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Incredible Images of the Earth at Night

The Blue Marble has never looked so pretty as it does in these images. Shared on Imgur, the images show relief maps of continents around the world, wonderfully illuminated by pockets of light.

South Africa is pictured too, but a local has concerns about the validity of the image.

Have a look at 10 of our favourite images of the Earth at Night.

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Tesla Watch Takes You Back to 1875

In this age of smartwatches, ThinkGeek takes us back to a more elegant, analogue time with their splendid steampunk chronometer, the Tesla Watch. Complete with a weathered-brass look, leather strapping, a wind-up mechanism, and vacuum tube-style LEDs, it’s sure to get people asking you what time it is.

It can be bought from ThinkGeek for USD59.00.

[via SA Techie]

We Review: Submerged

Submerged is a PS4 game from the same team of developers and artists who worked on Bioshock (but not the same studio). The game’s claim to fame is that you can go about it at your own pace. I paddle about a sunken city and climb some buildings to bring you this review.

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We Review: Devil’s Third (single player)

Devil’s Third by Valhalla Studios is one of those games that was heavily anticipated, probably because it’s unusual to see an over-the-top violent game like it on a Nintendo console. The game has had a troubling history, what with game engine shifts and publishers shutting down. Still, it’s here now, and we’ve gone a few rounds with Ivan to see what the devil is up.

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What if Hannibal Told Cheesy Jokes?

Given the content of Bryan Fuller’s artistically gruesome series Hannibal, it’s hard to imagine it in a humourous way (moreso considering NBC has has lost its appetite for it). However, Hannibal is proved to be quite the comedian in this series of GIFs. Watch as our favourite serial killer/culinarian delivers some cheesy jokes. They’re killer.

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Mixed Emotions

If you like trippy audiovisual landscapes, chances are you’ll also appreciate the works of Thomas Blanchard.

The French creative director captures various paints, oils, milk, honey, and cinnamon as they swirl together. It’s a beautiful mess of mixed emotions.

“The Colors of Feelings” is an experimental dreamlike video rocking us smoothly through circular moves. It is also an analogy of feelings such as anger, love, sadness and joy ; they mix and eventually ease.

Check out The Colors of Feelings below.

[via Colossal]

Dude Surfs Tahitian Wave on a Dirt Bike!

I saw this yesterday but still can’t believe it. Because using a conventional surfboard is too pedestrian for Robbie Maddison, the freestyle motocross rider decided to catch some waves atop a modified dirt bike. He transitions from land to sea with ease and speed, and rides a sizeable wave in Tahiti like it ain’t no thang.

Check out Maddison’s crazy Pipe Dream below.

[via Ufunk]

Film Review: Ant-Man

Marvel’s twelfth film in its Cinematic Universe is Ant-Man, and it follows on from The Avengers: Age of Ultron in a sort of tangential manner. Ant-Man himself is far less well-known to non-comic buffs than other Avengers, or even the Fantastic Four. Let’s see how well the miniature hero stacks up against the bigger names.

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We Review: A Day in the Woods

We all know the story of Little Red Riding Hood and how she went flopping through the forest woods on an errand for her grandma who lived in a house made of gingerbread. On the way, she met a wolf who had just killed and consumed three large hams, and was looking for a dessert with a strawberry-caped topping. And then Red Riding Hood picks up a stray Kalashnikov rifle and goes ape. I think that’s how it goes, doesn’t it? Anyhow, there’s a puzzle game about it by South African indie devs, RetroEpic. Without the Kalashnikov, of course. And this time, Red doesn’t know precisely which cottage is her Grandma’s. And off we go, a skipping through the woods.

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We Review: Earthbound Beginnings

It’s a bit weird to be reviewing an NES game 26 years after its first release, but that’s the wonders of modern gaming for you. Earthbound Beginnings—or Mother, as it was known in Japan—is one of those legendary JRPGs that you hear about but have probably never played. Although the game was translated into English way back then, it was never officially released in the west because that era was the dawn of the Super Nintendo. We in South Africa never got this game, nor its sequel, Earthbound. Thanks to the Wii U’s Virtual Console, now you can play this NES classic, but is it worth playing 26 years later? Let’s find out.

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