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We have seen the future of gaming, and it may include holodecks. Northrop Grumman's VIPE (Virtual Immersive Portable Environment) is essentially a portable room in which soldiers can use to run any number of simulated missions - diplomatic, combat, and even medical training environments, etc. That's not all, uniforms and compatible weapons need are brought in from the outside to make the experience even more realistic. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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By now, anyone who uses their iOS or Android smartphone to play games has probably heard of Flappy Birds, currently #1 in the App Store's "Free" section. The extremely simple game that has players maneuver a pixelated bird through Super Mario Bros.-style warp pipes. Well, many have said it's the hardest game they've ever played, but this one popular YouTube user decided to put together a video showing how to "cheat and beat" Flappy Birds, but in the worst way possible. Continue reading to see why it's received nearly 3-million-views in just 4-days.

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Video games may be fun, but sometimes, they just don't make any sense. For example, Sonic the Hedgehog can supposedly roll around at the speed of sound, but he always has trouble catching up to Dr. Robotnik on foot. Or, what about certain games that won't let you pass until a key is found, despite there being a large opening clearly visible. Continue reading for more.

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There's Sim City, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Farmville, and now...Goat Simulator?! That's right, CoffeeStainStudios has released alpha footage of a title in the works, but unfortunately, it's not a real game...yet. According to the studio: "We're just playing around a bit with programming stuff, this is not our next big IP." Continue reading for two videos.

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There's nothing wrong with fans coming up with concept images, and this one by David Hansson looks very interesting to say the least. The first thing you probably noticed with the monolithic, glowing console, and then the carbon fiber controllers. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video exploring just how much of our brain we actually use.

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Skyrim is already a very immersive and fun game, but when you throw Oculus Rift into the mix, things get even more insane. To show off Cyberith's Virtualizer treadmill, the company strapped one of its employees into the rig, where he became Dovahkiin. He was able to look around using the Oculus Rift and waved Wiimotes around to control weapons as well as magic. Instead of pressing W on a keyboard to walk around, he walked around on the blue circular padding of the Virtualizer. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Some people may be satisfied with playing games on a console or PC to achieve their dreams of flying a Boeing 737-100 jet, but California resident James Price decided to take things to the next level by building his own mind-blowing $150,000 flight simulator using parts from an actual plane. Continue reading for three videos and more information.

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By combining a Nintendo Power Glove with 3D-printed parts, Easton LaChappelle has created a functional robotic prosthetic arm. Other items used include: LEGO bricks, fishing wire, and surgical tubing. His design utilizes 3D printing to help offset the high costs of prosthetic technology, and is controlled by a Teensy Arduini microcontroller, amplifier circuits and Bluetooth receivers. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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No, this isn't a video game company trying to prank us, but rather a real double-barrel AR-15 assault rifle from Gilboa, and here are the first live images. According to The Firearm Blog: "The Gilboa Snake has two barrels that are fired simultaneously, essentially double tapping on a single trigger pull. It will be available in both semi-automatic (two rounds per trigger pull) or full auto. The rifle, with its two 9.5″ barrels, weighs 9.4 lbs." Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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If Tim Burton created his own version of Pokemon, here is how some of the characters might look. While the main series consists of role-playing games, spinoffs encompass other genres such as action role-playing, puzzle, and digital pet games. It is the second best selling video game franchise worldwide, next to the Mario franchise. Continue reading for some interesting facts you may not have known about the series.

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