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Need A Job? Try This D&D Resume.

Moye
Posted November 9, 2009 - By Moye Ishimoto

Need A Job? Try This D&D Resume.

Lots of people are looking for work. Why not try to set your resume apart from the pile like artist Sean McNally? He designed his resume off of a character sheet from Dungeons & Dragons. I never knew Orcs could be so good at Photoshop. Anyone want to hire this guy?

[Via Neatorama.]

Tags: Geek Out

AOTS Visits SEMA '09

Moye
Posted November 9, 2009 - By Moye Ishimoto

AOTS Visits SEMA '09

Attack of the Show isn't just for geeks who only think of videogames, crazy gadgets and fax machines. Sometimes we like to nerd out over other things, like cars. You know, those things that go "vroom" and you can race in Forza Motorsport 3?

Blair Herter geeks out over the latest car gadgets at SEMA 2009 in Las Vegas, where he was able to check out the hottest tools, automotive components and designs available for those who like to take their cars to the next level. He also uncovers the new Lexus LFA that gives Ferrari and Lamborghini some serious competition, and checks out a modified Scion truck with the Kiwi Wifi.

Find out what else he discovered at SEMA in tonight's Attack of the Show live at 7:00pm EST.

Google: Smarter Than You Think

Moye
Posted September 25, 2009 - By Moye Ishimoto

Google: Smarter Than You Think

Oh, Google AdSense. How can you be so smart and know exactly what people are looking for?

Check out the ad that popped up when you searched for World of Warcraft, as caught by the Probably Bad News blog. Touché, Google. You've got a twisted sense of humor.

Tags: Geek Out

When Animals Attack (With Lightsabers)

Moye
Posted September 14, 2009 - By Moye Ishimoto

When Animals Attack (With Lightsabers)

If there's one thing we thank the Internet and Photoshop for, it would be a renewed interest in animals. Without these amazing high-speed tubes of information and complicated photo manipulation programs, we'd have nowhere to share our collection of funny animal photos.

For all you Star Wars fans out there, now you can get your funny animal photo fix from Animals with Lightsabers, a site that highlights animals...holding lightsabers. (Did we really need to explain that to you?) The geek force is strong with these two prairie dogs!

Tags: Comedy

Actual Great Moments in De-Evolution: What Is 230?

Living in the 21st century means you're subjected to weekly viral campaigns set off by creative marketing teams trying to capture your short attention span. Yeah, I'm talking about Nike's famous video of Kobe Bryant jumping over a car, Sunsilk's bridezilla who cut her hair off hours before her wedding and even District 9's anti-robot bus stop ads.

But what happens if a viral campaign is just so mysterious that it leaves the public completely confused? Today we're marking the creepy "What Is 230" campaign as this week's Actual Moments in De-Evolution, since the empty website, complete lack of information (despite all the Googling you can do) and annoying presence on Hulu, baseball games, Twitter and billboards everywhere goes to show that sometimes being a little too cutting edge in marketing can send you back to the Dark Ages.

Hey, 230 people. Slow down. Evolve on the same speed as the rest of us. Your viral campaign isn't working because we're only spreading the confusion rather than hype over a new product. And the lack of hints just makes us tired of trying to figure this thing out.

So what is 230? No idea. Some people are speculating a new hybrid vehicle debuting in August 2010 or August 11th, smart people believe it's connected to the American electric grid and others (like me) are predicting the zombie apocalypse via electrical outlets. Beware the electric undead! 

Who knows. I'm just waiting until some Internet geek figures it out and screams "FIRST!!!" on their blog.

Everyone should remember the flop that SPORE came out as. It was a fun game, with an awesome creature creator. So why was everyone so angry at it? Digital Rights Management of course. I remember going to many sites on the internet and looking at the reviews. A lot of, "this was an amazing game but the DRM warrants 1 out of 5 stars." showed up.

For those who aren’t in the know about SPORE’s attempt to ward of piracy, it went something like this. According to the license buyers of SPORE could only install the game three times off of one key. This infuriated the gaming community. Many people took offense, saying as buyers they should have the right to install and uninstall the game as much as they want. A backlash came down on the franchise. The DRM also did little to stop hackers from distributing the game electronically. It was a no-win situation for SPORE.

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Comic-Con, the biggest nerd gathering anywhere, has come yet again. While celebrities and geeks alike sweat it out on the show floor in San Diego, we that remain at the air conditioned offices at G4 have compiled a list of our very favorite comic book series of all time. If you're reading this while at Comic-Con then let this be a guide for which trade paperbacks you should spend your greenbacks on. The rest of you can just storm your local shops.

Scott Pilgrim ComicScott Pilgrim - My top comic book series would have to be Brian Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim. I love his art that combines manga, videogame humor and indie music—enough that I even nerded out when he had a signing at Meltdown Comics last year. Plus, fans like me get a feature movie from Edgar Wright starring Michael Cera! - Moye Ishimoto

Beavis & Butthead - I'm going for the random choice and proclaiming that Beavis & Butthead was my favorite comic book series. First of all, we had every single issue, as well as all the collectible cards. Second, the comics belonged to my older brother, and that alone made them cooler than anything else. Of course, I also loved them because they were crude and I wasn't supposed to be reading them which, again, was a coolness factor overload. - Megan Turney

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AOTS Thursday, July 23

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Posted July 23, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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Blair Butler rounds up the latest news from Comic-Con '09 regarding Image Comics' upcoming creator drawn crossover book, Image United, the launch of the pirate title Blackbeard, a new Magdalena series and a G.I. Joe mini series.
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Olivia Munn and Kevin Pereira check in with Blair Butler and Alison Haislip down in San Diego at Comic-Con 2009 and what you can expect from G4's live coverage, including the latest movie and TV news, a tour of the convention floor and more.
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It's Kevin Pereira' and Olivia Munn's turn to bring you a Thursday feeding of news about Frank Miller's '300' sequel draft, 'Saw' director James Wan on 'Castlevania,' A 'Halo Legends' anime series and more.
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You know it's coming. It's just a matter of time. Kevin Pereira talks to Harvard Medical School Professor Steven C Scholzman about understanding the living dead, their biology and why they like to eat our brains so much.
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Chris Hardwick reviews the MyTouch 3G, the latest Android phone for T-Mobile designed by HTC with a 3.2" touch screen, 3.2 mega pixel camera and smooth, sleek form. Find out if T-Mobile has brought another iPhone competitor to the mobile market.
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Don't get lost in San Diego this weekend because Alison Haislip is here to give you the ins and outs of Comic-Con '09, from the best panels, navigating the geek crowds and more.
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Juggalo Weekend, Jet Ski Ends Picnic, Smut Cave, Horse Soccer, Pruane Got Glasses.
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Kevin Pereira tries to incorporate his various product endorsements into Attack of the Show.
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The minions of Jigsaw are back with this exclusive trailer for Saw VI.

Life Is Like Chewed Bubblegum

Moye
Posted July 13, 2009 - By Moye Ishimoto

Life Is Like Chewed Bubblegum

Someone once said that life was like a box of chocolates. On Mondays, I prefer to think life to be like a gross wad of chewed bubblegum stuck on the bottom of your shoe that you can't get rid of, so your feet keep sticking to the ground every time you walk to the bathroom.

German artist Simone Decker would agree with me, based on her photographs of giant chewed up pieces of gum placed around Venice, Italy from 1999. Check out the inspiring unphotoshopped but manipulated photos at Toxel.com. Am I the only one craving some Bazooka Joe right now?

Tags: Geek Out

I want to take the intern’s corner in a different direction this week. It’s time we all go back to our childhood and talk about the games we played religiously, but could never seam to beat. There are too many to describe in one blog post, but this list is going to cover the intern’s top five hardest games.

** To ensure variety, if a series of games punched our testes particularly hard we lumped them together.**
 

Intern’s Corner: Games That Make You Say, FML!
5. Devil May Cry Series

Devil May Cry fist came out on the Playstation 2. It introduced one of video game’s most memorable characters Dante. Dante was a foul mouthed, sword swinging, gun toting, magic casting, badass from hell who doesn’t care about anything. The DMC series is known for its notorious puzzles and teeth grinding boss battles.

No game of this series is more responsible for the destruction of gamer minds then Devil May Cry 3. DMC3 is the last game featuring Dante as the protagonist. It was launched on the Playstation 2 in 2005 to a symphonic harmony of nerd rage felt around the world. The primary antagonist for this game was Dante’s twin brother Virgil. He is one of the hardest bosses to defeat in video game history. Any player up to the challenge of DMC3 has to be prepared for the inevitable and self-inflicted blow to the head.

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