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Richard Dawkins – The Genesis of Purpose

These are a series of videos that evolutionary biologist (among other things)) Richard Dawkins did back in 1991for the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures for Children talking about the theory of evolution. Still definitely a worthwhile watch. I’ve been streaming them in my car (at great expense to the battery life of my phone it seems) during work. It’s in 5 parts that are about an hour each, but really is a fascinating lecture whether you think that something just appeared and created everything less than 10,000 years ago or that we’ve slowly been evolving over millions of years. The videos are after the jump. Alternatively, you can more than likely use something like that File2HD to download them to your computer so you can watch or listen to them whenever you want.


5 minutes with Dizzy : The Adventurer for the NES

Terrible, terrible game. I actually feel like less of a person for having played it. The way I am with older games like this is that if I can't get into it within a couple of minutes, I generally won't. And this game failed on almost every front as soon as I started playing it.


Definitely my kind of girl.

This chick is balancing 15 books on her head, solving a Rubik’s Cube and reciting Pi to 100 digits. Three things I could never do in this span of time. And it helps that she’s cute on top of it all. Although probably a bit young for my tastes. She looks like she's under 23, and that's about as young as I'm willing to go anymore. Regardless of that, enjoy.


The Complete Computer History Museum Commodore 64 25th Anniversary program

I, unfortuantely, in the early 80's didn't have a Commodore 64 or any of the more capable computers of the time. I had an IBM PC with the green screen display, so I missed out on a lot. But regardless of what kind of computer you had when you were younger whether it be Atari, Spectrum, Commodore, IBM, Apple, whatever ... I'm watching it now and it's a great video.

via Retrogaming Roundup/GameGavel forums


Fan made Final Fight movie trailer

If only this was a real movie. Don’t fuck with the mustache, yo.

I hope they make more of this with fight scenes.

And if you don’t know what Final Fight is, then what are you doing here.  Go get it. It’s out for damn near everything. You can probably find the butchered SNES version on the Wii’s virtual console if that’s your style. And I’ve heard it may be coming to XBLA soon too, or at least a version OF it.

Sure, Streets of Rage was better, but in the end Final Fight has a special place in my black little heart because it was faster paced.

Watch the video, and then go play it. I’m sure if you’re a cheap bastard you can snag an emulator somewhere.

via Destructoid


Made a quick gameplay video if you’re interested.

All it is is a quick game of the Mortal Kombat TV Game by Jakks Pacific to test my ATI TV Wonder 600’s video capturing capability. But maybe eventually I’ll be able to do video reviews once I get the grasp of how to add running commentary and whatnot to the videos. Who knows.


I have a newfound respect for Jimmy Kimmel

I’ve been waiting for someone to do something like this to her. And of all people to slam her it’s Jimmy Kimmel. Well done, sir. Well done. What’s best is his attempt at saving the situation.


Oldschool Quake 3 Arena Frag video. Let’s see Master Chief do this.

Quake 3 Arena. That with Unreal Tournament are they only great online experiences out there. Left 4 Dead is awesome in it’s own right, but is a completely different beast. Free for All forever. And Rocket Arena is some of the best times I’ve ever had in gaming. My preferred Rocket Arena is from the original Quake though.

The rocket launcher in Quake has had a bit of a history, at least in the first 3 games. It was immensely powerful in the first game, and even a mildly experienced player could dominate if he or she got ahold of that thing. If Quake 2, they dialed down the power significantly and made it almost completely useless. But in Quake 3 Arena, they perfected it. And still remains to this day my favorite version of this particular weapon, with the Unreal Tournament version coming in an extremely close second.

Long live the king.


Unreal Tournament Vs Halo : You’ve Been Served

Yeah. That’s right bitches. Unreal Tournament forever. Halo’s got nothin’ on Unreal Tournament for me. Unreal Tournament = fun. Halo = slow paced crap with 10 year olds calling everyone every name in the book. Case closed.


Apparently some activist groups don’t work as well as others.

This is from Germany where an activist group wanted to burn all the violent games, kinda like a good old book burning. When will people stop trying to associate games with violence? "Turn in your killer games to be burned!" I think I saw Grand Theft Auto : San Andreas in there. I don't often use this phrase, but epic fail.

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