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LEGO Nintendo Arcade Cabinet

Photo credit: Brothers Brick

Helen Sham, the photographer who created this Hasselblad camera, is back at it again, and this time, with a functional Nintendo arcade cabinet made from 15,000 LEGO bricks. It stands more than 5-feet tall, and features brick-built graphics pulled straight from the Mario vs Donkey Kong 2 game, complete with a Donkey Kong sculpture perched atop the machine, as well as numerous light-up LED pieces. How long did all of this take to make? Well, about 6-hours for the design itself, and then 27-hours to get everything assembled. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.

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Fortnite Nintendo Switch

Photo credit: The Verge

Nintendo announced the free-to-play Fortnite game for its Switch console, and in less than a day, it's already been downloaded over 2-million times. This port retains the ability to sync Epic user accounts across multiple platforms, complete with all in-game items and progress. One caveat: if you're a Fortnite player who has ever synced with the PS4 version, you won't be able to use that account with other platforms. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Game Boy Camera DSLR Lens

Photo credit: Bastian Ekeler via Peta Pixel

Photographer Bastiaan Ekeler decided to upgrade his Game Boy Camera with a custom Canon EF lens mount, which gives it a maximum focal length of just over 3,000mm. "The Game Boy Camera has a sensor size of about 3.6mm2, which seems equivalent to a 1/4" sensor. This gives the GBC a crop factor of about 10.81. With my 70-200mm f4 mounted on a 1.4x extender, this gives me a max equivalent focal distance of about 200 x 1.4 x 10.81 = 3,026.8mm," said Ekeler. Continue reading to see photos taken with the lens and more information.

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RetroMini Game Boy

The RetroMini looks like a Game Boy Pocket at first glance, but it's actually a portable game console that comes loaded with 548 GBA games, all for $49.99 shipped. Featuring a 2.0" display, microUSB charging port, microSD card slot to add games, and a removable BL-5B 1020 mah lithium polymer battery that is good for up to 6-hours of continuous play. Product page. Continue reading for another detailed video review, more pictures and information.

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Breath of the Wild Game Boy

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can already be enjoyed on the go via the Nintendo Switch, but if the company ever released a Game Boy Color version, this is probably what it would look like. Sure, the graphics may not hold a candle to the Switch's, but it does capture the mood while retaining design elements from Link's Awakening. Continue reading for more interesting gaming images from around the web.

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HoloLens Mario Bros

Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 can be found in all types of games, including Minecraft, but Abhishek Singh decided to combine the stage with Microsoft's HoloLens in Central Park, and this augmented reality experience is the result. Yes, the obstacles require one to walk around them rather than jump, but since none of them exist as physical barriers, things can get a bit scary. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of an original 2007 iPhone unboxing.

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Nintendo Switch 2

Photo credit: Curved Labs

The Nintendo Switch has been an overwhelming success, but it's never too early to start thinking about its successor. Introducing Curved Labs' Nintendo Switch 2 concept. It offers a capacitive 7.3" touchscreen, redesigned Joy-Cons with extendable rails, a more secure fold-out kickstand, an NVIDIA Tegra X2 processor, 64GB of internal memory, and microSD expansion (up to 400GB). Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Switch Hack Tegra

The Nintendo Switch was hacked back in February to run Linux, but now a team has revealed a flaw that enables users to run arbitrary code through an exploit of an unpatchable flaw in the console's Nvidia Tegra X1 chip. That's right, it's at the silicon level of the Tegra X1 chip's USB recovery mode, which normally prevents hardware hackers from accessing the system's bootROM, thus the vulnerability allows for the entire 'root-of-trust' for the processor to be compromised. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Super Mario 64: Ocarina of Time


When Super Mario 64 meets The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, you get this awesome mashup by Germany-based Nintendo ROM hacker Kaze Emanuar. How is this possible? Well, he rebuilt the entire Ocarina of Time game within the Super Mario 64 engine, which means you'll be able to explore the land of Hyrule as Mario the plubmer, complete with all of his jumping and platforming skills. That's not all, you can also scavenge the maps for 170 collectible stars. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of someone who sent garlic bread to the edge of space.

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WaveRider Portable Wii

A gamer who goes by "ShockSlayer" online has unveiled "The WaveRider", a custom-built portable Nintendo Wii designed to be as comfortable as possible. "This is a portable Wii using original Wii hardware. This build uses the most extreme motherboard trim to date, allowing it to fit into a first party wavebird shell. With its never-before-seen software integration and no-expense-spared feature list, it's sure to turn a few heads at MGC 2018," said its creator. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one about Intel's coolest CPU ever, thanks to AMD.

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