‘Loot Crate’ worth the cost of entry

Features Editor Amy Nichol Smith signed up a while back for a service that sends her cool food items each month.

I was a bit jealous, at the time, because it was such a neat idea, but I had no interest in the items she was sent.

After a while, I had forgotten about such services, until I stumbled upon one called Loot Crate, which seemed like it was designed for people like me.

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Street Fighter HeroClix booster-opening fun!

In my quest to gather each and every Street Fighter HeroClix piece, I purchased 12 single-piece booster packs on eBay.

Since they’re no longer printed, I don’t have many other options, save for buying each piece individually.

As of starting the video, I had six left I needed, thanks to a starter pack and a very excellent eBay auction.

How many did I end up with, though? Watch on!

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Facebook to purchase Oculus, creator of the Rift VR headset

Oculus announced today Facebook’s plan to purchase the start-up, which was created a couple years ago as the result of a very successful Kickstarter campaign.

A post on the company’s website details the reasons they think the decision is a good direction, but many commenters seem to disagree.

… when you consider it more carefully, we’re culturally aligned with a focus on innovating and hiring the best and brightest; we believe communication drives new platforms; we want to contribute to a more open, connected world; and we both see virtual reality as the next step. – Oculus release