Gaming

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Are you familiar with Winter-een-mas? It’s a gamer’s holiday that was started by Tim Buckley in the Ctrl+Alt+Del comic strip and it takes place over the course of seven days between January 25th and 31st. Each day is devoted to a specific genre:

  • January 25th: Adventure games, symbolized by a man dressed as Indiana Jones.
  • January 26th: First Person Shooter (FPS) games, with a 21 year-old sleep deprived gamer as its symbol.
  • January 27th: Fighting games, represented by a martial artist with too many blows to the head
  • January 28th: Real-time Strategy (RTS) games, whose emblem is a large bearded man with a pocket protector inside another pocket protector.
  • January 29th: Racing games, shown as a racer with old-fashioned racing helmet and racing goggles holding a detached steering wheel.
  • January 30th: Role Playing Games (RPGs), depicted as an elf-like woman holding floating dice above her left hand.
  • January 31st: Sports games, with a round, middle-aged man wearing a #10 jersey and holding a beer bottle in each hand as its emblem.

We don’t need much of an excuse to celebrate around here, so for the rest of the week we will feature a Winter-een-mas-themed shirt from our merch store, leading up to a giveaway over the weekend. Since today is the 27th, the shirt is all about fighting games.

You can grab the shirt “Street Kombat” here. Head on over to our merch store for even more awesomely nerdy shirts.

And stay tuned the rest of the week for more Winter-een-mas shirts and our giveaway!

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Even if you don’t hang it on your wall, you can still set up this amazing Portal 2 art as wallpaper on your computer thanks to DeviantArtist Sergey-Lesiuk.

See Also: The best in Portal cosplay

(via Reddit)

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What if you found a way to play a video game, like Super Mario World, in a particular manner that allows you to jump your character all the way to the end–and you don’t even have to battle the final boss? Sounds impossible without an emulator, but YouTuber Minecraft SethBling appears to have figured it out. He was able to record himself pulling the move while playing SMW on an old school Super Nintendo console.

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The gist here is that SethBling was able to pull a certain set of moves that basically rewrite the game’s code while he’s playing in real time. In other words, SethBling knew exactly what he needed to do in order to find this glitch and take advantage of it–all while playing at a blistering speed.

You can watch SethBling in action after the break…

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Playing Dungeons & Dragons is a wondrous adventure, one where you and your friends often say the most ridiculous things that totally make sense at the time. Take those words out of context, and suddenly it’s an entirely different story. Out of Context D&D Quotes is where gamers can submit some of the funnier lines friends have said in game. BritishGuyWhatsHisName added some artwork, and now you have your laughing place for the day.

See Also: Step Up Your Dungeons & Dragons Game With A Wood DM Screen And Dice Tower

See more examples after the break.

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Fallout and Skyrim are two very different games that take place in entirely different worlds. Here’s what happens if you mash those two worlds together and set their characters against each other. It’s Fallout‘s Vault Boy versus Skyrim‘s Dovahkiin and it will make you wish you could actually play this battle in-game.

See Also: All the best Skyrim cosplay

See the video after the break.

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is a new edition of the game that comes with some very cool goodies. It not only gets you a graphically improved version of Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel, but a remote controlled Claptrap:

The Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition, which will include everything in The Handsome Collection as well as a remote controlled Claptrap steward robot, a collectible steel case, and 12 exclusive lithographs. The Claptrap steward robot is controlled through a smartphone app and can move in all directions while balancing on one wheel. The Claptrap can also say lines in character and live stream video to a mobile device through his eye. The Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition is limited to only 5,000 units worldwide and is available to pre-order starting today at participating retailers for $399.

That alone makes the whole deal worth the price.

See Also: The best Borderlands cosplay

See the video after the break.

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The classic game X-Wing vs TIE Fighter has been remastered and re-released as part of a partnership between Disney Interactive and GoG.com. The release also includes Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance and Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds which are seeing a digital release for the very first time.

Star Wars Battlefront II, Star Wars: Dark Forces and Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords are also included.

See Also: You Can Play 2,400 Classic DOS Games Online Right Now

But that’s not all—expect six more Lucasfilm titles to be released over the next ten days.  We can only hope that this will include Day Of The Tentacle since we already know that a remaster is coming.

(via Mashable)

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Minecraft fans are going to want to build outside the game when they get a look at this incredible castle. It’s two feet tall and three feet wide and is constructed of over 20,000 bricks. The whole thing was built by ZaziNombies who managed to keep the very square look of the game while adding in lots of details. There are also several versions of minifig Steve and a fully accessorized interior.

And then there’s the cat.

See the video after the break.

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It’s been 10 years since World of Warcraft debuted, and Blizzard is marking the occasion by sending out a special statue to those who have been with the game since its start. Gamespot reports that these dedicated players have already received emails from Blizzard notifying them that the statue is on its way. The statue has an Orc on a wolf mount and reads:

The Orc statue is a constant presence in our life at Blizzard entertainment. It’s where we meet to talk, to eat, to celebrate. As we celebrate ten years of World of Warcraft, we present this token of appreciation to you, stalwart adventurer. Thank you for being a constant presence in our lives as we adventure together.

No word on just how many people have been playing the full ten years, but for that kind of dedication to a game, they definitely deserve the recognition.

(via Bleeding Cool / Image: Smitti)

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The 8-bit treatment works especially well for some films, and it rocks for Guardians of the Galaxy. No, I guess that isn’t terribly surprising. CineFix gave the James Gunn movie a pixelated makeover and the retro look works with all the movie’s retro music. Every scene looks adorable from Peter Quill’s one-sided dance-off with Ronan to dancing baby Groot.

Check out the video after the break.

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