BRUH! WHERE WAS THIS WHEN I WAS A KID! I had to use my hands like it was a baby’s toy! Anyway, this was done for a pretty good cause, though. A group of hackers at Hackerloop wanted to level the Nerf-fighting playing field for Nicholas Huchet, an individual who didn’t have a full arm, by building him a custom Nerf blaster prosthetic with the ability to automatically fire a projectile by simply contracting his forearm muscles. According to the Medium post, Hackerloop’s Valentin Squirelo chronicled the build in great detail, which included the use of custom 3D-printed parts, Arduino-based electronics, some electromyography sensors that could detect muscle movements, and — of course — a couple of hard-to-find Nerf Swarmfire blasters (hint: the blasters’ round design was VERY optimal for the build). Continue reading “Some Hackers Built a Prosthetic Nerf Blaster That Fires by Flexing Your Arms!”
Since its debut onto the tabletop gaming scene in 2008, Pandemic has been one of the biggest board games in the world, which is fitting when it’s about saving the world from aggressive worldwide diseases. Now that the game is about to celebrate the big 1-0, it’s getting a special edition re-release in a big-ol’ metal box chock-filled with brand new cards and miniature figures. This special … Continue reading It Looks Like ‘Pandemic’ is Getting a Pretty Awesome 10th Anniversary Edition…
When one door closes, another one opens. After the bankruptcy and closure of the popular and long-lasting toy retail store Toys ‘R’ Us this past month, it meant that the brand’s long-time mascot and spokes-animal, Geoffrey the Giraffe, was forced to step away from is lifelong gig. Thankfully, Geoffrey isn’t taking his newly-open schedule lying down, as he’s recently picked up a new pastime and career in the squared-circle down in the Sunshine State. Continue reading “Geoffrey, the Toys ‘R’ Us Giraffe, Entered A Royal Rumble, Fought A Vampire & Amazon Prime…”
For their upcoming June 11, 2018 issue, TIME magazine created a very spectacular, expertly-coordinated exhibition by using 958 illuminated quadcopters (or “drones,” which is what the cool kids are calling them) hovering along the evening sky and framed resemble TIME’s traditional cover layout. Enjoy the above “so THAT’S how they did that” video that showcases the process, as well as the full write-up and photos … Continue reading So, HOW Did TIME Magazine Create Their New Cover with 958 Quadcopters?
If you, like myself, are still reeling from the events of Avengers: Infinity War, then this new trailer from Marvel for the upcoming Ant-Man & The Wasp film should help remind you how much fun, comedic and energetic the Marvel Cinematic Universe films can be. In case you’re wondering, this Ant-Man sequel, directed by Peyton Reed, takes place AFTER the events of Captain America: Civil … Continue reading New Trailer for ‘Ant-Man & The Wasp’ Has Arrived!
As a noted life-long fan of Sonic the Hedgehog, I must say that the new animated web series Sonic Mania Adventures nails the tone of the game Sonic Mania. While SEGA is keeping the train named Sonic Mania rolling with upcoming enhanced release of Sonic Mania Pluslater this summer, they’re also releasing a five-part series of animated shorts, and episode one is currently out on YouTube. Continue reading “Watch “Sonic Mania Adventures.” Now. Like, RIGHT NOW!!!”
Over at the Sea of Thieves subreddit, where Rare — the game’s developer — have been taking feedback and suggestions from the game’s community, someone asked Rare for a day one patch. While games receiving day one patches is a (sometimes unfortunate) normal thing nowadays to iron out some issues and add features upon a game’s release, this was something VERY different. Reddit user Jefabell wasn’t requesting an update to fix the game, but an actual patch with the number one on it for people’s game avatars to wear. So, Rare took the suggestion and made it a reality. Oh dear God; what have we done? Continue reading “‘Sea of Thieves’ Gets a LITERAL Day One Patch; We See You, Rare…”