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Teddy Bear Lamp is a headless wonder

Teddy Bear Lamp is a headless wonder

Okay, so I need to speak up about something. Why oh why have there been so many abuses of the teddy bear lately? Headless teddy bear flash drives and now this lamp? What is the world coming to!

But in all seriousness, the Teddy Bear Lamp is just like any other light fixture. It features a shade made from black fabric that sits on a teddy bear's body. He's soft and fuzzy but missing his head!

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David Jaffe thinks Nintendo = Ronald

David Jaffe thinks Nintendo = Ronald

Have you guys ever seen the movie Can't Buy Me Love? It's been a really long time since I've seen that movie, but I seem to recall it was about some guy that mowed lawns and hires a popular girl to be his girlfriend for a month. That really doesn't seem to fit into the gaming world, however, that's the first thing that David Jaffe (of God of War fame) thought of when he heard Nintendo's comments about only “geeks and otaku” wanting extra storage on the Wii.

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Video game power-ups in real life

Video game power-ups in real life

After spending several hours emerged in a video game, the real world can seem pretty boring without all of those cool weapons and power-ups. Every now and then I stop to wonder what the world would be like if we had some of those items. Apparently I'm not the only one.

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Konami Code displays easter egg in Google Reader

Konami Code displays easter egg in Google Reader

If you were a gamer back in the days of the NES, I can bet that you came across the Konami code at some point. In fact, I'd even be willing to bet that you can recite it from memory, despite the fact you haven't used it in 15 years. Well if you want to put that bit of knowledge to good use again, open up your Google Reader and enter the code.

For those rare few gamers out there that don't know what I'm talking about, the Konami code is most famous for its use in the game Contra (which is impossible to beat without the code), where it gives you 30 extra lives. Just in case your memory is a bit rusty, the old code is up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A.

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Okami Wii cover features IGN watermark

Okami Wii cover features IGN watermark

If you've ever created a unique image that you wanted to be displayed on the internet, I'm sure you know what a watermark is for. While there are plenty of uses for watermarks, one important one is to make sure that no one else tries to take your work and claim it as their own. If they do try to claim ownership of the original artwork, they are made into complete fools by the presence of said watermark. That being said, Capcom has officially made fools out of themselves with the Wii port of Okami.

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