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Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty Special

The original Jeep Wrangler "Call of Duty" Modern Warfare 3 vehicle (above video) was released years ago, but now, tuner BMS Offroad has given it a 2018 makeover. In addition to the front bumper with built-in winch, a custom hood, locking differentials, two-speed transfer case and live axles, buyers now get embroidered seats that add the "Call of Duty" logo, as well as a numbered dash plate. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Xbox Adaptive Controller

Microsoft is releasing an all-new Xbox Adaptive Controller to meet the needs of players with disabilities, who have previously required custom solutions. This input device sports two large buttons on its face, which can be operated with hands but are also large enough for players to control them with their elbows or feet as well. The rear boasts a row of 3.5mm ports for adding inputs and buttons to represent features on the traditional controller as well as giving players a personalized experience tailored to them - adding a foot pedal or other touch-sensitive switch to give the device more functionality, etc. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Pandora 5S Arcade Cabinet

The Pandora Box 5S personal desktop arcade cabinet (999 game version shown in video above) has 1,388 games built-in, and it's being offered for just $319.99 shipped, this weekend only. In addition to the games, it features USB output, VGA / HDMI support, 100-240V power input, complete with a universal power adapter, all encased in a mini acrylic box design, making it easy to customize if desired. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Augmented Reality Intelligent

The problem with augmented reality is that most applications, especially games, require heavy user interaction. Disney Research has figured out how to make these virtual characters intelligently interact with real-life objects. For example, a character can walk around un-even stairs / slopes, or be pushed away by collisions with real-world objects like a ball. These algorithms can automatically "animate a new character, and imbue its motion with adaption to environments and reactions to perturbations from the real world." 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 molten salt versus clear ice.

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LEGO Pinball Machine

Photo credit: Geoff Vlcek Photography

This may not be the first working LEGO pinball machine, but it's definitely one of the most feature-packed ones we've come across. Created by Bre Burns, this piece took between 200-300 hours to complete, and is powered by LEGO Mindstorm NXT parts, while the rubber bands were sourced from LEGO Technic, and the steel pinball was pulled from a LEGO Mindstorm kit, all without gluing, screwing, or fabrication of any kind. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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GameSir X1 Battle Dock

The GameSir X1 Battle Dock is a smartphone accessory that every mobile Fortnite and PUBG player should have. Why? Well, it lets you play not only these battle royale games, but just about any other titles, with a keyboard and mouse. It consists of an arm to hold your device, a large Bluetooth button for connecting the smartphone, and USB ports on the side. The X1 is powered by a 3000mAh battery, so you should be able to game for hours on end, without needing to recharge it. Product page. Continue reading for two more videos, pictures and 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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Neo Geo Mini

In commemoration of SNK's 40th Anniversary, the company will be releasing a Neo Geo Mini arcade machine that fits in your palm, and comes loaded with 40 games. "The size of the NEOGEO mini means it fits perfectly in the palm of one's hand. The NEOGEO mini will be available in two different designs, one for the Asian market and the other one for overseas markets (for North America, South America, Europe and other regions)," according to the press release. continue reading for another video, one more picture and additional 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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Star Wars Jedi Challenges

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges isn't your average mobile game, as it's a smartphone-powered augmented reality experience that brings an all-new lightsaber experience right into your home. Simply open the app, put on the headset, and battle through three epic experiences. Train as a Force-sensitive apprentice and unlock the knowledge of the Jedi Order. Learn to master the art of lightsaber duels, command troops against invading evil forces, and challenge your mind with Holochess. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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