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From Something Awful To Kickstarter: The Tall Tale Of Dropsy The Clown

Today, I'd like to tell you a story about a clown. A horribly overweight, ugly clown who stores things in his pants and paints his face on everything. His name is Dropsy, and he got his start on the Something Awful forums some time ago. He's come a long way since - he's now the star of a video game.

Meet Massbricks: My First Construction Toy

They’re huge, colorful, strong, your kids can’t choke on them, and they won’t hurt if you step on them a fraction as much as their smaller and more popular cousin, making Massbricks a great introduction to the wild world of construction toys!

Meet The Laserist: He Makes Cool Toys With Lasers!

Check out the laser-cut art, puzzles, toys and other goodies made by the Laserist: An inventor, industrial designer and someone who’s all-around handy with a powerful laser beam!

Nvidia's Got A Shield 2 In The Works With A Next-Gen Heart

At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Nvidia unveiled the Shield- a handheld, high-performance games console. Now, according to CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, there's a sequel in the works: the Nvidia Shield 2, which will feature next-gen Tegra technology.

Startup Anki Wants To Make Video Games Real Using Robots

Virtual reality just got a whole lot more realistic. Consumer robotics startup Anki is hoping to take gaming to a whole new level, through the use of...well, robots. The firm's already created one such experience; a racing game that uses model cars.

Original, Innovative & Fun: The Top 5 Specialty Toys

Here’s the latest list of the most unique “Toy of the Year” industry-leading specialty toys that were originally available through select retailers from the past five years. These one-of-a-kind toys offer new entertainment experiences, and they’re all together in one handy guide:

How The Nitrous Engine Will Change The Face Of Strategy Video Games

Studio Oxide Games today announced a new cross-platform, 64-bit 3D games engine known as Nitrous. Designed to work on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC; Oxide hopes Nitrous will become the definitive 3D strategy engine for next-gen strategy games. Based on what we've seen so far...that might just happen.

Your Important Files Are In Good, Cute Hands With Deego Toys!

Deego Toys’ roly-poly collection of characters are the perfect balance of external file storage and hip urban vinyl toys. This combo of art and technology certainly makes for a much cuter workstation!

Why The Playstation 4 Costs Almost Two Thousand Dollars In Brazil

Word's been floating around the blogosphere lately that in Brazil, you're probably not going to be buying yourself a PS4 unless you're fabulously wealthy. For some odd reason, although Sony's console only costs about $400 here, it's retailing for almost two grand there. Wait, what?

Ten Awesome Games To Liven Up Any Halloween Party

Nothing beats a good Halloween party. Any excuse to drink and be merry is a good one, particularly if one has the opportunity to show off your costume. 'Course, the best parties always have a little something to do: here's a few deliciously eerie games to keep everyone occupied at your own party.