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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Blueprints for Pacific Rim‘s Massive Robots

The viral marketing on this movie is just ramping up, and we couldn’t be more into it. (/Film)

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It Goes Ding When There's Stuff

Time Magazine Names The 100 Best Video Games

Yeah, I chose Paperboy as the header image for this post and you’re just going to have to deal with it. Best of lists are bound to attract controversy so prepare yourself to have some opinions on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 best video games. 

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: President Lincoln Riding A Velociraptor

Sequel to Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter? No, awesome photo series from Andrew Becraft. See which other “great leaders” he sat atop “terrible lizards” on The Brothers Brick. (via io9

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Fans Do Cool Things

A Super Mario Bros. Level Created With Post-It Notes Because, Why Not?

There comes a point in your gaming life when Super Mario Bros. levels become so engrained in your head you could play them with your eyes closed and still get six fireworks. Perhaps the solution is to then create your own level. Out of Post-It notes. Yeah, why not? That’s what the Final Cut King group (previously of Lightsaber Kitties and Kitten Pikachu fame) set out to do with 7,000 of the sticky reminders. Take a look, you might see some other classic game character cameos as well.

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Probably the Most Perfect Geek Jewelry on Etsy: Pica Pica Press

The Etsy shop Pica Pica Press was brought to my attention recently, and when I tell you I felt like I found the jewelry store that only existed in my head, I am not kidding. This is some of the best geek jewelry I’ve seen on the internet — subtle, pretty, and self-explanatory. Not to mention reasonably priced. You will want to see this.

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Old School Video Games Brought to Photographic Life by Patrick Runte

Photographer Patrick Runte has put together a radical, mint photo shoot that brings old school ’80s video games to life. Perfect for those of us who have played Pac-Man and secretly (or not-so-secretly) wished we could re-enact it every time we were in a garden maze. More after the jump.

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Watch Young Batman Shill for Ms. Pac-Man Cereal in This Very Pink, Very ’80s Commercial

According to Geek Tyrant, this commercial for Pac-Man cereal was filmed in 1983, before Christian Bale starred in Empire of the Sun and became something of a renowned child actor. Of course, with the quality of the film, we only have their word for it that Bale is even the kid in this… but if there is ever a spot on the pop culture venn diagram that belongs on The Mary Sue, it’s the intersection between the Batman, Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, and pink marketing circles.

Editor’s Note: preliminary researched could not tell me whether it’s Ms. Pac-Man or Mrs. Pac-Man. Anyone with this information at hand please deliver it in the comments.

(via I Heart Chaos.)

And Now For Something Completely Different

Pac-Man the Musical Has: Suspense, Romance, Humor, The Consumption of Live Sentient Creatures

Also Claymation, great vocals, clever writing, and promises of more. Bon appetit!

(via Forces of Geek.)

The Human Machine

Wokka Wokka Wokka: Urban Pac-Man [Video]

Sergej Hein, David Moya, and Julian Holland made a live-action Pac-Man short film. Gustavo and Davide ran around their city in Pac-Man and Inkey costumes. This is what happens when people get bored in Europe — live-action Pac-Man. I want to go to there.

(Kuriositas)

Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Commenting Malfunction

Hey! We don’t really have a funny picture up here today because we need to adress some serious business. Our commenting system, Disqus, seems to have banned a whole bunch of people that we didn’t ask it to. Including one of our own writers! We want to let everyone know that these bans were not intentional, and we’re working to iron out the problems. At the moment we don’t exactly know what’s wrong, but it appears we are not the only site affected. On the other hand, other sites in our home network like Geekosystem are not having these problems. So it’s left us looking something like the picture above. We’re sure that it’s also left some of you like the picture above and we apologize for the inconvenience. We don’t hate you!

In the meantime, if:

  • You find that you are blocked

And:

  • You were not spamming

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  • You had not shown a history of making personal attacks against our writers or otherwise being a jerk (we will notice)

Then please send us an email with your username, make sure the subject line is “TMS, Y U Ban Me?” just in case there turns out to be something that we can do about it.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled Things We Saw Today.

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