ForeverGeek http://www.forevergeek.com Nerds are for Dorks Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:00:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 This Dynamic Periodic Table Is the ONLY One You’ll Ever Need http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/dynamic-periodic-table-one-youll-ever-need/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/dynamic-periodic-table-one-youll-ever-need/#respond Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:00:20 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64045 If you’re a student taking Chemistry classes, or if you just like messing around with elements during your free time.

You do know, methinks, that ForeverGeek always geeks out when it comes to periodic tables. Whether it’s the real deal (elements) or something else (swear words? fictional minerals?), we will write about it and share it with you.

Today, we’ve discovered the real deal, and it will make periodic table enthusiasts very happy: The Dynamic Periodic Table.

The cool thing about this real Periodic Table is that it will help anyone who wants to learn about the elements. It has different tabs, which provide additional information about the elements. For example, the first tab, “Wikipedia”, will give you more details about the element if you click on it. Obviously, clicking will take you to the Wiki page.

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The second tab, “Properties”, gives you whatever details you need such as series, melting/boiling point, etc.

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This dynamic periodic table is truly a marvelous tool, one which I wish I had when I had to go through those series of “basic” Chem classes in uni.

One question’s bugging me: Would Walter White approve of this or not?

What do you think?

Check out the Dynamic Periodic Table.

I told you we love periodic tables!

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Our 25 Top Cosplay Images from Long Beach Comic-Con 2014 http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/25-top-cosplay-images-long-beach-comic-con-2014/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/25-top-cosplay-images-long-beach-comic-con-2014/#respond Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:32:12 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64015 forevergeek lbcc2014 the walking dead cast Our 25 Top Cosplay Images from Long Beach Comic Con 2014
The Long Beach Comic-Con, held in Long Beach, California, hosted its biggest show ever this past weekend, with thousands of fans and creators packing the hall to experience the best in the world of comics. Beyond the expanded programming and the hundreds of comic creators packed into row after row of the main floor, the show presented its first Dwayne McDuffie Award, celebrating diversity in comics, gave fans an inside look at the past, present, and future of Batman on his 75th Anniversary, and let fans step into the S.T.A.R. Labs Mobile Unit in anticipation of the premiere of the new Flash series on the CW. Between all of that, there were scores of vendors selling rare collectibles, giveaways galore, and lots of fun activities for the kids.

In a time when some fans complain that bigger shows have taken their focus off of comic books in favor of overwhelming big media properties, Long Beach has stayed faithful to keeping comics and their creators at the center of its show. I’ve been going to Long Beach Comic-Con since the show started in 2009 and I’ve never seen a busier show with a wider array of creators and fans filling the hall from wall to wall. It’s tough to really show just how big and fun the show was in words, or even in pictures, because most artists hunched over their tables sketching away at original art just don’t make the most compelling images. Besides, the most visible component of any convention are the fans, especially those that cosplay. So what better way to show you what Long Beach Comic-Con looked like and what its fans obsess over than by showing you 25 of the best cosplay images we were able to collect at this year’s show? Sure, there were a lot more cosplayers than those seen in this collection, but these are some of the best that we saw over the two day event.

If you’re in Southern California next spring, you have a chance to experience Long Beach Comic-Con’s ever expanding sister show, the Long Beach Comic Expo, from February 28th to March 1st at the Long Beach Convention Center. For fans who love comics, cosplay, fan clubs, and the community that surrounds it, without having to worry about whether you’ll get a ticket or a hotel room that sells out instantly, Long Beach Comic-Con is the place to be.

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Fan Film: Spawn The Recall http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/fan-film-spawn-the-recall/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/fan-film-spawn-the-recall/#respond Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:00:13 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64010 We love throwing our support to fan-made films simply because we’re fans, and we know the passion and effort that goes into making creations such as fan films. This week, we’d like to share this 8-minute fan film called Spawn The Recall with you.

The Synopsis:
Spawn The Recall is the story of a former witch and her son, who try to live a normal life away from the darkness. While they’re shopping in a supermarket, the child suddenly disappears. She starts looking for him, freaked out knowing evil forces are still lurking. A security guard comes to her help but while they are checking on the surveillance cameras, something happens. She can sense it, they are here…

I don’t know about you, but if that’s not enough to get you to watch the film…

For fan film enthusiasts:

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Facebook Fighter: When Facebook Meets Street Fighter 2 http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/facebook-fighter-facebook-meets-street-fighter-2/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/facebook-fighter-facebook-meets-street-fighter-2/#respond Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:30:54 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64006 Remember the good old days of playing Street Fighter with your classmates, trying to beat the heck out of each other? Then came Street Fighter 2, which is considered to be one of the gaming industry’s biggest successes. If you’re too young to remember, check out this oral history of Street Fighter 2.

Today, not many kids probably play Street Fighter anymore, but for those who want to have a bit of fun, here’s a mashup of Facebook and Street Fighter 2. The result: Facebook Fighter.

You may or may not get it, but I think the end of the video is the clincher, so watch the whole thing!

Facebook Fighter

Well, what do you think?

More on games:

Classic Video Games Reimagined as Romance Novels
The Art of Video Games
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Pop Culture Bento Boxes Will Make You Eat More Healthily http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/pop-culture-bento-boxes-will-make-eat-healthily/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/pop-culture-bento-boxes-will-make-eat-healthily/#respond Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:00:11 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63998 We can’t deny it. Unless you’re a total foodie, and you have lots of time to make food or go out to restaurants, we mainly live off of easy-to-eat crap food. Pot noodles, Cheetos, more pot noodles, pizza, microwaveable meals, more pizza, and sometimes the occasional homemade pasta dish.

If you’re still living with you mom, things may be a little different, though; and if she’s anything like Ming (or bentomonsters on Flickr), then you’re not likely to suffer from malnutrition.

Ming has become an Internet sensation because of her Flickr photos of pop culture bento boxes, which she created for her son. You know how kids are when they go to school, especially for the first time…it’s difficult! Remember your first day of school?

Well, Ming’s pop culture bento boxes are awesome. Whether you’re in grade school, middle school, high school, university, a cubicle, or a basement dweller, these meals will certainly delight you.

Pop culture bento boxes

Luigi

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Mario

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Willy Wonka

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Totoro

Totoro Pop Culture Bento Boxes Will Make You Eat More Healthily

Wouldn’t you be excited to go to school/work if you were to have these creations for lunch? Then again, you’ll need mum to make this for you, unless you have the chops to make them yourself.

We love food, even if we can’t make all these yummy concoctions:

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Castles & Cooks: For Geeks Who Love Food

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6 Movie Endings That Will Leave You Speechless http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/6-movie-endings-will-leave-speechless/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/6-movie-endings-will-leave-speechless/#respond Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:00:37 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63995 Movie Endings That Left Us Speechless 470x286 6 Movie Endings That Will Leave You Speechless

It’s difficult for a movie to move me to that point where I have no words to describe what I’ve just seen. For one, most movies suck these days with all the creativity migrating to television. Anyhow, at one time, film knew how to pull it off. Inspired by a recent Reddit thread on this very subject, I thought we’d take a crack at my own picks. Let’s get started.

Heavy spoilers ahead!

6. Se7en

Part-horror movie, part-police procedural, the A-list stars and the big budget make you think you’re about to get the typical Hollywood ending. Boy would you be wrong! Kevin Spacey’s deranged serial killer has brought our heroes out to the desert for one final surprise. They think he’s going to show them where a body is buried, but his special delivery is actually the head of someone very close to them. After that, well, watch the darn movie.

5. The Mist

Stephen King’s morality tale-monster movie does a fine job of taking a seemingly insignificant part of the movie and elevating it to OMG-unfrigginbelievable status at the end. Faced with a situation where there is one bullet left, our hero sees that either he or his little boy will have to be monster food, a fate far worse than blowing your brains out. Being the loving father he is, he has to make a horrible decision. But that’s only where the surprises begin.

4. Psycho

If you’d read Robert Bloch’s book prior to watching the movie, then you would know the twist ahead of time. But being this was made in 1959 (released in 1960) and people didn’t talk about things like cross dressing, you were probably still thinking, “Ah, that Hitchcock doesn’t have the cojones to do it!” Au contraire. Hitchcock stayed true to the book and shocked contemporary audiences more than they’d ever been shocked before. In so doing, he pretty much created the slasher movie genre as we know it today.

3. Saw

The sequels may have utterly ruined it, but if you can place yourself in the shoes of someone watching Saw for the first time, you would have been as shocked as anyone else to see one of the early victims reveal himself as the killer Jigsaw at the film’s climax. Saw 2 had a pretty good finale as well, but after that, the movies got exponentially worse.

2. The Shawshank Redemption

Yeah, I’m apparently drawn to Stephen King films. This one is great because it sets you up for one ending and then swerves into something completely different. The whole time you’re thinking the “redemption” will be symbolic but Andy Dufresne will get it at the cost of his life. Then King’s story takes all the little elements you didn’t pay much attention to and pieces them together into a coherent and joyous finale that’ll have your jaw dragging the floor the first time you watch it.

1. Leon: The Professional

We’re talking about movie endings that left us speechless here. That doesn’t mean they MUST have a twist. In this case, the film ends in an unflinching and bittersweet barrage of bullets that will move you in a way that most shoot-em-up movies never could. If you’ve seen it, you know what I’m talking about. If not, correct your behavior immediately.

Those are my picks for the movie endings that left me speechless. What about you? Share your picks in our comments section.

And for more movie fun, check out our 9 Horror Sequels And Remakes That Might Have Been.

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Get Ready for Star Wars Rebels Merchandise http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/get-ready-star-wars-rebels-merchandise/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/get-ready-star-wars-rebels-merchandise/#respond Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:30:21 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63990 The new animate Disney TV series, Star Wars Rebels has not been released yet, and they already have Star Wars Rebels merchandise. If you haven’t heard of the new series (which is highly unlikely as Disney PR has been all over the place with promotion), check out the first official trailer here.

Premiering on the 3rd of October (Disney Channel), Star Wars Rebels is set between Star Wars: Episode III and IV, following the story of a small band of heroes.

Also read: New Star Wars Rebels Behind-The-Scenes Video

So what about the Star Wars Rebels merchandise? Here’s a sneak peek.

Action figures

Action figures Get Ready for Star Wars Rebels Merchandise

Licensee: Hasbro
MSRP: $5.99-9.99
Retailers: Mass
Available: Fall 2014

Star Wars Rebels Inquisitor Lightsaber

Lightsaber Get Ready for Star Wars Rebels Merchandise

Licensee: Hasbro
MSRP: $29.99
Retailers: Mass, Disney Store and DisneyStore.com
Available: Fall 2014

Star Wars Rebels PJ Pals

And, of course, something for the “real” kids.

PJs Get Ready for Star Wars Rebels Merchandise

SRP: $16.95
Retailers: Disney Store and DisneyStore.com
Available: Now

There’s a lot more Star Wars Rebels merchandise that you can find at the Disney Store, so why don’t you go check it out? I’m sure you’ll be just as excited as your kids will be.

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Scary PC Games That Will Test Your Nerves http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/scary-pc-games-will-test-nerves/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/scary-pc-games-will-test-nerves/#respond Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:00:47 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63972 Gaming has gone mobile, with the projection of the market growing 27.3 percent annually. True enough, if you take an informal survey of your friends and family, you’ll probably find out that most of them play games on their mobile devices as opposed to consoles and desktop computers.

Still, there is a niche for PC games, and the hardcore players will not abandon their device of choice. Truth be told, there is a lot of fun to be had in playing mobile games, especially with lots of free ones being available, but there is nothing like a good PC game to keep you occupied for days on end (if you have a gaming PC that will give you a great experience, that is).

If you like PC games, and you don’t mind having a scare or two while you’re at it, here are some scary PC games that will put your nerves to the test.

Scary PC games for the horror lover in you

Day Z

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Set in Chernarus, a fictional post-Soviet state, the game revolves around the idea of the inhabitants of the state suffering from an unknown infection. A survival game is what it is, where – being one of the few survivors – you have to fight the infected ones. You can play solo or with friends. One thing’s for sure: the environment is chilling, and you might jump out of your skin a time or two.

A Mother’s Inferno

AMI Trailer from David Adler on Vimeo.

The title itself gives me the creeps already. You’re a mother who is in a train full of demons, and your goal is to find your son and take him back – armed with only a glass shard. Watch the trailer, and decide if you still want to play the game. You might not want to take any train after this.

7 Days to Die

What would you do if you had 7 days to die, in real life? You can do all those things that are supposed to matter when the end to one’s life is near, or you can play this game. Still in Alpha 9.3X, this scary PC game takes place after World War 3. Although that’s “3” and not “Z”, the undead is still a fixture, albeit with a twist: they act as a single-minded being, kind of like a hive mind. Unsurprisingly, your goal is to survive this horde of zombies. What makes this game rather cool is that it is a mix of FPS, survival horror, tower defense and RRG PLUS combat, crafting, looting, mining, exploration, and character growth. What else can you ask for?

Dark Souls II

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I’ve never had the nerve to play – or watch someone else play – Dark Souls, and I doubt that will change with Dark Souls II. The game is available for the PlayStation and the Xbox as well. The first game was notoriously difficult – which is what you can expect if you start out as a cursed character – and it seems that the sequel follows the same path. And yes, the environment is still creepy. What can you expect from such a title? Here’s a review of Dark Souls II.

Left 4 Dead 2

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Another sequel, again set in post zombiecalypse times, Left 4 Dead 2 lives up to the expectations of players of the first game. From cities to swamps to cemeteries back to cities and swamps – this game shouldn’t be played on Halloween, especially if you’re alone.

More games:

5 Ultra Entertaining Games You Want on Your Tablet

Do You Know the 10 Urban Myths of Gaming?

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Disney Characters Get Into the Halloween Spirit http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/disney-characters-halloween/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/disney-characters-halloween/#respond Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:34:24 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63974 You’ve probably noticed that we’re going overboard with our Halloween posts. So yeah, the holiday spirit is definitely getting to us, but can you blame us? I am pretty sure that you’re quite stoked as well.

Today, we bring you Disney characters dressed up in their very own Halloween costumes. What better way to usher in the spooky season?

These works of art are brought to you by Isaiah Stephens, also known as izzydoodledump on Tumblr. He has created a series of doodles, which will delight the Disney fan in you.

Disney characters Halloween costumes

The Beast as The Hulk

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The Beast is one of Disney’s most loveable characters, especially in his enchanted form. I think it’s fitting for him to dress up as The Hulk, whose character is just as loveable – in either form.

Milo as The Doctor

Milo Disney Characters Get Into the Halloween Spirit
The Doctor’s character definitely suits Milo (from Atlantis: The Lost Empire), who is one of the smartest people of his time.

Mulan as Xena

Mulan Disney Characters Get Into the Halloween Spirit
This is a no brainer, yes? I’m pretty sure Lucy Lawless approves, too.

Tinkerbell as Beatrix Kiddo

Tinkerbell Disney Characters Get Into the Halloween Spirit
Don’t underestimate little things. Awesome – sometimes terrible – things come in little packages. Isn’t she so cute, though?

Belle as Hermione

Belle Disney Characters Get Into the Halloween Spirit
You’ve probably guessed by now that Beauty and The Beast is one of my favorite Disney movies, but that tidbit aside, isn’t Hermione a perfect fit for Belle? I hate to say it, but Belle looks better in this costume than her normal self.

What do you think of the Halloween costumes of these Disney characters? Want more? See the entire gallery here.

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More Disney and Halloween:

How to Throw the Geekiest Halloween Party in Town

Cosplay Highlight: Disney Warrior Princesses

The Ladies of Game of Thrones Go Disney

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Go Ultra Retro with These Back to the Future 2 Light Up Shoes http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/retro-back-future-2-light-up-shoes/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/retro-back-future-2-light-up-shoes/#respond Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:00:44 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63968 The shoes makes a man, so they say; and while I think that whoever said that was refering to some other type of shoe, I do believe that these Back to the Future 2 Light Up Shoes will rack you up some geek cred.

I won’t insult you by even hinting that you might not have seen the Back to the Future movies, so I know that with one look at these pair of shoes, you are already thinking of how to get your hands on them.

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Well, it’s easy. These Back to the Future 2 Light Up Shoes are available at HalloweenCostumes for “only” $98.99. If you visit the product page, you won’t miss the sign that says it’s out of stock, but that’s only for now.

Come September 30 – that’s a week away – the shoes will be back. You can even give them your email address so you’ll get notified when they get the stock.

I don’t know about you, but if you wear these Back to the Future 2 Light Up Shoes together with a Marty McFly getup at this year’s Halloween party, you’ll be an eye-catcher.

More BTTF:

Astounding Miniature Dioramas of Back To The Future

Back to the Future Posters by Dave Williams

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How to Throw the Geekiest Halloween Party in Town http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/throw-geekiest-halloween-party-town/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/throw-geekiest-halloween-party-town/#respond Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:23:02 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63942 Editor’s note: This post was written by Kelvin of Pure Costumes, the site where you can find anything and everything when it comes to dressing up as someone else.

In this day and age geek and chic are almost interchangeable at times. It’s cool to let your inner nerd out and do what so-called “geeks” do. From video games to famous nerd-adored movies, it can be quite a blast to geek out and have some fun! So why not embrace it and throw the geekiest Halloween party in town — show your friends how much fun it is to come to “the dark side” and join in the geeky chic revolution!

First things first, time to spread the word about your awesome party and get your guests excited to attend with an over-the-top invitation! You can browse Etsy for some cool printables or handmade cards.

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Or if you want, you can find your own ideas and come up with your own invitation idea. One thing is for sure, you want your invite to stand out and entice your guests to want to come to your party.

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Then you want to get or make some really cool decorations. Make the most of your space. You’re your party area with bright colors and lots of fun décor. I always think of the phrase “a little goes a long way” when it comes to my party decorating. Simple things such as balloons and DIY decorations can actually make a huge difference in setting the mood for your party. You can use bright pops of color to add excitement to your space or keep it dark and dreary for a spooky Halloween mood. I really like to do garlands because they are super easy to make and really cheap. Like this DIY Pac-Man garland:

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I also try to always have some sort of a backdrop area at my party because it is a great place for taking pictures and takes up a lot of space for something that’s really easy to set up.

Star Wars Backdrop How to Throw the Geekiest Halloween Party in Town
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Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and come up with your own personal touches to your décor. Your guests will really appreciate the neat touches and those little decisions will almost always have a much bigger impact than you imagine.

Make sure you dress the part. Costumes make any party interesting and fun! Pure Costumes has a ton of great costumes. No matter what kind of theme you are going for, you’ll find something to fit the bill. You can be your favorite superhero, video game character, or movie legend—whatever your heart desires. Impress your guests and get in to the Halloween spirit because what adult doesn’t want a good excuse to put on a costume and transform into somebody else for a night!

Assassins Creed Costume How to Throw the Geekiest Halloween Party in Town

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Princess Peach Costume How to Throw the Geekiest Halloween Party in Town

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Let’s also not forget about the food and drinks! Umm…hello that’s a big reason why people even come to parties right?! So if you are looking to throw the geekiest part in town, your food better be out of this world! I’m no chef so I always look to the Internet for ideas and recipes for food and drinks. Whatever direction you are going in, there is bound to be a whole slew of ideas right at your fingertips. It’s fun to make things that people will remember and that have cool drinks that leave people wanting more.

You may want to even get your guests in on the action and have them bring fun themed food items to share and go potluck style. Whatever the case may be, NEVER overlook the food and drinks! You would be surprised at how much they really do make or break a party!

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Last but not least, if you are going to geek out then you’ve got to have some party games! You can go with the classic Halloween games—bobbing for apples, mystery bowls, hanging donuts, mummy wrap, etc. or you can get a little more creative and cater to what you think your guests will truly enjoy. Just make sure your guests are happily entertained all night all!

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Do all of these things and you’re bound to have the geekiest Halloween party in town—one that people will be talking about for years!

More Halloween reads:

Clever Doctor Who Costume and Cosplay Fun for Halloween and 50th Anniversary Revelry

Easy Halloween Costume Ideas for the Last Minute Geek

Awesome Halloween Get Ups

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World of Warcraft Treasure Chest – Choose Your Side http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/world-warcraft-treasure-chest-choose-side/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/world-warcraft-treasure-chest-choose-side/#respond Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:00:31 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63937 While there may be lots of new games that are so addictive they tend to make one neglect their offline lives, there is no doubt that World of Warcraft is still one of the best MMORPG games out there. Created by Blizzard in 2004, 10 years later, it is said that the game has more than 100 million accounts.

That being said, it is no wonder that items such as this World of Warcraft treasure chest are being made by crafts enthusiasts, who are probably avid World of Warcraft players as well.

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This World of Warcraft treasure chest is being sold by GeekofManyTrades for $80, which is probably nothing compared to what some players have spent on the game. The World of Warcraft treasure chest is not just decorational, but it is actually functional as well.

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What better place to store all your geeky stuff in?

Measurements:

Overall- L: 7.75″ W: 7.5″ H: 7″

Bottom- L: 6.75″ W: 5.25″ H: 3″

Inside Bottom- L: 5″ W: 3.5″ H: 2.25″

Lid- L: 7.75″ W: 7.5″ H: 4″

You can choose from three different sides, according to the chest maker:

  • For the Alliance! (for those goody two shoes)- Golden brown with light grey trim, blue lining, & the Alliance symbol on both sides of the lid
  • For Azeroth! (for those who don’t want to take sides)- Neutral Brown with dark grey trim & black lining
  • For the Horde! (for those who love to be bad)- Reddish brown with black trim, dark red lining, & the Horde symbol on both sides of the lid

So, which side will you go for?

Visit the World of Warcraft treasure chest page to get your own.

Check this out:

Starcraft and World of Warcraft Theme Park in China

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NBA’s Tim Duncan Will Appear in a Special Edition of “The Punisher” http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/tim-duncan-the-punisher/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/tim-duncan-the-punisher/#respond Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:30:46 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63931 Who cares if the San Antonio Spurs’s Tim Duncan gets a “role” in a comic book?

I DO!!!

Obviously, I am a huge Tim Duncan fan (the whole team, actually), and I was thrilled to hear that he will be appearing in a special edition of Marvel’s The Punisher.

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Now, why on earth would Marvel do this, and why is a Tim Duncan and The Punisher tandem significant?

Apparently, the best ever power forward in NBA history has been a huge fan of The Punisher for the longest time. He even dressed up as The Punisher for Halloween last year.

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His knee brace, which some fans may have noticed, is also custom-made as a tribute to his favorite comic book character.

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Marvel fans would know everything about The Punisher (I’m afraid I’ve never read), of course, and apparently, Tim Duncan has some similarities with the character. As CBSSports says, “[The Punisher is] the anti-hero to end all anti-heroes. He doesn’t make smart-aleck comments, he doesn’t fly, he just does the “job.” Probably something there Duncan likes.”

One last thing – the proceeds of sales will go to charity, so what’s not to like?

Suffice it to say that I will be getting this special edition if I can.

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Marvel fan? Here you go:

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Most Popular Marvel Superheroes
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Free Games That Are Keeping People From Living in the Real World http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/free-games-keeping-people-living-real-world/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/free-games-keeping-people-living-real-world/#respond Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:00:22 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63926 Not that I am against the whole thing – iOS games, people not living in the real world, calculating the time it will take to train x number of soldiers so they’re ready when you wake up, and so on. It’s just that I suddenly, just recently (which is weird) realized that there are some games that have really gotten people in – hook, line, and sinker; and probably even more if that’s possible.

You may have a particular game in mind right now, especially if you are spending most of your waking hours (and supposedly sleeping hours) playing that game, but here are some free games this year (so far) that are truly amazing as to how popular they have become.

Free games that will make you forget real life

Clash of Clans

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I suppose it is no surprise that Clash of Clans is the first game on the list. It seems everyone is playing it, with real-life clans banding together online to go to war. You see Clash of Clans posts all over Facebook, and it is amazing how it brings out passion, strategic thinking, and cooperation among clans. I suppose that the game taps into the primal instincts of surviving and dominating as a group. And that makes players come together online for longer than they spend time together in real life.

Truth be told, my own extended family has been very active in this game, creating a dedicated Facebook chat for strategy, tips, and making sure their clan stays on top. And as a testament to how the game is making them forget real life, I heard our grandmother say the other day that the kids have been staying up too late and forgetting homework. Tsk, tsk?

Get Clash of Clans for iPhone and iPad.

Game of War – Fire Age

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Game of War – Fire Age is very similar to Clash of Clans, and I have also seen just how much it can make people forget the real world first hand. This online global game unites people from all walks of life, giving them the chance to create alliances and climb their way up to the top of the kingdom. Just like with similar games, Game of War brings out the best and worst in people, with the strategists usually getting the better end of the deal. Politics also come into play – a lot. It’s basically a mirror of the real world, except that you get to kill monsters and all that exciting stuff.

It’s amazing how people can spend hours on end talking about the game, their allies, irritating people in the chat room, how long it will take to get to the next level, and how much resources they need. (Well, not really, as I can relate.) What is truly interesting is how players share their jobs and that they are playing while on the job…

Another anecdote: I have been invited to play and join a rather strong alliance several times, and it has taken all my willpower to say no, simply because I know I will get addicted to it just like all the other players. It’s not like I don’t have a game that takes up all my spare time as it is…

Get Game of War – Fire Age for iOS.
Get Game of War – Fire Age for Android.

Injustice: Gods Among Us

 Free Games That Are Keeping People From Living in the Real World
…and that brings us to the game that always gets mentioned (lately) when I write about games: Injustice: Gods Among Us. What’s a better way to forget real life than pit superhero against superhero, all the while leveling them up so that they get stronger and stronger?

As if that weren’t enough, the developers had to make the game more challenging by adding online battles, gear (that adds special powers to your heroes), upping the ante, and making challenges and online battles more difficult.

I’m not competitive (that’s a lie) at all, but I just can’t bear to be in the lower percentile of the online players. So yeah, I pretty much work, play the game, and sometimes go to the grocery store for food. ;)

Get Injustice: Gods Among Us for iOS.
Get Injustice: Gods Among Us for Android.

I am not sure if the part of the success of these games is the fact that they’re free, but if you look at the charts of top grossing apps, these free games do rather well. Free games they may be, but they have in-app purchases that people actually spend real money for.

Do you play any of these games? Why do you think they’re so addictive?

Games, games, games:

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This Chia Zombie Collection Is What You Need for Halloween http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/chia-zombie-collection-need-halloween/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/chia-zombie-collection-need-halloween/#respond Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:51 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63921 Who’s ready for Halloween? We’re still some weeks away, but it’s never too early to get ready for one of the funnest holidays of the year, isn’t it?

You may or may not have Halloween party plans yet, but this Chia Zombie Collection will make sure that you get into the Halloween spirit, not to mention The Walking Dead.

Each of the items in the collection includes a handmade pottery planter and a chia seed packet for 3 plantings. It also has a convenient plastic drip tray, with planting and care instruction sheet included. The great thing is that it grows to full coat in 1-2 weeks, right about the time ghouls walk the earth.

Chia Zombie Collection

Here are the variations to choose from.

Chia Zombie Hand

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This is unfortunately out of stock on Amazon at the moment, but you can always check back or ask for an alert when it becomes available.

Chia Zombie Lifeless Lisa

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Lifeless Lisa is also out of stock but will be available on the 23rd, so mark your calendar!

Chia Zombie Creepy Holden

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Just like Lifeless Lisa, Creepy Holden will be available on the 23rd.

More brainzzz…

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7 Incredible Superhero Tattoos http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/7-incredible-superhero-tattoos/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/7-incredible-superhero-tattoos/#respond Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:00:07 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63914 Some years back, I wrote about cool superhero tattoos that would tempt even the faint-hearted comic fan to go to a tattoo studio and brave the needle. Since then, I have been seeing newer photos of tattoos of our favorite (and maybe not-so-favorite) superheroes, so I decided to do a quick follow up on that post.

There is a LOT to wade through, to be honest, but I think these 7 can aptly be dubbed as incredible superhero tattoos, not only because I think well of the superheroes involved, but also because of the design and the skill of the artists.

7 Incredible Superhero Tattoos

1. Batman

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How can you not think “incredible” is not an appropriate adjective for this Batman tattoo? He looks beat up, but he still reeks of “I’m going to kick your butt” that you wouldn’t want to meet him in a dark alley.

2. The Joker

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I find this Joker tattoo to be poignant somehow. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I feel like it gives a totally different meaning to “Why so serious?”. So, is it just me, or is there something to it?

3. Batman Meets van Gogh

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This might very well be the best of this list of incredible superhero tattoos, if only because of the juxtaposition of Batman and well, one of Vincent van Gogh’s greatest works. Who doesn’t recognize Batman? Who doesn’t recognize The Starry Night? Seriously, how awesome is this combination?

4. DC Tramp Stamp

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For lack of a better term, I label this superhero tattoo the DC Tramp Stamp. As you can see, the logos of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman in one. If anyone would ever have a reason to get a tramp stamp, why not this?

5. Batman and Catwoman


I’m starting to realize that this list is almost all about Batman, so pardon me if you wanted more of other superheroes. You can’t deny, though, that this Batman-Catwoman combination tattoo is something special. Unless you absolutely hate Selina Kyle.

6. The Flash


The Flash TV series is coming out soon (October 7), and everyone’s excited to see how it will turn out. In the meantime, this tattoo captures the essence of the fastest man alive, don’t you think?

7. The Joker and Harley


Last, we have two of my favorite crazy supervillains. I think this superhero tattoo does not need any explanation, does it?

So what do you think of these superhero tattoos? Do you have one of your own? Why not share them with us in the comments?

Because we know you can’t get enough of superheroes, here’s more:

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Car Lovers Need This Filmography of Cars Poster on Their Walls http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/car-lovers-need-filmography-cars-poster-walls/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/car-lovers-need-filmography-cars-poster-walls/#respond Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:00:02 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63909 It’s no secret that we at ForeverGeek love our cars. Whether they’re LEGO cars or animated cars, it doesn’t matter. We just love looking at nice-looking automobiles.

If you feel the same way, then this Filmography of Cars poster should be hanging on your walls.

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We understand that the image is not large enough for you to see the details, so here are some close ups.

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The Filmography of Cars poster covers 71 iconic cars seen in movies dating back to 1929, so expect intricately detailed renditions of cars. From the item description:

Whether they were notable for their superior performance or the superior performers who drove them, this print pays homage to all the truly iconic automobiles that have graced our screens over the years. From the early 1900s Duesenberg to the time-travelling DeLorean to the portable meth lab within the Fleetwood Bounder, we have it all covered.

Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. Using 100 lb. archival recycled thick stock paper, this poster is pressed on an offset lithographic press in Brooklyn.

You can get the Filmography of Cars, which measures 24″ x 36″, for $54 here.

On another note, what do you think of the new Batmobile?

Want to drool over more cars? Here:

The 10 Geekiest Movie Cars Ever
20 Geekiest Cars in Movies
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Star Trek Level Home Automation Through Your iPhone http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/star-trek-level-home-automation-iphone/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/star-trek-level-home-automation-iphone/#respond Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:18 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63506 First beamed into people’s living room in 1966, Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek has continued to attract and inspire generations to this day. Aside from boldly going where no man has gone before, Star Trek’s appeal also relies heavily on the futuristic tech used by the crew of Starship Enterprise.

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In an era when many families didn’t have a color television set yet, Roddenberry’s saga introduced us to communicators, replicators, tricorders and much more awe-inspiring technology – not to mention voice command operated computer interfaces.

Thanks to the now ubiquitous smartphones, we are edging closer to Starship Bridge-like automated setups in our homes. Ever dreamed of controlling your heating’s thermostat with your phone? Have a passionate dislike for the antiquated technology that are keys? Wonder why we can land a rover on Mars but you still have to get up to switch on/off your lights? You are not alone.

All this time, Kirk and Spock have been enjoying their Holodeck for almost 3 decades.

Luckily much of Star Trek’s technology has made it into our lives, too.

And in recent years, the connected Internet has slowly but surely made its way into our homes as well and home automation, like Fluent Home, is becoming ever more present across the world.

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Gary Arnold, a Fluent Home representative shares his excitement about being part of making Star Trek technology come to life in a way. He says:

Star Trek and other sci-fi franchises helped to inspire innovation and make future technology a reality. Cell phones and advanced microprocessors are an excellent example of that. We very much enjoy the Star Trek comparison because we feel that when our homes, like the Enterprise, learn to anticipate our needs and provide convenient solutions, our lives will improve and our happiness and efficiency will increase.

At the very basic level, we have connected babycams, NFC door locks, connected lightbulbs, and ACs in more and more homes today. These are often combined with a plethora of necessary mobile apps to control all devices from your phone – the one remote to rule them all.

Where Scotty could use voice commands to be transported from the engine room to the bridge, soon you can use Siri to turn on your lights thanks to Apple’s soon to be released iOS 8 Home Kit or you could just operate most platforms with one central control hub such as Fluent Home, as Gary Arnold explains:

Imagine having a home that is smart enough to know when you are not there and adjusting your thermostat accordingly. Thats the power of home automation.

The Fluent Home system is unique in its ability to connect to nearly any kind of automation device even those not offered by Fluent. Our control panel can serve as a central hub to the technology devices in your home, allowing you to monitor and control them from anywhere.

We may still be years away of being able to order our drinks from our home replicator, like Picard with his iconic “Tea, Earl Grey, Hot” (One does not simply drink iced Earl Grey) – although even that is coming closer, and we can safely say that we will still be able to enjoy this pleasure in our lifetime, thanks to the nascent introduction of 3D food printing.

Of course this tech, just like Star Trek often wasn’t the first to actually show futuristic technology, has already existed for some time, and Fluent Home has been offering a connected central home hub for a while now, the much dreamed of one remote to rule them all.

On another practical note, one that may not be highlighted much on Star Trek, is the impact of these technologies on energy consumption. Home automation certainly lowers one’s carbon footprint. To quote Gary Arnold:

Fluent Home systems help create efficiency in two main ways. One is by saving energy through complete HVAC control and scheduling. The other is by letting you access your homes security and technology from anywhere in the world using your smart device. This saves you time and affords peace of mind knowing you can keep a close eye on your home no matter what the circumstance.

And who wouldn’t want these advantages? Although to be honest, they already got me at “Star Trek”.

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Are You a Technology Zombie? http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/technology-zombie/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/technology-zombie/#respond Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:00:32 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63899 Zombies are in, no matter how gross and disgusting they may be. The ratings of zombie TV shows and movies are off the charts. Artists are creating zombie mashups left and right – and for good reason: there is a market for them, and that includes us!

But, in theory being a zombie is not a good thing. Technically, a zombie is “a corpse said to be revived by witchcraft, especially in certain African and Caribbean religions.” (Definition from Oxford Dictionaries)

Of course, if you want a more in-depth, modern definition of a zombie, Urban Dictionary is the way to go. A short snippet:

The Walking Dead. Scientific name Homo Coprophagus Somnambulus.

A deceased human being who has partially returned to life due to undeterminable causes. The brain retains base facilities, namely gross motor function. In its near-mindless state, it grasps no remains of emotion, personality, or sensation of pain. In rare cases, some of the reanimated have reflexively preformed routine activities from their past lives.

Unrelated: TIL, there is a scientific name for zombies.

In any case, there are many kinds of zombies, which you really should know about just in case the zombiecalypse happend in our lifetime.

One kind of zombie, which many of us may not be aware of, is the technology zombie.

A technology zombie does not really have the condition like those of the Walkers/Biters seen in The Walking Dead, but for all intents and purposes, this kind of zombie exhibits a near-mindless state due to – you guessed it – technology, gadgets in particular.

Look around you, and then take a look at this infographic. I am pretty sure that you will be able to relate to how people seem to move around without being aware of their surroundings or what they’re doing, instead glued to a screen of some sort.

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Sad, but true, no?

Still, we love zombies as much as you do, so here’s more:

How Many Zombie Types Do You Know? (One Poster Has 350!)

10 Classic Logos Zombified

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9 Horror Sequels And Remakes That Might Have Been http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/9-horror-sequels-remakes-might/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/9-horror-sequels-remakes-might/#respond Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:06 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63905 Horror Sequels And Remakes That Never Got Off The Ground 470x286 9 Horror Sequels And Remakes That Might Have Been

Horror movies easily rank among our favorite kind here at ForeverGeek, and they don’t even have to be good to win our hearts. Some are so bad they’re laughable. Some have plenty of blood and gore but not much in way of story. Others are pointless horror sequels and remakes that we love if for nothing more than the fact that they give some of our favorite horror movies of all time another chance to shine under the spotlight.

Horror is easy to make, and doesn’t require a heck of a lot of thought; even so, there are some attempts that never got off the ground. Hat tip to UpcomingHorrorMovies.com for its “dead projects” database, which was utilized in compiling this list of the 9 Horror Movies That Might Have Been.

9. House Of Re-Animator

Re-Animator fans shouldn’t be too upset on this one. They’ve gotten three films out of the H.P. Lovecraft tale in Re-Animator, Bride of Re-Animator, and Beyond Re-Animator. Still, it would have been nice to see part four. Jeffrey Combs would definitely be up for it. That guy will act in anything. House of Re-Animator would have pitted Dr. Herbert West (Combs) against a “Bush-like” President, who dies in office and is then brought back from the dead with disastrous results.

8. Candyman 4

In Candyman 4, a female college professor teaching at an all-girls school begins to feel the effects of her kinsman. Not sure how heavily Clive Barker would be involved in this, but if it’s half as good as part one, we’d be on board.

7. I Am Legend 2

Um, how, short of [SPOILER ALERT] casting a completely new actor in an unrelated role within the same universe? Personally, we’re sick of that technique. Continue the original story unless there is nothing left to tell. In that case, make something new, for Pete’s sake.

6. Motel Hell

The original Motel Hell is a bit of a camp classic and a Joe Bob Briggs favorite. For my horror tastes, it’s a little hammy to be true horror. Nevertheless, fans would have been excited were this project not stuck in Development Hell.

5. Race With The Devil

A group of friends on vacation and traveling from Texas to Colorado in an RV run afoul of a Satanic cult resulting in an intense and scary chase across the western landscape. The original starred Peter Fonda and Warren Oates. We wouldn’t mind seeing a new crop of actors take a stab at this. Just don’t try to modernize it.

4. Strangeland: Disciple

Anyone remember Dee Snider from Twisted Sister? He had marginal success with the horror film Strangeland in the late ’90s. Strangeland tells the story of Internet chat room schizophrenic Captain Howdy, who likes to torture women and stitch their mouths shut. The sequel would have followed the further adventures of Captain Howdy and the surviving members of the first. This sequel is one we wouldn’t have minded.

3. The Bad Seed

Don’t need any more remakes of The Bad Seed. We’ve got Orphan! This remake would have been helmed by Eli Roth of Hostel fame.

2. The Creature From The Black Lagoon

Rumors have persisted of a Creature remake since the early ‘90s. To date, nothing has happened. Names like Breck Eisner, Guillermo Del Toro, and, going way back, John Carpenter have been rumored. Still nothing. If you do want to see a more modern take on the Gill-Man, though, we recommend checking out the original version of our next entry.

1. The Monster Squad

It’s Goonies with Monsters! Universal was behind the original, and so they were able to use the classic incarnations of each monster: Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Mummy, and Gill-Man. We’d love to see this get another trip.

Which horror movies that might have been would you like to see? Sound off in the comments. And for more horror movie fun, check out our salute to ’80s horror FX guys.

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Robbie Lakeman Ousts Hank Chien As Donkey Kong King http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/robbie-lakeman-ousts-hank-chien-donkey-kong-king/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/robbie-lakeman-ousts-hank-chien-donkey-kong-king/#respond Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:35:23 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63893 Yes. The battle for Donkey Kong King (say that five times as fast as you can, now) has been going on, and will probably go on for quite some time yet. The arcade game is one of the most popular games ever, and aficionados continue vying for the highest score they can get.

For four years, Hank Chien has reigned supreme, leaving Donkey Kong King wannabes in tears of frustration as Chien kept beating his own record time and time again. But all good things must come to an end, and we have a new sovereign in Robbie Lakeman.

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If you have aspirations to topple Robbie Lakeman as Donkey Kong King, then you’ll have to forget your life. Seriously, though, this thing is nothing to joke about. Here is a video showing tips from Lakeman himself. Watch and learn.

Learn more about Lakeman’s rise to the top here.

Are you up to the challenge?

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Don’t Let Your Old Games Gather Dust! http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/dont-let-your-old-games-gather-dust/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/dont-let-your-old-games-gather-dust/#respond Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:30:10 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63887 It happens to every gamer: video games eventually are left alone, only to serve as dust collectors. It’s not that those games lose value to the gamer; it’s just that after you finish a game, or it proves to be too difficult (or too boring, as the case may be), you tend to lose interest.

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When this happens, the usual course of things is that games are left on the shelf, put in a box, or just left lying around.

But why allow this to happen if you can actually use those games for better purposes? Here are some practical things you can do with your old games.

Make money out of those old games!

The most obvious option is to sell your unused games. There is a huge market for used games, with sites such as http://theoldschoolgamevault.com/ offering decent prices for old games. Depending on the site, you can ship your game to them for free and receive cash as payment via various methods (check or PayPal, for example). The cash you receive also depends on the state and original price of the video game, of course.

You can also go to sites such as eBay to put your ols games up for sale, or even easier, ask your friends if they want to buy your games. I’ve gotten rid of a bunch of games this way, and it has proven effective and hassle-free.

Give your unused games as gifts to other gamers.

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If you don’t want the “hassle” of haggling and selling and dealing with money, then why not simply give away your unused games? There are countless people who will love to have your games, even though they are second hand.

Again, you can ask your friends if anyone wants a free game (see how many replies you’ll get on Facebook if you do this). You can post your offer on your gaming forums.

You can even donate your games to charity. If there is a youth center near you that has an entertainment room, they will probably be grateful for your donation. Your local library may even accept your old games.

Use them to “gamer-fy” your kids.

If you’ve got kids and/or nephews/nieces, the chances are that you want them to grow up appreciating gaming. If your old games are appropriate for the age of the kids, don’t get rid of the games. Instead, use them as springboards to “gamer-fy” the kids. And yes, I think I invented a word again.

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If some of your games are a tad too advanced or not appropriate for the age of the kids in the house, you may want to store them properly so that they can be used in the future.

Take them to a recycling center.

Last, if your old games don’t work or you just don’t want to find someone to give them away to, there is always the recycling center. While there are people who just don’t care and merely throw video games – discs, packaging, and all – into the trash bin, why not be a little more responsible and pay your recycling center a visit instead?

To make it worth your time, take stock of other things you are not using at home and take them in one trip to the recycling center. Consider it your good deed for the [INSERT TIME PERIOD HERE].

What do you do with your old games that you don’t use?

Want more gaming? Here you go:

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Support the 1969 Chevrolet Corvette LEGO Project http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/support-1969-chevrolet-corvette-lego-project/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/support-1969-chevrolet-corvette-lego-project/#respond Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:50:37 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63881 This is where car lovers and LEGO enthusiasts come together: the 1969 Chevrolet Corvette LEGO Project. What more can you really want?

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The thing is, you have to help to make it a reality, as it is only a concept for now, and the 1969 Chevrolet Corvette LEGO Project needs support for it to become official. Here’s a closer look at the inside of this iconic car in its LEGO form.

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If that doesn’t make you want to support the project, then you’re probably not into cars, but that’s all right. If you want to make have a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette LEGO some time in the future, visit its LEGO ideas, and show your enthusiasm for the project.

There’s still 351 days left, and the more supporters the project gets, the more chances of it getting it produced. So, what are you waiting for?

Cars, cars, and more cars!

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King Down Hits Funding Target In Under 24 Hours http://www.stiqblox.com/king-hits-funding-target-24-hours/ http://www.stiqblox.com/king-hits-funding-target-24-hours/#respond Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:39:41 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63876  

Blood. Greed. Glory. Honor. A game of Kings…and a prequel to chess?

This is how Saar Shai leading the team behind the game pitches ‘King Down’ anyway and it looks like his pitch has impressed some people as they have just raced past their funding target of $50,000 USD in less than 24 hours! 

From the four corners of the land come four pretenders to the throne, each claiming to be the rightful heir. As the four would-be Kings march towards the capitol, they gather their armies, preparing for battle.

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The Four Kings

King Down is a fantasy table-top strategy game where each player chooses a king, hand picks their army and then goes into battle against the other King players and their armies. The game is described as a prequel to chess and just like in chess you have the usual pieces of a King, Queen, Knight, Rook, Bishop and pawns but instead of mundane traditional playing pieces you use highly detailed fantasy miniatures. The game is played using not just the pieces but also spell and tactic cards including a special type of playing mechanic invented by Saar called ‘double-edged cards’. 

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The full box set in all its glory

The playing pieces have been created in conjunction with experienced 3D animators Dream Catcher and Saar already has established relationships with four manufacturers as well as having two other successful Kickstarter campaigns under his belts so pledges are all in safe hands.

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Saar at work with Dream Catcher with the prototype pieces

The starting pledge for the full game is $63 but that has already sold out, the next one starts at $65 but already 396 have been taken so if you want to get in on this game you had better be quick!

King Down will be running on Kickstarter until Ocotber 12th

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On Fire in The Valley: Why Halt and Catch Fire, Is the Strongest of the Nerd Shows http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/fire-valley-halt-catch-fire-strongest-nerd-shows/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/09/fire-valley-halt-catch-fire-strongest-nerd-shows/#respond Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:03:42 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63871 Editor’s note: This post was written by Ohad Mark Stoller of Fueled, the premier agency for iPhone app design and Android app development in New York City.

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Taking iphone-glued Millennials back three decades, ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ is AMC’s response to the recent TV tech craze.  The period drama features three driven characters, Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace), Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), and Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis) at Cardiff Electric, a tech startup in the early 80’s racing against IBM to engineer the first portable PC.

With plenty of music to draw from, beautiful cinematography, strong acting, and ample sex, the show gives HBO’s hit-comedy Silicon Valley a run for its money. But, we at Fueled wanted to take a closer look – will  it hold up in terms of social realism and substance?

While Silicon Valley is set in the well-known California tech hub, Halt and Catch Fire takes place in ‘Silicon Prairie,’ the lesser known Texas tech hub surrounding Dallas.  The show focuses on the interrelationships between the characters, and the intense drama that comes from competition. According to Co-Creator Christopher Cantwell, “This is the story you don’t know. People in Texas were basically drafting of off the innovations happening in Silicon Valley and in New York. This is sort of an unexplored avenue of the tech story that we’ve all become very interested in through the lens of the Steve Jobs’s and Bill Gates’ of the world. These are sort of the unsung heroes, that made sure that every computer on the desk wasn’t an IBM PC.” Furthermore, Cantwell’s personal experience in an edgy young tech startup gives the show realism as opposed to Silicon Valley’s more clichéd spiel.

The title itself, taken from an allegorical self-destruct code, has just the sort of jargon that gives the show that geeky edge, and a metaphor that can carry meaning as the series develops. Unlike Silicon Valley, a half-hour satire spawned by Office Space creator, Mike Judge, Halt and Catch Fire ignites the intrigue and fierce drama behind what many believed would be a purely technical and geeky story.

While Silicon Valley (perhaps unintentionally) reflects our current brogramming age, one devoid of encouragement or incentives for brainy females, Halt and Catch Fire features Mackenzie Davis as a sexy, confident programmer named Cameron who takes risks and knows what she wants. She also can be a little chaotic at times, which makes her an even more interesting and complex character.

Silicon Valley, focuses simply on how a group of nerdy guys (the brogrammers) try and make it big in the industry.  Instead of exploring tech, the show lampoons it, and those who work within the industry.  In fairness this can often be quite funny, but not exploring the industry feels like a missed opportunity.

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Having just recently finished its first season, Halt and Catch Fire promises to eclipse the other tech shows through sheer grit and period accuracy, complete with the obligatory Corvette, music by the likes of The Cars, and arcade malls.

The acting on Halt and Catch Fire is top-notch. In one scene, business visionary Joe ignites his technical partner, Gordon who blows up. Joe matches his aggression, exclaiming. “GOOD! Get Angry! Feel something. Because that’s the only way we’ll get what we want.

This is what Halt and Catch Fire gets right as opposed to Silicon Valley.  Halt and Catch Fire is intoxicating in ways that no one thought a show about computer programmers could be.  Despite some of Silicon Valley’s funniest moments (Peter Gregory’s sesame seeds) it feels like the easy path to take.  Halt and Catch Fire came out of seemingly nowhere, but despite this we are glad we watched, and are already itching for next season.

Have you seen both TV shows? Do you agree with our opinions? We’d love to hear about them in the comments.

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