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Daily Deal: Get Trine for $1.99 on Steam

We adore indie games round about these parts. We especially adore indie games that are dirt cheap. So, I was very excited to find the Best Downloadable Game of E3 2009 (according to Gamespot) on Steam for $1.99 today. If you run over to Steam and grab Trine in the next 18 hours, you can get it for less than three horses and a jackalope. Which is to say… ridiculously cheap.

We first mentioned Trine in our coverage of the Humble Frozenbyte Bundle back in April.  It’s also available for the Mac. I’m not sure if this has always been the case, or if that’s a recent phenomenon. Either way, win for all the hipster nerds out there.


Lord of the Rings Extended Trilogy for $50 Off

Just in time for tonight’s final installment in the re-release of Peter Jackson’s (and JRR Tolkien’s) masterpiece, Amazon is running a great deal on the just-released extended edition of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.  The whole set can be yours for only $69.99, a whopping $50 off the MSRP.  While Amazon usually doesn’t charge MSRP, this set has been hovering at around $90 for the last few weeks, so I certainly plan to snap this up.

Get it here.

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Shirt Loot: Those Nasssttty Adventurous Hobbittses

Having just seen the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on the big screen once again in anticipation of the BluRay release, I cannot help but get excited for The Hobbit. Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings is the best book to movie adaptation I have ever seen; it conveys the epic tale with as much detail and power as it deserves.

And so, I’m now on a Tolkien kick, and what better to feed my fire than today’s shirt. I cannot wait to see Thorin and his band of treasure hunters march up to Bag End and whisk Bilbo off on an adventure on the big screen, but for now I think I’ll content myself to pretend I’m one of that merry band with this t-shirt.


Shirt Loot: You got your LotR in my Green Lantern

This is awesome.  Just in time for the Green Lantern to hit theaters (this Friday) and for the re-release of Lord of the Rings (starting tonight in theaters across the country – don’t forget!), shirt.woot brings us a shirt that combines all things ring related.  Be sure to read the text below the tee-graphic for some added fun.


Today is Free Comic Book Day Awareness Day

Ahh the first Saturday in May.  Spring has fully set in, the sun is shining, and there’s no work or school.  The day is also home to two other time-honored traditions:  The Kentucky Derby and Free Comic Book Day.  We love both, but since we are not called Horse News And Reviews, I am going to focus on the latter.

Did you say free?


Don’t Forget To Take The Next Step Down The Maester’s Path

The fine folks at HBO have unlocked a new challenge on The Maester’s Path, the marketing site developed for the upcoming Game Of Thrones TV show on HBO.  Don’t forget to go and complete the any of the challenges you have yet to finish.  There are three out at the moment and we have been promised a total of five.  Hopefully you’ll get some cool swag out of it.

The Maester’s Path


A Long Time Ago, On a T-Shirt Available Only For a Day

We here at NNAR love t-shirts, and we also love The one-a-day t-shirt site continually produces some great shirts to make us laugh, cry, or explode with nerd-like excitement. Today’s shirt takes the familiar bumper sticker design of a stick-figure family, often seen on SUVs and minivans, and gives it a twist from everyone’s favorite galaxy far, far away. I’m a huge fan of simple, subtle designs, so this shirt is right up my alley. It doesn’t scream Star Wars – it says it quietly with a knowing smile. However, as always, Teefury shirts are only available for one day, and then they’re gone. So get on it, ya scruffy nerf-herders!


HBO Kicks Off Viral Marketing Campaign for Game of Thrones

It’s no secret that many of us here at NNAR are fans of George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series, and this isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned the upcoming Game of Thrones series on HBO.  Needless to say, I was giddy when I learned that HBO kicked off a new viral marketing campaign in anticipation of the show’s April 17th debut.

Late last week, reports began coming in from websites across the Internet about packages they’d received, containing a map of the book’s main continent of Westeros, six phials of scented oils, and two scrolls showing the owner how to combine the oils to create the scents of key locations from the books.  Awesome, but for the large portion of the world that isn’t identified as important enough to get such cool stuff, this didn’t really have any direct effect.  Until today.

Read on to find out how to get involved/get free stuff.

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Powers/Blade Runner Original Art for Sale

Fiscal responsibility be damned!  Someone needs to give me $700 so I can buy Michael Oeming‘s original artwork for the Blade Runner inspired cover to Powers #18.  Like right now.

For those who don’t read Powers (and are, therefore, idiots), it’s a superhero noir written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Oeming.  And it’s amazing.  Think Law & Order with capes.  Originally published by Image, the book now resides at Marvel’s Icon imprint for creator owned books and is currently on its third volume.  I seriously cannot recommend this book highly enough.  I put it right up there with Y:TLM.  And, if you’re thinking of checking it out, the Definitive Hardcover editions they’ve been putting out are both gorgeous and cheaper than trades (in moneys per issue).

Details after the jump.

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Buy A Working TRON Lightcycle!

This is just awesome, and also one of the reasons I want to be scandalously rich someday (I suppose a good first step would be to stop playing video games and make some money).  Hammacher Schlemmer is selling a working, street legal motorcycle modeled after the Lightcycles of TRON: Legacy fame.  It costs a mere $55,000, but features hubless wheels and a Suzuki 996cc 4-stroke engine.  I don’t know if this is any good or not, since I don’t really know the first thing about motorcycles, but it doesn’t really matter, because IT’S A LIGHTCYCLE IN REAL LIFE.  Each one is custom-made when you order, so no need to worry about them running out, but you should probably order soon.  Give me a call when it arrives and we’ll hang out.

Buy one here.