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PS4 Wood Block Christmas

Boston's Fox 25 reports that the Lundy family didn't quite get what they expected on Christmas morning when their son opened a PlayStation 4 box and discovered a fake wooden console inside, with an obscene image drawn on it to boot. "He got a PS4 and he says 'this is the best present ever this is the best Christmas ever,'" said Brian Lundy. However, things did end up on a bright note when they took it back to the Saugus Target. "They not only gave us a new game system but they also gave us a $100 gift card as well as an additional game that the original game that was supposed to be in the box. Couldn't have been any kinder," said Kristin Lundy. Social media is claiming that some thieves are getting crafty by replacing the original seals with authentic-looking fake ones to make it appear as if a box hasn't yet been opened, resulting in unfortunate events, like this one. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Kylo Ren playing flaming bagpipes on top of BB-8.

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Ace Combat 7 Sony PlayStation VR

Here's a first look at Ace Combat 7, which takes the elements the series is famous for to a whole new level. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, be ready to experience photorealistic visuals and lightning effects and an evolving and adapting ecosystem which will dictate the flow of battle. Bandai Namco's trueSKY technology will astound gamers, as they immerse themselves in exclusive features developed specifically for PlayStation VR. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why recreating the Roller Coaster Tycoon game in real-life wouldn't be such a good idea.

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Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition

Fallout 4: Pip-Boy Edition just might be the hottest gaming item this holiday season, and you can pick it up for just $119.99 shipped, this weekend only. It includes the highly anticipated game, along with a Pip-Boy Replica, Stand and Capsule Case. This wearable device faithfully replicates the in-game model and comes complete with RobCo Industries stand, custom-printed capsule, adjustable foam cuff, rotating knobs and lights. Designed to accommodate a variety of smartphone devices* with customizable foam inserts, the Pip-Boy is the ultimate accessory for the official Pip-Boy companion mobile app that allows players to manage their in-game inventory, perks, holotapes, and more. Product page (Xbox One | PC). Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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PS4 500GB Bundle

The PS4 500GB Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Destiny The Taken King Bundle can be picked up for just $349.99 shipped, this week only, no coupon code required. In addition to the console, you'll also receive a DualShock 4 Wireless Controller, AC Power Cable, HDMI Cable, USB 2.0 Cable, Mono Wired Headset, a digital voucher for Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, and a Destiny The Taken King physical disc. Product page. Continue reading for videos of both games in-action.

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PS4 Destiny Console

Sony's Limited Edition PS4 500GB Destiny: Taken the King Bundle + MGS V is the perfect gift for gamers this holiday season, and you can pick it up for just $399.99 shipped today. Perfect for both new players and players new to PS4, the Limited Edition bundle comes with Destiny: The Taken King, Destiny, Expansion I: The Dark Below, Expansion II: House of Wolves and also includes three emotes, three shaders, and three class items from the Digital Collector's Edition Upgrade. Product page. Continue reading for a full unboxing video and more information.

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Xbox One PS4 Laptop

Photo credit: Eddie Zarick

Master game system modder Eddie Zarick is back at it again, and this time, he has unveiled not one, but two, custom systems: a Captain America Xbook One and Iron Man Playbook 4. The former's shield was made with brushed metal vinyl work on top of acrylic to give it depth and the illusion of metal, while the star in the middle of the shield lights up when the system is turned on. Best of all, it has a built-in Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket capture card, which means you can simply plug in USB stick, mic (if you want to narrate) and begin recording your gaming session for Twitch, YouTube gaming, etc. Continue reading to see the Iron Man Playbook up-close.

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New PS4 Limited Edition Taken King

The Limited Edition 500GB PlayStation 4 Destiny: The Taken King Bundle can be pre-ordered for $399.99 shipped, and if the past is any indicator, you'll be able to resell them for $500-$550 once supplies dry up. In addition to the special console and 500GB HDD, you'll also get Destiny: The Taken King, Destiny, Expansion I: The Dark Below, Expansion II: House of Wolves and also includes three emotes, three shaders, and three class items from the Digital Collector's Edition Upgrade. Product page. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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R2-D2 PS4 Laptop

Photo credit: Eddie Z.

Ever wonder what R2-D2 would look like as a PlayStation 4 laptop? If so, the wonder no more, as expert game console modder Eddie Z. has you covered, with his latest creation, the R2-PS4. Yes, it even talks. Eddie said: "Thanks to the forum www.astromech.net, I was able to get sound effects and 3D printed parts to use on this system. This system has real scaled down R2 parts installed everywhere." Continue reading for an in-depth video overview.

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Eddie Zarick has just unveiled his latest project, the PlayBox 4One MK.II. Similar to the first version, it has both a PS4 (left side) and Xbox One (right side) inside a laptop-like enclosure. You'll find a smart HDMI switcher that automatically selects the correct input and sends that signal to both the 24-inch VIZIO 1080p LED as well as an HDMI output on the back of the unit if you decide to hook it up to an external display. There's handy switch on back that enables you to quickly select which system you want to play. If you want one, it'll cost $2,595 or $1,995 if you provide your own systems - plus $50 if you want HDMI-out - here now. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an 11,000 marble tsunami.

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GAEMS G155 Sentry PS4 Xbox One

GAEMS G155 Sentry transforms your PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and / or Xbox 360 into a personal gaming environment for under $150 shipped. The rugged armored shell protects your favorite console while in transit, even if that simply means going from room-to-room. Immerse yourself in every detail of your favorite game or movie with an integrated 15.5" LED display, stereo speakers or utilize one or both of the 3.5mm headphone jacks. Product page. Continue reading for two videos showing both the PS4 and Xbox One working with the Sentry.

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