Sean Fallon

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Just a quick reminder that we’re giving away copies of the newly released Doctor Who: Time Trips to three lucky Nerd Approved readers!

Head on over to our contest page for a synopsis of the book, a look at some of the fun details they added with the hardcover design and all of the information you need to enter.

Don’t wait! The contest ends on March 30th 2015 at 12:00 am EST.

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They’ve been making Risk based on movies and TV shows for a while now, but the wait for a Game Of Thrones version is almost over. The game is available for pre-order now with shipping slated for August 2015. If that wasn’t enough, a Marvel Cinematic Universe Risk can also be pre-ordered for release this September.

Product Pages: Game Of Thrones / Marvel ($74.99 / $49.99)

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Whovians and book lovers rejoice! We’re giving away copies of the newly released Doctor Who: Time Trips to three lucky Nerd Approved readers!

Head after the break for a synopsis of the book, a look at some of the fun details they added with the hardcover design and all of the information you need to enter.

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We got Loot Crate’s “Covert”-themed box in the mail the other day, so let’s dive in and see what secrets are inside shall we?

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If you aren’t familiar with Project Triforce, they make some of the best 1:1 scale gaming replicas out there. We’re talking stuff for fanatical collectors with deep pockets. Their Gears Of War 3 Locust Hammerburst II replica is a perfect example.

We got our hands on one. We needed both because it’s 36-inches long and weighs 35 pounds. It retails for $850 (on sale for $722.49 until midnight March 25th) and there’s even a gold version (on sale for $764.99).

It’s utterly (and delightfully) insane.

Check out more pics and info after the break…

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We have a shirt store full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 through Sunday, March 22nd at 11:59 pm EST.

Tank tops, crewnecks and hoodies are also on sale for $18, $30 and $35 respectively.

We also have lots of new designs in the store, some of which are pictured above. So head on over to the store and grab your favorites at a discount while you still can!

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All Loot Crate subscribers (and only Loot Crate subscribers) are automatically entered to win a Mega Crate that is given away each month. The themed subscription boxes are awesome, but imagine if this showed up on your doorstep. It’s going to happen to one lucky looter in April.

As you can see, Loot Crate has partnered with The Witcher, iBuyPower, Nvidia & Gunnar to bring a dream Mega Crate for gamers.

If you want to jump in with a subscription, you have until April 19th at 9pm PST to be eligible to win this particular Mega Crate. Even if you don’t win, you’ll have a box of awesomely nerdy goodies to look forward to.

And don’t forget that you can get 10% off your subscription when you use the code “NERDAPPROVED” at checkout!

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Generally speaking, TV spots don’t bring much new footage to the table—but this Age Of Ultron spot is an exception. It has some of the best stuff we’ve seen thus far—including some sassy Tony Stark.

Check it out after the break…

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Just a reminder that today is your last chance to get in on a Loot Crate subscription with their Covert-themed box for March. It looks like it’s going to be awesome, but you only have until 9 pm PT before the crate is gone for good. From the description:

We have compiled the very best of spies and undercover agents, operatives and espionage of some of your favorite spy & thriller themes and franchises. Among the assets we’ll be delivering are an EXCLUSIVE, officially licensed Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD replica collectible (complete with certificate of authenticity!); plus a Loot Crate Exclusive Orphan Black item; the return of an EXCLUSIVE t-shirt (not black!), plus some incredibly cool undercover-rrific wearable accessories; and much more! So study the mission and get ready to embark on an adventure in March!

And don’t forget that you can get 10% off your subscription when you use the code “NERDAPPROVED” at checkout.

But there’s more.

Take a peek at what one lucky Looter will receive in this month’s Mega Crate. You can also check out our review for the February “Play” box to get a better idea about how Loot Crate works.

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3D printing is definitely gaining steam, but the there are major drawbacks to overcome—speed being chief among them. However, Carbon3D has just unveiled a breakthrough technology that could change everything.

Continuous Liquid Interface Productiongo technology (CLIP) is touted as being 25 to 100 times faster than current methods. The secret is that it harnesses the power of laser light to cure the photosensitive resin and oxygen as an inhibiting agent—allowing the system to print in three dimensions at once as opposed to layer-by-layer.

Amazingly enough, Carbon3D has managed to keep this development under wraps from the general public until now. However, it has managed to secure $41 million in funding from major venture capital firms like Sequoia Capital, putting many fears to rest about it’s credibility.

“If 3D printing hopes to break out of the prototyping niche it has been trapped in for decades, we need to find a disruptive technology that attacks the problem from a fresh perspective and addresses 3D printing’s fundamental weaknesses,” said Jim Goetz, Carbon3D board member and Sequoia partner. “When we met Joe and saw what his team had invented, it was immediately clear to us that 3D printing would never be the same.”

Check out the demo videos after the break to see CLIP in action…

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