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While I thoroughly enjoyed the Lord of the Rings movies, I have to admit that I have seen them only once.  I will watch them again eventually but I the extended blu-ray versions and to sit down and watch all of them or even just one of them is a big time commitment.  I have a hard time justifying sitting down and watching long movies (or even short ones for that matter) when there is so much I need to get done around the house, in the yard among other things.  That is a big part of why I don’t blog as often as I used to or would like to.  Anyway, for those that just can’t get enough Lord of the Rings, I came across this amazing Gollum cake this morning that I knew I just had to share.

This amazing Lord of the Rings inspired Gollum cake was created by Le Torte Di Christian Giardina. It features Gollum, also known as Smeagol holding on to his precious One Ring. Sadly, I don’t know the delicious details of this cake but it is definitely very well done and incredibly detailed.

If you love this cake, you should also check out the Gollum cake I posted about last year as it is equally great!

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Gollum Cake

Lord of the Rings Gollum Cake

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While some people think Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, I completely disagree (and not just because I hate the holidays)!  At least for myself and every gamer I know, E3 is the best time of the year.  Even though I have never been to E3 and would love to go some year, just watching the press conference streams is enough for me.

Speaking of the press conferences, somebody named DeMatador from NeoGAF (I’ve never heard of that either as I just happened to find this chart on the front page of reddit) created this handy chart (see below) to help you figure out what time each of the major press conferences (or digital events when it comes to Nintendo) will happen based on where you are.

I wish I had seen this chart sooner, because all of the E3 press conferences except Sony will happen while I am at work.  Oh well, hopefully somebody archives the streams so I can watch them when I get home.

That leads me to the big question, what are you expecting and hoping for out of the press conferences this year?  New hardware?  Price cuts?  Something else?  Let us know in the comments below!

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E3 2014 Press Conferences Time Chart

E3 2014 Press Conferences Time Chart

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If you have been reading Global Geek News for a decent length of time, you probably know that my absolute favorite video game franchise is God of War.  Heck, if you have passed me on the street you could probably guess that I love God of War because I never leave the house without my God of War cap on my head (my eyes are very sensitive to light so a hat is necessary and now I just feel naked without it).  Speaking of God of War, I just came across this female Kratos cosplay that I thought was so good that I just had to share it on here.

This incredible female Kratos cosplay is done by Chilean cosplayer Diamond Cosplay.  The Blades of Chaos were made by propmaker Kenrai Hóuzi and the stunning photography was done by photographer Esteban Chacón of Web TeamJapan Foto.

While I love the costume, the makeup, Blades of Chaos and the photography, I think what captures my attention most is her eyes which I assume are one of those colored contact things.  There just seems to be an intensity to them that makes me have trouble looking away.  If that was the goal, I would say job well done!

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Female God of War Cosplay

Female God of War Cosplay

Female God of War Cosplay

Female God of War Cosplay

Female God of War Cosplay

Female God of War Cosplay

Female Kratos Cosplay

Female Kratos Cosplay

Female Kratos Cosplay

Female Kratos Cosplay

Female Kratos Cosplay

Female Kratos Cosplay

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I know that guys are supposed to love trucks but I have just never been a truck fan.  They are handy to have when you need to move some furniture or do a major cleanup of your yard or something but for general purpose transportation, I am a car guy.  Most of my dislike of trucks comes from the fact that I just don’t like tall vehicles.  I prefer to be as low to the ground as I can get (as long as it isn’t so low that it makes it difficult to get in and out of the car).  However, I would probably be a proud truck owner if I happened to own this sweet Halo 4 inspired UNSC themed Ford F-150 SVT Raptor!

While browsing Reddit last week, I came across the picture of this awesome Halo pickup that one redditor’s friend spotted at a gas station.  After doing a little digging, it turns out this Halo truck is a UNSC themed Ford F150 SVT Raptor that was given away as the main prize for the Halo 4 Infinity Challenge last year.  I wish I had known about this competition because I would have liked to have a shot at owning this truck!

If you want to see more pictures of this Halo edition Ford F-150 Raptor, I found a small gallery over on Motor Review that you should check out.

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Halo Pickup

Halo Truck

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Even in the glorious days of GPS, I still find myself getting lost quite often.  Usually, I don’t get too lost but since my GPS isn’t always accurate especially when it comes to areas like large shopping centers, I have a tendency to take a wrong turn occasionally and have to back track to get to where I need to go.  Well, while I may have to circle around a few blocks to get to where I am trying to go on occasion, I have never got so lost that I ended up in the Mushroom Kingdom.  Well, apparently Link has.

The folks over at TeeTurtle have put this awesome ‘Legendarily Lost’ Legend of Zelda / Super Mario mash-up t-shirt on sale for just $15 for the next week (affiliate link so they know we sent you).  It is available for both men and women and you can get it in sizes up to 3XL.

If you are a fan both the Legend of Zelda and the Super Mario Bros, you need this shirt!  If you like both of those and have a horrible sense of direction like I do, then you really need this shirt!

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Legendarily Lost T-Shirt Design

Legendarily Lost T-Shirt Design

Legendarily Lost T-Shirt

Legendarily Lost T-Shirt

[Source:  TeeTurtle]

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden (Credit: Wikipedia)

While I was laying in bed last night browsing the channel guide on my TV looking for something to watch, I stumbled across a listing for an interview with Edward Snowden that was set to start a minute later.  Ever since he leaked all of those classified documents, I’ve been very interested in him as well as all of the stuff he has leaked.  So, I immediately turned to my local NBC station before the interview started so that I could see the first tv interview on American television with this polarizing figure.

You can watch the 6 parts of the interview below which is quite interesting although I don’t think there any new groundbreaking revelations.  What interests me is NBC’s twitter monitoring for the hashtags #traitor and #patriot.  During the airing of the interview, there was a huge spike in the patriot hashtag which outnumbered the traitor hashtag by around two to one.

After you watch the interview, let us know in the comments below what you think of Snowden, what he has done, whether you think he is a patriot or traitor and what you think about the programs he has brought to the public’s attention.  I’m very interested to know what everybody thinks about this!

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[Source:  NBC News]