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Video: You too can own a street-legal Tron Light Cycle for only $55K

Whether it is the original Tron movie, its sequel (Tron Legacy) or video games based on the sequel (Tron: Evolution), the one thing movie goers and gamers always look forward to seeing are the Light Cycles. Those unrealistically aerodynamic and blisteringly fast quasi-motorcycles have not only cemented a place for themselves in science-fiction and video games, but popular culture in general. More than a few bike aficionados went home after seeing the first movie, to look disappointingly at their now obsolete motorcycles.

Now a company called Parker Brothers Choppers is making it possible for some of us to live out our childhood fantasies and actually ride a "recreation" of the virtual bike. However, fans of the original movie may be disappointed as these bikes are modeled after the new virtual machines from Tron Legacy.

But who cares? These models look sexy, powerful and extraordinarily cool looking, however impractical they may be to maneuver, maintain and own.

Four Light Cycles are available should you have $55K to spare.

Video: If games had super-easy mode

In honor of Brad's gaming brick wall blog post and the comments that followed, here is College Humor parody video. Would some of those classic games have been as revered without the legendarily tough stages? You be the judge.

Breaking down gaming brick walls

Have you ever had a game that you just knew was going to take serious effort to complete, but you dug in for the long haul and stayed with it until the end? I'm not talking about the average (and tedious) 60-hour Japanese role-playing game (JRPG) or anything that's a simple matter of hours devoted. No, I'm talking about something that's really difficult, or something that presents some sort of extraordinary obstacle to overcome. Something like the video game equivalent of a brick wall.

Ivy the Kiwi? Second Opinion

Run Kiwi Run

Ivy the Kiwi? Screenshot

HIGH When you get going in a level.

LOW Fighting through the massive difficulty spike in the last third of the game.

WTF Why isn't the lovely storybook art part of the levels?

Of Microsoft, gamers, pots, kettles and Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops Screenshot

When Xbox Live's director of policy and enforcement, Stephen Toulouse, stridently vowed to ban any Call of Duty: Black Ops player who sports a swastika emblem online, I can't say I felt any particular way about it. As an fence sitter on the subject of censorship, I much prefer to let others do the hard work of untangling that Gordian Knot.

Pigsy's Perfect 10, The Deep Cave and some random links

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West -- Pigsy's Perfect 10 Screenshot

The first thing I played after formally ending my hiatus from games was the Pigsy's Perfect 10 DLC for Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. I don't want to say too much about it since I'm considering doing a quick review for it, but what I will say is that it was excellent from start to finish.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Review

Mcnamara? Really? You Couldn't Throw Eisenhower or Truman in There?

Call of Duty: Black Ops Screenshot

HIGH: JFK spouting off one-liners while blasting zombies in the face.

LOW: The complete and total incompetence of my squadmates.

WTF: Why does the guy I'm torturing suddenly turn around and help me when the bad guys show up?

Video: The problem with warp whistles

In honor of the upcoming release of Super Mario All-Stars: Limited Edition, here is another Super Mario send up from the guys at College Humor. It makes you feel bad for skipping to the end of Super Mario Bros. 3—not that any of us did that of course.

Video: Nintendo trademarks "on like Donkey Kong," Stephen Colbert pokes fun

Now that it is about to release Donkey Kong Country Returns, Nintendo goes out and trademarks a catchphrase that no one says anymore. Just like a corporation to be so far behind the times. Stephen Colbert and his writers took notice though and came up with their own. Not the best skit, but the catchphrase for Kirby is the best.

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Stephen Trademarks Dated Catchphrases
www.colbertnation.com

Video: Goldeneye 007 (N64) vs GoldenEye 007 (Wii)

Want to make your Wii graphics shine? Put them next to Nintendo 64 graphics.

Seriously, in one frame I was looking at a long black "thing" from the Nintendo 64 version of the GoldenEye 007. And I only realized it was a helicopter because I had the volume turned up and could hear the sound of whirling blades.

Fans of the original should take a look as it would give you pause. After all Rare isn't going to make a HD update, Nintendo doesn't want to make one and Activision holds the James Bond license. If you want to get an update to the Nintendo 64 classic, you probably can't do better than this remake.

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