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E.T Cartridges From The Legendary Atari Landfill Are Selling For Over $1,500 On eBay

Ever wanted to own a piece of gaming history? If you've $1500 to spare, you could do just that. Multiple copies of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial have been unearthed in Atari's legendary Alamogordo landfill...and now they're on eBay.

New Research Says That If You're Shy, You'll Make More Friends In Online Games

If you're the sort of person who's a little insecure - or simply someone with a tendency to keep to themselves in the real world - then you've probably got significantly more online. See, according to recent research, there's a positive link between shyness and friends online.

"Green Green Army" Animal Soldiers Are Ready To Fight World War Zoo

Remember those plastic green army men you played with as a child? Takara Tomy has reinvented these classic toys with a neat twist: the eight soldiers in the upcoming Green Green Army series are animals, ranging from bazooka-toting gorillas to giant tortoise radio operators.

Move Over Elf, There's A Maccabee On The Mantel This Holiday Season

Two Jewish parents, a company named Toy Vey!, and a lot of chutzpah bring you the Maccabee on the Mantel, a plush, smiling Maccabee soldier with an accompanying hard cover children’s book about Hanukkah. The idea was conceived by Abra Liberman-Garrett when she began to see her school-age children pine for the shiny and fun traditions of Christmas.

New Born Fame: Controversial Toy Biz Gets Babies Active On Social Media

These days it seems as though the minimum age requirement for using social media is getting progressively younger with each new development. While children and adolescents are on Facebook sharing the lunch packed by a doting parent, there's one age group that's noticeably absent in the creation of their own digital footprint - babies. However, a new niche company is destined to change that.

Statue Of Liberty Action Figures From Japan Express A Little TOO Much Freedom

Think the Statue Of Liberty's a little too stiff? Think she should loosen up a little... or a lot? Be careful what you wish for, a designer from Japan's Takara Tomy just might make your bronze-plated dreams come true.

Google Has Finally Added Video Games To Its Knowledge Graph

It's a change that many will probably feel is long overdue - as of this month, video games are now a part of Google's Knowledge Graph. This means that all the information you need to know about a particular title - from genre to developer to release date - is just one search away.

Want To Own Your Own Roller Coaster?

There is nothing like spending time in an amusement park -- the hot smell of the pavement, the popcorn, the cotton candy, and best of all, the old wooden roller coasters! I grew up with the Wild Cat and Mister Twister. Both are long gone now, sadly replaced by a newer park and newer rides. We can recapture all of the wonderful memories with this wonderful Classic Wooden Roller Coaster that will fit on a desktop or table.

Sony Unveils Share Play, A System That'll Let Two People Game Like They're In The Same Room

This week, Sony will finally release a feature teased back at E3 2013 - Share Play. It's a system that''ll let PlayStation 4 owners share their games online- you can 'hand' someone your controller, giving them control of your game; or remotely hook up a local multiplayer session. Awesome, right?

Apparently, Kids Eat Less After They Play Angry Birds

Video games aren't generally associated with healthy eating habits. As such, you might be surprised to learn that screen time actually reduces food intake - at least, according to Nick Bellissimo, a professor of nutrition at Ryerson University.