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  1. “We Screwed Up:” Maker of DC Board Game Apologizes To Parents and Young Girls

    A little hope for humanity for your Friday.

    About a week and a half ago we shared fantasy author Peter V. Brett's story of raising a geeky daughter in a world where girls and women are far too often excluded from superhero merch. Specifically, the subject was DC Comics' Justice League: Axis of Villains game, which Peter had to do some DIY on so his young daughter Cassie could play as a female character. Here, Peter shares game maker Wonder Forge's response to his criticism.

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  2. Dear DC Comics, This Is Why You Shouldn’t Leave Creative Little Girls Behind

    A geek dad reports.

    For my birthday a few months ago, my buddy Matt gave me Justice League: Axis of Villains, a superhero board game by DC Comics and game maker Wonder Forge. “It say ages 8 and up,” he tells me, “but I read the rules. Cassie’s smart. She can handle it if you play together.”

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  3. The Ministry of Silly Walks Is Now a Video Game and I Can’t Stop Playing It

    Looks like I'm not getting anything else done today. 

    Stop what you're doing. Grab your phone. Download The Ministry of Silly Walks. That's right, one of the best Monty Python sketches of all time is now a timesucking mobile sidescroller. Play as John Cleese (who voices the game!) and silly walk your way over and under obstacles to collect coins.

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  4. Five Bookish iPhone Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

    Run, Lola Lizzie, Run

    I play a lot of iPhone games. Sometimes, too many. I’m frequently kept up at night, filled with turmoil and wrestling with what game I should delete to make room on my iPhone for important things and… OMG. There’s a new Final Fantasy game out?! It takes up 1.2GB of space? WHAT DO I DO?!

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  5. Attention Internet: Vote on Which GIFS Best Express Emotion

    Can we vote on how GIF is pronounced already?

    Don't post that pic of Oprah giving side eyes! There may be a more effective way to convey your views on Crimea. Two MIT students have created a "GIF sorting" game that tackles assumptions about the universal emotional or cultural significance of certain images, reminding users that our screaming Walter White is someone else's laughing Squidward.

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  6. World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen Releases iOS App That Lets You Lose to Him at Any Age

    It's not worth losing if you can't lose big!

    If you're going to lose a game of chess, it might as well be against the greatest player in the world right now (and arguably ever.) World Champion Magnus Carlsen just released a free iOS app that lets you play simulated versions of himself from age five up to his current age of 23.

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  7. Fairy and Goblin Try to Make Rent in Action Packed Story War Animation

    Bloody Good Fun

    Story War is a pretty good game, and this Cartoon Hangover animation is similarly awesome.

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  8. This Chess Variant Gets Rid of Turns, Plays in Real Time, and Is Bananas

    It's the perfect game if you love chess but hate waiting.

    If you've been watching the FIDE World Chess Championship match between Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen, you know that chess isn't necessarily fast-paced. Programmer Sven Robbestad decided to change that by creating a version that eliminates turns, and lets players make moves as fast as they can. It's frenzied, hectic, and a lot of fun.

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  9. This Choose Your Own Adventure Freaks and Geeks YouTube Game

    Maybe it's like high school and you lose no matter what?

    Freaks and Geeks is a great show to watch if you want to focus on how awkward high school was and feel some feelings, and now there's a game version you can play on YouTube thanks to the Fine Bros. The game is a series of short videos, at the end of which you click one of two possible links. So far we keep losing. Just like in High School.

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  10. How Much is Monopoly Money Actually Worth?

    Fun with numbers! Fun with numbers! Fun with numbers!

    We tend to use the term "Monopoly Money" to imply something is worthless, but is it really? Does Monopoly money have any real value? Well, no, obviously. It's paper money from a board game, but it's still a thing people buy, so it has to be worth something, right? Let's figure out the exchange rate of dollars to Monopoly money. For reasons.

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