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Game Of 'Social Media' Thrones Positions HootSuite As Benevolent Leader?

Attaching oneself to the popularity of a current cultural phenomenon is a tried and true promotional tactic used as far back by ad execs, the likes of Don Draper and the Mad Men. So, it didn't come as any surprise when someone in the social media space would seize the opportunity to tag on to one of the most popular TV dramas of the day: Game of Thrones.

A Shot of Life: Bubble Wrap Injection Art!

Popping bubble wrap is like a compulsive childhood addiction that never goes away, at least for some of us. You'll have to fight that temptation when you see Bradley Hart's artwork, which is made with thousands of paint-injected bubbles to create photorealistic mosaics. For all of you bubble wrap junkies, Hands Off!

For Your Big Blow-Out You May Need A Big Blow-Up

Having a large amount of furniture around for that occasional big bash is not all that feasible. It takes up a lot of room and requires a lot of moving back and forth. And if you want to change venues and have your party or reception at the beach or in a park it can become almost unmanageable -- that is unless you have an AirLounge XL inflatable lounger by Bench 7.

The Xbox One And Indie Developers: Microsoft's Mistake

Last week, it was announced by Microsoft that the Xbox One will not allow independent developers to self-publish their own titles. Instead, any developer who wishes to publish a game on the Xbox One's marketplace will require a publishing deal. That's not their only mistake, either. Foot; meet buckshot.

Yesteryear's Drive-In Theater Hosts Prestige's Biannual MINI Movie Night

Drive-in theaters have been attracting motorists ever since Camden, New Jersey resident Richard M. Hollingshead, Jr. first applied for a patent for his invention back in 1932. At the height of the outdoor theaters' popularity, the Warwick Drive-In Theater in Orange County, New York began operations in 1950 and is one of the few in the country to continue that tradition some 60 years later.

More Than Skin Deep - Spectacular and Wild Body Art!

Does Art Reflect Life? Or does Life reflect Art? The unbelievable body art of Craig Tracy will not bring that timeless paradox anywhere close to closure, because his mixture of the human form and artistic expression is nothing short of (r)Evolutionary.

Can the Xbox One Stand Up To The PS4?

As many of you are no doubt already aware, the Xbox One was announced today. The press event was...interesting, to say the least. Since watching it, I can't help but wonder: has Microsoft already lost the next-gen game?

Genius In A Bottle: Amazing Wine Cork Mosaics

Lord Byron once said, "Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, sermons and soda water the day after". Conrad Engelhardt, a London-based artist, has certainly taken that advice to heart with his stunning wine-inspired mosaics made entirely out of corks. Wine and women indeed....

The Real Story Behind the Failed Sale Of The Sega Pluto

Some time ago, a fellow on Destructoid who goes by the handle "kidvid666" made a very exciting revelation. Apparently, he owns one of the only two Sega Pluto units in existence. He decided to see what he could sell it for, and opted to put it up for auction. Unfortunately, things didn't exactly go as planned. 

Nicholas Cage To Act... As Chinese Automaker's Brand Ambassador

American actor, producer and director Nicholas Cage can add another line to his resume: brand ambassador. Following in the footsteps of Brad Pitt, the face of Cadillac vehicles in China, the oft-controversial and occasionally IRS-investigated Cage has signed up to flog re-badged Saabs for China's Beijing Automotive Industry Corp.

Dreams On The Wind: The Incredible Sand Art of Kseniya Simonova

Some artists use paint, while others choose charcoal. Some paintings take years, and others take hours. Some hang on gallery walls, while others simply lie forgotten on easels. Kseniya Simonova's art is different... it's made entirely of sand, she can create some of them in mere minutes, and when they are finished, she simply blows them away to start something new. 

The Business Of Butting: Disabled Escorts For Short Amusement Park Lines

"The Happiest Place on Earth" is what the Disney franchise has been called for multiple decades. Unfortunately, the long wait times can drasticaly reduce the enjoyment that visitors take from the day. Those waiting for hours can often be heard making statements like "are we there yet?", "why isn't this line moving?", "I'm hungry or have to pee" and "my feet hurt." Some travel agencies are getting fancy and are taking measures to skirt the system so that their clients do not have to wait in such long lineups.

There's A Rash Of 'Jash' On YouTube's First-Ever 'Comedy Week' [Videos]

To understand Jash, you need to know what the YouTube Channel Initiative is all about. Funded by Google with the specific goal of bringing innovative content to YouTube, it's a 100 million dollar program that kickstarted Google TV's entree into original programming.

The Exciting New Frontier of Brainwave Control

Brain wave control is hardly a new concept. It's something scientists, designers, and inventors have been fiddling around with for years. Now, however, there might be a new source of innovation and advancement in the field: gaming.

Up In Smoke: The Revolution of High Art

4/20, International Pot Smoking Day, has come and gone, but Chronic artist Cliff Maynard never stops celebrating the holidaze. His mind-blowing portraits made of the burnt-out roaches from thousands of joints prove that drugs don't just inspire art, sometimes they actually make it. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Gaming With Spreadsheets: A Closer Look at Arena.Xlsm

Game development's big business these days, but what a lot of developers - and gamers- seem to have forgotten is that you don't need top-tier development tools to create a great game. Sometimes, all you need is an idea and a bit of knowledge: that's all it took for Cary Walkin, who created a whole RPG using nothing but Microsoft Excel.

Valve Is Considering Eye-Tracking and Sweat For Gaming

In the games industry, Valve is widely known as an innovator - and one of the most beloved organizations to boot. One of their biggest focus of late is bio-feedback: control of digital devices through one's own body. To that end, they're toying with some pretty absurd concepts...including using sweat. 

Roll 20 is Bringing the Spirit of D&D to the Silicon Screen

Although this isn't necessarily my regular fare (if indeed I can be said to have anything of the sort), I'd argue that it's close enough to video games that it qualifies for this blog. After all, a great many video games could very well be said to owe their roots to table-top roleplaying; D&D is considered the grandfather of all RPGs by many. But we're getting a touch off track, dear readers. Today, I'd like to discuss an innovative new tool known as Roll 20. 

Is The OUYA Worth Buying?

The OUYA looked incredibly promising when it first debuted on Kickstarter. Since then, a series of unfortunate revelations have made it look less and less impressive. At this point, one can't help but question if it's even worth the purchase.

Feeling Hungry? Try These Video-Game Themed Bento Boxes

For the uninitiated, Bento is a type of lunch-time meal which consists of rice, meat, and vegetables, the whole array arranged together in a box. It's a fairly traditional dish, often prepared for school and work lunches; it's also available at most restaurants which serve Japanese food. Those mass-produced meals rather pale in comparison to the stuff I'd like to share with you folks today - calling the ordinary stuff downright inadequate wouldn't be much of a stretch.