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NERF Dart Breaking The Sound Barrier

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

YouTuber Giaco Whatever built a custom pneumatic cannon, and launched a NERF dart from it which achieved a speed of roughly MACH 2.3, or 2.3 times the speed of sound. While NERF darts are designed to, at best, sting a little, even a foam-body projectile will do quite a bit of damage going that speed.

Anyone want to try an guess the foot-poundage coming out of the muzzle on this one?

Check out more of Giaco Whatever’s videos on their YouTube channel here.

Justice League Trailer

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

DC’s shared film universe, known officially as the ‘DC Extended Universe’, has been, frankly, a poorly-managed hodgepodge hurriedly crafted together in a desperate response to Marvel’s expertly handled (by comparison) ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’. As a result, what could/should have been good films were instead narratively unsound, critical disappointments, succeeding entirely on the properties they represent rather than than their own merits.

Ok, now that I have the pretentious critic angle covered, here’s my 2 cents on the newest ‘Justice League’ trailer.

Yeah, I’m pretty pumped to see a ‘Justice League’ movie is actually getting made. Yeah, it looks like they’re doing it right i.e. more ‘comic-booky’, even if it’s a bit jarring to go from BvS to this. However, trailers are meant to tantalize, and I’ve been burned before: pre-release material made BvS look really great, and even made Suicide Squad seem like it would be watchable. Then there’s Wonder Woman, which again, looks pretty neat, but it could always go south.

I’ll reserve further critique until ‘Justice League’ actually comes out in November, but, well, the track record of DC films speaks for itself. Enjoy the trailer, but be wary that’s this is a trailer, and all of the cool fight scenes and snappy dialogue compressed into a few minutes of footage are not representative of the final product.

Ahoy – Iconic Arms: Rocket Launcher

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Ahoy continues the Iconic Arms YouTube series by exploring the history and development of rocket launchers, and their inclusion in modern day media.

The P90’s up next.

Check out Ahoy’s YouTube channel here.

Howe & Howe – Ripsaw EV2 Super Tank Luxury Vehicle

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The Ripsaw EV 2 is the “..world’s first consumer based luxury high performance dual tracked vehicle or super tank.”

Super Tank.

Becoming Batman is being more viable as every day passes.

NERF John Wick

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Another video from the insanely-talented Corridor Digital, NERF John Wick combines the cinematography and combative styling of the John Wick films with more than a few NERF blasters.

It’s actually really entertaining, I swear.

Prey – The First 35 Minutes

Friday, March 17th, 2017

If you don’t mind spoilers, here’s the first 35 minutes of the upcoming reboot/rebranding/reimagining of Prey. It’s pretty much System Shock 3, which coincidentally is also going to be developed.

Atomic Blonde – Red Band Trailer – NSFW

Monday, March 13th, 2017

If you feel this trailer for Atomic Blonde has a bit of a John Wick feel, it’s not surprising: David Leitch, co-director of John Wick and director of the upcoming Deadpool 2, is also behind this flick, in which Charlize Theron plays an MI6 agent sent to Germany on a top secret mission.

Oh, and in case the title didn’t give it away, this is pretty NSFW; you have been warned.

RAID: World War II

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

A 4-player co-op game where you play as soldiers of various nationalities teamed up against the Nazi menace, and there’s Nazi gold to steal. Sounds like Payday crossed with a dash of Inglourious Basterds.

www.raidworldwar2.com

5.11 Tactical – Ghost Recon: Wildlands Tactics – The Sync Shot

Monday, March 6th, 2017

In this 4-part video series, 5.11 Tactical discusses tactics used in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands with Special Operations Personnel, with this video featuring the “sync shot” that is used in sniper units.

www.511tactical.com/GRW

Deadpool 2 Teaser – ‘No Good Deed’

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Deadpool 2 coming out next year.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – Trailer 2

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

How about Kurt Russel, huh?

Miller Knives – Making A Folding Bullet Knife

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

In his latest video, the ever-talented Miller Knives creates a folding knife from an inert rifle cartridge.

You can check out more of Miller Knives’ work on his YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC0dtFVG8ppG325ggtXLUpIw

Rogue Trooper Redux Teaser

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Rogue Trooper, one of 2000 AD’s lesser-known properties opposite the widely-recognized Judge Dredd, stars Rogue, a blue-skinned ‘Genetic Infantry’ super soldier who fights on the poisoned, war-torn world of Nu Earth, and who also starred in a 2006 video game of the same name. Rebellion just announced a ‘Redux’ version of that same game, to be released on current generation consoles, PC, and the soon-to-be-released Nintendo Switch.

Personally, I’m pretty excited.

Samurai Jack Season 5 Sneak Peak

Friday, February 24th, 2017

That has to be one of the most brutal ways to kill a robot bug I’ve ever seen.

Alien: Covenant – “Last Supper” Prologue

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Fox released this official prologue for the upcoming ‘Alien: Covenant’, which not only established the rapport of the Covenant team, but also serves as a nice nod to the original Chestburster scene from Alien.

Bullet-proof Origami Shield

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Mechanical engineers at Brigham Young University created a man-portable and lightweight bulletproof shield that was inspired by origami. The shield is flat when stowed, but quickly folds up to an encompasing shield made of 12 layers of Kevlar fabric.

In testing the barrier was capable of stopping loads upwards of .44 Magnum, making it roughly equivalent to Level IIIA body armor in protective capability.

While there’s likely still some development to undergo before this becomes a fully-realized product, it shows great promise, especially if the positive response from the Law Enforcement agents testing the device is anything to go by.

Xbox Ahoy – The M60

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Xbox Ahoy continues his iconic weapon series with the M60 GPMG.

Man At Arms: Reforged – Viking Dane Axe

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

This time, the Man At Arms: Reforged crew recreates the Viking Dane Axe from the upcoming game ‘For Honor’.

Miller Knives – Knife Making – Micro Karambit Knife build

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

YouTube channel Miller Knives shows off how they create a Micro Karambit knife.

You can check out more of their builds on their channel.

Halo Wars 2: War of Wits

Monday, February 13th, 2017

The first Halo Wars was an Xbox 360-exclusive RTS designed specifically for play on a console; it wasn’t bad. In advertising its sequel, Microsoft has a real winner of a commercial in its hands. The second one, involving who gets the armrest on an airplane, is also pretty funny.

Action…Avengers: Infinity War

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Super Hero movies have become the norm, with Marvel’s meticulous planning of their shared universe films culminating in the eventual release of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. To hype up the film, Marvel released this behind-the-scenes teaser on what’s to come.

Kinda wish Justice League has this level of forethought.

Taran Tactical Training John Wick

Friday, February 10th, 2017

We continue the series of John Wick related posts with this video from 5.11 Tactical showing off some of the training Taran Tactical did with Keanu Reeves to prepare him for his role as the titular character in John Wick Chapter 2.

Dog Wick

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

What if John Wick was the dog?

That’s pretty much this.

Stranger Things 2 Teaser Trailer

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Yea, Superbowl, go Patriots, etc. What was really worth the watch was the trailers for upcoming flicks like ‘Logan’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2’, and the new ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film staring Javier Bardem as an undead pirate. Among those was a teaser for the second season of ‘Stranger Things’, appropriately called ‘Stranger Things 2’, AKA that series that’s a love letter to Spielberg 80’s movies with a sweet synth soundtrack.

Look forward to Stranger Things 2 coming out this Halloween.

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Custom NERF Rifle

Saturday, February 4th, 2017