Ever bought a limited edition version of a game and walked away with something that was actually worth the extra cash you paid? No? Well, maybe you can do something about it. Maybe that special packed-in hunk of plastic just needed some tinkering. Maybe it just needed some lasers. That is what YouTube's kipkay did with the cute replica plasma cutter that came with Dead Space 2—he turned it awesome.
By the way, our lawyers told us to caution you that this looks dangerous. Do not try this at home. And if you do, do not blame us for burning your balloons, figurines or eyeballs.
Tired of seeing Minecraft user-creations? Too bad cause here is another one! Minecraft forum user Garified, constructed not one but two UNSC frigates in the game—one large-scale and one a bit smaller—modeled after Halo: Reach's UNSC Savannah. After the impressive recreation of a scale model Star Trek Enterprise that made the rounds earlier in the life of Minecraft, this Halo ship is no less impressive.
But I think the Minecraft fans need a challenge. How about a scale model Omega Supreme or maybe aim higher and recreate Unicron? No prizes are guaranteed for all of your hard work, but I'm sure the entire Internet would shower you with nerd points for pulling it off.
As nice as this trailer looks, it only reminds me that Sega still doesn't know what to do with Sonic the Hedgehog. Sega wants so badly to fit Sonic into a large 3D world that it has forced him into games with hover boards, wolf transformation, giant swords and even guns. Fans on the other hand just seem to be begging for more of what they grew up on—2D platforming levels.
Hokuto "Hok" Konishi is a member of the Quest Crew. (For those that didn't know, Quest Crew were the winners of Season Three of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew. They've been enjoying great success since then making appearances all over the world.)
Konishi injured himself while training so he is sidelined from dancing. However, while he can't express himself with his feet, he still has two working hands and has used them to create this video "tribute" to Super Mario.
One of my new favorite shows comes out of Britain. It goes by the name of Misfits and airs on E4 (whatever that is). Anyway, it features a group of young superheroes (or super anti-heroes) and one of them actually uses parkour to get around.
Now, that has always looked cool, but watching the character who is only now starting to do the parkour thing, I began to wonder where one would learn to even do this stuff and at a level where you could just traverse a city.
Well, wouldn't you know it, there is a place like that. It purports to be "California's first indoor facility dedicated to freerunning and parkour."
Whether that is true or not is irrelevant. The skills of the people in the video are amazing and even if there weren't some Mario-theme sections in their facility, I'd still find a reason to post this video here.
Bungie has wanted to tell the Halo story from a new angle for a while. Apparently, it had grown tired of telling and re-telling the story of a lone space marine cliché in the middle of a clichéd fight with invading space aliens. It's first attempt at breaking out was 2009's Halo 3: ODST, a game that didn't even feature the Master Chief.
It tried again with 2010's Halo: Reach. This time the story revolves around a squad of similarly-skilled marines. This should have been the perfect venue for Bungie to stretch its legs, but anyone who played it probably noticed that Reach also fell victim to the cliché bug as demonstrated by this Machinima video.
Are you a Legend of Zelda fan? Of course you are. And as a Zelda fan, the one thing you've always wanted outside of a Zora Tunic or the Master Sword is a large chest just like the ones Link finds all the best goodies in.
Remember how dramatic it felt opening one of these chests and finding a dungeon compass?
Instructables user Zachariah Cruse has put together a guide on how to build your own treasure chest so that you too can be serenaded everytime you open it to access your collection of masks, boots and ocarinas.
Recently it has felt like Sega has been trying to rekindle the love of its fans every year. Every year there has been a Sonic remake or a Sonic collection or a Sonic reboot or combination of the three thrown onto store shelves. Despite its failures, Sega just keeps on trying and this year, just in time for that 20th anniversary, Sega has come up with Sonic Generations. Not a lot is known about the game, but the teaser video making the rounds has sparked some discussion.
The GameStation is back with a sequel to its clever Mario Brothers/Grand Theft Auto mash up. This time, there is a new Don, a Don-Key Kong, stepping on Bowser's turf. Who does he call for help? The Brothers Mario of course.
At first I couldn't see Donkey Kong and Mario as enemies going up against Bowser. That was until I realized that, historically speaking, Donkey Kong and Mario have been enemies from Nintendo's beginning. I guess years of watching them pal around in Super Mario Kart, Mario Tennis and Super Smash Bros. skewed my view.
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