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Resort in a Blimp Hanger

Resort in a Blimp Hanger

This massive structure was once used to house airships, but has been converted into an indoor resort. Located in Eastern Germany Tropical Islands features an indoor rainforest, hiking paths, waterslide, hotel rooms, restaurants, and a beach. Wonder World takes us inside.

Star Wars Epic Moments Sculptures

Star Wars Epic Moments Sculptures
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The Bradford Exchange has started a subscription-based collection of sculptures based on classic moments from the Star Wars movies. The Star Wars Epic Moments Sculpture Collection starts with the Snowspeeder taking down an AT-AT Walker.

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Triple Frontier (Trailer)

Triple Frontier (Trailer)

Struggling to make ends meet, five military veterans decide to rob one of the world’s most violent cartels. Netflix’s heist film intrigues us if only for its star-studded cast: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal. Premieres March 2019.

Can You Yo-Yo on a Slackline?

Can You Yo-Yo on a Slackline?

Stephen Robinson of 52 Skillz met up with experts to help learn two new abilities – slacklining and yo-yo tricks. The resulting video is a great bit of storytelling, and will immediately be relatable to anyone who has ever been frustrated by learning a new skill.

Fallout 4 X-01 Action Figure

Fallout 4 X-01 Action Figure
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The latest in Threezero’s jaw-dropping line of sixth scale Fallout 4 Power Armor action figures. The X-01 stands 14.5″ tall and has nearly 40 points of articulation. It has a light up helmet and comes with a swappable head and an Assaultron Blade.

Difficulty in Video Games Pt. 2

Difficulty in Video Games Pt. 2

(PG-13: Language) Back in 2016 game critic videogamedunkey talked about the pros and cons of fixed versus adjustable difficulty in video games. He revisits difficulty in this video, musing about how it should be paced or adjusted.

Sphero Bolt Robot

Sphero Bolt Robot
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The Sphero Bolt is a spherical robot designed to teach and enhance computer programming skills. Use it with its app to make it zip around a track, display graphics or data on its LED matrix, and more. You can even make multiple Bolts communicate.

GAEMS Sentinel

GAEMS Sentinel
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GAEMS’ console carrying case works with the Xbox One S, Xbox One X, PS4 and PS4 Pro. It comes with a 17.3″ 1080p IPS LCD monitor with an anti-glare coating. It also has chambered speakers and an audio jack.

Girl x Kodak Skateboard Decks

Girl x Kodak Skateboard Decks
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Girl Skateboards‘ love for analog film manifests in its latest collaboration. The skate company worked with Kodak to create seven skateboard decks adorned with the logos of Kodak’s 35mm films. The collection also includes clothing and headgear.

Pro Office Calculator

Pro Office Calculator
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Rob Jinman’s Pro Office Calculator looks like a normal calculator program when you launch it. But wait for it and you’ll see that it’s actually one giant Easter egg. You’ll need to solve puzzles if you want to find out the mystery behind it. Also on Steam.

Making a Giant Paper Airplane

Making a Giant Paper Airplane

The Q decided to see if he could build a larger-than-life version of a paper airplane that actually can fly. To pull off the build of his 122-inch long airplane, he ended up using polystyrene foam and glue, so it’s not exactly paper, but he scores points for airworthiness.

MMX Marshmallow Crossbow

MMX Marshmallow Crossbow
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MMX Vancouver’s Marshmallow Crossbow looks more like a genuine weapon than other toy crossbows. It fires dry regular-sized marshmallows up to 60ft. MMX recommends sprinkling your ammo with corn starch for smooth firing and a cool puff when fired.

Circular Domino Wall

Circular Domino Wall

Domino master Hevesh5 shows off an impressive structure she built – a cylindrical wall made up about 5,500 individual dominoes. Rows of mini dominoes start the chain reaction which took her 4 days to set up, and less than a minute to come crashing down.

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Trailer 2)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Trailer 2)

The second trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters sees the Earth reduced to ruin. Our planet has become an arena for the ultimate showdown between Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan and the three-headed King Ghidorah. We wonder who named them in this timeline.

The Outer Worlds (Trailer)

The Outer Worlds (Trailer)

From Obisidian, the developer of Fallout: New Vegas, comes a first-person RPG set in the future and in a space colony, like Mass Effect meets Fallout. The Outer Worlds appears to feature everything we loved about New Vegas. Drops 2019 for Windows, Xbox One, and PS4.

4-in-1 Grill

4-in-1 Grill
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This stackable outdoor cooking system can be used for charcoal grilling, smoking, slow cooking, or as a fire pit. When not in use, the whole thing collapses down to 1/3rd of its full size for storage. Includes four hooks for smoking meats and fish.

Gourski & Appel: Docks

Gourski & Appel: Docks

Rather than using traditional instruments, performers Daniel Gourski and DJ Jonas Appel headed to an abandoned industrial compound, and sampled sounds of the equipment to create every sound you hear. The good old metal drum seems to be the most versatile.

Star Trek: The Metal Generation

Star Trek: The Metal Generation

If you haven’t heard by now, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is coming back with a new Star Trek series on CBS All Access. In anticipation of the show, we suggest taking in this hard rockin’ cover of the themes from TNG and First Contact by Captain Meatshield.

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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