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What happens when you combine a Rasberry Pi (512MB version), a broken Nintendo Game Boy, and lots of work? The retro gaming powerhouse you see above, which was created by YouTube user "kman316". For those who aren't as technically skilled, we recommend just purchasing an AFUNTA game player. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when two guys accidentally get put on Kiss Cam at a baseball game.

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The SNES is a 16-bit video game console developed by Nintendo that was released in 1990 in Japan, 1991 in North America, 1992 in Europe and Australasia (Oceania), and South America in 1993. It was the company's second home console, following the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Additionally, development of a variety of enhancement chips (which were integrated on game circuit boards) helped to keep it competitive in the marketplace. Continue reading for five things you may not have known.

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You know you're a true video game fanatic soulmates when your significant other prearranges something before a costume contest and actually proposes to you on stage in front of hundreds of geeks. Let's just hope that the ring came in a special box like the one you see above. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a baby who is too clever for his age.

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Starting July 19 and running through August 31, Pokemon fans will be able to enjoy some tasty dishes at the official Pikachu Cafe as part of the Pocket Monster XY: Hakai no Mayu (Pokemon XY : Cocoon of Destruction) exhibit in Roppongi Hills. With prices ranging from $3.93 to $11.60, dishes will include Pikachu beef curry, Pikachu teriyaki burgers, Pikachu curry buns, Pikachu pancakes, Pikachu pudding parfaits, and six different drinks. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of ninja schoolgirls from Japan performing some crazy stunts.

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Nintendo may be losing hundreds of millions of dollars each year, but there are still some true fans that will do anything to show their appreciation, including: creating an NES-inspired computer mouse, real power-up mushrooms, comparing a snow-covered road to a track in Super Mario Kart, taking photos of a functional Gulf War Game Boy, and lastly, building an N64 logo table. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a telekinetic scare prank that will have you rolling.

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During this year's April Fools' Day festivities, Google Maps was taken over by Pokemon. They challenged the world to venture through its Google Maps app to find and catch the 151 Pokemon, and if managed to complete the task, you were promised an opportunity a job at Google as a "Pokemon Master." Now, the people who were patient enough to do so, started receiving official letters from Google. Continue reading for the Pokemon challenge video and more information.

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It only took 29-years, but someone has discovered yet another unlimited 1-Up glitch involving a magic beanstalk in the original Super Mario Bros. game. Before watching the video, note that you must beat the entire game once before this glitch even becomes possible. Continue reading for the video and a tutorial.

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The breathtaking trailer you are about to see is rendered in real-time by the Wii U, rather than being pre-rendered. With that said, this new Zelda game features an open-world design, with graphics sporting a touch of cel-shading, though a slightly more refined approach instead of the cartoonish feel found in Wind Waker. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Did you know that Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto wanted Mario to ride a dinosaur since the very first game? Unfortunately, the technology to have a player be able to activate and hop onto another character wasn't possible at the time, as the NES just wasn't powerful enough. However, Yoshi finally became a reality in 1990 (1991 in the US). Continue reading for five more cool things you may not have known about Nintendo's Mario franchise.

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During the Nintendo Direct presentation earlier today, director Masahiro Sakurai explained how Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS will handle multiplayer: "Players will be able to play online with friends as well as other users in a handful of different multiplayer modes. Online multiplayer without friends comes in two distinct forms: For Fun and For Glory." That's not all, Charizard will be a selectable character in the game for both versions. Continue reading for the new trailer and more information.

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