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

  1. Sunset Overdrive Is Free Tomorrow for Xbox Live Gold Members to Celebrate Xbox One’s Birthday

    Isn't it traditional to receive gifts on one's—you know what? Nevermind.

    The Xbox One got you a gift to celebrate its first birthday! Shh, it's young and doesn't know how birthdays work. Nobody correct it, and maybe we can get gifts like this every year.

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  2. The Beatles’ “Across the Universe” Accompanied by a Singing Comet Will Change Your World

    Rosetta takes a sad song and makes it better.

    When we suggested that the Internet remix the "song" of Rosetta's Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, we didn't expect anyone to take it quite this far, but we're sure glad they did. (More awesome remixes after the jump.)

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  3. Crazy “Blood Sport” Gaming Peripheral Sucks Your Blood When You Get Hurt in-Game. Really.

    No, this is not a pitch for another Saw movie.

    Video games are getting in on the vampire craze, but if this game is any indication, we'd all be a lot better off if interactive entertainment stayed out of the shiny, undead blood sucker arena.

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  4. Microsoft Deploys Freaking Dalek Security Robots, Never Has to Worry About Theft Again

    "Do you validate parking?" "VAL-I-DATE! VAL-I-DAAAAAATE!"

    Wow. I wish Microsoft took personal computer security as seriously as they clearly do in the physical world at their offices. Their Silicon Valley campus now has five security robots that look frighteningly like Daleks. Leave it to a bunch of nerds to assume the appearance of a Dalek will strike fear into the hearts of criminals.

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  5. Walmart Isn’t Happy About That PS4 Scam, So They Idiot-Proofed Their Price Match Policy

    Roll back those prices policies.

    Yes, some people were really picking up $90 PlayStation 4s using a bogus 3rd party Amazon listing over the past few days. Of course, price matching is always up to store management, and they should've shut this down in the first place. But Walmart is no longer playing it fast and loose with employees' common sense.

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  6. Crap on Wheels! The UK’s First Poo-Powered Bus Has Hit the Road!

    Wow. I didn't think being stuck behind a bus could get worse.

    The UK's first "Bio-Bus," which I'll begrudgingly admit is catchier than "poo bus," runs on human waste and food garbage kind of like the Back to the Future DeLorean after its Mr. Fusion upgrade—only with less time travel and more poo.

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  7. The Game of Thrones Video Game Trailer Is Finally Here!

    When you play the video Game of Thrones you die or you die over and over and over. (We're guessing.)

    Complete with CERSEI VOICEOVER. And the crowd goes wild! The crowd that's left after everyone is mercilessly killed, that is.

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  8. Guess What? Kids Really Like Lammily, the Realistically Proportioned Doll

    Not to kick Barbie when she's down or anything...

    We were already excited about the Lammily doll that was built from the CDC average proportions of a 19-year-old woman by artist Nickolay Lamm, but seeing it in the hands of second graders who are happy to finally have a doll that represents them is just amazing. Now if we could just get some different skin colors...

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  9. Star-Lord Returns to Find His Childhood Ruined in How Guardians of the Galaxy Should Have Ended

    I can't believe no one warned him.

    But how could his childhood be ruined now? It is in the past and thus unalterable.

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  10. Survey Shows Satire News Programs Inform People Better Than Actual News on Net Neutrality

    Wait. Those "regular" news shows aren't just elaborate jokes?

    Buried in a survey on whether or not most of the public in the United States opposes Internet fast lanes—they do, by the way—is a fun little chart showing viewers of which news programs felt they'd heard the most about net neutrality. Surprise! The Daily ShowThe Colbert Report, and Last Week Tonight are by far the top three. Go ahead and have a big belly laugh over Jon Stewart insisting he wasn't real news on Crossfire all those years ago.

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