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  • 10 Retro Games That Are In Need Of a Remake

    Nostalgia is a vicious mindset—one that makes the reminiscing mind longing for days past. In the entertainment industry, musing retroactively can be especially powerful with the source of such past-longing being right in front of the ruminator—an electronic landmark from two decades ago. And, given the aforementioned industry’s obsession with rehashing the past in a nicer package—this exercise is seemingly more Dusting off the Nintendo 64, the Super Nintendo, the Sega Genesis, or the Sony Playstation; RSVLTS has come to the following conclusion—some games are simply too awesome to be trapped within the confines of their primitive technology. Hence, the gaming industry has a unique opportunity to make the past more tangible. But, what the ten best opportunities? Well, RSVLTS is here to countdown the top 10 Retro Games that deserve a full remake—not just an HD re-master.

  • Extreme Close-Ups Of Insects Look Like Aliens [17 Photos]

    Indonesia-based photographer Yudy Sauw takes extreme close-up photos of insects, getting as close as 10 centimeters away, to capture details we could never see with the naked eye. Patience is of the utmost importance since the slightest movement can cause the insects to flee, ruining the shot. In the end, it certainly pays off, with Sauw capturing incredible photos such as tiny water droplets on a fly’s head and the fangs of a tiger beetle. For more great insect photos, check out Yudy Sauw on 500px.

  • The Cast Iron Bottle Opener

    Pincers are probably one of the few tools that you don’t have in your garage, and it’s time to change that… kind of. Hand-forged in the Toyama region of Japan (where they’ve been casting iron for over 400 years), this pair of black enameled pincers looks and feels quite real – but it’s a bottle opener. Because the only thing you should be pincering anyways is a bottle of beer. [$20.95]

  • 7 Battle Lessons from a (German) WWI Warrior That Every Man Needs To Know

    “In war you learn your lessons, and they stay learned, but the tuition fees are high.”-Ernst Jünger, Storm of Steel There’s something to be said for a real world education. In such a classroom, you learn in a real-time, hands on, trial-by-fire way. Not only does the lesson stick better, but you have something concrete to show for it, from which you can analyze and learn. War is about as real world as the world gets. Trial-by-fire is literal, and missteps are a matter of life or death. Therefore, Jünger is quite right when he says the tuition fees are high. He’s also quite poignant on a few other topics in his WWI memoir, Storm of Steel. Now, we know the outcome of WWI, and we know it didn’t end in Junger’s favor, but we can still extract some lessons from his account about life, leadership, and business. (Also note that Jünger drank hard, smoked, and by most accounts, lived a very dangerous, risky life, being injured 7 times in WWI alone. He went on to live to age 102. Talk about resiliency.) So here’s one lesson for each of this crazy bastard’s WWI injuries (all following quotes from Storm more »

  • 22 Jump Street Trailer [Video]

    The final 3-minute trailer for “22 Jump Street,” possibly the biggest comedy of the year, has hit, and it looks great. This time Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, and their boss, Ice Cube, are going undercover at spring break. Expect more of the same from the first movie, which means “22 Jump Street” will be a hilarious blockbuster when it’s released June 13.

  • The Ridiculous Dogs Of Intergroom 2014 [12 Photos]

    More than 3,000 dog and cat groomers from around the world descended upon New Jersey last weekend for Intergroom 2014, one of the largest conventions of its kind. Attendees were offered seminars and demonstrations of new products, but, mot important, was the competition. The following dogs from the Creative Challenge competition illustrate the talent and bizarre creativity of the best groomers the world has to offer. Do you think they have a creative competition for cats, too? I wouldn’t mind watching the calamity of such an event unfold…

  • An Insiders Look At RSVLTS Las Vegas Adventure With Johnny Appleseed Cider

    Johnny Appleseed Cider took us to Las Vegas for a whirlwind VIP jaunt that included a Ludacris concert, a private after-party in Hard Rock Hotel’s Hangover suite and the opportunity to be the first consumers in the world to try the new Sweet and Intense cider. We had a camera following along the while time capturing all the actin as it happened.

  • Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2014: Join RSVLTS at the Bougie Celebrity Day Drinking Party In Jersey City

    Dust off your khaki suits and Sperry’s because Polo is coming back to Liberty State Park on May 31st. If the idea of popping bottles of champagne in the company of bougie babes wearing sundresses and large hats is your idea of fun than the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is for you. Last year’s Classic was hosted by Matthew McConaughey’s abs and it sold out very quickly so don’t miss the boat because F.O.M.O. can be an ugly, ugly bitch. RSVLTS will be taking over the event this year (details coming soon) so mark your calendars for April 16th at 10am and get tickets while you can. UPDATE: As of 10:35am the event is not sold out. Keep refreshing the ticketweb page until tickets become available, it took us 5 minutes of refreshing until tickets loaded. We’ve reached out to their press team for answers..

  • The Hipster Fashion Of Namibia [24 Photos]

    At first glance, the people in these photos, what with their vintage clothing, trilby hats, pocket watches, pipes, and antique luggage, could pose for your regular Brooklyn hipster. But then you notice the background, and that sure ain’t Williamsburg. These pictures come from the African nation of Namibia, where Loux the Vintage Guru, a designer, stylist, and tailor, is leading a sharp-dressed fashion revolution. Loux gives old clothes new life and is spreading his vintage aesthetic with the help of a group of like-minded designers and stylists form Johannesburg known as Khumbula. For more of these great photos, check out Loux the Vintage guru on Tumblr.

  • Land Rover Transparent Hood Concept [Video]

    Next week at the 2014 New York Auto Show, Land Rover will be presenting its Discovery Vision Concept, setting the tone for its new SUVs. Included in the presentation will be this “Transparent Bonnet Concept” system that uses cameras placed in the grille to capture the terrain below while it appears on the vehicle’s Head-Up Display, rendering the hood invisible. For those who use their Land Rovers for the off-road driving they’re intended for, the system will make navigating narrow tracks and climbing and descending hills and rocks much easier and safer. For more info, check out the press release form Land Rover.

  • The Mercury 7: America’s First Astronauts [22 HQ Photos]

    On April 9, 1959, NASA announced the original seven men chosen to be astronauts for the manned spaceflights of the Mercury program. Dubbed the Mercury 7, the group was made up of Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, Gordon Cooper, and Deke Slayton. NASA originally planned for an open competition to find its first astronauts, but President Eisenhower, ever a stick in the mud, insisted that they all be test pilots. Due to the size of the Mercury capsule, candidates could be no taller than 5’11″ and weigh less than 180 pounds. Other requirements were age under 40, a bachelor’s degree, and at least 1500 hours of flying time. More than 500 initially applied, and after rounds of testing, both physical and mental, the group was whittled down to 18. The final 7 were chosen because of their genius-level IQs and their ability to function both as a team and solo. Between them, the 7 flew on all classes of manned NASA spacecraft from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle programs. With the exception, of Gus Grissom, who was tragically killed in the 1967 Apollo 1 fire, they all lived long lives well into retirement more »

  • Sony Covers Costa Rica In Flower Petals For Bizarrely Beautiful Stunt [8 Photos + Video]

    Sony, in collaboration with advertising agency McCANN and photographer Nick Meek, devised a unique way to advertise their new 4K TV with four times the detail of high definition. For more than two weeks, a team collected thousands of bright flower petals in Costa Rica before using them to cover the landscape in lush colors that are sure to look even more incredible in 4K. Honestly, I don’t know if I can live with this 1080p video now. I may as well be watching on a 1948 Zenith.

  • Punk Legend John Joseph Gives Juicing Tips [Video]

    Even punk rockers get old. It’s hard to believe that John Joseph, of the legendary Cro-Mags, is 51, and it’s even harder to believe that he is now giving tips on how to make juices and smoothies. He’s traded hard drugs for red chard and algae, but he’s as entertaining as ever in this video form Munchies. Also, if you like John Joseph’s no-nonsense, straight-talk style in this video, be sure to check out his NYC walking tour when it starts back up in May. For more info and tickets, head over to Rocks Off.

  • Alison Brie Stars in SMIRNOFF’s New Advertising Series and Now We Like SMIRNOFF

    Community star and perfect woman, Alison Brie and Derek Huff star in SMIRNOFF’s most recent series of six spots surrounding a “party at Adam Scott’s” house. Throughout the series Brie and Scott, who play themselves go through the motions of throwing a party. Each video is a satirical take on the exclusivity that new age vodka claim to encase. Yes, I sat through all six of these videos, but strictly for Brie watch. The adverts are actually pretty clever, mocking exclusive clubs, bottle service tables and uber-hipster-mixologists. Oh and Alison Brie is in every shot.

  • Spectacular Landscapes Around The World [20 Photos]

    The United Kingdom-based Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers recently held a one-off Spectacular Landscapes competition. Hundreds of photographers entered, and those voted the 20 best are presented in the gallery. For more info on the competition and current open competitions, check out Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers.

  • The Game of Thrones Sex Infographic

    Since it’s inception Game of Trones has been about three things. Power, death and sex. Not necessarily in that order. In fact quite often the opposite. The show has made it’s mark as pushing the erotica limits in terms of on screen nudity and sex. Cool Material created this informative and hilarious infographic showing the map of characters who’ve done the hibbity bibbity with one another.

  • Spoiler Alert: Supercut Of Every Major Movie Plot Twist [Video]

    Save yourself the time from watching such cinematic masterpieces as “Citizen Kane,” “The Game,” “Arlington Road,” and “Deep Blue Sea” by taking a look at “Spoiler Alert!” from Screen Junkies. And if you have one of those sheltered friends who managed to miss out on all these and now wants to get into movies, ruin their fun by showing them this video. A list of the movies featured follows the video.

  • Jimmy and Anne Sing Rap Classics

    Jimmy and Anne Hathaway team up to perform rap hits like “Gin and Juice,” “In Da Club,” and “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” with a Broadway twist. Now we know sometimes Hathaway could get a bit goody goody, unless shes on a Batcycle in a black leather cat suit and the camera angle is just right, but the girl can sing. And show off her butt.

  • The Other Side Of Iconic Album Covers [21 Photos]

    Flickr user Harvezt has created a series titled “The Dark Side of the Covers” where he imagines what the reverse side of classic album covers would look like. Some, such as Mettalica’s “Master of Puppets” are an obvious continuation of the original image. But others show a more in-depth knowledge of the content portrayed, such as the inclusion of the guitar Zal Cleminson played when he first joined Nazareth seen on the back of “No Mean City” or the addition of Brian Epstein on the back of “Yellow Submarine.” For more covers and info on the each, check out Harvezt on Flickr.

  • ‘Major League’ Turns 25 — Here Are 15 Things You Didn’t Know About The Movie [Link]

    Can you believe it has been 25 years since we first met Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn, Willie Mays Hayes, and the rest of the hapless Cleveland Indians in “Major League?” To celebrate it’s anniversary this week, here are 15 facts you don’t know about the movie, including why Hayes is never seen throwing, how Charlie Sheen prepared for his role, and what the original ending entailed.

  • The Red Band Trailer for “Neighbors” is Robert De Nirific

    The redband trailer for the upcoming comedy, Neighbors looks hilariously filthy to say the least. Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne and Lil’ Franco headline the cast of the new family meets frat bros comedy. Seth Rogan and Rose Byrne are ready to start their new family when a fraternity moves in next door. After a mishap involving the poilice turns their relationship sour, Efron and Franco start pulling pranks on Rogan and his family, only to be payed back by Rogan. A classic Tale of feuding neighbors and Robert De Niro impressions. Nick Stoller is directing the piece which means it should live up to “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Get Him to the Greek” standards.

  • The Future Of Fashion As Imagined In 1893

    The Public Domain Review came across these great drawings in an article from the January 1893 issue of “The Strand” magazine titled “Future Dictates of Fashion.” Unfortunately, things didn’t quite pan out as the author, W. Cade Gall, envisioned, with foppish dandies gallivanting about, escorting ladies in petticoats and bloomers. Although, the 1975 dude with the quirky facial hair, monocle, flowing scarf, and ornamental steampunk parasol could pass for an exceptionally outrageous contemporary hipster. And what’s up with the elf-shoe fad of the 1940s? 

  • This Perfect Man-Cave Chess Set is Made of Bullets

    These one of a kind custom chess sets are built to order, each one a little different. The pieces are made from a range of bullet sizes including 50 caliber bullets and every board is made completely custom, you could even work with the company to really customize every facet of these beautiful tables. The company who makes them urges and notes the customization details in each set that will include: “different watch gears and hands, different wood surface texture and appearance, different wood burning details, different retaining rail design to keep pieces secure. The chess pieces will be the same ( unless you specify you want a different shell size ). The bright side of this is that you can have a hand in some of the details.” Bullet Chess Set    

  • 10 Must Have Items From Bonhams Space History Sale

    New York auction house Bonhams is having a space history sale today with incredible artifacts from US and Soviet space missions. With the ever dwindling budgets of space exploration programs, these items could be the closest you ever get to space. For just $30,000 or so, you could even own a stowage strap encrusted with actual lunar dust! Check out Bonhams for the entire catalog and watch as these awesome artifacts get snatched up for more money than you could ever afford.

  • How To Get Lost (On Purpose)

    I’ve got a few strange hobbies. I like to ski, I like to drink craft beer, I like to salsa dance, and I like to get lost in new cities. Doesn’t sound too odd, does it? Well, it’s uncomfortable. It’s also frustrating. You always look like a fool when you don’t know where you’re going, and every subway is so tricky to figure out at first. But that’s the point. What a beautiful contrast it is to be the guy staring at rooftops and road signs while the world scurries by. As I write this, I’m sharing a table with a stranger in a random coffee house in Boston. I’m sort of lost. I can see the docks, so I’m not too out of place. I could find myself on a map, if I tried. Either way, after I finish this article and a bit of other work, I’m going to go out and see what else I can find. I heard the aquarium is pretty neat; maybe I’ll stop by. A museum or two? I like history. What I won’t do is this: buy a day pass for a trolley tour with a bunch of other tourists. That’s not more »

  • Marvel Selfies Take “#Selfie Satire” to a Hilarious New Level

    The #selfie is here to stay. In culture and in the dictionary as well. There’s no fighting it, resistance is futile. There’s only acceptance. So digital artist, Butcher Bully, brought some of the most relevant icons in the film and comic industry to the world of #selfies in “Let’s save the world, but first, LET ME TAKE A #SELFIE”. Bask in it’s selfie satire and accept the fate of the universe. I swear Thor is making a duck face.

  • 24 Iconic Albums That Are Now 20 Years Old

    April 8, 1994 was a pivotal moment for music of the 1990′s. It was the day that The Offspring released their pop punk juggernaut “Smash” and it was also the day that Kurt Cobain’s body was found at his home in Seattle. The entire year for that matter would have a huge impact on music for decades to come. Debut albums from Weezer, Nas, Outkast, Biggie, Hootie, DMB, and several others dominated the charts and collections like Bon Jovi’s “Cross Road” and the Lion King soundtrack are still relevant today. There is a good chance that many of these albums were the first CDs you ever bought. Looking at you Weezer “Blue” album, or what ever you are called. Take a flashback to classic 1990′s music by streaming the following 24 albums for free right here.

  • 60 Yearbook Quotes That Will Make You Laugh Or Cringe (Probably Cringe)

    It’s that time of year when the world’s most brilliant people, high school seniors, leave their mark on the world with the nuggets of wisdom known as high school yearbook quotes. The brooding, misunderstood geniuses will broadcast their edgy political beliefs; the stoners will make drug references that they are too stoned to realize are extremely obvious; the minority students will make light of their race; quirky nerds will quote cartoon or videogame characters; some wiseacre will make a sex joke. No matter what they choose, they are sure to look back on their quotes and cringe. Thankfully, I never picked up my yearbook, so I will never have to see whatever undoubtedly stupid quote I put down. Although, as someone who was brooding AND nerdy, I cringe just imagining the possibilities.

  • Spend Your Summer At Mexico’s Seashell House [15 Photos]

    The Seashell House in Isla Mujeres, Mexico is one of the most unique homes you’ll ever see. Build in 1994, the house truly resembles two seashells. The tall, two-story shell features a living room, kitchenette, and half bath downstairs and a bedroom and bathroom up top. The smaller, round shell features a king bed and full bath. Outside you’ll find a pool and a great view of the sea across the road. The best part is that the house is a popular vacation spot and is available from $225. For more info, check out the Seashell House on Airbnb.

  • 2015 BMW M4 Convertible

    A guy can dream (of Summer) can’t he? The 2015 BMW M4 epitomizes everything that’s right with the warm weather seasons. The three-liter, 425-horsepower, twin-turbocharged straight six engine is nice and all, but who really cares about all that when your drop-top folds up in under 20 seconds. Available with either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, depending on if your swerving around pot-holes on the north east coast or cruising down the PCH on the west coast will surely affect your decision. 2015 BMW M4 Convertible


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