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NES Themed Arcade

Imgur user "mysterysmellyfeet" is a gamer who prefers the older consoles, especially the NES. So, he decided to pay tribute by building an upright arcade cabinet themed like the system. The most surprising thing? It only took this gamer a weekend to finish, from start to finish, and the end products looks like something straight from a 1980s Nintendo catalog. For those who still want to pick up an NES console, there's always the option of getting the Retro-Bit Retro Duo. Continue reading for more pictures of the build process.

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Retro Game Collection

There are specialty stores that may carry old classics, but for the ultimate in retro games, look no further than this collection, which fills an entire room. As you can see, there's everything from the original R.O.B. to a tower of limited edition N64 consoles. If you look closely, you'll also spot the stacks of Game Boys and also Nintendo's original Famicom. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today, including something you'd never expect to see in Brussels, Belgium.

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Oculus GTA V

What happens when you pair the Virtuix Omni VR treadmill with Grand Theft Auto V? Pure madness of course. Simply put, players get to steal cars, shoot innocent bystanders in the face (like the shop owner in this video) and more in a whole new way. This was made possible with vorpX, a suite of 3D drivers for Oculus Rift enables you to play previously unsupported titles.

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N64 Game Boy Advance Portable N64

Created by Hailrazer of the Modded by Bacteria forums, the N64Boy Advance basically is a custom game console stuffed inside the shell of a Game Boy Advance carrying case. It sports a GameCube analog stick, smaller trigger buttons, speakers, and a 4.3-inch display, all powered by two camcorder batteries. While this may not be the perfect companion for long road trips or flights, it's definitely a nostalgic conversation piece for gamers nonetheless. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a dog that just refuses to eat alone.

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Homemade Swords

When you see swords in video games and fantasy-themed movies, recreating one (or several) at home isn't usually the first thought that pops into your head, that is unless...you're "Michaelcthulhu". This very talented person specializes in creating massive swords, such as the Crisis Core Buster Sword from Final Fantasy, Soul Reaver, and even Atrox, which is made entirely from scrap metal. In the embedded video above, we get a little a bonus in the form of Lightning's Gunblade from Final Fantasy XIII. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today including one showing why the aluminum beverage can design is so clever.

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Halo Elite

Standing over 7-feet-tall, this insane Halo Elite costume is full of fancy animatronics, and looks to be straight from a live-action movie. It was designed and built by self-taught special effects artist Pete Mander. Yes, it's wearable and extremely detailed. Let's just hope if Hollywood ever decides to greenlight a Halo movie, based on the game, they have Pete Mander on their special effects team. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today.

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Mario Toothpicks

Photo credit: BitBlt Korry

From afar, it looks like someone is either playing a game of Super Mario Bros. or just a simple drawing, but upon closer inspection, you'll realize that this entire screenshot was made with toothpicks by Twitter user BitBlt Korry. What was the damage? How about five days of work and 10,000 yen (US$84) worth of materials. It sounds like an extremely arduous task for most people, but Nintendo fans would gladly put in these resources for a conversation piece like this. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.

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Chainsaw Machine Gun

Custom weapons maker Joerg Sprave may be known for his slingshots, but this latest creation is definitely no slouch. It's essentially a wooden, chainsaw-powered machine gun that can destroy targets using nothing but marbles. We're not quite sure how effective it'd be during a zombie apocalypse, but destroying old plastic water bottles and / or aluminum cans might be its calling. Continue reading for a video of it in-action.

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GTA V PC

Grand Theft Auto V PC will finally be available in stores, and this newly released video shows just how good it can look, running at a silky smooth 60fps. In addition to vastly increased draw distances, running at 60FPS with the ability to display visuals in 4K resolution, players will experience a range of additions and improvements including: New weapons, vehicles and activities; Additional wildlife; Denser traffic; New foliage system. Product page. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Steam-Powered Game Console

Behold, Steam Machine, the world's first steam-powered game console. Priced at a reasonable $199.99, a stationary steam engine produces all the electricity you need to play your games, using a patent-pending miniature boiler mechanism. The coolest part? The Steam-Powered Gaming Cabinet will keep you gaming even if the electricity goes out. Continue reading for more pictures, information and the product page.

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