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Xbox One 1TB

Microsoft's Xbox One 1TB Console with 5 games (Halo 5 Limited Edition / Forza Horizon 2 included), 2 wireless controllers and a $50 Amazon gift card is being offered for only $369 shipped, today only, originally $490.70. The Xbox One 1TB Console - 3 Games Bundle includes: 1TB hard drive console, full-game physical discs of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and Rare Replay, digital download of Ori and the Blind Forest, newly updated Xbox One black wireless controller with a 3.5mm headset jack so you can plug in any headset, 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold, AC Power Cable, and an HDMI Cable. Product page. Continue reading for a Halo 5 Limited Edition unboxing video and more information.

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Xbox One Halo 5 Bundle

The Xbox One 1TB Halo 5: Guardians bundle not only includes a custom-designed console, but other goods as well, all for $399 shipped, today only, originally $499.99. In addition to the 1TB hard drive custom Halo designed console, you'll also get a uniquely designed Spartan themed Steel Book containing a full game digital download of Halo 5: Guardians, matching Spartan Locke wireless controller, Chat Headset, Warzone REQ Pack which includes 14 Premium Requisition packs, FOTUS-class armor, a multiplayer emblem, 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold, HDMI Cord, and an AC Power Cable. Product page. Continue reading for the "Making Of" video and more information.

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Bionic Arm Konami

James Young, a biological scientist and video game fanatic from London suffered a freak accident while out with friends at age 22. It all began when he lost his step at a London train station, falling between two carriages as the train pulled up, thus suffering injuries that included a severed left leg below the knee, collapsed lungs, a fractured skull, and cracks along his spine. Though surgeons attempted to save his left arm by removing dead and infected tissue, it had to be amputated. Approximately 4-years later, Young was fitted with a futuristic limb, designed by prosthetics artist Sophie De Oliveira Barata and game developer Konami. This limb uses electronic sensors to detect movements in his shoulder muscles, giving him full control over the battery-powered hand and arm. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy cheese puff machine gun.

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AI Super Mario World

We have seen the future, and artificial intelligence takes over. MarI/O, created by gamer Seth Bling, is just the tip of the iceberg. This AI had no idea how to play the game at first, but after some simple parameters were set in the form of "fitness" levels, it was incentivized to continue trying new ideas. You read that right, each level used new ideas, and it remembers what worked, while discarding its mistakes. After 34 steps, using NeuroEvolution of Augmenting Topologies, MarI/O figured out that jumping was the key to complete the stage. What's crazy is that the AI is so good now that any further attempts on the stage will all result in successful completion. 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 a 90-minute tour through Shanghai Disneyland.

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NVIDIA GTX 1080

Behold, the all-new NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card, which is touted as being more powerful than the Titan X. At $599, it boasts a new GPU Pascal microarchitecture combined with a TSMC 16nm FinFET manufacturing process, as well as faster Micron GDDR5X memory, resulting in an incredible 10Gbps memory pipe. The GTX 1080 is expected to hit 9 TFLOPS of performance from a chip based around 7.2 billion transistors - the Titan X hits 7 TFLOPS from its 8 billion transistors. Continue reading for two more videos and information. Click here for more pictures of the 1080.

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Dark Souls 3 PS4

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Dark Souls 3 is a game known for its atmospheric visual qualitys, notably its dynamic lighting and particle effects, which immerse players into a dark fantasy world of ruin. Expertly-crafted interconnected worlds encourage players to explore vast and breathtaking landscapes. Now what does that translate to in the game console modding world? This custom wood and metal creation by Belgian gamer / graphics artist / painter Vadu Amka. Unfortunately, this is a one-off project...for now. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Stark Industries Xbox

Microsoft France created a special edition Stark Industries Xbox One modeled after the Iron Man suit, complete with light-up Arc Reactor. Plus, there's also a matching controller, with an illuminated home button and Stark Industries logo to top things off. Unfortunately, the company has only created three, which will be given away in upcoming promotions for Captain America: Civil War. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Android Wear Counterstrike

Counter Strike 1.6 fans with Android Wear rejoice! Now you can run the game on your smartwatch, thanks to an app called Xash3D. This piece of software basically enables one to run old Windows versions on Android Wear, given that you have a copy of the original. Once both are ready to go, all you need to do is make a separate Xash folder, then copy the Valve / Counter Strike folders into that, launch the client app, and you're ready to game. Continue reading to see it running on a standard Android phone.

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Halo Elite Costume

Ontario-based special effects artist Pete Mander has created the greatest Halo costume yet: an 8-foot-tall Elite from the ranks of the zealous alien Covenant in Halo. They're best known to humans as Elites in the Halo universe because of their adeptness and skill in combat, the Sangheili formed the military backbone of the Covenant for almost the entirety of its existence. They had a very strong rivalry with the Brutes, which finally became open hatred during the Great Schism, and the conclusion of the Human-Covenant War. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing the hypnotizing process of ink being made.

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Pac-Man Suit

OppoSuits unveils their latest creation, a Pac-Man suit that pays tribute to the "little yellow man with a big mouth," complete with jacket, pants, and tie. This stylish piece features hundreds of ghosts, power pellets, and Pac-Man himself traversing one gigantic maze. Pac-Man is often credited with being a landmark in video game history, and is among the most famous arcade games of all time. It is also one of the highest-grossing video games of all time, having generated more than $2.5 billion in quarters by the 1990s. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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