First off, let me state that this review and everything within it are purely my own opinions and does not represent the views of anyone I know or company that I work with/ for (I’m just a big nerd/ Superman fan). It does contain spoilers to the film, “Man of Steel.” Please do not read if you do not wish to know any of those spoilers before you’ve seen the film.

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I will go on record as saying that I am probably one of the biggest Superman fans of all time, and it’s well known amongst all who know me (I make it known. haha). From comics to shirts to mugs to posters to movies to shows, I have them all. There’s even a picture of me somewhere as a kid wearing tighty-whities and a blanket around my neck, ready to fly. All of this and the infusion of my love for films and you can see the amount of anticipation that I have for “Man of Steel.”

I won’t lie, when the film ended, I wasn’t as blown away and satisfied as I thought/ hoped I would be. Don’t get me wrong, I thought it was an amazing and action-packed film. It was a great reintroduction and reinterpretation of the character for the modern audience. However, it was missing something.. and after a few days (and much thought), I realized what was missing was embracing that the main character was Superman. I didn’t feel like this was a Superman movie, more like a movie inspired by Superman. The suit was there. They showed (most of) his powers. The classic characters were there. Yet, it just didn’t feel fully like a Superman movie. But… maybe that has to do with me and my history with Superman. I mean… to be fair, my expectations were beyond anything you could have imagined (like seriously, think of the highest expectations ever… and then go beyond that). This is how I felt for probably a day after watching the film, but it kept gnawing at me… why did I feel this way? And then it all clicked for me.

Growing up, I’ve experienced many variations of Superman through countless comics, TV, and films. When I was a kid, it was the classic Fleischer cartoons and a little while later, I discovered the classic films starring (who many believe to be) the definitive Superman, then moved onto Dean Cain’s portrayal in “Lois and Clark: the Adventures of Superman” as an early teen, after that came the animated series on KidsWB, getting older and into my teenage/ college years it was all about “Smallville” before the (disappointing) Superman Returns. Finally, as an adult, I’ve been presented with this latest reboot known as “Man of Steel.” Going through so many versions and variations of this iconic character that has meant so much to me, it’s not surprising that I have my own “rules” about what or rather… who Superman should be (and I won’t even mention comic book Superman because there are so many amazing different stories and universes within that medium alone). That’s my investment, and I feel like that’s the same for everyone else. We each have our own very specific ideas and even, special relationship, about what makes up this hero of all heroes. Unless it’s the specific one in each of our minds, it won’t be completely fulfilling. It’s because Supes means too much to us.

For me, I don’t believe I’ll ever be fully satisfied with any Superman film unless it’s one that is born out of my vision. It is my goal/ dream to one day direct a Superman film. I was actually happy that I haven’t encountered the “perfect” Superman film yet because if I did, there’d be no point in me telling my version of this super man in a long, red cape – it would already exist. That being said, this is Zack Snyder/ David Goyer/ Christopher Nolan’s version of Superman. There were/are complaints about how this is a much more sci-fi film than a traditional superhero film, and yes, that’s true. They wanted to approach the film in as grounded of a way as possible and ask what if Superman literally existed with us right here and right now? From a scientific standpoint, how would that be possible? Literally and logically, how would that work and come to be? Scientifically speaking, there are high chances that there are other lifeforms somewhere in that vast ocean of stars up there, but it’s fiction because Krypton does not necessarily exist (that we know of anyway). Superman has always been an alien from another planet, another immigrant who finds his way here to be like us without ever being able to actually be “one of us.”

There have been quite a few reviews and comments about how this film is “cold” or “sad” which is apparently “not what a Superman film should be” because apparently it should be more “fun.” (But come on, that scene where one of the jerks Clark runs into at a bar gets his truck demolished? Hilarious and fun.) Well, I’m glad that it wasn’t just another “fun” entertaining summer blockbuster that had no real intensity, no real meat to the story (like “The Avengers” in my opinion). What I’ve loved about Nolan’s Batman trilogy and the way that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have approached this film is that they wanted to make it a strong artistic piece of work comparable to any award-nominated drama out there. They make their characters these people that you can really look into and see their flaws, and that they’re actually human at heart. Don’t get me wrong, I was entertained by “The Avengers,” but after I left the theater, there was no discussion or discourse needed. I went in, had a fun time, left, and that was that. “Man of Steel” has forced me to really examine and discuss not necessarily what I think about Superman but through using this character/ this film as a vehicle, really, what my ideas are about morality and what it means to be human. And that’s the beautiful thing about what this film has done is that it’s made so many people do that as well, it’s created real thought and conversation, impassioned words at that, whether positive or negative. (Most) people are actually taking this film seriously. (To think, a superhero/ “comic book movie” has caused this sort of discourse). I think that’s such a great thing and came to realize that even with a more serious tone, this film was and still is ultimately about hope. Hope is not always whimsical and happy or at least, the path to find it isn’t always an easy one. At times, it may take sacrifice and pain in order to truly understand the power of hope.

The biggest (and easily most-discussed) part of the film is when Superman is forced to kill General Zod at the end of their battle. I have always felt that Superman does not kill. He always finds an alternative option because he is meant to represent an ideal of what humankind should be like, more than we are. Apparently, a lot of other people feel the same as well, but let me tell you why (at least in my humble opinion) this ending works. Throughout the entire film, Clark/ Superman has always taken the higher ground (whether that’s when he was a kid getting harassed by those jocks or even as an adult working at a bar and seeing someone getting harassed). He’s always found out a way in those situations to pick the other path, but Zod was different. Here you have (with no other known way of stopping) someone who is equally, if not physically stronger and more militaristically cunning than Superman. Zod (as he stated himself) has been created to become a warrior whose whole definition of being is to preserve the ideals of Krypton and that’s it. After Superman “takes that objective” away, he has no other reason to live for except to destroy the person who took that away from him. His goal became to destroy Superman and everything he held close to his heart. As Superman was holding onto Zod, watching as he was about to incinerate those innocent bystanders, he knew he had no other choice. Think about it, even if he were to throw him a mile away and delay the destruction for a bit, Zod would not stop. He would keep going and cause more and more destruction and pain, and (as presented in the context of the film), there was no prison (aside from the Phantom Zone which was gone by then), object (kryponite does exists as of yet), or other way that anyone knew of within the universe of the film that could hold him at bay. There remained only one option that could stop him… Superman had to kill Zod. He had to make the toughest choice he’s ever had to make (maybe aside from sacrificing his father) because this is again coming from someone who has always taken the other road. People make it sound as though it was just this easy thing that he did and then felt fine about, but it wasn’t, it was his sacrifice and doing something that no one else could do because he had to in order to PROTECT (and this is in response to Mark Waid’s piece regarding the film) mankind. Most of the time, in reality (where this film is based) there is no third option, and the hard choice has to be made. I think it really is from that one action that he would do whatever it takes to not have to make a decision like that ever again. Superman will from here on out find another way even if there is no other because he knows what it is like to take a life.

With that, I know, maybe Snyder’s version is not necessarily “your Superman” and you know what, he’s not completely mine neither. I really do believe this is a great reinvention of this character for this current generation. It holds no feeling of need to be beholden to anything that came before it because they literally created this film as if no others came before. They went at it with no rule book. They created their version of Superman for the 21st century, and I fully respect them for it. The filmmakers did their job, and now, as the audience, we need to do ours. We need to be okay with the fact that this is Superman, just as Christopher Reeve’s Superman is Superman or Tom Welling’s is allowed to be Superman as well. We need to be okay with loving our own versions of this character so much that we can put aside the those films and stories that came before, at least enough so that we are giving this newest incarnation of the character an opportunity to be a part of this incredible lexicon – to be Superman. He may stumble, he may fall, but in time, he can accomplish wonders.

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Racism seems to rear its ugly head at Donald Trump rallies and for some its no surprise, as Trump himself has fueled the flames by blasting Latinos and boasting that they will be paying for the enormous wall he wants to build.

A tatted up, muscle bound bro from Arizona was captured on video recently outside of a Phoenix rally. Hes a proud American he proclaims, and he had a message for the Mexican protesters: Go fucking make my tortilla, motherfucker and build that fucking wall for me!The bro was clearly amped up, shouting his love for Trump, and his country, while telling the protesters how he could take ten of them on at once, and also what he would do to their families! Sometimes its not Trump himself that is the scary one, but some of his supporters!

Check out this dude’s roid filled epic rant, and let us know what you think of it in the comments section on Facebook!

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The XBox 1 and PS4 may be all the rave this year, but back in 1996 there was only one system every geek dreamed of for Christmas. 

The Nintendo 64. 

UPROXX traveled back in time to celebrate and remember one of the great systems of all time with this outrageous N64 music video

 

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We’re two weeks into the first MashableReads selection, and we have even more exciting news to share. To make finding our next MashableReads picks even easier for you, we’re launching our book club today on Apple‘s iBookstore.

Instead of scouring our website to make sure you didn’t miss an announcement, just check the MashableReads book club page on iBooks. If you have an e-reader, you can purchase the book right then and there.

We also put our heads together and chose eight additional books recommendations for your free time — because who couldn’t use more awesome books to read? Each selection is unique and offers completely different experiences. From the surrealist parallel universe of 1Q84 to discussions on artificial intelligence in Ulysses, you’ll be engaged and challenged by books from across the globe.

Check out our recommendations below — and don’t forget to participate in our first #MashReads Twitter chat with Adelle Waldman, author of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. on Sept. 3 at 5:30 p.m. ET.

MashableReads Recommendations

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1. We Need New Names
Author: NoViolet Bulawayo

We need new voices — and Bulawayo is one we’ve needed for some time. This first-time novelist from Zimbabwe was listed for the Man Booker Prize this year. There are plenty of good torn-between-two-countries stories out this year — but it’s what Bulawayo leaves to your mind that enriches your senses long after the novel is done. The story of Darling and her exodus from the horror that has befallen Zimbabwe is painfully real, but even more so when we see the America she comes to.


2. 1Q84
Author: Haruki Murakami

If you’re already a Murakami fan, this book will solidify everything you’ve ever loved about him. If you’re a new reader, this epic novel about the intertwined fates of two elementary school classmates will make you a believer. Aomame and Tengo both find themselves living in a world quite like their own, but with a few notable differences. In this lengthy story Murakami gives us murder, religious cults with sinister practices, the supernatural — and a love story that keeps you engaged until the very end.


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3. Savage Detectives
Author: Roberto Bolano

Youth! Drinking! Sex! Blissful despair! Down with the Establishment! In other words, ideations of literature. Bolano, who hails from Chile, wrote this book in 1998. Mexican visceral realists (starving intellectuals) are the lone survivors in the literature wasteland of today. Their self-imposed mission is to find their elusive poet. But just as their journey begins, we flip form and get only third-hand accounts of their trek into the desert until the end of the novel.


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4. Ulysses
Author: James Joyce

Artificial Intelligence realized. Think IBM did it with Watson? Or Google already has and just isn’t telling us? Joyce beat them both to it in 1922. This 650-page tale doesn’t present another tired iteration of a humanly contrived Other. Instead, it creates one life in one day. Leopold Bloom exists like we do — his experiences and thoughts are all fully-formed and functional. Modern, experimental, so nuanced you will need a companion text or a class to discuss and understand it. Find out why it’s considered the best novel written in 100 years.


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5. Freedom
Author: Jonathan Franzen

Freedom is one of those novels that you can instantly relate to. Franzen brings to life incredibly well-rounded characters who you may not always like but will make you cringe with recognition. From marital disputes and teenage relationship angst to the effects of global warming and animal extinction, Franzen keeps readers entrenched in real-world issues. Ultimately, the temptation of freedom and the consequences of abusing freedom underlie this epic novel about the contemporary nuclear family.


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6. The Pale King
Author: David Foster Wallace

The geeks who would be kings? One would think the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Ill., is rife with those who call numbers and code their only friends. But this novel shows the true rich depth of humans, agents and otherwise, versus the numbing grind of our work, sex and family lives. So what is the value of our work; what is the meaning in life? Since this is Wallace, expect his attempt at an answer to be quixotic, incomplete and long.


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7. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author: Junot Díaz

Oscar is an overweight comic book nerd in a family full of guapisimos hombres who is just trying to find love, damn it. In this 2008 Pultizer Prize-winning novel, Díaz takes you through one family’s life in the Dominican Republic to Washington Heights with raw and often heartbreaking descriptions about being an outcast. He’ll have you laughing along with Oscar’s awkward adolescence as you simultaneously sympathize with the difficulty of finding your place in the world.


8. Shantaram
Author: Gregory David Roberts

Shantaram is one of the rare books that balances beautiful storytelling with stark poverty, heartbreaking loss and hopeful romance. As you journey through the slums of Bombay, the beautiful beaches of Goa and war zones of Afghanistan, Roberts takes you through the gamut of human emotions. This novel based loosely on the author’s own life will fundamentally change you and stay with you long after you’ve finished reading.

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The last living witnesses to historical events are fascinating in so many ways. Not only are they time capsules of memories, experiences, and stories from a bygone era, they also hold in them the last remaining memory of that great event. When they die, that event passes from living memory into history. What is it like to be able to look back on 60, 70, or 80 years of life since that event and think “I am the last”? These 10 people know.

10 Mae Keene
The Last Living Radium Girl

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Things were looking up for young women in America in the early 1920s. They had finally received the right to vote and they were entering the US workforce in larger numbers than ever. In particular, American companies wanted to employ young women in manufacturing operations that required precise yet repetitive work, such as hand painting radioactive radium paint onto clock faces. Radium was discovered in 1898 by Marie Currie, and four years later, William Hammer mixed radium with zinc sulfide to make radioluminescent paint. Before long, anyone and everyone had to have a radium-painted watch on their hand or a radioactive, glowing clock by their bed. Many companies rushed into the business of processing the radium, making the radium paint, or manufacturing the clocks and watches with the painted parts.

In 1924, 18-year-old Mae Keene went to work at one of these manufacturing plants, the Waterbury Clock Company of Vermont. Like the other young women who painted the clocks, she was taught how to obtain a fine point on her brush by moistening the tip with her lips. This meant ingesting radioactive radium each time they touched the painted brush to their mouth. The women were told the radium paint was safe, and to be fair, it wasn’t until the 1920s that the companies knew they were lying. The women would even sneak the paint out of work and use it to paint their nails.

Mae quit the job after only a few months, and that probably saved her life. Unlike so many of her coworkers, she did not develop the deadly diseases caused by radium such as “radium jaw,” a debilitating and usually fatal disease where radium attacks the bones and rots away the jaw. In fact, Mae lived to be a very old woman. Today, at the age of 108, she may be the very last living radium girl.

9 Werner Franz
The Last Living Crew Member Of The Hindenburg

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Everyone has heard of the Hindenburg. The gigantic German passenger aircraft exploded, burned, and crashed at Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937. It seems incredible anyone could walk away from that fiery crash, but of the 97 crew and passengers on board, 62 would survive. Today, 77 years later, that number is down to one. Werner Franz was a 14-year-old cabin boy on the Hindenburg and is the only living crew member from that historic event.

As a cabin boy, he worked from 6:30 AM until 9:30 PM serving the ship’s officers and crew. His job was to prepare the messroom for all meals and serve the crew coffee at night. By the time he was on his first voyage to the United States, Franz had been to South America aboard the Hindenburg several times. He had his job down to a routine. The evening the Hindenburg approached the tower in Lakehurst, Franz was still busy washing and putting away dishes in the mess.

He was lucky to be where he was, toward the front of the ship. Just as he was putting away a coffee cup, he heard a noise. The entire ship shuddered and sank at the stern, lifting the bow upwards. He ran out of the mess to the gangway, where he saw a ball of flame rushing towards him as the hydrogen cells exploded and burned. Just then, he was doused with water as the forward water ballast tank shifted and poured water toward the rear of the ship.

The water helped prevent Franz from being burned, but how to escape this burning ship? He remembered the provision hatch used to transfer stores onto the ship. He ran to it, sat down on a beam—with the glow of the burning ship all around him—and he kicked open the hatch. Franz looked down and saw the ground rushing up toward him. He waited until the Hindenburg was close to the ground and jumped. Just then, Franz caught his last lucky break As he hit the ground, the ship lurched back up into the air. This gave him just enough time to run out from underneath the falling immensity of the burning ship.

Franz would survive wet, uninjured, and alive. Later, Franz asked for permission to return to the Hindenburg to look for a watch his grandfather had given him. Amazingly, he found his watch in the burned and twisted wreckage.

8 John Cruickshank
Last Living Victoria Cross Winner For Action During World War II

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The highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces is the Victoria Cross. Today, John Cruickshank is the only living World War II combatant to have won this prestigious military award, and boy did he earn it.

John Cruickshank was the pilot of a PBY Catalina airplane whose mission it was to seek out and destroy German U-boats during World War II. It carried six 113-kilogram (250-lb) depth charges to get the work done. On his 48th mission and cruising at 610 meters (2,000 ft) above the Arctic Ocean, he and his crew spotted U-347 on the surface and moved in for the kill. They came in low over the U-boat, but the depth charges failed to drop.

The PBY circled around to come in again, but the element of surprise was lost and the Germans were ready for them with their deck guns. As they brought the PBY in low for a second attack, the Germans opened fire. Bullets and shells from the U-boat shredded the PBY, killing one man and wounding several more. Cruickshank took the worst of it, having been hit an incredible 72 times. Riddled with bullets in his limbs and lungs, he held the PBY steady and dropped all six depth charges, sinking the sub.

The injured crew now had to fly the badly damaged PBY five hours back to their base in Scotland. Bleeding and lapsing in and out of consciousness, Cruickshank refused morphine so he could fly the plane if needed. It was a smart choice, because when the PBY reached its base, the copilot could not land it. Cruickshank took the controls and landed the PBY on the water, keeping the front of the plane above the waterline long enough for the flying boat to reach shallow water.

7 Reinhard Hardegen
The Last Living German U-Boat Captain

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Fortunately for Captain Reinhard Hardegen, he was not on U-347 when John Cruickshank and his PBY crew sank it. If he had been, today he would not be the last living German U-boat commander. In many ways, Hardegen was the peer of Cruickshank. He wasn’t just the pilot of his war machine, but the winner of a prestigious war decoration from his country, the coveted Knights Cross.

Hardegen was the captain of U-123 and was one of the most successful killers of Allied vessels and crews in the entire war. Like all German submariners, he was exceptionally proud of the German U-boats, believing them to be far superior to those of the Americans. Hardegen recalled visiting an American submarine before the war and coming away with the impression that the American submarines had great creature comforts and spacious room compared to the German subs, but were not as well-designed as ultimate fighting machines. He also felt the discipline and devotion to duty of the German submariners far exceeded that of their American counterparts.

The Germans demonstrated their dedication to killing during Operation Drumbeat in the first six months of 1942, when German U-boats sank Allied ships in what another German U-boat commander called a “duck shoot.” The Germans called this period of their submarine war “the Happy Time” as they sank Allied vessels along the North American coast almost at will.

Hardegen would sink more Allied ships than any other U-boat commander during Operation Drumbeat. He contributed to the loss of 500 Allied ships and 5,000 merchant mariners. The Happy Time would soon give way, however, to what the German submariners called “the Sour Pickle Time,” the period in 1943–1945 when Allied sub detection and killing technology made almost every U-boat mission a death sentence. Hardegen survived the Sour Pickle Time and the war itself. At the age of 101, he is the last of the World War II German U-boat commanders and one of the last living German submariners.

6 David Stolier
The Last Living Survivor Of The Struma Disaster

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In 1936, with his home country of Romania increasing their persecution of Jews, the father of David Stolier decided it would be best to evacuate his son from the country. He booked David passage on the Struma, an old cattle boat that was barely seaworthy, bound for the assumed safety of British Palestine. Badly overcrowded, with almost 800 passengers and crew, the Struma barely made it to the port of Istanbul, Turkey. The ship sat there for two months while the Turks refused to allow the passengers to disembark and the British refused to grant them visas to reach Palestine.

Years later, Stolier would recall the awful conditions on board the Struma. Hundreds of passengers baked in the sun with no room to move and little water or food. In February 1942, the Turks finally forced the Struma back out into the Black Sea with nowhere to go. Within hours, a Soviet submarine patrolling for Axis ships mistakenly torpedoed the Struma only a mile off the coast. Out of 769 Jewish passengers, including 75 children, David was the sole survivor. Seventy-two years later, Stolier is still the last living witness to this historic tragedy.

5 Harry Ettlinger
The Last Monuments Man

Not every old man gets the opportunity to meet George Clooney, let alone see his World War II story told by the A-list actor and director in a major motion picture. But 88-year-old Harry Ettlinger has accomplished that and much more in his long life. He also holds the distinction of being the last of the Army unit dispatched to Germany to save the looted art masterpieces the Nazis had hidden away in caves and . . . other places.

For those who don’t want to wait to watch Clooney’s The Monuments Men, the trailer is above. At the very end of World War II, the Allies were afraid the Germans would destroy unknown numbers of priceless and historic artwork they knew the Nazis had seized when they came to power at the start of the war. The question was, where was the art hidden and could they rescue it in time? To that end, the Allies dispatched a small unit of art historians, professors, and other Indiana Jones characters called the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives corps. They were tasked with finding and recovering the stolen art the Nazis had stashed in castles, salt mines, and other locations. Almost 70 years later, only Harry Ettlinger survives to attend the Hollywood premiere of the movie made to tell the tale of this remarkable World War II mission.

Ettlinger, a German Jew who had the good sense to flee Germany in the 1930s, would return to Europe at the very end of the war to help recover the artwork, much of it stolen from German Jews. Ettlinger and his comrades would recover a total of over 900 works of art. After the war, he went home to Newark, New Jersey and helped his country fight the Cold War by working for a company that designed nuclear weapons.

4 Sarah Collins Rudolph
The Last Living 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Survivor

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On September 15, 1963 at 10:22 AM, a bomb detonated in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The bomb was a case of dynamite planted by four Klansmen who had tunneled underneath the front steps of the church. Their cowardly act of domestic terrorism against the African-American church managed to kill four people, all of whom were little girls attending a Sunday sermon. Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley—all 14 years old—along with 11-year-old Denise McNair died in a failed attempt to stop the growing Civil Rights movement in the Deep South.

It would take over a decade for authorities to begin to track down the KKK members who planted the bomb. Afterward, these four girls were posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, but a fifth victim of the bombing that day has never been recognized. Sarah Collins Rudolph, younger sister of Addie Mae Collins, is the last injured survivor of that attack. She lost an eye to some flying glass and was in the hospital for months. She never really recovered, as she is still traumatized by the events of that day, but she is the only victim still alive 51 years later.

3 Donald “Nick” Clifford
The Last Living Sculptor Of Mount Rushmore

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Drilling rock hundreds of feet up on the side of a cliff face is exciting work, especially when it’s a historic monument like the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota. It is also exceedingly dangerous work. Amazingly, no workers were killed during the years of drilling and blasting needed to create the monument. That fact is not lost on the last living man to drill and chisel the faces of four great American presidents into a mountain. Donald “Nick” Clifford has the distinction of being the last surviving person who actually worked on the sculpture. The story of how he got the job is almost as fascinating as the work he and the others did to create such a magnificent work of art.

Clifford had been hassling the sculptor of the monument, Gutzon Borglum, for a job since he was 15 years old. He finally got his chance at the age of 17 because of baseball. In 1938, Borglum’s son decided he wanted to form a baseball team for his workers. Knowing that Clifford was an excellent pitcher and infielder, he got added as a ringer to the team, which was called the Mount Rushmore Memorial Drillers. He then badgered his teammates until they finally got him a job.

At first, Clifford worked cutting logs and cranking winches to raise and lower cables at the rate of $0.50 per hour. He was eventually promoted to driller and given a raise of $1 per day. He worked three years on the project. Now, he autographs his own book, Mount Rushmore Q&A, at the Mount Rushmore gift shop and answers any and all questions about the making of the memorial. After all, he is the last one who can.

2 Alcides Ghiggia
The Last Living Winner Of The 1950 World Cup

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In the world of professional football, Pele is probably the most well-known South American football player of all time. But there is one lesser known football legend from South America who is also the sole living member of his team—a team that pulled off one of the greatest upsets in football history.

It was the 1950 World Cup, played in host country Brazil. In the final game the home team faced an opponent from next door, the small country of Uruguay. There were 200,000 fans inside the world’s largest football stadium that was built just for the World Cup, rooting for Brazil. It seemed impossible for Uruguay to upset the home team.

Brazil only needed a tie against Uruguay to win the Cup and only an upset win could give it to Uruguay. Everyone was so sure of a Brazilian victory that local newspapers had already printed an announcement of the win the morning before the match. Uruguay’s coach bought every copy in their hotel’s newsstand and brought it back to the room for his team to pee on.

Brazil led much of the game 1–0 until Uruguay’s Juan Schiaffino scored to tie it at 1–1. Still, a tie was all Brazil needed—they just had to hang on. With only 11 minutes remaining, Uruguayan Alcides Ghiggia scored, winning the game at 2–1.

The massive crowd was stunned into silenced. Uruguay won the game and the Cup. The loss became not only part of Brazilian history, but also of the Brazilian psyche. It was and still remains known to this day as the Maracanaco, meaning “shock.” A noted Brazilian commented that every country has its own national catastrophe, and for Brazil, it was the loss to Uruguay in 1950.

The hero of that game, a legend in world soccer and especially in his home country of Uruguay, is the only survivor of that historic team. In 2013, still very much part of world soccer, Ghiggia was honored to be one of those at the final selection process of the 2014 World Cup match, which will also be played in Brazil. Ghiggia plans on being there—to root for Uruguay, of course. In 2014, Ghiggia will be one of only two people (the other being the president of Uruguay) who will be allowed to touch the coveted World Cup trophy as it travels through Uruguay to Brazil.

1 David Greenglass
The Last Living Rosenberg Co-Conspirator

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On June 19, 1953, an American couple named Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg were executed for spying and handing atomic bomb secrets to the Soviets in a trial that was a defining moment in Cold War espionage history. Over 60 years later, only one of their major co-conspirators is left—Ethel Rosenberg’s brother, David Greenglass.

The spy ring began with a brilliant nuclear physicist who worked at the secret Los Alamos nuclear facility designing and building the first atomic bomb, Klaus Fuchs. In 1949, the Soviet Union exploded their first atomic bomb, years before they were expected to be able to. Fuchs was the scientist who fed US and Canadian atomic secrets to the Soviets that allowed them to shave years off their development of an atomic bomb. He confessed to spying and implicated a chemist named Harry Gold. Gold, who would be convicted of espionage and sentenced to 30 years in prison, implicated David Greenglass, a US soldier stationed in Los Alamos. Greenglass had been recruited by Julius Rosenberg through Greenglass’s wife, Ruth Greenglass. David Greenglass became a Soviet spy, passing on secrets through Gold and Julius Rosenberg to the Soviets.

Ruth Greenglass and Julius Rosenberg were both passionate communists, but Ethel Rosenberg did not seem to share her husband’s passion and did not appear to be involved in the espionage. Her only guilt seemed to be she was the sister-in-law of Ruth Greenglass. During the Rosenbergs’ trial, David Greenglass testified that Ethel Rosenberg had typed some of the secret documents he had passed along to the Soviets, thus implicating Ethel Rosenberg directly as a spy. Greenglass probably said this to save the life of his wife, who was not prosecuted, even though it appears certain Ruth recruited her husband to spy for the Soviets.

In exchange for his testimony, David Greenglass received a 15-year sentence instead of death. Greenglass would later recant his testimony, stating that Ethel Rosenberg did not type the atomic secrets, but it was too late. Ethel and her husband were put to death at Sing Sing prison for espionage. Many historians feel Greenglass’s testimony sealed her fate. In 2006, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled to keep the secret grand jury testimony of David Greenglass sealed until after his death.

Read more: http://listverse.com/2014/03/01/10-notable-last-survivors-of-historic-events/

With their live stream of the iPhone 6 release on September 9, 2014, Apple found themselves in a unique position: On the shoulders of their latest release, they’ll either get lost in the crowd of their competitors, or they’ll catapult a thriving tech industry into an even more advanced era—with Apple firmly at the helm.

10What They’re Giving Us

The Apple Live Event began with a promise of the biggest event in iPhone history. That was invariably going to be true, but it says nothing about the impact on the mobile industry as a whole. After all, every product is supposed to be better than its predecessor, regardless of brand.

What they did unveil were the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch—one new phone, a bigger version of it, and one new phone accessory. The buzz over everything is tremendous, but when you get down to it they aren’t offering much that hasn’t already been given to us: The iPhone 6 has a 12-centimeter (4.7 in) screen, but the Samsung Galaxy S5′s screen is already 13 centimeters (5.1 in). The 6 Plus is outmatched by at least four other phones already on the market.

There are plenty of other statistics to get into, but what it all boils down to is that, point by point, there’s a smartphone in existence that rivals nearly every feature the iPhone 6 gives us. What Apple has done that dominates every competitor is simple: They gave it all to us in one package. And that, more than anything, is why Apple is going to be the king of mobile for a long time to come. Let’s break it down.

9They’re Growing Despite The Odds

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Every good business knows that you need to pay attention to what your competitors are doing if you want to stay in business. If they lower their prices, you have to do the same to make sure your customers keep buying your product. The problem is, Apple doesn’t do that. While the majority of Android and Microsoft phones are priced below $200, Apple has precisely zero phones that fall below that threshold.

Analysts have been saying for years that Apple is on the verge of tanking as their competitors catch up in terms of quality, and they’re still saying it. But despite all the odds, Apple has always outperformed them in sales, even with prices up to three times higher than what everyone else is charging. What really drives the point home is how computers are usually separated: It’s either Mac or PC, never mind the fact that there are dozens of current PC manufacturers and just as many that have already gone bankrupt. Through all the chaos, Apple slowly climbs in every market they enter.

8They’re Killing Other Industries

One of the main features presented in the Apple Live Event was the camera in the iPhone 6. Just a few years ago, the general consensus was that “no smartphone cameras can shoot video well.” Now, Apple’s taking a camera that can shoot 240 frames per second and running it as a standard feature in their smartphones. The video above was shot with an iPhone 6, if you want an idea of how that looks (make sure you have the quality set to the highest level). A stand-alone camera that can do that runs upward of $300, which honestly makes the iPhone’s price seem slightly less exorbitant.

And that’s big news not because it raises the bar for smartphone cameras, but because it’s going to keep pounding into the makers of regular cameras. Nikon, a popular camera maker and one of the kings of point-and-click cameras, has seen their sales dropping for years. Olympus, Canon, and Sony are also bleeding sales.

That’s not saying that any of those companies are going out of business soon, but smartphones like the iPhone 6 are quickly rendering their lower-value products obsolete. It’s no longer possible to look at Apple as simply a computing company, or even a mobile company. Everything they put into their products borrows from other industries—it’s what they do best. And each time Apple does that, those other industries take a hit.

7They’re Combating The Fear Of Theft

Earlier in 2014, Home Depot had a massive data breach in its payment systems. Before that, Target fell victim to data theft. There’s an inherent cult of fear surrounding digital payments like a dark cloud, and that’s hindered the progress of potentially innovative systems that let you pay for something with a smartphone.

With the Apple Pay feature on new iPhones, Apple might have a chance to eliminate that fear. With their system, paying for something—such as a cup of coffee—is a simple matter of tapping your iPhone against a digital reader at the checkout desk. To add a credit card to your account, you just take a picture of the card with your phone. It’s safe, Apple says, because if anybody steals your phone, you can click a button to stop the payments from working—after all, it’s not like the thief stole your actual credit card.

There have already been a few pioneers in the “wallet-free payment” field, including Paypal and Square Inc., but they’ve been slow to take off because of the distrust that a lot of people still harbor for keeping sensitive bank information in a smartphone. Whether Apple’s system will work is still to be seen, but with digital transactions projected to reach $90 billion annually in 2017, someone needs to bring it into the mainstream, and Apple just did.

6They Know How To Sell A Technology

The past two years have been a big time for smartwatches. All the tech giants—including Sony, LG, and Samsung—have released their own versions, but few have made as big a splash as the Apple Watch . . . even though it won’t even be released for several more months. But why? Why is Apple CEO Tim Cook calling the Apple Watch “a breakthrough product” when there are already so many options out there?

It’s the same reason the iPhone, iPad, and iPod were also considered “breakthroughs,” even though they weren’t the first smartphone, tablet, or MP3 player: Apple is simply the best in the business at making something easy to use and attractive. And by waiting until the reviews were in on other smartwatches, Apple was able to come out with something so seamless that we’ll likely look back at the Apple Watch as the first real smartwatch. That’s the same way we consider the iPad to be the first real tablet even though tablets had already existed for over a decade. Sneaky, but effective.

5They Can Effectively Bridge Technology Gaps

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Google Glass has a bad rep. It’s been in a state of partial release for over a year, and already the reviews are less than kind. The problem people have with it is, essentially, that it looks stupid. There’s an embedded psychological resistance that people have toward technological change, and it has a huge effect on the success of new technologies. Anything that abruptly changes what most people would consider “normal” is going to have a much harder time taking off than a technology that comes wrapped in something familiar.

That’s why Google Glass is predicted to tank while the Apple Watch is going to take off. There’s no bridge between Glass and what we’re used to, but the Apple Watch, well, it’s a wristwatch. Regardless of the fact that it brings a series of new interactive technologies to the table and will probably be a launchpad for future wearable technology, it’s still something that we can be comfortable with. It’s this same reason that most people don’t know about other highly innovative tech, like the Muse brainwave headband—technology can only move as fast as it’s accepted.

4They Still Offer Innovative Features

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Regardless of who came up with an idea first or how many backs need to be broken to carry a product to the top of a market, Apple is still one of the top innovators in their field, and the Apple Watch embodies that fact wholeheartedly. Case in point, Apple Watch is the first mobile platform that integrates useful functions that go beyond sight and sound.

Haptic tech is basically touch feedback. Any phone that has a vibrate setting is using haptics, but Apple Watch takes it a step further. On the back of the watch—the side pressed against the wrist—are several actuators that give the wearer a tap when they get a notification. But the innovation is tied into their navigation app, Apple Maps. When you activate GPS directions, a different tap tells you whether to turn left or right. You don’t even need to look at the watch.

Why is that important? It’s a simple enough addition, but the smartphone industry is predominantly sight-and-sound based. New features and upgrades invariably boost the quality of the screen or the speakers. This is a step in a direction that integrates more of the senses, and like just about everything Apple does, it doesn’t break new ground by itself so much as it sets the bar for what can be accomplished in the future.

3They’re Connecting Technology To Us

Just as keyboards are predicted to be rendered largely obsolete within the next decade or so, touch screens aren’t going to last forever, either. Technology is forever changing, and the current trend is already moving past this relatively new technology into more personal—more natural—ways to communicate with computers. The Microsoft Kinect is a good pioneer example of this—it uses motion capture to send commands to your Xbox.

The Apple Watch, in addition to its haptic sensors, features a heart rate monitor, an internal gyroscope, and an accelerometer, all of which are intended to keep track of you without the need for any conscious input. GPS keeps track of you wherever you go and, in the case of the built-in fitness app, it learns about you over time. To some people that’s incredible; to others it’s terrifying—regardless, it’s the direction technology is heading, and Apple is making it happen more than anybody. Heck, even their headphones detect when your ears are present.

2They’re Connecting The World

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Imagine being able to control all the locks, lights, thermostats, doors, and switches in your home from one central hub. Imagine being able to turn on your TV or radio with a single voice command, or start the oven from your bedroom. It’s something we’ve seen in movies, and it’s something Apple is working on.

Apple isn’t connecting the world in the sense that we’re all going to hold hands around the equator; their goal is a little more plausible: They’re making every gadget we own part of one centralized network. Everything from the homes we live in to the cars we drive will be just an iPhone tap away. It’s already happening, too—as soon as Apple announced their HomeKit, other companies scrambled to begin building products that would be compatible with Apple’s service.

Google is hard at work on a competitor home network, but while they’re fiddling with thermostats, Apple is taking the Edison approach: They’re letting other companies figure out the cool little gadgets while they happily play the mediator that connects it all together.

1Inductive Charging

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The future of technology is going to be largely wireless, and we’re already there as far as Internet connections and communication goes. But one area that still needs a big boost in the wireless world is electricity. No matter how much you can do on your smartphone, you still need to plug it in every few days (or every day, if you have an iPhone).

Conversely, the Apple Watch uses an inductive charger that magnetically clips onto the back of the phone and automatically aligns so that the charge can go through. There’s no need to wiggle a micro-USB into a tiny port; just hold it close enough and the magnets do the rest. As Apple says, you can do it in the dark without looking. Is it easy? Sure. Is it new? No—smartphones have been able to do that for years. But that’s what it’s all about. Apple isn’t going to control the future of mobile technology because they’re bigger or better—they’re going to control it because they’re easier, and that’s what we all really want.

Read more: http://listverse.com/2014/09/10/10-reasons-apple-will-control-the-future-of-mobile-technology/

Countless children grow up wanting to be just like their favorite superheroes. I know I idolized Spider-man when I was a kid (and I don’t think I’m alone in that sentiment). Well, some people took that dream and made it a reality. People are starting to dress up like heroes and they are actually doing some pretty heroic deeds.

1.) KnightVigil

1.) KnightVigil reallifesuperheroes KnightVigil, a religious super hero, has a specific message for the people of his community and beyond—and it’s not necessarily Scripture. For him, it’s all about neighbors helping neighbors, getting together to make a difference by building community. And his striking costume, which evokes references to the knights of medieval times, goes a long way toward delivering that message.

2.) Angle-Grinder Man

2.) Angle-Grinder Man whatpoll Angle-Grinder Man patrols by night looking for unhappy drivers who have been clamped and then sets their cars free. He promises to take on clamping firms, speed cameras and the congestion charge on behalf of drivers. An odd-job man by day, he claims to operate in Kent during the week and in London on weekends.

3.) Mr. Xtreme

3.) Mr. Xtreme reallifesuperheroes “I’ve been a volunteer crime-fighter for more than 10 years now,” Mr. Extreme says, “but the thing that really made me get involved in this is that I myself have been a victim of violent crime and have also come from a struggling background. I’ve been jumped by gang members, bullied at school, and I was molested as a child,” he revealed. But from the gauntlet of those experiences, Mr. Xtreme was born.

4.) Captain Ozone

4.) Captain Ozone whatpoll This time-traveler from the year 2039 was sent to Earth on a mission to save us from our ill-fated future. Braving a range of semi-heroic deeds, Captain Ozone is hard at work saving endangered species, promoting renewable energy and ecological art, and teaching school children how to become environmental activists.

5.) Ragensi

5.) Ragensi reallifesuperheroes In a City of Angels, Ragensi has come to know its demons. Referring to himself as a “Paranormal Investigator and Masked Adventurer Extraordinaire,” Ragensi utilizes his knowledge of paranormal activity to occupy a very unique niche in the world of real life super heroes.

6.) Knight Owl

6.) Knight Owl reallifesuperheroes Being first means everything to Knight Owl, a Real Life Superhero working and living in the Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR areas. Being first means answering a call when no one else can—or will. It means minimizing a victim’s trauma, with the safety of all concerned in mind. Being first, simply, means saving lives. Trained as an emergency medical technician (EMT), Knight Owl is currently working toward his certification as a paramedic.

7.) Dark Guardian

7.) Dark Guardian whatpoll The Dark Guardian has been dubbed, what the media calls a Real Life Superhero. He is here to show the world there are people that care to make a difference, people that will stand against what is wrong in our society, stand up to the bad guys, help those in need, and change the world for the better. He uses the iconic appearance of comic book superheroes to make a difference, inspire others, spread a positive message, and call attention to issues in his community. He works to help make a difference by doing civic activities, crime fighting, charity work, safety patrols, hospital visits, school talks, distributing wanted and missing person fliers, helping the homeless, community clean ups, and more.

8.) Nyx

8.) Nyx reallifesuperheroes Recognizing that poor people must often make hard choices between housing, food, child care, health care and education, Nyx knew she had to act. “Being poor means being an illness, an accident or a paycheck away from living on the streets,” she says, “and that makes the homeless easy targets on many levels.” That’s why she feels the strong need to protect these vulnerable individuals any way she can, from car patrols to foot patrols, to anonymous reporting to the city police department.

9.) Entomo

9.) Entomo heroesinthenight Entomo is the insect man, a crimefighting detective who seeks to protect the people of Naples as well as the environment. He claims to be the sum of all the powerful, silent and venomous small creatures inhabiting this world. He is also a synthesis, the human-like swansong of millions of races. He employs his faculties in saving what is left to save and destroying what doesn’t fit in the bigger scheme of equilibrium.

10.) Phantom Zero

10.) Phantom Zero reallifesuperheroes Phantom Zero’s journey began in a densely populated, highly urbanized town across the river from New York City. There, he went on regular patrols and came to realize that the local police were doing a fine job of keeping the neighborhood safe. His focus then shifted upon moving to a smaller town in Central New Jersey, and he now devotes most of his energies to working one-on-one, helping often random people through their personal crises, steering them toward resources or organizations to further them along their journeys.

11.) Civitron

11.) Civitron reallifesuperheroes A superhero living and working in Massachusetts, Civitron is an “artistic representation of self, a father, family man, and creative director of socially-conscious events and projects.” Much like a hip-hop artist will adopt a stage name and persona, Civitron exists as “my ambassador to the world and a symbol of creative altruism,” he says, while still allowing him a comfortable level of anonymity. “Instead of fighting ‘crime,’ I seek justice,” he continues, “I prefer direct social and emotional contact with the public as opposed to sticking to the shadows.”

12.) Polarman

12.) Polarman zimbio While a snow-shovelling hero from an isolated Canadian town of less than 7,000 might seem laughable, Polar Man has truly made a difference. Not only does he clear walkways for the elderly, he also tidies playgrounds in the summer and takes a keen interest in participating in community events.

13.) Zetaman

13.) Zetaman reallifesuperheroes While Zetaman patrols the seediest parts of Portland ready for anything, he’s never had to apprehend any criminals. More often than not, Zetaman spends his nights handing out gloves, sandwiches and other useful items to Portland’s less fortunate residents.

14.) Superbarrio Gomez

14.) Superbarrio Gomez italorondinella Superbarrio Gómez is a Mexican high school dropout that wears red tights and a red and yellow wrestler’s mask. Rather than fight crime and corruption with violence, he uses his image to organize labor rallies and protests, and file petitions.

15.) Capital City Super Squad

15.) Capital City Super Squad knollsranger The Capital City Super Squad is a volunteer organization using superhero identities to inspire and help the people living, working and traveling in Washington DC. The Capital City Super Squad engages in civic activities in the guise of superheroes to help people during safety patrols, community events, fundraisers and other activities. At this current time they have seven active members; Captain Prospect, team leader; Nice Ninja; Spark; Siren; Justice; DC Guardian and The Puzzler.

16.) Citizen Prime

16.) Citizen Prime reallifesuperheroes His bat mobile is a Nissan X-Terra. His weapon of choice is a cell phone. He is Citizen Prime, an anti-crime activist on a mission reminiscent of The Guardian Angels, but with a comic book flair. He takes photographs of evil-doers in the act and calls the cops. Call me crazy, but calling the cops to report loitering teenagers smoking pot out back of the Circle K probably doesn’t require a $4,000 suit of body armor.

 These people are making a difference in the community, even if it’s a little strange (and dangerous).

Read more: http://viralnova.com/real-superheroes/

More than 30 years hooked on kickass playtime.

1. Spanish art director and self-confessed gamer Javier Laspiur paid homage to his beloved hobbie in a photo series titled “Controllers,” documenting classic game controllers of the past three decades.

22 Classic Game Controllers Held In One Man's Hands

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2. Each photo, placed in a Polaroid-esque frame, showcase the dates Laspiur first played the video consoles, starting with the prehistoric Teletenis, a gadget released in the mid 70s in Spain.

Each photo, placed in a Polaroid-esque frame, showcase the dates Laspiur first played the video consoles, starting with the prehistoric Teletenis, a gadget released in the mid 70s in Spain.

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3. Then off to a lesser known artifact by Casio.

Then off to a lesser known artifact by Casio.

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4. The humble Atari joystick.

The humble Atari joystick.

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5. The one that needs no introduction whatsoever.

The one that needs no introduction whatsoever.

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6. Sega’s MasterSystem, aKa 8-bit Heaven.

Sega's MasterSystem, aKa 8-bit Heaven.

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7. Nintendo’s groundbreaking Game Boy.

Nintendo's groundbreaking Game Boy.

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8. Two of Sega’s standards, the Mega Drive…

Two of Sega's standards, the Mega Drive...

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9. …and the Game Gear.

...and the Game Gear.

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10. The all-mighty Super Nintendo.

The all-mighty Super Nintendo.

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11. Its rival, the Sega Mega-CD, home to the controversial “Night Trap.” Remember that one?

Its rival, the Sega Mega-CD, home to the controversial "Night Trap." Remember that one?

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12. The last of the fifth generation of video consoles, the Nintendo 64.

The last of the fifth generation of video consoles, the Nintendo 64.

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13. And its less superior competitor, the failed Sega Saturn.

And its less superior competitor, the failed Sega Saturn.

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14. Onto the new age with the original Sony Playstation.

Onto the new age with the original Sony Playstation.

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15. The toy-ish Indigo controller from Nintendo GameCube.

The toy-ish Indigo controller from Nintendo GameCube.

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16. The ahead-of-its-time but short-lived Sega Dreamcast, home to “Shenmue,” the most expensive video game ever produced upon release in 2000.

The ahead-of-its-time but short-lived Sega Dreamcast, home to "Shenmue," the most expensive video game ever produced upon release in 2000.

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17. The superior PS2.

The superior PS2.

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18. The original Xbox, by Microsoft.

The original Xbox, by Microsoft.

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19. The always handy pair of PSP…

The always handy pair of PSP...

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20. …and the Nintendo DS.

...and the Nintendo DS.

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21. That annoying Nunchuck and Remote from Nintendo Wii.

That annoying Nunchuck and Remote from Nintendo Wii.

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22. The brilliant but costy PS3.

The brilliant but costy PS3.

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23. And last but not least, Sony’s PS Vita.

And last but not least, Sony's PS Vita.

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Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/diegomartinezy/22-classic-game-controllers-held-in-one-mans-hand-uqnn

September is here, summer is drawing to a close, but not to worry – it’s going to be a bloody good month to go to the cinema.

Check out some of the films we’re looking forward to seeing here:

Sausage Party (02/09)

Whats it about?Food items are horrified to discover what actually happens after humans take them home from the supermarket.

Whos in it?Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, James Franco, Michael Cera and Salma Hayek.

Is it good?It’s probably the weirdest film you’ll see all year, but it’s hilarious.

Don’t Breathe (09/09)

Whats it about? A group of friends attempt to rob a wealthy blind man, but they quickly find out that he’s a lot more capable (and violent) than they’d thought…

Whos in it? Stephen Lang, Jane Levy and Dylan Minnette

Is it good?Reviews have been very positive, and people are already suggesting that this could be the best horror of the year…

Blair Witch (15/09)

Whats it about?After James finds a video that he believes shows his (missing) sister in the notorious Blair Witch woods, he and a group of friends head there themselves, hoping to find her.

Whos in it?Corbin Reid, Wes Robinson and Valorie Curry.

Is it good?We haven’t seen it yet, but director Adam Wingard (V/H/S, You’re Next) claims it’s his scariest movie yet.

Cafe Society (02/09)

Whats it about? A young New Yorker moves to 1930s Los Angeles, and promptly falls in love with his uncle’sbeautiful young secretary.

Whos in it?Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell and Blake Lively

Is it good?Reviews have been largely positive, with loyal fans of Woody Allen sure to enjoy his most recent effort.

Bridget Jones’ Baby (16/09)

Whats it about?Bridget Jones, now divorced from Mark Darcy, gets pregnant, but has no idea who the father is. Is it her ex-husband, or her handsome rebound, the American Jack Qwant?

Whos in it?Rene Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey and Emma Thompson

Is it good? Watch this space…

The Girl with all the Gifts (23/09)

Whats it about?Based on the best-selling horror novel, this looks at a scientist and a teacher living alongside some very special children in a post-zombie-apocalypse hell.

Whos in it?Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close and Paddy Considine

Is it good?Reviews have been mixed, but fans of the zombie genre should be delighted.

Imperium (16/09)

Whats it about?An FBI agent goes undercover to take down a radical neo-Nazi group.

Whos in it?Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette and Sam Trammell.

Is it good?Yes – Imperium has attracted some high praise (apparently it’s tense and terrifying) with Radcliffe’s performance in particular seriously making some waves.

The Magnificent Seven (23/09)

Whats it about?Seven “magnificent” men come together to help a village defend themselves from thieves in this remake of the 1960 Western classic.

Whos in it? Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke.

Is it good? Watch this space…

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (30/09)

Whats it about?Investigating his grandfather’s death, Jacob stumbles across a strange home filled with “peculiar children”.

Whos in it?Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson and Asa Butterfield

Is it good?We’ve yet to see it, but if Tim Burton’s other work(and the book that this film is based on)is anything to go by, we should be very excited…

Swiss Army Man (30/09)

Whats it about?A man stranded on a desert island gets some company in the shape of a (still farting) corpse that washes up on the beach.

Whos in it?Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe.

Is it good?This film polarised audiences when it first screened – some walked out in disgust, others gave it a standing ovation. You’ll have to judge for yourself whose side you’re on.

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/08/what-movies-are-coming-out-in-september-102996/