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When we think about the future these days, it can often look bleak. That's true of both reality and in fiction, since we tend to create futures that reflect the present, so they feel more real. But since there's more than enough uncertainty and darkness in real life currently, here are some worlds I turn to when I need to remember there's still hope for the future.

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Product placement of real-world firearm brands in video games doesn't affect attitudes towards guns. And if you've got a soft spot for the AR-15, there's a far higher chance you can point to your politics instead of your K/D ratio as the main reason.

These are the major findings of a recent study from Doctors Joseph Hilgard, Christopher Engelhardt and Bruce Bartholow - who specialise in videogame psychology.

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Infinite Warfare might be the best Call of Duty in years, and it will doubtless outsell all other 2016 shooters by virtue of the series' heritage alone, but playing it immediately after Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 shows Activision's cash-cow is not the bleeding edge of cinematic thrills it once was.

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Video: YouTube's HMS2 wields a hobby knife like ancient samurai warriors wielded their katana swords. And with the help of equally precise tools like tweezers and toothpicks, the master miniaturiser turned a bunch of thin plastic sheets into an impossibly tiny Famicom console — the Japanese predecessor to the original NES.

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If you're tired of your Settlers of Catan hexagonal tiles sliding all over the place, that's just one of countless improvements that artists Amy Wang and Fuzzy Wobble made when they created Deep Space Settlers, a new, and much improved, version of the beloved board game.

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We've known for some time now that Nintendo's upcoming console would have portability baked in. The new product trailer for the Switch (formerly known by its project name NX) reveals that living room-to-pocket is just one of the options afforded to future owners of Nintendo's ambitious product.