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  1. Gaming

    Scrabble Will Officially Add a Word Based on Popular Opinion, What Could Go Wrong?

    We'd all love to add words to the official Scrabble Dictionary—especially when you're mid-game and frustrated that J-A-W-X-I-N-G-S isn't a word because you'd get SO MANY POINTS! Hasbro's been holding a bracket-style competition (because March), and they're down to the final four. The winner will become an official word.

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  2. Weird

    I Have Seen Satan and He Lives in This “FurReal Friends Happy to See Me Pets My Bouncin’ Kitty Pet” Toy

    "And the beast which I saw was like unto a kitten, and his feet were teensy little fluffy nubbins: and they worshipped the kitten, saying, Who is like unto this adorable kitten? Who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and also little tiny mews."

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  3. Entertainment

    Hasbro Rules on What Ben Affleck Playing Batman Really Means for Trivial Pursuit

    Last month @GoodJobBrain posted a photo of a Trivial Pursuit card with the question, "Who has never been Batman -- Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, George Clooney, Val Kilmer, or Adam West?" saying the card will be outdated soon. The Internet erupted, but we went to the source and asked Hasbro exactly how Batfleck affects the game.

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  4. Gaming

    Get Ready to Flip the Board: Monopoly Announces New Token Lineup

    When Hasbro announced that it would hold a vote to replace one of Monopoly's tokens with a new one, I made some suggestions for better pieces. It looks like they ignored my brilliant suggestion of putting a jet pack in the game, because today they've announced the results of their election. We have the results, and Hasbro's over-the-top animations announcing those results after the jump.

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  5. Entertainment

    That Really Happened: 8 of the Most Bizarre Transformers Ever

    The complex character diversity of The Transformers universe rivals that of the Star Wars saga and those of Marvel and DC Comics -- an impressive feat for a bunch of robots that turn into vehicles and other weapons of destruction. Since the Transformers' debut in 1984, both the heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons alike have conscripted a number of like-minded warriors to take up arms in the name of their respective causes, quickly swelling the ranks from a small handful to far too many for even the most dedicated of fans to keep track of. Granted, having such a massive influx of new recruits means that Optimus Prime and Megatron are bound to have a few that, to put it gently, didn't quite fit the model of the Autobot or Decepticon ideal. In other words, some Transformers were ten kinds of crazy that made their own comrades question their place in the war. That said, it's time to roll out with 8 of the most bizarre Transformers ever!

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  6. Gaming

    8 Pieces That Hasbro Should Add to Monopoly That Are Better Than What They’re Suggesting

    One of the most iconic things about the board game Monopoly is the pieces. Some people (me) even refuse to play if their favorite piece (top hat) is taken by another player, but there's about to be a shakeup in the roster. Hasbro is holding a vote for a new piece, but they're also dumping the existing piece that gets the least support from fans. Things aren't looking good for you, wheelbarrow, but the real tragedy of this story is that the pieces Hasbro is offering up as replacements are lame, so we've come up with some better suggestions.

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  7. Entertainment

    Rumor: Disney’s in Talks to Buy Hasbro, Apparently Wants to Own Your Childhood Entirely

    Ever since Disney picked up Marvel back in 2009, rumors have run rampant as to what other companies they might gobble up. Until they grabbed Lucasfilm, all of this was just idle speculation, but now everything's back on the table. See, Lucasfilm marks the second incredibly high-profile acquisition that the animation kings have picked up just in the past three years. Word on the Internet is that they're not going to stop there. According to MTV Geek, Disney's in talks to buy Hasbro, which means they'd grab franchises like Transformers and bring products like Magic: the Gathering into the fold.

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  8. Gaming

    Zynga and Hasbro Announce Board Game Versions of the Most Annoying Facebook Ones

    Well, it's finally happened. The inevitable collaboration between Zynga and Hasbro has produced a line of board games from the latter that are based on properties from the former which are really just clones of the properties of the latter. We're through the looking glass here, people. There's something profoundly amusing about the fact that there's now going to be a Scrabble board based on Words With Friends.

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  9. Weird

    Hasbro Cons Fan-Blogger Into Divulging Address, Sends “Representatives” To Stake Out His Apartment

    Australian Martyn Yang is a big fan of Nerf guns. Like any big fan, he wanted to engage with both the object of his fandom, and other fans, so he started Urban Taggers, a blog about Nerf guns. Everything was going just fine until Yang posted a review on the N-STRIKE ELITE RAMPAGE BLASTER, an unreleased Nerf gun that, while not available in stores, was available on eBay and its Chinese cousin Taobao. Shortly after the review went live, Hasbro got in touch with Wang for his mailing address so they could send him some swag to give away to his readers. Wang happily provided the info only to receive a letter from Hasbro's lawyers, demanding he take down the review, and provide the name, address, email and IP of the person who'd given him his info. But wait, it gets worse.

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  10. Gaming

    3DS Super Street Fighter IV Automatically Fights Other 3DS Street Fighers While In Your Pocket

    The upcoming version of Super Street Fighter IV for the Nintendo 3DS contains a very appropriate feature for the game franchise: It fights other 3DSes in the street.

    Called "tag mode," if a Super Street Fighter IV equipped 3DS passes by another 3DS with the game, the two handhelds will automatically duke it out using both players' in-game collectible figures, earning more figures as the handhelds battle, leaving players to go on with their day while their 3DS is safely tucked away.

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  11. Entertainment

    Battleship + LEGOs = A More Interesting Strategy Experience

    Until recently, the closest we ever got to construction in a board game was Mousetrap, but this year Hasbro announced that it would be making LEGOized alternate versions of some of its biggest board game commodities (without, of course, real LEGOs). Wired's Geekdad blog has has the review of U-Build Battleship, which plays just like regular Battleship, albeit with a customizable twist.

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  12. Tech

    Hasbro’s Flying RC Millennium Falcon

    Little girls are always being peddled some baby doll or other that really cries. Here's a toy innovation we can get behind: A Millennium Falcon that really flies.

    Hasbro's RC Falcon toy, revealed this weekend at Toy Fair, will go on sale this fall. The Official Star Wars Blog has the announcement.

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  13. Gaming

    Ten Edible Board Games

    We thought you'd never ask!

    For some reason, the rectangular shapes and smooth detailing of hobby board games -- especially those slightly abstract yet adorably representative Eurogames -- makes gamers long for the sweet, sweet taste of cake. Delicious cake.

    And sometimes, those gamers happen to actually be good at baking! And to produce edible versions of the board games that, while not so arcane and complex as to be unplayable, are still obscure enough that playing them doesn't evoke memories of family Monopoly sessions.

    So! Behold! Ten board games, presented in cake form!

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