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Netflix Now Has Every Power Rangers Episode Ever On Instant Watch

Like, all of them. Every single one. Do you remember watching this show as a kid? Then gradually getting bored with it after about a hundred episodes? Then forgetting about it for several years. Then hearing about it and thinking to yourself, that show’s still on?! Then forgetting about it for several more years. Then discovering that they’ve been releasing iteration after iteration all this time, like an episodic Land Before Time saga with crappy effects and Japanese stock footage? Then hearing that the show is finally getting canceled as you lay on your death bed?

Yeah, me too. And guess what. Every episode you watched, and every episode you never even heard of, as well as the movies you’ve forgotten all about are all available on Instant Watch. Perhaps the only show to actually have more episodes available than Saturday Night Live, Power Rangers is now available in its full, half-Japanese glory on Netflix.

That’s my childhood right there. I have vivid memories of squeezing as much entertainment as I could out of a VHS tape with 3, maybe 4 episodes on it. I recall the saga that resulted in the addition of the Green Ranger taking up way too many tapes. I remember the degraded quality of the videos after I’d spent hour after hour watching what few episodes they put to tape. And now, all of them, every single one of the over 700 episodes of this series is all available at the push of a button.

Dear the internet: I love you.

[via Netflix]

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Android Panties: For The Android/Underwear Fan Boys And Girls

I know what you’re thinking. We’ve seen our little friend Andy on everything from mini figurines to pillows, from t-shirts to knitted device cases, but I’m still naked and have no Android-related garments I can use to insulate my outer clothing from some of the more unsanitary of my external organs!

OK, three things: one: you are seriously over thinking the function of underwear. Two: gross. Three: your wait for open-source smartphone operating system themed underwear is at an end!

The panties are currently available in women’s only. Men’s panties will be available once men start wearing panties. That is, men that aren’t Tim Curry or that crazy guy from Silence of the Lambs. Boxers are still up in the air.

So, Android fanboys that have girlfriends who are willing to indulge your geeky whims, get out your credit cards and order a Princess Leia bikini. But after that head over to androidpanties.com and get your girls a pair. And Android fangirls that are willing to wear Android panties without provocation: call me.

The Evotainment Evo/Wii Controller Hybrid: Because Shut Up

If you’re like me, you own an Evo and a Wii. So did this guy. Where you and I differ from this guy is he made them have babies, and nine release cycles later, the kludgy monstrosity to your left was born. Why? Well, why not, I say! For that matter, why shouldn’t I hook my video camera up to my toaster? Or hook my car stereo up to my refrigerator? Or hook my Virtual Boy up to my cat?

Pro tip: I’ve tried at least two of those and failed. It’s not worth it.

In any case, the device actually looks pretty cool. The Wiimote connects to the Evo via bluetooth, and then lovingly brings along the Classic Controller for a ménage à trois from the hellish pits of World 8. Functional? Gloriously. Elegant? You want elegant, go check out some iPad accessories, because you’re not getting it here.

And if you were wondering why there’s also a Mario Kart steering wheel in the mix…well, what did you think he was going to hold this thing together with? Duct tape? Please. Have some class.

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any instructions or Instructables on how to make this genetic defect of electronic inbreeding that I so desperately want to play with.

via Engadget

This Video Game Is Controlled By Smooches, Will Never Be Played By Real Gamers

When has combining two things you loved ever turned out badly? Peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, caffeine and alcohol. Putting two good things together always creates a great thing. See also: kissing and video games.

An……um….artist? ….by the name of Hye Yeon Nam decided that Wii bowling would be way better if, instead of using a cheap plastic accessory, you could use your tongue to play the game. Who are we to disagree?

And no one can argue with Nam’s conclusion:

“Kissing is an intimate behavior that can be developed into a game device. It has not yet been proposed in the game industry. Kiss Controller shows how the human tongue can be used to control a game and how people can become creatively involved in a game.”

Well, maybe the industry hasn’t tried to push kissing as a form of game control, but I, for one, will not rule out any form of game control that will improve on my current methods. And I love games like Doom, Half-Life, and Portal*.

*– Carnally.

Sony’s Xperia Play Ad Forces Me To Avoid A ‘Thumbs Up’ Pun

Sony’s gaming ads aren’t exactly known for their…umm…that is they lack a certain…err….ok, they’re really friggin’ weird. It’s no surprise that Sony’s venture into the phone/gaming device category that apparently exists would be accompanied by an ad that makes your skin crawl. But in a good way. I think.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, or have disregarded any news about any phones from Sony(and you would be more than justified for lowering your expectations), the Xperia Play is an Android phone made by Sony Ericsson that has a slide out gamepad. Not keyboard, gamepad. Directional arrows, all the buttons you know and love from the Playstation like circles and triangles. And squares. Oh how, I love squares. Sounds like a pretty good idea if you’re a heavy gamer and want an Android phone.

You know what’s not a good idea, though? Getting extensive surgery done in a dirty back alley by a guy who looks like he hasn’t showered in a month to attach thumbs to your green, plastic, digit-less limbs.

What’s that? You’re wondering how in the hell I made the connection between gaming phones and a scene straight out of Repo: The Genetic Opera? I have no idea. But clearly I’m not the first person to so, as this ad from Sony Ericsson demonstrates:

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go wash my brain of this ad before I go pre-order an Xperia Play.