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Around the Web May 16, 2014

Knowing how much we all love Game of Thrones, NicksplosionFX has combined that love with the cultural icon Super Mario. This this video, Nicksplosion faithfully recreates the introduction to GoT, except that he replaces locations like Kings Landing and Winterfell with various sites from the Mario classic Super Mario World.

I’m also pretty amused by the 8-bit soundtrack he decided to include. It’s a nice touch.

By now I’m sure everyone is aware that Harrison Ford has joined on for Star Wars VII, VIII, and IX, along with Carey Fisher and Mark Hamill. What is nearly as exciting is that Ford will also be reprising his role as Rick Deckard in the sequel to Blade Runner. Ford has made it clear that he was very interested in returning to the role, and recently Alcon Entertainment has made a public offer for Ford to do just that.

He say you Blade Runner!

He say you Blade Runner!

Not only is Harrison Ford on board, but Ridley Scott has also signed on to the project. Scott directed the original 1982 classic.

If you have been living under a rock for the last week, then you missed the internet going crazy over pictures of Ben Affleck as Batman. While many people were busy discussing the newly redesigned Batmobile, several others couldn’t help but start nitpicking Batman’s costume. Now admittedly, the costume looks pretty crappy, especially given how great the costume was in the Dark Knight Trilogy, but it’s also distinctly possible that this costume was made up just to take these pictures and was done so in a hurry. This wouldn’t be the first time that something released way before the film looks like crap. Anyone remember the teaser trailer for Spider-Man?

This trailer was total crap and the movie was just fine so I think the internet just needs to take a deep breath.

Wrapping up this week, we’ve got a brief history of the arcade game. Going all the way back to 1909 and the invention of Skee-Ball, we track the progression through pinball and Pac-Man to the modern era of arcade gaming. Even though it’s brief, there are some great little bits of trivia jammed in there, such as the fact that Skee-Ball lanes were originally thirty six feet long (a little over half the length of a bowling lane).


I’d love to have a couple old arcade games, but they’re a little pricey. But hey, if anyone wants to donate one to the Therefore I Geek cause (working or not), I’m game for it.

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