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Uwe Boll Wants To Make Postal 2; Launches Kickstarter

I've got some bad news for everyone. Uwe Boll is making another movie. The German filmmaker - known for his almost universally terrible film adaptations of video games - has just launched a Kickstarter for Postal 2; a sequel to one of the most controversial movies he's ever made. 

Was The Backlash Against The Xbox One Fair?

Ever since its less-than-stellar showing at E3, Microsoft's Xbox One has been a rather popular whipping boy for the games industry. The backlash suffered by Microsoft was downright legendary, and it's something they're not going to live down for a very, very long time.

Question is, was it justified? 

Girls, Get Your Geek On With Black Milk's Mass Effect Line

There's a glaring problem with most of the geeky clothing on the market . It's something I've only recently noticed, as I'm a male and tend to be dense regarding matters such as this. The selection of geek apparel geared towards women is pretty awful. Black Milk has long sought to remedy that - and their recently-released Mass Effect line is yet one more step in the right direction.

What Lucky Frame's Gentlemen! Can Teach Us About Piracy And Game Development

Today, I'm going to explore something a lot of pirates don't seem aware of - the marked impact piracy can actually have on developers, particularly if they're independent. Sit back, ladies and gents, and let me tell you the long, sad tale of Gentlemen!

There'll also be some stuff in there for all you developers, as well. Sit tight. 

A Place To Hide, Seek, Scratch, & Play: Trixie Cat Combos

Cats love to play where they can hide; those places replicate their native environments and give cats similar experiences. Cat combos give cats opportunity to climb, scratch, and rest and play.  Some are 'condos' and emphasize scratching, and climbing. Other combos focus more on hiding and play. Here are a few adorable combos from Trixie Pet Products that provide so much stimulation, you'll wish you were a cat.

Roblox CEO David Baszucki Discusses His Organization's Success And Future

Since 2012, ROBLOX - the world's largest creative online community - has experienced positively explosive growth. In the past six months alone, it's generated over 13.4 billion page-views and engaged users for 339 million hours. It shows no signs of stopping.

On Friday, I took the chance to have a brief sitdown with the organization's CEO, David Baszucki. Here's what he had to say. 

Float & Sting Like A Butterfly With WhoppAir

Here’s a fun toy for kids (and kids-at-heart!) to enjoy after Dad forces everyone to sit through another Rocky marathon:

Squigz Is A Building Toy That Really Sucks (In A Good Way)

Squigz by Fat Brain is a whole different building toy experience! Like other building toys, Squigz are brightly colored and are made to stick together. That’s basically where the similarities end.

Why Razer Synapse 2.0 Still Isn't Worth The Effort

I make no secret of the fact that I'm a huge fan of Razer and all its products. They make some of the best gaming peripherals currently on the market, and I absolutely love my mouse and keyboard. Even so, there's one nagging little elephant in the room I don't much care for: it's called Razer Synapse.

KIXEYE Australia Launches VEGA Conflict, a new browser-based MMORTS

Earlier this month, KIXEYE launched Vega Conflict, a new, open-world (or rather, open-galaxy) browser-based sci-fi RTS. I had the opportunity to sit down with some of the fine folks from KIXEYE's Australia studio for an interview about the studio, the game, and the future.