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If You Watch Only One Rock Band Playing The Tetris Theme Today, Make It This One

I’m not sure I’ve ever described a cellist as “badass” before, but now seems like a good time to start.

The band you see here is Critical Hit. By the time you read this, I will have remedied my lack of their video game cover album.


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Doctor Whoodies

These are by Rarity’s Boutique, whose Game of Thrones house hoodies we showed you a while back. Wibbly wobbly, comfy womfy. (Fashionably Geek)


No. No no no no no no no. no.

Official Tetris Costumes Exist, Enable Mankind’s Tendency Toward Being Complete Jerks

Geekosystem has more on the first official Tetris costumes and how they’ve already been banned from one London bar because people would come in wearing them so they could reserve space for their friends. As Geeko points out, the “ban” is almost absolutely a publicity stunt engineered by Morph Costume Co., which makes the costumes. But I don’t care. The image of people wearing these in line at con panels so they can save room for friends unwilling to spend the required amount of time waiting is dancing before my eyeballs.

Nobody do that.

(Via Geekosystem, picture by Paul Clarke)

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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. 


Fans Do Cool Things

Imma Stop You Right There, Every Other Jack-O’-Lantern, Because This Jack-O’-Lantern Plays Tetris

It’s still Halloween tomorrow, right? If I’m lucky, maybe I can Trick or Treat at my own door by then. Oh, and the driver intrepid pumpkin carver Nathan used to put this together was only able to support an 8×8 grid, which is why this game isn’t the Tetris regulation ten squares wide. Between the more than one hundred LED lights and the stem becoming a functional controller, I feel like he made a more than adequate effort in his translation.

(via Colossal.)



This Dress Comes With A Chainsaw Pocket

A dress with pockets is a rare thing, indeed, take it from this high school percussionist who was always searching for performance outfits that I could slip a pair of alternate mallets into for easy switching. But an Evil Dead inspired dress that gives you chainsaw hand when you slip your fingers into it?

That’s pretty much unheard of. But Etsy shop Nerd Alert Designs doesn’t stop there. We’ve selected a few of our favorites to show you.


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.

Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Google Salutes Amelia Earhart

Google celebrates what would have been Amelia Earhart’s 115th birthday with their beautiful Google doodle.  



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.


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Thor In A Plastic Bag

U.K. artist Simon Monk is taking a look at the power of iconic male superheroes through his series of paintings titled “Secret Identity.” He writes, “Superheroes are icons of male power and potency whose comic book and film adventures see them engaged in epic battles across the universe, yet these mythic figures have another life as consumer objects to be found in commercial and domestic contexts. Placed in carrier bags and hung on a hook in a domestic space they become recently purchased objects, robbed of the enormous power they wield in their narratives, their dynamic energy stymied. Despite this reduction they remain irresistible in their cartoonish rage and pride.” He’s right. Thor looks awesome in a plastic bag. (via Robot 6)

What else did we see around the net today?