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  • Street Fighter 2: An Oral History [Link]

    Believe it or not, it has been 23 years since we first started wasting our hard earned allowances at the arcade playing Capcom’s Street Fighter II. The tumultuous history of the game directly from the mouths of the creators has never been laid down until now. See how the fighting game that took the world by storm, saved an ailing game developer, and jump-started a whole new genre rose from the ashes of an oft-forgotten game that pretty much failed miserably. 

  • The Complete 1,000+ Text History Between Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin Has Leaked

    Through a league source, The Big Lead has obtained the full transcript of over 1,000 text messages Incognito and Martin swapped between October 2012 and November 2013. The messages are what you’d expect from wealthy, young athletes: Incessant talk about partying, drinking, and chasing women. And there is plenty of bawdy back-and-forth banter that at times reads like a fraternity brother hazing a pledge. If Incognito was indeed tasked with ‘toughening up’ Martin – a question Dolphins coach Joe Philbin refused to answer in early November – did he cross a line? The text exchanges should offer some insight into the relationship between Incognito and Martin.

  • Seinfeld and Costanza Reunite for the Super Bowl

    Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander did a short promo for Jerry’s acclaimed web series, Crackle’s Crackle’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The spot included the two riding in a 1976 American Motors Pacer then getting coffee at an old familiar spot, TOMS. Yes, the same TOMS from the show about nothing that made Seinfeld a household name. The two talk about the usual babble that has us plugged in weekly, even nowadays on reruns, it’s hard to turn Seinfeld off once sucked into the half hour of twists that tie in together like a synchronized dance at the end. So with this nostalgia of the old and success of  the new Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, we’re looking forward to a new season and hopefully a full cast Seinfeld reunion. From Crackle: George Costanza: The Over-Cheer

  • Super Bowl XLVIII Starters’ Salaries (infographic)

    Last night Super Bowl XLVIII took place and was lopsided to say the least. The Seahawks dominated the game from the get go and have the Lombardi trophy in their grasp. At the end of the day, however, all the players on the field are really all winners. With the Sylvester Williams trailing the salaries of Super Bowl starters at $426,000, I’d say every player waking up today in their Jersey City luxury hotel room should have a smile on their face.

  • NFL Helmets In The Star Wars Universe [32 Photos]

    Mexico based art director and illustrator John Raya took the 32 teams in the NFL and mixed them up with characters from the Star Wars universe to come up with a football league from a galaxy far, far away. See more of his work on his behance portfolio. Also, the RSVLTS would like to congratulate the Toydaria Wattos on their win in the Galactic Bowl yesterday. The Hoth Tauntauns didn’t have a chance. 

  • Ulric Collette’s Genetic Portraits [25 Photos]

    Canadian photographer and graphic designer Ulric Collette created his first “Genetic Potrait” when he was trying to age his 7 year old son in Photoshop. He spliced a photo of himself with the photo of his son and liked the result. He has taken dozens of these “Genetic Portraits” in the years since, using photos of relatives, whether they be brother and sister, father and son, mother and daughter, etc. Sometimes the splicing works so well, it’s eerie. See the rest of the series and other projects at Ulric Collette.

  • 9 People Who Chose To #KissForPeace In Moments of Violence

    While watching the Super Bowl you probably saw a powerful commercial from AXE promoting their #KissForPeace campaign that promotes the slogan “Make love. Not war.” As AdAge describes, “The ad, directed by MJZ’s Rupert Sanders, travels the globe to various hot spots of conflict, including the Middle East and what’s clearly meant to be a version of North Korea. Tensions rise as each scene seems poised to erupt in violence. But instead, each becomes a celebration of love, as the warriors put down their weapons and embrace their wives and girlfriends.” It’s a powerful ad and as you’ll see from the following nine photos protestors choosing to #KissingForPeace can be a powerful strategy in love’s war against violence. 

  • Seth Meyers Says Goodbye to SNL Weekend Update with Some Old Friends

    Seth Meyers is departing from SNL after 13 years as a member of the staff. After a brief stint as a cast member, Meyers pen talent got him instant recognition getting him a full time writing supervisor in 2005. For his last segment as arguably the best Weekend Update host of all time, he brought on some old friends who made his job a little easier over the years. Stefon (Bill Hader) and Amy Poehler made their rounds. Poehler gave Seth some sage advice on life after the desk and Stefon mocked new co-anchor, Cecily Strong and all seemed right on Saturday night. Andy Samberg and Fred Armisen also stopped by as way of Andy Samberg and former NY Gov. David Patterson. Seth spoke about his new position and closed by saying “This is the job I always wanted, and I had the best time,”

  • Badass Lawyer Commercial Or Revenge Film Trailer? [Video]

    Savannah based lawyer Jamie Casino made this commercial that aired during the Super Bowl in Georgia that explains how he went from ruthless defense attorney for all sorts of nefarious types to heroic defender of the underdog/personal injury attorney. The serious ad looks more like a trailer to a revenge/action flick. His name, Jamie Casino, even sounds like some sort of vigilante like The Punisher’s Frank Castle. It’s a serious story, involving the murder of Casino’s brother, but the execution is so bizarre and over the top that it seems like Hollywood fiction. All I know is the downtrodden citizens of Savannah are lucky to have Jamie Casino on their side.

  • RSVLTS Catches Up, Chats With Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro Jamaal Charles

    Recently, RSVLTS got a chance to communicate with Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl running back, Jamaal Charles at an event promoting the newest downloadable content for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Titled Onslaught, it is now available to purchase on Xbox Live. It will be ready for launch on the Playstation Network in a few weeks—wait patiently, Sony faithful! Charles seemed to enjoy the DLC, largely pointing toward the rampant chaos that only Call of Duty entails. Citing one map in particular, Charles said that he “loved Bayview”—the map that replicates the idyllic Santa Monica pier. A long time gamer, Charles’ other favorite titles are: Tomb Raider, NBA 2K, and Madden. When speaking of the lattermost game, Charles said that he would create himself in the game during his pre-NFL days. And, in the NCAA games, he would create himself and then get drafted into the NFL through the virtual world created by the game. During his rookie season, Charles said that he “put himself ahead of every player” in the game, regardless of their position or rating—something that most of the human population would do upon the realization of an NFL dream. However, gaming was not the only topic of more »

  • Biggest Snowstorm In 50 Years Blankets Iran [60 Photos]

    Since Friday, snow has been steadily falling in Iran, with some provinces receiving almost 7 feet so far. It’s the biggest snowstorm to hit the country in 50 years. 500,000 people in the north have been without electricity and gas since Saturday. Iran’s Red Crescent (the Red Cross’ Islamic arm) has rescued around 11,000 people in the last four days. 3800 people have been moved to emergency shelters. Another snowstorm is expected to come to the region Monday night. And here we are at RSVLTS HQ complaining about the 8 inches we’re getting today.

  • Past Meets Present: Nike Uniforms Bring Winning Traditions to the Court

    This February Nike will debut some retro style uniforms paying homage to winning traditions from schools past. The college basketball teams that will debut the Hyper Elite Dominance uniforms include Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Duke University, University of Kentucky, Syracuse University, University of Oregon and University of North Carolina. All seven uniforms honor each school’s winning tradition with special logos, scripts and colors mined from each program’s past.

  • 7 Facts And 3 GIFs: Hellooo Curling [Link]

    The Winter Olympics are almost here and curling, a sport that has been a part of the winter games since the beginning in 1924, is still widely unknown. The bevy of beauties on the 2010 women’s teams helped raise the profile a bit, but for the most part people were just watching to see hot women shout a lot. Let NPR teach you all about the game and learn that there’s more to it than just shuffleboard on ice.

  • Richard Sherman 30 for 30 Mockumentary Starring Frank Caliendo As Everyone

    Frank Caliendo, best known for his decade long stint on Fox NFL Sunday doing impersonations of NFL personalities (usually John Madden), is back in this ESPN 30 for 30 mockumentary about Richard Sherman. Watch Caliendo brilliantly take on Jon Gruden, Bill Belichick, Mike Ditka, and many others. He even goes back to his MadTV days with appearances from former presidents George W Bush and Bill Clinton.

  • Rare Photographs of Celebrities [50 Photos]

    I’d like to make some snide remark about how stupid some of these famous folks look in these behind the scene pictures, like Brooke Shields and Robert Downey Jr in raver getup, but I can’t stop returning to that picture of Sigourney Weaver on the set of Alien. Those legs…that underwear…

  • A Brief History of Sampling [Video]

    Jonny Wilson, better known as Eclectic Method, is a master when it comes to remixing music and video. He has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including U2, Fatboy Slim, Brian Eno, and Phish. In his latest video, he takes a look at the history of sampling and presents it in a novel, flowing narrative made up of some of the most recognizable snippets of music in the history of hip-hop and dance music. Watch the video then check out the rest of Eclectic Method’s work on tumblr.

  • Style Watch: The Big Game

    Gearing up for the big game this weekend and want to show your allegiance to a certain team? We’ve got you covered. Whether you’re the 12th man in Seattle or at the Meadowlands for Peyton-Palooza here’s all the gear you’ll need to support your team while staying warm.

  • Mysterious Secluded Bachelor Pad In Joshua Tree National Park [22 Photos]

    The inexplicably named Black Desert House, a black house in the desert area of California’s Joshua Tree National Park (oh, I guess it’s explicable after all), is a joint venture between Marc Atlan Design and Oller & Pejic Architects. Set on a 2.5 acre lot, the 1570 square-foot home features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Set back on a private road with no neighbors in view, you’re guaranteed plenty of privacy when out in the 30 foot long and 8 foot deep pool. Unfortunately, the Black Desert House is not for sale, but it is available exclusively for professional location rentals. So if you want to rent the space, theoretically you could take your special lady on a trip there as long as you turn the vacation into a photo or video shoot. Just convince her of the artistic value involved.

  • Stephen Colbert Tries Out for the Redskins and What Happens Next Will Implode Your Brain

    Stephen Colbert is no stranger to funny. His satirical humor goes over well will just about every demographic in existence. Smart, witty and incredibly humorous, Colbert has a way of making his guests feel comfortably uncomfortable even though they know what’s coming next. This round, Stephen tries out for the Redskins and get’s some pointers from Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs and on field tips from Steve Clarkson. Stephen Deserves a Colbert “Chest” Bump for this one.

  • 50 Things Every Traveler Should Know (Infographic)

    Talk to any consistent world traveler and they’ll tell you there’s no thrill like stepping outside of your comfort zone. Meet new people, try new foods, mingle with different cultures. The unknown of a journey abroad will catapult even the homiest of xenophobes into Chris Columbus, a globetrotting journeyman with a taste for adventure. UK travel site Travelbag has come up with 50 tips and hints to get you through a world tour. Each of the 50 tips contain cultural facts that might make or break a trip if otherwise unknown. For example, plan around siestas in Spain or under no circumstances should you mix vodka in Russia, the penalty is death. Kidding, not really, maybe, probably, because it’s Russia.

  • How to Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich With a Hotel Room Iron [Video]

    So you’re at a hotel and you’re hungry but you don’t want to blow a bunch of money on room service of dubious quality: what are you going to do? You could go to the vending machine and load up on vintage Planters Peanut Bars, but the dental bills may negate the savings from not ordering room service. Why not cook your own meal? Using ingredients you can find at any convenience store and the oft neglected iron found in your room, you can make a grilled cheese sandwich by following this video from CrazyRussianHacker. A Russian using American cheese to make a sandwich? Perestroika at its finest!

  • 3 (Good) Reasons Why The Super Bowl Should Be Played On A Saturday

    The Super Bowl is unquestionably the pinnacle moment in America’s sports calendar. It is a spectacle of hard-hitting tackles and even harder-hitting capitalism, with multimillion-dollar, 30-second television commercials and host cities reaping hundreds of millions in tourism dollars. As such it has become more than just a sports holiday, but an American holiday. But like most great traditions, is there a way to make the Super Bowl better? Yes! ESPN’s Kenny Mayne and CafePress believe so. The National Football League should move the Super Bowl to Saturday. If the Super Bowl were played on Saturday, consider:

  • “Wise Words From Pitbull Fridays” Timber Edition

    Back by popular demand are “Wise Words From Pitbull Fridays”, a feature where we dissect the lyrical brilliance of the man with over 10 songs on the Billboard top 100. Mr. Worldwide has graced the charts with another smash hit collaborating with Ke$ha for Timber, a catchy ho-down song that just never seems to get old. In the past we’ve taken lyrics from Mr. 305’s archive of hits and created beautiful works of inspirational quotes we’ve corralled in case you feel like being inspired. But Timber is different, a masterpiece of exponential proportions, a timeless piece of art that will live on for eons and so we bring to you “WWFPF” Timber Edition.

  • Ice Storms Cripple The South [20 HQ Photos]

    Earlier this week Atlanta was essentially crippled following a severe ice storm that turned roads and airports into sheets of ice. The city, which is unaccustomed to this type of weather, was not able to handle the ice and drivers crashed into ditches and abandoned vehicles littered the highways which led to miles-long traffic jams for many hours. The Atlantic In Focus pulled together a photo set that shows how bad things really was.