In a collision of nerd culture comparable to Sean Parker’s LOTR-meets-Game of Thrones-meets-Harry Potter wedding, Warner Brothers and Microsoft Advertising have teamed up to create 3D printer templates of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug props, PSFK reports.
Is nothing sacred? The Next Web reports that Gandalf–an absolutely critical figure in most nerds’ adolescences, the motherfucking Merlin of the 20th century–has been pimped out to promote Microsoft’s line of Windows Phones:
First he came for the U.S. government, but now it looks like the entertainment industry is next on Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s revenge list. The notorious copyright outlaw took a break from lounging in bubble baths today to leak some compelling details of his U.S. indictment, a few of which shed a damning light on some entertainment industry bigwigs.