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Sam Smith isn't your typical 12-year-old, as he spends most of his day making mobile games. Spacepants is the first release from his Boxface Games home studio, and boasts tough endless runner-style gameplay set in a single room, "which sees you avoiding lasers, space caterpillars, and other nasties for as long as you can while constantly moving." He's been making games for about a year now, mainly using GameMaker: Studio software, which doesn't require any prior programming or design experience. Even though Spacepants has only been out since May, he's already earned enough money to buy his younger brother a PlayStation 4. Continue reading to read what he has planned for the future.

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Gamers know DOOM as one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry, for having ushered in the popularity of the first-person shooter genre. Now here's something you don't see everyday: an ATM running the game. YouTube user "Aussie50" and friends managed to play DOOM "on an NCR Personas ATM using the OEM PC and display, plus an i-Pac controller for mapping the side buttons, and eventually, the PIN pad." Continue reading for a viral video of crazy things you may not have known about DOOM.

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NVIDIA's Shield Tablet delivers the perfect mix of power, portability, and performance. At $299, it sports an 8-inch HD display (1920x1200), NVIDIA Tegra K1 2.2 GHz processor, 16GB of Flash memory, 2GB of RAM, and Android Kit Kat 4.4. There's also an optional $59 wireless controller as well as a $39 cover that doubles as a kickstand, too. Matt Wuebbling, the general manager for the Shield tablet, says: "We really think this is a perfect device for gamers. A really high cross-section of people have tablets and want a tablet for gaming." Product page. Continue reading for a detailed unboxing video, hands-on pictures, and more information.

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GAEMS Vanguard wants to make sure your road / business / personal trips include some PS4 gaming, complete with an integrated 19-inch LED HD display, stereo speakers, and dual headphone jacks. Plus, there's also storage bags to hold your controllers, power supplies, and other accessories. Product page. Continue reading for a detailed video review.

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Razor's Crazy Cart is touted as the ultimate drifting machine, and it comes equipped with a small electric motor that drives a single wheel located in the center of the cart, towards the front. It can be steered in 360 degrees using a small steering wheel and when the "drift bar" is pulled at the side, the Cart tilts the rear caster wheels so the caster effect is almost zero, which means the cart is free to face in just about any direction, no matter which way the front wheel is driving. Product page. Continue reading for another video (Gymkhana parody) and more information.

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Are you attending San Diego Comic Con this weekend? Then you'll have a chance to win at least one of these awesome custom Xbox One consoles, which include Titan Fall, Nerdist, Twitch, Marvel Super Heroes, Forza Motorsport 3, and lots more. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of 10 amazing bets you will always win.

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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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