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Headshots from the Heart – Second Sequel

Headshots from the Heart – Second Sequel

Do you like games? Do you dislike running long distances? Are you, at least occasionally, a kind, compassionate, or decent human being? If you answered yes to any of the above, then you need to check out Headshots from the Heart this weekend. Headshots from the Heart is a charity event run by a group of passionate nerds that believe running slightly more than 26 miles is not the only way to raise ... »

Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep Review

Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep Review

If you haven’t played Borderlands 2 I highly recommend it. It’s exactly the opposite of what you might expect from a first-person shooter. It’s funny, colorful, satirical, self-aware and cooperative. The gameplay is varied enough to stay interesting and it is brilliantly voiced. It is, in my mind, one of the best games out there, doubly so if you like to play with your friends. I... »

I’m Going Home and Taking My Ball With Me

I’m Going Home and Taking My Ball With Me

Ever had someone ruin you favorite game by playing it wrong? Aren’t they complete asshats for doing so? I expect that most of us have had a moment where our supposed playmates just won’t take a game seriously or play by the rules and, if not, we’ve likely seen someone else erupt into table-flipping rage because of it. (╯°□°)╯︵┴┴ »

Real Nerds Only: A Beginner’s Guide to Gaming Venues

Real Nerds Only: A Beginner’s Guide to Gaming Venues

This week has had some familiar tropes resurfacing about attempts to enter the nerding world. I was first linked to an article about the trials and tribulations of a woman with the audacity to want to play fighting games in a community outside of her living room. What followed is exactly what you might expect: confusion, cold shoulders, condescension, callousness and creepers.  This article was fo... »

D12 Clock

D12 Clock

I was digging around for links for Mad Quickies and found these domino clocks. I liked the idea but thought it might work better to use dice instead (dodecahedrons are way cooler than rectangular prisms). That was my first thought. My second thought was, where the hell am I going to find a bunch of D12 dice? See, I don’t really do tabletop gaming (don’t tell Wil Wheaton) so I actually ... »

Amoeboid: Science Fun for a Digital Age

Amoeboid: Science Fun for a Digital Age

As smartphones increase in popularity, so have smartphone games. This year, The Entertainment Software Association reported that smartphone games are the fastest growing game market in the industry, quickly overtaking dedicated handheld systems like the PSP or Nintendo DS. This surprised me at first, but then I remembered that just a few months ago, I was playing Plants vs Zombies on my commutes t... »

On Playing Well with Others

On Playing Well with Others

Disclaimer: I’m going to use the word “asshole” a lot in this post. I will try to mix it up a bit with “asshat” and “crotchnozzle,” but apologies in advance. Also if you’re already up to speed on all of the instances mentioned in the comic, go ahead and skip to the bottom. Of course, everything below is my personal opinion and not any sort of profess... »

Mad Quickies 5.9

Mad Quickies 5.9

I want to say a little something that’s long overdue / The disrespect to women has to got to be through. MCA’s feminist legacy. {via Anne S} Remembering Maurice Sendak by Neil Gaiman. The Lab’s resident costumer is in the news: Emily’s heels are on io9. Defend genuine handmade at Protesty. {via Steve D} Those nice people in Wisconsin ordered Nessie to leave the river. {via Maria}... »

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