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The Week in Review: Shoes, Cosplay, and Fox News

| 10 Sep 2011 11:30

In this week's edition a less than PC joke comes back to haunt a Dead Island coder, and Fox News tackles green games.

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Nike Auctions Back to the Future Shoes for Charity

Nike is auctioning off 1,500 pairs of the light-up self-tying shoes from Back to the Future 2 for charity. Sadly, the shoes don't tie themselves, but other than that, they're a spot on recreation. Nike will donate $50 million to Michael J Fox's - who starred in the BttF movies - foundation for finding a cure for Parkinson's Disease, a condition that Fox suffers from. Hit the link for a video and a couple of galleries. (Link)


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Bizarre Dead Island Joke Discovered in Code

A coder for Dead Island developer Techland has gotten himself in some trouble after it was discovered that the code for the game contained the phrase "FeministWhorePurna." Techland came back and said that the line said was a private joke from the coder in question and that he would face consequences for having breached the company's policies. (Link)


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Fox News Takes On Green Games

If you ever needed proof that Fox News really doesn't like videogames, then you don't have to look much further than a recent piece on the network that took potshots at games with environmental messages. Internet radio host TJ McCormack and host Clayton Morris pondered out loud whether these games were really as good as they seem, or if they just promoted a liberal agenda. (Link)


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Morrigan Cosplay Gets Hydrated

Ukrainian cosplayer "The Kirana" and her costume maker/photographer friend Kira Winter have put together some pretty spectacular Dragon Age cosplay. Kirana dressed up as the sarcastic mage Morrigan and Winter used photography tricks to add some impressive-looking magical water effects. The costume is amazing - the contacts are a nice touch - and the photographs are pretty stunning too. Hit the link for a gallery. (Link)


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Diablo 3 Beta Footage Sneaks Out

A new video has hit the web showing off content from the Diablo 3, Unfortunately, it might not be the kind of footage you're really excited about though, as it's mainly focused on the game's menus. The video shows the player making menu choices - in real time, no less - and then spices it up with a few screenshots of the game itself. Hit the link for a video. It has a blacksmith in it. (Link)

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