"Second Life" Bunnies Enter Hiberation Forever
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"Second Life" Bunnies Enter Hiberation Forever

Mass extinction is not a joke, Jim.

This past Saturday, bunnies went extinct. Not in real life, but in the massive multiplayer online role-playing game "Second Life", where players create a world within their own world and do whatever the heck they want, really. Except keep the bunnies alive, apparently.

Numerous subcompanies exist within the game, selling a variety of products, and one named Ozimals specifically dealt in bunnies and birds. In order to keep the breedable bunnies profitable for themselves, the company created a food that only they can sell, protected against tampering by outside forces.

Then, tragedy struck. The company went under, and it became the role of one man to become owner and take on the task of maintaining the server. However, legal threats that he did not legally own the assets ensued, and he had to withdraw. No more bunny food.

The way the bunnies worked was that if they weren't fed for a few days, they entered hibernation until they were fed unless charmed with a special item to make them Everlasting and not require food. Without any more food, the bunnies will sleep forever, little sleeping bunnies awaiting true love's food. Sleeping Bunny: the musical.

The owner made a statement about the fate of the rabbits, saying that "Any bunny who is Everlasting will continue to function, as he or she does now: without cost. Any bunny who is not Everlasting will be unable to eat and will hibernate within 72 hours."

Why am I upset over nonexistent rabbits? If the game is a second life, do the bunnies exist? Are they actually hungry? How real is virtual reality? I'm getting "Matrix" vibes. My head hurts.

I don't know about you, but I didn't even know the game was still around. My knowledge is limited to that episode of The Office when Dwight is playing, and his second life is just him being able to fly.

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Maybe that's just me, though. Dwight must have stopped playing, because he'd never let this happen. Regardless, RIP little guys. We hardly knew ya. Hopefully somebody makes the push for the return of the server, and the bunnies can wake up one day.

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11 Manga For Anyone With A Dark Side

I hope you have a strong stomach.

Japanese comics, or manga, have the unfortunate connotation of being girly or goofish--think Sailor Moon or One Piece--but that couldn't be further from the truth. Manga can get dark, and I mean dark. While this specific genre isn't for everyone, it certainly is for me.

Here are a few of my favorite manga that will leave you completely horrified:

Tomodachi Game

A relatively new series, this manga revolves around a group of friends trapped in a game of wits, luck and trust. With millions of dollars on the line, things can get pretty serious and dangerous.


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The Promised Neverland

Don't let the title trick you, these orphaned kids definitely aren't in Neverland. These children compete against one another for test scores. The only problem? These scores determine how valuable--and tasty--their brains are. This manga definitely isn't for kids.


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Ludwig Revolution

A fresh spin on the classic fairy tales we've all grown to love, this manga series is about a prince on a search for a princess to wed. Unfortunately, he's a bit picky, especially when it comes to looks.


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Mirai Nikki

While it starts innocently enough, you quickly learn things aren't what they seem in this manga. It really makes you question who to trust, and shows just what people are willing to do for their loved ones. The popular series is both a manga and anime, so you have two ways to watch the horror unfold.


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Battle Royale

Forget the Hunger Games, this is the original killing competition. With gruesome killing scenes and some truly evil characters, this is a manga only the brave should read. The Battle Royale live action film is one of director Quentin Tarentino's favorites, and it even provided inspiration for Kill Bill. Feel like reading it now?


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Btooom!

Gamers, this is the manga for you. The main character is one of the top players of a video game, only to eventually be transported to a place where he has to physically play the graphic game he's so great at.


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Franken Fran

As you can probably guess from the title, this series is inspired by the tale of Frankenstein. With seriously messed up experiments and mind-boggling storylines, it might leave you feeling a tad nauseous.


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Doubt

This series is like Saw, but with a bit more intrigue. The characters play as "rabbits" in a game where one person is secretly a "wolf". The wolf has to eat all the rabbits without anyone finding out their true identity. A group of people eventually find themselves playing a real version of the game, but one of them is the wolf. The manga was so popular that it spawned two equally horrific spinoffs.


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Real Account

This disturbing series shows just how important social media can be. The characters must fight and trick one another to survive, all the while making sure they do nothing to lose their followers, which means instant death.


SOURCE: MANGAREADER.NET

Apocalypse no Toride

Have you ever wondered what would happen if zombies were real? Well, that's what this bloody series is about. It goes around the usual formula by creating characters you can't quite root for. Everyone's in jail, and for good reason too.


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Deadman Wonderland

The characters in this manga have the ability to use their blood as a weapon. They are prisoners of a game where they're required to fight one another, and the contestants have to lose a body part any time they don't win. It's even bloodier than you'd think.


SOURCE: GAMEBANANA.COM

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Why Car Racing Games Are Boring

I said it.

With so many interesting and diverse genres of video games out today, it's unsurprising that car racing games exist and are still popular.

People like going fast. The ability to drive a car really, really freaking fast with no real-life consequence is thrilling, especially when you attract police attention and have to out-maneuver them (I think of Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit as I type this).

If you haven't gathered already, my dabbling in racing sims died on the PS2. Maybe it's because I'm a "lol dumb girl," or because I never had any vested interest in cars prior that could solidify my desires to race virtual cars really fast, but really, it just got boring.

Yeah, mechanics can vary from game to game, but most of the time you're just either racing on an actual racetrack, playing a rip-off of the Fast and Furious series or both.

Yes, you can play mad bumper cars that end in explosions (very nice) but why should we do the same thing every time? The only appeal, really, is testing out newer, sleeker models you'll never be able to afford.

A lot of the hype also dies when you are actually of age to get your license and do some driving in reality. Once you actually get the little thrill of driving above 60 irl, or even that sneaky 90+, making a virtual car go vroom and smacking into other cars, buildings and landmarks just doesn't have the same appeal.

Granted, Dirt 4 is currently rocking a 9.2 score on IGN, but here's the issue: normal gamers these days aren't interested in the genre anymore. While critics and reviewers might have glowing, gushing praise for a game (that isn't doing anything new), I have not seen a single word about it outside of critic reviews.

My friends don't care, I don't care, I haven't seen anybody care. Why? Because it's stale.

That's probably why Rocket League became so weirdly popular, a hybrid car-soccer game where you drive around and attempt to score goals on the other team. Cars in a new, interesting dynamic, who'd have guessed? Mario Kart will be popular forever since it's accessible even to people who don't play video games, but what's the draw for the entire racing sim genre?

There's a reason that car games aren't at the forefront of the industry anymore... only the diehards are still playing.

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Don't Buy The Generic Brand Of These 10 Items

They are truly not worth it.

Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Is it hard for you to go grocery shopping because your budget is really tiny?

Have you ever been standing in the shampoo aisle, weighing the pros and cons of buying the generic brand versus the name brand? Me too.

Don't worry. I'm going to save you from making the mistakes I've made and give you a list of the ten things you should never buy generic:

1. Tampons.
Cardboard applicators are the worst. Go ahead and grab the Playtex. Enjoy the plastic. Make it easy on yourself to endure those five or seven days every single month.

2. Ice cream.
We all know the generic ice cream sucks. We've all hated ourselves for buying the generic brand. Yet, we still do it, time after time.

I'm here to tell you to quit making that mistake. Go for the Ben & Jerry's. It'll be worth it next time you're crying over a break up, I promise.

3. Magic markers.
They will literally run out after five minutes. If you're investing in a big project, splurge for the Sharpies. You'll be happy you threw down a few more bucks.

4. Coffee.
No. You know you shouldn't be doing this before you even read this point. Buying generic coffee is a really great way to screw up your morning. Just don't do it. Go to Dunkin'. Get the kind you like.

Enjoy that first sip of beverage when you roll out of bed in the morning. Give yourself permission to fall in love with your coffee over and over again every morning.

5. Pet food.
Admit it. You hate eating generic brands of your food. Think about how your babe feels when you throw down some Kroger pet food in their bowl? Yeah. They aren't happy about it.

Don't do this to them. Splurge for the Purina.

6. Garbage bags.
Do you want your shit to go all over you as you walk to the garbage? No. So don't go for the generic brands of trash bags from Big Lots. Hefty hefty hefty is a thing.

7. Batteries.
There's a reason we all know who the Energizer bunny is... because those batteries actually last. You don't want generic batteries. Your shit will die so quick.

Keep yourself in check, go for the Energizers.

8. Condiments.
Did you think I was going to say condoms? Condiments are absolutely gross when they're the generic brand. Don't settle for that nasty watered-down ketchup and just get the Heinz.

9. Beer.
This is pretty self-explanatory. If you're planning on enjoying your life, you should probably just go ahead and buy the beer you know you like. Generic beer sounds like toilet paper that leaves little pieces in your ass crack.

No-go.

10. Spaghetti sauce.
The easiest way to ruin the perfect romantic dinner is to have generic spaghetti sauce. Nasty. Please don't try to impress your date with your "all time famous spaghetti sauce" if you've gone out and bought the Kroger brand.

Stop that. You'll lose them so quickly.

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New Year's Eve Party Playlist

Time to celebrate all the good music that 2016 had to offer.

2016 was filled to the brim with quality tunes. Icons like David Bowie and Leonard Cohen passed away, but not without leaving us with everlasting opuses. Newcomers like Noname and Anderson .Paak released powerful debuts that have left us begging for more.

And of course, solidified stars like Kanye West and Bassnectar added incredible albums to their extensive discography. It was easy to get lost in the overwhelming sound of this year, so we compiled some of the best tracks that may have slipped through the cracks.

You won't find any Chainsmokers or "Fake Love" on here, but this is a chance to dive deeper into the music that you may have missed. Enjoy.

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How Fallout 4 Can Get You Through Break

You're going to buy Fallout 4 and completely lose yourself in the post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Everyone always expects their breaks to be more exciting than they really are. Oh, you're going to go take a road trip down to another school to visit your friends? No, you're not. Oh, you're going to spend some time reading some books and really reconnecting with your inner academic self? No, you're not. Here's what you're going to do this break, (and I promise you will love it. It will consume your life; and you won't even notice): You're going to buy Fallout 4 and completely lose yourself in the post-apocalyptic wasteland.

This is entertainment that can keep you occupied for literally hours. On my first day of break I must have spent anywhere from 4-5 hours sitting in a chair playing this game, and I barely even noticed how much of my life just disppeared into this virtual world.

The story follows a man or woman (completely your choice) on a quest to uncover some deep and dark mysteries within his or her own life. Along the way he encounters different factions ranging from the heavy armor-clad warriors of science, known as the Brotherhood of Steel, to a group known as the Minutemen, whose attire, weaponry, and values are very heavily inspired by the historical group.

Fallout 4 holds your hand for about 45 minutes to an hour before it lets you wild in a colorful, detailed world full of opportunities, quests, and countless opportunities for fun. The game also includes a rich crafting system that make it easy to spend a good portion of your time just upgrading your guns and gear.

There really is something within this game for everyone--everyone that's a fan of video games, that is--and I promise it will be a great way to waste away the break on your couch, even if you do have exciting plans for the break, which let's be honest here, you really don't.

Playing Fallout 4 is a rewarding way to spend the day--And when I say day, I mean a literal day, because once you put in your first hour, it won't be long before you've put in 24 hours, and once you've got 24 in, who knows where you'll go from there.