The Disney Princesses Welcome Princess Leia [Video]

The ladies behind “Hipster Disney Princesses” are back, and this time they’re welcoming Princess Leia into the fold — but she needs a little refinement before she joins the Disney line.

[via AVbyte]

Westeros, Westeros, What Are Your Houses?

Inspired by Eric Carle’s famous children’s picture book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Game of Thrones fan mrstarter published this little beauty.

I’ve always wondered how preschooling would work in Westeros – perhaps this is how baby Rickon first started learning of the Houses and their words.

[something worth having Via io9]

Two Men + Two Tesla coils + Faraday suits = ELECTRICITY FIGHT! [Video]

Wearing faraday suits, these two guys are fighting each other using electricity from tesla coils at the Belfast Festival @ queen’s in Northern Ireland.

[Via OW]

Elite Game (1984) May Return via Kickstarter

Elite was a hugely ambitious video game creation. Now one of its creators is launching a similarly ambitious attempt to fund an update.

David Brabem is seeking £1.25 million (approximately US$1.9 million) through the recently launched UK version of Kickstarter. That wouldn’t put it in the 10 best-funded Kickstarter projects, but is a higher starting target than any of those projects had. It may well be the highest initial goal ever on the site (or at least the highest with anything close to a credible chance of success.)

Games have dominated Kickstarters big-budget projects: of the current top ten, five are games, two are gaming hardware and one is a line of miniature toys inspired by games. Retro remakes are nothing new either: the list includes a sequel to Wasteland, while a new version of Carmageddon easily reached its $400,000 target.

The original Elite, released in 1984, combined space combat with a trading game. It was particularly notable as it randomly created planets. Although each game “only” had 2,048 planets, the random nature meant it felt much more like an open world (or open universe) game than most platform-based rivals at the time.

Brabem notes that the entire game fitted into just 22K of memory, making it smaller than a typical modern e-mail message.

He says the new game, Elite: Dangerous, will try to blend the gameplay of the original with the sheer size of a 1993 sequel that attempted to incorporate the entire mapped Milky Way. It will also incorporate multiplayer gaming.

According to Brabem, using Kickstarter isn’t solely about getting the cash, but also about confirming there is enough interest in the game from today’s audience that it’s worth seeing the project through to completion. It’s scheduled for a March 2014 release.

Anyone pledging £20 ($32) or more gets a digital copy of the game. Those who pledge higher amounts will get access to beta test copies, be able to contribute to official discussion forums for the game’s development, and have their name appear in the game as a character, space station or planet.

25% of Google Play Apps Are Dodgy [Infographic]

It’s one of those things that Apple fans love to lord over the PC-lovers and, more recently, the Android-lovers. Viruses and malware. Apple just seems to get fewer. It probably has to do with the fact that the Google Play system is a lot more open than the Apple App Store. With all the good you get from that, you get all the bad too. If you’re not careful.

A recent review by security software firm Bit9 found that among other interesting statistics, 100K Android applications (of the 400K+ apps) could pose a security risk to the device.

One of the shocking things is that 26 per cent of apps in the Google Play marketplace access your private information (such as your email and contacts) and only 2 per cent of those apps are from highly trusted publishers.

That’s a lot of dodgyness if you ask me.

Despite what the Apple fan-boy who used to live inside me might think, this doesn’t mean everyone should buy iPhones (especially since you now get the horrific iOS6 with them *shudder*). What it instead means is be careful of what you download. Before you download any application, and before you give it any permissions, research it first and verify that it’s safe.

Just read about the “malware” that the US Navy created if you need any more encouragement.

Here’s the infographic from Bit9 with details (click to see larger):

[Bit9 Via Mashable]

Capitalist Culture Post Zombie Apocalypse

The zombie apocalypse has come and the world has been overrun with the risen dead. However, once humans have been eradicated, and all that is left is zombies, commercialism will come calling. I mean, services must be rendered to the now-bored (and probably underfed) population right? But the whole demographic has changed now – we need to advertise to zombies now, not people.

Well Ben Fellowes decided that he would get a head start on the Mad Zombie Men:

[Inspiration Feed Via Gay Geek]

Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads: Amazing Back to the Future-Themed Cake [Pic]

Another awesome cake by Tracey of the Black Cherry Cake Company, which also made that awesome Star Trek-themed cake we featured last week.

[Via]

“Minecraft Style” – A Parody of PSY’s Gangnam Style [Music Video]

One of the best gangnam style parody I’ve seen. This one goes right next to Comediva’s awesome Klingon Style video.

[CaptainSparklez]

HOLY FRAK: Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome Trailer [Video]

Yes, I believe “Holy frak” is the correct thing to say right now… :)

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome will FINALLY be released THIS FRIDAY on Machinima Prime. Follow young pilot William Adama in the First Cylon War and his first adventure aboard the Battlestar Galactica.

Don’t forget guys, this is getting released on friday. Yes, that’s in just 3 days.

[Machinima]

Female Jack Skellington Cosplay [Pics]

I’ve actually always wondered how I could “feminize” Jack Skellington for cosplay…model Victoria Scerri took it even a step further and made sure she had her trusty sidekick, Zero, beside her!

[Via Geek x Girls / Photos by Tom Good]

Amazon Deal of the Day: Action and Adventure Movies on Blu-ray for Under $10

For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has over 1400 action and adventure movies for under $10. If you’re on the lookout for potential gifts for the upcoming holiday season or want to fill out your movie collection a little, this is a great place to start looking!

[Action and Adventure Movies on Blu-ray for Under $10]

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