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A rare and controversial Magic: The Gathering card sold for $14,900 on eBay, and the seller says he'll donate half of the proceeds to charity, according to the auction site's listing for the mythical Tarmogoyf card. "You are bidding for a piece of Magic the Gathering history," the item's description reads. The owner and seller, Pascal Maynard, drew the card in…

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Pokémon ReAnimated, a video collaboration from 32 animators, takes the title sequence from the Pokémon cartoon and ... well, we were going to say "updates it," but it does a lot more than that. Press play above to see a couple dozen animated interpretations of the anime's opening, spanning from the traditional to the surreal. Regardless of how it's presented visually,…

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Illustrator and painter Astor Alexander turned three iconic Nintendo games into pulp fiction book covers this month. The works seem to be a return to something he played around with last year when he turned Ken Levine's "Burial at Sea," the downloadable content for BioShock Infinite, into a pulp cover. You can read about the inspirations that helped him turn…

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By which I mean "the entirety of your sense of self worth"? I'm not personally, but that hasn't seemed to deter AirVR, which has launched a Kickstarter to fund a gadget that lets you strap your iPad Mini or iPhone 6 Plus to your face and be whisked away to virtual reality. This new reality is, by definition, better than your…

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Taylor Swift has been hyping the music video for her song "Bad Blood" for weeks, slowly announcing the actors, musicians, models and friends of the singer who will make up the video's cast. Selena Gomez, Kendrick Lamar, Jessica Alba, Hailee Steinfeld, Hayley Williams and many more were announced as participants, and each one was introduced with a Sin City-style movie…

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Level 257, Namco USA Inc.'s Pac-Man themed concept restaurant, is having a birthday party for our hungry friend and you, dear reader, are on the guest list. Must Read The most interesting Donkey Kong machine in the world This Memorial Day weekend, just west of Chicago in Schaumburg, Ill., fans can join professor Toru Iwatani, the leader of the Namco…

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I've been shopping for a nice, heavy mug for a few years now. Just this past Gen Con, I found what I was looking for; a 36 oz. cast-iron stein from Crimson Chain Leatherworks stamped with the Imperial Dragon on red leather. This, of course, sent me off to find my Imperial Septim from the collector's edition of Oblivion, but...…

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If you've been active on the internet at all in the past couple of months, there's a good chance you've stumbled across this bizarre motivational speech from actor Shia LaBeouf. The minute-long shouting session has quickly transformed into a popular meme, with LaBeouf appearing all over the place to tell various people, fictional and otherwise, to "JUST DO IT." LaBeouf's latest…

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