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Pokemon Go Stampede Taiwan

Pokemon Go may be cooling off here stateside, but players overseas are still going crazy trying to catch them all, especially Snorlax which appeared in Taipei near Beitou Park. News sources say that the Xinbeitou area is now a hot spot for "thousands" of players looking to get their hands on a variety of rare Pokemon that pop-up from time to time. Continue reading for a video showing people going crazy looking for Charizard in Central Park, NYC.

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Analogue NT Mini

Similar to its predecessor, the Analogue NT Mini is crafted from a solid block of aluminum and plays all of your classic NES / Famicom game cartridges. With Retro Receiver technology, you can enjoy games with a lag-free wireless controller, and in 1080p, thanks to HDMI output and up-scaling. Continue reading for a Contra gameplay video, more pictures and additional information.

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PlayStation 4 Slim

Microsoft's Xbox One S isn't the only updated next-gen console, as Sony's got something up their sleeve as well, the PlayStation 4 Slim. While the company is set to announce a new 4K console, codenamed Neo, on September 7th, this one could be just a minor update to the current PS4, with not only a slimmer body, but rounded corners, as well as a 500GB HDD. Continue reading for more pictures of the packaging and box contents.

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Steam Controller Hands-On

Valve's Steam Controller lets you play your entire collection of Steam games on your TV - even the ones designed without controller support in mind, and it's being offered for only $34.99, today only, originally $49.99. Features dual trackpads, HD haptic feedback, dual-stage triggers, back grip buttons, and fully-customizable control schemes. Find your favorite mappings in the Steam Community, or create and share your own. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on demo video and more information.

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Pokemon Uranium

Pokemon Uranium is basically an entirely fan-made Pokemon game that was in development for nine years. It adds 150 new species of Pokemon, along with a new region, and similar to the official games, Uranium contains both online trading and online battling. Now on to the bad news, despite 1.5-million downloads, its creators have pulled the game out of respect for Nintendo. With that said, the video above should give you an idea of just how robust it really was. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates and art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of synchronized wind tunnel flyers.

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Doom Collector's Edition

The Doom: Collector's Edition (Xbox One) is perfect for fans of the original, and it's being offered for under $53 shipped, this weekend only, originally $119.99. It includes an exclusive, fully-realized 12" tall collector's statue of one of DOOM's most iconic demons: the Revenant. Made of high-quality PVC and modeled from actual in-game 3D files, the Revenant stands on an LED-lit base with internal, slow-spinning turbine from the UAC facility on Mars. Product page (Xbox One). Continue reading for another unboxing video and more information.

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Striker VR Gun

Striker's Infinity Arena V1 is a virtual reality gun that aims to take first person shooters to the next level. Not only is it a game controller, but this accessory is also capable of simulating recoil and fire-rate of all in-game weapons, including rail guns and chainsaws. There's no word yet on pricing or availability, but we can't imagine it being priced higher than most VR headsets (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, etc.). Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why Batman's plan for Justice League makes no sense.

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Xbox One S Laptop

Photo credit: Xbox One

The Xbox One S may be newly released, but Eddie Zarick has already torn one apart, and transformed it into a functional laptop of sorts. "On the front of the XBOOK you will see the two speakers, these were designed to point right towards you and can get pretty loud! above the left speaker is a small black joystick, this is the TV control. This allows you to turn on and off the LCD, adjust the volume along with menu controls. Included is a remote for the TV for fine tuning. Next the that is the XBOX Bluray drive. This system is capable of 4K video (through HDMI out to a compatible TV) and does look good. Next up is the disk eject, power and controller sync for the XBOX inside. All you have to do is plug in power and push the power button and your off to gaming," according to Zarick. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny video game pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to quickly remove an illegally parked car at an airport.

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NESPi Mini Nes

Photo credit: Daft Mike

Raspberry Pi 3 is popular among computer enthusiasts, but this is the first portable game console project we've seen that actually takes cartridges. Meet the NESPi, a palm-sized, 3D-printed NES console that even comes with its very own matching controller. "To make the case as compact as possible, I scaled down the real NES dimensions to 40% of actual size. This gave me just about enough room for the Pi to sit transverse, USB and network ports on the left, power and HDMI at the back. I could make a cut-out for the microSD card and would relocate two of the USB ports to the front where the controllers would be on a real NES," said creator Daft Mike. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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Xbox One S Halo Bundle

The Xbox One 500GB Halo Collection Bundle may fetch a premium when it's released later this month, but a pre-order is being offered for only $299.99 shipped, today only. The bundle includes: an Xbox One S 500GB Console, Halo 5: Guardians (physical disc) and full game download of Halo: The Master Chief Collection (card with digital code included in box), Xbox Wireless Controller (with 3.5mm headset jack), HDMI cable (4K Capable), AC Power cable and 14-day Xbox Live Gold Trial. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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