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80's action movie captain america

From the Cannon logo to the incredible voice over to the inevitable appearance of Michael Ironside, everything about this 80’s VHS style Captain America: Winter Soldier trailer is fantastic.

It totally reminded me of the summer I was 16 and spent a lot of time watching rented movies with my boyfriend. Top Gun, Rambo, Terminator, Remo Williams. We watched ‘em all.

This trailer is like that summer plus all the awesome of Robocop and Escape From New York all in one movie.

Check it out after the break and see how many references you recognize.

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Oh, to be an astronaut–so much fun with zero gravity! NASA astronauts and amateur filmmakers Reid Wiseman and Steve Swanson (along with ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst) placed a GoPro camera inside a bubble of water that was floating freely on board the International Space Station (ISS). As you can guess, the resulting shots were pretty spectacular. The astronauts snapped some standard footage with the GoPro, but they also filmed the whole affair with a special 3D camera.

Check ‘em out after the break!

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batdad

If you’ve seen our BatDad coverage, you know he’s a lot of fun. Heck, BatDad is one of my favorite things on the internet and, I’ll admit, I was starting to worry since he’s been kinda quiet lately. Was BatDad gone for good?

Never fear! BatDad is back with new adventure and multiple sidekicks. It’s fun for the whole family.

Check it out after the break.

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Capture

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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