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Now Available: Plants vs. Zombies 2 for iOS–It’s About Time!

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It’s about time they released the sequel to 2010′s hit game, Plants vs. Zombies. In case this is your first time hearing about PvsZ, it’s a tower defense action-strategy game that pits plants against brain-seeking zombies.

The follow-up is called Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time and it brings back most of the beloved plants from the first game, plus a bunch of brand-new ones. But with new plants comes new zombies, and you’ll encounter new ones including Ra Zombie from Ancient Egypt, the Swashbuckler Zombie from the Pirate Seas, or the Chicken Wrangler Zombie from the Wild West.

The best part? You can download Plants vs. Zombies 2 for free on iOS! You might, however, feel compelled to spend a buck or two since are a bunch of power-ups and plants are only available with in-app purchases.

[ Plants vs. Zombies 2 ] VIA [ Geeky Gadgets ]

Volkswagen Gamifies Your Trip with SmileDrive

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Road trips are all fun and games unless you draw the shortest straw and are the unfortunate designated driver. Making driving more fun and less of a chore though is SmileDrive, an app by Volkswagen that’s compatible with dashboards that run on Android. The neat part is that you don’t have to drive a VW to join in on the fun; it’s playable on any car of any make or model, as long as you’re able to connect your phone to your car via Bluetooth.

Once your phone’s connected, the app runs in the background and you’ll be able to earn achievements, stickers, and “punches” depending on the cars you spotted during your commute. You’ll get a “punch” whenever you pass a VW Beetle on the road and a “twinsies” medal if you pass a car that looks exactly like yours.

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Ultimate Gamer Proposal: Guy Hacks Contra Cartridge to Propose to Girlfriend

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Times have changed. Getting down on one knee and popping the question after a romantic dinner isn’t good enough anymore. At least, not in the eyes of the many men and women who constantly see the amazing and definitely unusual proposals that people have been coming up with these past couple of years.

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What Would Link Look Like If He Sailed Through Pop Culture?

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Link is probably as enduring a gaming character as Mario, seeing as he’s been around since 1986, and seems to still be going strong. Heck, some would argue he’s more recognizable and significant than Mario, but that’s a nerd war for someone else to fight. The point is that it makes perfect sense for someone to re-imagine just what Link would look like if instead of being the most famous Hylian, he was a character in any number of pop culture franchises. Above, you have him as he would have looked like in South Park. Hit the jump for a bunch of others.

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One Joystick To Rule Them All

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Combining nostalgic throwbacks to a bygone era with increased functionality in certain types of games, joysticks are still a popular type of gaming controller. If you’re looking for the one joystick that’ll work with pretty much any gaming platform you’re likely to encounter, the X-Arcade Solo is the way to go. It works with PC, Macs and Linux machines as is, and with nine different consoles through the use of adapters. For those wondering what those consoles are, it’s: PlayStation 1 / 2 / 3, Wii, Dreamcast, GameCube, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Wii U. And of course, the company is working on adapters for the upcoming Xbox One and PS4.

Aside from compatibility, the Solo is physically almost indestructible. Measuring 11 inches across and weighing a mammoth 12lbs, the device comes with a lifetime warranty. All this for $99? Really, if you’re going to want a joystick, you could do a lot worse than this.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Super Mario Lamp Is Boss

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If this isn’t the greatest looking lamp you’ve ever seen… then we need to have a talk with you: you probably get out more than we do! Greatest or not, the Super Mario lamp pictured above is definitely creative, and would have been bound to make any gaming aficionados reach for their wallets. It was being sold for $180 on Etsy, but appears to have found an owner already. It’s sad, but maybe with a b it of prodding, the guy could make another one.

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GTA V Gameplay Footage: Set Your Drool To 10

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It’s time for some gameplay footage, folks, and this time it’s courtesy of Rockstar. GTA V is highly anticipated, so the excitement is understandable. In the 5 minute trailer, you find out about its insanely expansive maps, as well as the ability to ride bicycles, go skydiving, play tennis, go golfing, deep sea diving, pilot helicopters (that’s not exactly new), ram into things, shoot stuff up, cause mayhem… Heck, everything you’ve ever done in a GTA game, only more and hopefully, better. Watch for yourselves and decide. The game comes out September 17.

VIA [ Geekologie ]

These Are Just About The Slickest NES Shoes We’ve Seen

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Talent and hard work gets you anything, right? We’re not so sure that’s a universal axiom, but it should be. And every so often, it is, as is the case with the custom painted shoes from Kohl’s Customs. We’re not sure how much time Michael Kohl, an art teacher from Toronto, spent on these awesome NES kicks, but he did feel it sufficient to charge (and get) $450 for them. They’re clearly one of a kind, but Michael seems willing to work for hire, so head on over to his site and place an order if you so fancy. Hit the jump for a bunch more pictures, so you can get a better idea of Mike’s craftsmanship.

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Super Mario Bros. Cake Looks Too Good To Eat

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With modern cake-making methods, you can do pretty much anything. We’re rather fond of DeviantArt user Cakecrumb’s design, pictured above. It’s not a random assortment of images from the game, but rather an accurate depiction of some levels.

The cake aims to be a level-accurate depiction of levels 2.1 and 2.2. I chose those levels as it allowed me the variety to depict three different ‘places’ on tiers that could be joined relative to one another.

The cake took about 5 days to finish. There was a lot more detail than I expected. Everything from the stripes on the pipes to the embossing of the stones took a lot of time. Everything is hand cut, mostly with a craft knife, and either embossed or painted (with edible ink) to add the details. It’s all fondant or marzipan, save for the coral and the waves, which are piped from royal icing.

Of course, this was a one-off and it’s not being sold anywhere. Maybe you can contact Cakecrumb and inquire how much this would cost you, since the user does take on commissioned work.

Hit the link below for a ton more pictures.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Technabob ]