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ThinkGeek is a magical place full of geeky wonder. They have all sorts of things any nerd would want. From shirts, computer stuff, toys and more. They even have videogames such as this GP2X Wiz MAME/Amiga/Console Emulator and... read feature


Geek chic: Bowser, Cactuar and level 1-2

Nov 26
Three designs to check out in this edition of Geek Chic! Teextile has a Black Friday sale going on for every shirt this week. All shirts are $12 and they have a videogame design as part of this week's deals. "Thousand Needles... read

Gaming culture on your wall: 'Know Your Weak Points!'

Nov 23
Commence opening your wallet. The fifth episode of Robert Ashley's A Life Well Wasted is nearly upon us. For those unfamiliar, it's described as an Internet radio show, which is about right. It's certainly no cookie cutter po... read

Geek chic: Two girls, one Spread Shot, moustache and more

Aug 28
PopCap has a couple of new Plants Vs Zombie shirt designs up on their store. The one you see above and one that says "Your Grass is Mine!" While the second one is extremely facepalm worthy, the Moustache one is just... read

Geek chic: Real life Pokemons

Aug 03
Teextile has fast become my favorite shirt supplier store on the Internets. Each week, five new designs go up and you only have that same week to get the shirt you want. Teextile has a videogame related shirt on sale this wee... read

Geek chic: This Monster Hunter jacket is too much to handle

Jul 20
Oh yes, it's time for another edition of Geek Chic where we look at gaming related fashion. This Monster Hunter jacket is ridiculously hot. With that said though, I’ll never be caught wearing this thing. It reminds me o... read

Life at home with some of the Modern Method staff

Aug 28
The other week, over at, we took a look at what life was like with some of the editors. You got to see our porn, TVs, and cats. Well, I figured that we might as well take a look at some more members of the Moder... read

NES business card holders might be cool, if we could see them clearly

Jul 01
Now here is a product that I would probably blow my money on without a moment's hesitation: a business card holder with retro flavor, representing everything from Mario and Zelda to Ice Climber and even classic Famicom. Cool,... read

Never fear, men: Geek Squad will help you to survive Sex and the City!

May 28
So, this weekend marks the opening of the Sex and the City movie. For those of you living under a rock, the popular TV series about four liberated ladies drinking and partying their way around New York was bound to be made in... read

BEEG AMERICAN TEETEES! Rent Roman and hear that line day in, day out ... forever

May 13
 It has to be said that Roman Bellic is one of the many joys of Grand Theft Auto IV. His determined optimism and love of beeg American teetees know no bounds, and I find him one of the most likable characters in the game... read

Geeky gaming goods give you wood... goods

Mar 12
How many times have you found yourself cutting meat (or... celery, for the vegetarians out there) on a plain white cutting board while thinking that something was missing from your life? Me? All the time. And that missing thi... read

New York Times maps the geek universe around Gary Gygax

Mar 09
Here's some chicken soup for the geek in you: the New York Times has mapped out a matrix of all of the things that may have directly benefited for the geekery that was Dungeons and Dragons. It may be a stretch to attribute t... read

Tetris oscilloscope hack, named Scopetris

Feb 15
Man, I suck at Tetris. It's now to the point where I lose every time, without fail. These days, all I can do is struggle for a few minutes before defeat, and then tell the victor that "at least I've seen a real vagina.&... read

CES 2008: In-game XMB is coming to a PS3 near you soon

Jan 09
It's almost time to quit yer bellyachin', as Sony has finally announced that PS3 owners will soon be able to get into their console's operating system without having to leave the comfort of their game's universe. An in-game X... read

Bring your WoW character a reality: Your in-game avatar can now be a toy

Dec 13
I'm not a WoW player by any means, but this is still pretty cool news. A company is offering to make actual figures based on people's World of Warcraft characters that they can then buy. Since some players invest vast portion... read

Ore-naments? More Christmas gifts for gamers

Dec 07
I've got more great goodies to put under your favorite gamer's tree this holiday season. From pretty ornaments to put on the tree to amazing presents to put under the tree, I have a bunch of sweet ideas.Got a addicted WoW gam... read

Jesu-Chu? Christmas presents for gamers

Nov 28
Everyone have probably already started their Christmas shopping, if they haven't, well then you better snap to it before the only gifts left in the stores are fruit cakes and old copies of Spice World for the Playstation. [Ed... read

The Play:Digital Phantom Hourglass review: can England not afford chairs?

Oct 24
Those of you who are fans of the Legend of Zelda games have probably already sold the necessary pints of blood or stolen the necessary dollars/pounds/Euros from your mother/father/significant other's wallet/purse/marsupian... read

Dress like a Dynasty Warrior and win stuff at the London MCM Expo

Oct 16
The London Movie Comic Media Expo is a haven for anime geeks and furries who flock by the hundreds in their Sailor Moon underpants. It's also said to be a little bit rubbish, but this year I have a special reason for wanting ... read

PS3 owners, dig out your USB cables; firmware 1.82 hits

Jun 28
The PlayStation 3 firmware revision that Sony's Eric Lempel mentioned a few days ago in Sony's official blog is finally live and available for download. The update, version 1.82, enables playback of AVC High Pro... read

Weekend Reading: Pen and paper versus console RPGs, part 1

Jun 24
The first part in Leigh's "Building a better RPG" mini-series got me to thinking about storytelling in RPGs. I agreed with some of the points in her article, especially the fact that nowadays, the stories are so... read

The gamer face: The Hannibal

May 29
Surely we all make faces when we game, but rarely is that ultimate expression captured on video. Well, maybe they are, but are any as special as this one, "The Hannibal"? What would you name your gamer face?[Thanks, Epileptic Gaming]  read

Sony's PR man wants to educate you

May 21
As far as Dave Karraker, the man behind the media curtain at Sony is concerned, all the bad publicity that Sony has faced is all just one big misunderstanding on our part. Luckily for you, he's ready to fill those educati... read

Another professional gaming channel set to launch ... but in the UK

May 15
While pro gaming is certainly huge in the likes of Asia and across Europe, it really hasn't caught on quite yet in the States. We have our own e-sports channel on DIRECTV, but who in the hell has DIRECTV? The latest profe... read

Better late than never: Pure Pwnage is back

May 04
After a slight hold up due to the evils of Adobe Premiere (a pain I know all too well), the first episode of the new season of Pure Pwnage is online and ready for viewing. The internet premiere was scheduled for yesterday (t... read

Subtitles a video gaming necessity?

May 01
A deaf gamer has brought up what may well be an very important and overlooked point. In a letter he sent to the ESA, and now reprinted by Kotaku, he points out that a great deal of the modern gameplay experience is lost by de... read

I, GameJew: StarFox

May 01
Does this little StarFox nostalgia resonate with anyone? Were there certain games you were more selfish with than others? read

Epileptic Gaming goes epic this week: Start off today right with a bit of Summa

Apr 30
Our pals over at Epileptic Gaming have got quite the week planned for gamers who like a show that "gets it." I'll be kicking off the stellar week with them today as I drop by to do my special guest duties. But ... read

Pro gaming circuit announces a $5 million annual player payroll

Apr 26
Pro gaming is the future of sports. We're starting to see little hints at it now, but believe me, this genre will be huge -- just ask Asia and Europe. The latest step in this growing field is the announcement today by the... read

GTA IV: Your questions answered

Apr 24
Curious about what Grand Theft Auto IV will actually offer? Will you be able to fly? Will you be able to shoop da whoop? These are burning questions, and I'm sure you all dying to know the answers. Via some Game Informer ... read

Calling all nerds: Lord of the Rings Online event tonight

Apr 23
If you're knee-deep in Lord of the Rings nerdom, then tonight is your night, my young hobbit. Across the country at 11 p.m., there will be various Lord of the Rings Online events to celebrate its final release at your ... read

Attention gore-hounds: Xbox 360 Elite vivisected for your pleasure

Apr 21
Those crafty fellas at The Llama's Adventures got themselves ahold of a brand new Xbox 360 Elite, a whole ten days before its official street date. Clearly smug and excited at getting such a potentially importan... read

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