If you’ll recall, last year I reviewed Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 and gave it a great score, praising the gameplay as well as the way that the game covered the details of the story. This year, we have the sequel to the game, titled Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations. I fought through hordes of shinobi to bring you this review, so I hope you appreciate the blood I shed for you, dear readers.
When British photographer Martin Usborne was a child, he was left alone in a car. Although it wasn’t for very long, the experience clearly stayed in his memory. In his photo series, Dogs in Cars, Usborne explores those childhood feelings of fear and loneliness.
Usborne didn’t happen to find and photograph dogs stuck in cars. These aren’t incidental images, the scene was set up and the dogs were placed in the cars. Like children, it’s easy to see the look of vulnerability on the faces of the dogs. See a few of the photos from Usborne’s Dogs in Cars after the jump.
The interactive Scale of the Universe shows us how minuscule and gargantuan elements in our universe can be. But just how do we go about measuring the distances from the Earth to these celestial bodies? This charming animated short from the Royal Observatory Greenwich answers that question, explaining the concepts with easy, familiar analogies.
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Ravishankara set up six Canon DSLR cameras that shot three-second exposures to create the time-lapse video of Coro as he painted a wall for a labour-intensive 10 hours. He then melded the footage of the ever-evolving painting with real-time video of Aesop Rock reclining against the wall on which Coro painted the mural (read the specifics of the production process here).
Zero Dark Thirty is taken from Aesop Rock’s forthcoming album, Skelethon. Check out the music video below.
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The Pokémon franchise is perhaps one of the most successful video game brands out there (Ed: correction—second most successful, behind Mario), and the name Pikachu is pretty much synonymous with Pokémon as a whole. The latest spin-off from the main series, PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, is more an RPG platform game that features Pokémon, rather than a true Pokémon game. Let’s take a romp in the PokéPark to find out what it’s all about. Continue Reading →
Watch as popular superhero characters from TV, film, and video games drop in from dizzying heights to make their grand entrance.
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In their latest three-minute medley, cdza (short for Collective Cadenza) pays tribute to the art of whistling.
While the other band members, Evan Shinners and Michael Thurber, play the keys and strings, Eric Rivera whistles through 26 songs, starting off in early 1914 with Lieutenant F. J. Ricketts’ popular marching tune. Other highlights along the way include Ennio Morricone’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, The Bangles’ 1986 hit “Walk Like An Egyptian”, and Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks”.
Have a listen to the History of Whistling over the past 98 years.
Find the full set list after the jump.
South Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee (may have forgotten to pay his hosting fees) assumes the roles of an osteologist in his series of sculptures where he imagines what may lie beneath the skins of famous cartoon characters.
In Animatus, Lee uses a combination of real animal bones and synthetic ones to create anatomical structures of Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck, Goofy, Roadrunner, Wile E. Coyote, and others. The skeletal remains of the characters are surprisingly easy to identify, have a look at them after the jump.
While it may not be as complex as some other Rube Goldberg machines, Melvin the Mini Machine is at least portable.
Created by Eindhoven design studio HEYHEYHEY, Melvin extends across two suitcases and was built to rubber-stamp a friendly message onto a postcard and affix a postage stamp so that the postcard is ready to send. Watch as Melvin uses a bow a tie, a smoking pipe, a mouse trap, a choo choo train, and ever so tiny porcelain clogs to make the simple task necessarily complex and thoroughly amusing.
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It’s a thankless job being a sentry at the Aperture Science facility. One such turret wants a better life and uses its strangely melodic voice to express its dreams. Have a listen as it sings in the style of Beyoncé in If I Were A Core.
The music video was created by Portal fan and graphics designer Harry Callaghan. His other musical experiments include a witty introduction to Aperture and a song by everyone’s favorite personality core, Wheatley. See those two music videos after the jump.