Gaming

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Like LEGO? Like Overwatch? You’ll love this, probably.

Online LEGOsmith ZaziNombies recently recreated Reinhardt’s Rocket Hammer from Blizzard’s Overwatch out of 4,500 individual bricks. Features include “light-up exhaust vents.” Spiffy.

Check out video of the build below. [click to continue…]

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Starting this September, you’ll have the chance to fight the Battle Of Hogwarts with a new cooperative deck-building game called Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle (how convenient!).

Two to four players can play either Harry, Ron, Hermione or Neville and use their own personal deck to fight to build more powerful decks that feature Wizarding World characters, spells, and items in an attempt to take down Voldemort.

I wanna be Neville. [click to continue…]

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The way I see it, squishy foam polyhedral dice are good for two things—introducing your little ones to the joys of Dungeons & Dragons and/or tossing them at your DM in a fit of rage.

The set includes d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20, and percentile (d10).

Squishy 7pc Polyhedral Dice Set ($19.99) [click to continue…]

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Everybody loves Settlers of Catan, and if you don’t love it then you probably haven’t actually gotten around to playing it yet (or maybe all those in-jokes about “wood for sheep” have turned you off). Have you ever wondered where the game came from, though? The team at Great Big Story went to Germany to interview the creator of the game, Klaus Teuber, as well as his two sons who helped him playtest the game during the early ’90s.

In addition to providing a bit of history about the game, the video below provides some strategy tips straight from the ultimate sources. [click to continue…]

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The Power Glove – it’s one of those things that people in their 30s and 40s love to pretend was awesome when actually it’s… y’know, it’s a bit crap, isn’t it? Aesthetically it’s a fascinating bit of kit to look at, but in terms of actually, properly using to to play games it was bloody useless. Still, kudos to Nintendo for attempting to innovate.

Kudos also to engineersman Nolan Moore, who stripped out the core components of a Power Glove, fitted it with flex sensors, control boards and a wifi transmitter to create a glove that can be used to control a Parrot AR Drone with a literal flick of the wrist. Moore detailed his build process over on his blog. He also showed off his handiwork (arf) at the Bay Area Maker Faire in May, and you can check out a video of the Glove in action below. [click to continue…]

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I thought these scenes were hilarious the first time I saw them on Rick and Morty, but there’s something about UpIsNotJump’s recreation inside Fallout 4 that makes them EXTRA hilarious.

And the best part is that there’s more to come. UpIsNotJump plans to do the best scenes from all the seasons of Rick and Morty down the line.

Check out the must-watch video below. [click to continue…]

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Y’know the City Scanners from Half-Life 2? Those things that hover around, snapping photos, looking vaguely menacing? Well Valplushka on YouTube has converted a drone to look, sound and generally behave like these odd little buggers. See it in action in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Fans of Fable may be able to return to Albion for new adventures in Flaming Fowl Studios’s Fable Fortune. The company, which includes former Lionhead Studios devs, has licensed Fable from Microsoft and is currently working to raise funds to complete development and bring this free-to-play collectible card game to life.

You can learn more about the game in the videos below. [click to continue…]

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It is a fitting tribute after all.

I can only hope that there’s a plumber out there that arrives in a themed van dressed like Mario, and only does work like this. I would hire that plumber in a hot second.

(via TFAW)

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YES.

GOD YES.

We don’t know much about the Rick and Morty Monopoly game at this point, but we do have a description:

Take an interdimensional trip around the universe as you buy, sell and trade locations from this popular Adult Swim TV show! Comes with 6 Collectible Tokens including Council of Ricks Badge, Meeseeks Box, Oportal Gun, Plumbus, Rick’s Car, and Snuffles Helmet; Custom Designed Game Board featuring locations from the show; Custom Flooble Cranks and Gooble Boxes to replace traditional Houses and Hotels; Custom themed Monopoly money; and Instructions.

I’ve got dibs on the Plumbus.

Rick And Morty Monopoly ($39.99)