I was one of the 52,020 people in attendance at the 30th annual WWE Royal Rumble at the Alamodome in my hometown of San Antonio, Texas this past Sunday night (following an excellent 3-day excursion through PAX South 2017), and overall the show was very entertaining with a few surprises. One pleasant surprise was the method of which some WWE Superstars made their way to the ring when their number in the Royal Rumble match came up. Continue reading “#RememberTheRumble? #RememberTheRumbleCart!”
Have you ever wonder what would happen if some of our favorite buildings became cartoons and were able to stand up and walk around? Designer and illustrator Michael William Lester has taken 20 architectural landmarks from around the world (from the Coltejer building to Wembley Stadium and One Central Park) and brought them to life in a series of animated GIFs. Plus, they’re so ADORABLE! Continue reading “The Adorable Animated GIFs That Brings Landmark Buildings to Life”
Here in the good ‘ol US-of-A (or ANYWHERE that’s NOT Japan), it’s pretty difficult for pinball machines to compete with the advanced visuals of computer and home gaming consoles. It’s probably safe to say that VR isn’t helping things either, but what MIGHT help is the addition of an interactive element that would let players design their own tables. Enter artists Jérémie Cortial and Roman Miletitch, who’ve found an interesting method to make pinball great (and relevant) again. Continue reading “Live Your Dream of Designing Pinball Tables with this Drawable Pinball Machine!”
I’m both very happy and very confused that this has become a thing. It’s one of those things that can only happen on the internet and makes you debate on whether you should laugh or groan in anguish over its absurdity. Ladies and gentlemen, late last year, a new, special Twitter account was born, @WWESubway, which features a series of reaction GIFs taken from the professional wrestling world, and applied to every/anything that could happen to you at a Subway. We finally did it, folks; everyone can go home… Enjoy. Continue reading “Why @WWESubway is the Perfect Wrestling GIF Account…”
Japan’s King Jim has found a clever way to make its Portabook XMC10 laptop even smaller than the smallest Macbook available. The ultra-compact laptop—powered by Windows 10 with a 2.4GHz Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of flash storage and an 8-inch display— but the most interesting feature is the 12-inch folding keyboard. Yes, a 12-inch keyboard THAT FOLD so it can be stored with it’s computer with ONLY an 8-inch display. Like, WHOA! Continue reading “Here’s a 12″ Keyboard inside an 8″ Laptop. YAY MATH!”
What you see above is a video courtesy of the small-scale engineering outfit Force Dynamics shows a Grand Theft Auto V gaming session played using a seat designed to transmit motion feedback. What this reactive platform does, is turn one of the rides on Los Santos’ roller coaster from a passive side activity to something like those motion-feedback VR rides in amusement park. Continue reading “This Hydraulic Rig Turns GTA V Into an Awesome Theme Park Ride”
Okay everyone, it’s been well over a month since Back to the Future Day back in October, and we all know this truth by now: the 2015 predicted in Back to the Future: Part II did NOT happen in real-life (not exactly, anyway). I mean, we have spec and expensive demonstrations of hoverboard devices, Nike has developed working self-“lacing” shoes, and we got Google Glass. However, there’s no Jaws sequel, no dehydrating (and growing) pizzas, and the Chicago Cubs couldn’t get past the American League Championship Series to make it to the World Series (however, that does mean NO Biff’s Pleasure Palace, so….yay?). But that’s OK, we — and by “we,” I mean PistolShrimps — can just change the past by re-editing Back to the Future Part II to include things that DID happened in the year 2015. Continue reading “‘Back to the Future: Part II’ Expertly Edited, Showing the REAL 2015”
As someone who has played Barkley Shut Up And Jam on the Genesis, I was pleasantly surprised by the indie game that took the lore (as much lore as a street basketball game can have) and added a Japanese RPG flare. This resulted in the popular Barkley Shut Up And Jam: Gaiden. After learning of a sequel being funded through Kickstarter (and its subsequent release date of early 2016), I was intrigued to find any new information on the game. A few weeks ago at PAX Prime in Seattle, a playable version was shown and here’s what we have to go by now.
Before hitting the break, the actual FULL TITLE of Barkey 2 is this:
The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 – Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie – Chapter 2 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa
Got that? Don’t worry; I’ll be referring to it as “Barkley 2” from here on in.
Continue reading “Barkley 2 Gets Even More Bizzare & Absurd With Turn-Based Basketball…”
Apparently, one of the job requirements listed on every working position at Pixar is that EVERYTHING that your create MUST be cute and adorable. Technical Director Alonso Martinez made use of this alleged job requirement (that I’m alleging) by designing and building this little robot named Mira. And yes, seeing this robot play peek-a-boo is probably the cutest thing you’ll see on the internet, until something involving a dog, cat or small child comes up — in other words, just wait 15 seconds… Continue reading “Pixar Employee Built an Adorable Robot that plays Peek-a-Boo”