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12 Really Gross Disgusting Things You Can Buy On Amazon

Trying to find the perfect gift idea? Over the years Amazon has grown to become the go-to place for just about anything you're looking to buy online. Tube socks?  Turtlenecks?  Turtle food? Amazon has got you covered! Amazon is also home to a plethora of downright gag-worthy products. If you feel like taking a break from the pursuit of the perfect gift and getting grossed out sounds like fun, dig in to this selection of one dozen fresh-from-the-oven batch of nasty. Here's what you definitely don't want to be getting or giving as a gift this year:

Here Are Some Of The Best Video Game Deals Available On Black Friday

Black Friday is once more just around the corner; the beginning of the hectic holiday season is almost upon us. Now, as I'm sure most of you probably won't be too keen on shaking off your turkey comas to shop for the best video game deals, so I'll be gathering here every offer I can find.

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.

Hexbug’s Aquabots: My First Pet Fish

The series of brilliantly designed robotic creatures from the Hexbug team have conquered the land and won many awards, but now they’ve taken their machines to an untapped play area: The fish bowl. Let’s take a peek at the world’s first care-free pet fish:

The Ten Must-Have Video Games For 2014

Hey, folks! As I'm sure you're all aware, Christmas is just around the corner, bringing with it the gift-purchasing frenzy typical of the holiday season. Chances are good that at least a few of you are shopping for gifts to give the gamer in your life - and coming up short. Care for a few recommendations?

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.

Win $1,000 Via Xbox One Wireless Controller Design Contest!

The Xbox One, Microsoft’s latest videogame console, launched on November 22nd, and with brilliant titles like Killer Instinct, Zoo Tycoon and Loco Cycle, the system has been a hit worldwide. The Xbox team is hoping to reward someone’s creativity with a $1,000 cash prize for reimagining the appearance of the Xbox One’s controller.

Five Fantastic Video Game Christmas Gift Ideas

If you're doing Christmas shopping for a friend or loved one who happens to be a gamer, why not try looking at some of these awesome gift ideas? Chances are pretty high that anyone who plays video games will appreciate at least one of the items on this list.

Develop Your Own Shameless Video Game Ripoff With Vlambeer Clone Tycoon

Vlambeer is no stranger to being stolen from and ripped off. Anyone who remembers the Gamenauts controversy or Skyclone ripoff can attest to that. But while most developers might give up or take legal action, Vlambeer did something entirely different...they released a game: Vlambeer Clone Tycoon.

How A Lego Robotics Competition Produced A New Tornado Warning App

So, there's kind of a problem with current storm warning systems: they're awful and horrendously archaic.  A group of students aged 8 to 13 participating in a global Lego robotics competition noticed this. Together, they've devised an application designed to modernize storm warnings.