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You’ve read the title of this article and now I know what you’re thinking,”BULLSH*T!”  That’s exactly what Cards Against Humanity (CAH) was selling on their website on Black Friday this year.  Cards Against Humanity is a fill-in-the-blank type party game in which players use phrase cards to create statements that can range from being very disgusting to awkwardly hilarious.

This popular game has generated so much buzz and this year for Black Friday, the site had pulled their games for the day and offered boxes of “Bullsh*t” for $6 a box.  Now the 30,000 buyers who have received their packages are opening them and finding that they do in fact contain bull excrement.

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You may have heard that PlayStation had their recent anniversary celebration and announced that they were releasing a PS1 themed PS4.  WELL, if you only had your hands on one of those babies right now.  Once sales went live, they sold out quick and it wasn’t long until we saw them posted on eBay.

On eBay, someone had spent $15,100 over the weekend for this Anniversary Edition PlayStation 4.  According to Polygon, three hundred and fifty other listings for this anniversary console are on eBay since this morning.  Polygon further reports that prices for the console range from 99 cents to $19,990.00.  One sale had completed at the price for $20,100, however, there is no news that verifies the final transactions.

Technologysupp was the seller for the $15,100 PlayStation.  They told Gamer Headlines,

“Though the item did sell, I had to inform my customer that we were actually going to get the console in late December, contrary to the dates posted in my listing [December 9th to December 13th].”

Technologysupp also informed Gamer Headlines that the sale’s money is already in their account.  Woo wee!  Only 12,300 special edition consoles were being produced and sold globally.  In Spain, consoles are being auctioned off to raise money for non-profits such as UNICEF and Juegaterapia.  In the US, consoles went on sale on Saturday for $499.99.  If you ask me, that might have been worth it considering the possible return you could make selling it on eBay.

Sony’s store had a hard time keeping up with the traffic when their systems went on sale, however owners will have to wait until the estimated ship date on December 21st.

What do you think, geeks?  Would you have thrown down some serious dough for one of these bad boys?  Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Android users, Angry Bird fans, or Star Wars fans rejoice! The update for the popular Angry Birds Star Wars II has a new chapter, “Revenge of the Pork.” It comes with 32 new levels on Mustafar and Geonosis.

From Google Play:

The Force is strong with this one. Get ready for Angry Birds Star Wars II – the epic follow-up to the #1 smash hit game! Based on the Star Wars movie prequels, use the Force for good against the greedy Pork Federation or choose a much darker path. That’s right; for the first time ever you can “Join the Pork Side” and play as the fearsome Darth Maul, Emperor Palpatine and many other favorites!

JOIN THE PORK SIDE! For the first time ever play as the pigs! Wield Darth Maul’s double-bladed Lightsaber, or play as Darth Vader, General Grievous and other villains!

30+ PLAYABLE CHARACTERS! Our biggest line-up ever of playable characters – Yoda, pod-racing Anakin, Mace Windu, Jango Fett and many more!

TELEPODS! A groundbreaking new way to play! Now teleport your favorite characters into the game by placing your Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods* figures on your device’s camera!

BECOME A JEDI OR SITH MASTER! So many Bird and Pork Side levels to master, plus a bonus reward chapter and a ton of achievements to unlock!

SWAP CHARACTERS AS YOU PLAY! Switch characters in the slingshot at any time – yours to earn or purchase!

ToonsTV READY TO GO! The home of the hugely popular Angry Birds Toons animated series, plus many other top-quality videos!

Angry Birds Star Wars II also supports tablet devices, so you can unleash the Force on the big screen. May the birds be with you!

Available now on Google Play.

 

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Nintendo has published a new patent that would give them the opportunity to imitate its mobile game consoles (such as the Game Boy line) on other devices.  Some of these devices include mobile devices such as cell phones and on the displays found on the back of seats on airplanes and trains.  The patent, however, is just an updated version of an older piece of Intellectual Property meaning that this concept isn’t new and could still be revisited by Nintendo.

Really though, this is just a way for Nintendo to have control over their software.  The patent details mostly about emulation — an approach to which hardware platforms are essentially copied through a software application in order to run on a different piece of hardware (example:  having a Game Boy interface on an iPod Touch).  There are many third-party emulators for smartphones, computers, etc. and with the pirating of ROMs, Nintendo doesn’t make any profit off the old software, however, if they make their own emulator, they can continue to sell their own games.

We can already see Nintendo emulate some of their previous console titles on their newer systems like the SNES, NES, and Game Boy classics we know and love on the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS.  The patent, however, would allow Nintendo to expand their reach to new devices.  Nintendo seems to be holding off on the idea though — even though we have seen spin-off games for the Pokemon series available for the iPhone.  Other emulators try to make their way onto iOS platforms, but once it goes through Apple review, they generally don’t let them through.

So that just means we need Nintendo to release their legit games!  C’mon Nintendo, do it for the fans!

What do you think geeks?  Do you think Nintendo should release their games onto other platforms?  Would you buy them and if so, which games would you hope they would release?  Let us know in the comments below!

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Destiny, a MMO, first-person shooter game with an intergalactic theme, was created by Bungie and published by Activision.  This game has received critical reviews from gamers worldwide and has fans creating a public events timer, a tool to estimate when and where events will take place.

Ultimately, players are questing for better gear (Legendary and Exotic to be more specific) which are the most rare in the game.  Although these items may be rare in nature, it doesn’t mean that 10,000 other players don’t already have it — except with one certain case.

Brittany Levasseur took to Reddit and wrote a post explaining how her husband had been through seven brain surgeries within the last year.  Something like that can take a huge toll, however, they discovered a very therapeutic way for him to regain his strength.  Their doctor suggested he play Destiny and use it to exercise his brain as sort of mental therapy.

Levasseur writes,

“It’s been a joy to watch him…  It’s been a little over a week, and the game’s effect on him has been so strong.  Weak for months, he is flourishing in more than just the game world.  He has been going out more, doing chores, making jokes.  The effect of playing the game on his mood has been almost staggering.”

This post became so popular and soon, Levasseur was in touch with Bungie’s community manager, Deej.  Once it was learned how Levasseur’s husband was recovering and using Destiny as a tool, a “care package” was sent his way via Post Master in the Tower.

Waiting for him was a gun that has yet to be released later with the DLC expansions called The Fate of All Fools which turns out to be a Scout Rifle.

We’re so excited to see Bungie reaching out to its fans like this.  It definitely warms our hearts.  For more stats on this gun, click here.  To see the Reddit post Levasseur wrote, click here.

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The next project for the Destiny series is now in development.  Activision’s Publishing CEO, Eric Hirshberg, has revealed that a full game that will add to the franchise is now in the works.  Hirshberg also mentioned that we can expect to see future expansion packs in addition to the next full game release.

Activision is well known for it’s longstanding contract for the Call of Duty series, but it also has a 10-year deal for the Destiny franchise.  According to GameSpot, the Bungie-Activision contract details there will be a handful of sequels to Destiny.

There isn’t any news as to what new content and features the sequel will contain, nor has the release date been revealed.  When GameSpot asked the representative about further details, they were told,

“At Activision we are very pleased at the launch of Destiny and look forward to working with Bungie to expand the universe over the course of our 10-year relationship. We have nothing further to announce at this time.”

There you have it geeks.  What are you expecting the next Destiny game to have?  Do you think Destiny will be a successful franchise?  Will it be too similar to Halo and Call of Duty or will it hold out on its own and establish itself as an original franchise?  Let us know in the comments below!

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Destiny’s first expansion has been announced by Bungie.  It is titled The Dark Below and it will be readily available for purchase on December 9th this year for $19.99 by itself.  If you plan on getting the season pass that includes the second expansion, House of Wolves, it is priced at $34.99 (a better deal than to buy each pack separately).

Details were released about the new content along with what new weapons and armor we should expect to see with the expansion.  The Light Level cap will also be raised to 32 and five new bounty slots will also be included.

The expansion story is centered on a newly created character by the name of Eris.  Eris spent many years hiding within the Hive and has emerged to give warning.  The Hive are attempting to summon a god named Crota to destroy Earth.  You can find Eris in the Tower where she has special quests that will include new missions that increase your Light and will grant you new rewards.

A co-op Strike called The Will of Crota will send you against Omnigul.  Omnigul is trying to grow Crota’s Hive army.  Set in Hellomouth, the six-player Raid called Crota’s End, you will fight Crota which (assuming you don’t all die) will then lead to Crota’s end.

PvP maps have expanded to include three new arenas.  Skyshock, Pantheon, and The Cauldron which all have their own unique set up.

What are your thoughts geeks?  Do you love Destiny?  Do you think you’ll buy the DLC and if so, for which console?  Let us know in the comments below!

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Twitch is a video game-streaming service recently bought out by Amazon.  Popular with its many viewers and streamers, Twitch has made its service all about the games and with this new policy, they are trying to keep it that way.

“Dress…appropriately.  Nerds are sexy, and you’re all magnificent, beautiful creatures, but let’s try and keep this about the games, shall we?  Wearing no clothing or sexually suggestive clothing – including lingerie, swimsuits, pasties, and undergarments – is prohibited, as well as any full nude torsos*, which applies to both male and female broadcasters.  You may have a great six-pack, but that’s better shared on the beach during a 2-on-2 volleyball game blasting “Playing with the Boys.”

* If it’s unbearably hot where you are, and you happen to have your shirt off (guys) or a bikini top (grills), then just crop the webcam to your face. Problem solved.

We sell t-shirts, and those are always acceptable. #Kappa”

In the case you weren’t aware, “Kappa” is slang for “sarcasm”.

What do you think geeks?  Will this change the popularity of the streaming service?  Will making broadcasts SFW make it even more tempting for you to watch while at work?  Let us know in the comments below!