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XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

If you are looking for a great PC game to play, you might want to check out this deal I stumbled upon.  Right now, Newegg has XCOM: Enemy Unknown for the PC on sale for $10 (50% off), but if you use the coupon code ‘2229HEART79’, you can get an additional $5 off until 2/9/15!

I know a lot of people that like the game so I thought I would pass this sale along since it is hard to beat 75% off!  If you are a fan of the game, let me know in the comments below.

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[Source:  Newegg]

Sweet Pac-Man Cupcakes

Jeremy Bray —  January 30, 2015 — Leave a comment

This morning I was going through and cleaning out old pictures on my phone to free up some space (16GB is just not enough internal storage Samsung!) when I came across the picture of these neat Pac-Man cupcakes I took last fall at the Colorado State Fair that I forgot to post.  In case the Pac-Man cupcakes below aren’t enough to satisfy your appetite, I’d also suggest checking out the other Pac-Man cupcakes I posted a couple of years ago as well as the fantastic Pac-Man birthday cake I posted last year.

These adorable Pac-Man cupcakes were made by Hallee Conde from Yuma, Colorado for the 4-H cake decorating competition at the 2014 Colorado State Fair.  They took 5th place!  Good job Hallee!

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Pac-Man Cupcakes

Pac-Man Cupcakes

 

I always enjoy hearing versions of video game music that has a different style than the original but is still identifiable.  Being a metalhead, that usually takes the form of like a metal version of the Super Mario Bros music or something, but in today’s case, it is an acoustic version of the Halo theme music.

This awesome acoustic version of the Halo theme music was created by The Warp Zone.  I’d say they do a pretty epic job!  I have to admit, the whole straight-out-of-the-cornfield look is a bit distracting although I kind of like it.

They say the video is “Giving Master Chief the bad-ass Clint Eastwood cover he deserves.”

So here it is, the Halo Theme Unplugged!

[via Gamespot]

If you thought math class was boring, its probably because you never spent it playing games on your calculator like I did when I was in high school.  I was lucky enough to have one of those TI-83+ Silver Edition calculators which had double the RAM of a normal TI-83 which I discovered allowed me to put more than just math formulas into the calculator.  Much of my time in math class was spent playing the classic Wolfenstein 3D on my calculator.  Well, if you too want to risk a major drop in your math grades, now you can play a Super Smash Brothers de-make!

Omnimaga (a site dedicated to video games on calculators) user Hayleia has created an open source de-make of Super Smash Brothers that looks like a great way to kill some time in math class.  Right now it only has Fox and Falco from Starfox but more characters can be added and he is looking for help if anybody is interested in lending a hand to the project.

Here are some gifs of the game in action.  Share this with all of your Super Smash Bros. loving friends!  Like Global Geek News on Facebook too!

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

[Source:  Omnimaga via Kotaku]

Halloween is a couple of days away so it seems appropriate to post a pumpkin carving that hit me right in the nostalgia.  Like probably most people my age, I spent a ton of time as a kid playing the old DOS version of Oregon Trail.  It has been a lot of years since I last played it because I don’t have any old machines to run it and I am too lazy to try to get it running on my machines, however I still have many fond memories of it and I even have an Oregon Trail t-shirt that I wear regularly.  Well, for those who also have fond memories of that classic PC game, I have found the Halloween pumpkin of your dreams!

This amazing Oregon Trail jack-o-lantern was carved by DeviantART user ceemdee.  When it comes to carving pumpkins, they clearly know what they are doing because this Oregon Trail pumpkin carving is amazing!  And I love their use of the classic ‘You have died of dysentery’ joke.

I wish I had pumpkin carving skills of ceemdee but the only pumpkin skills I have relate to how much pumpkin pie I can eat at Thanksgiving.

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Oregon Trail Jack-O-Lantern

Oregon Trail Pumpkin Carving

Oregon Trail Jack-O-Lantern

Oregon Trail Jack-O-Lantern

Oregon Trail Pumpkin Carving

Oregon Trail Pumpkin Carving

[Source: ceemdee via Nerd Approved]

Even though I have boxes upon boxes of blankets stacked on shelves in my basement, I don’t see myself ever using them again since I have discovered the wonder that is the Snuggie (sleeved blanked).  I don’t feel like I can ever get rid of the blankets that are taking up a considerable part of my basement mainly because they were made for me and my family by other family members, some of whom have passed on and getting rid of them just doesn’t seem right.  However, if I was ever to use a non-sleeved blanket again, without a doubt, it would have to be this awesome Sonic the Hedgehog fleece blanket!

The spectacular folks over at ThinkGeek are selling this amazing Sonic the Hedgehog fleece blanket for only $19.99!  If you love Sonic and are looking for a good way to stay warm this winter, this is the perfect blanket for you!

Even if you have a Snuggie like me and have no desire to go back to the world of normal blankets, this would still make for a great Christmas present or other gift for any Sonic fans you may know.  Remember, winter is coming!

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Sonic the Hedgehog Blanket

Sonic the Hedgehog Blanket

Sonic Blanket

Sonic the Hedgehog Blanket

[Source:  ThinkGeek]