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LEGO Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block

LEGO Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block

This 2,064-piece LEGO set offers a challenge for Nintendo fans. It looks like a 3D question mark block, but hiding inside are four levels from Super Mario 64: Peach’s Castle, Bob-omb Battlefield, Cool Mountain and Lethal Lava Trouble. The set includes 10 Super Mario microfigures, and interacts with LEGO Mario and Luigi figures.

God of War Ragnarök (Trailer)

God of War Ragnarök (Trailer)

Picking up after the events of the PS4 God of War game, God of War: Ragnarök sees young Atreus on a quest to learn about his place in the universe. Joined by Kratos and Mimir, they head out across all Nine Realms on a search for answers as war breaks out around them. Coming to PS4 and PS5 in 2022.

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Warp Pipe Can Koozie

Warp Pipe Can Koozie
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1up your drinks and warp your thirst to another level with this Super Mario Bros.-inspired can koozie. This insulated foam cooler holds cans or bottles in style and is guaranteed not to contain any dangerous piranha plants.

Cardboard Mario Kart Arcade Cabinet

Cardboard Mario Kart Arcade Cabinet

Nintendo Labo kits encourage players to build game accessories using cardboard. DanCreator took that idea to the next level by building a complete sit-down Mario Kart arcade machine to go with his Labo cardboard steering wheel. The total cost for the build was $150, not including the Nintendo Switch.

Wooden Nintendo Switch

Wooden Nintendo Switch

After winning more eBay auctions than he expected to, modder Peter Knetter had some extra Nintendo Switch handhelds lying around. So he took one of them and gave it a complete makeover – covering its plastic case and buttons with wood ones. It’s definitely thicker and heavier than the original, but it’s certainly unique.

Forza Horizon 5: Gameplay

Forza Horizon 5: Gameplay

Microsoft is ready to delight racing game fans with the latest installment of the Forza Horizon series. Take a look at the game’s gorgeous environments and buttery-smooth frame rates, as racers including a Ford Bronco, a C8 Corvette, a classic Porsche 911, and a Mercedes-AMG ONE each make a dramatic entrance.

Humankind Moon Landing Commercial

Humankind Moon Landing Commercial

We couldn’t help but think of the Apple TV+ series For All Mankind when we saw this excellent commercial featuring two astronauts competing to be first to plant their nation’s flag on the Moon. The spot was directed by Edouard Salier for Wanda to promote SEGA’s civilization-building game Humankind.

Video Game Music Battle

Video Game Music Battle

What we love about Dev Tunes Music’s orchestral video game medley is that they didn’t go with obvious song choices. Instead, they chose to battle between the very different musical styles of Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Wario World, Super Meat Boy, Punch-Out!, and Metal Gear Solid.

Into the Pit (Trailer)

Into the Pit (Trailer)

This retro-inspired roguelite FPS replaces guns with magic. It drops players into a cursed village where they must take down an army of dark magicians while building build powers and rescuing survivors. Coming to Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Game Pass on 10.19.2021.

Black Myth: Wukong (Gameplay)

Black Myth: Wukong (Gameplay)

The action-adventure RPG Black Myth: Wukong isn’t arriving until 2023, but it’s already looking incredible. This extended gameplay trailer gives us a look at the spectacular environments, enemies, and visual effects, powered by Unreal Engine 5. The game is targeting a solid 60FPS at 4K resolution too.

Super Mario Core Mega Mix

Super Mario Core Mega Mix

Super Mario Bros. turned 35 years old in September 2020. To celebrate the plumber’s auspicious anniversary, Nintendo fan Kas K created this joyous remix of classic sounds and characters from the Super Mario universe.

Dunkey: Video Game Pricing

Dunkey: Video Game Pricing

(PG-13: Language) Game consoles and video games have always been expensive – especially when you adjust for inflation. VideoGameDunkey looks back at the history of game pricing, how we got to the $60 price tag for AAA titles, how “free to play” games are anything but, and the wonders of Xbox Game Pass.

Mini LEGO Arcade Machines

Mini LEGO Arcade Machines
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These teensy arcade and vending machines come from The Brick Show Shop. In order to avoid licensing issues, the machines ended up with names like “Ms. Dot Man,” “Froggy,” and “Astrobricks,” but we still love them, and have already built a whole arcade for our minifigs to play in.

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Nintendo Consoles A Cappella

Nintendo Consoles A Cappella

Nintendo fanboys and fangirls will get a kick out of this medley of console startup music performed by Korean a cappella group MayTree. Nintendo consoles always have had great music, but the GameCube theme is still our favorite.

Contra Returns IRL

Contra Returns IRL

For 1980s kids, Contra is one of the all-time classic video games. It recently got a reboot with the mobile game Contra Returns, and to celebrate, Devin Supertramp and company created a fun live-action sequence inspired by the run-and-gun shooter.

Stray (Gameplay)

Stray (Gameplay)

The last time we checked in on Stray, we were wowed by its environments. Now we have a look at how it plays. In the game, you play a lost kitty who must navigate a mysterious city on a quest to find its home. Along the way, you’ll encounter puzzling obstacles, wave after wave of fast-moving enemies… and furniture to claw.

Arcade1Up The Simpsons Arcade Machine

Arcade1Up The Simpsons Arcade Machine

Arcade1Up adds to its line of 3/4-scale arcade machines with Konami’s 1991 4-player beat ’em up The Simpsons. The cabinet features authentic graphics, a 17″ LCD screen, arcade-quality controls, and supports online multiplayer. It sits on a custom riser and includes a stool and tin wall sign. Pre-orders open 8.16.2021.

Atari 2600 3D Voxel Art

Atari 2600 3D Voxel Art

Despite their primitive gameplay and rough graphics, we have a fond place in our hearts for the old Atari 2600. Mauri Helme pays tribute to the classic 8-bit console with a 3D voxel art animation, featuring scenes from Pitfall, River Raid, Frostbite, Keystone Kapers, and the oft-maligned E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

The Last Video Store VR Game

The Last Video Store VR Game

RareBird Games created this VR gaming oddity. The game sends players back in time to a Blockbuster-style video store to wander the shelves looking for movies to rent on VHS and DVD. In survival mode, you’ll work to make money for bills and movie rentals, and you’ll even be able to watch some movies inside of the game.

Making Donkey Kong’s Treehouse

Making Donkey Kong’s Treehouse

Ever since the SNES game Donkey Kong Country, Nintendo’s big ape has lived in a wooden house up in the trees. Inspired by a fan request, builder Studson Studio made a model of the treehouse, incorporating twigs, dirt, and rocks he found outside to add to the authenticity. The tiny bananas are a nice touch.

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Sculpting Kratos

Sculpting Kratos

God of War’s protagonist Kratos is one of the most iconic characters in video game history. In this video, the very talented Dr. Garuda walks through the process of sculpting a miniature of the character, first by drawing a 2D reference image, bending a metal armature, building his body from clay, then painting in all the details.

BoardMaster 50-in-1 Board Game

BoardMaster 50-in-1 Board Game

Merry Sunday’s unique board game set comes with modular square and triangular tiles which can be arranged to play dozens of different games from around the world. It comes with a 150-page book that explains each game’s layout and rules, a wood and linen-covered frame, along with 216 board pieces and 81 game tokens.

Valve Steam Deck Handheld Gaming PC

Valve Steam Deck Handheld Gaming PC

Not to be confused with Elgato’s similarly-named gadget, Valve’s Steam Deck is a powerful handheld gaming PC. Running a custom AMD Zen 2 + RDNA 2 APU, the portable plays all the games in your Steam library smoothly on the go. It has analog thumbsticks, a D-pad, trackpads, triggers, and ABXY buttons built-in. Drops 12.2021

Glitchpunk (Trailer)

Glitchpunk (Trailer)

This top-down action game puts you in the shoes of an android bounty hunter who must brawl, shoot, and drive their way through a dystopian future. Players will face off against endless hordes or gangs and corporate baddies as they tear through the neon-lit city. Coming to Steam Early Access 8.11.2021.

Ultraman: Kaiju Rumble Pinball

Ultraman: Kaiju Rumble Pinball

Boutique pinball machine maker Spooky Pinball created this sweet limited-edition pinball machine inspired by the classic Japanese Kaiju series Ultraman. The machine is covered with awesome artwork, and has interactive elements inspired by a monster-filled Toyko. Sadly, all 500 of the machines have already been sold.

xScreen for Xbox Series S

xScreen for Xbox Series S

The xScreen lets you play your Xbox Series S like a laptop. It attaches to the back edge of the game console and needs no HDMI cable or extra power cable. The 11.6″ screen has a 1080p resolution, and the lower part of the unit has integrated stereo speakers and controls for volume and display settings.

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