These days, I am pretty well behaved when I game but in the past, I was the most hated troll in various gaming communities.  If you know where to look, there are still stories floating around the internet of my epic trolling activities that range from tricking people into getting banned from gaming servers to hijacking an internet radio station, pretending to be some guy that was getting on my nerves in an IRC chatroom and playing Hanson’s MMMbop for 24 hours straight (his reaction was priceless when he found out and to say that he was pissed would be an understatement).  Well, even though I don’t do stuff like that anymore, I’m glad to see there are still people carrying on that proud tradition!

One of my biggest privacy concerns about the Xbox One (from now on I will refer to it as the Xbone or Spybox One just to piss Microsoft off) is the fact that its’ Kinect system is always watching and listening to you (I know you can turn it off although last I heard, you still aren’t allowed to unplug it so I don’t trust it).  Well, one clever gamer realized he could use the Spybox One’s always listening technology against other gamers to screw them up in game.

He changed his gamertag to Xbox Sign Out and whenever anybody says his name, the menu is brought up to sign them out of the Xbone.  It is a hilarious troll (frustrating for those trolled I’m sure) and well worth watching in the video below.

On a related note, I might be in love with the girl with the sexy laugh that almost falls for this clever prank.

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Even as a kid, I was never really one to play with my food (not counting that one time I got a piece of ham stuck up my nose).  I have always preferred to eat my food rather than play with it but I suppose I prefer to satisfy my hunger than my creative desires.  I also hate letting my food get cold.

Well, luckily there are people out there that do enjoy playing with their food and making cool creations with them because then it gives us all something to enjoy!

Sadly, I have no idea who created this delicious looking Nintendo bento box featuring Yoshi, a Yoshi Egg, Kirby, Pikachu and more thanks to the fact that nobody cares about giving creators the credit for their work on Facebook.

Seriously, START GIVING PEOPLE CREDIT FOR THEIR WORK!!!!  I hate not being able to credit people for their work just because the idiot I found out about it from didn’t bother to share that information.  If you are one of those people, STOP IT!

Anyway, whoever made this awesome looking Nintendo bento box did a fantastic job and I would almost be afraid to eat it because I wouldn’t want it to go away.  For those who want to see more yummy Nintendo bento box action, check out this really cute Mario bento box or this other Mario bento box featuring Bullet Bill that you can make yourself!

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Nintendo Food Box

Nintendo Bento Box

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I have always been envious of those with artistic skill because when it comes to things like drawing or painting, I suck.  Just how bad do I suck?  I can’t even make a good looking stick figure.  I’m not saying I would like to be the next Bob Ross or anything, but it would be nice if I at least had enough artistic skill or talent to be able to paint my house to look similar to this awesome Mario Bros utility building in the picture below.

Sadly, I have no idea where this awesome Super Mario Bros utility building is, who it belongs to or who painted it but it is still one of the coolest buildings I have ever seen.  I’ve seen some great geeky graffiti painting on buildings before, but I think this is the first time I have ever seen an entire building get painted like this.

Whoever did this has some real talent!  I wonder if they would be available to paint my house because I would love to have a Super Mario Bros house.

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Super Mario Painted Utility Building

Super Mario Bros Utility Building

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One of the bad parts about having a small house is that I don’t have a dining room. I used to have a dining room table set up in a corner of my living room but there just wasn’t enough room for it so now it is sitting in my basement in pieces.  I can’t say I feel like I have been missing out on anything not having one as I usually prefer to eat in my bedroom so I can work on my computer or watch stuff on my nice tv while I eat.  However, after seeing this, now I kind of wish I had the money to add a dining room on to my house.

I’m not sure who this incredible Lord of the Rings inspired One Ring dining room belongs to (I hate when people post things like this on Facebook but don’t bother giving the people credit for it) but they have the coolest dining room ever!  I can’t even imagine how much time it took to make all of this from the incredible chairs to the One Ring light that hangs above the table.

If anybody knows who the owner of this Lord of the Rings dining room set is, please let us know in the comments below so we can give them the credit they deserve!

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Lord of the Rings Dining Room

Lord of the Rings One Ring Dining Room

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Is it just me or does the holiday season also seem like engagement season?  Judging by my Facebook feed, it seems like over the last month or so, many people are taking their relationships to the next level and getting engaged.  Within the last month or so, I would say probably close to 2% of my Facebook friends have got engaged which is crazy!

Well, speaking of getting engaged, it looks like one Legend of Zelda fan went a bit above and beyond with their engagement ring box.

Reddit user Blakplague bought this amazing Legend of Zelda treasure chest engagement ring box from Etsy seller Turbo Toaster Studios.  There is no update to say whether the special person they proposed to said yes, but I think it would be rather hard to say no to something that cool!

This Legend of Zelda treasure chest ring box doesn’t play Zelda music like the last Legend of Zelda treasure chest engagement ring box I posted but with the Hylian Crest, Zelda heart and the “It’s dangerous to go alone, Marry me?” message, it has a great charm all its own.

If I ever find that special someone that I want to get married to, I hope they are also big Legend of Zelda fans so I can do something just like this!  I suppose that is putting the cart in front of the horse though as finding that special someone seems pretty much impossible and I feel more like I am destined to be alone with every passing day.

Congrats to this couple though!

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Legend of Zelda Engagement Ring Box

Legend of Zelda Treasure Chest Engagement Ring Box

Legend of Zelda Treasure Chest Engagement Ring Box Open

Legend of Zelda Engagement Ring Box – Open

[Source:  Reddit]

Unlike a couple of years ago when I practically lived on Twitter, now I only check it a few times a day.  I guess after 90,000 tweets, I sort of got burned out, especially when many of those I used to have great conversations with on the service aren’t on there much if at all anymore.  However, when I do check it, once in a while I still come across some incredible gems like this video below.

One of my local news reporters and twitter followers @joannawise tweeted this video recently created by Chiron Bramberger and whether or not you are a fan of Miley Cyrus (personally, I am not a fan but I’m more of a metalhead anyway), if you are a geek and especially if you have a love for computer hardware, you are going to love this incredible spoof/cover of her “Wrecking Ball” music video.  I suspect this is probably going to be the only time you will ever see computer chip robots swinging on hard drive platters and crashing through walls of RAM sticks to some 8-bit music.  As a computer hardware enthusiast, this made me just plain giddy.

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[via @joannawise]