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#Geek Essentials

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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

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Geek chic: Bowser, Cactuar and level 1-2

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" was designed ...

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

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 podcast about vid...

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

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 plain awesome....

 
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Geek chic: Real life Pokemons

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 week based on the ...

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

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 of those horribl...

 
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Life at home with some of the Modern Method staff

The other week, over at Japanator.com, 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 Modern Method family...

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

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, right? The onl...

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

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 into a film, and ...

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

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.   What bet...

 
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Geeky gaming goods give you wood... goods

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 thing is this Spac...

 
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New York Times maps the geek universe around Gary Gygax

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 the problem-solv...

 
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Tetris oscilloscope hack, named Scopetris

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." This a*sh...

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

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 XMB has been on ...

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

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 portions of their live...

 
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Ore-naments? More Christmas gifts for gamers

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 gamer at home? Wel...

 
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Jesu-Chu? Christmas presents for gamers

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. [Editor's note: Sp...

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

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 pouch to purch...

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

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 to attend. That...

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

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 Profile (H.264/MPE...

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

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 filled out and...

 
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The gamer face: The Hannibal

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 Ga...

 
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Sony's PR man wants to educate you

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 educational gaps you&#...

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

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 professional gaming ...

 
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Better late than never: Pure Pwnage is back

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 (there has alread...

 
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Subtitles a video gaming necessity?

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 deaf and hard of ...

 
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I, GameJew: StarFox

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

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

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 don't stop ...

 
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Pro gaming circuit announces a $5 million annual player payroll

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 Championship G...

 
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GTA IV: Your questions answered

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 knowledge, here...

 

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Jinx 01

This sums up the core problems with the outrage culture that has infected gaming No

 
Flegma

Given that Im level 30+ in Lost Reavers, Ill do a quick write-up on it this Jeds got the gist of it, except that real money has nothing to with buying ammo and health elixirs - unless theyve changed it in the past couple of

 
Dr Mel

I sense an uptick in people naming their pet birds pickle pee and pump a

 
Fuzunga

So, yeah, I have to agree with everybody that the gameplay in Overwatch is pretty The gametypes suck, though! The fact that theres only two and I dont like either one is pretty much a

 
Chris Bradshaw

Alright so I have Nano Assault EX, Retro City Rampage: DX and Shantae and the Pirates Who wants?

 
Dangus Taargus

Just finished Doom II for the first This Arch-vile will be visiting me in my sleep tonight, as its the most terrifying enemy in any video game save for that thing that follows you around in Pikmin

 
Roxas1359

Im doing a straw poll for the next game I do on my Would appreciate people voting in

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

*Wants to post about running away from controversial thread* *Realizes that doing so only invites further discussion on said controversy in the comments to just eat Dinner instead*

 
Parismio

Aw Maximilian Dood released his Assist Me film He released it on his stream and it was crazy cause you couldnt tell when it was live or if his movie was Confused the hell out of the

 
SeymourDuncan17

New Persona 5 character reveals be all like

 
Gamemaniac3434

Just another day in the

 
Fuzunga

Hey Overwatch, I dont want to play 100 matches in a Can you not immediately thrust me into another game?

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Im still enjoying Overwatch enough but Im feeling like Im closer to cancelling my Theres one or two things I dont like in there and Im feeling like Ive played enough with this Fun but maybe not £35 fun for me? Not sure just

 
Nekrosys

Destructoid should give me the honours of reviewing any and every forthcoming Atlus 3DS Imagine the hits this sitell get when I give them all a 1/10 for being literally Truly, itd be a wise business tactic for

 
RadicalYoseph

I know its all everyones talking about, but I have to say: Overwatch is the most fun Ive had in an FPS for a long Planning to pick up the full game day one! Also Lucio is best character, dont @

 
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North American Splatfest for May is Fancy Party Costume Party!

 
siddartha85

Just got back from launching tons of self-destructs in Probably going back Took out a whole team with one self-destruct and took the play of the This game keeps surprising

 
SpielerDad

I dont celebrate Cinco de Mayo for the same reasons why I dont celebrate Bastille

 
klaw616

Persona 5 looks goddamn amazing

 
lewness

The fire has been Thank you Dark Souls Youre only the other Souls(y) game I beat aside from Bloodborne (platted it though) but Id like to go back to the older games some DS3 plat some time but for now, imma get some Ratchet and

 
Samsneeze

When people reply to months old joke comments with essays about how SJWs are ruining the world and that you should take censorship more

 
Niwannabe

I cant believe Lincoln got assassinated at the What a lazy

 
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Civil War Spoilers in the

 
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Civil War Spoilers: Kylo Ren kills Abraham

 
Cannibal Steven

Any DTOIDers want to play the Overwatch Beta on PC? My username is

 
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Friendly reminder not to spoil Civil Unless were talking about the actual US Civil War, you can spoil that all you Everyone had well over a century to catch

 
Dwavenhobble

Will be very Glad when Overwatch is a retail title release as the standard of play will hopefully go I mean it can hardly go down from a Healer running round all game using their crap pistol to try and shoot people and never healing at

 
Perro

Well would you look at the time!

 
TheLimoMaker

Im glad that Sony are releasing their heavy-hitting exclusives this year so that I have enough time to save up for an Xbox One/Scalebound bundle next Though while I think I have it all planned out, Im sure something will f*ck it

 

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