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Top 5 Wrestlers Who Should Have Been in WWE All-Stars

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Top 5 Wrestlers Who Should Have Been in WWE All-Stars

WWE All-Stars is an absolute blast to play.  Turning childhood heroes into action figure versions of themselves and allowing you to bend the rules of physics, jumping up twenty feet or throwing guys across the entire ring, was a brilliant move.  While laying the smacketh downeth on fools with The Rock is all well and good, there are some notable entries missing in the game.  So here are my Top 5 Wrestlers Who Should Have Been in WWE All-Stars.

5)Ric Flair

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Though it is undoubtedly true that Ric Flair was the heart and soul of the WCW for many years, he still did several stints in the WWE.  Much like the WWE was built on the back of Hulk Hogan, the WCW was built on the back of Ric Flair.  Both of Flair’s stints in the WWE involved multiple titles and he was inducted into the WWE hall of fame in 2009.  To not have him as a legend seems odd, as playing as a young Nature Boy in his prime would have been great.

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Catching up with Tony Hawk at LEGOLAND

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Catching up with Tony Hawk at LEGOLAND

While waiting for the ribbon cutting ceremony to start over at LEGOLAND’s new Star Wars miniland area, we caught up with a few celebrities.  One of which was San Diego’s own skateboarding legend, Tony Hawk.  I asked him the basic Star Wars questions, but also wondered if he is still making video games despite the fact that sales for his last two games, RIDE and SHRED, haven’t done so well.

Now, I’m not a professional interviewer, and I was a little star struck, so bare with my noob presence on camera.

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You should have seen the look on your face!

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You should have seen the look on your face!

April fools everybody!  Wow, we sure had you going didn’t we?  I know that the ‘new look’ was sleek, shiny, difficult to navigate around, and … white, but it just wasn’t us.  Why would we want to look just like our competitors, especially when we already look awesome?  Never you worry loyal readers, the Pixelated Geek layout that you know and love is back, and make sure that you keep checking in to see all the geek news and articles that we’re constantly writing for you guys.  I hope you got some laughs out of our joke and give us a shout out and tell us some of the pranks that you did or that happened to you yesterday!

I know kitty. We missed you too.

[April Fools] Pixelated Geek 5.0 is here!!!

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[April Fools] Pixelated Geek 5.0 is here!!!

The long wait is finally over.  Pixelated Geek is, after much anticipation, proud to present our new layout, Pixelated Geek 5.0!  We’ve been talking to our Marketing and Design Consultants and after much deliberation have discovered how to maximize our geeky awesome-ness to better provide you, our wonderful audience, with even more articles, videos, exclusives, and breaking news of All-Things-Geek.  So make sure that you check out www.PixelatedGeek.com and see all the new and exciting things that are going to be coming your way with Pixelated Geek 5.0, I promise you’ll love us even more!

I want all of our faithful readers to know that we really appreciate all of the loyalty you’ve shown over the years. We like to think that you like us as much as we love you, and we’ll hope that you understand that we’re simply following our hopes, dreams, and the advice of Yale MBA’s when we elect to remove all of the giveaways and the Cube Point ranking system from our site. We really hope that the relationship we’ve built with you and our beautiful smiling faces will bear out the thrust of our marketing concept. Also, more videos.

New Features:

  • Ultra Hip New Layout
  • New Logo Typeface
  • Blank white background
  • Ads placed in better areas in hopes that you click on them more
  • Removed CubePoints and Prize. We don’t benefit from it. So, why should you?

Yes. PG 5.0 is just that awesome.

P.S. You’re gonna want to make sure that your bandwidth can handle us, we’re kind of a big deal and we’re only getting bigger.

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Level Up: A Lesson in Failing

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Level Up: A Lesson in Failing

Veteran. Hard Core. Legendary. Epic.

These are all difficulties that we ratchet up to challenge ourselves in game, but in real life we wuss out to the challenge of increasing the chance of failure. We wuss out hard. Failure will happen to you just like death and taxes. I know most self-help gurus won’t tell you that. They’d rather puff you up with kind words and affirmations.

These are vital to staying sane and positive in this world. Don’t get me wrong; I love to affirm people. But we spend a lot of time and energy safeguarding ourselves against that possibility we live rather mundane lives. We become content with plateauing at mediocrity and never rise from it, driven by the interplay of two concerns: Fear and Comfort.

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LEGOLAND Star Wars Miniland – Opening Ceremony [Gallery]

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LEGOLAND Star Wars Miniland – Opening Ceremony [Gallery]

LEGOLAND California opened their newest miniland area for Star Wars.  LEGO Master Builders, LEGO fans, and celebrities were all in attendance for the big event.  The Star Wars Miniland in LEGOLAND California, is the only one in the world.  Each set were very intricate.  At first glance, you’ll see awesome models.  But, the longer you stare at each set, the more you notice.

The LEGO Master builders have really out done themselves. Check out all the photos from this morning’s ribbon cutting ceremony. We’ll have a video montage as well as some video interviews posted shortly.

Thanks again to the LEGOLAND crew for having us!

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LEGOLAND Star Wars Miniland Opening [Live Stream]

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LEGOLAND Star Wars Miniland Opening [Live Stream]

Today is opening day for the Star Wars Miniland at LEGOLAND California. We’ll be live streaming the ribbon cutting ceremony and everything else we see on this post at 8am (PDT).  Of course, if you miss it, we’ll also have a video montage posted in the near future.  Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post if you have any questions for Carrie Fisher.  We might be able to ask her your question(s).

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Star Wars Miniland Opens This Thursday

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Star Wars Miniland Opens This Thursday

This Thursday, March 31, LEGOLAND California will be opening its newest addition to the park, STAR WARS Miniland. After using more than 1.5 million LEGO pieces to create over 2,000 models, LEGO Master Builders have created scenes from all six episodes as well as one from The Clone Wars.

Pixelated Geek crew members Andrew and I will be on hand for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.  Join us here at PixelatedGeek.com, at 8am (PDT), as we live-stream it.

The Friday Fix March 25th

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The Friday Fix March 25th

Hello everybody!  Another week has gone by and with every week comes more news.  That’s what The Fix is for.  I recommend a band for you to listen to, and then I gather up all of the most newstastic news from around the site.  Everybody got it?  The band for this week is going to be my own band American Joy.  We have a show tonight in Raleigh as well as Sunday in Greensboro.  If you like The Replacements be sure to check us out.  Also on Wednesday I am playing in my other band, Future Ghosts, with Emery at Greene Street.  Be sure to check that out here.

I think that was from our first show.  Anyway onto the news!

Thats all for this week everybody.  Be sure to check back next week for more of The Friday Fix!

 

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Paint. Paint! PAINT!?!?!?!

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Paint. Paint! PAINT!?!?!?!

I was over at The Grinning Gamer last Friday helping Brian, the owner of this soon-to-be-opened store, paint some fun stuff on the walls and I took pictures!  We had a good bunch of people show up and painted some fun pictures all over the walls ranging from pictures of the Triforce, dice, Cthulhu, skulls, fairies (HEY LISTEN!!!), and stick figures with poker faces.  The store looks like it’s going to be a super fun place for all your tabletop gaming needs so make sure to come and check it out when it opens on April 1st!  You’ll be able to see the Necronomicon I painted!

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