We Review: Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7

The Lego series of games have been coming at us at a fairly steady pace, and the latest one completes the latter half of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter story. The game follows the movies far more closely than it does the books, but does it do a decent job of it? The ultimate goal of any review is to answer the question “is it worth spending money on?” Let’s find out.

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8-Year-Old Juliet Sings Her First Hardcore Song

Juliet is a long-haired 8-year-old from Brisbane, Australia. She loves her little Dachshund and her tropical fish, and at that age, loves nothing more than to sing about them.

With help from a producer friend, Juliet’s mother recorded her child playing about with her pet and toys, and timed the video to a piece of heay metal music. The results are violent and adorably cute. Check out My First Hardcore Song below.

Juliet’s music video has been viewed over 18 million times on YouTube, her single is available on iTunes, and the tiny rocker even has her own range of t-shirts.

[via Times Live]

We Review: Quarrel

Thanks to the ambiguous nature of the English language, a quarrel could be an angry dispute or a bolt fired out of a crossbow. It also happens to be the name of a rather interesting word-based strategy game that was initially released only for iOS devices in 2011. While there can be no Quarrel amongst Android and PlayStation 3 owners, (for they haven’t received the game on their platform) Scottish developers Denki sought fit to bring the fight to the Xbox Live Arcade.

Having played a variety of wordy games on Android—Wordsmith, Wordfeud, Word Search, Word2yourmother*—I eagerly jumped at the chance of playing Risk-meets-Scrabble in Quarrel. The war of words continues after the jump.

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Ooh Aah. Hello.

Matthijs Vlot has become the darling of the supercut world. Vlot mashed together a multitude of scenes from other movies to create two of most cheerful mashups that you’ll see on the Internet today (if you haven’t seen them already that is). In Hello, he sources dialogue from a variety of films and syncs it to Lionel Richie’s love song of the same name. And in Ooh Aah, he uses exclamations from other film and cartoon characters to add to Meg Ryan’s fake orgasm scene from “When Harry Met Sally”. See Vlot’s masterful supercuts after the jump.

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The Page Turner

Joseph Herscher from Brooklyn New York likes to build rube goldberg machines. In his latest long-winded contraption, he shows you how to turn the page of a newspaper, the Joseph Herscher way. It’s a 19-step process that even involves agitating a hamster. Have a look at The Page Turner below.

[via PS3ZA]

Pretty Paint Explosions by Nick Knight

If there is anything we have learned from the likes of Nuit Blanche, Alexandre Farto, and Alan Sailer, it is that explosions can looks very beautiful. Fashion photographer Nick Knight hammers the point home in a series of photos that he took in 2005. What look like colourful abstract flowers are in fact paint explosions.

Have a look at Knight’s small set of pretty paint explosions after the jump.

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We Review: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

The Legend of Zelda is one of the most beloved action RPG franchises out there, and usually for good reason, among them being that it was one of the first console action RPGs in existence. The latest Legend of Zelda game, Skyward Sword, is the second Zelda title for the Wii, and the first of these titles that was made exclusively for the Wii (the prior, excellent title, Twilight Princess, had a simultaneous Gamecube release). Is Skyward Sword the best Zelda game out there? The worst? Let’s find out.

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Why This Kolaveri Di: The Tanglish “Soup” Song

Translated from Tamil, “Why this kolaveri di” means “Why this murderous rage, girl?” The song is taken from the sountrack to an upcoming Tamil film and is performed by playback singer Dhanush. What is more interesting than the quirky title is the tongue that Dhanush sings the song in — Tanglish, a mixture of English and Tamil. Why This Kolaveri Di is also called the Soup song, where soup is Tamil slang for young men who fail at romantic relationships.

The music video has been viewed over 38,000,000 times on YouTube! For more about the song and its history, Wikipedia has all the details.

[thanks Salma!]

No Budget Sci-Fi: “Archetype” by Aaron Sims

You may recall Jesús Orellana’s ROSA and wonder who else may have made amazing, no-budget short films. In his labour of love, conceptual artist Aaron Sims explores the trope of ridiculously human robots. His 7-minute sci-fi short, Archetype, mixes CGI and live action to tell the story of RL7, a bi-pedal battle machine that starts acting outside the parameters of its programming.

RL7 is an eight-foot tall combat robot that goes on the run after malfunctioning with vivid memories of once being human. As its creators and the military close in, RL7 battles its way to uncovering the shocking truth behind its mysterious visions and past.

I’m sure that was the creator’s intention, but Archetype certainly leaves me wanting more. Here’s hoping Sims can find the funding he needs to complete the project.

[via Live for Films]

The World Covers Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then cockney-twanged singer Adele should feel exalted. Her single “Rolling in the Deep” has reportedly been covered over 350,000 times on YouTube! Luc Bergeron has created a music video for “Rolling in the Deep” containing clips of other YouTube users singing “Rolling in the Deep”.

Bergeron gathered together 71 of best attempts to create his mashup, “World Covers – Rolling In The Deep”. Check it out below.

[via Huffington Post]

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