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The classic game X-Wing vs TIE Fighter has been remastered and re-released as part of a partnership between Disney Interactive and GoG.com. The release also includes Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance and Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds which are seeing a digital release for the very first time.

Star Wars Battlefront II, Star Wars: Dark Forces and Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords are also included.

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But that’s not all—expect six more Lucasfilm titles to be released over the next ten days.  We can only hope that this will include Day Of The Tentacle since we already know that a remaster is coming.

(via Mashable)

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Minecraft fans are going to want to build outside the game when they get a look at this incredible castle. It’s two feet tall and three feet wide and is constructed of over 20,000 bricks. The whole thing was built by ZaziNombies who managed to keep the very square look of the game while adding in lots of details. There are also several versions of minifig Steve and a fully accessorized interior.

And then there’s the cat.

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It’s been 10 years since World of Warcraft debuted, and Blizzard is marking the occasion by sending out a special statue to those who have been with the game since its start. Gamespot reports that these dedicated players have already received emails from Blizzard notifying them that the statue is on its way. The statue has an Orc on a wolf mount and reads:

The Orc statue is a constant presence in our life at Blizzard entertainment. It’s where we meet to talk, to eat, to celebrate. As we celebrate ten years of World of Warcraft, we present this token of appreciation to you, stalwart adventurer. Thank you for being a constant presence in our lives as we adventure together.

No word on just how many people have been playing the full ten years, but for that kind of dedication to a game, they definitely deserve the recognition.

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The 8-bit treatment works especially well for some films, and it rocks for Guardians of the Galaxy. No, I guess that isn’t terribly surprising. CineFix gave the James Gunn movie a pixelated makeover and the retro look works with all the movie’s retro music. Every scene looks adorable from Peter Quill’s one-sided dance-off with Ronan to dancing baby Groot.

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Monolith Board Games LLC is currently heading up a Kickstarter to raise funds for a Conan board game, and things are looking pretty good: they’ve raised over $500,000—obliterating their original goal of $80,000 (and they still have 26 days to go!).

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Conan fans will definitely love this game, as it features everything from Natohk to mummies. The description reads:

Conan is a miniature-based board game that pits one player, the overlord, who controls hordes of savage tribesmen, no-good lowlifes and undead minions against 1 to 4 players who incarnate the legendary Conan and his fellow adventurers. The gameplay is asymetric, as the overlord possesses a large selection of models and objectives which are his own, whereas the brave heroes are played from a first person perspective, much like in a role playing game. An adventure can be played out in 1 hour on one of the beautiful game boards (depicting iconic locations of Howard’s immersive Hyborian world) as you pit your wits, daring and tactical acumen against your opponent.

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Sometimes it’s nice to carefully craft your character for Dungeons & Dragons, but you don’t have to do all that work. Instead, you can head over to Who The F*ck is my DnD Character and it will automatically generate a hilariously random bio.

Ryan J. Grant created the site and says that there are 409,415,040 characters. Be warned, there some very colorful NSFW language used in the descriptions generated, which makes it even funnier.

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Here’s the ultimate toy for the gamer who just can’t commit to a single console. This laptop made by Eddie Zarick for one of his customers holds both an XBox One and a PS4. The unit features a switch to move between the two consoles and took about a month to build.

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It might just seem like a fun sport, but when the zombie apocalypse happens, parkour could save your life. This video was made to promote the upcoming game Dying Light and follows our zombie survivalist as he leaps across the rooftops of Cambridge, UK to avoid being eaten alive. If anyone is going to make it out, it’ll be this guy. Maybe.

See Also: This Assassin’s Creed Unity Parkour Video Makes It Look Easy

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This Assassin’s Creed Unity print was created by Dan Mumford and is being released in a very limited edition of just 100 units. It’s dedicated to the game’s hero, Arno Dorian, and to the city of Paris. Mumford said of the piece:

“I’ve been playing Assassin’s Creed since the first game in 2007. From the si-fy scenario involving the animus to the incredible reconstitutions of the greatest eras in history, I’ve always been a big fan. To me it’s a sophisticated success, based on the power of details and characters who inhabit those universes. For this artwork I tried tho pay tribute to the aerial side of the game. The roofs of those great cities have always been important parts of the gameplay, and it’s a pleasure to walk on them as an assassin, whereas to accomplish a mission or to simply enjoy the beauty of this universe.”

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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham hit shelves last November, but add on packs are still rolling out. The best one was made available yesterday: Arrow! As in, Arrow from the hit series on The CW. Stephen Amell provides the voice for the hero, and the add-on also features Slade Wilson, Malcolm Merlyn, Black Canary, Roy Harper, and yes, even Felicity Smoak. I’m feeling a sudden need to play LEGO Batman 3.

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