Target scares up deals for Friday the 13th and some obscure clearance games

Right now Target has a handful of unadvertised Xbox One and PS4 games on sale/clearance. While in-store pricing and stock may vary, there’s some excellent opportunities to add some lesser-known games to your backlog on the cheap. Target is slashing the price of Friday the 13th by 50% through the 20th when you use the Target app/Cartwheel offer at checkout.  […]

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Dr. Geek: All the Whovians Unhappy in the Whoverse

When Matt Smith announced that he was leaving Doctor Who after the 50th Anniversary Special and the annual Christmas episode, the fans of Who, known as Whovians, took to the Internet to discuss who could, should, and would be the 12th (or — Spoiler! — 13th, actually) Doctor.  But more than just bandy about possible actors’ names and place bets on the […]

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Dr. Geek: The Fractured Nature of Fandoms

Here we are in the United States of America, having just gotten past yet another July 4th holiday weekend, where you are required to show your official fandom as being an American patriot through draping yourself and your belongings with the flag, eating and drinking as much as you can with the people you love, and crowing over the explosions […]

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Dr. Geek: The Fetishistic Turn in My Little Pony

Almost a year ago, I first discovered that My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is an amazing show that is capable of generating a fandom that crosses both gendered and generational lines.  However, crossing and pushing these borders causes consternation about the bronies who organize because of it.  However, bronies appear to welcome their challenge to social and cultural notions about what […]

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Dr. Geek: Smart Clothes and Cybernetic Fashions

One of my favorite movies of all time is Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future.  When I was young, the movie blew me away, and I had a total crush on Michael J. Fox.  I even tried to conceptualize how to make the flight conversion on cars work, and sent a letter to the President of the United States with my […]

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Dr. Geek: iPope, or When Religions Meet the Internet

Where were you when you heard the news?  That the white smoke had been sighted over the Sistine Chapel.  That the bells of  St. Peter’s Basilica rang out, to be joined by other chapel bells around Rome.  When Argentinian Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, of the Jesuit order, greeted the gathered masses and begin his life as Pope […]

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OUYA Wines and Dines Chicago Developers

At an event in Chicago organized by the Chicago chapter of the International Game Developers Association, OUYA Founder and CEO Julie Uhrman met with local game developers to sell them on developing games for the new console system, as well as get the developers’ feedback and ideas for how to develop the system to better serve their needs and desires. […]

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Dr. Geek: The Corporate Coup Over Copyright Infringement

Because they were not getting their way with the government, the major communication corporations that serve as the primary Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country have taken matters into their own hands to curtail the spread of pirated content.  In a move that flies in the face of net neutrality, and is a response to the life and death […]

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Dr. Geek: Google to Play Hollywood’s Game

Once upon a time, when Web 2.0 was new, there was an online platform that people could use to share videos they made of their cats playing piano, their children reacting to dentists’ drugs, and their renditions of the history of dance.  And that platform was good, as it gave anyone the chance to have their 15 seconds of fame […]

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