Somewhere in the Cubs locker room is the proud owner of a number of a number of rare Pokemon cards, including a holographic Zapdos, the legendary electric bird that first appeared over 20 years ago in Red and Blue.
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As you slowly come back to life this Tuesday morning, here's some food for thought: Bungie Announces Destiny 2 • Highschool Of The Dead Writer Daisuke Sato Has Died • Badass German Kids Show Performs Intro In Klingon • This Week In The Business: Lengthy Switch Shortages
"The demand is incredibly strong for this. As soon as we get any in our stores, it's out within hours. We anticipate we're going to be chasing supply this entire year." That's GameStop COO Tony Bartel, suggesting Nintendo Switch shortages could last for quite a while.
"What they teach you in juvenile halls or in youth offender facilities is not about education," researcher Dana Ruggiero told me during a recent phone interview. "It's not about making better choices. It's literally just a rhetoric, and then they put you back into the same system you came out of." She started Project Tech, a program focused on teaching game design to young people in prison, to help break that cycle.
Hello and welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating column to prevent the resurrection of Dracula.
My Mass Effect playthrough was the most straight-laced, male heterosexual journey you could imagine. I boned Ashley, despite her space-alt-right leanings. Then I boned Miranda, because I mean, I'm only human.
Garrus was just my mechanic. The guy stuck at the bottom of my ship fixing shit.
But then I discovered something. Women dig Garrus. Like they really dig Garrus. Despite being a bird-insect-alien with mandibles, women really want to bone the ever-loving heck out of Garrus.
I had one question: why?
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March, the biggest month of the first quarter, is finally over. And that means we're going to get a little break from enormous open-world RPGs for a little while.
But there's still some interesting games to check out. Case in point: Snake Pass, the cutesy platformer from the makers of the Sonic All-Stars Racing series, some more demon slaying action courtesy of Toukiden 2, the Monkey Island creators return only to be wrong about toilet rolls, and a game that I'm sure probably isn't any good but I'm honour bound to try anyway.
I'm sorry: it's Monday. Here. Let me help you power through the morning with some stories: Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Remastered, Due Out This Winter • Princess Zelda’s Breath Of The Wild Outfit Helps Tell Her Story • Voltron Legendary Defender’s Creators Look Back At The Original Show And The Timeless Appeal Of Giant Robot Lions • Street Fighter 2 Wizard Discovers New Combos 26 Years After Release
LG (currently) has the monopoly on OLED screens, and for good reason - the technology is notoriously expensive and difficult to engineer. But the results? Genuinely the closest you will get to a high-quality cinema experience in the home.
But after spending the night with LG's latest OLED range, I'd say it's even better.
Getting into Dungeons & Dragons can be intimidating. You need maybe three or four other nerds to play with, some pricey tomes full of numbers and tables, ample free time, and several dice with as many as 20 sides. It's a lot to fathom, and even more to set up. How will you find D&D-curious friends? How will you decipher the ruleset? What are the best D&D snacks?
The escape room scene has gone from a fun day of brain-sweating to serious business. How serious? If you tune in tomorrow, you can catch the Escape Room World Championship, hosted by Red Bull Mind Gamers in Budapest, Hungary — the supposed birthplace of the "escape room phenomenon". Teams from over 20 countries will duke it out with mind bullets starting 6am AEST.