Squadron has healthy amounts of skepticism and we’re 75% positive that this will turn into “Watch Johnny Depp attempt to carry a movie as a nutty and off kilter character” just like that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory insult. Of course we are impressed by the visuals we saw, Tim Burton does have the ability to assault your brain with amazing and fantastical sights, but just like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory again, it was all fluff and no substance. So we’ll see it when it comes out, and hey, if it’s good, it’s good. If not? We can just go play American McGee’s Alice, for our dose of a looking glass that’s been warped, fun house mirror style.




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