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Doritos throws in the towel with a new chip bag that cleans your fingers

We’ve all been there. Our hands deep in a bag of Doritos and the sudden need to grab something other than another fistful of chips. That’s the moment you decide to wipe those cheesy hands on your shirt, your pants, the couch, something else. Doritos…

Augmented Reality tattoo generates Sonic the Hedgehog

This unique Augmented Reality tattoo actually generates a version of a Sonic the Hedgehog game.

Adult-friendly LEGO kits to build a mini Leica camera

Designer Chris McVeigh and LEGO have teamed up to create a Leica M model kit. Each set lets you build your own toy version of the iconic camera.

Up your gaming interior with Sony Playstation furniture

If you’re wondering what to get the gamer in your life for Christmas, how about official PlayStation furniture like a branded bean bag chair? 

Puzzle book requires solving each page before reading

The downside to finding a really good book is that it’s over before you want it to be. But that won’t be the case with this five page book. That’s because you’ll need to solve a complex mechanical puzzle on each page before you can turn to the…

From the creators of ‘Exploding Kittens’ comes ‘Bears VS Babies’

Matthew Inman may not be a household name, but you might know The Oatmeal, a webcomic that he created. Last year, he teamed up with game designer Elan Lee to create Exploding Kittens; a card game that became the most backed Kickstarter campaign ever. Well, they’re back with a brand new…

Trams in Amsterdam offer a unique gaming experience

For those who take public transit, playing games on your phone is probably how you pass the time. Parts of the world are going crazy trying to catch Pokémon through their phone with Pokémon Go. But that doesn’t mean you need to run around town chasing digital…

Awesome three-piece Pac-Man suit and tie

The little yellow man with the big mouth finally has his own suit. If you’re a fan of the classic arcade game Pac-Man, then you’ll probably be geeking-out over this awesome Pac-Man suit by Oppo Suit. 

Quiz yourself to see how dark your personality is

Do you want to be a ruthless dictator? Psychologists believe the dark triad of personality – machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy – might help you succeed in life. 

Make words look good with Scrabble Typography

Winning Solutions has switched up the game of Scrabble by making Scrabble Typography.

Test your urinal etiquette with this online game

Most men are aware of the unspoken golden rule of urinal etiquette: if possible, never stand next to another dude when peeing.

Become an advertising god with the Award Winning Game

Do you work in the advertising industry? If so, then you know how demanding it can be with very little praise—until you win an award.

It’s time to play Ad Agency Bingo

There’s no need to be bored at work. If you’re tired of working long hours in temperature controlled rooms while tolerating the obnoxious nomenclature, you haven’t played Ad Agency Bingo yet.

The most-backed Kickstarter project ever: Exploding Kittens

The name says it all doesn’t it. Exploding Kittens, a card game created by Elan Lee (Xbox, ARGs), Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal), and Shane Small (Xbox, Marvel), has officially become the most backed Kickstarter project of all time.

The greatest fears that a gamer can relate to

As someone who has grown up playing video games, I know there are fears that gamers can relate to; like when you die, but forgot to save. 

7 fun ways to make your desk job more like a RPG

When you’re playing the game of life, you probably imagine it to be some impossibly complicated RPG. It’s filled with awful consequences and no right answer. Life really is just about moving forward and completing quests. 

Pocket Art Director gives you on-the-spot design advice

When deadlines are on the horizon, chances are your art director is nowhere to be found. If talking to your other colleagues would result in a prolonged ramblings, then you need the Pocket Art Director.