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If Star Wars were a Silent Film

Ever wonder what The Empire Strikes Back would have looked like if it had been made in 1919? Me neither! Despite that, we now have our answer in the form of this video. Never has old-timey piano evoked such raw fear and emotion. Via Dailymotion

Conan the Barbarian: The Musical

Conan the Barbarian is well known for its hilarious lines and great action, but the film is also known for its wonderful musical score courtesy of the amazing Basil Poledouris. However, Jon and Al over at JonandAl.com found the Poledouris score lacking and decided to add lyrics to the mix. I give you Arnold Schwarzenegger […]

Avatar: The Making of the Bootleg

New York based comedy group Free Love Forum take us behind the scenes of their latest production: the pirated version of James Cameron’s Avatar. It is a truly an envelope shattering experience. The video really illustrates the absurdity of watching a pirated version of Avatar on a small TV, or for that matter pirated movies […]

50 Awful Game Voice Acting Performances

This hilarious “Top 50” video has been making the rounds online today, it highlights some of the 50 worst voice acting performances in video game history.  Absolutely priceless.  It takes me back to a more innocent time in my game filled youth. Most of the games featured on the list are from the late 1990’s […]

How Transformers 2 Should Have Ended

The folks over at How It Should Have Ended are best known for their hilarious animated alternate endings to popular films.  They have finally tackled the cinematic abomination that was Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, showing the many different ways the film probably should have ended. The HISHE team clearly has a love for Transformers, […]

Footage from Bottle Rocket’s cancelled Flash Game

No, I don’t mean an Adobe Flash based game, I’m talking about the DC Comics character The Flash.  A former employee of Bottle Rocket Entertainment has posted some footage from a very early build of their cancelled video game starring the Scarlet Speedster.  While the game was only 6 months into development when it was […]

Music Video: Carl Sagan Auto-tune Remix

Musician John Boswell of Colorpulse has created perhaps the most unlikely music video you’ll ever see.  Taking footage from the television series Cosmos (hosted by the late great Carl Sagan) and Stephen Hawking’s Universe, ‘A Glorious Dawn’ is a musical adventure through the world of cosmology.  Featuring auto-tuned singing by none other than Carl Sagan […]

8-Bit Trip: Video Game Homage Animated with Lego

The Swedish electronica duo Rymdreglage put together an amazing music video combining two of my childhood obsessions: video games and Lego.  8-Bit Trip features nods to Tetris, Mario, Pac-Man and more. Like any stop-animation, the video would have been insanely time consuming to produce.  It allegedly took upwards of 1500 hours to animate! Be sure […]

Star Wars: What if Obi-Wan had used Force Speed?

As many Star Wars fans know, Jedi are able to manipulate the force in many ways.  One of those ways is using the force to move extremely fast: force speed they call it.  The climactic three-way (hot) battle from The Phantom Menace would have been a perfect time for Obi-Wan Kenobi to use the force […]

What a Wonderful Left4Dead

We’re big fans of Valve’s Left 4 Dead here at Dork Shelf.  YouTube user monkeyjunkie (one of the responsible for the Half-Life remake Black Mesa) put together a little machinima based on L4D set to the timeless music of Louis Armstrong.  Do yourself a favour and watch the HD version. Also, make sure to check […]

Star Wars: The Old Republic Behind-the-Scenes Video

BioWare and LucasArts have released a behind-the-scenes video for their upcoming massively multiplayer role playing game Star Wars: The Old Republic.  The new video showcases actual gameplay for the first time, and gives an behind-the-scenes look at the recording of dialogue for the game. After playing EVE Online and Age of Conan, I promised myself […]

Living with First-Person Shooter Disease

IGN recently posted a short documentary about a little known genetic disorder that effects certain people: Duke Nukem’s disease. This is Gene’s story. Thanks to John Mackin for the hlink.

Video Games: An Animation

This amazing video was meant to be the introduction to an aborted documentary about video game addiction.  Vimeo user MUSCLEBEAVER created the animation to show the evolution of video games, from Pong to the modern day. Featuring nods to everything from Space Invaders, Super Mario Bros. 3, Escape from Monkey Island, Doom and Street Fighter […]

Batman: Number One

FunnyOrDie presents Batman: Number One, a hilarious short film in which we discover that having dead parents isn’t the only issue the Dark Knight has. Thanks to richpee for the link