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Super Mario-themed Converses are Japan only

Super Mario-themed Converses are Japan only

It's been years since I actually cared about a pair of kicks or Converse for that matter. I would gladly make an exception though if Nintendo and Converse bothered to release these limited-edition Super Mario Bros.-themed Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers in the United States.

The first zombie-proof house?

The first zombie-proof house?

For proof of how ubiquitous zombies have become in our geek culture, look no further than this zombie-proof home. Normal people are probably thinking "That home would definitely keep out Al Qaeda!" but gamers, geeks and anyone that came after Generation X are thinking "That home would definitely keep out an undead army!"

Card Sagas Wars: Samus vs Master Chief

Finally, an answer to the question of who would win in a fight between Samus and Master Chief.

One thing though, Samus seems pretty underpowered here. She seemed to call everyone from Princess Peach to Pocky and Rocky for help to take Master Chief down.

Card Sagas Wars: Samus vs Master Chief

Four-year old gets Mario-themed birthday party

Four-year old gets Mario-themed birthday party

Some kids get parties where they get to dress up as their favorite super hero or game character and their Mom and Dad throws around some related paraphernalia (mostly store-bought shlock).

This four-year-old's parents went above the call to create something so authentic and detailed that its a shame the four-year-old won't remember it when he or she is older.

Cosplay: Jade's flawless Mortal Kombat kosplay

Cosplay: Mortal Kombat's Jade

There has been an awful lot of talk lately regarding Ed Boon's new Mortal Kombat game due out on April 19th. So I figure, why not post some Mortal Kombat cosplay images? CelestialMaiden is responsible for this stunning Jade cosplay.

GameCritics.com Presents: The Doctor Who Show

Join Tim, Brad, and special guests Kimberly Unger and Sinan Kubba for an all-Doctor Who edition of our podcast. How is the show perceived in the UK versus in the US? Is the show flying or floundering under Steven Moffatt? And you can't have a Doctor Who show without answering that immortal (HAH!) question: Which Doctor is best: Eccleston, Tennant, or Smith? We cover it all: Time Lords and companions, allies and villains, epic storylines and epic duds—Whether you're a longtime Whovian or just a curious oustider, there's something here for you. Join us!

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Dress like Dead Space's Issac Clarke, keep street cred

Dead Space - Isaac Clarke Advance RIG Hoodie

Do you love Dead Space? Do you love Dead Space so much that you want to look like its protagonist Issac Clarke? What if you are too insecure to go all out and dress up in a full-on the engineer's suit? Well, you might be in luck.

Cosplay: Going to extremes to be Tomb Raider's Lara Croft

Tomb Raider - Lara Croft Cosplay

This is Jenn AKA XtremeJenn, AKA Lara Croft. She is what one might call an extreme cosplayer. Jenn is known in the cosplay community for going a little out of her way to get the best shots when dressed as Tomb Raider's Lara Croft. Case in point, this particular image has her hanging off a 165-foot waterfall in Victoria, Australia. Most of her photo shoots strike that perfect balance of peril and authenticity that in her words "capture the spirit of Lara Croft" so be sure to check them out.

Cosplay: Street Fighter's Ryu... with actual Hadoken

Street Fighter II - Ryu cosplay

Since many of you are playing Marvel vs Capcom 3, I thought you'd appreciate some Ryu cosplay. As cosplay goes, you have to give this guy the prize for actually producing a fireball for the photo shoot.

Cosplay: Imp Midna from Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Imp Midna Cosplay

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was not a favorite game of mine—I played it for a few hours and put it down never to pick it up again—but I did always like the character Midna. Others have apparently played the game as well and become quite fond of Midna. They have gone so far enough as to create a Midna costume. As with such things, some are more successful than others, but no matter where you go, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better example of Midna cosplay than Kagomechann's.

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