venerdì 31 gennaio 2014

9 Board Games To Get Really Excited About This Year

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2014 looks to be an AMAZING year for board games!

Sails of Glory

Sails of Glory

Why you should play it: If you want a truly complicated game, look no further than Sails of Glory. Set in the Napoleonic Wars, you pit yourself against an opponent on the open seas. The complications comes for its depth. You need to take into account rigging, wind and all sorts of nautical awesomeness if you want to win you own Trafalgar.

Is it available:
Yes, successfully Kickstarted.

Play if you like: The wind in your hair, wearing an eyepatch and the Damnable French.

Via aresgames.eu

Kremlin

Kremlin

Why you should play it: Does this board look ancient? Well that's is because it is as Kremlin was initially released in the 1980s. Jolly Roger Games has decided to take it upon themselves to reprint this game where you backstab your way to the top of the Politburo. They have even updated the game so you can play as everyone's favorite badboy: Yeltsin

Is it available: Yes, successfully Kickstarted.

Play if you like: Onion domes, making new enemies or you long for the Cold War.

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Cornish Smuggler

Cornish Smuggler

Why you should play it: Besides the beautiful board, Cornish Smuggler takes on incredibly difficult subject matter and makes it highly entertaining for even the casual play. Bribe customs agents, run the narrows and see what it was like to make a dishonest coin in Merry Olde England.

It it available: Yes, successfully Kickstarted

Play if you like
: Breaking the law, tri-corner hats and slipping into the shallows and midnight.

Via boardgamegeek.com

Masters of the Gridiron

Masters of the Gridiron

Why you should play it: For fans of Strat-O-Matic, Masters of the Gridiron is a welcome reprieve from number crunching and hours long game play. At 15 minutes a game, you get a fast paced game with some actual strategy thrown in. It is rare to find speed and whimsy thrown into a sports game, but Masters of the Gridiron appeals to hardcore fans and casual gamers alike.

It is available:
Currently in Kickstarter.

Play if you like: Freezing your butt off in NJ, Magic: The Gathering without the mockery and reminding your friends that you are better at sports.

Via boardgamegeek.com


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This Is Literally The Most Dangerous Game You Could Ever Play

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I’m gonna go ahead and admit to being a coward.

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Someone Mashed Up "Game Of Thrones" With Different Disney Movies And It Works So Perfectly

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Westeros is the most magical place on Earth.

Tumblr user paloma-nevada put together this perfect mashups of your favorite Disney and Game Of Thrones characters.

Tumblr user paloma-nevada put together this perfect mashups of your favorite Disney and Game Of Thrones characters.

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Like for instance, the idea that Lord Varys and Littlefinger are a really great treacherous version of Timon and Pumbaa.

Like for instance, the idea that Lord Varys and Littlefinger are a really great treacherous version of Timon and Pumbaa.

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What To Watch On Sunday If You're Not Into The Super Bowl

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Instead of watching the Denver Broncos battle the Seattle Seahawks, you could spend the day with Betty White, Sherlock Holmes, Rick Grimes, or a litter of puppies. All times Eastern.

Yes, nearly everyone you know will be spending Feb. 2 elbow deep in seven-layer dip, either watching the Broncos and the Seahawks go head-to-head in Super Bowl XLVIII, or knocking back beers while ignoring the game and waiting for commercials.

But if neither of those things interest you, dozens of other networks are offering plenty of Super Bowl counter-programming options.

Here are your best bets for a still super, but non-football Sunday television experience:

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

AMC

Why: Because there's more testosterone in one episode of The Walking Dead than there is in the Seahawks' entire starting line!
When: 10 a.m.–12 a.m. on AMC


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Why You Should Forget The Werewolf Diet

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The latest fad diet follows the phases of the moon. And is a slap in the face to werewolves everywhere.

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Singling out werewolves.

Singling out werewolves.

And why are we targeting werewolves for weight loss anyway? Have you ever seen a wolf? They're usually looking pretty svelte and sexy. This diet allegedly allows one to drop up to six pounds in 24 hours. That sounds like a terrible idea for anyone, but it's an especially bad idea for werewolves.

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Definitive Proof That The Men Of Tumblr Are The Best

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There’s no such thing as just a hat.

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11 Things We Learned From The Cast Of "Vampire Academy"

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Zoey Deutch had an unfortunate first day of filming.

Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry stopped by BuzzFeed to talk about vamps (not the sparkly kind). Here’s what we learned:

Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry stopped by BuzzFeed to talk about vamps (not the sparkly kind). Here’s what we learned:

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For those who haven’t read the book, could you tell us what Vampire Academy is about?

For those who haven’t read the book, could you tell us what Vampire Academy is about?

Lucy Fry: Vampire Academy is about an academy with vampires! There's three races of vampires; the Moroi, the Strigoi, and the dhampir. The Moroi are living vampires and Lissa, my character, is a Moroi who has powers as all Moroi do. The dhampir are the half-human/half-vampires who protect the Moroi from the Strigoi, the evil undead vampires, who want to kill the Moroi and suck their blood.

Zoey Deutch: So basically auditioning for this you can imagine I'm sitting in my room being like, "Moroi, Strigoi, dhampir, what?!" It's very difficult, but not complicated; the words are just funny.

LF: It's just the context. Once you understand that [the structure of the vampire world], the premise of the film is that Rose and Lissa are best friends, and Lissa's parents die in a car accident and she's really scarred and feels all of these dark shadows, and scary things happening at the school. So Rose protects her and takes her away from the academy, and the film starts with them being captured and taken back to the academy, and they have to face of all these things they've been running away from, including the bullying at the school.

ZD: Whilst also discovering what even happened in the first place because their memories were warped.

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Have you read all the books yet?

Have you read all the books yet?

ZD: No.

LF: I'm almost there.

So it's pronounced dhampir (dom-p-ear)?

ZD: Yes, dhampir.

OK, I was paranoid about how I was pronouncing it in my head while I was reading.

ZD: Yeah, one person has pronounced it as dom-fairy, dom-fairy-yon, etc.

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What do you love most about your characters?

What do you love most about your characters?

ZD: One aspect of Rose's personality doesn't necessarily strike me as my favorite aspect of the character, but I love her loyalty to her best friend; that's a wonderful message to send to young girls. I like how she prioritizes her friendship over guys, I love her strong-willed nature, and maybe perhaps most importantly, the fact that she makes mistakes. I find a lot of strength and vulnerability and I think by this type of tough girl not always being right and trying to deal with this just like any other type of teenage girl is, is awesome.

LF: For Lissa, the thing I connected to first was her sensitivity and that she has empathy for everything and everyone, even when she's hurt by something. She feels everything, and I can relate to that, of being really affected by everything, but she always struggles to move on with her life no matter what she's going through. She has a lot of demons, like her parents dying in a car crash, but she's trying really hard to keep everything together, and the thing that helps her the most is having Rose as a best friend. Their friendship is really inspiring and wonderful, and Lissa values that more than anything because it's the one thing that keeps her going.

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Jesse Eisenberg Will Play Lex Luthor In Superman/Batman Movie

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And Jeremy Irons will play Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred. Developing…

Warner Bros. announced Friday that actor Jesse Eisenberg will play Lex Luthor, "Superman’s greatest foe," in the new, untitled Superman-Batman movie.

Warner Bros. announced Friday that actor Jesse Eisenberg will play Lex Luthor, "Superman’s greatest foe," in the new, untitled Superman-Batman movie.

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Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons, meanwhile, will play Alfred, the loyal butler of Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck).

Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons, meanwhile, will play Alfred, the loyal butler of Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck).

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Story developing…more soon…

Ian McKellen And Patrick Stewart Are Excited But Clearly Confused About The Super Bowl

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It’s football! But, not that kind.

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23 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Plant Kingdom

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Sure, they’ve been around for about 500 million years at this point, but there’s still plenty to learn about our little leafy friends.

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A herb is specifically from the leaf of a plant, and a spice is from the seed, berry, stem, bark, root or bulb.

A herb is specifically from the leaf of a plant, and a spice is from the seed, berry, stem, bark, root or bulb.

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Everything You Need To Know About That Insane Online Space Battle That Cost $300,000

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Two days in the wild and wonky world of EVE Online .

EVE Online is a massively multiplayer online science fiction role-playing game.

EVE Online is a massively multiplayer online science fiction role-playing game.

It's been around since 2003, and boasts more than 500,000 subscribers.

Even within the complicated world of MMORPGs, EVE is known as incredibly wonkish.

Even within the complicated world of MMORPGs, EVE is known as incredibly wonkish.

The game boasts a real, shockingly complicated economy and trading system, and is well known for its highly-evolved grand-scale political strategy, complete with diplomacy and espionage. One of the American diplomats killed in Benghazi, Sean Smith, was an avid EVE player and diplomat.

Basically, the game revolves around garnering enough currency (ISK) to build bigger and better spaceships.

Basically, the game revolves around garnering enough currency (ISK) to build bigger and better spaceships.

This is a comparison of ship sizes from many different sci-fi worlds. The two I've marked are from EVE.

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You can earn ISK through time-consuming missions and resource-gathering.

You can earn ISK through time-consuming missions and resource-gathering.

Or you can buy it with real money. Right now a "PLEX" of 600 million ISK costs about $18 USD.


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14 Geeky Chat Up Lines

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Success not guaranteed.

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giovedì 30 gennaio 2014

These New Posters For "Captain America: Winter Soldier" Are Missing One Key Element

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Still pretty fierce though.

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Twitter: @CaptainAmerica

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9 Times The "American Horror Story: Coven" Finale Borrowed From "Asylum"

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Clearly, Sarah Paulson really likes being on the news. Warning: MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!

Each season of FX's anthology series American Horror Story stands on its own, but when the final episode of Coven, the third season, aired on Wednesday, it was hard not to notice the throwbacks to the Asylum finale last season. Lana Banana and 'Delia and Sistah Jude and Fiona had more in common than we thought!

(Seriously though, SPOILER ALERT!)

The Supreme portraits at Miss Robichaux's in the Coven finale.

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Lana's framed photos and artwork in the Asylum finale.

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11 Everyday Things That Once Could Have Killed You

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Or at least ruined your life forever.

Hats

Hats

The secret to men looking so dapper during the 1800s? Mercury. Hatmakers used the toxic compound when crafting fur into felt, and after prolonged exposure, mercury poisoning would cause them to act erratic — even give them the shakes — which is where the phrase “mad as a hatter” comes from. So when Alice encountered the unhinged Hatter in Wonderland, it wasn’t that far from reality.

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Makeup

Makeup

Contrary to our passion for tans, looking ghostly was trendy centuries ago. Lead, mercury and arsenic “complexion wafers” were just some ingredients in products used or sold to pale skin.

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Wallpaper

Wallpaper

If walls could talk in the 1800s, they’d probably yell at you to get out. Dyes that contained arsenic to give them a lovely green hue were used in wallpapers, which proved poisonous — even without consuming them. Though the cause of Napoleon’s death is still debated, some researchers speculate that the high levels of arsenic found in his body could have been absorbed from his surroundings (including his green wallpaper).

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Alcohol

Alcohol

Well, duh. But this booze wasn’t a kegger gone terribly awry. During Prohibition, bootleggers asked chemists to strip undrinkable chemicals from industrial alcohol (used for paints and other supplies) to make it drinkable. Because they hated fun, the U.S. government ordered more poisons be added to make that impossible, killing hundreds of people.

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15 New "Game Of Thrones" Season 4 Photos!

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Jaime with short hair! Sad Jon Snow! Windswept Daenerys! Feast upon this treasure trove of new images!

HBO

HBO

HBO

HBO


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16 Insightful Gems On "Lord Of The Rings" From The Cast

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Watching LOTR with commentary on is worth it’s own marathon.

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