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Super Mario-themed Airbnb in Tokyo is retro gaming paradise

Super Mario-themed Airbnb in Tokyo is retro gaming paradise

If you were wanting to stay a few nights in a Super Mario-themed hotel or apartment, there's few places you would think to look first than Tokyo, Japan. But what you might not expect is that instead finding it in some Nintendo-hosted location, you can book it on Airbnb for only 9,000 yen (about $75) per night. Going by the Airbnb username "Heart of Tokyo," host Parker has converted a one bedroom Tokyo apartment into a floor-to-ceiling Mario masterpiece. Now all you need to do is find some affordable airfare to Japan.

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SEGA will be taking down some of its mobile games

SEGA will be taking down some of its mobile games

SEGA announced today that it will be taking down some games from its back catalog that it says no longer meets its standards. The decision is said to have been made after evaluating its game titles, and is necessary for the general upkeep of the gamers experience. The entire announcement was shrouded in an air of secrecy, in that none of the games that are going to be removed have actually been named…meaning we don’t yet know what is on the chopping block. What we do know is that they’re mobile games, and they’ll be stripped from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

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Five Nights at Freddy’s short video will scare you ahead of the movie

Five Nights at Freddy’s short video will scare you ahead of the movie

In case you somehow missed the news, the mobile horror game "Five Nights at Freddy's" will be making its way to the big screen. More details on that later. What we have in the meantime is a fan-created short video that has production quality far outpacing what we typically see in fan videos, and it offers a glimpse of the game's world that is simultaneously exciting and frightening. We don't yet know what to expect from the movie, but if it's anything like this, the future is looking bright.

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PlayStations with Silent Hills “P.T.” game banned from eBay

PlayStations with Silent Hills “P.T.” game banned from eBay

In the recent past there was a lot of excitement surrounding the playable trailer "P.T." and the promise of a new game called "Silent Hills". Everything about it was great right up until the moment when Konami decided to cancel the game and break a collective bunch of hearts. Joining the announcement was removal of the "P.T." trailer/game, meaning those who hadn't downloaded it were entirely out of luck. Many who had downloaded it did exactly what you'd expect: ran to eBay with their consoles, where their listings were promptly squashed.

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Goat Simulator gets “GoatZ” zombie DLC on Steam

Goat Simulator gets “GoatZ” zombie DLC on Steam

The folks behind Goat Simulator have released a DLC that is full of puns and fun jabs, not the least of which is due to its double entendre name "GoatZ". If you don't get what that sounds like, we'll not spoil your innocence. What you do need to know is that this DLC brings zombies. Lots of zombies. In GoatZ, gamers play as a goat decked out with weapons and tasked with surviving in a world filled with the undead. Have you ever seen a goat wield an automatic rifle? You will in the video we have after the jump.

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Mortal Kombat X PC patch pulled after erasing data

Mortal Kombat X PC patch pulled after erasing data

Mortal Kombat X hasn’t been available for long, but it has already began causing problems for some users — in this case, those who are playing the game on the PC. A recent PC patch, users began reporting, was causing game data to be erased and gamers were losing their progress. In addition, the PC patch also resulted in some odd issue with the resolution, as some gamers discovered the game would launch in a low resolution after the patch was applied. As a result, the developer behind the fix has pulled it and is looking into the matter.

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood now available

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood now available

As promised, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is now available, bringing with it Nazis in zombie form. We previously detailed the game (and we've a trailer after the jump if you're particularly keen on seeing it for yourself), and as expected it has arrived for those playing on the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4, or PC. The game takes place in 1946 as the second World War is coming to its end, being set before The New Order with a pair of intertwining stories.

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Itching to play MS-DOS games on Twitter? Think again

Itching to play MS-DOS games on Twitter? Think again

Ah MS-DOS games on Twitter, we have known you only so briefly. After a bit of excitement over the revelation that you can not only retweet but also play old-school MS-DOS games right from inside a Tweet, it seems that the fun and games are over. At the expense of getting branded as a kill joy, Twitter pulled the plug on the Internet Archives' latest experiment. That said, it is quite understandable considering it violated Twitter's rules, but it's still a downer that one of the easiest ways for a classic game to go viral is now off limits.

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‘The Last of Us: Left Behind’ to hit PS Store as standalone download

‘The Last of Us: Left Behind’ to hit PS Store as standalone download

The Naughty Dog team has announced plans to release The Last of Us DLC “Left Behind” as a standalone download for those with a PlayStation console. It’ll be available to those running both the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4, and will be dropping in the PlayStation Store on May 12. When the launch day rolls around, it has been revealed that the Left Behind PlayStation 3 add-on will have its price cut to match that price tag (so hold off for a little while if you’ve been thinking about grabbing it).

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Sims expansion pack caused alien abductions and pregnant men

Sims expansion pack caused alien abductions and pregnant men

Earlier this year, The Sims received a "Get to Work" expansion pack that, it turns out, had far more interesting results than the initial announcement had indicated. For one thing, players discovered that there were alien abductions -- lots of alien abductions. Furthermore, and as a result of such alien abductions and certain WooHooing activities, gamers were discovering that their male sims ended up pregnant. This, understandably, caused a lot of questions from gamers, though many liked the new unusual world.

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Steam developers may now ban users

Steam developers may now ban users

Should a player resort to cheating in a game you make and release to Steam, you now have the power to ban that player from your game. Valve has released this newest ability to developers as of the 29th of April, 2015, and it should be rolling out to all developers by the end of the weekend. This transfers the responsibility of banning users from Valve to the developers of the games, the same people who would be concerned with said cheating in the first place.

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Older folks react to Mortal Kombat X fatalities

Older folks react to Mortal Kombat X fatalities

Reaction videos are all the rage anymore: we've seen videos of kids reacting to old cameras and gaming systems, older folks reacting to Google Glass, and a bunch between. The newest reaction video again goes with the older folks among us, and eschews hardware for a dose of video game fun. Mortal Kombat X, that is. These perhaps unsuspecting gents and ladies are shown the latest installment's various fatalities, and we all get to enjoy their reactions.

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