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The Dark Knight Rages - Watch Batman pummel Robin over video games! [video]

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If you have ever played a new video game with a friend and had them try to explain the button controls as you are playing and dying then you'll definitely feel Batman's pain here. Or would it be Robin's? This great video shows us Batman joining Robin for a game of Halo only to get frustrated at not knowing the buttons. As a result he pummels Robin for not explains things well enough. The video is titled "The Dark Knight Rages (Batman plays video games)" and is well made and extremely funny.

Source: Crave Online Video

Mexican gymnast performs to The Legend of Zelda medly at the 2012 London Olympics! [video]

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The world may have caught several fandom related references within London's Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics but there was one reference during competition that may have slipped by unnoticed.

During her qualification routine, Mexican gymnast Elsa Garcia Rodriguez Blancas performed her floor routine to an arrangement of music from the video game franchise The Legend of Zelda. The arrangement used comprised of music created by Koji Kondo and included the original medley, the gerudo valley theme, and the lost woods theme which are all featured in the The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Unfortunately for Elsa, she was only able to compete in two events because of an injured hand. Her score on the Balance Beam was a 12.400 and her Floor Routine was a 13.733, which was good enough to grab her 35th place.

I don't know how everyone else feels about using video game music in a world stage competition, but Elsa gained one more supporter after I watched this video. This was t…

Mickey Mouse by day, Batmickey by night!

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At times, a mash-up can just be plain fun. This is definitely one of those times. Deviant Artist 'yoanndurand' combined two of his favorite characters, Mickey Mouse and Batman, to create Batmickey. Mickey looks tough and the Batmickey signal looks great!


Source: Deviant Art - yoanndurand

Roboticist builds fully functional life-size Wall-E! [video]

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Disney and Pixar released Wall-E in 2008 and ever since it's release, fans and children alike have loved the cute little robot who we have all come to know as Wall-E. 

Mike Senna took this love to another level by building a life-size working robot of Wall-E. Senna had previously built a working R2-D2 but he is the first to build a life-size Wall-E. There were no blueprints or parts pre-made for this character so Senna spent hours watching and re-watching the movie to get everything just right from the scale and logos to the weathering of the paint job. He even had to create all new electronics to make it fully functional. This Wall-E can move around, looks around with his expressive eyes, wave hello, and say his name with his signature voice.

Senna Spent 25 hours a week for a total of 3,200-3,800 hours total building his robot. And it was paid all out of his own pocket. Senna now takes his Wall-E (and R2-D2) to events for City of Hope, a pediatric cancer charity where he loves …

Christopher Eccleston lands villain role in Thor 2: The Dark World!

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Christopher Eccleston, best known for his work in the British sci-fi show Doctor Who as well as G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and 28 Days Later, has officially been cast in Thor 2: The Dark World. Eccleston will star opposite of Chris Hemsworth in the Marvel sequel and will portray the villain Malekith the Accursed. In the Marvel universe, Malekith the Accursed is the leader of the dark elves of Svartalfheim and whose sole purpose in life was the conquest of all nine worlds of Asgard.

Do you think Eccleston has what it takes to become Malekith?

Reader submission by: Kevin! Thank you!

Source: Deadline


Ghostbusters 3 is officially moving forward, but without Bill Murray

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There have been many ups and downs when it comes to the third movie in the Ghostbusters franchise but fans will be happy to know that it is officially moving forward and being made.

While being interviewed by Metro, Dan Aykroyd has revealed that the movie is definitely pushing forward now that it has a new writer and studio support.

"Yes, we've got a brilliant new writer on it and we'll be passing the torch on to a new generation. We're working on it to make it just right to satisfy our fans. I'm confident we'll be in production in the next year. ... we've got the studio on side. We've tried a few concepts which weren't right but now we've got a good structure and will make it happen."With that decided there is only one question left on the minds of fans. "Will Bill Murray be a part of the film?"
"No, I can tell you he won't be involved. ... It's sad but we're passing it on to a new generation. Ghostbusters 3 can…

Newest Season 7 trailer for Doctor Who will get your hearts pumping! [video]

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Watch out, Doctor! Here come the Daleks, Weeping Angels and ... dinosaurs? That's right! As promised, the BBC has released the newest trailer for Season 7 of Doctor Who and it is filled to the brim with action. This 87 second trailer will take fans on a roller coaster of emotions as it travels through the first five episodes of the upcoming season.
With glimpses of Daleks new and old, a Weeping Angel baby, dinosaurs on a spaceship, and a cyborg in the wild west, fans have a lot to be excited about here. Most fans will also be smiling at the moment where we even see a quick shot of River Song. Most excitingly, it appears that Matt Smith's Doctor will be dealing with some more heavily emotional scenes that we were accustomed to with the Ninth and Tenth Doctors but have not seen much of with the Eleventh recently. 

One thing is for sure, this upcoming season is set to be action packed and possibly the best in the Matt Smith era.


Source: Youtube - BBCAmericaTV

JK Rowling set to build an epic Hogwarts style tree house for her children

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J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, has proposed to build her two youngest children a tree house that will surely stun you. The designed tree house is in fact so large that it requires building permission from the City of Edinburgh before she can move forward with it. Fans of the Harry Potter series will recognize the design as tower sections from Hogwarts Castle. The two sections of the tree house (yes, two sections) will be connected by a rope bridge and have an entryway via a secret tunnel. Additioanlly, the houses will feature, "spiral staircases, balconies, carvings, escape poles, and more." Right now the tree house is estimated to cost about $236,000!

Dear J.K. Rowling, may I have the blueprints for this tree house? And $236,000, please?

I know this tree house is not technically up in the trees but it's still awesome!




Source: Nerd Approved

Update (8-30-12):
Rowling has officially been given clearance to start building this tree house!
"However,…

Doctor Who promotional image for Asylum of the Daleks is filled with fiery fun!

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*Photo may contain spoilers

The BBC was set to release a promotional image for the first episode of Season 7 of Doctor Who, Asylum of the Daleks, at midnight but it has made its way to the internet a few hours early!
"The new image captures something of the excitement and adventure that await the Doctor – and the audience at home – when the Time Lord returns in Asylum of the Daleks. We’ll also make the image available as wallpaper and it will be right here at one minute past midnight – technically very early Thursday morning!" This promotional image is very powerful. We see a battle worn Doctor (Matt Smith) carrying an unconscious Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) past several Daleks, both new and old, as flames engulf them. Fans should remember that this image is not the death of Amy Pond. This is a promotional image from the first episode of Season 7 and the Ponds do not depart the show until episode 5.

What do you think of this promotional image? Can you name all of the Dalek…

Batman goes to the movies [video]

If you were staring in a movie or had a movie written about you, you would definitely want to go to the theaters and see it for yourself. Well, Batman is no different. Watch this funny video from Dorkly that shows us Batman's trip to the movies to see The Dark Knight Rises.




Source: Dorkly

Monty Python - The Black Knight Rises! Fantastic parody movie poster!

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Batman isn't the only "Dark Knight" out there! Check out this brilliant The Dark Knight Rises movie poster parody that features the Black Knight from Monty Python and The Holy Grail


Reader submission by: Jackie! Thank you!

Source: 9gag

Limited Edition 3D glasses for The Hobbit have a unique Dwarven look

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Fans were recently treated to the news that The Hobbit will now be split into three films in order to get every piece of the story into the films. Also, as per the newest trend, The Hobbit will be released in 3D. The great news about this is that fans will have the opportunity to get special limited edition The Hobbit 3D glasses! However, will fans appreciate the unique look that these glasses have? Clearly inspired by Dwarvish architecture and design, the glasses look like they are crafted from stone and have a strict geometric look. These glasses are a cool item for big fans (especially since they are limited edition) but I can't help but have mixed thoughts on them because of how uncomfortable they look. If they are in fact comfortable then these are great!

What do you think of these limited edition 3D glasses for The Hobbit



Source: Rope of Silicon

Metroid and Pokemon lore told in one minute! [video]

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If you are a gamer then you'll love the Youtube channel 'Lore'! Lore will tell the story of any given video game in just one minute and present it in a way that is factual and funny at the same time. Below are two examples, Metroid and Pokemon, but there are many videos to enjoy in their library. Sit back and enjoy your favorite video games back stories told in one minute! 


Source: Lore

Star Wars villains as little kids!

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We all have our favorite villains from the Star Wars universe but have we ever stopped to wonder what they looked like growing up as a child? These adorable prints from OctopusTreeHouse gives us the opportunity to see just that! The prints measure 12"x12" and can be purchased as a set of 6 for $110 or individually for $20.

My favorite is the Wampa with the arm cast signed by Luke saying, "Get well soon." Which child villain will you take home?






Source: Etsy - OctopusTreeHouse

Earth's newest Green Lantern is revealed!

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The name of Earth's newest Green Lantern has been unveiled and it is "Baz". This particular Green Lantern is taking on a new look with a new suit and full face mask. Given his name and the sanskrit that is visible on his right forearm, many are assuming that this new hero is Arabic or Islamic. Previews World featured the new image of Baz with the included information:
"Publisher: DC COMICS (W) Geoff Johns (A) Doug Mahnke, Mark Irwin (CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado  "Rise of the Third Army"!
Baz, Earth's NEW Green Lantern, battles The Justice League!
Meanwhile, The Guardians begin their final step in the destruction of the Lanterns by releasing the first of the Third Army soldiers!" It appears as though Baz is here for the long run and will be the full focus of September's Green Lantern #0 through to the story 'The Third Army'. It also seems like he will be the main Lantern in the upcoming 'Trinity War' event.



What do you think of the…

The Dark Knight Returns - Part 1 trailer

DC and Warner Premiere are looking to keep the Batman craze going with the release of the animated adaptation of Frank Miller's 1986 classic The Dark Knight Returns on Blu-ray and DVD. This story is set in a future where super heroes have been forced into retirement by both society and the government and Gotham has been overrun by Mutants.
"...it’s been a decade since Bruce Wayne hung up his cape, following most of the other superheroes who had been forced into retirement. Facing the downside of middle age, a restless Bruce Wayne pacifies his frustration with race cars and liquor – but the bat still beckons as he watches his city fall prey to gangs of barbaric criminals known as The Mutants.
The return of Harvey Dent as Two-Face finally prompts Wayne to once again don the Dark Knight’s cowl, and his dramatic capture of the villain returns him to crime-fighting – simultaneously making him the target of law enforcement and the new hope for a desolate Gotham City. Par…

Two possible names emerge for the third The Hobbit film!

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It was announced today that The Hobbit would be split into three films, but it appears that more news is already beginning to surface for the new film. At the moment a summer 2014 release is being looked at for the film. More excitingly, Fusible has uncovered two possible names that will be used for the third The Hobbit film. The film has already purchased two domain names for each of the films; TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney.com and TheHobbitThereandBackagain.com. But now they have purchased several other domains through MarkMonitor. The domains are: 

http://whois.domaintools.com/desolationofsmaug.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/riddlesindark.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/thedesolationofsmaug.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/thehobbitdesolationofsmaug.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/thehobbitriddlesindark.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/thehobbitthedesolationofsmaug.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/thehobbittheriddlesinthedark.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/theriddlesint…

Harry Potter and The Ten Years Later. Great web series of Harry as an adult! [video]

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If you ever wondered what really happened after Harry Potter defeated Lord Voldemort and evil was put to rest then the web series Harry Potter and The Ten Years Later is just what you are looking for. Created by Furious Molecules, this seven part web series will show fans what life was really like for Harry and the gang after they left Hogwarts behind them. Things are a bit different than the cheery ending we saw written by J.K. Rowling, but after you finish watching the series you won't mind one bit. With Harry trying to cope with everyday life, Ginny longing to have a baby, Hermione throwing responsibility to the wind, Ron living on his own in the woods, and a possible new enemy trying to emerge, this series is shaping up to be a hilarious story that no Harry Potter fan should miss. Be sure to check Furious Molecules' youtube page every Friday for a new video!
Watchers should be warned that these videos are NSFW (Not Safe For Work) as they contain strong language and sugges…

The Hobbit officially becomes three films!

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For some time now we have been hearing rumors that Peter Jackson has wanted to extend The Hobbit into three films. Jackson even hinted at this during San Diego Comic Con. But now all the rumors and all the guessing can finally come to an end. Peter Jackson has officially released a letter to fans on his Facebook page addressing the issue. Lets take a look at what Peter Jackson had to say to his fans and fans of the franchise.

"It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently Fran, Phil and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the first movie - and a large chunk of the second. We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life.  All of which gave rise to a simple question: do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as t…

Nintendo "Call Me Maybe" parody - Swapnote Me Maybe [video]

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It's that time again! Time for another "Call Me Maybe" parody. This time it comes from the Nintendo fan group "StreetPass Arizona". When the Nintendo 3DS debuted, fan groups starting forming all over the country to take advantage of the StreetPass feature and to gather Nintendo fans for some 3DS fun. This particular parody is titled "Swapnote Me Maybe" after the popular Nintendo messaging program Swapnote. It is sung by Ellie Rae Wolf and has original lyrics created by Tyeforce. The original lyrics make this parody unique and fun for all 3DS gamers in the know. Enjoy!


Source: Kotaku

The Really Average Spider-Man

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Ever wonder what life would be like for Spider-Man if there was no villains out there for him to defeat of super hero teams for him to join? This fantastic comic shows you just that! Take a look at "The Really Average Spider-Man" as he sings his everyday activities to his own theme song. I am not currently sure who created this but it is brilliant and we need more!


Source: 9gag

Stan Lee weighs in on the Gwen Stacy vs Mary Jane debate with Spider-Man fans. [video]

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With the release of The Amazing Spider-Man the debate among Spider-Man fans whether Peter should be with Gwen Stacy or Mary Jane Watson has reached another high. Well, Stan Lee himself is throwing his thoughts into the ring by saying "Who cares!". His advice to fans is to get out there and get your own girl and to, "Get a life. Be happy. 'Nuff said." Well said, Stan.

Source: Twitter - @TheRealStanLee