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

  1. Things We Saw Today: Priorities in Game Development Might Not Be Great for Diversity

    Yes, we're still upset about this one.

    "Look at how the feces squish and plop with realistic physics! Hmm? What do you mean by, 'priorities'?"

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  2. Google Developing a Pill So You Can Google Whether You Have Cancer… Kind Of

    As opposed to just obsessively WebMDing it?

    Google wants to put tiny little things into your body to search out diseases like cancer, and they're called nanoparticles. Nope, not nanobots. I know; I was surprised, too.

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  3. Car Hits Man in Zombie Costume Who Was Trying to Scare Motorists. Success?

    Zombie apoccident? Hit and shamble?

    45-year-old Jeffrey Stiles of Muskegon, Michegan wasn't content with the fun of the Halloween party he was attending, so he decided to step outside and spice things up. By scaring motorists. In his zombie costume. How could that possibly go wrong? Exactly as you'd imagine it would.

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  4. Disney Parody of “Counting Stars” Has All the Villains Sing About How Evil They Are—Together, for Once

    Counting Scars will be my new method of falling asleep.

    Wow, this never would've happened under Mufasa. OH! Hey, Scar. Uh... qué pasa?

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  5. We Played Sunset Overdrive and More at Its Star-Studded Launch Party, and It Was FUN

    It was like some kind of... awesomepocalypse.

    While I can't speak for how Sunset Overdrive is as a full game, I did get to play it a bit last night along with a bunch of famous people I have no business being in the same room with, and it was a blast. I also played a bit of Assassin's Creed Unity, and I'll do my best to tell you about that, too—despite how awful I am at it. Hey, you try focusing on gaming with Michelle Hurst AKA Miss Claudette watching.

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  6. X-Wing, TIE Fighter Games Coming DRM-Free to GOG.com With More LucasArts Classics

    We've time traveled, yes?

    The classic X-Wing and TIE Fighter games of the '90s are finally getting digital rereleases thanks to a deal between Disney and GOG.com!

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  7. Things Get Tense in the Part 1 Trailer for Doctor Who’s Two-Part Season 8 Finale

    I always suspected Clara was a figment of someone's imagination...

    Suspense! Intrigue! Inhalers! (Yay Osgood!) "Dark Water," the first part of the Doctor Who season 8 finale, has it all!

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  8. Sally Ride Science Launching a New EarthKAM Mission for Kids to Operate an ISS Camera

    If Sally Ride wanted you to do something, you do that thing.

    Sally Ride, who you may remember as only the first American woman in space and the youngest American astronaut to ever go there, started a great program to get kids involved in STEM fields back in the 90s, and it's launching its next mission next month. Don't let her down.

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  9. By the Way, Scientists Know How to Delete Your Bad Memories

    But you're super secure and never upset over things that happened in the past, right?

    You've probably got a few moments from your life that you'd like to Eternal Sunshine right out of your head, and it turns out science can actually help you with that.

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  10. Elon Musk Is Afraid We Might Create Ultron, He Is Now Officially Tony Stark

    There are no strings on Musk.

    Now do you believe me that Elon Musk is not-so-secretly Iron Man? The dude is worried about Ultron, for crap's sake! Whoever came up with this viral marketing campaign for Age of Ultron deserves a raise.

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