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Business cards are still an important way of connecting with potential customers, and we assume that this real estate agent has plenty of nerdy clients. Her Magic the Gathering card describes her as a “Legendary Creature – Sales Rep” and I would hire her to sell our house in a heartbeat.

See the other side of the card after the break.

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Artist Christopher Cayco came up with an ambitious art project earlier this year that involved drawing all 721 Pokemon live on the Internet. After 21 days and 132 hours of work, he finished his massive project earlier this month. The result is an epic Pokemon mural (which boasts 800 Pokemon in total since he added official variations, Mega Evolutions, etc) and a series of videos that document the entire process.

Check out the completed mural after the break…

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Pikachu isn’t real of course, but that didn’t stop professor Takashi Oda of Seian University of Art and Design from imagining what the little guy’s skeleton would look like in the real world. Oda is a member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and has published several books on dinosaur skeletons so he’s just the person to tackle this project.

His students asked him to imagine Pikachu’s skeleton and it took him just ten minutes to draw the sketch pictured above. The next day he took it a step further with a more detailed drawing. Twitter user ShinkaiOgino even created computer-generated 3D graphics based on the sketches.

Check them out after the break.

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Lucasfilm, ILM, and Skywalker Sound have teamed up to create a new division called ILMxLAB that will combine storytelling, technological innovation and world-class production to create an immersive experience like nothing you’ve seen. From the press release:

ILMxLAB combines compelling storytelling, technological innovation and world-class production to create immersive entertainment experiences. For several years, the company has been investing in real-time graphics – building a foundation that allows ILMxLAB to deliver interactive imagery at a fidelity never seen before. As this new dimension in storytelling unfolds, ILMxLAB will develop virtual reality, augmented reality, real-time cinema, theme park entertainment and narrative-based experiences for future platforms.

Nothing has been officially announced thus far, but they did say that “exclusive Star Wars-based experiences” are coming later this year, presumably to coincide with the release of The Force Awakens. Check out the video after the break to get a taste of what that might mean.

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Entertainment Earth has unveiled another SDCC exclusive, and this time it’s a 20-inch tall limited edition Link action figure as he appears in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

This Link has premium metallic silver chainmail as well as metallic accents not found on any other Link in this scale. His Hylian Shield features a golden Triforce and special gold and silver paint on both the shield and his Master Sword. Plus, he’s packaged like the classic golden Zelda cartridges for the NES and Nintendo 64.

As with any of the EE SDCC exclusives, this item will first be sold at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343. If supplies remain after the show, your order will be filled and shipped to you at the end of July 2015. So, I usually suggest trying to get it at the show, but you can pre-order just in case.

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It’s been awhile since Jurassic Park was in theaters so you might not remember the whole movie. You don’t have to watch it all again before seeing Jurassic World. This 3-minute 8-bit recreation is all you need.

Check it out after the break…

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We first wrote about comic artist Tyler Kirkham’s amazing Skyrim basement back in 2012, but it turns out that Tyler was far from finished—he’s since made all kinds of cool additions and updates. In fact, as the Elder Scrolls updates roll out, he plans to update right along with it.

What kind of additions? Oh, the usual, secret doors, a full kitchen, even a waterfall shower with ivy growing in it. He even made an alcove for his one year old son to play in.

I want one.

Check out the video after the break.

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Games may be a lot fancier than they used to be, but today’s gamers are coddled with checkpoints and respawns. For those of you old enough to remember, Contra was especially hard. So what happens when modern teens take on the 1987 classic? They fail miserably.

See the video after the break.

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In Callegos-Y’s fantastic short film, Link is in the market for a new shield, but he happens to be lacking in the rupee-monies. So what does he do? He screws over everyone. Broken pots galore.

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Corridor Digital recreated the look and feel of Grand Theft Auto in the real world. It looks so perfect that, after a while, you’ll forget that you’re not watching game footage with really incredible graphics. Everything from the filming technique to the actor’s mannerisms is captured brilliantly.

See the video and making-of after the break.

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