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One of my favorite things about the popular Worms games is just how absurd it is.  Sure, it is a lot of fun because there is a lot of strategy involved, but just the thought of worms trying to kill other worms with flying sheep, concrete donkeys, and exploding bananas is so silly it is funny!  It was even better back in the day when they used to put little cartoons with the game of the worms trying to kill each other that you would randomly see when launching the game (why don’t they do that anymore?!).

Well, I’m not the only one who has a love for the Worms turn-based strategy game as one Worms fan by the name of Clare decided to make some awesome Worms cupcakes for somebody’s 23rd birthday.  I’d say she did a great job and I am impressed with the detail on the cupcakes, especially on the weapons.

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Worms Cupcakes

Worms Cupcakes


[Source:  Worms on Facebook]

Next to bacon, my favorite breakfast food is definitely pancakes.  I’m not sure which flavor is my favorite as it just kind of depends on my mood, but I love not only traditional pancakes, I enjoy pumpkin pancakes and New York cheesecake pancakes too!  Yeah, I might be headed for an early grave (especially with the cheesecake pancakes), but at least it was was a yummy trip!

Speaking of delicious pancakes, the awesome pancake maker Saipancakes is at it again with these amazing Nintendo themed pancakes!  Recently, I have posted about their other pancake creations like the Hobbit pancakes and Star Trek TOS panckes although having been a big Nintendo fan since the age of 2, I would have to say these are my favorite.

Of these, I can’t decide if Donkey Kong or Kirby is my favorite with Yoshi in a close 3rd.  Which one do you like the most?  Let us know in the comments below!

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Video Game Pancakes

Nintendo Pancakes

[Source:  Saipancakes]

Some of my best memories as a kid were of playing Duck Hunt in my grandparents living room.  Even though I have never got into real life hunting (even though I do have my hunters safety card), I always enjoyed shooting some 8-bit ducks.  Even though it has been years since I have played Duck Hunt, it still holds a special place in my heart as one of my all time favorite NES games.

Well, speaking of Duck Hunt, who would like to have an awesome and slightly pretentious looking Duck Hunt shirt?

The awesome people over at TeeFury are selling this awesome Sir Duck Hunt shirt for just $10 today only!  Whether you are a huge Duck Hunt fan or just know somebody who is that would love this shirt, I suggest getting this cool shirt before it is gone!  I know I will be getting one just as soon as I finish this post as I don’t own any other Duck Hunt shirts and I think it is time that changes.

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Duck Hunt Shirt

Duck Hunt Shirt

[Source:  TeeFury]

smartphone displaying the speed of 4g.If you are a gamer, you know the importance of having a high quality internet connection. One that is fast enough to keep up, one that can handle the technical requirements of the game, and one that doesn’t drop out.

Can 4G in Australia provide all that’s needed for a great gaming experience? How does it compare to fixed line internet?

4G was introduced in Australia in mid-2011, and has expanded to provide coverage in all capital cities and over a hundred regional centres. Currently both Telstra and Optus provide 4G services, and both plan to expand coverage over the next few years.

Using 4G for internet gaming will depend solely on the coverage you receive. While you may get an awesome connection in the CBD, if you live in the suburbs, you may experience problems.

Another problem with mobile internet (as often experienced by 3G users as well) is the fact that not everyone can get a good connection inside certain buildings. If your home happens to be one of those buildings, using a mobile connection to game is probably not possible.

If you can get a reasonable 4G connection, what are some of the things you should be looking at?

There are certain requirements for certain games. You will need to check your connection for each of these requirements to find out if it’s possible to game at home on 4G.

  • Bandwidth: Available download/upload speed
  • Latency (or Ping): How long it takes for information to be transmitted to and from another machine
  • Packet Loss: How much of the information sent actually reaches the destination
  • Jitter: Average change in latency over a period of time

4G Mobile Broadband GamingIf you’re lucky enough that your 4G connection covers all the above to game requirements, you may still encounter a few issues. One such problem is drop outs. Mobile internet can drop out – which can be incredibly frustrating when you’re playing.

Another thing to check out is your 4G device’s NAT (Network Access Translation) setting, and whether it can be adjusted. The NAT has three possible states: Strict, Moderate and Open.

For many games, the NAT setting will need to be Open. If it cannot be switched to Open, it can limit the number of players you can be matched with, meaning you wait longer to enter games, and it can mean you can’t communicate fully with other players.

One last thing to think about is data costs. Internet gaming can chew through data. This means you may need to pay more for a plan that has a large or unlimited data allowance.

Overall, gaming on 4G in Australia is viable. As long as you have the connection and the data availability, there is very little reason why using 4G can’t be just as good as using fixed line internet.

Written by:  Michael Costin

Calling all Doctor Who fans!  How would you like to win the 4th Doctor’s scarf?  Of course you want to win it!  All you have to do is come up with the best caption for the Doctor Who image below!

This Fourth Dr. Who Scarf will be given to the winner courtesy of (where you can get one of these 4th Doctor scarfs even if you don’t win this contest.

For your chance to win this great scarf (pictured below), just submit a caption for the actual Doctor Who photo (the picture of the 10th Doctor below) in the comments at the bottom of the post. Your caption can be funny, ironic or anyway you like it. The best caption—chosen by Global Geek News—wins the scarf!

The contest runs through February 6, 2013 so start coming up with some great captions and tell your friends to join in on the fun too!

4th Doctors Scarf by

4th Doctors Scarf by

Caption This Doctor Who Picture in the Comments!

Caption This Doctor Who Picture in the Comments!

Giveaway restricted to U.S. residents only. Submissions will be accepted through Wednesday February 6, 2013.

Normally, I don’t give a crap about who makes the designs on the t-shirts I wear.  However, there is one person that I make an exception for as I am a HUGE fan of hers and I always buy one of her shirts when I come across a new design.  That person is Megan Lara.  If her name sounds familiar, it should as I have featured several of her shirt designs in the past (did I mention I am a huge fan of hers?) such as the Doctor Who Soufflé Girl aka Oswin Oswald shirt, the Rose Tyler Bad Wolf shirt and a rather awesome Battlestar Galactica Starbuck shirt.

Well, the fantastic folks over at TeeFury are selling a couple of her designs today including this Doctor Who River Song Hello Sweetie shirt for just $10!  The other shirt is inspired by Stephen King’s Dark Tower series.  However, since I haven’t read that series and I am a huge Doctor Who fan, the River Song shirt is the one I am most excited about (and I think you will be too)!

As soon as I hit the big blue publish button on this post, I will be going straight over to TeeFury to buy this shirt and you should too!  Not only is the design awesome, but they make high quality shirts so you are getting a great deal.

I am curious, are there any t-shirt designers you follow?  Let us know in the comments below!

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River Song Shirt

Doctor Who River Song Hello Sweetie Shirt by Megan Lara

[Source:  TeeFury]