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2K Announces Mafia: Trilogy

Time for videogames and more specifically Mafia. 2K Games and Hangar 13 crime dramas have sold more than 18 million copies worldwide and the full Mafia: Trilogy has been (officially after a news leaked last week) unveiled today. However, Mafia: Definitive Edition, Mafia II: Definitive Edition, and Mafia III: Definition Edition are also for sale individually. For the first time on modern consoles, you will be able to live the life of a gangster across ...


400% + 100% Bearbrick Jean-Michel Basquiat V4 at Artoyz

This news made our day: our favorite Designer Toys and Urban Vinyl Figures Paris-based company Artoyz is selling a 400% + 100% Bearbrick Jean-Michel Basquiat V4! The 11″ (28 cm) & 3″ (8 cm) Bearbrick Set by Medicom Toys is a limited edition, here’s the description from Artoyz: Leader of the underground movement, Jean-Michel Basquiat is also known for his involvement in the graffiti wolrd with SAMO, his duet with Al Diaz. This is the ...


Kidrobot for Swatch: 8 exclusive watches

Swatch has teamed up with Kidrobot to create Kidrobot for Swatch. Set features the artist’s signature printed on the band and Dunny foot, and each of the 300 Kidrobot limited edition comes in a clear box for preservation and display. Among the selected artists are 3 of them we appreciate a lot: Frank Kozik, Gary Baseman and Joe Ledbetter (but sadly, no Pete Fowler!), and Max Dana appreciates a lot French graffiti artist Tilt; no doubt she will ...


Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver of the 11th Doctor

Do you watch Doctor Who, the TV show? If you do then you will be delighted to know that you can buy the exact replica of the Gallifreyan multipurpose tool used by The Doctor himself! Here is the ThinkGeek description: This collector’s item is an exact replica of the Gallifreyan multipurpose tool used by The Doctor himself. He’s had many sonic screwdrivers throughout his life and they’ve all been a little different. This particular model ...


A Super Mario Game in a Box!

A few days ago our friends @Artoyz tweeted about a Super Mario game in a box. It is a video game but it isn’t… On the video page, the creators explain: ‘Using a Teagueduino and a few inputs and outputs, we put together a physical side-scrolling video game. To control it, there’s a knob on the side. As time advances the game gets faster and faster’. Teagueduino is an open source hardware platform that makes Arduino a whole lot ...


Today is Pi Day. Or maybe we should call it ‘Half Tau Day’

Pi Day was in fact yesterday and Max Dana posted about it. We already knew ‘pi‘ (of course we did!) but honestly, we had never heard of ‘Pi Day’… Max’s article about this annual event let us know about this day and the celebrations. We would love to celebrate it next year! What about a Sama Pi ? 🙂 You can comment on Max’s Blog. “ Today is ‘Pi Day’, because it is March 14. You know, 3/14. Here ...


Nintendo celebrates 25 years of Super Mario Bros.

Twenty-five years ago today, Nintendo’s original Super Mario Bros. video game made its debut in Japan and changed the world of video games forever. Since then, Mario has become one of the most renowned and beloved video game characters around the globe. So big fans of Nintendo (Max Dana didn’t miss the day) and of the plumber in red, check Nintendo’s website to learn more about Super Mario Bros. games. Check back the site in weeks ahead, ...


Grandmaster Flash, Seen, Jordans… The good old days!

Max Dana is a committed artist and when it comes to her sources of inspiration, they are multiples and very different. But everything started with graffiti in the Eighties. If you are a regular of Max’s Blog then you already know about that important point (she also mentions graffiti in her bio) but you will learn more in her last blog post. We know her very well and we did learn a lot about her, so we guess you may learn a thing or two too. Her ...


Ante Up For Africa: help raise $10,000 before July 5!

Ante Up For Africa is a non-profit organization founded by Don Cheadle, Annie Duke and Norman Epstein dedicated to raising money and awareness for Africans in need. The 2010 Ante Up For Africa Celebrity-Charity Poker Tournamenton Saturday, July 3 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas offers a special opportunity as the only event of its kind where the general public can participate. About the event (read more): Ante Up For Africa, a ...


Change the Equation for Congo: Intel, Nintendo, RIM…

In April, we published an article about the new campaign launched by Enough Project: Change the Equation for Congo: Just 5 minutes for 5 days. Many Sama Readerscommented about it and took action by sending an email to their Representative; a few days later, we mentioned the campaign again in: Friday Digest: Congo campaign/Zimbabwe/Sudan/iPad… We support this campaign on the Sama Gazette because we think it’s important we buy conflict-free cell ...






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