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A New Console, New Games Just Around The Corner

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This Is The Craziest GTA V Car Chase You’ll See All Day

It sort of goes without saying that half the fun in GTA franchises is not to follow the missions, but to cause as much havoc in the city as humanly possible, before being caught by the cops. How far can you get? The guy in the video above takes us through one of the most insane car chases we’ve ever seen in a game, throwing grenades at helicopters, jumping over hills, taking curves at mind bending speeds… It’s worth a watch.

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Travel Boy Carry On Luggage Is Avoiding Licensing Fees, But We Know What’s Up

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This is a cool looking carry-on bag. It looks like a Game Boy, but it’s called a Travel Boy. Clearly someone didn’t feel like sharing a portion of the profits with Nintendo, though we suspect that if the company gave a crap, they could probably still sue. Isn’t the design of the Game Boy trademarked, like the Coke bottle shape? We don’t really know, but we can tell you a least that the bag is all of $70, which is really not that much for luggage. Taking a look at the details, it doesn’t look like a toy/novelty bag either but something you could conceivably use in real life, all the while professing your love for the classic gaming device.

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This is What 974 People Playing Super Mario At the Same Time Looks Like

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Super Mario was one of the first games I ever played on our now-defunct Nintendo Family Computer. If you played video games in the eighties and nineties, then I’m sure you’ve probably had a go or two at Super Mario yourself.

A custom level of Super Mario was built especially for the recent GamesCon that was held in Germany, where 974 people played the game simultaneously. Every screen was recorded and then compiled into one video for no particular reason. Other than the fact that it’s admittedly entertaining to watch how close to a thousand people can play the same game so differently.

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Addicted To Reddit? Don’t Cure It, Enable It!

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There are worse ways to waste your life away than by browsing Reddit 25 hours a day. Others feel the same, so that’s why we’re not even a bit surprised to read about the Karma Controller DIY Reddit Interface Device. It’s an assemble-at-home kit containing a controller board, switches, buttons and other parts that eventually turn into a gamepad of sorts, with which you control Reddit. What can you do? “Upvote, downvote, select posts, toggle images, and open & close comment tabs,” which makes browsing the site “like a videogame.” You do have to have the open source Reddit Enhancement Suite installed on your browser, but it’s free anyway. The kit however isn’t, although it’s pretty cheap, at $30.

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DOOM Pewter Miniatures Should Sell Like Hotcakes

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Doom is one of those classic franchises that people just don’t seem to get enough of. So we’re not surprised to hear there’s a lot of demand for this set of 15 characters from the game, each one made out of pewter. You have all the usual suspects, like cyberdemon, Arch-vile, Hell Knight, cacodemon and more. The set comes in a plastic 10″ x 8″ x 3″ carrying case with an updated stamp on the bottom. We say updated because this happens to be the same set that was sold originally by Reaper Miniatures in the late 90′s, with each figurine made from the same molds. Unlike back then, you can now buy all 15 at once.

The kit is being sold by Bethesda, who bought idSoftware a while ago. They’re asking $200 for it, but you’re going to have to wait a bit until they’re back in stock.

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New Box Art Makes Your Games Look Like Fancy Books

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There’s nothing wrong with being proud of your game collection. But if you’d rather go for a more intellectual look, you can download and print the above game covers by video game lover JamesBit. They’re made to look similar to the iconic Penguin Books, though there’s no mistaking what they are upon closer inspection. Granted you may be a bit reluctant to pay someone for a print-at-home PDF, but how many of you have the time, skill, or even inclination to spend any amount of time making these yourself? They’re $6 for three, with the possibility to bring the price down to $1.49 a piece with a bulk order.

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Epic LEGO Mosaic of Video Game Characters

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This is an awesome LEGO mosaic featuring characters from some of the most popular video game franchises ever, including Super MarioPokemon, and The Legend of Zelda. It was created using over 10,000 individual bricks (some of which are very rare, according to its maker) with a total value of about $2,190. The mosaic apparently took over six months to complete, and I have to say all that effort was well worth it because this thing looks epic.

The good news? It’s been put up for sale because its owner is moving to France for work and obviously won’t be able to take the mosaic with him. He’ll also be giving the proceeds from the sale to his friend so she can send her class to Africa. Sounds like a neat cause. The bad news? It’s priced at $4,780.88.

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Now Available: Plants vs. Zombies 2 for iOS–It’s About Time!

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It’s about time they released the sequel to 2010′s hit game, Plants vs. Zombies. In case this is your first time hearing about PvsZ, it’s a tower defense action-strategy game that pits plants against brain-seeking zombies.

The follow-up is called Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time and it brings back most of the beloved plants from the first game, plus a bunch of brand-new ones. But with new plants comes new zombies, and you’ll encounter new ones including Ra Zombie from Ancient Egypt, the Swashbuckler Zombie from the Pirate Seas, or the Chicken Wrangler Zombie from the Wild West.

The best part? You can download Plants vs. Zombies 2 for free on iOS! You might, however, feel compelled to spend a buck or two since are a bunch of power-ups and plants are only available with in-app purchases.

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