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It’s the final day of our Winter-een-mas t-shirt countdown leading up to the giveaway from our Nerd Approved shirt store, and January 31st is all about sports games.

This Planet Hoth Wampas tee seems appropriate for the day given that it is freezing outside right now. Best to spend the weekend inside playing games.

Head on over to our shirt store for even more awesomely nerdy designs and make sure to check back in on Monday for the giveaway!

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It’s day six of our Winter-een-mas t-shirt countdown leading up to the giveaway from our Nerd Approved shirt store, and January 30th is reserved for RPGs.

This RPG United battle dice shirt seems pretty appropriate for the occasion.

Head on over to our shirt store for even more awesomely nerdy designs and stay tuned the rest of the week for more Winter-een-mas shirts and our giveaway!

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Loot Crate has announced the theme of their February 2015 subscription box. It’s titled “Play” and the description reads:

It’s time to break out the dice, cards and controllers saddle up and strategize: February’s crate is dedicated to all the fun and fantastic games we love to PLAY! From tabletop to video games, we have put together a crate that celebrates both the boundless levels of adventure, creativity and excitement that great gaming can bring. Included will be a Loot Crate Exclusive Edition of a popular tabletop title, plus a vinyl collectible figure from KidRobot, a best-selling story much beloved by gamers & geeks worldwide, and so much more. Pull up a seat and let the games begin!

Ooh, I can’t wait. We got our first box last month and really enjoyed it.

If love nerdy toys/collectibles and surprises, it’s worth giving Loot Crate a try. You can even get 10% off your subscription when you use the code “NERDALICIOUS” at checkout.

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For a limited time you can download The 4-Hour Chef Audiobook from New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss absolutely free in our Nerd Approved Deals store!

Details include:

  • Written by Tim Ferriss, the author of the New York Times bestseller, The 4-Hour Work Week
  • Ferriss has been recognized by Fast Company, Forbes Magazine, and Newsweek’s Digital 100 Power Index for 2012
  • Follows a worldwide quest to meet and learn from the world’s fastest learners & greatest chefs
  • Teaches the concept of “meta-learning,” the art of learning to learn
  • Understand the building blocks of cooking
  • Learn to hunt, forage, and survive
  • Advice from experts

Download The 4-Hour Chef Audiobook ($20 Free)

Speaking of free, don’t forget to head on over to our giveaway section and enter to win an Xbox One, Beats headphones, and Apple watch and more!

You can also save an additional 10% on everything in our Nerd Approved Deals store through February 5th using the code “NA10OFF”.

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It’s day five of our Winter-een-mas t-shirt countdown leading up to the giveaway from our Nerd Approved shirt store, and January 29th is reserved for racing games.

This “Neon Mario Kart” shirt was just added to our store, and it’s on sale for $14 for a limited time. Grab it while you can!

Head on over to our shirt store for even more awesomely nerdy designs.

And stay tuned the rest of the week for more Winter-een-mas shirts and our giveaway!

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We’ve just launched our Nerd Approved Deals Store, and one of the products on sale right now is the PowerPot. You may have seen it on Shark Tank, but now you can grab it for just $99. That’s 33% off the $149 list price.

Plus, you can take an extra 10% off everything in the store using coupon code “NA10OFF” now through February 5th 2015.

Features include:

  • 5 watts on-demand USB power for any device
  • Real-time power meter for optimal charging
  • Works with any stove or heat source
  • 1.2 liter hard-anodized aluminum pot for boiling water

See a video of the PowerPot in action after the break…

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Yesterday we kicked off a Winter-een-mas t-shirt countdown leading up to a giveaway from our Nerd Approved shirt store. However, it’s actually Day 4 of the Winter-een-mas gaming holiday, and today is all about real-time strategy.

I suppose this “Heart Of The Swarm” shirt depicting Chibi renditions of Kerrigan and Jim Raynor of Starcraft also works for Valentine’s Day.

Head on over to our merch store for even more awesomely nerdy shirts.

And stay tuned the rest of the week for more Winter-een-mas shirts and our giveaway!

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The Nerd Approved Media family of sites has partnered with StackCommerce to bring you the Nerd Approved Deals store. It’s loaded with great deals on everything from drones to hoodies. There’s something nerdy and awesome for everyone.

To kick things off readers can get a 10% discount on everything in the store using coupon code “NA10OFF” now through February 5th 2015.

But that’s not all.

We’re also giving away an Xbox One complete with Grand Theft Auto V!

So head on over to the store and check things out and enter the contest. We will feature some of the best deals on the sites and there will be new deals to take advantage of each week.

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You may think that the world is awash in stupid baby names, but a French court found it necessary to step in and actually ban a family from calling their kid “Nutella”, stating that naming a human being after a hazelnut spread is “contrary to the child’s interest” and “can only lead to teasing or disparaging thoughts”.

See Also: A Man Named Jack Daniels Named His Son Jim Beam Because Of Course

The parents showed their feelings by skipping out on a scheduled court appearance, prompting the court to shorten the baby’s name to “Ella” – a move that will surely be recognized only in an official capacity.

(Time via TMS)

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Are you familiar with Winter-een-mas? It’s a gamer’s holiday that was started by Tim Buckley in the Ctrl+Alt+Del comic strip and it takes place over the course of seven days between January 25th and 31st. Each day is devoted to a specific genre:

  • January 25th: Adventure games, symbolized by a man dressed as Indiana Jones.
  • January 26th: First Person Shooter (FPS) games, with a 21 year-old sleep deprived gamer as its symbol.
  • January 27th: Fighting games, represented by a martial artist with too many blows to the head
  • January 28th: Real-time Strategy (RTS) games, whose emblem is a large bearded man with a pocket protector inside another pocket protector.
  • January 29th: Racing games, shown as a racer with old-fashioned racing helmet and racing goggles holding a detached steering wheel.
  • January 30th: Role Playing Games (RPGs), depicted as an elf-like woman holding floating dice above her left hand.
  • January 31st: Sports games, with a round, middle-aged man wearing a #10 jersey and holding a beer bottle in each hand as its emblem.

We don’t need much of an excuse to celebrate around here, so for the rest of the week we will feature a Winter-een-mas-themed shirt from our merch store, leading up to a giveaway over the weekend. Since today is the 27th, the shirt is all about fighting games.

You can grab the shirt “Street Kombat” here. Head on over to our merch store for even more awesomely nerdy shirts.

And stay tuned the rest of the week for more Winter-een-mas shirts and our giveaway!