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Mortal Kombat Rebirth Trailer

For anyone (especially boys) who grew up in the 90’s, Mortal Kombat was a big part of video gaming. Well, this new trailer with Jeri Ryan brings a new life to the Mortal Kombat on the big screen. It’s a totally re-imagined, taking out the supernatural aspects behind the story and turns them into criminals and serial killers. It is an extremely high quality 8 minute trailer.

Thanks to The 404 (subscribe here) for the heads up.



June 18, 2010 11:46 am Posted by | clips, games, movies, podcasts, video games | Leave a comment

Math Needs a Bailout

In these tough economic times (if you’re playing, you know it’s time to take a drink), it may be time that math make a comeback, but all I’ve been able to find is this clip from Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm which probably explains why all these companies are looking for an economic handout since it seems like all these companies have been┬ákeeping the Kettles on their payrolls as economic advisors.

It’s this kind of math that has lead us down the road to bailoutsville… thanks best of youtube (subscribe here) for the economic lesson!



December 6, 2008 1:21 am Posted by | clips, economy, games, movies, podcasts | Leave a comment

Viral Video Chart

I’m always looking for the hottest, funniest and most prescient videos each week, well, after listening to Net@Nite (subscribe here) I gave ViralVideoChart (subscribe here) a look and since I found the site, I’ve seen all the videos people are talking about all on their front page, like Sarah Palin Pardoning a Turkey Interview, Cat Drives Roomba and the delightful ad created by the Guitar Hero folks: Bike Hero.

My favorite though, since I’m a huge geek is the Star Wars a capella Tribute to John Williams which was featured on that episode of Net@Nite along with the video’s creator: Corey Vidal (ApprenticeA).



November 22, 2008 6:37 pm Posted by | clips, commercials, games, podcasts, politics, video games | Leave a comment

Claymation Chess

I might just be a sucker for claymation, but I found this great movie of a claymation chess (Digg it here) game after watching Best of Youtube (subscribe here). It reminds me somewhat of the old Battle Chess game from the pre-Windows days, I still remember playing it for hours on my first IBM computer, running on DOS.



October 23, 2008 10:23 pm Posted by | cartoons, clips, games, movie reviews, movies, podcasts, software, technology, toons, video games, Windows | Leave a comment

Sharing My Insanity

I thought you’d appreciate the crazy… I wanted to order some minor electronics to help me build an LED circuit (a capacitor and a timer), which totaled $3 and change, but when I saw that the shipping charge alone was over $6 and the fact that RadioShack.com has a similar deal to Amazon (free shipping on $25+ orders).

So, I went sifting though the Radio Shack site for some other things that I already was going to buy to bump it up to $25. I started with everything on my Amazon wish lists (ex: Hellgate: London and Soon I Will Be Invincible) and got nothing, but I then started looking at video games and stumbled on Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga… I had wanted to get the game for a while, especially since the only real knock against it that I had heard/read was that it was not very new or different from older versions of the game, but since I have never played any version of the game, I figure that I’ll fully enjoy it all for the first time.

So, I ended up getting a $49.99 game that I wanted so that I could avoid $6 shipping on a $3 item.

Just thought I should share the insanity with you.


August 20, 2008 10:08 pm Posted by | books, games, London, notes, science, technology, video games | Leave a comment

Best of YouTube Amazing Bike Skills

I don’t normally watch bike videos and I almost turned this one off midway through, but the bike skills in this video are just shockingly good. Thanks to the Best of YouTube podcast (subscribe here)for highlighting this video.



April 4, 2008 7:20 pm Posted by | clips, games, podcasts, sports | Leave a comment

The Guild

After watching the latest Mahalo Daily, I decided to check out the live action show, The Guild. It’s pretty funny, in a creepy sort of way. It makes fun of online gaming, especially MMORPGs. I’m addicted.

You can also get it though iTunes here or get it directly here.

Thanks to WatchTheGuild for the above pic.


March 11, 2008 12:50 pm Posted by | clips, games, podcasts, technology, tv, video games | 3 Comments

Street Fighter: The Later Years

Ever since the end of 2006, College Humor has been releasing a series of videos that is a combination video game homage and spoof called Street Fighter: The Later Years. This series far exceeds Street Fighter: The Movie, which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia and Ming-Na.

For anyone who grew up during the 1980’s, the Street Fighter video game series, especially Street Fighter II, was THE epic game while growing up, bringing nonsense phrases like “root-raww, root-raww, root-raww” into our consciousnesses.

The original versions of Episodes one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight and nine are all available here. Thanks CHTV for bringing these videos to my lazy self via free iTunes podcast.


March 8, 2008 1:53 pm Posted by | clips, crazy celebs, games, movie reviews, movies, podcasts, video games | Leave a comment

One Armed High School Basketball Starter

It has been a long time since basketball has really thrilled me… probably not since the Patrick Ewing/Michael Jordan era of the 1990’s, but I saw this story on CNN‘s podcast In Case You Missed It and had to bring light to it. This high school student, Porter Ellett, is STARTING for his school’s basketball team even though he only has one arm and he looks like one of, if not their best player on the team.

It’s pretty cool to see and very impressive.


March 1, 2008 2:32 pm Posted by | basketball, clips, games, podcasts, sports, tv | 1 Comment

Guitar Rising – Play a REAL Guitar

I think Guitar Hero is fun, I’ve played it, but I’d rather not play the game, since you don’t actually learn to play the guitar. After watching the latest episode of dl.tv I found out about the upcoming game Guitar Rising, where you will be able to plug in a REAL guitar into a computer’s microphone port and see different frets onscreen and you can learn to play the guitar while you play the game.

I can’t wait until this game comes out… I may even buy a guitar if the game is as good as it looks.

Thanks to The Visual Dictionary for the above pic.


February 29, 2008 12:54 am Posted by | games, music, podcasts, software, technology | Leave a comment