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Video Game Almost Predicted Kim Jong-Il's Death

Kim Jong-il, who has ruled the Communist state of North Korea since 1994, has passed away. Which means 2011 shooter Homefront was only two weeks off making one of the most timely (if accidental) fictional statements in video game history.
In Homefront, a game which takes the death of Kim as the... More »

This Cosplay Features Awesome Dudes Alongside Awesome Ladies

Got a great Fancy Pants for you this week. Great because it's got a lot of guys in it, which is always refreshing. Great because there are some under-represented characters and games being cosplayed as. More »

Dual-Wielding Star Wars Nut Arrested for Lightsaber Assault

A man from Hillsboro, Oregon has been arrested and charged with assault after allegedly attacking customers at a Toys 'R Us store with...two plastic lightsabers.
The man, armed with two "blue" sabers (so he thought he was a good guy!), started swinging the toy weapons at customers in the Hayden... More »

Angry Birds Christmas Lights Insanity That You Can Play

Thought the Angry Birds playground equipment was nutty? It is. The Angry Birds Christmas lights are bonkers, too.
This set-up was made with over 20,000 lights, with audio broadcast via 99.1FM and a controller that has a cord long enough so you can play these lights while standing in the street. More »

Mafia Wars Helps Drive 54 Year-Old Woman to Embezzle $166,000

Bettysue Higgins, who until recently worked as an admin assistant for a law firm, has pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges after her fraudulent spending on casual video games was caught out.
Between 2006 and 2010, Higgins wrote out around 220 checks using the forged signature of the firm's... More »

Where Can Japanese Nerds Take Non-Nerds on Dates?

You might be a nerd. I'm a nerd! But just because you are one, that doesn't mean your significant other is. Your partner, whether they're male or female, might not like video games, anime, manga-or whatever. More »

That Weird New Pokémon Game Has a Trailer

It wasn't a dream. There really is a video game coming that crosses the world of Pokémon with that of Nobunaga's Ambition, a Japanese history series developed by Tecmo Koei. More »

Final Fantasy XIII's Lightning Strikes Skyrim

It's East meets West. A Japanese gamer has inserted Final Fantasy XIII heroine Lightning into The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with a character mod. Here are the results. More »

Which Is Faster: Vita Game Cards or Vita Downloads?

With the PlayStation Vita, you can buy retail game card games or download digital versions from the PlayStation Store. It's your call. But before you do, there's something you should know: More »

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