Gaming

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This fantastic Lego Pokémon Center is full of all the things that a trainer could ever need. It was designed by Savath_Bunny and is currently up for voting over on Lego Ideas. The set comes with 5 minifigures and 5 Pokémon starters along with all sorts of accessories. There’s even a backstory on the Lego Ideas page that reads:

Our heroes have traveled to Kalos City where some much needed rest and relaxation is in store for this group’s Pokémon. Stopping at the local Pokémon Center the team bumps into the knowledgeable Professor Oak. He reminds the friends to always be kind to their Pokémon if they hope to see them evolve someday. After stocking up on essential potions, pokeballs and updating their Pokedex, this band of adventurers are off once again in the pursuit of more gym badges!

If you want to catch this Lego set, then cast your vote to help it get up to the 10,000 necessary for official consideration.

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Nigel Thornberry has taken a break from The Wild Thornberrys  to make an appearance in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Actually, someone made this incredible character for the game and now Nigel is going to get some new exploring and learn a bit about dragons along the way. Hope Nigel is up for the challenge.

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This tiny Pitendo is a pint-sized Nintendo emulator. It has a design similar to a classic Nintendo but it’s actually a little computer capable of running NES or SNES games. You can buy just the case so you can add your own Raspberry Pi or as a complete unit with a Raspberry Pi Model B+, 8GB SD Card with RetroPie, USB SNES Controller, AC Adapter, and HDMI Cable. It’s really too cute to resist.

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The classic adventure Day of the Tentacle is coming back! Tim Schafer announced that Double Fine will be issuing a remastered version of the game titled Day of the Tentacle: Special Edition. The news came at the Playstation Experience which was held over the weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is news that should make fans, like this fantastic Laverne cosplayer, very happy. It will be available for PS4, Vita, PC, and Linux but no release date has been announced.

(via Kotaku)

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Germany is the land of cool cars and beer, and now it’s also the place where you can play Pong with other pedestrians at traffic lights. It’s called StreetPong and it was originally a concept designed by students from Hawk University. Designers Amelie Künzler, Sandro Angel, and Holger Michel turned the concept into a reality called ActiWait. After two years it has been approved for use in Hildesheim, Germany where the first units were installed just a few weeks ago.

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You’re used to carnage and mayhem but this video shows a different side of Grand Theft Auto V. It was created by redditor The_XXI who wanted to show the city as it’s happening outside of the game action. It’s surprisingly beautiful and shows off the level of detail that went into creating a realistic backdrop for all the action. It’s makes you want to stop playing for a bit just to soak it all in.

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It’s hard to believe, but the Playstation is 20 years old. To celebrate the occasion, Sony is releasing a special 20th anniversary edition of the PlayStation 4 console that will be limited to just 12,300 numbered units worldwide. The console will come with a vertical stand, controller, and camera and retails for 49,800 yen ($418) in Japan through the Sony Store.

Those elsewhere will get their chance when it goes on sale in the US for $499 on December 6th and in Europe for €499. It will also be on sale at The PlayStation Experience this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Assassin’s Creed fan Damien Hypolite works at Sciences et Avenir and decided to perform a little experiment with his favorite game. He printed out some screen shots and then matched them up with their real world counterparts in Paris. Incredibly, the major landmarks match up very well with most of the differences being due to things being torn down or completely changed in the 200 years between the time when the game takes place and today.

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Video game graphics have come a long way since the days of Pong and Space Invaders. Those games may be old and dated now, but they were the foundation for the games we play today. This series of videos will take you from the earliest games with their blocky, unrealistic characters to today’s incredibly realistic games that look so good you’d swear they’re real.

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Remember the good old days when you just put a game cartridge into the console and the game played? Okay, maybe you had to blow on the cartridge a few times first, but that was all. Today, things are so much more complicated. This video imagines what it would be like playing the Atari 2600 version of Pac-Man with an experience that is typical of modern games. It’s oh so very frustrating.

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