Gaming

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Handmade portable game consoles are neat, and Bungle’s N64 mod is just awesome. It includes a custom controller-shaped case with hand grips, a 3.5 inch screen, custom buttons, a GameCube analog joystick, HMDX amp and speakers, and four hours of battery life. The guy’s got skills.

See more pics and a video of the console in action after the break.

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super mario cat

What happens when Mario leaves his cat home alone? It plays – like, actually plays the game. YouTube user Mr.TVCow put together this amusing video that features a cat going through the familiar Super Mario landscape. The cat runs around collecting coins, beating the tar out of Goombas, and smelling the flowers. It will make you smile.

Mr.TVCow achieved the effect by inserting the game graphics around the cat’s adventures, and I can’t get over how great it turned out. See for yourself in the video after the break.

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Have you ever wondered what it would look like if Mario could get out of your game console and jump around your house getting power ups? Well, this video by YouTuber Jhoofnail explores that, complete with Big Bullet Bill in a completely new environment.

Check out the video after the break.

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This video takes the Final Fantasy franchise and turns its epic battles into carefully choreographed dance-offs. It was a labor of love for Mike Song who wanted to make it as a tribute of sorts. The moves aren’t random either, but designed to evoke what happens during various spells. You can keep track of the spells starting at the 1:09 minute mark and you’ll see:

1) Item: Linoleum – Magic: Castle / Shell / Protect
2) Scan
3) Shadow
4) Kick (Class: Monk)
5) Counter Attack (Weapon: Mop)
6) Ryanimay’s Ultimate Self-Sacrifice Attack
7) Summon : Mr. RAYMOND
8) Blitzball Attack
9) Magic : Rear-Ended Hypnosis
10) Summon : Bahamut
11) Magic : Haste
12) Red XIII Limit Break
13) Fire 1000

Song says that, if he could, he’d make an entire dance movie. If this video is any indication, with the right budget, it would be incredible.

See the video after the break…

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game of thrones opening credits

What if Skyrim had a grand opening modeled after the memorable intro from Game of Thrones? Vimeo user Brady Wold has made it happen, and it couldn’t be a better fit. The game and fantasy television series go together like peanut butter and chocolate.

Wold started the project about two years ago and spent thousands of hours working and rendering the images. Wow. He used programs such as After Effects, Maya, Photoshop, and more to create the beautiful opening.

Watch it after the break.

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BioShock Infinite has a much different aesthetic than the first BioShock. The palette’s brighter, there are lots of steampunk touches, and Infinite is much less terrifying. That means it can be turned into an adorable illustration, and artist Nuri Amanatullah nails it in this piece. The art starring Booker, Elizabeth, and Songbird makes me think of a vintage kid’s book – it’s simply delightful.

See close-ups of the characters after the break.

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Blizzard Outcasts

Blizzard Entertainment has made a tradition of elaborate April Fools Day pranks and this year was no exception.

Their announcement of Blizzard Outcasts: Vengeance Of The Fallen included artwork, a promo trailer, and even a website dedicated to the new game. Plus, the proposed controller is crazy awesome and can beat up your XBox controller.

They need to make this for real. I’d totally play it.

Head after the break to see the controller and the promo trailer.

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This very cool piece of graffiti tagged by TEXER ALB has been spotted twice in the last five months with quick thinking nerds snapping its picture as it rolls on down the line. The three non-standard buttons aren’t a mistake, but are marked A, L, and B for the artist behind this creation.

Image via Kgriffin88

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ryu vs jesse

If the worlds of Street Fighter and Breaking Bad came together, who would win in a fight? This fun video pits Ryu against Jesse in the ultimate battle. Just wait until you see Jesse’s killer moves!

See the video after the break…

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Google Maps Pokémon Challenge

Look out, Google Maps has been invaded by Pokémon! Their April Fool’s Day gag is all about recruiting anyone who is brave and daring to hunt down the Pokémon and become the master. Will you rise to the challenge?

Their spoof ad is hilarious, and the actual map function is adorable. Just make sure your Google Maps app on your iPhone or Android is up to date, go to the search bar, and press start. You can hunt down the tiny monsters until 2am on April 2nd. Good lucking catching them all!

Disclosure: you will not actually get a job at Google for getting all the Pokémon.

Watch the ad for the Pokémon Challenge after the break.

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