Gaming

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Gundam and/or Overwatch enthusiast runeblade265 has taken a Sazabi mech from the former and given it a paint job reminiscent of D.va from the latter. It looks great too, especially with those corporate sponsor logos splattered all over in an unobtrusive, tongue-in-cheek kinda way. Check out a gallery of photos of the very pink Gundam below. [click to continue…]

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If you happen to live in Texas, keep an eye out at your local Pokestops for the adorable crochet Pokemon toys pictured above. Nichole’s Nerdy Knots is leaving them around for players to find. The good news is that you can still get them for free regardless of where you live—if you’re handy with yarn and a hook. All of the patterns are available as free downloads from Ravelry. Plus, she’s planning on adding more patterns soon.

(via Reddit)

Gamer Problems Then and Now

Mart Virkus of Arcade Rage lays out gamer problems from the past and present. Some of you may not even have much experience with the “past” part. It was a simpler time. Much less chance of being hit by a bus that’s for sure. Check out the entire comic below. [click to continue…]

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We’ve seen home-made Pokémon Go smartphone accessories in the past, from a 3D-printed phone case that looks like a Pokédex to a Poké Ball shaped phone charger. However, this DIY project goes above and beyond. It represents possibly the best thing about Pokémon Go – it’s community.

DIYsman Spencer Kern built a shell for his mobile phone charging station shaped like a Pokémon Center using a combination of wood and 3D-printed components. The charger itself is solar-powered, and holds enough charge to power up as many as a dozen phones at once.

Check out more photos of the charger, as well as photos of people putting it to use below. [click to continue…]

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Fantasy Flight Games promises Lovecraftian mystery and madness in their upcoming game Arkham Horror: The Card Game. A deckbuilding and RPG in one, the game combines the adventure of a roleplaying game with the simplicity of a card game. You and up to three friends take on the role of investigators and solve “terrifying mysteries” with the cards both giving you choices and facts you’ll need to complete the game.

I like the idea of this. You get to delve into a mystery and solve it with others, but you also get options on how you’d like to do those things. However, you need to work together and get the case solved, or doom the world to a horrible fate. Check out more pics and details below. [click to continue…]

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As if you needed any further proof that there’s always someone out there who actually acts on the things you can only dream about, Dungeons & Dragons enthusiast (to put it mildly) Ryan Devoto built this astoundingly detailed diorama with help from Michael Tiskus of Terranscapes.

I’m happy to say that I’ve already moved past envy to simply admire the dedication and skill that it took to create this masterpiece. Take a closer look below. [click to continue…]

Poké Butt Bookmarks

Pokémon are hiding everywhere. EVERYWHERE. I saw a few hiding in my books the other day. Really tiny ones. What? No I’m not high. I’m serious. Yes, I have been playing a lot of Pokémon GO but I don’t have a problem. Listen…wait…YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ME. I AM NOT YELLING! NO, YOU CALM DOWN! [click to continue…]

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One of the best things coming out of the popularity of Pokémon GO is how people are coming together socially. People from completely different walks of life are bonding over a common activity and community is being created.

The Arizona Pokémon GO Community Facebook group is one such community. They recently came out in support of 15-year-old Ty Swartout, who is autistic, after they heard about both Ty and his mom being bullied by a couple college kids while they were in a local park playing the game. Apparently, the two “men” sprayed them with barbecue sauce, and the mother overheard one of them say “Yeah, we got the r—”.

Yes, we know you’re probably overwhelmed with the ugliness of the world, but hang on! There’s a bright side to this story. On July 31st, dozens of members from the Facebook group turned out to support Ty—some even bearing gifts. Ty’s mom was overwhelmed:

“I’m so grateful. I’m just so grateful because if this wouldn’t have happened, we would still be hiding in our house like a lot of families like ours do. And I just can’t thank everyone enough.”

Check out the news report (make sure to grab a tissue) below. [click to continue…]

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“I want a fancy plush pillow of that one Pokémon that can change its shape, but I can’t remember its name.”

“Ditto.”

“You want one to, eh?”

Ahahahaha. Comedy Bronze! But seriously, this eight-pound cuddly Ditto pillow is available from Pokémon Center Online on August 6th and costs 13,000 Yen (or roughly $130). It’s huge, squishy, probably costs a small fortune to ship internationally, and it can’t get the faces right. But damned it ain’t cute. Check out more product photos below. [click to continue…]

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Update: Nintendo’s lawyers have had it taken down. That only took five days. Oh well.

A long time ago, if people wanted to get news, reviews, editorials and coverage about the stuff they liked, they’d have to buy “magazines” that were printed and bound on a thin material made from dead trees called “paper.” Usually there’d be 12 or 13 issues of these magazines released a year. I know! It seems so primitive compared to our Scent-U-News™ Media Spray, which you deposit up the right nostril for a fast, hard and immediate hit of up-to-the-minute wossnamery about your favorite bleep-bloop machine. Also there’s the internet, but let’s be serious. That’ll never catch on.

Nintendo Power was one such magazine, and one that is fondly remembered by longtime Nintendo fans. Now, thanks to Archive.org, you can revisit the first decade-and-a-bit of the mighty publication completely free, from the first issue with that claymation Mario on the cover to promote Super Mario Bros. 2, right the way up to issue #145 which, coincidentally enough, covers the Game Boy Advance port of that very same game. What a delightful sort of poetic symmetry, possibly.

(via Engadget, update via Polygon)