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Microsoft HoloLens AR

Microsoft unveiled "Project X-Ray" today at their Windows 10 Devices event, and it's basically a new augmented-reality game prototype for its HoloLens AR headset. This game has players using an arm-mounted holographic weapon to fight off robots flying around the player's real-life surroundings. The robots can also interact with furniture and architecture, and even burst through walls. Continue reading for the full 8-minute video demonstration.

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Dirtiest PS3

Photo credit: Imgur

Does your PlayStation 3 refuse to play any discs? Well, you might want to take a look under its casing. Imgur user "blowmeawayyouniverse" noticed that their console sounded like a "jet engine", so they did just that, and discovered an insane amount of dust. While there may be computer systems far filthier than this one, a game console that still turns on while looking like, is definitely a miracle. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Halo 5 Guardians Controller

Microsoft's Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Wireless Controller features a unique laser-etched design, metallic blue accents, military insignias, and a bonus REQ Pack including the Resolute visor - Amazon Prime members can get one for just $59.99 shipped. It also has a 3.5mm stereo headset jack that lets you plug your favorite gaming headset right into the controller. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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VRX Racing Simulator

Starting at $55000, the VRX iMotion Racing Simulator might be the most realistic one yet. To start things off, it uses ultra-slim bezel full HD LED screens to display the simulation visuals with crisp clarity to capture the fine details of the car and the road as you grip the road at over 200mph. D-BOX motion systems enable VRX to develop highly realistic simulators that respond and adapt to real-life situations, such as textures, velocity, engine vibrations and vehicle dynamics/motion. A Z906 500W 5.1 surround speaker system accurately reproduces the ferocity of a real race car with thunderous bass, strong mids, and accurate highs. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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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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Custom Portable N64

N64 fan and video game modder Travis Breen has built an aluminum unibody portable N64 that looks to be something straight from an Apple Store. "Latest version of EverDrive OS 2.01 now features Gameshark cheat support. Contrary to popular belief the EverDrive is capable of playing Banjo-Tooie without manual patching. Some unreleased titles such as 40 Winks and Goldeneye X plays flawlessly on the EverDrive," said Breen. Continue reading for more funny things only Nintendo 64 fanatics will remember.

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World's Largest Arcade Machine

Jason Camberis is a video game fanatic and engineer from Chicago who spent 2-years building Arcade Deluxe, which is officially the world's largest arcade machine. It stands 15-feet tall and measures 6-feet wide as well as 3.5-feet deep. Despite its size, the cabinet is fully-functional, and is loaded with over 200 classic games, including Pac-Man and Dragon Spirit. Players can use the giant joystick, push buttons and 16-inch glass track ball to recreate the excitement of old school arcades. One problem, the arcade machine is so large that players have to climb stairs that come out from the bottom to reach the controls. Continue reading to see this machine on Storage Wars and another picture.

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Apple Bandai Pippin

First released in 1995, the Apple Pippin was directed at the home market as "an integral part of the consumer audiovisual, stereo, and television environment," and based on the Apple Macintosh platform, in particular the Mac OS architecture. Apple built a demonstration device based on Pippin called "Pippin Power Player," and used it to demonstrate the platform at trade shows and to the media, in order to attract potential software developers and hardware manufacturers. Continue reading for five more cool facts.

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Ocarina of Time Unreal Engine 4

What happens when The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time meets Unreal Engine 4? This amazing recreation of "Zora Cave" by environment artist Michael Eurek. "The map depicts Zora's Domain from Zelda: Ocarina of Time, lovingly re-interpreted in UE4," said Kotaku. For those who don't quite remember this section, Zora's Fountain is a large fresh water spring located in eastern Hyrule, and can only be accessed by way of Zora's Domain, and it serves as the primary water source of Hyrule. Continue reading to see more mind-blowing Ocarina of Time scenes remade in Unreal Engine 4.

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Battlecade Battleship Console

Photo credit: Love Hulten

Remember Milton Bradley's Battleship board game from 1967? Well, modder Love Hulten has created a custom console based on that game, letting two players face off against each other. "Instead of having a side by side set up, the two opponents sit face to face, each looking at their own 12" LCD screen and controllers, without being able to see the other person's moves. The Battlecade is handmade from American walnut and features a built-in storage for accessories like power supply and detachable joysticks. When not in use, the console in three sections folds into a convenient carrier," said Hulten. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy chain whip martial arts demonstration.

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