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Shao Kahn Kicks Metalhead Ned’s Ass in Episode 4 of ‘This Level Sucks’ [Video]

This game has haunted me for years!

I can beat the first Mortal Kombat game with little to no stress.

But any Mortal Kombat game after that is just insane. While these games are still fun and full of challenge, the final boss of Mortal Kombat 3 is impossible.

Can I beat the legendary Shao Kahn? Not likely.

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Society Kills Takes Home Crown for 2015 WGRD Heavyweights! [Photos]

After three weeks of preliminary rounds and seeing the best that West Michigan has to offer, the 2015 GRD Heavyweights have come to a close.

Another year of amazing metal has graced that stages of The Stache and the big room at The Intersection in Grand Rapids.

This year, the fans voted and the kings have been crowned. Greenville's own Society Kills is the 2015 GRD Heavyweights Champion!

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Sam Simon, Co-Creator of ‘The Simpsons,’ Dead at Age 59

It’s another sad day for The Simpsons and the world at large, as series executive producer Al Jean confirmed news that co-creator Sam Simon passed away on Sunday, at the age of 59, in Los Angeles. The Emmy-winning Simon had also written for such TV legends as Taxi and Cheers, battling a cancer diagnosis since 2012.

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Gilda’s Laughfest Amateur Showcase Gives Great Exposure to Up and Coming Comics

On Sunday at The B.O.B., I got to help introduce the Amateur Stand-up Showcase with a bunch of great local and not-so-local comics hitting the stage for laughs.

Fourteen up and coming comics each had five minutes to make people laugh, and that takes a lot of guts!

It's a really cool thing for Gilda's LaughFest to have these amateur showcases, getting hard-working comics the chance to perform at a great event, with some of the big names in comedy.

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GR8Bit Live 3! Fully Funded Via Kickstarter, Date Set for July 11 at DeVos Performance Hall

This is incredibly awesome! A little while ago I posted a Kickstarter campaign for a local video game convention trying to get up off the ground. GR8Bit started as a concert with the proceeds going to Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital.

Now, thanks to the Kickstarter backers GR8Bit Live! has expanded from small concert to concert and video game convention!

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What Metalhead Ned Learned While Attending His First Open House

I live in a two-bedroom apartment in Grandville, with my wife and two cats.

She has a lot of stuff, and so do I. We have tons of video games, lots of books, a 7-foot Master Chief statue, etc.

In short, we are crammed into our tiny apartment and it's beginning to get stressful.

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Michigan Men’s Basketball Coach John Beilein Gives Grand Rapids Student His Day On Court [Photos]

As a student manager for the University of Michigan basketball men's team, Ryan Kapustka has found his volunteer position to be rewarding as it gave him the ability to see the Wolverines with an up close and personal perspective.

But on Sunday afternoon in Ann Arbor, it got closer and more personal.

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This Week Is One of Most Dangerous of Year Because of Daylight Saving Time

This week might not be the time to pick up those new knife throwing or sky diving hobbies you've been thinking about.

According to the New York Times, Monday is one of the most dangerous days of the year because of daylight saving time -- and the effects linger on into Tuesday and the rest of the week.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Chappie’ Leads Slow Weekend

With some of the year’s biggest movies only a month or two away, the box office seems to have entered a holding pattern. Some of the new releases are minor hits. Others crash and burn. Right now, Hollywood just seems to be crossing their fingers and hoping for the sweet, sweet summer movie season to come along and save them (or at least the April release of Furious 7). In other words, every new release underperformed this weekend.

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Lavell Crawford Cancels Gilda’s LaughFest Appearance Because of Movie Production

Lavell Crawford has canceled his Gilda's LaughFest appearance for Wednesday night because of a movie he's currently filming, festival officials announced this morning.

The cancellation of his appearance at Fountain Street Church is because of a change in the production schedule for the film "Meet the Blacks."

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Bestflix: The Best New Netflix Instant Titles to Watch in March 2015

ScreenCrush is proud to present Bestflix, our new monthly web series and a companion to our regular column of Netflix recommendations.

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Homemade Luge Track Brings Out the Best of Winter

In the latest example of embracing winter, a man on YouTube showed the world -- and Mother Nature -- that plenty of fun can be had, despite the deep freeze a good part of the country has been suffering through the last few weeks.

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