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Unevenly Distributed: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The @

I start this column with only one aim. I would like to try to impart my love for one of the oldest, and most impenetrable, and aesthetically unattractive, and sociopathic and schizophrenic genres of computer game to a reader who will doubtlessly hate it for all of those exact reasons. I'm talking about rogue-likes, so called because of their ancestry in a progenitor called Rogue. Let's see how I do.

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If Modern Movies Were Packaged Like Retro Video Games…

There’s something about the packaging of Atari-era games that really strikes my design fancy. The minimalistic bit style was both honest and gorgeous. I actually don’t think I’d mind if modern movie posters were designed in the same style. Some modern posters could certainly use the revision. Or at least a few zombies added here or there. Hit the jump ...

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Buy My Label-less N64 Cartridge… If You Dare

But see, I don’t dare. And I’ll tell you where you screwed up. 25% of the profits go right the Child’s Play charity. Which means 75% still goes to some dude. Look, I’m not feeling very charitable. I can barely put food on the table myself. I’ve been eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches twice a day. So while I’m ...

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Arcade Game Expressionism

When geekism meets fine art, the results are usually breath-taking. Such is the case with Brock Davis’s Arcade Expressionism pieces, which reduce the 8-bit arcade images to their basic shapes and smudges. Above is Donkey Kong and after the jump you can spot Dig Dug and Missle Command.

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5 PC Games You Can Play on Your Netbook

Netbooks aren’t the hardware midgets some might suggest. Ok, well they aren’t speed demons typically, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t several full PC games you can play right on your minuscule internet box. Liliputing put together a list of five PC games you can play right on your netbook. And they are: 1. Torchlight 2. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of ...

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Jack Daniel’s Chess Set

How do you take your Jack Daniel’s? I prefer mine with a twist of strategy and just a hint of geekery. Oh… and three ice cubes please. The Jack Daniel’s Chess Set encourages drunken chess tournaments, which can never end good. What experience I have playing chess under the influence ended with one broken chess set and a trip to ...

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Foosball Coat Hanger Has Got To Be Some Sort of Penalty

Don’t let people judge you just because you opted for a foosball table instead of a kitchen table. Like we ever have time to eat at home anymore anyway. I mean, hellooooo, it’s the 21st century. In fact, flaunt the fact! Accessorize and accentuate your foosball theme. And what better way to accessorize your home decor than with a few ...

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NES Games Gone Bad

Things have really changed since the days of NES game releases. Ok, maybe things haven’t changed that much. These wheatpaste game covers are the result of AltrdBst’s handy work. Taking us back to the good ole’ days when racism was acceptable and assassination was expected.

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The Geekiest Game of Scrabble Ever

Scrabble is geeky enough to begin with, but you can imagine the depths of geekiness that can be reached limiting yourself to only words of geekage. The above board is the geekiest game of Scrabble I’ve ever seen played and likely the geekiest I’ll ever see. Even if you don’t use words like “vociferous” or “solipsism” you can still have ...

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