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Ninja Gaiden sneakers: we want 'em

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Alas, we cannot have them. No, these were made by the (no doubt very loving) girlfriend of one lucky Ninja Gaiden fan. The shoes are hand painted and feature Ninja Gaiden's star ninja Ryu in front of a rising sun background. They are, as the kids say, "teh awesomez." While you won't be getting your hands on this particular pair, take heart, for creator Kirstentjie says that she's considering selling them locally and "hopefully internationally one day." Oh, let's hope that one day is very, very soon (and that Microsoft and Tecmo's lawyers don't mind).

[Via Joystiq]

Snow is brought to Valhalla

Games have always been subject to getting hacked, and while in today's world of online gaming that usually is a bad thing, it can occasionally be a fun and interesting thing. In the case of any kind of Halo hacking though, very very rarely is there any kind of silver lining. This case though definitely falls under interesting. It seems as though some modders somewhere were able to reskin Valhalla with snow to resemble Avalanche. While there are no signs of any reskinned vehicles, the reskin of the map itself gives the thing an almost "Assault on the Control Room" feel that we felt gamers would be able to appreciate. According to the source of the pics the creator must have a dev kit, so this could be a personal project for some smaller dev (or just a really lucky modder). A few Bungie employees even stopped by the thread to check it out and give their opinions (not overly impressed). While modding will always be a controversial issue, it seems hard to find any faults with fun projects like this.

[Via NeoGAF]

Gallery: Snowy Valhalla

Got the Red Ring of Death? Have a condolence card

The Red Ring of Death may not be making as many headlines as it used to, but that doesn't mean it's not still out there, lurking in the shadows, and waiting to strike down your beloved 360. In the not terribly unlikely even that this should happen to someone that you know, you might think about sending them one of these condolence cards. Handcrafted by Etsy user bsangel, the cards feature a red ring formed by glued on crystals on the front. The inside contains a simple message with a sneaky play on the word "console."

You'd better hurry though, there's only one left at bsangel's store as of this writing. Then again, you could probably make your own without much effort at all. Just make sure whoever you give it to has a sense of humor.

[Thanks, Paul Strauss. Via Joystiq]

Win an Xbox 360 by sending an IM? Yes please is currently hosting quite a contest for Xbox 360 Fans. The biggest prize is a Holiday Xbox 360 Pro bundle, which includes and Xbox 360 premium system as well as copies of Forza 2 and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. Also up for grabs are copies of Blue Dragon, Project Gotham Racing 4, F.E.A.R., F.E.A.R. Files, Crash of the Titans, and TimeShift. Even better, entering the contest will help aid a charitable cause like the Red Cross or the Boys & Girls Club of America. Entering is as easy as sending an instant message, so get to it. Head over to for more details.

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