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Beatbox Brilliance by Tom Thum

From Brisbane, Australia, beatbox extraordinaire Tom Thum usually plies his trade in clubs and seedy bars but made an appearance at a TEDx talk in Sydney recently. From the sounds of the didgeridoo to the tabla and thumping techno music, Thum takes the audience on a journey across the continents and throughout sound itself. It’s a wonderfully vocal trip. Check it out below.

[via Colossal]

We Review: Deadpool

Deadpool is everyone’s favourite “Merc with a mouth” and all-around anti-hero. If you’re not already aware of his existence in Marvel’s X-Men universe, you’ve got a lot of catching up to do, and a lot to look forward to. In any event, Deadpool now gets his very own video game courtesy of High Moon Studios. But is Deadpool all talk and no action? Or vice versa? Or verse vica? Let’s find out.

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San Francisco’s fog is almost as iconic as the city’s Golden Gate Bridge. The foggy weather—a blanket of coastal low-lying clouds—drifts in mainly during the summer months, and has captured the attention of photographer Simon Christen. Over the course of two years, Christen spent many an early morning hiking up to the Marin Headlands, a hilly area with expansive views of the Bay Area.

A collection of his favourite shots, the short film Adrift is Christen’ love letter to the fog of San Francisco. It’s quite magical, check it out below.

[via Mashable]

These Giraffes are Magnificent Divers

With their rather unusual shape and gait, giraffes aren’t seen as the most graceful of creatures. In 5m80, Nicolas Devaux from animation studio Cube Creative shows a lesser known fact about giraffes: their love for platform diving. Watch these even-toed ungulates in flight, performing magnificent dives with a great degree of difficulty and pike.

[via Luc Bergeron]

We Review: The Last of Us

Naughty Dog hardly needs no introduction to the PS3 gamer. The much-loved creators of the Uncharted franchise has been thrilling audiences with the derring-do antics of Nathan Drake since 2007. To date, the Uncharted franchise has sold over 13 million copies and Naughty Dog has garnered a number of accolades, including over 200 “Game of the Year” awards for 2009’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

Four years later, and Naughty Dog is back in the spotlight, but this time Nathan Drake isn’t laying waste to the population of a small country. The Last of Us is a new IP that takes us in a different direction, to a much darker time and place. With Naughty Dog’s track record, there is little risk of getting a clunker, so the pertinent question should be, “Just how *good* is The Last of Us?” Find out after the jump.

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We Review: Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The Animal Crossing series, which started in 2001 on the Gamecube, has its first outing on the 3DS as New Leaf. The game takes a number of new directions with New Leaf, with many of the decisions being put into your hands. I packed my bags and went to go stay in the new town for a while to see what being Mayor is like.

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We Review: Remember Me

Neo-Paris. 2084. Privacy is a thing of the past, and personal memories are commodities that can be bought and sold in the open. Frighteningly, they can be stolen, or even altered by memory hunters. Not only are they able to remix memories, they are also elite fighters who can kick the cheese out of your croissant in 50,000 ways. Parisian game developers, DONTNOD Entertainment, attempt to connect these intriguing ideas together in their début action-adventure beat-em-up, Remember Me. Are the memories worth it, or should we be asking for a mind wipe?

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Bloody Norah! This Jet Bicycle is Ridiculous

You thought Wile E. Coyote was crazy for attaching a pair of ACME rocket-powered roller skates to his feet. Colin Furze is a tad bonkers too. A plumber by day, hobbyist inventor by night, Furze had a few screws loose when he created “Norah”. Using pulsejet technology, the mad inventor fitted the pulse jet onto a rickety ladies bicycle, transforming Norah into one hot bike! Watch as the world’s most dangerous bicycle fires into action and blasts the maniacally-laughing Furze down the road at 50 mph.

[via @Mallix]

We Review: The Night of the Rabbit

Once upon a time when the world was a more magical place and everything was an adventure to behold…do you remember? You don’t? Come…take my hand. I’ll show you.

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Mean Streets: Russian Dashcams Show Escapes in the Nick of Time

Driving in Russia can be hazardous and so commonplace that a separate genre of YouTube clips has sprung forth. Some are horrible car accidents and you don’t want to look, but you know you’re going to. On a positive note, in this (still terrifying) dashcam compilation, the majority of the people managed to escape death just in the nick of time.

[via Blacknotes]