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This montage video created by RedKeyMon shows some of the unbelievable stunts that you can pull off in Grand Theft Auto V if you’ve got the skill. There are planes, cars, motorcycles, and even jet skis doing the impossible. What about the laws of physics, you ask? Since when did laws of any kind mean a darn thing in this game?

Watch the video after the break.

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Destiny, while still a fun game, was a bit of a let down. Why? Well, I’ll let the latest Honest Trailer sum it up for you.

“The storytelling of Halo, the scope of World of Warcraft and the co-operative fun of Borderlands — may eventually get patched in.”

Yeah, Smosh Game’s Honest Trailer has a pretty good point about all of things that Destiny seems to be lacking. Whether or not you agree that the shooter is “gaming’s hottest 7 out of 10″ as HT so mildly put it, I guarantee that you’ll at least get a kick out of this video.

Check out the trailer after the break…

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tetsuya sora

People who can draw have always amazed me. The idea that someone can take a blank piece of paper or canvas, have a vision in their mind, and then create it seems like magic.

That having been said, Tetsuya Nomura is like a wizard when he draws Sora from Kingdom Hearts.

Sure, it’s to promote Kingdom Hearts 2.5, but I don’t even care. It’s just beautiful to watch.

Check it out after the break.

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carl poppa

Considering I lost it so hard at the 30 second mark that I had to use my inhaler to be able to breathe, I have nothing but “YES” to say about this new version of The Walking Dead – Bad Lip Reading.

If you haven’t seen the first one, make sure you watch that as well. As for this one, just make sure you’re not eating or drinking unless you want to have an accident.

Also, yeah, I bought Carl Poppa.

You’ll see, after the break.

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after toontown

We loved them growing up and revisit them often, but have we ever really thought about what happened to our favorite cartoon characters as time went on?

Artist Steve Cutts thought about it and made an animated short that shows us all how fleeting cartoon fame can be.

Watch it after the break.

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Mass Effect involves a lot of beating up the bad guys, so you’d think it’d be impossible to play without extensive use of weaponry. Many a True Nerd has proved otherwise in this video play-through. He doesn’t use any weapons, while his teammates are allowed to use only their worst guns with no upgrades. He told Kotaku:

“I’d always assumed this would be a huge challenge, as the game looks like it’s set up primarily as a shooter (95% of the upgrades you get are for guns, characters constantly get out guns during cutscenes, 90% of the inventory in shops is guns), but instead, I had the easiest time by the end of the game.

Instead, it was the early missions that were a nightmare, as then my cooldown times were huge, so the thugs of Chora’s Den, and the two assassins outside it, were a big challenge.

Saren’s elite Krogan Battlemaster shock troops were simple. By the time I was facing them, I had warp specialisation, lift specialisation, and master throw. The final fight against Saren himself was the easiest of all. As he’s the only enemy in the room, you can just keep him indefinitely in the air with a chain of lifts from Shepard and your companions. He barely got an attack off before the warps killed him. So I suppose the most surprising thing is that playing without guns completely inverts the difficulty curve.”

This whole experiment is still in-progress, as he intends to finish Mass Effect and then move right on through to Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3.

See the video after the break.

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lego mobility

Normally, economic explanations about income equality or mobility come in the form of graphs or charts. Instead, Brookings Institution economist Richard Reeves has used LEGO to show how your upward mobility can vary due to several factors including race, education, and marriage status.

There’s something about the use of the LEGO that bought this into a different perspective for me. It’s a simple trick, but it’s effective.

Check out the video after the break.

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moses

This mash up of anime and a Gene Kelly song and dance is one of those things that you never would have thought of in a million years but is so perfect when you see it.

In this adorable (and, for some of us, nostalgic) video, a sad little ghost named Gisoku no Moses, or Peg-leg Moses, comes upon a pair of dancing tap shoes.

The results are magical.

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doctor who intro

In September of 2013, motion graphics designer Billy Hanshaw uploaded his fan made title sequence for Doctor Who to YouTube as a way to show off his work for potential clients, and it worked better than he ever could have hoped. We said the BBC should take note, and they did.

According to BBC News, Stephen Moffat saw the video and Hanshaw was asked to work with the BBC to create the title sequence for the new season:

“Hanshaw created this title sequence, put it up on YouTube,” Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat explained at a recent fan event in New York.

“I happened across it, and it was the only new title idea I’d seen since 1963. We got in touch with him, and said, ‘OK, we’re going to do that one.'”

Hanshaw made a great observation which, I think, makes this title sequence so engaging:

“The doctor is a Time Lord, he’s not a Space Lord. A lot of people have said that cogs and clocks are an obvious metaphor to use. But if it’s so obvious, why hasn’t it be done before?”

Quite right.

Check out his original video after the break.

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kermit

Kermit the Frog recently took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness and money for the ALS Association. It was amazing of course.

Not only do we get Kermit, but we get a great little lesson about cold water and its effect on amphibians.

My personal favorite part is right at the end. You can watch the video after the break…

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