Gaming

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The original Arduboy was designed as the ultimate attention-grabbing business card. At the time, creator Kevin Bates was considering crowdsourcing the design. Well, he followed through, and the updated version is proving quite popular indeed.

This sweet little device is kind of like the original Nintendo Game Boy, only it’s the size of a credit card. You can choose tons of 8-bit classic games which are all free from the Arduboy Arcade. They’ve changed the name of the games, but you’ll recognize your favorites from the early days of gaming—like Ardumon (totally Pokémon), Alien Attack (actually Space Invaders) and Maruino (without a doubt Super Mario Bros).

Arduboy is also completely open source so you can develop your own games or edit existing ones. Free tutorials are available to help you and the results can be shared online.

The Kickstarter campaign has already exceed their goal, but early backers can still snag the Arduboy for $39.00 and expect to receive it in October. And if you have mucho bucks to drop, you could secure the only solid gold version. Woah.

Check out more pics and a video of this cool device in action after the break.

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Retro gaming fans, meet Retro Freak which promises to play games from Famicom, Super Famicom /SNES, Mega Drive/Genesis, PC Engine, TurboGrafx-16, Game Boy,  Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, and even the Supergrafx. Yes, all of them.

The huge white box is actually the cartridge adapter, while the console itself is a much smaller box that slides under the adapter. The gaming unit, made by Cyber Gadget, comes with great features like options to change the video (conversion/upscale) and built-in cheat support. And with standard USB ports, you can use just about any game controller you want. You can also install cartridge games right into the console with what appears to be microSD card slots.

There’s no confirmation on the price just yet and it is slated for release in Japan only. But if this box can really do what Cyber Gadget says it can do, well, we can only hope that it becomes available through importers at some point.

Check out more pics of Retro Freak after the break.

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Orc chieftain Orgrim Doomhammer is our first official look at the upcoming Warcraft movie. It is nothing short of amazing how Industrial Light and Magic has transformed Rob Kazinsky into this massive creature. They really captured the style of the game.

See another picture after the break.

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Then again, the kid could have been dreaming about charging into battle atop a mighty steed with his sword drawn. Either way, this is very cute.

A few special effects from German animator Chris Kessler have turned this little boy’s walk through the park into a Super Mario Bros. game. He interacts with all sorts of game elements, picking up gold coins and having a grand old time.

See the video after the break.

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Thank you, YouTuber LioN KoLLA, for using GTA V’s Rockstar editor to create such a cinematic masterpiece. A diehard Breaking Bad fan, LioN used the editor to recreate some of the most popular and memorable scenes from the TV show. The details are all top notch–he even made sure to add Walter’s iconic hat!

Check out the video after the break…

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Mega Man X and Mega Man X2 are both challenging games. Beating one is great, but Aura Puffs has managed to beat both…at the same time…using one controller…while collecting all the X upgrades in each level…without a tool assist.

Amazing.

Check out the three hour run after the break.

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Mario might be a plumber, but real plumbers wouldn’t take to his world very easily. This video by ADHD imagines what would happen if a real world plumber suddenly found himself in the land of unlimited hammers, giant coins, and crazy fu*king Goombas. This guy says what we’d all be thinking.

See the video after the break (NSFW language).

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Keeping your accessories organized is a major challenge for tabletop gamers, but The Adventure Case might be an ideal solution.

It’s billed as “the ultimate tabletop gaming accessory” that “acts as a dice box, rolling tray, storage area, and rolling screen all in one.”

Aside from the great functional features, the box is completely customizable with tons of gorgeous wood or metal carved designs, finishes, and felt or suede inserts. And for a few extra bucks, you can add hanging lights for the “true dungeoneering feel.”

Dog Might Games destroyed their Kickstarter funding goal in a matter of days, but there’s still time to get in on the campaign if you’re interested.

Head after the break to see videos that explain more about the features.

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This huge mosaic recreates the cover of the 1977 Basic Set for Dungeons & Dragons out of more than 50,000 Legos. It measures 75″ wide and 90″ tall and took artist Eric Harshbarger two months to build. He was inspired to make the mosaic because he still breaks out that old edition to run campaigns.

See the original after the break.

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This tribute to Chain Chomp from Super Mario Bros. is the work of Catastrophicreations (who also make an awesome Indiana Jones cat bridge). While Chain Chomp is a cat bed, the box he’s attached to is for storage.

The whole piece (other then the wooden box) is made from hardened styrofoam, including the chain. It’s a multiple of layers of Epoxy and another product with a cement texture used over the the Chomp’s body to make it look like metal. It’s body is matte, and the inside of the mouth, teeth and eyes are gloss to give them a wet look.

See more pictures after the break.

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