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  1. Gamer Shares Touching Story of Finding His Late Father’s In-Game Ghost in Racing Game

    Warning: you may tear up over a gaming story.

    In most racing games, a player's best timed run on a given track is recorded by the game as a "ghost" that can be played against to improve upon records and hone your skills. In one gamer's case, the ghost became a lot more literal after his father passed away, and he stumbled upon one of his dad's best times still within the memory of RalliSport Challenge. His story is a moving look at how truly emotional gaming can be.

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  2. New Firefly Online Gameplay Trailer Gets a Great Cameo, Whole Cast Will Reunite for the Game

    If I were a captain, my ship would time travel and save Firefly.

    Their show might be gone for good, but the best crew in the 'Verse is reportedly back in Firefly Online as was announced at its Comic-Con panel. (This includes Michael Fairman and Alan Tudyk, who will reportedly play multiple roles.) They also quietly uploaded a brand new trailer featuring gameplay and an appearance from... well, I'll let you see for yourself.

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  3. Nintendo Wants to Save You From Comic-Con Lines With Smash Bros.

    #Bringmesmash or bring me death!

    If you're already tired of waiting in line at Comic-Con, Nintendo has a convenient way to kill some time while you wait. Just follow the directions in their tweet, and they just might bring youSmash Bros. 3DS demo to keep you occupied. Keep an eye out for the 3DS Smash Bros. tournament they're holding later in the weekend, too. We'll have the live stream for those of you who can't get to the Con.

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  4. The Original Alien Cast Ponders a New Medium in Latest Alien: Isolation Trailer

    Get starstruck.

    Original Alien cast members, including Sigourney Weaver, Harry Dean Stanton, and Veronica Cartwright, wax rhapsodic about the world of vidya games in this new Insider Video. The only bad thing is that we have to wait until October 7th for Alien: Isolation to come out. Time travel, anyone?

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  5. The Mary Sue Exclusive Interview: Mike Mearls and Jeremy Crawford on Acknowledging Sexuality and Gender Diversity in D&D

    Dungeons and Literally a Five-Headed Dragon

    Mike Mearls and Jeremy Crawford, lead designers of the latest edition of Dungeons & Dragons, out this summer, talk about the mechanics of inclusive gaming, Gen Con diversity panels, realistic artwork, and the decision to "look at the wonderfully diverse group of people who play the game and say, 'There’s a place for each of you at the game table'" with the system's new suggestions for roleplaying gender and sexuality.

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  6. The Pokémon Red & Blue Honest Trailer Is the Very Best Like No Trailer Ever Was

    To catch them is my real test, to free them is PETA's.

    ScreenJunkies' honest trailers are our favorite scathing movie evaluations, and their combined effort with Smosh to do the same for video games has finally tackled the original Pokémon—all 152 of them.

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  7. Dorkly’s Series of Pokémon Fusion Fanart Continues to Delight and Terrify Us

    You know what? Maaaybe I'll choose some other pokémon.

    The Pokémon Fusion Generator's been around for a while now, but it can create so many different combinations of the original 151 pokémon that it never gets old—particularly when talented artists and illustrators try their hands at reinterpreting the fusions they get. Check out Dorkly to see the 24 other pokémonstrosities in this series, as well as the 3 other posts full of adorable horrors.

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  8. Six-Year-Old Girl Tries to Identify All the Fighters in the New Smash Bros., Succeeds at Being Adorable

    I want these included as alternate announcer sound effects.

    A Tumblr user named Lorenzo did what all good older siblings do and tried to help his little sister learn about video game characters. The result? She didn't exactly come away with encyclopedic knowledge of gaming's biggest mascots, but her answers on the names of the new Smash Bros. fighters are pretty accurate in their own way.

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  9. The Nvidia Shield Tablet Is Coming for You, Game Consoles. Watch Out

    Somewhere, PC gamers are cackling with delight.

    Dedicated game consoles are going to die someday. We don't know when, and we don't know how, but it's pretty much an inevitability of technology at this point. Nvidia's Shield tablet looks to do the job by replacing your console with a convenient way to bring your PC game library to your living room—or anywhere else.

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  10. The Voice of Ellie From The Last of Us Has A Few Choice Words For Ubisoft & Assassin’s Creed

    No arguments here.

    The best thing to come out of Ubisoft saying some very foolish things about the all-male roster in Assassin's Creed: Unity has been the outpouring of industry pros talking about it. Well, that, and the cosplay.

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