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Mercedes’ newest live-action Mario ads are uncomfortable

Mercedes’ newest live-action Mario ads are uncomfortable

Back in May, Mercedes introduced a commercial in Japan featuring its GLA cruising down an 8-bit Mario world, only to swoop into real-life where a buff Mario steps out of the car and into a live-action rendition of the world. This Mario accidentally hits a goomba with his foot and comes to a startled stop. The commercial was bizarre, but it wasn't the end. On Monday, Mercedes released two more commercials for the Japanese market, both featuring the same Mario character joined by Luigi and Peach.

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Assassin’s Creed Phantom Blade replica transformed into real weapon

Assassin’s Creed Phantom Blade replica transformed into real weapon

We've seen a lot of interesting fictional weapons come to life, such as the Katana Lightsaber and the more recent Final Fantasy Gunblade replica forged from steel. Both were created by the industrious folks at Man at Arms, who have published the video of their most recent project: transforming a replica Phantom Blade from Assassin's Creed Unity into a real, functional weapon, per the requests of many. As always, we have a video of it in action for you after the jump.

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Gameloft branch raided by police over gambling rumor

Gameloft branch raided by police over gambling rumor

Gameloft, maker of all sorts of mobile games, had its branch in Indonesia raided by police recently over what was apparently a misunderstanding about what, exactly, game developers do. That raid is said to have happened this past Monday, and was due to residents in the region telling law enforcement the studio was actually a secret "online gambling den." Undercover officers tried to force their way into the building, reportedly punching a security guard in the face, before getting a warrant and returning later.

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Playstation 1 games arrive on Android Wear

Playstation 1 games arrive on Android Wear

In the event you have the tiniest thumbs ever or you're especially keen to play PlayStation 1 games on your wrist, one industrious individual has shown it's possible to run PS1 games on Android Wear. He does so using an LG G Watch on which he plays Croc: Legend of the Gobbos. The game runs without a hitch, save for the troubles that come with touchscreen controls on a tiny wearable display, showing an impressive quality using the ePSXe PlayStation emulator.

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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void shown off at BlizzCon 2014

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void shown off at BlizzCon 2014

Blizzard has shown off the long-awaited conclusion to StarCraft II at BlizzCon 2014, where it was revealed the title will be a standalone game unshackling gamers from Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm pre-requisites. Joining this announcement was the first official look at Legacy of the Void in the form of a trailer (we've got the video after the jump), as well as the announcement of some new modes and other interesting tidbits of information. Says Blizzard, Legacy of the Void picks up where Heart of the Swarm left off.

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Dungeon Hunter 4 expansion “Descending Depths” now available

Dungeon Hunter 4 expansion “Descending Depths” now available

The massively popular mobile game Dungeon Hunter 4 has received a new update bringing the expansion Descending Depths, and with it gamers are gifted with three new dungeons, as well as new features, additional gear, and all new bosses to take on. The game is available on both the App Store for iOS users and Google Play for Android users, with the update being available to download now. Excited? We've got all the update details, as well as a video of the expansion, after the jump.

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Bungie executive swatted by unknown prankster

Bungie executive swatted by unknown prankster

The phenomenon of "swatting" -- calling in a fake threat to get a SWAT team sent to someone's home -- is both illegal and potentially dangerous. That hasn't stopped the "prank" from taking place in growing numbers, however, and newest to the list of victims is an unnamed Bungie executive. Law enforcement descended upon his Washington home in the wee morning hours yesterday following a call that was believed to come from the home making big claims: a family held hostage, bombs, and guns.

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Hardcore: an action film styled like an FPS game

Hardcore: an action film styled like an FPS game

When we watch movies, we expect them to follow a certain conventional style; the same goes for FPS video games. YouTube is full of videos themed after the latter, mixing live action with the first-person-shooter style common in games like those in the Call of Duty franchise. Not many of those videos match the quality and consistent styling of a new live-action movie tease called "Hardcore", which hopes to ultimately be the "First Ever Action POV Feature Film", according to the maker's Indiegogo campaign.

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Ultimate Halloween costume puts father & son inside MechWarrior

Ultimate Halloween costume puts father & son inside MechWarrior

No matter how clever or cool you thought your Halloween costume was this year, odds are it still doesn't stand a chance next to this father and son duo inside a MechWarrior costume. Said to have been planned for several years, Ryan Bowen used simple materials to create the frame of the mech, with himself inside, while at the same time carrying his 6-month old son and making him appear inside the pilot seat.

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