Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Awesome slip and slide is awesome

Some bros (just being bros) in Utah, put together what looks like the sweetest slip and slide jump thingy ever made by man.

Not content to build a ridiculously giant slide and jump, these bros rigged a pulley system powered by a truck to launch people at maximum velocity about 120 feet into the air. How no one got killed doing this is a miracle. Of course I want to do it sooooo bad. Someone get me a river, a pulley, a bunch of alcohol and maybe some bikini girls (I'm pretty sure they're important to the process) and a Toyota Tacoma asap.

Links Assemble

A Plausible But Totally Insubstantiatable Avengers Spoiler. Everyone's a Skrull. Just kidding, the rumor revolves around a IMDB listing that may or may not be acurate. I'm guessing it's not, if for no other reason because of who the actor/actress is, but to each their own.

Draining you balls at Dragon Con. Dragon Con has a rep for being one of the more, hmmm how to put it, "adult" conventions on the nerd circuit. These craigslist ads don't really contradict that reputation.

The 8 best reactions to Gizmodo's OKCupid Article. To sum up: a woman writes an article for Gizmodo talking about a date she went on. The guy was a huge geek and she complained about him not mentioning that in his on-line profile. Turns out A LOT of geeks read gizmodo and took offense.

PAX saw all sorts of rad Cosplayers. The cosplay at PAX was pretty good this year, but I didn't feel like scouring tumblr and flickr for pictures. Which was a good call because destructoid did it for me.

George Lucas can't stop, won't stop.

When Lucasfilm announced that they'd be releasing a new Star Wars blu ray set there was a lot of web speculation about which version of the original trilogy would be included, the original trilogy of the 1997 special editions. Turns out what we're really getting is the 2011 blu ray editions because he can't stop tinkering with these movies. take it away io9.

George Lucas is not satisfied with turning the puppet Yoda in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace into a CG creation. Or just fixing some of the wonky lightsabre effects in the original trilogy. He's going a bit further.

Most of the changes are stupid. Like digitally enhancing the blinking of the ewoks (I shit you not), or having R2D2 hide behind a rock.

So far all the changes I've seen are so minor I have no idea why he's doing them. He's just trolling the net nerds right? I mean there's no way he's up all night obsessing over how the Ewok's blinking looks fake. He's either a dick or clinically insane, at this point I don't think there's a middle ground.

Our friends at ToplessRobot have video for a lot of the changes.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

7 hours with Jennifer Lawrence

Here's a bit of a sneak peak at one of the behind the scenes extras on the upcoming X-Men:First Class DVD. It's a behind the scenes look at the 7 hours of make up Jennifer Lawrence had to go through to play Mystique in the couple of scenes where she was all naked and blue.

Yes, Jennifer Lawrence naked and blue. No pandering going on here.

Who said it? Captain America or God?

If I read my teaparty leaflet correctly over 115% of all Americans identify themselves as Christians. As such you'd think we'd be able to tell the difference between a Bible verse and a quote from Captain America. We'll you'd be wrong.

A survey conducted on behalf of the American Bible Society found that 63 percent incorrectly believed that a verse found in 2 Corinthians was actually a quote from either Martin Luther King Jr., former President George W. Bush, or the patriotic superhero, Captain America.

The verse in question was 2 Corinthians 4:8, which in the Contemporary English Version reads, "We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don't know what to do, we never give up."

To be fair to America, 2 Corinthians 4:8 isn't John 3:16 or anything. I can see attributing that quote to someone like MLK jr or Cap. It's got a patriotic/civil rights tone to it. I'd be more worried if we start attributing Captain America quotes to the Bible. Especially something from the Cap Wolf storyline.

Although If I had to put a Captain America quote in the bible (wow, this post went off the rails fast) I think it would be this panel from The Infinity Gauntlet #4.

The Drawing Tablet of my Dreams*

I've been wanting to get a new digital drawing tablet for the last couple years now. The one I have is ridiculously old (it works with a serial port). But it seems like every time I get ready to buy one I end up blowing all my cash on frivolous stuff like diapers and car seats. Well guess what Logan? You better learn to hold it in because the new Wacom Inkling looks totally boss.

The Inkling works both as a traditional pen and as a drawing tablet. It comes with it's own special ball-point pen and portable receiver. Just place the receiver at the top of any piece of paper the receiver records all your pen strokes. It's the best of both worlds. At the end of the day plug the receiver in to your computer and you can upload your sketches as either a traditional image format or as a vector illustration. It even has a button for adding layers onto your picture. It's expected to hit the shelves in late September for around $200.

Video of the Inkling in action after the jump

The cake is in another Castle

The uber geeks at are taking Super Mario Bros and giving Mario a portal gun. It's pretty awesome.

So far it looks like a pretty faithful adaption of Super Mario but I kinda hope they take a few liberties and throw in a few new goombas or maybe a couple new puzzles. I mean Mario isn't the hardest game in the world, adding a freakin' portal gun just makes things wildly unfair.

I've included a clip of the game in action after the jump.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Links to the Past

Read comics in Public Day is a thing now. I didn't get the memo, but August 28th was Read comics in public day. I instead celebrated watch 90210 reruns at home day. Spoiler: Donna Martin's attempted rapist was released from prison, oh no!

Why the super NES is the best console ever. This article could have just started and ended with Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

25 frightening photos of Hurricane Irene. Just because Irene wasn't the next Katrina doesn't mean it didn't destroy a bunch of stuff. Although it would have been cooler if that shark picture had been real.

Not cool best buy. A Best Buy in Howell NJ jacked up the price of bottled water a diabolical amount just before Hurricane Irene hit. Although to be fair to Best Buy, it was Monster Water. It has a much clearer sound than other bottled waters.

Gearbox pulls the Oprah card at PAX

Reason #2476 on why I need to get out of the house more: Gearbox gave free copies of Borderlands 2 to everyone who attended their panel at PAX. Add that to the rest of the PAX swag (like a cool Lego Warthog from Halo 4) and tickets practically pay for themselves. The convention center is maybe 20 minutes from my house and as it turns out I knew a ton of people who went. I really have no excuse for not going. Ok I have one, his name is Logan, but he's almost 2 and it's about time he hits up a couple nerdy conventions.

After the jump (I really love typing that) is the teaser for Borderlands 2. I never got around to playing the first one even though it looked hella fun. What can I say, why play a cool new game when you can prestige on Black Ops for like the 15th time?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Why is everything orange?

As I mentioned on Friday, I've been working on a site redesign for quite a while. Well, here it is. It's goofy, sort of ugly, didn't have all the functionality I was looking for, but somehow feels pretty much perfect. Even the stupid "sharing is sexy" tag at the bottom of each post works for me in a ridiculously ironic non-hipsterish sort of way.

So now that I've made the site like a thousand times awesomer (and oranger) I only ask of two things from you the super sexy reader (seriously, I'm going to start calling everything sexy).

  • share the blog with your friends. The facebook share tag at the bottom of each post takes like 2 clicks and about 5 seconds of your time. If you use stumble upon or digg even better. It's all there and it's just a click away.

  • click on an ad every once in a while. As you've probably already noticed there's an ad to the left. By the time every thing's said and done I'll probably have a couple more on the site. I'll try and keep them as unobtrusive as possible.

Deal? Deal.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Spider-Man > Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene wasn't all dead surfers and power outages, Spider-Man was hanging around too. Maybe it was just some guy dressed up as Spider-Man. I mean the reporter calls hims Spider-Man, I think it's Spider-Man.

In all seriousness, it's kind of hard to get people to take your action news team serious when you're all gore texed up, recommending people stay inside, while a couple frat dudes in flip flops are goofing around behind you (2:18).

Friday, August 26, 2011

Jonah's Arcade > Web Soup

From the failed TV pilot department, here's the failed TV pilot for Jonah's Arcade. It's another green screen clip show from the guys who produce the Soup and all the Soup rip-off shows (I miss you most The Dish!). They pitched this Video Game centric show to Comedy Central who, probably very wisely, passed. I mean, I liked the show. It's certainly 1,000 times better than Web Soup (sorry Chris Hardwick) but honestly no one's going to watch this on TV. Video game humor like this is probably best served on the interwebs.

Anyhoo watch the show, it's 19 minutes of NSFW hilarity, and come on back this weekend when I should get around to launching the new site design. If you catch me in the middle of uploading all the changes you'll be treated with awful formatting and links that go no where!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Comics are dying, let's start over

oh Stephanie Brown, I'll miss you most of all.

HeroComplex (which has an awful looking website, btw) has a very good article on the DC reboot, or the "New 52", as they're calling it. It's has a lot of quotes from Co-Publisher and fan-least-favorite Dan Didio plus other creative types that are working on the relaunch. It's probably the best article I've read on the subject since it was first announced. It has a some info and opinions that I think DC should have focused on sooner rather than later. As it is, it feels like they had this big idea and ran with it before they got their ducks in a row. Anyhoo, Here's the money quote.

"The truth is people are leaving anyway, they’re just doing it quietly, and we have been papering it over with increased prices,” DiDio said. “We didn’t want to wake up one day and find we had a bunch of $20 books that 10,000 people are buying.”

Amen brother. As a comic fan it sucks to admit this but comic books have become an ultra niche market and so far no crossover success (like the Dark Knight) has changed that. One look at the sales charts and you'll see the pattern, every book is down. All the time. Publishers have tried to fight the momentum by constant renumbering, but for every #1 that sells say 20,000 more copies than the previous Vol, they're stealing 1,000 readers from every other book they publish.

A lot of people think Digital comics will save the day and I hope they're right. The only way for Comic books to recapture the success they had just 15 years ago is to get books, digital or otherwise, into new readers hands. It's clear they've given up on traditional distribution methods, hopefully they can find a way to crack the digital code (which is much harder than say the konami code).

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Street Links '95

The Best and Worst SNES box art of all time. After reading this I feel like going to the used game shop by my house and spending about a thousand dollars on snes games.

27 girls dressed like R2D2 for Kenny Baker's Birthday. I had the option to run two different pictures here. The girl in the swimsuit or a picture of Kenny baker eating a hot dog while in the R2D2 shell. You're welcome mike.

The Toyota Camry is killing our dreams. Reliable boring cars are for suckers, every car I drove growing up felt like it was on the verge of exploding. Now that I drive a sensible econo-box I really miss that feeling.

10 songs that have been ruined forever by advertising. I can't hear the opening drums on Lust for Life without thinking of going on a cruise. I'm still undecided if that's really a bad thing. I mean have you been on a cruise? The food is awesome.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Busy Day

The Danger Girl Movie I didn't tell you about isn't happening.

Yesterday the internets were mildly abuzz that Kate Beckinsale, Sofia Vergara and Milla Jovavich had signed up to star in a Danger Girl movie. You remember the comic book Danger Girl right? It was like Indiana Jones meets James Bond except everyone had giant boobs. It was drawn by comics superstar J Scott Campbell, so the first seven issue run took about 2 1/2 years to publish (or in geek speak; slower than Joe Madureira faster than Rob Liefeld). The comic spawned a video game, and a cartoon pilot that was never picked up. It's not like it's Watchmen or anything but it's a pretty good comic. It's a fun read and while the art is apologetically cheesecakey it's still really dynamic and detailed, it fits the tone of the book perfectly.

The idea that some empty Hollywood suit would want to adapt it into a movie isn't that far fetched, in fact when you consider some of the comics that have been adapted to the big screen Danger Girl seems like a bit of a no brainer. Or at least it would have 11 years ago when the first vol. was still being published. But I digress, the real reason I've spent a paragraph and a half writing about this is because the internet is crazy, there is no movie and certainly no one has signed on to star in it.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Heroes in a half Links

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle robs a Wendy's. At first I couldn't believe he didn't rob a pizza hut, but what's that old saying? Don't poop where you eat.

The Hangover is a Simpsons episode, clearly. Proof that the Hangover is a complete rip off of The Simpsons episode Viva Ned Flanders... an episode that aired in 1999, and is one of the new "jerkass Homer" episodes that aren't as cool as the old Simpsons. Which means the Simpsons have "sucked" since 1999? wtf

Joe Namath tweets of wet cheerleaders. Can you believe there isn't a single picture on the internet of Diora Baird in a cheerleader outfit? So I went with Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs from Community. Oh yeah, and Joe Namath is a dirty old man.

25 ways to tell you're a kid of the 90s. Since my childhood sort of bridged the 80s and 90s I didn't get about half of these. Still, remember the Fresh Prince? Good times..

Sandra Lee swears, grabs her boobs

My wife loves Sandra Lee, not as much as Rachel Ray or Down Home with the Neelys but we have at least 2 Sandra Lee semi homemade cook books (woo hoo, peanut-Caribbean jerk chicken). I've always found her a bit creepy and stepfordish. Seeing her swearing and groping herself helps, I mean I won't leave the room when she comes on anymore but I'll probably read a book or something.

Polish Spider-Man is kinda douchey

Here's a nice little video of some guy dressed up as Spider-Man attacking people with silly string and twine. It's pretty cute.

More importantly it reminds me of this awful European prank show a friend of mine bought off a late night infomercial like 10 years ago. I wish I could remember what that show was called. It was European but it had this really quasi-japanese title like "Super Prank Hour" or "Hilarious Fun Pranks". The show was pretty standard hidden camera nonsense. Like a guy would pop out of a mail box and scare the baguette out of some poor Frenchman. Or some woman with big boobs would ask a dude for help with some sort of sexy results all while his wife/girlfriend would look on disapprovingly. It was all pretty much crap except for one gag.

Somehow they rigged a shower at a pool or health club or creepy euro bathhouse to spray fake blood. Oh my God, it was terrifying. Like one minute you're hanging with the dudes in the shower, getting your loofah on and the next minute you're just drenched in blood. Throw in some weird euro-pop playing the whole time and this laugh track that sounded like everyone was laughing in french and it was the most terrifying thing I've ever seen. Worse than Event Horizon or House Party 4.

I guess what I'm trying to say here is, nice try Polish Spider-Man.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Best Dad Ever

I have a mug that says #1 dad, but what I don't have is this kick ass youtube video of me waking up my kid with a squirt gun in 1st person shooter fashion.

Maybe when Logan's a couple years older I'll wake him up with some water balloon "frag grenades".

Friday, August 19, 2011

Because no one asked for it, Ghost Rider: Spirts of Vengence

Ghost Rider is one of the worst comic movies ever. Not because it's bad but because it's boring. I mean they have freaking Nic Cage as Ghost Rider, it should be filled with crazy fun yet it was lackluster in every way.

Hopefully the sequel is going to turn this bitch up to 11. It's directed by the 2 guys that did Crank so at the very least I expect Ghost Rider to nail his girlfriend in public.

Finishing games is for chumps

CNN recently had a report that 9 out of 10 gamers won't finish the game they're playing. That's a pretty high number, but when I thought about it, it sounds kind of right. Off the top of my head the last 10 games I've played are. Red Dead Redemption, Shadow Complex, Dead Space, Portal, Bioshock, Trials HD, Black Ops, Battlefield: Band of Brothers, Lego Harry Potter, and Tecmo Bowl: Throwback. Out of those 10 the only ones I've finished are Red Dead Redeption, Portal and Bioshock.

CNN goes on to talk about how busy the average gamer is these days and how short of attention spans we all have. When you think about it, it makes a lot of common sense. Even if you're a hard core or casual gamer are you really going to spend the 20+ hours to beat Red Dead Redemption or Mass Effect 2 when there are cool games coming out every week, especially around the holidays?

I guess the publishers don't care that much as long as you buy the game. But here's the thing, when Raptr (a company that tracks gameplay) reports back to Rockstar that 90 percent of people who bought Red Dead Redemption don't finish it, how's that going to effect the sequel? The logical conclusion is that it's only going to lead to shorter and shorter games, with an increased emphasis on multi-player. Why pay the money to develop a 40+ hour game when no one's around after the 10th hour?

Multiplayer is great, and I'm not going to rag on games with simple concepts. I love a good mindless multiplayer battle. It's just kinda sad to think that publishers might look at these numbers and think that we need more Call of Dutys and less Bioshocks.

World of Class Warfare

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
World of Class Warfare - Warren Buffett vs. Wealthy Conservatives
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This is for all my fiends with conservative parents. John Stewart just eviscerates a couple of new republican talking points. First, the idea that raising taxes on the rich is really class warfare and would have an insignificant impact on the federal budget. Second, that too many people in the US pay nothing at all in taxes and need to start paying their share.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
World of Class Warfare - The Poor's Free Ride Is Over
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Snoogins Links

Kevin Smith's Fans need a name. So far my favorites are the Ben Afflecks and The People Who Always Look Like They’re Going To Comic Con.

The Ego has landed. A real interesting article from an Irish newspaper about Robbie Keane's move to the US. Spoilers, they don't think much of the MLS.

64 Slices of American cheese and other meals from the Simpsons. Sadly one of the other 4 meals was not a Moon Waffle. Still 64 slices of cheese.. man that's gross.

I Judge you when you wear that Jersey. I can't believe I didn't write this. Not just cause soccer jersey's are totally in my wheelhouse but I couldn't agree more with the judgments here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

YAWN, new DC ad is zzzzzzz...

Here's a 30 second tv commercial produced by DC Comics to hype "The New 52". It sucks, and I'm guessing that it's going to be seen on more blogs talking about how much it sucks than it ever will on TV. Good job DC.

Super Papercraft Mario Bros.

Super geek Jeremiah Warren has faithfully recreated Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 using construction paper. It's pretty awesome.

True story, the first time I ever played Super Mario Bros. was at a 7-11 by my boat. I didn't have a nes or know anyone else that had one yet so I had no idea what the game was about. I died at the first mushroom guy not just once but all 3 lives. I had no idea what I was doing. It was the worst video game experience ever, so bad that I remember it vividly to this day.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

You win Battlefield 3

Please just take my money, I don't care how much you cost. I promise I'll take all my vacation and sick days when you come out.

Seriously this new Battlefield 3 footage is sick. The only thing that worries me about this is that they've added jets. I mean I get my ass whooped bad enough in Bad Company when someone actually knows how to use the choppers right, what the eff am I supposed to do against an F-15?

Knowing is half the Links

The Greatest Comic Book Cover blurbs. Why does the Punisher need a jet ski? And why am I the one renting it to him? So many questions.

20 Unaplogetically Awesome Tramp Stamps. I don't know, I think a couple of these need to apologize.

Boyd Crowder joined Cobra. Or more specifically Walton Goggins signed up to be in the GI Joe sequel. Am I crazy or does the next GI Joe movie have a good cast? Bruce Willis, the Rock, Ray Stevenson, the RZA.. ok maybe not.

Vegetable Jabba lords over your Sushi. As long as nothing on my plate looks like the sarlacc pit, I'm in.

Captain America on the Avengers set

Here's your underwhelming look at Chris Evans as Captain America on the set of The Avengers. I don't know here, I mean it's Joss Wheadon directing this thing so I can't imagine it's going to be all campy and goofbally but look at that costume. What's with the silver accents? And believe it or not I think the mask looks worse without the stupid little wings. Without them it just kinda looks like a scuba suit.

Anyway, The Avengers hits theaters summer of 2012 so I'm sure this is the first of a thousand posts that are like Zomg! check out Hawkeye's compound bow, that's totally not in character!

via buzzfeed

Lollipop Chainsaw sounds delicious

I'm totally asking for this game for Christmas or my birthday or fathers day or whatever holiday coincides with it's release. I think it would be hilarious for my wife to walk into a Gamestop, pick up the box and then be like "aw, hell no!".

Monday, August 15, 2011

reminder: Arkham City looks amazing.

Good Gravy, I can not wait to play this game. I'm not sure which I'm more excited for, this or Battlefield 3. Either way my son had better figure out how to change his own diaper and make his own dinner by then, cause daddy's going to be busy downstairs playing vids.

Captain Awesome, not that awesome.

God bless youtube, here's a guy dressed up like a homeless Captain America showing off his sheild skills versus a mortar shell. It doesn't end well. Actually for him it doesn't end well, for us it ends fantastically.

Friday, August 12, 2011

It's a slow day.

Replace Monty Python quotes with Simpsons/The Office quotes and this is exactly what my brain looks like. The comic books portion could be a little bigger too.

That's what she said!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wildcard! Links

the 10 most Vile Actions of the gang at Paddy's pub. If I ever finally cancel cable I'm going to miss this show the most. Just kidding, I'll torrent the hell out of it.

Fan protests Valve for Half-Life 3. I'm pretty sure this is the same thing they're protesting in England. I don't really watch the news.

Frank Darabont was fired from the walking dead. And here I was worried that AMC wasn't comitted to completely screwing over The Walking Dead.

The wrestling diva's guide to fantasy football tight ends. There's an easy "tight end" joke here, but I'm too angry they didn't include my favorite diva, Daffney, to even care.

Harold and Kumar do something again

Harold and Kumar go to White Castle is one of the stupidest funniest movies I've ever seen. Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanamo is one of the stupidest movies I've ever seen. If this pattern continues A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas will end up being one of the movies I've ever seen.

Damnit Hollywood

"I love this book so much, I'm making a movie that's totally different"

When I heard they were making a movie based on World War Z, the most excellent zombie book by Max Brooks, I was both excited and curious. The book has a very straightforward plot (worldwide zombie outbreak), but it utilizes a rather unique storytelling technique. If you haven't read it, the book isn't really a novel in the traditional sense, it's more of a collection of stories from the people that survived the zombie outbreak. Each story sort of adds another piece to the narrative and it's up to the reader to put everything together.

So how did the Producers decided to handle such a complex story? They didn't.

The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Enos plays Gerry’s wife Karen Lane; Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen.

(Via FilmDrunk)

BOOOOOOOOOO! So essentially, they're making Battlefield: Los Angeles but instead of Aliens it's zombies. Thanks for nothing.

Porn Parodies, how do they work?

True story, George Lucas once sent a cease and desist letter to a defense contractor over President Reagan's use of the term "star wars" in describing their space based laser system. Let that sink in a minute before you watch this Star Wars porn parody trailer, which BTW is WAY better looking than it has any right to be (Seriously, the special effects on Falling Skies are worse than this).

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

/shakes fist at capitalism

I've said this before, people in the past were idiots. Here's a news report from 1991 about the big super-nes backlash (which never existed). They do have a point though, why buy a kid a Super Nintendo when they already have a Nintendo. It's not even backwards compatible!

My favorite part is when the graphics department shrinks the reporter down so he's inside the F-Zero car. You know some nerd got a local emmy for that.

hot Iron Man on woman action

The creators of Superman, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, have been battling DC comics and Warner brothers in court over the ownership of Superman since the 1940s. The latest ruling had Warner Bros. scrambling to start filming the new Superman movie before they lost partial control of the movie rights. There's also rumor that part of DC comics superman reboot has to do with what aspects of the character they're going to be able to legally keep copyrighted.

Keep that in mind while checking out the above picture from the set of the new Iron Man XXX: An Extreme Comixxx Parody. I guess copyright infringement only matters as long as no one's doing it. Seriously, how is it this law exists and no one other than the porn guys take advantage of it? If I was Microsoft I'd start working on the iPhone XXX: a porn parody right now.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

North Korea Hacks the Gibson

Picture semi-unrelated

As one might expect from an economic powerhouse of it's size, North Korea has a lot going for it: roving blackouts, insane dictators, packs of wild dogs running loose in the streets. Now you can add to that list an elite squad of government backed super hackers.

Police in Seoul reported that five Korean hackers were arrested for breaking into the servers of popular South Korean online games, organizing an automated gold and equipment farming operation, and sending part of the profits to Kim Jong-Il’s North Korean government.

According to The New York Times, the full “hacking squad” consisted of around 30 people operating dozens of computers that automatically played games like Lineage and Dungeon and Fighter 24/7.

HAHAHAHAHHHAHAHA worst hackers ever, Lineage? Why not just hack the Tribes or Ultima Online servers?

What's that you say? Lineage is really popular overseas? Ok, I'll shut up now.

Police said the organizers of the squad may have made $6 million in less than two years by selling in-game points and equipment to legitimate players for cash. 55% of the proceeds went to the hackers, and some of the remainder went to Pyongyang.

According to police, “North Korean agencies, increasingly hamstrung by international sanctions, were exploring any new means to raise cash for Mr. Kim and prove their loyalty.”

Shockingly, North Korea denied everything and called the story “an invented conspiracy.”

via thedailywhat

If North Korea can make 6 million dollars by hacking Lineage servers there has got to be a way for Seal Team 6 to make some coin on the professional Call of Duty circuit. Think about it, we could close our national deficit and pound some nerds all at the same time. Who's with me?

Blown Away Links

The best of #Tom Haverford. It's almost criminal that Parks and Recreation has two of the best characters on TV (Tom Haverford and Ron Swanson) in one show. It's kinda like when Seinfeld had George Costanza and Kramer (except less racist).

Marvel teases a new Uncanny X-men and "4". I love Carlos Pacheco, so the fact that he's on X-Men and I don't have to look at Greg Land's tracings anymore is great. Still, more renumbering? My collection hates you marvel.

The 80s TV Sitcom Daughters guide to Fantasy Football Wide Receivers. Just like in the NFL the drop off from Elite (nicole eggert, alyssa milano) to bum is quick (staci keanan) and harsh (tina yothers).

10 cars we forgot existed. Forgot, half of these cars I never knew existed in the first place. BTW, tell me the Subaru XT didn't steal the Honda Preludes front end.


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