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Tiny Cardboard Arcade Is An Awesome Kids’ Meal Toy

An ill-fated trip through the local Wendy’s drive through yesterday resulted in room temperature fries, the wrong size drink and confirmation of my children’s suspicions that not all chicken nuggets are created equal. But hey, check out this awesome little arcade building set that came in their kid’s meal.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Give Kids Gifts That Are Not Toys Because They Already Have Too Many

As kids rip open their birthday or holiday gifts with cake-fueled glee, parents brace themselves for the aftermath: a house cluttered with toys that no one will express interest in until 2.7 seconds after they make their way into the donation pile. The cycle is real. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Eye Strain Is a Small Price to Pay For Having My Own Tiny Video Game Arcade

The smartphone in your pocket can perfectly emulate any video game from the ‘80s, but not the experience of crowding around a cabinet at an arcade, waiting to try the latest hit game. Fortunately, if you’re a nostalgic gamer striving for the most authentic retro experience, you can now squeeze an actual arcade onto…Read more… […]

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Calm Down With These Stress-Free, Non-Violent Video Games

Inspired by games from the 2016 Self-Care Jam (which Kotaku mined for favorites), MetaFilter users recently named their favorite calming video games. Some will be familiar, but others are deep cuts by independent developers. Most aren’t for winning or losing, just exploring, interacting, and existing. None of them…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Hacking Together a Landspeeder and a Crazy Cart Creates the Best Star Wars Toy Ever

With a top speed of just five miles per hour, Radio Flyer’s ride-on Landspeeder toy doesn’t provide much of a thrill for adults. But when you hack it apart and then rebuild it with one of Razor’s high-speed Crazy Carts, suddenly you’ve got a great reason to buy some more Star Wars toys.Read more… Continue […]

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Big-Headed Master Chief And Locke Say Hey

Just in time for next week’s 10th anniversary of Halo 3: Live Halo Or Die Trying, the folks at gaming gear makers Jinx have launched a new line of official Halo clothes and things. Things like these six-inch vinyl figures of Battle Damaged Master Chief and Night Ops Spartan Locke, for example.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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ThinkGeek is Knocking Up to 80% Off Tons of Geek Paraphernalia 

ThinkGeek is helping the nerds in your life get ready for back-to-school. Score up to 80% off of a ton of products and apparel during their Fall Blowout Clearance. There are seriously hundreds of items to choose from, which means every corner of geekdom is covered by this sale.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Make Some Kid’s Year (or Entire Childhood) With Amazon’s One-Day Power Wheels Sale

One of life’s cruelest jokes is that as a kid, you’d probably give your left arm to have a motorized, ridable toy car. But by the time you’re old and decripit and have enough money to buy one, you’re too big to fit inside, if not any less interested.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Perfect Gift For Any Jedi Or Sith Is This LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

Start your own rebellion with this LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, down to just $35. With 24 different gifts, like Rey’s speeder, an At-ST, a TIE Striker, Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle, and more. Even reenact The Force Awakens with the Jakku playmat (brooding Luke Skywalker on a cliff, not included). They also somehow…Read more… Continue […]

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Declutter Your Chrome Browser Tabs or This Tamagotchi Clone Will Die

Google cleverly designed Chrome to prevent inevitable website crashes from bringing down the entire browser. But that stability comes at the cost of tremendous RAM usage when you’ve got countless tabs open. There are tools you can use to help curb Chrome’s memory appetite, but turning tab maintenance into a game…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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