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  1. Things We Saw Today: All The Batmen Facemorphed Into One Batman

    Things We Saw Today

    Redditor morphinaph, whose facemorph of Superman actors we posted last month, has combined the faces of Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, and Ben Affleck to form the über-Batman. (Nerd Approved)

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  2. Things We Saw Today: The Wolverine Can’t Wait to Sink His Claws Into This Burger

    Things We Saw Today

    Logan may be as close to immortal as it gets, but the man still needs to eat. Notice how he has scraped the top of this burger, the Red Robin Berserker Burger made in honor of The Wolverine, with his claws, so you know it's his. (via The Geek Twins)

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  3. Kickstarter’s for Everyone, Including Zach Braff, Penny Arcade, and Veronica Mars

    There's been a lot of talk lately about what, exactly, are Kickstarter's guidelines and how they apply to various bigger fish, as it were, coming into the rather small pond of crowdfunding. Lots of claims have been made, and the grumbling is audible across most forms of social media, but what does Kickstarter the company actually think about all this? Hint: They like projects like the ones Zach Braff, Penny Arcade, and Veronica Mars have run.

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  4. When Professionals Aren’t: The PAX East Tomb Raider Cosplay Harassment Story

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    Convention harassment is just an off-shoot of regular, old harassment but seeing it invade your "safe space" can be tough to stomach. And some people have had enough. At PAX East this past weekend, a journalist (I use that term loosely) decided to interview a group of Lara Croft  cosplayers at the new Tomb Raider video game booth. What followed was not a professional interview of fans but rather a chance to treat women in costume not as people, but as sex objects. The Mary Sue spoke with one of the cosplayers involved as well as PAX management about the situation - a situation we're hearing about far too often these days. 

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  5. Internet Begets Internet: Redditor Turns Penny Arcade Comic From 2006 Into Song

    Penny Arcade has been in operation for a relatively long time. The webcomic has existed in one form or another since 1998, which means it's nearly halfway through its second decade. If Penny Arcade were a single entity, they'd be a teenager. Being around that long also means they've accrued an impressive backlog. Every so often, a denizen of the Internet stumbles across one of their older strips and makes it relevant again. For example, a redditor that goes by the name shmallowfish recently found one of PA's comics from 2006 and made it into a pretty catchy tune.

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Tom Hiddleston Gets A Drawing Of Loki

    Things We Saw Today

    This is a screen capture from Gingerhaze's (Noelle Stevenson) tumblr of a screen capture she took from The Avenger's actor Tom Hiddleston's twitter. Someone gave him one of her Loki illustrations. Take note of what she typed under the photo. Yup, that about says it all. Actually, she later posted, "how am i supposed to do anything ever again." THAT says it all.

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  7. Penny Arcade Launching New Video Games Coverage

    So far, 2012 seems to be the year of launching new video game sites that established editors of other sites leave to found. Vox Media kicked off the trend when a group of recognizable gaming writers went to found the Vox Media video games vertical, and now, with the help of Ben Kuchera, formerly of Ars Techncia, the team over at Penny Arcade will be expanding their empire to more traditional video games coverage.

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  8. Public Relations Company Sends Horrible Emails to Customer, Gets Soundly Shamed by Penny Arcade [UPDATED]

    The Internet allows people to post their grievances with just about anyone to an audience so earth-shatteringly wide that no matter the subject, even if it is something absurd that one would assume no one would agree with, people will agree with and take up arms in your Internet name. The Internet can be used the other way around as well, as a great tool for public relations. What happens when someone in public relations loses his cool at some poor customer who was only trying to find out the shipping date of a long-overdue Avenger controller? Why, the Internet becomes captivated, of course! The story is certainly helped by the fact that Mike Krahulik, otherwise known as Gabe of Penny Arcade was involved and posted the entire email corresponded chain to his website. The ridiculously absurd story, recounted after the break.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: C-3PO, As Pasta

    Things We Saw Today

    And this is why I hate posting about food. C-3PO, made out of pasta, garlic bread, and cauliflower. Everything electronic suddenly looks edible. (At Geeks Are Sexy)

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  10. Penny Arcade Launches Developer-Only Convention, PAX Dev

    The guys at Penny Arcade hold two gaming and general geekery conventions a year, PAX Prime and PAX East, with a main purpose of being open to the public. They have now announced a new convention, PAX Dev, specifically tailored to the developers. A little counter to the mission statement of PAX Prime and East, PAX Dev will be an "industry-only event," though in an attempt to be a little less establishment-focused than it sounds, "business types," such as retailers, will not be invited. From the PAX Dev site:

    A few years ago, a group of developers asked us to host an offsite gathering while they were in town for PAX. That idea took hold, and from those conversations we decided to dedicate the two days before PAX Prime to the developer community. We're shooting for a small (750-ish), intimate setting where digital and pen/paper game developers alike can focus on their craft. No business. No press. Just sharing, learning and debate.

    Though it sounds a little better based on the above description, a reason why PAX became so popular--aside from having a place for fans to gather, meet and have fun--is because it allowed gamers into that developer atmosphere, which, due to PAX Dev, now has a separate convention where regular gamers are not allowed. This obviously shouldn't hurt PAX at all, but does seem a little odd when one considers one of the main points of PAX.

    (PAX Dev via Kotaku)

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