Five Things You Should Never Say to Your D&D Party

A few months ago I wrote a post about things you should never say to your DM during a D&D—or any RPG–campaign. And while the DM wields the most power, you can’t underestimate the importance of good group rapport. Over the last two years I’ve absolutely lucked out with a fantastic group of players. We […]

13 Things Worth Knowing About Super Mario [Infographic]

In the history of video game characters, it could be argued that none are quite as iconic as Mario and his brother Luigi from the ubiquious Mario Bros. franchise. You would be hard pressed to find a single person under the age of forty who has never played at least one of the countless variations […]

Look at me, I’m a ROBOT!!!

A few weeks back, when we did the big neatorama giveaway contest, one of our grand prize winner chose to have a picture drawn of herself courtesy of the neatoshop. The only reason I noticed this is because the artist who drew the portrait linked to us after being done with the job. After seeing […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Cowboys in Geek Culture

So we’ve been playing Red Dead Redemption in our house lately, and it’s got me on another cowboy kick. And with all this talk about Cowboys & Aliens and Jonah Hex, well, I’m in a bit of a tizzy. I love cowboys. I truly do. And I have them to thank for many of my […]

Another Geeky Alphabet For Your Viewing Pleasure!

By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] Back in May, our own Casey created a fantastic pictorial alphabet for geeks.  Well another one has popped up on the interwebs…full of comic book heroes, TV show characters, and the occasionally obscure fanboy reference…right up your alley, right?  Check out these choice letters! D is for Doctor See […]

Wednesday Geeky Pics: Sexy Super Heroines!

Yes, Supergirl is awesome, but of course she’s not the only superheroine in the comics world. Thanks to the joys of cosplay (and predominantly, to Comic Con and Dragon Con), here are some of our favorite heroines, decked out in style. We’ll even start with Marvel this time! Psylocke of the X-Men. (Be careful, she […]

Happy Captain Picard Day!

Hey everyone! Just a quick post this morning to tell everyone that today is Captain Picard Day! Instead of writing a whole new article for the occasion, I’ll point you to the post we wrote last year: Happy Captain Picard Day everyone! (Click!)

Breaking Through The Fourth Wall in Dragon Age

For me, the appeal of video games has to do with escape and immersion. It isn’t just about gameplay. It’s about story, about investment, and about character. From the very beginning I’ve been drawn to video games that tell stories and introduce me to characters. And in the last 10 years video games have changed […]

Behold: The Devuvuzelator

In the modern world, it could be argued that the most important element of any invention is its name. And if that’s the case, there may be no finer name this year than the devuvuzelator. It’s a response to the vuvuzela, a long horn (usually made of plastic) which is particularly popular with soccer fans […]

Facebook: Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Chances are good you have a Facebook profile. Chances are even better that, if you do have an account, you check it at least once a day. You might be a professional Farmviller or the President of 100 Facebook groups, but do you really know Facebook and what you’ve gotten yourself into? It’s time for […]

Online Sex Could Be Infectious

Security risks may be the price of free online pornography according to a new study (PDF). The research comes from Dr Gilbert Wondracek and colleagues at the International Secure System Lab. They carried out what they believe to be the first major study of security, rather than economy, of porn sites. As I wouldn’t dream […]

The Stats on Slacking [Infographic]

Did you know that on average, a typical American worker wastes around 1.7 hours of work time per day and that employers end up paying $759 billion per year because of this? Hit the jump for more stats on slacking.