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Mainframe Is A Mildly Horrific Depiction Of Geek Art

Mainframe Is A Mildly Horrific Depiction Of Geek Art

Some of you may recognize this character from one of the many works of art by Dean Bradley. Well apparently Mr. Bradley has decided to produce a few hundred of these things as real life figurines.

With a head made out of a monitor, an axe in one hand, and feet made out of god knows what, I can’t determine whether the keyboard is another weapon he is wielding or his other hand. Regardless, this work of art is pretty great looking, and slightly disturbing.

Epic VP Goes Bananas at Sony

Epic VP Goes Bananas at Sony

It's always refreshing to see a shining example of grace under pressure, isn't it? Saying out loud what most of us were thinking the whole time, Epic Games' vice-president, Mark Rein, called Sony's claim that "the next-generation of gaming starts with us" complete and utter...um...malarkey. Well, he didn't use terms that were quite that nice or controlled, but you get the idea. Rein decided to give Sony a piece of his mind at the Game Developers' Conference in London.

Motorola PEBL handsets depicted by King of Color

Motorola PEBL handsets depicted by King of Color

David LaChapelle, world-renowned photographer and director was commisioned to capture the Motorola PEBL in the most interesting ways. He depicted each PEBL colors to be the following:

  • ORANGE depicts the beautiful thief reaching through a broken glass case to steal the precious orange PEBL.
  • BLUE portrays the burglar dangling in mid-air, having abseiled through a glass ceiling. She swings into a guard, knocking him to the floor while snatching the blue PEBL from his grasp.
  • PINK shows the exquisite robber handing a pink PEBL to her male accomplice, while another carves through a metal door to create an escape route.
  • GREEN displays the thief ascending a rope ladder through a broken glass ceiling. Having nearly escaped, two guards try to drag her into custody while the green PEBL lies calmly in her open palm
  • China completely opens wide its doors to gaming consoles

    China completely opens wide its doors to gaming consoles

    In late 2014, China lifted an almost 13 year old ban that prevented gaming consoles from being sold anywhere in the country. But that new freedom came with one caveat: the companies making and selling these consoles can only do business in one specialized area. Now China is removing even that, which will allow the likes of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo to sell their popular gaming hardware anywhere in the country. More than giving these foreign companies a new cash cow, this could also change the landscape of gaming in China, which is heavily slanted towards mobiles and PCs.

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    Hearthstone expansion “The Grand Tournament” inbound

    Hearthstone expansion “The Grand Tournament” inbound

    Today Blizzard announced the next expansion pack for “Hearthstone”, and it is called “The Grand Tournament.” The announcement was made at an event in San Francisco earlier, and was joined by a video showing off the upcoming expansion (available after the jump). The expansion will be arriving next month, and follows the Goblins vs. Gnomes expansion that has already been released. There will be a new board, new cards, and more.

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    OnePlus 2 allegedly shows up at TENAA with home button

    OnePlus 2 allegedly shows up at TENAA with home button

    Unlike FCC sightings, a device that sits on China's TENAA pages is bound to reveal more details. That's why when an upcoming smartphone get spotted there, the Interweb seems to run amok. Like this alleged sighting of the OnePlus 2, the self-named "2016 flagship killer" that is set to debut in little less than a week. The smartphone depicted in these images, however, seems so different from its predecessor that you can't blame long time fans and hopefuls for calling it a poorly done Photoshop hoax.

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    How Double Fine changed game development and Kickstarter forever

    How Double Fine changed game development and Kickstarter forever

    Today, Double Fine released to the public the last episode of its aptly named Double Fine Adventure documentary series. This ends a run that was something akin to a TV soap that spanned 20 episodes and three years (Episode went up August 2012). It also closes a chapter of the game studio's history, a single chapter but one whose effects have rippled throughout the gaming industry and the crowdfunding scene. And whether or not you actually liked their Broken Age game, there is no denying it: Double Fine made, and changed, history. For better or for worse.

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    NASA releases hypnotizing new image of Earth

    NASA releases hypnotizing new image of Earth

    While much of the buzz from NASA recently has been about the New Horizons' trip to Pluto, the agency hasn't totally forgotten about the blue orb we inhabit. Captured from a camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory, NASA has just released the satellite's first view of the sunlit side of Earth from 1 million miles away, and it sure is stunning. The image shows North and Central America, with the Caribbean islands located in the turquoise areas in the center.

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    WITNESS CONAN drive to SDCC in the Mad Max DOOF Wagon

    WITNESS CONAN drive to SDCC in the Mad Max DOOF Wagon

    It's time to head to Comic-con - Conan O’Brien has already begun his journey in a MAD MAX vehicle. Those of you that've already seen the newest Mad Max movie will recognize this as the DOOF Wagon. That's the vehicle that plays music for the war party in the 2-hour chase sequence that spans the entire film. While Conan might not have his eyes gouged out like the real Doof guitar player, he's got the head bandages, the red jumpsuit, and the fire guitar to make the part his own.

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    Dragon Quest Builders takes more than a few cues from Minecraft

    Dragon Quest Builders takes more than a few cues from Minecraft

    By this time, there should be little doubt that Minecraft has ascended to pop culture status. Although still a game, its influence, and particularly its style, has reached far and wide, from games, to books, to media references. Now those Minecraft tendrils seem to have reached and taken root in Japan, where a new Dragon Quest spin off is brewing. While details of the game are still pretty slim, there is one thing that is immediately obvious. This world building game is, perhaps unabashedly, torn off from Minecraft's book.

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