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King Robota -- A Real Giant Robot?

Ranging anywhere from eight to sixteen feet in height, King Robota manufactures some amazing robots designed for corporate events and large entertainment venues.  But... how much of the robot is a robot?

Original Programming Coming To Xbox TV By Early 2014

Microsoft announced today that in the very near future, it intends to begin introducing original, Xbox Live-exclusive TV shows to its multimedia line-up. According to television executive Nancy Tellem, everything should be more or less ready to go within the first few months of the New Year.

Memrise CatAcademy App Teaches Spanish You Won't Forget

Would you remember the phrase "Quiero vomitar" if a cute cat said it?  After seeing this image, how could you forget it?

Who's on First? Competing Santa Trackers: NORAD vs Google

Perhaps not as funny as the classic 1938 comedy sketch "Who's on First?" popularized by Abbott and Costello, but it does bring a smile to one's face when anybody is able to give Google a run for their money. Such is the case when the Northern American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) backed by Microsoft and Bing take on the Granddaddy of search engines in a face-off that pits one Santa Tracker against another.

Ten Awesome Gaming Gifts You Can Get Your Kids This Christmas

Not sure what to get your kids this Christmas? Maybe I can help. See, gaming isn't a hobby just for teens and young adults. There are some pretty fantastic games out there for children, if you know where to look.  Here are a few suggestions to that effect to get you started.

Hello Kitty Champagne Makes New Year's Eve Cuter & Sweeter

Conceived by Dutch entrepreneur Paul Herman and created by champagne bottler M.Hostomme, Hello Kitty Cuvée Spéciale is an officially licensed, nose-ticklingly bubbly, demi-sec rosé Champagne consisting of 50% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay wines.

Five Meaningful Video Games You Should Play This Christmas

There's a whole host of incredibly deep, meaningful video games on the market, if one knows where to look. This Christmas, why not take the time to play a few of them? Who knows? You might just gain a deeper appreciation of friends, family, and gaming as a whole.

Enjoy A Game? Share It With Your Friends Using Steam Reviews

Valve this week once again set out to empower members of the Steam community. This time, it's launched an initiative known as Steam Reviews. Using the service, which is currently in beta, community members can write reviews which can then be rated and commented on.

8 Best Ideas For Slightly Twisted Thanksgiving Décor

People seem to take Thanksgiving decorating way too seriously! The lack of funny stuff for Thanksgiving is appalling. We need our readers to represent and send in your best wild, wacky, crazy and OMG funny Thanksgiving decoration photos! After scouring the internet, here's what we found as the 8 Best Ideas for Slightly Twisted Thanksgiving Decor:

Can Kmart's "Blue" Light Special Ads Turn Us On For The Holidays? [Videos]

With Kmart's revenue reports heading into the toilet, it appears its TV ads might have followed suit this holiday season. Down 4.6 percent in earnings this quarter, one of the nation's largest discount retailers is taking a radical departure from it's wholesome Mom's Apple Pie image to one that replicates the blue material you might catch on late night, a la Chelsea Lately!

Planning A Trip To Middle Earth? Don't Forget Your Travellers' Guide!

In celebration of the next installment of The Hobbit, a group known as HRS has created a quirky little infographic to take fans on a delightful romp through Middle Earth. Not my usual fare, but hey - it got a chuckle out of me. Maybe it'll brighten your Friday a bit, too.

Why I Don't Plan To Go "Next Gen" Any Time Soon

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know the launch of the PS4 is just a few days away, with the Xbox One following soon after. Virtually every publication is buzzing about them; people are already lining up to buy them. Me? I think I'm going to wait - and maybe you should, too.

Teach Your Kids About Programming With Play-i's Adorable Robots

I've always sort of regretted never learning programming as a kid. With how digitized today's sociey has become, it seems a downright indispensible skill. Parents: do your children a favor. Teach them. There's even a robot to make the job easier: it's called Play-i.

 

Blockbuster U.S. Rings Its Final Death Knell, Closing 300 Stores

Rental shops were hit pretty hard by the birth of digital distribution. With platforms like Steam and Netflix around, no one bothers to rent anymore - no one really needs to. That's bad news for Blockbuster - which today finally signed off for good; its parent company plans to leave physical retail.

Nintendo Takes Things Down a Notch With The $99 Wii Mini

Though the Nintendo Wii is still being sold in Canada and the United States, across the ocean in Europe it's been discontinued - replaced with the smaller, cheaper Wii Mini. Nintendo might intend on that same course, in the West. Yesterday, it announced plans to bring the Wii's little sister to the States.

KIXEYE Dives Into Mobile Gaming With Backyard Monsters Unleashed

Games studio KIXEYE - best known for developing web-based strategy games like VEGA Conflict and War Commander - today expanded its horizons, taking a deep dive into the mobile realm with Backyard Monsters Unleashed. I got the chance to sit down with KIXEYE's Bryan Lam and Caryl Shaw to discuss the title.

Gaming For Knowledge: SimCityEDU Teaches Kids All About City Planning

I've long held that video games are a powerful educational tool in the right hand, and now one more organization is proving that notion correct. In a collaboration with EA and Maxis, non-profit Glasslab recently finished developing an education and formative assessment mod known as SimCityEDU.

Modder Creates Warcraft IV Using World of Warcraft And Starcraft II

There's a pretty good chance we won't be seeing a new Warcraft game for quite some time - Blizzard's pretty much focused entirely on World of Warcraft as far as that franchise is concerned. With no new Warcraft RTS on the horizon, one modder has taken it upon himself to create one on his own.

How Has Gaming Changed The World? A New Documentary Aims To Find Out!

Video games have had a huge impact on Western society, of that there can be no doubt. But just how have they impacted our lives and changed our culture? Charlie Brooker - a satirist and games critic from the UK - is going to find out with a new documentary titled "How Video Games Changed the World."

From Something Awful To Kickstarter: The Tall Tale Of Dropsy The Clown

Today, I'd like to tell you a story about a clown. A horribly overweight, ugly clown who stores things in his pants and paints his face on everything. His name is Dropsy, and he got his start on the Something Awful forums some time ago. He's come a long way since - he's now the star of a video game.