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POTATO SALAD KICKSTARTER

July 6th, 2014 by

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Because nothing says ‘games’ like a heaping bowl of potato salad, amirite?

The Potato Salad Kickstarter by Zack Danger Brown of Columbus, OH – fully funded in excess of $3,976 at the time of this post – is in full swing with 26 days remaining. Those considering kicking this start with their own money should first consider the risks. “It might not be that good,” warns Zack. “It’s my first potato salad”.

Potato Salad by Zack Danger Brown [kickstarter]

Hands! In The Hadouken? You Betcha.

July 5th, 2014 by

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For as much time as I’ve dumped into Street Fighter, I can’t believe I never noticed this until now. Ryu’s hadouken isn’t a simply a magical ball of plasma; it’s the very projection of his own two hands. Look! Look into those svelte blue flames and you’ll see them – the echo of his outstretched palms.

Wow. How long has this been going on? The whole time? Are the other shotos all the same? Will I see Dan’s puny fist in his gadouken? My world view has been rocked; my jimmies, rustled.

Relax, And Try To See Things From Mario’s Perspective

July 4th, 2014 by

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Close your eyes, breathe, and lose yourself within the clouds and vast brick pitfalls of World 1-1. But do mind the time limit.

The Lords of Midnight and its sequel are awesome and on sale.

June 3rd, 2014 by

lords_sale The Lords of Midnight, by the late Mike Singleton, is apparently a classic. I’m just going on word of mouth and Wikipedia entries here. Never having a ZX Spectrum (nor an interest in it), I haven’t done my due diligence.

If paying $4.99 for a game that came out in 1984 seems a bit steep, then maybe this is for you. The Lords of Midnight and its sequel, Doomdark’s Revenge, are currently on sale in the App Store and Google Play for $.99 apiece. That’s a price that’s pretty hard to ignore when you consider the nerd cred you get simply by having it on your phone. Ladies love nerd cred, right? That’s gotta be how it works.

Pick them up and let us know what you think. I just started, so don’t be spoiler jerks.

The Lords of Midnight – [App Store Link]
Doomdark’s Revenge – [App Store Link]

LINE Cookie Run 100 Free Crystals Code

May 28th, 2014 by

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Cookie Run Season 2 has started on the LINE network, and with it comes a lot of goodies.

The Sorcerer Cookie brings some powerful Coin Magic to the table. His pet, the Grimiore, should help tons of players get new high scores. Obstacles move and generally try to throw off your timing. It’s slowly starting to look more and more like the Cookie Run I’ve been playing over on the for Kakao network for some time.

To prove it, one of the best features shows up in a Coupon Code. To enter a code, touch the Gear icon on the bottom left of your Rankings screen. Scroll down and tap on the “COUPON” button. Your browser will open up with a code entry box.

Enter the following code to get 100 free crystals: cookierun2ndstory

100 Crystals: 5 Rainbow Eggs, 4 Supreme Treasures, or 15 Treasure Slots? Decisions...

100 Crystals: 5 Rainbow Eggs, 4 Supreme Treasures, or 15 Treasure Slots? Decisions, decisions…

That’s “Cookie Run 2nd Story” for those keeping track at home or may want to pass it along to friends. I got it in three guesses, as the code on the for Kakao version was COOK 2RUN 2NDS TORY last year.

Act now! This code, a $10 value, expires on June 5th at 4PM. Run. Run as fast as you can!

Review – Ace Fishing: Wild Catch (iOS/Android)

May 26th, 2014 by

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Ace Fishing, by South Korean developer Com2uS, is their latest attempt at bringing digestible sports to mobile sets. With a pedigree that includes Apple Hall of Fame inductee HOMERUN BATTLE 3D on their resume, they clearly know their stuff.

Is Ace Fishing a catch, or is this one we should be throwing back?

Where Frozen And Grand Theft Auto Intersect

May 23rd, 2014 by

NSFW for language, blasphemy, and utter disregard for the laws of physics.

C is for Cookie Run Erasers

April 29th, 2014 by
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From left to right: Bright Cookie, Pirate Cookie, Coffee Cookie, Zombie Cookie, Cloud Cookie, Ninja Cookie, and Buttercream Choco Cookie

As a teacher and a parent, I can’t help but love this little slice of nerdvana in the picture above. Here we have another example of Cookie Run’s popularity in South Korea.

Here we have Cookie Run erasers, as found inside a toy capsule machine near South Korean elementary school. Each pull costs 100 won, or about 10 American cents, though there are other random toys interspersed within. Still, it’s more killer than filler in the one I use.

I remember buying car-shaped erasers for a quarter apiece from my school’s morning supply store back in the third grade. I’m not a car guy, so it seems wholly unnecessary now. However, boring things shaped like cool things? HELL YES! That’s cool-by-association!


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