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This has been a pretty rad week in geekery. We landed a freakin’ car on Mars, Fantasia wrapped up, and Joss Whedon got a new show!!! To add to the happy news, last week’s game to watch, Moon Intern, exceeded its Kickstarter goal.
I’m still recovering from my medicine related illness, but with any luck I should be back to normal by the end of this month. I hope.
In the meantime, here’s how to waste your time online:
Looking for something crafty to do this weekend? How about turning a NES controller into a coin purse?! No sewing required.
For the nerdy gentleman, this little video featuring Chris Hardwick and Bill Nye the Science Guy will teach you how to tie a bow tie. via The Geeky Hostess
If you didn’t catch it on the Gamerwife Facebook page this week, please do yourself a favour and read Austin Yorski’s piece on The 6 Ways Women are Written in Video Games (For Better and Worse). Intelligent, well referenced and refreshingly balanced, this is a great example of what discourse on sexism in video games should look like.
This Scott Pilgrim inspired wedding video game is both kick-ass and totally touching. Rick’s a little embarrassed all he managed to make us were sprites for our invites.
Ever wondered what the life of a professional video game player looks like? This mini-doc from CNN gives us a glimpse of what it’s like to be elite Korean Starcraft II player MVP. via G4
Game to watch for: City Tuesday
Part of the Indie Game Uprising III showcase, due to launch in September, City Tuesday is the story of one man who must relive the same five minutes of his life over an over again in order to avert a series of terrorist attacks on his city. Boasting a unique art style and innovative “open platformer” gameplay, I can’t wait to give it a try.