This is Your Future

This is the future, according to the movies. In an effort similar to the infographic, YouTube user Eclectic Method stitches together scenes from your favourite sci-fi films to create a supercut of what our future might look like, from shining examples of human ingenuity to the dire effects of global warming, precognitive cops to rogue androids, to hoverboards and futuristic high-tops.

It’s a utopian dream, a dystopian nightmare, and everything in between. Have a look at The Future below.

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We Review: Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

The Kingdom Hearts series is an ongoing collaboration between Disney and Square Enix, and features characters from both the Disney and Square franchises. The latest in a series with increasingly bizarre names is subtitled Dream Drop Distance. I take up my trusty Keyblade to batter some enemies around and see what this game is all about.

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HP Scanjet Sings “Somebody That I Used to Know” in This Old School Computer Remix

There are many many covers and parodies of Gotye’s unavoidable track “Somebody That I Used to Know”, so much so that the singer himself created a supercut, stitching together over 100 YouTube fan clips.

It would have been the cover to end all covers had it not been for YouTube user bd594 who recreates the song using an unlikely band of musicians. Watch as a troupe of hard drives and oscilloscopes provides the bassline and an HP Scanjet 3C stands in for the vocalists in this old school computer remix of “Somebody That I Used to Know”.

[via @nxtrms]

We Review: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Transformers: War for Cybertron was surprisingly good. It bucked the trend that movie tie-in games were invariably crap. That’s because it wasn’t a tie-in at all. Developers High Moon Studios based their 2010 big bot adventure on the home world of Cybertron where the Autobots and Decepticons were in the midst of a civil war. The two leaders are polar opposites, the optimist prime versus the negatron you could say, but their actions together brought about big trouble to Cybertron.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron follows on from the events of previous title, where the Autobots are desperate to find a way off the dying planet. Optimus has commissioned the creation of a giant lifeboat upon which he and the remaining Autobots would evacuate. The Decepticons not only want to disrupt the Autobots but have some other plans in the making. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron tells the stories around this desperate tug-of-war contest. See how it unfolds after the jump.

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Drug-Induced Self-Portraits by Bryan Lewis Saunders

Some of us are fairly aware how drugs can alter our perception of the world. Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders took this to the extreme in an experiment where he ingested a different drug every day and then drew a picture of himself.

Since 1995 Saunders has been drawing daily self-portraits but it wasn’t until 2001 when he introduced drugs into his system and his art. He believes the 45-day experiment may have caused some slight brain damage and that the drugs made him look really ugly. From the colourful childish influences of marijuana to the calming effects of Ambien to monstrous world of bath salts, have a look at how the different chemicals in the drugs altered Saunders’ perception of self.

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We Review: Wizorb

We’ve seen some fairly strange video game genre mashups happen, and they’ve had various amounts of success. Just when I think they couldn’t jam more genres together, the folks at Tribute Games manage something I’ve not seen before: the mixup of an Arkanoid game with an 8-bit RPG. Does it work? Let’s find out.

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Gallagher Smash!

American comedian Gallagher has a penchant for glitter and destruction. Shot on a Phantom Miro and set to the tune of Bijoux by Caribou, the super slow-motion video shows Gallagher doing what he does (second) best — smashing watermelons with his trademark wooden mallet, the Sledge-O-Matic. Beware though, seeing a topless 66-year-old wielding a fiery mallet cannot be easily unseen.

The video was shot by the creatives at Fiction.

[via Gizmodo]

We Review: Darksiders 2

I loved the first Darksiders. From the whodunnit storyline, to the dungeon crawling, to the hacks and slashes, the experience was surprising as it was thrilling. I am a man of simple needs and when I heard that a sequel was in development, I would have been extremely happy to play one with mechanics similar to the first, just with a different character. But without change there is no progress as some people would say. And in Darksiders 2, Vigil Games were not horsing around when they added wholly new gameplay elements to the mix. Do these new elements dilute the experience? Do they welcome new types of players to the game but alienate others? Does bigger mean it’s better? Let’s dance with Death and find out.

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