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Hilarious Retro Game Lets You Play As Glorious Leader! Kim Jong-un

Behold the trailer for Glorious Leader! — a game that lets you play as Kim Jong-un battling against the forces of capitalism evil on foot or your trusty unicorn. You can be the Supreme Leader of North Korea himself and a friend can play with you as Dennis Rodman.


Mad Men Cast Star In Ads That Seem Created By Sterling Cooper & Partners

ABC came up with these playful ads — starring the Mad Men cast as models — in a campaign targeting Emmy Award voters. They are made in a distinctly ’60s style and almost seem like the creations of Sterling Cooper & Partners.


Sci-fi Chinese Porcelain Plates Show Giant Robots And Alien Invasions

Check out Calamityware fine China plates designed by Don Moyers — instead of peaceful scenes and landscapes, they are full of flying dragons, destructive robots and giant sea monsters.


The Fifth Element Game That Sadly Never Was

You probably don’t remember The Fifth Element game for PlayStation because it was so crappy. And you don’t remember this 8-bit The Fifth Element game because, sadly, it never existed. It’s just a video made by those jerks at CineFix, who keep taunting us with awesome but fake retro game remakes of classic movies.


Get This Precious Retro Hobbit Game Into My iPad Right Now

I fondly remember one of the very first games I played on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum: The Hobbit, a text adventure with crude illustrations that was probably made in BASIC. It was crap, but this Hobbit game looks great. So good that it makes me hate the Cinefix guys for making these awesome videos without actually releasing any real games.


NSA System Can Record An Every Call Made In Australia For 30 Days At A Time

Remember all that business about the NSA saying it only collects phone metadata? Yeah, that’s not true. Not only can the NSA listen in on foreigners’ phone calls. It can record “every single” conversation in an entire country and store the recordings for 30 days at a time, a new Washington Post report reveals.


This Tiny Classic Arcade Is As Smart A Watch As You Need

You might think you need a watch that can check email, control your music, and even stay on top of Twitter updates, but you’ve been misled. ThinkGeek’s new Classic Arcade Wristwatch is all you really need strapped to your wrist, especially if you’re old enough to remember a time when beating a video game required a pocket full of quarters.


Instagram Would Have Been More Awesome In The '80s

We assume that all of the media we consume, and all of the social networks we obsess over, are only made possible by modern technology. But as this video demonstrates, even Instagram could have existed back in the 1980s — with only minor changes to how the service works today.


The Very First Mirrorless Camera Was A Gem Made By Epson. Yep. Epson.

By 2010, the mirrorless camera had become a model on the rise, with Sony, Olympus and Panasonic each pushing their new compact interchangeable-lens systems on the world. But the very first mirrorless camera came years before, made by a company known mostly for printers.


Give Your Browser Some Serious Nostalgia With These Emulator Websites

Want to stroll down virtual memory lane? You could futz around with classic software on a virtual machine or rummage through yard sales for a working model of your first computer. Or, you could cruise the