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AdamPFarnsworth

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I pretty much love everything RedLetterMedia does, but this is even better than I was expecting!

Here it is folks! The new trailer for "Space Cop" - To be released soon. When it's done. Starring internet legend Rich Evans. Produced by internet frauds Mike and Jay.

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ENVISIONED BY A COMPUTER: More than 300 new playable game areas were created with the Georgia Tech automatic-level generator. An artificially intelligent system watched gameplay video of Super Mario Brothers from streaming video (e.g. YouTube, Twitch) to learn how to design game levels, a first-of-its-kind approach.

http://www.news.gatech.edu/2015/06/24/georgia-tech-researchers-train-computer-create-games-watching-youtube

This is a very interesting read! Bring on Skynet! (To make video games for us)

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For years, we all believed that Harry Potter was the Chosen One, the one destined to save the wizarding world from Lord Voldemort, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. BUT, have we been duped? Is it possible that our lightning-bolted boy wonder isn't as special as we thought? What is there was ANOTHER Chosen One? What if it all boiled down to a coin flip? Then Harry Potter would just be an average kid. Maybe there's a universe out there where Harry should be THANKING Lord Voldemort...but I'll leave that to you to judge!

From MatPat, the creator of The Game Theorists comes a new YouTube Channel, The Film Theorists. It's a new channel, but there's already 8 videos on it. From Harry Potter to Jon Snow to How to Win an Academy Award, there's a lot of interesting stuff covered in these! I've posted the Harry Potter one, but I recommend you check out the others as well :)

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Nintendo's star character Mario has been in over 70 games. 70 GAMES!!! Which leads to the question, does the Super Mario series have a discernible timeline? Or are Mario games, like many have been led to believe, a random assortment of games with no attention paid to continuity. While this may ultimately be true, there ARE details in the Super Mario games that allow them to be pieced into a timeline order...and the implications of that are SHOCKING!

The blood line of Mario Bros is fully mapped out finally! Mario, Cranky Kong, Pauline, Jumpman... they all play a part in the detective work here!

Game Theory is one of my favorite YouTube channels. I recommend just about all of their videos, but this one is especially great :)

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Rust assigns players a skin color on character creation, then ties it to their Steam account so they can never change it. This game design decision creates diversity in the player base and has forced many players to play as characters of an ethnicity different from their own. Since the game does not censor players' language, many of these players are hearing themselves called racial insults for the first time. While uncomfortable, this experience also pushes players who might normally be oblivious to those issues (or even participate in them) to consider things from a different perspective.

I find this super interesting. I don't know if I am actually interested in the game itself, but I really like this design choice.

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The RedLetterMedia guys are back at it, this time breaking down action blockbuster movie trailers. It seems Hollywood has figured out a formula to draw us all in. It's all so obvious in this video.

Clever and/or funny tagline

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http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/02/06/legend-of-zelda-netflix-series/

“The Legend of Zelda,” one of the most popular videogame series of all time, is in the works as a television show at Netflix.

The video streaming service is in the early stages of developing a live action series based on “Zelda,” about an ordinary boy named Link who must rescue a princess named Zelda and save a fantasy world called Hyrule, said a person familiar with the matter. As it seeks writers to work on the show, Netflix is describing it as “Game of Thrones” for a family audience, this person said.


My first thought "Oh no... this can't be anything but bad." But, who knows. I will check it out, but my expectations will be low lol


Well excuuuuse me, princess!

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Hilarious game play "feature" in FIFA. (Jump ahead to 1:22. I couldn't post it from the middle)

Daniel Sloss Stand-Up 06/26/14 on CONAN

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I stumbled onto Extra Credits today, as it's an offshoot of some other YouTube channels I watch, and I have been very interested. The range of video subjects is impressive, from the need of the Blue Shell (in above video), to Myers Briggs Personalities in character design, to the Animation of Punch-Out! (on the Wii). So many other topics as well. If you're into thinking about games, I recommend you check out the channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/ExtraCreditz/

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The Humble Bundle community has helped provide funding for more than 50 charitable organizations, including Child's Play Charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Red Cross, charity: water and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. These contributions have helped people with disabilities enjoy games, provided emergency medical aid, funded health care, brought books to schools in Africa, brought clean water to developing countries and much more.

"We never imagined after the first Humble Indie Bundle that we might one day reach this milestone," said John Graham, co-founder and COO of Humble Bundle. "It is hard to truly comprehend the magnitude of $50 million for charity. We owe our thanks to the generosity of the Humble Bundle community -- to the content creators who entrust us with their works of art and to the consumers -- for making this possible."


This warms my heart to see! I love playing games, and I love giving to charities, and I love how Humble Bundle combines the two! (Plus supporting developers smile)

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This is the first Dancing With The Stars dance that has actually been entertaining :)

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There is a cannon that shoots salmon over dams.
It’s awesome. Check it out.


This is such a rad video.

Fish passage is a big deal in the hydro engineering world. This salmon cannon made big news a while ago when it came out, but it's not the only inventive solution. One of my friends and coworkers, Ryan Greif, designed a decompression chamber for fish called the Decompression Raceway (http://scholarworks.umass.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1492&context=fishpassage_conference)

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I've not played BioShock (I know, I know), but still greatly enjoyed, and was greatly creeped out by, this parody of Under The Sea from the Little Mermaid.

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