Gaming

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If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to play Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. using a virtual reality headset, then you have to check out this video.

As you’ll see, the fighting is fierce, fun and all together over-the-top. Unfortunately, this video will probably be the closest we’ll get to seeing a VR-supported Nintendo game any time in the near future. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime recently noted the following about VR:

“It’s not fun, and it’s not social. It’s just tech.”

Check out the video after the break…

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This cute little toy from Japan tests your balancing skills. Your mission is to stack as many Pikachus as possible on the belly of a Snorlax snoozing in a hammock without tipping him over. It’s sells for about $20 and you know you want one.

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This fan-made tech demo uses Unreal Engine 4 to put you in an X-Wing, a speeder bike on Endor, and a ship on Hoth. It was created by HammerheadVR, but Lucasfilm cried foul so they were forced to remove it from Vimeo. However, it is currently available on YouTube with the audio muted thanks to a copyright claim.

The audio issue may have had something to do with pulling down the original video, or it could be related to the fact that Lucasfilm is working on their own VR version of Star Wars that’s set to debut later this year. Either way, it gives us a pretty good idea of what to expect.

See the video after the break.

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The minds over at FOX’s Animation Domination High-Def have created a new animated music video that adds hilariously honest lyrics to The Legend of Zelda theme song. From the description:

What is the Legend of Zelda? It’s the legend of a little moron, who can’t talk, and wastes time.

Check it out after the break.

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3A has announced a new Destiny Titan 1/6th Scale Collectible Figure and, I mean, just look at it. Bask in its glory.

It stands approximately 12.6 inches tall and has over 24 points of articulation. It also comes with four weapons, two sets of hands, and a tailored cloth under suit.

There are two versions. The regular retail version comes with three weapons; Shadow Price Auto Rifle, Felwinter’s Lie Shotgun, and the Zombie Apocalypse WF47. The Bambaland exclusive addition also comes with the Hawkmoon Exotic Hand Cannon.

The exclusive edition goes on sale July 27th at 9:00am HK time and will set you back a whopping $190. The retail edition will be available for pre-order on July 31st.

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Little Grant is one lucky baby. His Dad spent 18 months creating a fabulous Mario Kart 8 nursery that’s sure to give the tyke nothing but sweet dreams. The design covers the walls and ceiling and features both murals and props.

Take a tour after break…

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This is definitely the case I’ve been looking for. Ed Zarick, known for transforming gaming consoles into laptop form, fabricated this awesome R2-D2 PS4 laptop. Enlisting the help from the guys at Astromech, he used 3D printed replicas of Artoo’s parts. And it beeps and boops just like our favorite droid using sound effects he loaded onto an Adafruit WaveShield.

Check out more pics and a video of the laptop-console-droid-hybrid in action after the break…

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This life-size Tomislav gun from Team Fortress 2 was built by YouTuber ZaziNobmies out of roughly 2,500 separate bricks. The finished product weighs 10 pounds and is about 42 inches long.

Take a closer look in the video after the break.

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Mocchi Hajikura has recreated Castle in the Sky one block at a time in Minecraft. It’s mind-bogglingly massive. No wonder it took four years to complete.

You can see the first and second videos in what will eventually be a five-part series after the break. Each week he plans to release another video in the series so he can show off every bit of his creation. Four years is a heck of a commitment and it looks like he didn’t miss a thing.

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These folding dice towers look awesome, are durable enough for travel, and perfect to keep your gaming table clutter free. What really makes them unique is that Etsy shop Thaumaturgy Design hand-makes each to order with loads of options.

These towers can be ordered in a plain design, Art Nouveau pattern, or with special engraving and they can be made from birchwood, bamboo, or 17 different colors of acrylic. There are endless options for a truly custom gaming piece.

Check out some of these awesome design combinations after the break.

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