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New Video Game Releases: Week 12, 2011

Take on a wide variety of your favorite characters from the Final Fantasy franchise in its newest title, Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy. Shoot down some alien enemies in Crysis 2 or play as a tamer hero in PlayStation Move Heroes. If you have a passion for cars rather than guns then get ready for some wild racing with TrackMania Turbo: Build to Race. Take your sims to an all-new (or rather, old) level in The Sims Medieval and replay your favorite Star Wars scenes with a twist in LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars.

Take Pictures on the Sly with the Polaroid GL20 Camera Glasses

Go gaga (forgive me, I couldn't resist) over Polaroid's GL20 Camera Glasses, which lets you take pictures and view them right on the stylish glasses so you can check out your shots before you decide to print them out. That's right: Polariod has built a camera into a pair of glasses so you can take photos on the sly without skimping out on photo quality or in style.


Doubled Barreled Marshmallow Crossbow Makes For Sweet In-Home Combat

Kids love to shoot stuff, and often shoot it at each other. In an effort to keep things safe and home-friendly but with a distinct touch of cool, the Double Barreled Marshmallow Crossbow is one way parents can let kids have it out and still limit cleanups and trips to the hospital.

Everyday: An iPod App For The Vain and The Beautiful

We've all seen the videos on Youtube compiling hundreds of still photos of a smiling man throughout the year or a woman going through her different stages of pregnancy to produce a single, coherent piece which shows the normally slow day-to-day transformation of nine months in two minutes. Now you can make your very own compilation with the Everyday app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, developed by Little Pixels.

Run Your Own Theme Park in the Youda Safari Video Game

The Youda video game series has tried putting you in charge of a marina and a sushi restaurant and has made you try all sorts of activities and jobs such as camping and farming. This installment of the franchise brings you to six different countries all over the world as you bring some much needed life and energy back into the safari parks which will be turned into hunting grounds if you don't intervene and act fast.

Is Rolltop 2.0 The Laptop Of The Future? Seems Like A Circular Argument

A computer you can carry under your arm like a stylish rolled-up yoga mat? Why not, says the Rolltop design company, currently in the process of obtaining partners, investors and manufacturers for its new computing innovation.

Find Out How Big Your Brain Is With the Biggest Brain iPod Game

We've all seen an influx of "brain testing" and "brain training" apps and games for the iPhone or the iPod Touch but Who Has The Biggest Brain? offers a unique and funny take on gauging your smarts by telling you how big your brain is after a series of tests. Do you have the brain of a Neanderthal or do you have what it takes to boast of a Calcubot brain?

A 3D, 360 Degree Display In A Store Near You? Chances Look Foggy

Sciency types at Japan's Osaka University have created a prototype 360 degree 3D display that uses projectors and a cylinder of fog to engineer images that appear to reside in the 3rd dimension no matter how you look at them.

How Prepared Are You For an Earthquake? Find Out by Playing Beat The Quake

Japan should then serve as an example for the rest of the world when it comes to preparedness and disaster relief when it comes to natural catastrophes. There is a wealth of information available readily on the net on what you can do to prepare yourself if an earthquake or some other natural disaster were to happen. You can either read about them–or learn what to do by playing a game like Beat the Quake.

Actionsampler Camera Makes Sure You Never, Never, Never, Never Miss A Shot

Four nevers? We hear you even across the Interwebs - "they must be mad or simply unskilled". Not so! With the Lomo Actionsampler, four photos are your reward with just the press of a button.

Prepare for An Earthquake or Tsunami in the Stop Disasters! Game

The number one course of action that everyone should take when it comes to disaster management is to educate themselves accordingly and know as much as possible about what to do before and when these disasters strike. A good way to do this is through the Stop Disasters! game developed jointly by the United Nations (UN) and by the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR).

On This Day In Video Game History: March 18

Let's go back to this day in 1982 when a ruling would mark how the copyright law would apply to the design and actual gameplay of video games when the judge reversed a ruling on the Magnavox vs. Atari case.

Illinois Government Cash Grab Proves Taxing For Online Retailers

No one likes the tax man, but in Illinois, the state the government is looking to give him a far larger online effect by requiring any businesses with a "physical presence" in the state to collect and remit sales tax.

Tanning Booth App Gives A Virtual Sunkissed Look

Where can you get a beautiful sunless tan for just 99 cents?  In the virtual world of course!  There is a new Tanning Booth app available for all mobile devices.  It gives your image a toasty tanned glow.

Vintage Video Game Fridays: Donkey Kong Classic

Remember the days when Mario used to be known as Jumpman and he had to jump through hurdles of barrels and flames in order to rescue his princess from the big bad ape named Donkey Kong? Well, we certainly do! And what better way to remember than have another go at this classic video game?

Happy Flash Mob, Saint Patrick! (VIDEO)

Brought to YouTube by Discover Ireland, the Sneaky Steppers dance crew, Sydney Irish Dance Studios and the cast from the Australian "Riverdance" troupe, this flash mob celebrated this year's St. Paddy's Day in grand style. Filmed in Sydney's Central Station, unsuspecting commuters started their day with this holiday greeting...

Gaming With the Nerf N908R Speaker Wheel for the iPhone and iPod Touch

The Nerf N908R Speaker Wheel is the perfect gaming and multimedia companion for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Prop up your device to watch movies, steer the wheel for some serious gaming action, or just pop in your iPhone or iPod to listen to your favorite tunes out loud–this wheel can do it all.

Aiptek PocketCinema T25: The Projector That You Can Take Anywhere

Now here's a projector that you can literally take anywhere with you! It's small enough to fit inside your pocket but this isn't just some fancy novelty product for show because it actually does a pretty bang-up job.

Got a Green Thumb? Grow Plants and Zombies in the Zombie Farm iPod Game

We've all tried planting seedlings that eventually grew into zombie-killing plants, so why not switch things up and try planting zombies for a change? Build your farm of plants and grow an army of zombies that you can eventually mutate and combine with one another in the Zombie Farm video game for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Smart Jukebox Brings Touch To The Tunes

From San Francisco creative firm Frog Design comes the TouchTunes Virtuo, a new take on the old jukebox and one that is far more in line with how we want our music delivered.