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Thank you, Internet: Cookie shot glasses and earth porn

March 7, 2014
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Thank you, Internet: Cookie shot glasses and earth porn

Links to get you through the long Friday afternoon, including chocolate chip cookie shots, earth porn and a magic ring.
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8 great places to get your geek on in Orlando

March 3, 2014
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You always hear that Orlando has something for everyone. There’s tons of outdoorsy stuff to do, it’s a huge hub for sports fans, college and pro, there’s Universal Orlando and Disney World for tourists and families and there are tons of diversions for the partying set. Where does that leave the indoorsy types, those...
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Nine cool things at Otronicon v.9

January 17, 2014
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Otronicon v.9 opens to the public today through Sunday at the Orlando Science Center, but I got a sneak preview of the ninth annual gaming and technology expo at last night’s VIP reception. This year’s edition features an emphasis on medical technology, along with the usual displays of geek gadgets, from aging Gamecubes to...
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Photo Gallery: Red Bull Training Grounds Videogame Tournament at Full Sail

July 26, 2013
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Attention all aspiring cyber-atheletes and competitive gaming fans: the Red Bull Training Grounds has taken over Full Sail University this weekend, and you can watch some of the world's best video gamers engage in virtual combat over $10,000 in prizes. Eight invited professional Starcraft II players representing North America, Germany, Norway and South Korea,...
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Score equipment for your game room at auction this weekend

June 27, 2013
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Score equipment for your game room at auction this weekend

Ordinarily, I take great pains to keep up with what’s happening at Central Florida Fairgrounds because they have these quietly great events that occur regularly, with everything from Mini Maker Faire to Native American cultural festivals to used record sales, it really goes on to amass into an excess of excellence that I feel...
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N3rd Night’s 1 Year Smash tonight at Bikkuri

February 16, 2013
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N3rd Night’s 1 Year Smash tonight at Bikkuri

Well, this week, nerds and game-lovers alike should be thrilled to know that they have an opportunity to relive that part of their childhood at N3rd Night’s 1 Year Smash – but they’ll have to leave the house.
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Digital media workshops, military simulators, outdoor laser tag and more at Otronicon

January 17, 2013
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Digital media workshops, military simulators, outdoor laser tag and more at Otronicon

The idea is to celebrate locally produced blips, as most of the stuff you’ll encounter at Otronicon has its roots in the Orlando area.
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Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Inspired Art Show tonight at BART

January 16, 2013
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Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Inspired Art Show tonight at BART

It was heralded as the “greatest game of all time” by lots of gamer pubs, which makes it the perfect subject for an art show to adorn the walls of a video-game-inspired bar.
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Video: Preview of “Silent Hill” Haunted House at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights XXII

September 13, 2012
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Video: Preview of “Silent Hill” Haunted House at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights XXII

The start of this year's Halloween Horror Nights is still a week away, but yesterday Universal Studios Florida gave the media a unique preview of this year's event. Check out this video of my lights-on walk through a haunted house based on Konami's Silent Hill video game franchise. Then read next week's Live Active...
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Orlando Phil performs selections from the Legend of Zelda

July 14, 2012
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Orlando Phil performs selections from the Legend of Zelda

Chad Seiter has orchestrated a four-movement symphony using the themes from the Zelda franchise as source material, rounding out the program with shorter works based on the soundtracks from other classic games.
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