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Video: World of Warcraft in meatspace

The WoW Project allowed World of Warcraft players to walk around with their avatar name above their head for a day. Weeeeee….

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Off topic video: Silversun is World of Warcraft machinima

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Off topic video: Flying wang attacks Kasparov

My favorite link ever is to a news article about “flying wangs” attacking a journalist in the virtual world Second Life. The phenomenon appears to have jumped to real life, as a flying wang attacks Garry Kasparov in the following video. The only bad part about the clip: no reaction shot from Kasparov. (Here is the YouTube link, if the video isn’t working for you.)

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Video: Digital Randy Moss does the Soulja Boy on Madden

OK. This is long. But if you fast forward to the last 20 seconds you can see Randy Moss do the Soulja Boy.

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Video: World of Warcraft rap


Video: Some Tesla coils playing the Super Mario theme

Video: Expert Rock Band drummer killing “And Justice for All”

Video: A music animation machine playing video game themes


Videos: World of Warcraft commercials starring Mr. T and Shatner

Video: Guitar Hero tricked out with LEDs


Video: Scary-good Guitar Hero shredding


Video: Halo as performed by Swedish ballet dancers

The Royal Swedish Ballet practices an intepretation of the videogame Halo.

[Halo Concert]

Also: Kotaku has a very nice video that I could not find in an easily embeddable format.

Tech / tunes links 8.20.07 – The Amani Toomer Edition

*The music recommendation site The Filter has taken $5M in funding, with Peter Gabriel leading the investment round. They’re hoping it’ll eventually recommend much more than just music. Fund this: a recommendation engine to recommend which recommendation engine I should be using.
*Nokia’s music store, an “iTunes competitor,” will launch in Europe this month. They’ll also be introducing a new music-playing phone, the N81. [via]
*Peefork interviews Okkervil River, who speak on John Berryman and American Idol.
*EA Games is adding a feature, powered by the Weather Channel, that will integrate real-world weather into virtual games. It’ll be added to next year’s Madden, too. I’ve heard this is either happening or will happen with some Wii games and World of Warcraft, as well. [via]
*The musico-comedy vast multitudes have voted most fun to send clips of to me via IM (especially Bowie dream sequence clips or John Hodgman-filled clips), Flight of the Conchords, has been renewed by HBO. It was in doubt for a while. David Milch non-cursefest, John from Cincinnati is OUT. [via]
*Also, 17.2 million people watched “High School Musical 2” when it aired on Friday night. An incredible amount. Huh.
*Car brands, including Toyota’s Scion, are launching their own internet radio stations. Hope they’re better than Watch out, SomaFM.

King of Kong

Trailer for “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters,” a doc about competitive Donkey Kong players.

Great last line of the trailer and a nice look at nerds circa 1982.