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For those lucky enough to have an iPhone 4/4S that needs a case and you also happen to be a big Mass Effect fan, than I have the case for you!  The amazing people over at ThinkGeek is selling this really cool looking Mass Effect N7 armor iPhone 4/4S case for just $24.99!  And that’s not all!  With the awesome Mass Effect iPhone case, you also can download a matching wallpaper from the manufacture’s website and you will receive a Collector Assault Rifle DLC code.  Seems like a pretty good bargain to me!  It makes me wish I had an iPhone!

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Mass Effect N7 iPhone 4 and 4S Case

Mass Effect N7 iPhone 4 and 4S Case

[Source:  ThinkGeek]

I always enjoy seeing some amazing stained glass when it is not in some kind of religious context.  Religious stained glass can be amazing but its so common I almost don’t see it as special anymore.  However, it is pretty rare to come across some awesome video game inspired stained glass which is why I was really excited when I saw this beautiful Halo Legendary Spartan Shield stained glass.  DeviantART user Veggie-San is the creator of this amazing Halo Legendary Spartan Shield stained glass and they also take orders for this although no price is mentioned so who knows how much it costs to be the owner if this amazing Halo awesomeness.

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Halo Legendary Spartan Shield Stained Glass

Halo Legendary Spartan Shield Stained Glass

[Source: DeviantART via So Geek Chic]

Not too long after I changed focus from Global Geek News being a tech news and opinion site to a geek culture site, I posted about a mind blowing Super Mario Bros bathroom.  I honestly never expected to see something like that again, much less one that was even cooler.  Well, here it is!

Somebody with a love for 8-bit gaming decided to go wild and decorate everything in their bathroom to look like Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong and Pac-Man.  I can’t decide if my favorite part of this bathroom is the Pac-Man trash can or the Super Mario Bros toilet seat.  This bathroom also incorporates some things I have blogged in the past including the question block light and the NES controller soap.  Clearly, the perfect bathroom!

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8-Bit Video Game Bathroom

8-Bit Video Game Bathroom

8-Bit Video Game Bathroom

8-Bit Video Game Bathroom

8-Bit Video Game Bathroom

8-Bit Video Game Bathroom

8-Bit Video Game Bathroom

8-Bit Video Game Bathroom

[via Geeks are Sexy]

While I am not a chalk fan (too dusty), one of the reasons I love locally owned coffee houses and smaller restaurants is for their creative chalkboard menu art.  I usually don’t care much about the daily specials as I am a creature of habit when it comes to what I eat and drink, but I love to see the cool art on the menus.  Although I didn’t get to see this work of art in person, this Legend of Zelda inspired chalk menu art is amazing!  In Champaign, Illinois, there is a coffee shop known as Espresso Royale that employes local chalk artist Sara Jahn to make works of art like this Legend of Zelda inspired chalk art featuring Link and Navi.  Very impressive!

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Legend of Zelda Link and Navi Chalk Art

Legend of Zelda Link and Navi Chalk Art

[via Geeks are Sexy]

Ever since the world has been introduced to the wonderful power of computers, the demand for more processing power, while getting smaller, has led to the laptops and tablets of today.  With such processing power at their fingertips, consumers are now expecting things like free laptop deals to entice them in giving up their hard earned cash. Since manufacturers are not likely to give away any free laptops, they have instead focused on producing laptops that are both powerful and fun to use.

Major laptop vendors such as Toshiba and Dell realize that today’s consumers want the ability to work with the latest version of Microsoft Office, while at the same time be able to play Battlefield or Doom with their online friends, as they are on the road. That is what Dell had in mind when it produced the Dell Precision M660 Workstation. No, it is not one of those fly by night gimmick free laptop deals, rather it is a mobile computing beat that you can create a spreadsheet for work while blasting as many Doom demons you can find.

Laptop Gaming

(Courtesy of rmhowie)

The Dell Precision is not cheap but rather an investment as evidenced by its retail $5700 price tag. Yes, that is a nice dink on your credit card, but what you get for the price Dell delivers major bang for your bucks:

  • 17 Inch High Definition Monitor
  • Intel’s Quad Extreme 2920XM Core i7  CPU
  • 32 Gigs of Ram
  • 2 – 250GB drives
  • 5 – USB ports
  • HDMI
  • Blu Ray DVD RW Drive
  • 802.11 n Gigabit Ethernet

The only draw-back with all of this hardware is that it weighs slightly over 9lbs. But that is a small price as you beat your friends to the punch with your Ethernet connection.

As your friends are getting fitted for glasses due to the fact that they are squinting in front or their small monitors, you on the other hand, have a mobile home entertainment center. A 17 inch high definition monitor along with 500G in total storage space to download all of the digital content your heart desires. Also, do not forget that most of the current laptop games today have movie tie ins so you cannot lose. You get to watch either the latest movie release or the movie tie in for your game in high definition. Your eyes and ears will be in sensory heaven. The only thing that is missing is the buttered popcorn as you blast those pesky Doom creatures into digital dust.

With this powerhouse in hand, you can easily go online with confidence knowing that you will not suffer any frames freezing up because the M660 will enable you to be the digital combat warrior whether you are at home or on the road.

Just think about it; you are looking around the corner in Doom trying to find a monster to blast then, your laptop either freezes or slows to a crawl. You are toast because one of your friends or a demon will get you. Those worries are gone with the M660 because with your gigabit connection, along with the built in horse power that Dell has placed at your fingertips, will enable you to focus more on your strategies for winning the game instead of being dead in digital space.

Today’s top laptops such as the Dell M660 may not be considered one of the free laptop deals that can be found at your local computer shop, but they do; however, provide power and performance so that you can work or play at ease.

 

I’m Ruben Corbo and I’m a freelance writer for several websites about various topics including tech, smartphones, and more. One of the best websites I write for Broadband Expert offers free laptops with a broadband connection. To let you know a little bit more about myself, I’m an avid gamer and music composer for short films and other visual arts. I would like to thank Jeremy Bray and Global Geek News for this opportunity to guest post.

A few weeks ago, I discovered that my local video arcade in our mall had shut down.  To say that I was sad would be an understatement as I spent much of my childhood and who knows how much money in that place.

Well, ever since then I have been giving more serious thought to my idea of turning my basement into an arcade and I would love to start it with this amazing custom arcade cabinet for playing Super Nintendo games.

Reddit user Echoobrain is the creator of this amazing SNES arcade cabinet and yes, I am in contact with him about acquiring it so hopefully it will soon be mine.  For those worried about this being only one player, a normal SNES controller is hidden inside so you can get your multiplayer on when a friend comes over.

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Super Nintendo Arcade Cabinet

Super Nintendo Arcade Cabinet

SNES Arcade Cabinet

SNES Arcade Cabinet

[Source:  Reddit]