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Eclectic Method: Just One Note

Eclectic Method: Just One Note

With lawsuits taking down musicians for sampling even the tiniest sound bites, remix artist Eclectic Method decided to see if YouTube’s copyright ID system would flag his video for including samples of less than 0.5 seconds each from more than 100 artists.

Comfortably Numb: Piano Cover

Comfortably Numb: Piano Cover

We know Melbourne, Australia pianist Josh Cohen from his fantastic Radiohead and David Bowie piano covers. His emotional cover of Pink Floyd’s 1979 classic is just as captivating, and will have you feeling anything but numb.

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Dance, Dance Evolution

Dance, Dance Evolution

Pretty much every society in recorded history has had some form of dance as part of its culture. Why is something that seems so frivolous is so ingrained into human nature? Aeon provides their take on the importance of dance and movement to humanity.

Be Above It: A Capella

Be Above It: A Capella

Vocalist Smooth McGroove takes a break from video game tunes to entertain us with Tame Impala’s catchy and crunchy little ditty. As much as we enjoyed the original, Smooth’s version delivers the positive message even better.

Hades (Trailer)

Hades (Trailer)

From Supergiant Games, creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre, comes a roguelike set in the Greek underworld. In Hades, you summon the powers of the Greek gods as you try – and try, and try – to make your way out of hell.

Swordplay with Game Effects

Swordplay with Game Effects

YouTuber Misozi-Salaryman put together this great compilation of his swordplay and other martial arts action, and worked with editor Vasco to embellish the clip with appropriate video game style visual effects. We like to think there was some guy off camera mashing buttons.

Mortal Kombat 11 (Trailer)

Mortal Kombat 11 (Trailer)
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(Gore) Raiden trades brutal blows against Scorpion in the cinematic trailer for Mortal Kombat 11. The video hints at the fighter’s character customization system. The game will also feature a new graphics engine, and a large roster of fighters new and old. Drops 4/23/19.

Brightburn (Trailer)

Brightburn (Trailer)

Remember that time that “Pa” and “Ma” Kent discovered a baby in a field, and it turned out to have superpowers? Well, this story starts out the same way as Smallville, but we’re pretty sure this kid isn’t going to use his powers for saving the world.

Far Cry New Dawn (Trailer)

Far Cry New Dawn (Trailer)
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(PG-13: Language) The post-apocalypse looks lively and colorful in Far Cry New Dawn. A standalone sequel to Far Cry 5, the game takes place 17 years after a nuclear apocalypse, and sees you trying to take down the Highwaymen and their leaders, the Twins.

Epic Games Store

Epic Games Store

Fortnite creator Epic Games is branching out the Valve way with the Epic Games Store. The online store is launching with an intriguing array of (timed?) exclusives, including Supergiant’s new game Hades. The store will also give users a free game every 2 weeks.

Linus and Lucy: Ska Cover

Linus and Lucy: Ska Cover

The Ska Tune Network’s peppy cover version of the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s classic piano track from A Charlie Brown Christmas is sure to have you dancing and tapping your toes at your desk. As an added bonus, you’ll enjoy a little extra holiday cheer along the way.

Rocky: The Complete Films (Book)

Rocky: The Complete Films (Book)

Taschen’s book Rocky: The Complete Films chronicles the making of the various Rocky movies, up until Creed. It features interviews, on-set photos and other archival material. The book also comes with a scan of Sylvester Stallone’s handwritten script for Rocky.

The Game Console (Book)

The Game Console (Book)
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Evan Amos’ book The Game Console charts the evolution of video game hardware. It features full-color photographs of 86 consoles, including their inner components, starting with the Magnavox Odyssey and ending with the current generation (except the Switch).

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Avengers: Endgame (Trailer)

Avengers: Endgame (Trailer)

In the wake of the tragic events at the conclusion of Infinity War, the remaining Avengers must regroup to plan out their next move against Thanos and attempt to restore order to their cracked universe. Maybe Hawkeye will do something this time…

Skateboard Surf Adapter

Skateboard Surf Adapter
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Waterborne’s surf adapter is a skateboard front truck add-on that makes skating more akin to surfing. It lets you make much tighter turns, makes carving and turning smoother, and provides improved grip around curves. It comes with a riser for the rear truck.

Resident Evil 2 Remake (Gameplay)

Resident Evil 2 Remake (Gameplay)
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(Gore) Arrekz Gaming attended a press-only demo of Resident Evil 2 and was able to capture these clips for the rest of us. The video features snippets of gameplay featuring Leon Kennedy, Ada Wong and Claire Redfield. Mr. X is not messing around.

10 Famous Piano Riffs

10 Famous Piano Riffs

Doctor Mix performs a medley of incredibly recognizable keyboard riffs, from Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody to Vince Guaraldi’s classic theme from The Peanuts. If you don’t groove along to the music at least a couple of times while listening, we’d be shocked.

DIY PlayStation Classic

DIY PlayStation Classic

Lazy Game Room was disappointed with the PlayStation Classic, so he made his own take based on a Raspberry Pi. He made this easy to follow guide for those who want to take the DIY plunge. You’ll have to search for certain files on your own, but it shouldn’t be that difficult.

Rock Me Debussy

Rock Me Debussy

Archaelogist dusted off Claude Debussy’s famed classical piece Arabesque No. 1 and reworked it as a masterpiece of prog rock, giving it a powerful edge we’re certain the composer could have never envisioned back in the late 19th century when he wrote it.

NECA Pale Man Action Figure

NECA Pale Man Action Figure
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The gruesome Pale Man from Pan’s Labyrinth can now haunt your house as a super poseable action figure. Made by NECA, the action figure stands 7″ tall and comes with a detailed Underworld Throne. It comes in a display ready windowed box.

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Frontgate Magnetic World Map

Frontgate Magnetic World Map
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The Heirloom world map has a magnetic surface. It comes with 50 magnets in five different colors so you can chart past, current and future travels. Additional magnets are available for purchase. There are also variants of the map with different frames and colors.

Learn to Be a DJ

Learn to Be a DJ
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Make your DJ dreams a reality from the comfort of your couch with lifetime access to these 12 online courses. You’ll learn the fundamentals of music production, mixing, building a career as a DJ and more. Save 96% in The Awesomer Shop.

Jimmy & Saorise: Fairytale of New York

Jimmy & Saorise: Fairytale of New York

Jimmy Fallon and Saorise Ronan perform a duet of one of our all-time favorite Christmas songs, The Pogues’ 1988 track Fairytale of New York. Jimmy’s take on Shane MacGowan’s gravelly brogue is spot on, while Saorise’s lilt pays tribute to the late Kirsty MacColl.

Moving Pictures 2018

Moving Pictures 2018

Editor Clark Zhu is back with his annual compilation of film footage, taking us on an emotional rollercoaster ride through some 200 movies from the past year. Check out the full list of movies and their timestamps here. Also, Alita: Battle Angel doesn’t come out until 2019.

Cantina Organ Band

Cantina Organ Band

Brice Dudouet turns the crank on a classic mechanical pipe organ called an orgue de barbarie as it whips through his spirited arrangement of John Williams’ classic Cantina Band, originally played by Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes in Star Wars: A New Hope.

Captain Marvel (Trailer 2)

Captain Marvel (Trailer 2)

The latest trailer for Captain Marvel sees our heroine believing that she’s part of an alien race called the Kree. One of their enemies are the Skrulls, a race of shapeshifters. But it appears that Marvel had a life on Earth before she became a super space soldier.

J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding Crates

J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding Crates
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Whether you’re a Gryffindor or Slytherin, you’ll love J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Crate from Loot Crate. Every other month, they’ll send you a new box of collectibles from the worlds of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. Save 33% on a 6-month subscription in The Awesomer Shop.

Happy Death Day 2U (Trailer)

Happy Death Day 2U (Trailer)

(SPOILERS, Gore) Tree Gelbman survived a time loop where she was stuck in the same day until she identified who killed her. Now the curse is back, except this time it’s affecting her friends as well. The sequel to the funny slasher flick Happy Death Day drops 2/14/19.

Senpower Optimus Prime

Senpower Optimus Prime

The Transformers toy we always wanted as kids, this motorized Optimus Prime figure can automatically transform between giant mech and semi-truck in seconds. We haven’t found where to buy one yet, but we’ll keep an eye out on our favorite toy import stores.

LEGO Creator Expert Corner Garage

LEGO Creator Expert Corner Garage

LEGO set 10264 is a 2500-piece, model of a 1950’s-style building loaded with details, including a fuel pump and vehicle lift, an animal hospital on the second floor, a furnished apartment on the top floor, and a roof deck for minifigs to sun themselves on. Drops 1/2019.

DIY Potato Can Gun

DIY Potato Can Gun

Given the fact that this weapon uses an electric spark and exploding butane gas to fire a large spherical projectile, American Hacker is very quick to point out that you should NOT try this at home. We agree, but it sure is fun to hear the sound of this thing in action.

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