Either way this vid will warm your heart, and may result in scratched screens and expensive electronic devices being destroyed by puppy slobber.
Musical nerdery doesn't get much more epic than this performance by Bit Brigade, where they play the soundtrack to Mega Man II while the entire game is being played on a screen behind them.
And when I say the entire game I mean THE ENTIRE GAME, this video weighs in at an impressive 44 minutes and, to top it all off, they're actually a really good band, so the show isn't all gimmick and flash, it totally rocks!
--via Topless Robot
Apparently there was a group of Canadian moralists who fought against violent, corrupting influences on children in the early 90s, and made their message known in a propaganda film entitled Not Just Fun And Games.
These squares despised toys, and had an awful lot of bad things to say about our beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, probably because their fathers never bought them that G.I. Joe doll they always wanted.
Why pile on more hate for the poor mutants, morality police-haven't they been through enough? I mean, they already live in the sewer, what more do you want?
--via The Daily What
This impressive tablet-style unit is called the ePawn Arena, a digital tabletop gaming unit which debuted at CES 2012. It's billed as "the next level of Dungeons and Dragons style gaming", but I think they're missing the obvious potential as a never ending variety of board games ready to be loaded up and played, after the table's been cleared, of course.
Who needs all those heavy boxes, full of game boards, cards and supplements, when you've got this sleek number just waiting to be loaded up with all the board games you'll ever need?
If you're worried about a dystopian future where the view from your window is obscured by zombies, rubble piles and the occasional group of bandits, then you'll want to invest in Samsung's new transparent Smart Window-a computer screen/window that can make the world outside look like anything you want, even the terrifying real world, if that's how you get your kicks.
You can make it look like still photos, video footage, a computer desktop, even television, if you prefer to imagine a sitcom taking place outside your window over an otherwise bleak reality. It's large, shiny, and eliminates the need to actually go outside, so what's not to like?
When the grizzled war veterans from the video game franchise Contra take over fellow video game star Paperboy's route, due to an unforeseen decapitation, there's going to be a lot more than broken windows and ruined birdbaths on Easy Street.
This time around the guys from Contra don't even need an unlimited lives cheat code to tear up the competition!
--via Topless Robot
The death of a beloved pet can be a traumatizing experience, and most people love their pets as they would any other member of their family. But would you pay $50,000 to clone a new version of your beloved pet from the DNA of the deceased? The lady in this clip didn't hesitate to head over to South Korea, shell out the cash and clone her deceased dog Trouble, and she seems to have no regrets about her decision.
It seems like a huge waste of money to me, considering that the cloned pet probably isn't going to have anything in common with it's genetic original beyond physical appearance, but what do you guys think? If you had $50k to spare, and you're grieving the passing of a pet, would you choose to have them cloned?
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