stone cold gamer

Wrestling fans will immediately recognize Stone Cold Steve Austin doing his famous beer toast in the ring. Grab two beers, smack ’em together, and chug. Pro gamer Kenneth Bradley was at CEO 2015 for a fighting game tournament and took to the stage just like Austin.

The music starts, he struts down the runway, and then chugs two drinks thrown to him by someone in the audience. He finishes it all off by hitting the ring announcer, who has been hamming it up the whole time, with a Stone Cold Stunner.

See the video after the break.

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unreal mario

I’m super intrigued by the reactions to this video of Mario in Unreal Engine 4 by YouTuber Aryoksini. Some people think it’s amazing, others think it’s all levels of wrong to put Mario in a realistic setting.

All of the environments are from the Unreal Engine marketplace and Aryoksini rebuilt Mario’s animations from scratch, so it ends up looking like Mario’s trapped in everything from Coruscant to Rapture.

Personally, I liked it, but I can see how it might throw some people. Check it out after the break and let us know what you think.

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blindfolded mario run

Y’know how people like to say they could do something blindfolded when they’re so much better than you at something? Well, speedrunner PangaeaPanga can back it up. He recently put his skills to the test and did a run of Super Mario World while blindfolded in only 23:14.

It’s mesmerizing to watch and just thinking about the muscle memory and skill involved blows my mind.

Check it out after the break.

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This beautiful image is made of 1,128,960 blocks in Minecraft. The blocks were placed by hand rather than by a computer program and the process took 23 weeks to complete. It’s the painstaking work of Thorlar who created the trio of Kerrigan, Diablo, and Deathwing.

See the video after the break.

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Kjetil Nordin is a Norwegian computer programmer/skydiving champion/crochet master who spent 800 hours of his free time over the last six years crocheting this Super Mario Bros. 3 World 1 map.

He was especially careful to get exactly the right yarn colors to match the Super Mario All-Stars version of the game and, according to NRK, even scrapped one section when the shade of water looked too purple.

See more pictures after the break.

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Business cards are still an important way of connecting with potential customers, and we assume that this real estate agent has plenty of nerdy clients. Her Magic the Gathering card describes her as a “Legendary Creature – Sales Rep” and I would hire her to sell our house in a heartbeat.

See the other side of the card after the break.

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Artist Christopher Cayco came up with an ambitious art project earlier this year that involved drawing all 721 Pokemon live on the Internet. After 21 days and 132 hours of work, he finished his massive project earlier this month. The result is an epic Pokemon mural (which boasts 800 Pokemon in total since he added official variations, Mega Evolutions, etc) and a series of videos that document the entire process.

Check out the completed mural after the break…

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Lucasfilm, ILM, and Skywalker Sound have teamed up to create a new division called ILMxLAB that will combine storytelling, technological innovation and world-class production to create an immersive experience like nothing you’ve seen. From the press release:

ILMxLAB combines compelling storytelling, technological innovation and world-class production to create immersive entertainment experiences. For several years, the company has been investing in real-time graphics – building a foundation that allows ILMxLAB to deliver interactive imagery at a fidelity never seen before. As this new dimension in storytelling unfolds, ILMxLAB will develop virtual reality, augmented reality, real-time cinema, theme park entertainment and narrative-based experiences for future platforms.

Nothing has been officially announced thus far, but they did say that “exclusive Star Wars-based experiences” are coming later this year, presumably to coincide with the release of The Force Awakens. Check out the video after the break to get a taste of what that might mean.

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It’s been awhile since Jurassic Park was in theaters so you might not remember the whole movie. You don’t have to watch it all again before seeing Jurassic World. This 3-minute 8-bit recreation is all you need.

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elder scrolls basement

We first wrote about comic artist Tyler Kirkham’s amazing Skyrim basement back in 2012, but it turns out that Tyler was far from finished—he’s since made all kinds of cool additions and updates. In fact, as the Elder Scrolls updates roll out, he plans to update right along with it.

What kind of additions? Oh, the usual, secret doors, a full kitchen, even a waterfall shower with ivy growing in it. He even made an alcove for his one year old son to play in.

I want one.

Check out the video after the break.

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