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Minecraft is all about building locations and characters with blocks so it’s basically a match made in heaven for LEGO. We got a first look at the sets back in August, and now they’re available to order. You can choose between the Mine, the Cave, the Farm, and more. If you want ‘em, I recommend purchasing them as soon as you can. Plus, there’s a limit of five sets per order.

See pics of more sets after the break.

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Aw, isn’t he just the cutest thing? This mudcrab plush from The Elder Scrolls Online is perfect for snuggling with while you’re gaming. He measures 6″ tall x 16″ long x 17″ wide and he also comes with bonus DLC that will let you have your very own Mudcrab pet in-game. You can preorder now and have your Mudcrab pet by the end of the year.

See more pictues after the break.

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The Phantom Blade from Assassin’s Creed Unity is a very deadly weapon in the hands of an assassin and now it’s also real thanks to the expert team of blacksmiths at Man at Arms: Reforged. They managed to get a life-size replica from Ubisoft and then they built a version that’s genuinely deadly.

It all ends with a demonstration that involves stabbing a bunch of innocent fruit and a few bottles of soda. Check it out after the break.

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Jackie contacted BioWare’s Montréal studio because she was looking for a way to propose to her partner Amy in-game. They are both big fans of Mass Effect and popping the question with the help of the game sounded perfect. The studio’s manager, Marie-Renée Brisebois, put out a call to see if any of the developers were interested in putting in extra time to make Jackie’s dream come true. Writer Ann Lemay, lead level designer Colin Campbell, and QA analyst Barrett Rodych took up the challenge (free of charge no less)  and created a realistically difficult level that featured subtle references about Jackie and Amy’s relationship throughout.

Once the level was complete, they got Amy and Jackie to the studio under the pretext that they won a contest called “A Day with Our Devs” at PAX East. Amy was invited to play the next Mass Effect game for “consumer feedback.” Then the following happened:

Once she reached the end of the level, Amy walked into a room with a lone console in the center that had her and Jackie’s names for one another spray-painted on the wall in 50-foot high graffiti. When she clicked on the console, a message popped up: “Dear Amy, Jackie would like to ask you something.

Love,

All of us at BioWare”

She said yes. Awww.

Read the full story at the BioWare Blog.

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The Warlords of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft comes out tomorrow and they’ve set up quite a display to promote the game in New York City’s Times Square. A New York City taxi has taken a giant axe to the roof and sits cordoned off by yellow #Warlords tape.

Needless to say, I’ll bet this cost Blizzard a fortune.

See another picture after the break.

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When we last heard from Redditor XsimonbelmontX, he had spent months constructing a custom Fallout Monopoly game for his wife. He received so much positive feedback that he was inspired to create a board game take on Castlevania, and it’s just as amazing as his last custom build.

He included 11 unique characters, and each character has an upgrade deck of 10-15 abilities. Those abilities are randomly unlocked each time the character levels up. The story of the game follows Simon’s Quest, and it’s obvious he put a lot of work into figuring out the design and gameplay.

Read more about the game and see a gallery of photos after the break.

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This amazing Fallout vault comes from Redditor VaultoftheSix who decided to make it to celebrate his 30th birthday/Halloween. Both the exterior and the interior of the garage included all sorts of nods to the video game.

After the work was complete they held a party in the vault complete with themed cake and fog machine to set just the right mood.

Check out the gallery after the break to see how it was built:

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Here’s one of those stories that will get you right in the feels in a good way.

Brittany Levasseur recently posted the story of her husband Eric’s ongoing recovery from seven brain surgeries in the last 11 months over on the Destiny Reddit.

In the post, she talks about the memory loss her husband has had to deal with and how her doctor, after hearing about how much Eric enjoys video games, recommended he play Destiny as a kind therapy for his brain and memory damage.

It seems to have done the trick. Brittany says that she’s noted significant improvement in her husband’s mood and overall health.

“It’s been a joy to watch him,” she wrote. “It’s been a little over a week, and the game’s effect on him has been so strong. Weak for months, he is flourishing in more than just the game world. He has been going out more, doing chores, making jokes. The effect of playing the game on his mood has been almost staggering.”

But that’s not all!

The response to Brittany’s post was extremely positive and she was contacted by someone from Bungie, who sent Eric a little in game present: a scout rifle called Fate Of All Fools.

The rifle isn’t currently available to regular players, which means Eric is the only non-Bungie employee on the planet to have it.

That’s my kind of loot.

Head after the break to see more pictures, including one of Fate Of All Fools in action.

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What you’re looking at here is a fan-made game called Pokémon Insurgence. It’s completely unofficial, but it just might be better than the real deal.

The biggest challenge in many Pokémon games is that the features come and go depending on the generation, often disappearing in later games. Kotaku notes:

Insurgence mashes together many of the cool features we’ve come to love over the years, like customization, mega evolutions, Pokémon following you in the overworld map, and secret bases—things you’d need to buy three seperate Pokemon games to experience under normal circumstances. Insurgence also adds a few quirks of its own.

These quirks include a darker storyline (its about cultists) and built-in challenges like a Nuzlocke run. There are even new Megas, Delta Pokémon and the option to deck out your Pokémon in armor.

The game isn’t out just yet, but the developer is hoping to have a demo out by the end of the year.

See more pictures after the break.

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