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 HalloweenCostumes.com (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 HalloweenCostumes.com

4th Doctors Scarf by HalloweenCostumes.com

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]

It is very unfortunate that I don’t have an artistic bone in my body because I would love to be able to make cool works of art as a tribute to the things that I love.  Well, apparently there is at least one guy with a bit of artistic skill who likes to put it to good use by making cool paintings of things like the Star Trek Enterprise.

Reddit user stellarpath is the creator of this awesome work of Star Trek art.  He created this beautiful painting of the Enterprise and four planets with spray paints.  I didn’t even know you could get such detail with spray paint but the only spray paint I have ever had any experience with is the one in Microsoft’s paint and the last time I used that was probably on Windows 98.

If you create any geeky works of art, let me know in the comments below or through the contact page at the top and I might just feature your geeky work of art!

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USS Enterprise Painting

Star Trek Enterprise Spray Painting

[Source:  stellarpath]

The only time I ever did the whole sack lunch thing was in grade school and only on days when there wasn’t a hot lunch served.  Even then, I always had one of those nice insulated lunch boxes that would keep my food nice and cold until lunch time arrived.  However, I have to admit that I have never done the brown paper bag lunch sack thing.  However, if I had somebody in my family that had any geeky art skills, I would have begged for a lunch bag like the one below!

This amazing and very scary Weeping Angel lunch bag art was created by the infamous Lunch Bag Art dad that I have featured many times in the past including a less scary piece of Weeping Angel lunch bag art.  For those unfamiliar with him, he is a geeky dad with some artistic skills that makes amazing works of lunch bag art for his kids lunches.  He has some really lucky kids!

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Weeping Angel Lunch Sack Art

Weeping Angel Lunch Bag Art

[Source:  Lunch Bag Art]