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C is for Cookie Run Erasers

April 29th, 2014 by

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!

How Hearthstone Helped Me Embrace the Randomness of Life

April 28th, 2014 by

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I’ve always avoided luck as much as possible. My childhood was emotionally rocky, and I dealt with it by hiding in my head. There, in the recesses of my mindscape, I had boundless freedom and complete control. I naturally gravitated towards escapism, whether it was building something with Legos, reading, watching TV, or riding my bike.

Then, of course, came video games. When I was eight, my sister and I saved up our allowance for a year to buy

Close, But…

April 22nd, 2014 by

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via [r/gaming]

Remember This Final Fantasy 3 Commercial?

April 14th, 2014 by

Considerably better than what aired for Final Fantasy 2, but still loaded with early-90s kitsch, the claymation Final Fantasy 3 (US) commercial featured Mog auditioning potential baddies for the game.

Simulations Teach Themselves To Walk, But Not Without A Certain Degree Of Hilarity

April 11th, 2014 by

I’m not the type to fully appreciate the complexity of all the mathematical scientificalities at work here. I can, however, appreciate a good old-fashioned unexpected laugh, which this demonstration has in spades.

Flexible Muscle-Based Locomotion for Bipedal Creatures [vimeo]

Conan O’Brien Plays Street Fighter, Among Other Games, On The Big Screen

April 10th, 2014 by

And by “big screen”, we mean the massive display at AT&T Stadium.

In this edition of Coco’s “Clueless Gamer”, Conan plays some PS4 on one of the biggest (and probably laggiest) setups the world has ever known. Watching him play video games is kind of like watching grandpa pick up a controller, if grandpa was really funny.

Who knew Conan was such a fierce flowchart Ken, though?

The Horror And Comedy Of FIFA Gifs

April 9th, 2014 by

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FIFA isn’t just about soccer. It’s about madness, hilarity, and whatever the hell’s going on with that dude’s face.

Enjoy this gallery of gifs that celebrate the nightmarish physics rendering that is FIFA*.

The Real Secret Of Evermore

April 8th, 2014 by

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I’m not sure I’d consider Umaro a “main” character of Final Fantasy VI, but hey.

I thought I was clever back then for recognizing the Final Fantasy IV homage with Cecil behind the counter, but shit man. This particular secret is way more nuanced. And quite a bit more keen.

Secret of Evermore, Final Fantasy VI [didyouknowgaming]