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Ready Player One Gets Its First Trailer

In more awesome trailer news, Ready Player One just released its first trailer. Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the book of the same name, Ready Player One is a about a future where a virtual reality world has become super massive and a crazy popular way to escape the awful day-to-day soul-sucking grind (I know, totally unrealistic).

The trailer looks pretty fun, and I can’t wait to see it for myself. And hey, Tracer from Overwatch is in it for a split-second, and that makes me unreasonably happy.

Ready Player One hits theaters on March 30.

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NES Controller Welcome Mat Lets Everyone Know You’re A Gamer

If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for that nerdy friend this Christmas, check out the NES Controller doormat. It’s just like any ordinary doormat, but this is no ordinary doormat, it’s NES themed to warn people let everyone know that your friend is an adult-child who probably spends too much on video games.

The mat itself comes in at 15″ x 36″ and comes with a non-slip backing. I wish my controllers had a non-slip backing so I couldn’t throw them at the wall everytime I die and then feel a weird sense of guilt like I caused it physical pain.

Other than that, it’s a pretty standard welcome mat, I don’t have a lot of people coming over, but I’m sure the pizza guy would enjoy seeing it. Available on Etsy for $30 plus shipping.

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Sprint Is Offering Customers Who Switch $100 In Pokémon Go Coins

For those looking to get a new cell service provider, and who happen to still have Pokémon Go, Sprint is now offering $100 (14,500 PokéCoins) in credit towards the game when your switch over to their service.

It’s a weird promotion for sure. First, I can’t imagine how many people still play Pokémon Go, and second, people shouldn’t make major contractual agreements based on an app about catching cartoon monsters. Like I said, it’s weird.

I haven’t played Pokémon Go since 2 hours after its release, but maybe this is a really good deal, personally I’m more of a My Little Pony: Magic Princess gamer myself. And maybe instead of offering $100 in PokéCoins, Sprint should try offering reliable service. Hey-oh!

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Get Up to $199.98 Off Today’s Items: HTC Vive VR System, Amazon Cloud Cam, and Jabra Speak

The ultimate VR system sale is hereeeee! This HTC ViveVirtual Reality System Golden Deal includes a deluxe audio strap, Fallout 4 VR, Google’s Tilt Brush, and a $100 Amazon Gift Card. It has everything you need to experience a fully immersive VR system. Enjoy 1500 games and FREE trial of Viveport Subscription, HTC’s global VR app store.

Save almost $200 and get everything for only $599.

Next, there’s this Jabra Speak Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for softphones and mobile phones. It’s perfect if you prefer to hold a conference call on the go. The 360-degree omnidirectional microphone can pick up sounds at any angle. This is perfect for your growing team of nomadic members. Instead of $150, you can get it for only $65 today.

Lastly, the Best Seller in Surveillance cameras, the Amazon Cloud Cam, is having a 25% price slash today. An indoor security camera that’s equipped with night vision, it thoroughly keeps your home safe even at night. It works with Alexa and you can make the feed go live on your Amazon Fire TV, Echo Show, Amazon tablet or Echo Spot. Get one for only $90 today.

 

LG Signature Phone Will Set You Back $1,800

When it comes to luxury phones, they’re mostly a joke. Every so often you see a phone made with gold or encrusted with diamonds, but when the tech becomes outdated so fast, who cares about spending extra on looks?

Well in a bold move, LG has announced the LG Signature Edition. Set to be sold in South Korea, the phone’s highlighting feature is its Zirconium Ceramic body, which is said to be incredibly resistant to scratches. Under the hood, it’s basically a slightly upgraded LG V30, not like anyone has heard of that phone. For all you know, I made up that phone.

The phone also comes bundled with a pair of B&O headphones, which probably inflates the price. Unfortunately, there’s no word on whether it will be released in other countries. That’s alright, the only way I’d buy this phone anyway, was if it included an iPhone X and $800 cash.

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You Can Now Buy A Pikachu Wireless Charger

Just in case you weren’t satisfied with a regular wireless charger, you can now buy one that looks like your favorite Pokémon, as long as your favorite Pokémon is Pikachu.

Made by TeknFun, the Pikachu charger does exactly what you would expect, charges your phone and looks adorable while doing it. In addition to the wireless charging pad, the charger also includes 3 additional USB ports to charge other devices, making it actually pretty good in terms of functionality.

I guess if you’re a Pokémon fan, it’s not a bad choice to throw in a kitchen or living room for people to top off their charge.  It’s available from GameStop for $50, but unfortunately, it’s out of stock for now.

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Video Of How We Might Stop A Giant Meteor

Ever wonder where we stand on protecting ourselves from meteors? Well, the people over at Vox put together a video explains just how destructive a meteor impact could be, and just how well we can protect ourselves.

As the video explains, all you really need to do is coerce the meteor a few inches off its path to stop it from impacting us, so our best options include shooting it with laser, hitting it with a battering ram, or dressing a similar meteor in ladies clothes and have it whistle over to it.

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Get These Smart Home Switch Combos for Up to 61% Off

Echo Dot + TP-Link Switch Combo

Extend your Alexa capabilities to another room and automate non-smart things with this Echo Dot (2nd Gen) + TP-Link Switch Combo. The powerful combo is having a price slash today and you can get them for only $35. Control thermostats, lights, switches, garage doors, and more.

Etekcity Wi-Fi Smart Plug Mini Outlets

Another hot duo item, these Etekcity Wi-Fi Smart Plug Mini Outlets lets you control any home devices with complete ease. Use your voice and switch on things through Alexa. It’s also the practical switch to use since they track your energy usage, helping you strategize on how to significantly cut your electricity bill per month. Get 61% off and get the pair for only $27 today.

 

AmazonBasics USB Wall Chargers

Lastly, there are these AmazonBasics USB Wall Chargers, which are extremely helpful when you want to save your laptop ports for your external keyboard and mouse. They’re rated 2.4 Amps, allowing for not just a convenient, but fast charging as well. The pair’s up for grabs for only $9.

Portal Is Coming Back As A Bridge-Building Simulator

Portal, one of the best game series of all-time, which hasn’t seen a release since Portal 2 in 2011, is now coming back, kinda. It’s back in the form of a bridge builder game that has players using portals to complete puzzles.

“Bridge Constructor Portal will blend the laws of structural engineering and technology straight from Aperture Laboratories into an exciting new game experience, all under the demanding gaze of GLaDOS,”-Headup Games

By the looks of it, you’ll also be able to use the Lightbridges and Propulsion and Repulsion Gels, as opposed to just using portals to solve puzzles. I’ll play it, but then again, I’d buy a new portal game even if it were just a scene of GLaDOS reading a copy of People Magazine and making fun of current celebrities. That actually sounds pretty cool.

Bridge Constructor Portal will be available on PC, iOS, Android, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch, so basically everything, and the game releases on December 20.

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Hit the jump for a short trailer.

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