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    Dan is a video game modding hobbyist and secret ninja who lives in New Jersey.

  1. Don’t Bother Trying to Get a Gold Mario Amiibo Unless You’ve Got at Least $100 to Spend

    Nintendo's nefarious plan is working.

    Just like every other Amiibo anyone has any interest in, the gold Mario Amiibo sold out within minutes.

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  2. The Mary Sue Exclusive Preview: Steven Universe #8 (Final Issue!)

    Get your first look at the last issue of Steven Universe from Boom! Studios!

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  3. Oscar Winner Eddie Redmayne Is Voicing a Train in a Thomas the Tank Engine Movie. Delightful.

    Yes. Really.

    While you and the entire Internet were distracted by a live feed of escaped llamas, we got word that Best Actor Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne will play a train in a Thomas the Tank Engine movie. All of that sentence is true despite every word of it sounding like nonsense. This is the world we live in.

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  4. The FCC Upholds Net Neutrality, Votes to Reclassify Broadband Internet as a “Title II” Utility

    Victory!

    The people—and the president—have spoken, and the FCC has listened. They just voted to approve their new "Net Neutrality" rules and reclassify broadband Internet as a utility in the eyes of regulation.

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  5. The Real Green Power Ranger Doesn’t Approve of That Gritty Fan Film

    Do you think he'd say he was... repulsa'd by it?

    The people behind the Power/Rangers fan film are probably a lot more concerned with the opinions of Saban's lawyers right now, but those who didn't like the movie just got some much better company: original Green Ranger Jason David Frank isn't having any of it.

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  6. Ice-T Vastly Improves Old Cartoons With His Voice, Continues Being the Best

    A little Ice-T makes everything better.

    Ice-T's ability to make anything inherently better should be studied by science. First a Dungeons and Dragons audiobook and now a few classic cartoons have been touched by his magical vocal gift, thanks to the Tonight Show.

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  7. Neuroscientist Plans to Do a Human Head Transplant Soon, May Actually Succeed

    Good news, everyone!

    An Italian neuroscientist has a plan to make a human head transplant happen as soon as 2017, and he'll be announcing the project at a surgical conference in June.

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  8. Batman’s Rogues Gallery Looks Amazing and Ominous in the New Arkham Knight Trailer

    This game will take you all the places you want to go.

    This trailer has an awful lot of Scarecrow for a game literally named after a brand new villain, but Rocksteady seems to have found a way to make him appropriately badass to fit the Arkham series and its new M rating, and there's also some Poison Ivy and Harley, so we're going to allow it.

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  9. A Scientific Paper on How the Fall-Breaking Haystacks in Assassin’s Creed Are Bulls***

    It's not called a "leap of faith" for nothing.

    The high percentage of nerd overlap between scientists and gamers has produced yet another gem of very important scientific research: a paper that shows why Assassin's Creed's all-powerful, life-saving haystacks are even less realistic than everything else about Assassin's Creed.

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  10. Hollywood Diversity Report Shows Movies and TV With Diverse Casts Sell Better, Surprising No One

    Except white dudes, probably.

    The second annual Hollywood Diversity Report by UCLA's Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies revealed what it seems like everyone except studio execs already know: people want diversity in TV and movies.

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