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Starting July 19 and running through August 31, Pokemon fans will be able to enjoy some tasty dishes at the official Pikachu Cafe as part of the Pocket Monster XY: Hakai no Mayu (Pokemon XY : Cocoon of Destruction) exhibit in Roppongi Hills. With prices ranging from $3.93 to $11.60, dishes will include Pikachu beef curry, Pikachu teriyaki burgers, Pikachu curry buns, Pikachu pancakes, Pikachu pudding parfaits, and six different drinks. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of ninja schoolgirls from Japan performing some crazy stunts.

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Nintendo may be losing hundreds of millions of dollars each year, but there are still some true fans that will do anything to show their appreciation, including: creating an NES-inspired computer mouse, real power-up mushrooms, comparing a snow-covered road to a track in Super Mario Kart, taking photos of a functional Gulf War Game Boy, and lastly, building an N64 logo table. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a telekinetic scare prank that will have you rolling.

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During this year's April Fools' Day festivities, Google Maps was taken over by Pokemon. They challenged the world to venture through its Google Maps app to find and catch the 151 Pokemon, and if managed to complete the task, you were promised an opportunity a job at Google as a "Pokemon Master." Now, the people who were patient enough to do so, started receiving official letters from Google. Continue reading for the Pokemon challenge video and more information.

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Microsoft's Xbox One Stereo Headset is currently being offered for only $49.99 shipped, this weekend only, originally priced at $79.99. Immerse yourself in rich stereo sound with the Xbox One Stereo Headset. Easily adjust audio levels without taking your hands off the controller. You can even control the balance of game sounds and chat audio to focus on what you want to hear. Product page. Continue reading for a video overview and more information.

Notable features:
  • Sign in to Xbox Live to receive the latest console updates.

  • Unidirectional microphone for clear voice capture.

  • Includes detachable Stereo Headset Adapter that puts the audio controls at your fingertips including volume up/down, microphone mute, and controls game/ chat balance.

  • Easy to set up: No complex wires to your console. Wired only to the Wireless Controller.

  • Full range audio spectrum (20Hz-20kHz) for deep bass, all the way to crystal clear high frequencies.


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It only took 29-years, but someone has discovered yet another unlimited 1-Up glitch involving a magic beanstalk in the original Super Mario Bros. game. Before watching the video, note that you must beat the entire game once before this glitch even becomes possible. Continue reading for the video and a tutorial.

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Demonstrated at E3 2014 this week, Sony's Project Morpheus is the codename for an upcoming virtual reality headset that's designed to fully function with Sony PlayStation 4. It's currently a prototype and will be released sometime after 2014. Sony Computer Entertainment head Andrew House said sales of its PlayStation Camera had been better than expected, and Morpheus was an extension of that. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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The breathtaking trailer you are about to see is rendered in real-time by the Wii U, rather than being pre-rendered. With that said, this new Zelda game features an open-world design, with graphics sporting a touch of cel-shading, though a slightly more refined approach instead of the cartoonish feel found in Wind Waker. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Breaking away from traditional forms of nail painting, these geeks have taken the art to the next level. Nail art became commonly known in beauty salons and it is considered as fashion activity. Throughout time, nail art became a part of fashion and beauty while in history it was a part of aristocracy and determined social status. Above, we have a fantastic The Legend of Zelda example. Continue reading for more.

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Let's face it, there will always be more technologically advanced astromech droids made to replace ones like R2-D2, but should the robot ever fall into the hands of a gamer, you'd probably see the bot being stuffed with 8 consoles and a projector. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how not to pull a jeep from the mud.

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When vehicles in Gran Turismo become a reality, you get concepts like the stunning Volkswagen GTI Roadster Vision. This roaster isn't just for looks, it boasts a 503-hp, twin-turbocharged V6 that powers all four wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. VW estimates that if it fired up the Roadster it could hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and top out around 192 mph. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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