I Levelled Up: Ding! Now I need this World of Warcraft Level Up Button!

Greetings, Peasants, Minions and Peons! I almost can't believe this, but after months of threats and bribery, I've just got my 1000th Facebook follower!

(Go and join my page - it's probably back down to 998 now 😉 )

And, as if they were watching in admiration, ThinkGeek have just launched this licensed World of Warcraft Level Up Button:

World of Warcraft Level Up Button: 'Ding'! I might need this!

World of Warcraft Level Up Button: 'Ding'! I might need this!
Buy me one to celebrate! Or yourself. Whatever 😉



 
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All Your Cake Are Belong To Us

All Your Cake Are Belong To Us

This Week's Diet: All Your Cake Are Belong To Us (Tweet this!)



This week's diet is in honour of retrogaming, and mistranslated fun:

All Your Cake Are Belong To Us!

Back in the heady days of the early 2000's, this scene from the not-so-well translated video game 'Zero Wing' was huge as an internet meme.

Here's the original intro sequence on YouTube, posted by TOMGC:

And I loved it, because I was doing something similar at the same time: I was working as a QA tester on a fantastic role playing game that was being translated from Japanese, first into an English version for North America, and then into French and German for a European version as well.

I saw the story emerge from Japanese through patches of English, into the polished final product. And then I got to improve on my school-level French and German, learning cool words for magic and fantasy items and characters: Magical amulets and talismans, deadly spiders, Princes of Hell and Angels of Light. Mein Handy and Mein Supercooler Lederrock! I loved that project so much!

So I've always been fond of 'All Your Base Are Belong To Us': so much so that I've even been given it on a T-shirt [ See on Etsy | CafePress | Amazon UK ] 🙂

'All Your Base Are Belong To Us' T-shirt from Cafepress.com.

'All Your Base Are Belong To Us' T-shirt from Cafepress.com. (Mine is like this but lighter grey 🙂 )

And that T-shirt, which I slightly need to slim back into, leads me to this week's diet: 'All Your Cake Are Belong To Us'...

It's pretty simple, although it takes a friend or family that's willing to cooperate.

If you've done any kind of diet before, you'll know there's usually some list of 'free foods' that can even be unlimited, because really, who even wants to eat unlimited grapefruit and celery?

So whatever that 'free' food is that you're used to, it's free this week. But anything else, any kind of 'treat', doesn't belong to us this week.

So if we really want it, we have to ask somebody else...
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Steampunk Gaming: Too Cool not to be an April Fool!

OK, so I know ThinkGeek have done this kind of April Fool's Day awesomeness before, but this Steam Powered SteamOS Gaming Cabinet is at the same time too cool not to be an April Fool, and (like the Technomancer Digital Wizard Hoodie before it) so fantastic it really needs to happen 🙂

Thinkgeek's Steam Powered Gaming Cabinet

Thinkgeek's Steam Powered Gaming Cabinet

Steampunk Game Controller

A Steampunk Game Controller for Steam games, with pistons and dials and everything! (Tweet this!)

 

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