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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.

South Korea's Looking To Officially Classify Gaming As An Addiction

Although South Korea boasts one of the most active video game communities in the world, it also has one of the most addicted. It's not unusual to hear of people gaming themselves straight to death - which is why the country is looking to declare games as an addiction.

10 Perfect Presents For 10 Types of Geeks

Dorks. Nerds. Geeks. If you read this site, there's a good chance you are one, or at least are friends with one. That may have been a bad thing in middle school, but in adulthood, we really start to see that thinking different is actually a great thing. Here's your chance to find some great gifts worthy of the dweebs on your list.


Introducing Automoblox: My First Custom Car Creations

Don’t be fooled- the finely crafted wooden cars made by Automoblox are much more complicated toy than you’d think. While it’s really cool to see little kids assemble their own sturdy and brilliantly designed car, the real fun starts when you mix two or more vehicles together!

LEGO Master Builder Academy Sets Turn Kids Into LEGO Construction Pros!

If you’ve got piles of LEGOs in the house, individual models on every Christmas list and multiple bins designated to store extra bricks, you’re living with a hardcore LEGO fanatic. The LEGO Master Builder Academy series takes that passion, and teaches fans to be the best builders they can be!

Indie Game of The Week: Path of Exile

Hey there, folks! Today, I'm gonna be testing out the concept for a new series. If this takes off, each week I'll pick out an indie game which has left me particularly impressed after playing - then I'll tell you why you should play. too. Today, the game's Path of Exile

Assassin's Creed IV Inspires An Artist To Craft Masterpieces

One of the best things about gaming is the fan creations it often tends to inspire. A digital artist from England who goes by the name of Ninjatic has created some downright awesome Assassin's-Creed-inspired artwork. Take a gander, and I'm sure you'll agree - it looks like it belongs in a gallery.

6 Popular Classic Christmas Gift Ideas That Are Still The Best


With the holiday season upon us, millions of people begin their seemingly never-ending search for the perfect gifts for their loved ones. Most people are out searching for the latest and greatest electronic gadget this holiday season, but some shoppers still seek that perfect retro gift from the "good ol' days". I want to take a look back in time at some of the most popular gifts of all time. These "old school" toys are all timeless classics for the holidays. read more »

Recreate The Battle Of Reach & Beyond With Halo Mega Bloks!

If there’s one thing that the toy isle needs, it’s more thoughtfully crafted playthings based on truly great videogames. Thankfully, Mega Bloks continues to give me and the countless fans of Microsoft’s Halo series exactly what we want with a huge lineup of brilliantly designed vehicles and characters!

Need This New Invention? GoldieBlox

When it comes to girls, there has been a major problem with the toy aisle for decades, and most of it was colored pink. Many girls have long felt that they have been force-fed the toy industry's pink girl stereotype. Debbie Sterling wanted to change this and created GoldieBlox, a toy set for girls that encourages them to explore the world of engineering on their own terms. While some of the components are pink, it is not the major color of the toy to pointedly market it for girls only.