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Article This Is What's Been Going On in the Miiverse

By Staff / April 15, 2014

It's time for us all to accept the facts about Sonic, a fictional videogame character

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via Yaraalsaleem 

 

DOES THIS LOOK LIKE THE FACE OF MERCY??

Terrible Miiverse Posts

via KamikazeKane719

Filed Under   wtf   wii u   miiverse

Article The Guide to Sherlock: Getting You Up To Speed For the New Season!

By Andrew Bridgman / January 14, 2014

Filed Under   TV   guides   sherlock

Article 3 Surefire Tips To Having a Successful Videogame Kickstarter

By Andrew Bridgman / July 31, 2013

Cannot stress this enough: being developer Tim Schafer is the most important thing you can do to ensure the success of your videogame Kickstarter. Being Tim Schafer gives your project the air of quality that simply isn't there for projects run by non-Tim Schafers.

People who have been Tim Schafer have a 100% success rate (see: Double Fine Adventure, Massive Chalice), and have had all their projects funded well beyond the initial goal. Those who pledged seemed to have an implicit trust in projects run by people with the name, physical body, and history of Tim Schafer.

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Article Pwn Up: Bloody Christmas

By Andrew Bridgman / July 22, 2013

Ever had a moment so nerdy that you needed to tell the Internet about it? Send your submissions to dorklypwnup at gmail.

Pwn Up: Bloody Christmas
I ate almost nothing but ramen for two weeks straight so I would have enough money to afford to go on a spending spree in the most recent Steam Summer Sale. I'm hungry and not feeling well, but it's all worth it for my newly expanded Steam library.-Devon

I started a new Fallout 3 game not too long ago, planning to take a more evil route. My first order of business was to blow up Megaton. At first I got a little apprehensive, thinking I could blow it up and then revert to a previous save. But when it came time to do it, I couldn't bring myself to hurting the good people of Megaton, not even if I could immediately undo it.

I thought this proved what a good person I was. Then I remembered I had no problem at all killing Butch and his mom back in the vault.-Anonymous

I was in the 3rd grade when Pokemon Red/Blue came out. After months and months of harassing my parents, I was finally successful in explaining that Pokemon Blue was probably the only thing in the world I care about when it came down to Christmas presents. My parents would always leave out a few presents unwrapped around the tree for my two sisters and I to entertain ourselves while they slept.

At about 4am, after knowing that this would be the time I would finally get the game. I snuck into to the living room and there it was: a Game Boy Color and Pokemon Blue. As my tiny 3rd grade hands attempt to open everything, I realized I needed scissors. This resulted in me slicing my thumb right open. I covered it with paper towel, picked Squirtle and got on with my adventures. My mom woke up a few hours later, horrified to find my hand and clothes spattered with blood as I stared intently at the tiny screen.-Brad

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Article Pwn Up: PARTY HARDLY

By Jake Young / January 6, 2014

Last week on Pwn Up we asked for your geeky stories about parties gone wrong. Boy howdy did you folks bring your "A" game to this one. If you have a moment so nerdy that you need to tell the Internet about it, we want you to send your submissions to dorklypwnup at gmail

 

Pwn Up: PARTY HARDLY

 

I was at this kick-ass surprise birthday party for a friend in highschool. The Birthday Boy came home only to discover that his house had become a giant game of hide-and-seek and he had to find all his buddies, including his long-distance girlfriend who had planned the whole thing. The house was huge and all 15-20 of us were completely concealed. I was hiding in his closet. It was not a bad spot, a little more safe than a parent's bedroom or something. Well the game dragged on, and after Birthday Boy found his girlfriend they snuck upstairs to his bedroom and started getting frisky with each other...

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Filed Under   party   pwn my life   costume   pokemon   pwn up   pacific rim

Article Pwn Up: Romance of the Three Geekdoms

By Jake Young / February 10, 2014

This week on Pwn Up, we asked to hear about the nerdy, geeky, and otherwise socially-awkward romances you've had or are currently in. If you have a moment so nerdy that you need to tell the Internet about it, we want you to send your submissions to dorklypwnup at gmail 

 

 
Pwn Up: Romance of the Three Geekdoms
 
When my boyfriend and I first met, he introduced me to League of Legends, one of his favorite games.  I sucked hard (of course) but he stuck with me until we were taking on ranked games together.  Every day we would come home from work and play a game (or 7) until we went to bed.  We called this "spending time together" (SPOILER ALERT: it wasn't) and he would give me advice on how to improve my game.  One day, it happened - I mastered a position that he didn't play often, so when he played it I would give HIM advice... and the fights started.  My boyfriend finally uninstalled the game because he feared for our relationship.  And that's how I unintentionally made my boyfriend quit a game he had played for years and spent hundreds of dollars on.  True love right there!
 
-S.

Filed Under   pwn my life   love   pwn up

Article Limbo Mashups That Make Eternal Purgatory Seem AWESOME

By Chloe Cole / March 14, 2014

Limbo Mashups

via Boredom-xD

Filed Under   limbo   mashups   fanart   internerd

Article Pwn Up: MMO Money, MMO Problems

By Andrew Bridgman / February 17, 2014

This week on Pwn Up, we asked to hear about the the travails you went through in the messy world of online gaming. If you have a moment so nerdy that you need to tell the Internet about it, we want you to send your submissions to dorklypwnup at gmail  

 

  Pwn Up: MMO Money, MMO Problems

This is a story I assume you'll get more than one of. Day-God Damn-Z. I won't tell every story just the most entertaining one. I spawned near Three Valleys and started trekking north to Berizino. The usual shtick. I met up with a friend of mine in-game and we looted building and killed zombies. We were held up by 3 bandits with guns, all our equipment taken and force fed rotten fruit. We were then told that we had to fight to the death for charcoal tablets. I hesitated for a second but he hesitated for 2. The 3 bandits gave me back my axe and sent me on my way - but I have to LIVE with that shit now. DayZ - the only game that can really make you question your conscience.
 
-Padraig

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Article 5 Mobile Games That AREN'T Completely Evil

By Jake Young / February 13, 2014

5 Mobile Games That ARENT Unrelentingly Evil

 

#1 Punch Quest 

by RocketCat Games

5 Mobile Games That ARENT Unrelentingly Evil

  • Brilliant Hybrid of Beat 'Em Up and Endless Runner Gameplay
  • Easy to Pick Up and Start Playing on the Go
  • Has Not Tried to Copywrite the Words "Punch" or "Quest" Because That Would Be Abhorrent.

 

 

#2 Tiny Wings

by Andreas Illinger

5 Mobile Games That ARENT Unrelentingly Evil 

  • Cute Bird Mascot
  • Relaxing Soundtrack
  • Not a Single Asset Stolen From the Most Popular Game Series of All Time
  • Was Not Programmed By an Emotionally Traumatized Vietnamese Man Who Still Has No Idea Whether His Success is Sincere or Merely a Cruel Elaborate Joke

 

Filed Under   tiny wings   ios   evil   android

Article Pwn Up: An Educational Pwn Up

By Andrew Bridgman / September 23, 2013
Every now and then, we get a such big and thorough entry submitted to us, that we have absolutely no choice but to run it as its own very special edition of Pwn Up. This is one of those times.
 
Pwn Up: An Educational Pwn Up
 
I'm a 29 year old whose currently working on his Masters degree in Education. One of my classes happens to be called "Assessment in Education." Basically every other week we have to make up an assessment based on the different styles of teaching and learning (yes, there's 3. There's Cognitive, Psychomotor and Affective). Anyway last week I had to do an assignment where you have to come up with a scoring rubric for a psychomotor activity within your content, but if you couldn't think of anything you could do a rubric on something within your interest. In case your wondering, a psychomotor activity is an activity where the students have to physically perform an act. This could be baking a cake, putting a small engine together or basically anything where they have to perform steps to complete the task. My problem is my content is social studies and most class format involves lectures and discussion. There's not too many activities where you have the students perform steps to complete tasks. Luckily, as I stated the professor said we could do something within our interest, and being a huge dork, I play a lot of video games on my free time. So with that, I came up with a scoring rubric on hooking up the original 8-bit NES to a television. The rubric had steps such as hooking up the RF adapter to the NES/TV, setting the NES to either channel 3 or 4 and finally putting the game in the system and having it up in running. I wasn't sure she'd accept it, but when I got the paper back I received a 100 on the assignment. Now that's thinking outside the box.

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