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Gamers Go Giggity For Creepy Claw Catcher

Claw vending machines, candy cranes, UFO catchers - like all coin op arcade games, you pay your money and you take your chances. When it comes to wacky arcade games offering surprising prizes like these ones, however, some may keep paying until they go bust.

Nintendo Isn't Kidding With The 'Baby And Me For Wii' Doll Controller

"Baby and Me for Wii", set for release this December in Australia, is the latest and perhaps the strangest application yet for Nintendo's popular Wii game console. "Bring your baby to life with your Wii remote"... and with that, let the creepiness begin!

Sony Playstation PS3 Coffee Table Is A Winning Design

French designer Stephane Perruchon was very impressed by his new Sony Playstation PS3 and, especially, its ergonomic controllers. Following what must have been a a caffeine-fueled all-nighter, he decided to create this eye-catching PS3 coffee table.

Thrustmaster T-Freestyle NW Brings Wii Skateboarding Action for Less

Save a little money this Christmas and get all the skating/snowboarding action from the Thrustmaster T-Freestyle NW.

Nintendo DSi LL Supersizes Your Screen, Picks Your Pocket

Nintendo just can't enough of a good thing and either can buyers of its popular DS-series portable gaming consoles. The answer, in the form of the big-screen DSi LL, arrives in Japan this November 21 but Americans will have to wait until 2010.

How "Mickey Mouse" Is Re-Branding?

While branding oneself takes time and effort to spin out a new product, re-branding can take several washes to redefine that same brand. Take for example the work United Airlines had to accomplish after breaking someone's guitar. Let alone the number of Twitter apologies issued forth by Chris Brown and Kanye West. But when others do it in reverse and run their good-guy image through a darkside wash cycle, the task might be a little easier. Such is the case with the re-engineering of one Mickey Mouse.

Look Out! Wearable Eyeball Robot Ads New Level of Gaming for iPhone

"Hey, Bill?  What's that on your arm?"

"What?"

"That.  The eyeball."

"Oh, that!  It's my new robot interface."

Mini Pig Keychain LED Light v2.0 Lets the Swine Shine

The Mini Pig Keychain Light v2.0 is a welcome update on the cute Pig LED Keychain Light featured here a couple years back. Oink if you want one!

Air Board Is Your Personal Hovercraft

Combining a lawn mower and hovercraft, the Air Board is the next great personal mobility device for the rich and tasteless.

Geeky Gamer Fashion: Funky And Fun Tetris Dress

Tetris has inspired many fashion items, and it's still up for debate whether it's reserved for the geeky gamer or the whimsical fashion lover. If you've yet to choose sides, this one of a kind dress design just might sway you.