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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.
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:05 am, November 16th, 2012
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.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 1:27 pm, October 30th, 2012
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.
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by Susana Polo | 10:17 am, September 4th, 2012
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.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:30 am, July 29th, 2012
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.
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:02 pm, July 24th, 2012
Google celebrates what would have been Amelia Earhart’s 115th birthday with their beautiful Google doodle.READ MORE
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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)
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