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Construction Quilt Sparks Creativity In Kids And Adults

Kids think forts are great.   Up until now the building blocks of most forts have been sofa cushions, blankets and cardboard boxes.  The Construction Quilt could offer a new element to the mix.  It could also be used by adults as a funky design piece in their home.

From The Republic: The Asus Rampage III Black Edition

"The Republic of Gamers consists only the best of the best. We offer the best hardware engineering, the fastest performance, the most innovating ideas, and we welcome the best gamers to join in.

In the Republic of Gamers, mercy rules are only for the weak, and bragging rights means everything. We believe in making statements and we excel in competitions. If your character matches our trait, then join the elite club, make your presence felt, in the Republic of Gamers.’"

That's Asus's slogan, and they're definitely staying true to it with their latest motherboard, the Asus Rampage III Black Edition. Gamers rejoice: This is one fine motherboard.

Are You A Moron? Prove That You Aren't in The Moron Test iPod App!

Are you a moron? Truth be told, I'm sure nobody would ever want to be stuck with that kind of label because it just ain't good. However, it can actually be fun-- not to be a moron but to prove that you aren't one by taking the Moron Test on your iPhone or iPod Touch, that is.


The Greatest Autobot Ever: Optimus Prime, Then And Now

There's really no way around it; if you were looking for cartoon leadership in the 1980s, you found it in one place - the die-cast chest of Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots. Thirty years later, Optimus has undergone a Michael Bay makeover but remains as cool as ever.

Send Peasants Soaring With the Catapult Madness iPod Game

What do you do when your kingdom is under siege by bloodthirsty trolls who want to take the princess away? Why, catapult peasants through the sky and send them hurtling off toward the trolls outside the palace, of course! Send peasant men and women and eventually the king soaring through the air in a kingdom's attempt to win the battle against the trolls in the Catapult Madness video game for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Mighty Beanz: No Good With Molasses But Great With Friends

A great many parents are looking for toys for their young'ins that not only limit the violence factor but increase the fun - and Mighty Beanz may just be the jiggling, nearly indestructible answer.

New Video Game Releases: Week 12, 2011

Take on a wide variety of your favorite characters from the Final Fantasy franchise in its newest title, Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy. Shoot down some alien enemies in Crysis 2 or play as a tamer hero in PlayStation Move Heroes. If you have a passion for cars rather than guns then get ready for some wild racing with TrackMania Turbo: Build to Race. Take your sims to an all-new (or rather, old) level in The Sims Medieval and replay your favorite Star Wars scenes with a twist in LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars.

Prayers From Cosplayers: Japan Fans Give Back By Giving Hope

Cosplay (short for "costume play") has spread from Japan to become an international subculture phenomenon. In the aftermath of the Great Tohoku Earthquake, anime & manga fans around the world are joining Prayers From Cosplayers and offering their support to the land and people who inspired them.

Doubled Barreled Marshmallow Crossbow Makes For Sweet In-Home Combat

Kids love to shoot stuff, and often shoot it at each other. In an effort to keep things safe and home-friendly but with a distinct touch of cool, the Double Barreled Marshmallow Crossbow is one way parents can let kids have it out and still limit cleanups and trips to the hospital.

Run Your Own Theme Park in the Youda Safari Video Game

The Youda video game series has tried putting you in charge of a marina and a sushi restaurant and has made you try all sorts of activities and jobs such as camping and farming. This installment of the franchise brings you to six different countries all over the world as you bring some much needed life and energy back into the safari parks which will be turned into hunting grounds if you don't intervene and act fast.