That's not a dog in a Nintendo sweater. You are looking at groomed, dyed and trimmed dog hair. Let's call this pooch "Yoshi Dog".
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One week after declaring they will build an in-game memorial to the ships lost at the colossal Battle of B-R5RB, Eve Online publisher has decided to go whole hog and erect a monument, in real life, to all EVE Online players. Anyone who is an active player on March 1 will get his or her name engraved on it.
But nope! For that kind of luxury, you need to pay at least three to five times as much.
If you've got $US75 a month to burn and live in California, you can get a 250-pound arcade cabinet running a 30-year-old game delivered to your door. This is the service offered by All You Can Arcade, a San Francisco business that opened shop last month. If all goes well, it'll expand to the east coast.
Video game petitions have a very long and mostly pointless history. As I've said several times, an internet petition is worth the paper it is printed on. But I'll give a little publicity to this thing, because it's the most ridiculous one I've seen yet (that includes this).
Two years ago, the internet stumbled across a guy who would work upwards of two hours to create virtuoso sprite patterns within Tetris. Well, anything humans can do, a computer can do better, right? Here's the Tetris Printer Algorithm. Showoff ...
Capcom is now taking preorders for this Mega Man sleep set (yet only through its Japan site, for now) that will run about $US60 once it arrives in the summer. It's a brilliant idea, and I expect to see a ton of these running around Comic-Con.
It's real, and it's ... boring. Back in 2009, we reported that some 500 Hilton hotels created a training video game, and it wasn't some PC game played on an HR computer. It was a PSP game with its own UMD disc. Well, now someone has gotten a look at its contents.
Mirrors lined with blue and red LEDs have long been a staple of Portal-themed decoration. Taking it to the next level, however, is jamin101wolf. He bought the Portal gun prop available through ThinkGeek and Amazon, then plugged the two mirrors into remote-control power boxes. With this he pulls off the effect of firing a red and blue portal (which are located on opposite walls, creating the requisite hall-of-mirrors effect.)
Meet AVA, a hologram projected onto a human-sized piece of plexiglass. The idea is that AVA, at some time, will respond to questions, offer answers, and provide reliable guidance in multiple languages to travellers who have just landed and need help orienting themselves and understanding local services.