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  1. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 9/25

    Pac-Man is Moleskine (Kotaku) Miyamoto Wants to Make A Rubik's Cube? (Eurogamer) This Deer Made Out of Typewriter Parts is Adorable, Actually (Jeremy Mayer) Hello Kitty R2-D2 (Google News) Mark Zuckerberg on Oprah (Cindy W) Avengers Hulk Will Be Mo-Cap (Blastr) Samus and the Colossus (David-Hsu-Yen) (pic (click to embiggen) via Wondermark.)

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  2. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 9/19

    Plant Pot Shaped Like A Nuclear Cooling Tower (Gama-Go) Prototype of a 16-Inch Retinal Heads Up Display (Techland) First Cutscene from Force Unleashed 2 (Kotaku) Sweet Star Wars Costume Shirts (Fashionably Geek) Potentially Game Breaking Exploit in Eve Online (Massively) Female Worgen Models, For Reals This Time (WoW Insider) Starcraft 2 Patch Arriving Tuesday (Joystiq)

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  3. Gaming

    Half-Life Fan Trailer

    Interested in seeing a Half-Life movie? Well, we can't give you that, unfortunately. We can, however, give you this fan-made trailer. What? What kind of trade off is that, you ask? It was put together by Marco Spitoni, who works for Weta. Yeah. Lord of the Rings and District 9 Weta.

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  4. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 9/11

    Finally, Rock Band Oriented Gaming Storage (Wired) Alan Moore: Paranoid, or Justifiably Paranoid? The Debate Rages (Bleeding Cool) A Cappella Inception Trailer (Urlesque) Ico For PS3 Rumors Continue Apace (Kotaku) LotRO Is Now Officially Free To Play (Joystiq) Nooooooooooooooo (ooooooooooooooo) Best Comic Book Modes of Transportation (Comics Alliance) (pic via Topless Robot.)

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  5. Gaming

    Japanese School Accidentally Named After Erotic Game [UPDATED]

    The city of Higashine in Japan is currently finishing the construction of a new elementary school, and decided to name the building after their prefecture's famed cherries, which can sell for $30 a pound. Unfortunately for them, Higashine Shiritsu Sakuranbo Shougakkou (Higashine Municipal Cherry Elementary School) shares 75% of its words with Shiritsu Sakuranbo Shougakkou, a "doujin adult game brand."

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  6. Gaming

    Steam in Hot Water in South Korea

    Kotaku reports that South Korean authorities have been cracking down over the weekend on unrated games, and this may mean considerable bad things for Korean Steam users. Korean law states that all games available to the public must be rated by the Game Rating Board. That's all well and nice, except that game makers must pay to get their game rated, and many cannot afford the price. When South Korea says all games, they mean all games. Tiny indie games, flash-based or mobile whatsits, big blockbusters, and everything in between. Team Liquid, a StarCraft community site, reports that Steam games may even be in the sights of Korean authorities.

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  7. Gaming

    Settlers of Catan Looks Awesome On the Microsoft Surface

    We personally got a look at 4th edition D&D on the Microsoft Surface at this year's PAX East, and even though purchasing one is just a leeetle bit outside our price range for gaming accessories ($10,000) we still get super excited to see what new features get rolled out for the product. Why? Because it reminds us that we live in the future now.

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  8. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 9/5

    GeekDad Review of Machete (Wired) Botched Transformers 3 Stunt Sign of Negligence? (Spinoff) Another Adorable Japanese Robot (TechnaBob) Star Wars Smash Bros. You Know You Want It (Kotaku) This Is A Spinning Black Hole (APotD) PAX Cosplay Gallery (1Up) Pokemon Fusion! (Alex Onsager) (pic via Reddit.)

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  9. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 9/4

    A Rundown of the Whole PAX Duke Nukem Experience (That Videogame Blog) An Infographic About Infographics (Urlesque) PAX Prime Photo Gallery (1Up) Google Settles in Texas Privacy Suit (Reuters) Kirby's Epic Yarn is Still Adorable (Kotaku) I Got Stabbed At Comic-Con And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt (Neatorama) Steve Jobs: The New iTunes Icon Does Not Suck, Shut Up (Wired) (image via Kotaku.)

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  10. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 8/28

    Final Fantasy XIV Beta Starts Tuesday (Joystiq) StarCraft II Will Get Patched Next Month (Kotaku) True Blood's Stephen Moyer as Dr. Doom? (ScreenRant) Gummy Bear Art (FlavorWire) Questionable Predator Shirt (Fashionably Geek) Walk Like The Batman (Neatorama) Walk Like the Submariner (Bleeding Cool) (image via Topless Robot.)

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  11. Gaming

    Wii Balance Board Use #357: Making Disabled Babies Mobile

    Four researchers at Ithaca College have addressed the problem of disabled infant mobility in a unique way. Unlike older disabled individuals, babies "lack the subtle grasp of grasping things" as Kotaku puts it. Things like the joysticks of electronic wheelchairs. How do babies instinctively move, however? By leaning towards what they want. Well, you know what relatively cheap and common electronic device can tell where you are leaning? A Wii Balance Board.

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  12. Entertainment

    Blockbuster Sets Date For Its Bankruptcy

    According to The LA Times, Blockbuster and its biggest debtors have already discussed their plans to declare bankruptcy by mid-September with Fox, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Disney and Warner Bros.
    Blockbuster has lost a total of $1.1 billion since the beginning of 2008 and has been severely hamstrung in efforts to grow its business due to interest payments on $920 million in debt. Earlier this month the company announced that most of its debt holders had agreed to a forbearance on interest payments until Sept. 30, during which time it would attempt a recapitalization.
    Blockbuster's bankruptcy looks like it's going to be something of a tangled mess of retail vs. Hollywood vs. digital connections.

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  13. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 8/22

    TIL A New Word: Nurdle (Reuters) Happy Birthday, Ray Bradbury! (GeekDad) The Cosplay of Gamescom (Kotaku) Adrien Brody as Mr. Fantastic? (ScreenRant) DJ Hero 2 Dated (GameRant) 2,000 Year Old Hellenistic Paintings Discovered (The Guardian) Somebody Made a Wacom for the Wii? (Joystiq) (image via Reddit.)

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  14. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 8/21

    D&D Themed Sports Team Shirts (Geeks are Sexy)

    Biggest Diablo News Ever At BlizzCon (That Videogame Blog)

    Soon Neptune Will Complete Its First Orbit Since Discovered (Discovery News)

    The ABCS of Lame Marvel Villains (Comics Alliance)

    A Deleted Scene From Neil Gaiman's Dr. Who Episode (Neil Gaiman)

    Korean StarCraft Addicts Treated With Drugs (Kotaku)

    Space Food Over the Years (BoingBoing)

    (picture via Game Informer: Portland Bike Lanes Power-Up With Mario Symbols.)

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  15. Gaming

    (Mostly) Live Action Ad for Metroid: Other M

    In an unusual move for them these days, Nintendo has created a mostly live action ad for the imminent release of Metroid: Other M, the latest game to feature the armor plated, ball-morphing bounty hunter Samus Aran. It's pretty, has a brooding voice over, and features a lot of slow motion... To be honest, if everybody's just going to take the Halo 3: ODST advertising route, we're perfectly okay with that. Video below:

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