Talk about well worth the wait! This past weekend, Joss Whedon’s The Avengers finally opened coast to coast and BLOW’D IT UP!!! Not only did it SMASH box office records (to the tune of $207 million on it’s opening weekend), it also damn near melted Matt’s eyeballs and brain because it was so epic (and because he watched it without his glasses). Join us this week as we have a spoiler-ific discussion about the movie and all of its superhero glory. Step away from the heavy bags, put Mjölnir on the shelf, have Jarvis hold all of you calls, and definitely DO NOT GET ANGRY as you listen to this weeks all new episode of Monkey in the Cage. AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!!!!
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With the meteoric success of The Walking Dead and the subsequent weekly zombie vacuum left on Sunday nights, we here at the podcast (and most everyone else out there in pop-culture land) can’t seem to get enough of the rotting, cannibalistic dead come to f*ck up the humdrum routine of society. Joining us this week are two very special guests – actor/writer and voice of Red Dead Redemption’s Bill Williamson, Steve J. Palmer as well as comic artist Guy LeMay, creator of Z-Blade XX, Zombie Headhunter, and The Entity Knights – as we discuss zombie movies, games, and the genre in general. Stock up on supplies, shine up your bullets, and pay attention because you’re going to want to change your zombie apocalypse plan after listening to this week’s episode of Monkey in the Cage!
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I lack any form of creativity, but I love people that are able to imagine something and then create a physical manifestation of it. This goes double so for someone who can take an existing product and make it that much more awesome by “modding” it.
One of the top modders in the game today is Ben Heckendorn. He is most well known for taking a modern console, hacking it to pieces, creating a new housing, adding a monitor, and making it a portable game system. His “laptop” Xbox 360 took the Internet by storm and he has been an Internet celebrity ever since.
Ben has also been altruistic in his efforts with modding. He created a one handed Xbox 360 controller for a serviceman that was injured in Iraq.
When I was growing as a PC gamer, case modding was all the rage. People would try to come up with the craziest ways to show off their PCs at LAN parties, even to the point were case mod competitions were created. One of the most unique ones I have seen in a long time is this intricate case build from wood.
And now finally, the best mod of them all.
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