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Archive for June 2017

Skull and Bones is the Best Black Flag Spinoff We Could Hope For

Skull and Bones is the Best Black Flag Spinoff We Could Hope For
E3 is going on right now and one very cool announcement has come from the show already. Ubisoft is working on a new game called Skull and Bones and it’s a pirate game that centers on naval combat.

Build Your Own LEGO Style Cat

Build Your Own LEGO Style Cat
Check out this fun series of building block cat sculptures from Hong-Kong-based company JEKCA, who makes single-stud bricks which are similar to LEGO. They are purr-fect. These sculptures are fun for cat lovers. They are available as kits, and they come in various colors and positions.

Guy Made His LEGO Space Shuttle Fly

Guy Made His LEGO Space Shuttle Fly
We love to make LEGO builds around here, but when an aerospace engineer plays with LEGO, he makes them fly. I’m talking about engineer Adam Woodworth, who made his LEGO Space Shuttle lift off. Set #1682, aka Space Shuttle Launch, was released way back in 1990.

AI Creates Creepy Original Faces: Face-Off

AI Creates Creepy Original Faces: Face-Off
We’ve seen some very weird and disturbing images created by AI before. Google AI developer Mike Tyka works on his own AI projects in his spare time. This project has something that the Google DeepDream AI lacks – the ability to create original faces.

Spaceballs Props Head to Auction at Ludicrous Speed

Spaceballs Props Head to Auction at Ludicrous Speed
I loved me some Mel Brooks films growing up; Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs were my favorites. Spaceballs was a hilarious mockery of the Star Wars franchise, and one of the most immediately recognizable characters from the film is Dark Helmet.

Goldfish Destroys Stuff with a Hammer

Goldfish Destroys Stuff with a Hammer
Witness the destructive power of the mighty goldfish! What you’re looking at here is the Fish Hammer built by Neil Mendoza, who is obviously a mad scientist, as he has now given a tiny fish the ability to smash stuff with a hammer.

Doctor Who TARDIS Free Library is Smarter on the Inside

Doctor Who TARDIS Free Library is Smarter on the Inside
I love walking through neighborhoods around the country and seeing those Little Free Library boxes popping up. They’re a great way to share books that you’re done reading, and to discover new ones. But most Little Free Library boxes are just that – LITTLE.

Xbox One X (Scorpio) Price, Launch Date and Specs Announced

Xbox One X (Scorpio) Price, Launch Date and Specs Announced
Microsoft showed up at E3 2017 armed with its latest weapon in the console gaming wars. Formerly codenamed Xbox Scorpio, Microsoft claims that the Xbox One X is the most powerful console system ever, and certainly in terms of raw specifications, it sounds like it.

ROLI Seaboard Block Is the Coolest Music Keyboard Ever

ROLI Seaboard Block Is the Coolest Music Keyboard Ever
A few years back, a company called ROLI introduced the Seaboard, an amazing keyboard which allows musicians to add new forms of expression to their playing by introducing pressure sensitivity along the length and ends of its keys.

Mario’s Lost Kart Turns up in a Junkyard

Mario’s Lost Kart Turns up in a Junkyard
Nukazooka created this fun short film titled Mario’s Lost Kart. The video is about a guy who purchases an old go kart from a junkyard after his ride breaks down. What he doesn’t realize is that the kart once belonged to Mario.

Nintendo Stages Live-action Mario Run

Nintendo Stages Live-action Mario Run
Yesterday I talked a bit about the teaser that Nintendo released to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Super Nintendo World theme park at Universal Studios Japan. That trailer was CGI animated, though there were real people superimposed into it.

Fallout Pip-Boy PS4 Controller: Live in Your World, Play in Our Wasteland

Fallout Pip-Boy PS4 Controller: Live in Your World, Play in Our Wasteland
I think I just found my favorite new PlayStation 4 controller. This amazing creation comes from Devin Smith, who runs End of Line Designs, a company that makes high-end gaming controller customs. This Fallout inspired PS4 controller is a thing of beauty.

Payday 2 Is Free on Steam for First 5 Million People

Payday 2 Is Free on Steam for First 5 Million People
The weekend is almost here. If you are looking for a cool game to play during your days off and you are part of the PC gaming master race, this might be the best news you hear all day.

NASA Shows off Cool Rover Concept Vehicle

NASA Shows off Cool Rover Concept Vehicle
NASA has shown off a concept for a slick, futuristic Mars Rover. It has a shiny black body and huge wheels. In fact, it looks a lot like the Batmobile. Also like a toy truck that you might have seen in the 1980s.

Nintendo and Universal Studios Tease Super Nintendo World Theme Park

Nintendo and Universal Studios Tease Super Nintendo World Theme Park
Late last year, I talked a bit about the Super Nintendo World theme park that’s coming to Universal Studios Japan in 2020. Lest we forget they’re building the park, Universal and Nintendo have released a new teaser video to give us an idea of what to expect once it opens.

Johnny 5 LEGO Ideas Kit Needs Your Input

Johnny 5 LEGO Ideas Kit Needs Your Input
One of my all-time favorite movies from when I was a kid was Short Circuit. For you Millennials who weren’t even around in 1986, Short Circuit is a movie about a laser wielding military robot that gets struck by lightning and becomes a cute sentient robot that I’m pretty sure Wall-E was based on.

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