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Soon, virtual reality games will make their way onto social media platforms, such as Facebook, but for now, you'll have to settle for titles like "RiftCycle". Created by "The Arcade Man," this game makes use of a custom-build Tron lightcycle, paired with an Oculus Rift headset which lets you look around in all directions. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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During the Nintendo Direct presentation earlier today, director Masahiro Sakurai explained how Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS will handle multiplayer: "Players will be able to play online with friends as well as other users in a handful of different multiplayer modes. Online multiplayer without friends comes in two distinct forms: For Fun and For Glory." That's not all, Charizard will be a selectable character in the game for both versions. Continue reading for the new trailer and more information.

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It's official, Facebook is acquiring Oculus VR for $2-billion. This includes $400-million cash and 23.1-million shares of Facebook stock, which has a current value of $1.6-billion. Mark Zuckberg said earlier today Facebook will "focus on helping Oculus build out their product and develop partnerships to support more games. We're going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face - just by putting on goggles in your home." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Here is a fascinating and rare look inside South Korea's Wanju Military Theme Park, which is basically an airsoft pellet gun map that uses the GunPower system. Unlike similar systems, GunPower uses wireless BB detectors: one on the front, one on the back, one of the helmet, and one on the face googles. The "hits are signaled by LED light and electronic sound feedback, and kills are then registered on a central computer, and this particular map has closed circuit cameras." Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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PS4 fans rejoice! Sony revealed Project Morpheus at GDC 2014 (Game Developer Conference) in San Francisco yesterday, and it's basically a virtual reality headset designed for their flagship gaming console. According to Yoshida, Morpheus is the "culmination of our work over the last three years to realize our vision of VR for games, and to push the boundaries of play." Continue reading for a video news report and more information.

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Charizard was one of several different character choices conceived by Game Freak's character development team. Originally called "Lizardon" in Japanese, Nintendo decided to give the various Pokemon species "clever and descriptive names" related to their appearance or features when translating the game for western audiences. Here's what the character might look like in real-life. Continue reading for more.

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Video game fanatics have probably played just about ever Super Mario Bros. game there is, but did you know that the infamous plumber has been featured in approximately 235 different video games, 7 TV shows, and 1 breakfast cereal? With that said, we've rounded up 20 more interesting science and geek facts that might actually surprise you. Continue reading to see them all.

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Everyone knows what Sonic is the fastest hedgehog around, or at least in video games, but here are 21 interesting things you may not have known about the blue hero. First off, the original Sonic concept was inspired by "Level 1-1" in Super Mario Bros., according to Yuji Naka. Continue reading to see more.

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Now that you know how not to beat Flappy Bird, fans won't be happy that the game has officially been pulled from the App Store as of today. Before it was taken down, there were over 50-million players spread across both the iOS and Android versions, generating up to $50,000 USD per day in ad revenue alone. Unlike other mega successful titles from players like Rovio Entertainment, which produced the hugely popular Angry Birds game and has hundreds of programmers, Dong Nguyen made Flappy Bird by himself in just a few nights, according to an earlier tweet on Twitter. Continue reading for some of the most popular Flappy Bird videos and more information.

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Let's face it, Nintendo is not in the best shape right now, financially, but they're only a game and / or platform (mobile) away from roaring back. During these past few decades, some of the company's most iconic characters, like Mario, Kirby, Link, and more, have changed quite a bit, here is their evolution. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video explaining exactly why we get nervous.

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