1. Len Peralta really loves video games. We mean, really. In 2010, he started an art project called Geek A Week with the goal of taking 52 influential geeks from a range of disciplines — science, music, art, etc — and turning them into neat little trading cards. The results were wildly popular, garnering Peralta a ton of press (CNN!) and a hugely enthusiastic fan base. Now, the next incarnation of his series will narrow the scope to a specific Geek subset: video gaming! It will include some of the most interesting names in gaming right now, including Notch, Tim Schafer (heard of him), Gabe Newell, and Cliff Bleszinski. Phew, what a line-up. Backers can get their hands on a pack for a $15 pledge.

    Len Peralta really loves video games. We mean, really. In 2010, he started an art project called Geek A Week with the goal of taking 52 influential geeks from a range of disciplines — science, music, art, etc — and turning them into neat little trading cards. The results were wildly popular, garnering Peralta a ton of press (CNN!) and a hugely enthusiastic fan base. Now, the next incarnation of his series will narrow the scope to a specific Geek subset: video gaming! It will include some of the most interesting names in gaming right now, including Notch, Tim Schafer (heard of him), Gabe Newell, and Cliff Bleszinski. Phew, what a line-up. Backers can get their hands on a pack for a $15 pledge.