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Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Self-Serving Edition

Today's Round-Up is a little bit different. I have a few links for you, but I kinda want to promote myself a little bit. I'm considering starting a Minecraft Youtube series, and I've uploaded the first video. So as my test audience, if you have the time, go watch it and throw me some suggestions and comments. Let me know what ya think, and what I can do to make it more entertaining.


If you didn't quite get what you wanted for Christmas, you can trade in those bunny slippers for a Super Mario, Final Level leather belt. [geekologie]

If that's not  cool enough for you, how about an $800 Illuminated Batman chess set. Seriously... this thing is awesome. [geekologie]

In a previous round-up I posted about a fan-made Back to the Future LEGO DeLorean set. Well now it turns out that LEGO is making it an OFFICIAL LEGO set. WOOHOO! [gammasquad]

If you had the leg lamp from A Christmas Story on your Christmas list, then you may want an upgrade to a Star Wars droid leg lamp instead. [geekologie]

With Nintendo Power finally ending it's magazine publication, it looks as if Nintendo Force is going to pick up where Nintendo Power left off. [geekosystem]

Dead Space 3 can hear you scream! Seriously. It will also change the gameplay accordingly. [warpzoned]

A cat that jumps whenever it hears the jump sound from Super Mario Bros. Hilarity is inevitable. [geekologie]

For the Doctor Who 50th anniversary, the UK is releasing Doctor Who stamps. For you hardcore fans, you may want to get in touch with your UK friends to send you some. [geekosystem]


Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Not Geeky Enough? Try This! Edition

Do you love chess, but find it not geeky enough for you? Try the new Jedi LEGO chess set! [geekologie]

Are you a musician, but find your instrument less than geeky? Try this Guitar2-D2. [geekologie]

Do you enjoy eating Chinese food, but find the geekiness a bit lacking? Try these lightsaber chopsticks. [geekologie]

Do you enjoy showing off your sweet kicks, but find them to be -3 in geekiness? Try these amazing, geeky hand-painted sneakers. [gammasquad]

Do you really love roller coasters, and tend to cry every time you have to leave the theme park and go home, because you won't be able to ride it anymore? Why not build one in your backyard? [gammasquad]

Do you have a wheelchair, but find that it just blends in with all the others? Trade that thing in for a full-functioning one made completely out of LEGO's. [geekologie]

Everybody wants to own their own ski-ball machine. Don't even front. You know it's true, but now you can be the coolest kid on the block by making your own ski-ball machine out of K'nex. [geekosystem]

Do you have a home theater system, but find it dull and drab with sub-par geekiness? Spruce it up with a Batcave makeover! [gammasquad]

Are your motorcycle leathers not giving you that boost of geekiness you really want? Then swap them out with these Batman motorcycle leathers. [geekologie]

What would it actually cost to be Batman? [howtogeek]

Speaking of which, what would it actually cost to be Iron Man? [howtogeek]

Well guess who finally came to their senses and decided to make Star Wars the Old Republic, free to play, starting this Fall. [geeekosystem]

PC gaming has come a long way since Zork. Let's take a look at how it's evolved over the years. [geekosystem]

Did you happen to miss SDCC this year? Yeah, me too. Which means you missed the 10th anniversary panel of Firefly. BUT FEAR NOT! You can watch the entire panel, right here. [geekosystem]

Do you ever get the urge to play games such as Maniac Mansion or Kings Quest, but find it quite difficult to find a good emulater? Well guess what.... Just load up ScummVM, and you're on your way to some awesome, nostalgic, point and click adventuring! [howtogeek]

If you haven't seen it spammed all over Twitter and Facebook, and you've been living under a rock, or perhaps you're just a hermit in the middle of nowhere, raised by a pack of monkeys, and somehow you've come across a computer and wi-fi connection, then you got extremely lucky. Here is the official trailer for the new season of Doctor Who. [geekosystem]