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Penn & Teller VR: F, U, U, U, & U

Penn & Teller VR: F, U, U, U, & U

This upcoming virtual reality game Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary, and Underhanded from magicians and smart guys Penn & Teller will mess with player’s minds by subjecting them a variety of minigames which include facing their worst fears and a variety of cruel tricks.

Minecraft in a Minecraft Chest

Minecraft in a Minecraft Chest

Despite its age, people are still obsessed with MineCraft, and experimenting to see what else they can do with the block-building game. SethBling spent innumerable hours creating a chest inside of the game, that when opened, contains an completely playable version of MineCraft inside of itself. Download here.

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Video Game Piano Medley

Video Game Piano Medley

Pianist Samuel Fu kicks things off with a rousing rendition of the Green Hill Zone theme from Sonic the Hedgehog, then moves on to Mario, Zelda, Halo, Undertale, and more of our favorite game themes, all sounding stellar as he tickles the ivories.

LED Gamer Nightlight

LED Gamer Nightlight

Etsy seller My Home Art Decor makes these sweet laser-cut wood accent lights, featuring images from classic games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Mario, Sonic, and Tetris. Each one has an RGB LED light source and a remote control so you can change its color. The wood panels can be ordered in natural or painted hues.

Super Mario Orchestra

Super Mario Orchestra

The 8-Bit Big Band breathes new life into the soundtrack from the NES classic Super Mario Bros., with an energetic performance of the theme music from the game’s first two worlds by a full orchestra and a chorus providing vocal accompaniment.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Trailer)

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Trailer)

Everyone’s other favorite Italian plumber is back to dustbust more ghosts in this game for Nintendo Switch. Luigi gets a few new tricks like the ability to switch from suck to blow, an alter-ego named “Gooigi,” and online and local co-op gameplay with 2 to 8 players. Drops late 2019.

Sonic the Hedgehog Polka

Sonic the Hedgehog Polka

It looks like SirTremendous could use a housekeeper, but we’ll forgive the mess in the background because his performance of the Green Hill Zone soundtrack from Sonic the Hedgehog is just too good to ignore. Check out his YouTube channel for more great accordion covers, like Wonderwall and his Star Wars medley.

Red Fang: Antidote

Red Fang: Antidote

(Gore) Director Ansel Wallenfang’s awesome music video for metal band Red Fang’s track Antidote looks like a level from a 16-bit video game, is packed with retro gaming tropes, and culminates with one of the greatest boss fights of all time. We so want to play that van beatdown level.

Arcade 1UP Cabinets

Arcade 1UP Cabinets

Arcade1Up’s 3/4-scale replicas of classic arcade machines are fully playable, with real arcade controls, a 17″ display, and multiple licensed games loaded on each unit. They’re designed for standing or seated play, and can also be fitted with a riser. The 12-in-1 model offers the most bang for the buck.

8-Bit Symphony @Home

8-Bit Symphony @Home

Fans of classic video games will love this nearly 2-hour-long recording, featuring symphonic arrangements of 8-bit game music. The audio was captured during a performance by C64Audio and Hull Philharmonic Orchestra at Hull City Hall. Available for a limited time, so listen now, or better yet, buy the box set!

Minecraft Dungeons (Trailer)

Minecraft Dungeons (Trailer)

Minecraft meets Diablo in Mojang’s upcoming action RPG, Minecraft Dungeons. Set in the pixelated Minecraft universe, the game features procedurally generated levels, and online and local co-op for up to four players. Drops Spring 2020 for consoles and Windows.

’80s Video Game Commercials

’80s Video Game Commercials

Video game nerds, sit back, relax, and enjoy Dave Freeman’s hour-long commercial break featuring dozens of TV ads for classic games from Pac-Man to Space Invaders from the Atari 2600 to the Intellivision. The Toys ‘R’ Us music almost made us cry.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is an action adventure game that takes place across all nine Star Wars films, modified of course with more whimsy and humor. You’ll be able to jump to any movie setting and progress as you wish. Coming to consoles and Windows in 2020.

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Gameplay)

Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Gameplay)

This lengthy gameplay video of the upcoming Nintendo Switch tactical RPG Fire Emblem: Three Houses showcases some of the game’s numerous activities and characters. It also demonstrates a few of the new combat mechanics and features. The game drops 7/26/19.

Xbox One Elite Controller 2

Xbox One Elite Controller 2

The Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is even more comfortable, durable and customizable than its predecessor. It has a profile switch button, the option to program a button to act as a Shift key to map more commands, and an internal battery that lasts up to 40h per charge.

Final Fantasy VII Remake (Gameplay)

Final Fantasy VII Remake (Gameplay)

Square Enix has shared a lot of details about Final Fantasy VII: Remake. It will be split into multiple games, the first of which drops 03/03/20. The game will feature a mix of hack-and-slash and tactical combat, and appears to expand the story of the original.

Dunkey: E3 2019

Dunkey: E3 2019

(PG-13: Language) Video game enthusiast and critic Dunkey offers up his take on the announcements that came out of E3 2019. From Sony’s no-show stance, to the ability to play as any random NPC in Watch Dogs: Legion, to Keanu stealing the show in Cyberpunk 2077, he’s got all the notable moments covered.

DIY Micro Pinball Machine

DIY Micro Pinball Machine

We’ve seen a number of tiny arcade machines, but what we really want someone to produce is a teensy digital pinball machine like this one from maker Matt “Circuitbeard” Brailsford. It uses a tiny Windows 10 computer called the LattePanda and runs Visual Pinball on its dual LCD screens. Build details here.

Xbox Game Pass for PC

Xbox Game Pass for PC

Microsoft is bringing Xbox One and Xbox 360 games to Windows 10 computers with Xbox Game Pass for PC. Enjoy unlimited access to a growing library of games – including Forza Horizon 4 and the upcoming Gears 5 – for just $5 a month. There’s also a $15 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate that covers both PCs and the Xbox One.

Remnant: From the Ashes: Story Trailer

Remnant: From the Ashes: Story Trailer

While we’re not sure the trailer for this upcoming co-op action RPG really explains the story at all, it does show off some insanely-great and creepy looking monsters you’ll be facing should you decide to buy this upcoming title when hits PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on 8/20/19.

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Teaser)

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Teaser)

Link will soon return to the open world of Hyrule, and it looks like Princess Zelda is coming along for the ride. During E3 2019, Nintendo teased a sequel to the mega hit action-adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It’s also going to be released for the Nintendo Switch.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Gameplay)

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Gameplay)

The first gameplay trailer for the action adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order shows the friends and foes you’ll meet as Jedi-in-training Cal Kestis. A lengthy gameplay video showcases Cal’s combat abilities and Force powers. The game drops 11/15/19.

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

The beloved teen drama Final Fantasy is finally coming back. Final Fantasy VIII Remastered features overhauled graphics and will be released this 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows via Steam. If you think the upgrade doesn’t look like much, think again.

Elden Ring (Teaser)

Elden Ring (Teaser)

An upcoming game created by Hidetaka Miyazaki of Dark Souls fame and writer George R.R. Martin. Elden Ring will be FromSoftware’s largest and most ambitious title yet, dropping players into a bloody and dark world from the mind behind some of the greatest fantasy books of all time. Coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

In2Chess Smart Chess Set

In2Chess Smart Chess Set

In2Chess is an electronic chess set for newbies and experts alike. Its board is backed with LEDs that can guide one or both players regarding permitted moves, as well as the best move for a given situation. It also offers online multiplayer with other In2Chess owners or via a web app.

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)

No, you’re not looking at actual 4K aerial footage here – this is in-engine imagery from the next-generation version of Microsoft’s famed Flight Simulator. The game uses satellite data, along with Azure AI tech to power its incredibly realistic flying. Coming to Xbox in 2020.

Halo Infinite (Trailer)

Halo Infinite (Trailer)

“We lost.” Master Chief reawakens to a world in the middle of a massive war, following the events of Halo 5: Guardians. Halo Infinite will launch holiday 2020 on Windows 10, Xbox One, and the next-gen Xbox Project Scarlett console.

Xbox Project Scarlett

Xbox Project Scarlett

Microsoft turned up at E3 2019 not with an actual new console, but with a description of what they’re working on. The next-gen system will support up to 8K resolution, 120fps, real-time ray tracing, packs a custom SSD to reduce load times, and will play thousands of titles from prior-gen Xboxes. Drops late 2020.

Cyberpunk 2077 (Trailer 2)

Cyberpunk 2077 (Trailer 2)

(PG-13: Language, Gore) A heist goes horribly wrong for the lead character of Cyberpunk 2077 in the game’s latest cinematic trailer. But hope is not lost, not when Keanu freakin’ Reeves is on your side. The game comes out 4/16/20.

Destroy All Humans! Remake (Teaser)

Destroy All Humans! Remake (Teaser)

The 2005 cult classic alien invasion game Destroy All Humans! is coming back. The cinematic teaser trailer shows nothing resembling gameplay, but is entertaining all on its own thanks to its heaping helping of Rammstein. Coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC in 2020.

Pokémon Sword & Shield (Gameplay)

Pokémon Sword & Shield (Gameplay)

Our latest look at Nintendo Switch’s mega RPG Pokémon Sword and Shield is a doozy. The game will feature open-world areas where wild pokémon are visible, raids for up to four players, and a three-turn move called Dynamax that turns your critters into giants. The game drops 11/15/19.

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