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Nintentoaster Nintendo Toaster

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This may look like a toaster at first glance, but insert an NES cartridge, and it becomes a functional game console when turned on. Officially called the "Nintoaster 2.0", it was designed by Finnish artist Jarno Kotavuopio and the usual bread slots serve as the connections for the game cartridges. This console plugs into a TV the way any console would, complete with themed orange controllers. The coolest part? Pushing down the lever actually turns it on. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the top five most popular viral videos of today - including a robot that can play the violin.

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Original Power Glove

The Power Glove was originally released in 1989, and although it was an officially licensed product, Nintendo was not involved in the design or release of this accessory. Rather, it was designed by Grant Goddard and Samuel Cooper Davis for Abrams/Gentile Entertainment (AGE), made by Mattel in the United States. For those who grew up in the 80s and could afford an NES, this was a must-have accessory for the console, especially after seeing it in The Wizard. The glove has traditional NES controller buttons on the forearm as well as a program button and buttons labeled 0-9.The user presses the program button and a numbered button to input commands, such as changing the firing rate of the A and B buttons. Along with the controller, the player can perform various hand motions to control a character on-screen. Continue reading for more everyday things that only 80s geeks might still cherish today.

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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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