Gaming

Target is in the midst of giving more than 650 stores across the country a Mario Kart-themed makeover to promote the launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on April 28th for the Nintendo Switch. This includes Mario-themed bollards outside the store (much like they did with their Pokemon Go promotion), the anxiety-inducing countdown timer sound when you cross the entrance start line (video demo below), and Mario Kart-style shopping carts—which I’m sure won’t be abused in any way. [click to continue…]

As we all know, mothers are the #1 enemy of valuable collectibles. In their quest to remove clutter, nothing is safe—not even a coin collection. In the case of a mother in Japan, disaster was narrowly avoided when she attempted to sell her son’s “Various Old Cards” on Yahoo Auctions with bidding starting only at 1,000 yen (US$9). Unbeknownst to her, the collection included one of Magic the Gathering’s rarest cards—the Black Lotus. [click to continue…]

Thailand-based Nintendo fan LOVENIN is living up to the moniker with this gorgeous custom Gundam Nintendo Switch paint job. Apparently, he was motivated to take apart his Switch for the Gundam makeover after accidentally buying the drab black and grey model. I would say that it worked out for the best. [click to continue…]

Redditor LetsbuildsomeShit‘s username definitely checks out, because this awesome Raspberry Pi 3 / RetroPie-powered Legend of Zelda barrel arcade machine is a custom job. If you’re interested in doing something similar, an overview of the build is available in the gallery below. [click to continue…]

The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Collector’s Chess Set appears to have evolved considerably since we first learned of its existence last year. The final product is absolutely gorgeous. [click to continue…]

Blizzard has formalized their in-house collectibles line with the launch of a stunning Overwatch Widowmaker statue. It joins the equally amazing Reaper and Tracer statues launched last year. Let’s take a closer look at this beauty shall we? [click to continue…]

The Khajiit Company Car

Do you have coin? Actually, Khajiit have credit card readers now—way more convenient.

(via Reddit)

“What if the Red Wedding never happened, and Robb Stark assaulted King’s Landing? Now fans can find out!”

CMON, in cooperation with Dark Sword Miniatures, have announced a tabletop miniatures game based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. The project is heading to Kickstarter in Q3 of 2017 and retail stores in 2018, but you can get a taste of what the game will be like right here, right now. [click to continue…]

Much like they did with their video Geek Destinations: 10 Must Visit Geek Bars In America, and their many cosplay videos, Distractotron is packing a lot of info into a short amount of time. This time it’s the history of gaming consoles—part 1. I guess they couldn’t pack it ALL in. [click to continue…]

I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure that Cytosis is a first for board games.

A board game taking place inside a human cell! Players compete to build enzymes, hormones and receptors and fend off attacking Viruses!

Yeah…pretty sure. [click to continue…]