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Shadow of the Colossus

Not all that glitters is gold

Just In Case You Wanted A Personal Magic Weak Spot, Glow in the Dark Shadow of the Colossus Pendants

The nerdy jewelry fix is a powerful one. And once you’ve gotten a few hits of Triforce pins and 1-up pendants, the popular stuff just doesn’t do it for you anymore. You need something rarer. Obscurity is the best high. Well it doesn’t get more video game connoisseur than wearing a glow in the dark replica of the special spot that all the colossi in Team ICO’s Shadow of the Colossus get morally ambiguously stabbed in. Just watch out for tiny men on tiny horses with tiny magical swords.

Here’s what it looks like in the dark:

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Essay

Laying Down My Sword: How Games Can Inspire Moral Decisions, Even Without Asking

A curious thing happened as I was completing Mark of the Ninja a few weeks back (and yes, there are significant spoilers ahead). While the game has an entertaining story, it’s there for context and flavor, rather than being the driving force. The star of the show is the deliciously stylish gameplay, which caters to puzzle-loving adults who grew up with Saturday morning cartoons and martial arts movies. I often take satisfaction in playing stealth games as non-lethally as possible, but the combat in this one was too good to pass up. Ambushing baddies from shadowy air vents never got old. But I stopped doing it anyway.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The Wonder Woman Homage in the Honey Boo Boo Bio Comic

Okay. Okay, I’m just mildly amused. Which is a change from the exhausted eyerolling with which I usually great any mention of Bluewater Comics bio-comics. That’s a pretty significant accomplishment.

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