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Something awesome happened on Saturday, April 5th. To kick off 2014 Philly Tech Week, Frank Lee, Professor of Game Design at Philadelphia’s Drexel University, and his team created the biggest playable game of Tetris that we’ve ever seen. They accomplished this geekstastic feat by hacking the LED lighting system of the 29-story Cira Centre building.

Watch this video by The New York Times to see the game in action.

[via Blazenhoff]

One of our favorite nerds needs our help. Wil Wheaton is seeking to create a third season of TableTop, the awesome web series on Geek and Sundry that he created along with Felicia Day that’s all about hanging out and playing board games. The first two seasons were funded by Google, but after ongoing delays and ever-increasing enthusiasm from fans, wilwheaton is turning to those very fans, to us, to fund season 3 via an Indiegogo campaign.

Right now they’re a little over halfway to the base goal of $500,000 needed to create a 15 episode season. If the campaign raises $750,000, they’ll increase the episode count to 20. But that’s not all:

If it cracks a million bucks, Wheaton says he’ll launch a spin-off dedicated to a Dungeons & Dragons-esque role-playing game. The idea, Wheaton says, is to create a season for, and funded by, the global community of tabletop gamers.

There’s a wide variety of perks to be obtained by donating at different levels. If you love to play board games and want to share that enjoyment with others, watch this video by Wil to learn more and consider donating to the campaign, which ends on May 10, 2014.

[via Indiegogo and Wired]

Today the Department of Awesome Anamorphic Artwork offers up a wonderfully geeky creation by street artists Leon Keer and Remko van Schaik on the campus of the EPLF technical institute in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The duo spent six days working on this amazing depiction of a girl playing a 3D version of Space Invaders in an aerial arcade. Look closely, that’s not just crazy vintage arcade carpet beneath her dangling feet. It’s the very distant ground. We were never much good at the game, but we’d still love to try playing a version like this.

When we asked Keer what he found most challenging about this particular project, he said, “It was creating the Space Invaders. To get the right geometrical shape of every Invader and in good proportion with the other Invaders took a lot of calculations and a good amount of concentration.

The painting measures 150 square meters (1600 square feet) and only makes sense when viewed from one particular side. If you happen to be in the neighborhood of Lausanne, this fantastic street painting will be view through April 10, 2014.

[via My Modern Metropolis]

Do you know Momo? He’s a border collie who likes nothing better than playing hide-and-seek with his sidekick, photographer Andrew Knapp.
However Momo sometimes takes a break from hiding in order to do other awesome things. Today he played a few rounds of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior:

Who’s up for a game? #treatfighter (at Soundpony)

You can play Find Momo with Momo and Andrew by following them on Instagram, via Twitter or here on Tumblr at findmomo.

Do you know Momo? He’s a border collie who likes nothing better than playing hide-and-seek with his sidekick, photographer Andrew Knapp.

However Momo sometimes takes a break from hiding in order to do other awesome things. Today he played a few rounds of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior:

Who’s up for a game? #treatfighter (at Soundpony)

You can play Find Momo with Momo and Andrew by following them on Instagram, via Twitter or here on Tumblr at findmomo.

Reblogged from findmomo

Redditor Kgriffin88 shared this photo of an awesome freight train car painted to look like a classic NES controller, but with one important difference. The car was painted by a graffiti writer named Texer and, instead of giving it two round A and B buttons, this colossal controller has three buttons - A, L and B - for Texer’s ALB crew.
Click here for a closer look.
[via Incredible Things]

Redditor Kgriffin88 shared this photo of an awesome freight train car painted to look like a classic NES controller, but with one important difference. The car was painted by a graffiti writer named Texer and, instead of giving it two round A and B buttons, this colossal controller has three buttons - A, L and B - for Texer’s ALB crew.

Click here for a closer look.

[via Incredible Things]

Nicole of the Cake Haute Couture bakery in Bunbury, Western Australia made this beautifully geeky classic arcade game cake at the request of Dimity, a bride-to-be whose fiance, Stephen, loves old school games.

Each side of the three-tiered square cake features a different game - Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Tetris and Frogger. The very top is decorated with a Pong screen with the score depicting Stephen’s age. The board on which the cake sits features an edible joystick, buttons, and coin slot.

Nicole has been making custom wedding cakes since 2007. Visit the Cake Haute Couture website to check out more of her wonderful creations.

[via Technabob]