Master user week in review
January 13th, 2012
05:02 PM ET

Master user week in review

Here's a look at some of the stories that had master gamers and other computer-loving nerds geeking out this week:

Mimoco, the folks behind the MIMOBOT geeky USB flash drive, announced the MIMOMICRO™ USB card reader and drive. (via Mimoco)

Wizards of the Coasts announced a new edition of "Dungeons and Dragons" and geek rage happened. (via WotC)

Paizo.com annouced the launch of a "three-for-all" sale to celebrate Pathfinder Tales being No. 3 on Barnes & Noble's best fantasy of 2011 list. (via paizo)

Makerbot Industries showed off "The Replicator," the first 3-D printer that retails for under $2,000 and does two-color printing at CES. (via Woot)

Wizkids announced the release of prepainted miniatures, perfect for use with the "Pathfinder Roleplaying Game." (via Wizkids)

Wired's Geek Dad previewed the upcoming "Magic: The Gathering" expansion, "Dark Ascension." The new set hits stores Febuary 3. (via Wired)

Evil Hat Productions announced an agreement to produce, publish, and distribute an RPG based on the Eisner-nominated "Atomic Robo" comic book. It will be co-written by "Atomic Robo" scribe Brian Clevinger and "Kerberos Club: Fate Edition" author Mike Olson. Olson also created the "Strange Fate" version of the Fate engine. (via Deadly Fredly)

Fantasy Flight Publishing Inc. announced the upcoming release of "Rising Sun, Falling Shadows," a novel by Robert Jeschonek set in the war-torn alternate history of their board game "Tannhäuser." (via Fantasy Flight)

Wizards of the Coast announced the release of the first official mobile application for Magic, the "Magic: The Gathering Toolbox"! This free app allows players to build decks, research strategies and find events, and also serves as an advanced life counter for "Magic: The Gathering" games. The app will be released later this month for iOS devices, with an Android version coming soon. (via Magic Arcana)

Kobold Quarterly released the 20th issue of its RPG magazine "Kobold Quarterly" which featured articles for "Pathfinder," "D&D 4e" and "Dragon Age" tabletop game players. (via Kobold Quarterly)

Did we miss something? Let us know if you come across news you think your fellow geeks need to know about in the comments or on twitter @CNNGeekOut

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    USB flash drive is a data storage device. And it is typically removable and rewritable gadget It is utilized by the more number of peoples like engineers, students etc. It consists of a flash reminiscence built-in with USB interface.-..

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  2. Cristin

    The three apps are in final testing now. Then they go to the Apple store, and my uidnrstandneg is that it takes some time (maybe about a month) before they are available. So we're still looking at at least a few months before they become available.I'm also not sure if the networking feature will be part of the Live Character Sheet on launch. In the time since that keynote it's become much clearer to me which features would be part of the app and which would be in development for later down the road, and I think the networking part is in the latter category, alas.

    March 5, 2012 at 4:53 am |