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The Ultimate Video Game Proposal: Press ‘Start’ for ‘Happily Ever After’

When it comes to proposals, it’s all in the effort. Whether the end result was a bust or a huge success, the effort behind the gesture should be the most important thing. Fortunately for artist Robert Fink, his plans came to fruition and he came up with an awesome proposal for his girlfriend (now fiance): a video game.

Robert enlisted the help of his friends Ryan Lepinski and Jack Watson, who was a programmer and musician respectively, to create the game. Called Knight Man, the game is all about a quest for love which culminated in the proposal. Now who wouldn’t say yes to this?

You can play Knight Man here.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Poptopia Gives You a Popcorn-Scented Gaming Experience

Poptopia

Poptopia is making a splash as the first scented mobile game in the market, although I’m not sure how the added smells enrich the gaming experience. The game itself is relatively simple enough. All you have to do is pop kernels into popcorn to feed the on-screen mouth and keep going for as long as you can.

The scent is care of the Pop Dongle, which contains enough essence of pop corn to emit the delicious scent of popcorn 500 to 1,000 times. Unfortunately, only a few people will be able to experience the game with the accompanying scents, as the dongles aren’t available for sale. The Pop Dongles are only up for bidding on eBay, with previous listings bringing in bids of up to $315.

That seems like an atrocious price to pay for a mobile gaming accessory, but it’s all for a good cause: 100% of the proceeds from the auctions will go to the American Red Cross. To bid or to find out more about the Pop Dongle, you can check out the listing here.

[ eBay Listing ] VIA [ C|NET ]

This Animated Video Game Wedding Cake Takes the Cake

At first glance, this cake looks pretty plain and ordinary. It’s the cake that bakers bake by default for weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries: white, tiered, with minimal frosting. But this particular one by Meals for Reals in cooperation with Posh Entertainment is by no means one of those typical cakes. Because plain as it may be in broad daylight, it’s transformed into a canvas when the lights are out.

In this particular instance, the couple chose to project a montage of video games and how they’re played, including Donkey Kong and a bunch of classic arcade games. If video games aren’t your thing, then you could maybe have videos of how the proposal went down or something to that end.

VIA [ Neatorama ]

Designer Gets Creative With His Resume, Makes a Game Out of It

Interactive Resume

It’s a tough world out there and jobs are hard to come by. You could post the usual resume that lists all of your skills and credentials, or you could show potential employers what you’re made of instead. The latter is what designer Robby Leonardi chose to do with his interactive resume. The entire thing plays out like a video game, complete with stages and levels that let you know what Robby is all about.

As others have pointed out, the only thing missing is the boss level. The resume ends in a contact form where you can send Robby a message and even offer him a job or two. Check it out here.

VIA [ Incredible Things ]

Epic LEGO Mosaic of Video Game Characters

LEGO Mosaic

This is an awesome LEGO mosaic featuring characters from some of the most popular video game franchises ever, including Super MarioPokemon, and The Legend of Zelda. It was created using over 10,000 individual bricks (some of which are very rare, according to its maker) with a total value of about $2,190. The mosaic apparently took over six months to complete, and I have to say all that effort was well worth it because this thing looks epic.

The good news? It’s been put up for sale because its owner is moving to France for work and obviously won’t be able to take the mosaic with him. He’ll also be giving the proceeds from the sale to his friend so she can send her class to Africa. Sounds like a neat cause. The bad news? It’s priced at $4,780.88.

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Get Your Peashooters Ready: More Zombies Coming in ‘Plants vs. Zombies 2′

Plants vs Zombies 2

Zombies are invading your lawn once more. It’s time to gear up and get your plants ready because the much-awaited sequel to Plants vs. Zombies is coming soon. Talk of Plants vs. Zombies 2 has been rife for a while now, so it’s about time PopCap got a move on with it.

The game developer announced that Plants vs. Zombies 2 will be released for the iOS on July 18th. It will be exclusive on that platform for the moment, so too bad for all the Android users out there who are looking forward to the game.

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Even Non-Gamers Would Approve: Video Game Pixelated Sweatshirts

Video Game Sweatshirts

Whoever said that gamers have poor taste when it comes to fashion obviously haven’t seen Drew Wise’s video game-inspired collection of sweatshirts. They’re colorful, they’re snug, and they’re comfortable, which is basically everything a sweatshirt should be. They’re available in designs that borrow themes from video game franchises and consoles, from the Game Boy handheld console to Pokemon.

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Portal Undies and Knee-High Socks Physically Get You in the Game

Portal Socks

What better way to play Portal than to deck yourself out in themed garb? Obviously, you don’t need to, but I think it’s a little funner that way. The love that some people have for their favorite games inspires them to come up with designs revolving around the themes of the game, like these knee-high Portal 2 socks and undies.

You won’t survive any long falls even if you’ve got these socks on, but at least you’ll good in the process.

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Game On Stores Game Consoles and Gear on the Wall

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By Shane McGlaun

Keeping the games, controllers and game console tidy and stored out of the way when not in use can be a big issue for some users. Entertainment centers are often too small often leaving a tangled mess of wires and games lying around.

A new storage product for game consoles and accessories called Game On has been unveiled. The device can be mounted to the wall and has an upper shelf that holds games and a lower shelf that holds the game console itself.

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