The Wednesday Video Dump is a new segment I’m trying out this week. The idea is that each Wednesday (or every other, depending on my schedule) I will handpick two videos (or,in some cases, Vines), new or old, from each category that we cover on the site (Video Games, Movies/TV, Sports, Music, and Whatever).
Iiiits getting a little late here and I’m gonna try to do this rapid fire style, so expect a lot more polish and tweaking next time around. To see the videos, just click on the corresponding picture below the category banner.
Today we’ve got Kobe dissin’ Swaggy P (slightly), Great Whites biting Great Whites, the latest trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, Pharrell’s latest mind bender of a video, Jimmy Kimmel grillin’ potheads about current issues, and more.
The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry…
My friends and family make finding stuff to post on the site very easy. I’ve had four taxing days of alotta work and alotta play and I was of the attitude when I got home tonight that “fuck it, I’m gonna relax, turn on a movie, and snooze in front the couch.” Buuut then I watched this extremely awesome (and nerdy) video that my amazing sister Nicolle sent me, it had to be posted.
The Boxset with Harrison’s first six solo albums released September 23rd..
If you’re one of my close friends, you know that pretty much my whole life I have said The Beatles were dogshit. I wouldn’t give them the time of day, and repeatedly said that they are the most overrated band in history (which may still be true).
As I’ve gotten older, my stubbornness has waned somewhat and I began to listen to their music about a year ago. Sure…some of it, what little I’ve actually had time to listen to, is absolutely great. Much of it is catchy, insanely influential, and varied. I particularly liked the album Revolver.
My point is, if you would have seen a George Harrison tribute on one of my sites a few years ago you would have to figure I was losing my mind. And shit, maybe I am, but today I’ve got a wealth of Harrison covers from the last week, including four from Conan O’Brien‘s George Harrison Week and three from last night’s George Fest: A Night to Honour the Music of George Harrison, which took place at LA’s El Rey Theater. It all coincides with last week’s release of a boxset called The Apple Years, which contains the first six albums of Harrison’s solo work and a DVD to boot.
Let’s kick it off with the first guest on O’Brien’s Harrison Week: Beck, covering “Wah-Wah”. To find the rest, including covers from Norah Jones, Harrison’s only son Dhani, Paul Simon, Brandon Flowers, Brian Wilson, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, click on the link below the video.
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is one of those games I had zero interest in when it was first revealed in November 2013. The graphics looked sub par and I had no idea what the actual game was about. Now that things have cleared on both of those matters (the graphics are killer and it’s basically Assassin’s Creed in the LOTR universe and takes place between The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy) I am very, very excited to play it (releases September 30th).
But I wasn’t even gonna give it a sniff until I saw some reviews, and luckily three of the best, Gamespot, IGN, and GamesRadar, have taken care of me (and you) on that front. To watch each of those just click on the corresponding pic:
Gamespot’s Shadow of Mordor Video Review
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IGN’s Shadow of Mordor Video Review (Click the pic below)
GamesRadar’s Shadow of Mordor Review (Click the pic below)
Everything I have seen thus far from Kojima Productions‘ Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been pretty damn refreshing and new(ish). The game mechanics are unlike anything I’ve played and the graphics have been razor sharp in showing off the desert settings that I have seen up to this point.
But now this 20 minute Tokyo Game Show demo that showed up this week has Snake in the jungle and you can’t look at it and say its even remotely possible on a last gen system.
Yes, I’m drooling over it. Enjoy the 20 Minute Phantom Pain TGS Demo!