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Hey!” Aures practically squealed as Emil took his handheld game and made his character die. Why the hell did Emil even hang out with them, anyways? He was the very definition of an annoying third wheel. Always being obnoxious, and talking about joining the army. He was lucky they’d been friends for so long. Pouting, Aures folded his arms over his chest and just stared crossly as Emil let out a triumphant laugh, started backing away with his trophy–

Until he bumped into the girls of the group, Abella and Aliana, and tripped right onto his rear.

Now, while Emil was an ass, he, Abella, and Aliana were Aures’ very dear friends. Good ol’ Aliana knew how to make Emil shut up, and Abella was both sassy and supportive of Aures.

As Emil turned to snap at the two girls for knocking him over, Aures let out a triumphant yelp and dashed to get his game, then ran behind Abella.

Meet the SmartBoy, an upcoming Game Boy-compatible device for the iPhone 6 Plus (with more compatible smartphones to follow). This concept art shows that it will attach to the iPhone 6 Plus, turning the phone into a handheld gaming device compatible with Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges.

It will also feature an eight-way D-pad; two action buttons; a start and select button; and an included battery that can be charged through the phone itself providing 5 hours of gameplay. The gameplay itself will output through the iPhone 6 Plus’ own screen.

As this is only a conceptual design, features may be removed or added in its current development stage.

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The Groose is on the loose.

And you thought I wouldn’t take the chance to make this kind of post?



Reasons You Should Be Playing Angry Birds Space, or, Why The Space Title is a Gamechanger

As much as we all fell victim to the addictive clutches of Angry Birds, along with its sequels, Seasons and Rio, we can all admit; the reliable old formula (drag a bird, crush some pigs, get a high score, feel like a math whiz for figuring out the proper angling) got old. It took a while, but it got old.

Now, in Angry Birds Space, the birds have taken to the final frontier. All the birds we’ve come to love, plus a new ice bird and a laser bird, still have the same goal: kill the pigs. They now have to use the gravitational pull of each planet to slingshot around to hit each pig. It’s a much more precise way to play, but as expected, the mental payload is much better.

Angry Birds Space is free on Android for an ad-supported version, 99 cents for iPhone, iPod and Android (ad-free), $2.99 for the HD version for iPad, and $5.95 for Windows and Mac OS X.