Gaming

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Mario Kart gets a whole lot grittier with this Mad Max: Fury Road mashup. It’s so well done that you’ll have to watch it a couple of times to catch all the Mario modifications. Notice Max’s clothes are color corrected to make him more red and blue like Mario, and there’s a wrinkled hat in the foreground when Max rises out of the sand. There are even Donkey Kong logos on the drums!

See the video after the break.

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This crystal Poke Ball holds a 3D etched Arcanine inside that glows fiery red with the LED light base. From Etsy shop owner PokeMsterCrafter:

Each Poke ball is made of a high grade k9 crystal the same material used in high end home decor. The crystal is carved into a 80mm diameter(baseball size) ball and has fine point 3d laser engraving done to it. Using the latest in 3d engraving technologies we burn the image straight into the crystal. This laser is 5 times more precise than traditional 3d engraving to offer amazing detail and realism to each Pokemon.

That’s right, there are more trapped Pokemon to choose from. Check them all out after the break.

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The original Arduboy was designed as the ultimate attention-grabbing business card. At the time, creator Kevin Bates was considering crowdsourcing the design. Well, he followed through, and the updated version is proving quite popular indeed.

This sweet little device is kind of like the original Nintendo Game Boy, only it’s the size of a credit card. You can choose tons of 8-bit classic games which are all free from the Arduboy Arcade. They’ve changed the name of the games, but you’ll recognize your favorites from the early days of gaming—like Ardumon (totally Pokémon), Alien Attack (actually Space Invaders) and Maruino (without a doubt Super Mario Bros).

Arduboy is also completely open source so you can develop your own games or edit existing ones. Free tutorials are available to help you and the results can be shared online.

The Kickstarter campaign has already exceed their goal, but early backers can still snag the Arduboy for $39.00 and expect to receive it in October. And if you have mucho bucks to drop, you could secure the only solid gold version. Woah.

Check out more pics and a video of this cool device in action after the break.

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The upcoming Lego Dimensions game promises to turn our favorites from Portal 2, Doctor Who, Back to the Future and more into adorable playable characters. The latest live-action trailer for the game has Christopher Lloyd, also known as Doc Brown, reprising his role and investigating a mysterious box.

It holds a Lego set that, when put together, sucks Doc Brown right into the game. We also get to see a few other characters that will be in the game like Harley Quinn, Joker, and Superman. This game is set for release on September 27th and it just can’t get here fast enough.

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Retro gaming fans, meet Retro Freak which promises to play games from Famicom, Super Famicom /SNES, Mega Drive/Genesis, PC Engine, TurboGrafx-16, Game Boy,  Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, and even the Supergrafx. Yes, all of them.

The huge white box is actually the cartridge adapter, while the console itself is a much smaller box that slides under the adapter. The gaming unit, made by Cyber Gadget, comes with great features like options to change the video (conversion/upscale) and built-in cheat support. And with standard USB ports, you can use just about any game controller you want. You can also install cartridge games right into the console with what appears to be microSD card slots.

There’s no confirmation on the price just yet and it is slated for release in Japan only. But if this box can really do what Cyber Gadget says it can do, well, we can only hope that it becomes available through importers at some point.

Check out more pics of Retro Freak after the break.

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Maybe it was fate that Doug Bowser rose through the ranks of Nintendo, eventually becoming V.P. of Sales. Maybe he forced his way into the job by holding a princess hostage. Either way, I’m snicker-snorting my way through this post.

According to Nintendo’s tongue-in-cheek press release, Bowser “will oversee a variety of sales-related functions, including Sales, In-store Merchandising, Retail Strategy and Retail Marketing.”

I just hope they keep him away from mushrooms, pipes, plumbers, and bridges. Check out the press release after the break…

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Orc chieftain Orgrim Doomhammer is our first official look at the upcoming Warcraft movie. It is nothing short of amazing how Industrial Light and Magic has transformed Rob Kazinsky into this massive creature. They really captured the style of the game.

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Then again, the kid could have been dreaming about charging into battle atop a mighty steed with his sword drawn. Either way, this is very cute.

A few special effects from German animator Chris Kessler have turned this little boy’s walk through the park into a Super Mario Bros. game. He interacts with all sorts of game elements, picking up gold coins and having a grand old time.

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Thank you, YouTuber LioN KoLLA, for using GTA V’s Rockstar editor to create such a cinematic masterpiece. A diehard Breaking Bad fan, LioN used the editor to recreate some of the most popular and memorable scenes from the TV show. The details are all top notch–he even made sure to add Walter’s iconic hat!

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Mega Man X and Mega Man X2 are both challenging games. Beating one is great, but Aura Puffs has managed to beat both…at the same time…using one controller…while collecting all the X upgrades in each level…without a tool assist.

Amazing.

Check out the three hour run after the break.

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