Reblogging: Watch The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer As A 16-Bit Game

This is a pretty good parody. Well done!


At this point, demakes and parodies of any major trailer are all but inevitable. But it’s rare that one gets pulled off with such attention to detail, bugs and all.

Found by Gizmodo, the trailer hits every beat in the original. Just… a little flatter and with less detail. The opening alone is both hilarious and nostalgic, although I have to wonder even as an adult why putting a painting on a roller was so hard with ’90s graphics technology.

If the pacing and sense of humor feels familiar, Noober Goober Gaming, the animation team behind it, also gleefully stuck it to Floyd Mayweather in a parody of Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!. Really, they should just be animating every ridiculous pop culture moment from now on. Maybe if they get paid enough, they could just animate the upcoming presidential race. Everybody in that field would look better as…

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Reblogging: 10 Websites Every Self-Respecting Geek Should Read

I teach AP Computer Science, so was an amazing link to share with my students.

The Comics Beacon


The internet is a big place. Impossibly big, almost. Keeping up with everything worthwhile can be challenging. That’s why The Comics Beacon is here to give you a list of the 10 websites that every self-respecting geek has got to read.

1. Comic Book Resources

Comic Book Resources is a great pop culture news site, with a particular focus on comic book related media. Of particular note are its recurring interviews with with the EiC of Marvel Comics, as well as quality reviews and previews of new comics, every week. It also contains three excellent sub-blogs; Spinoff, Comics Should be Good, and Robot 6, allowing for more opinion based pieces, which creates an excellent universe that you can get sucked into for hours. Check out the CSBG list of the 70 most iconic Marvel panels, it’s a great read.

2. The Toast

The Toast is a daily blog ran by Mallory Ortberg and Nicole Cliffe, and…

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