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Over the weekend, Capcom and Marvel finally announced the next entry in the legendary Marvel vs Capcom fighting game series: Infinite. We only know a few of the superheroes that will be playable in next year's brawler, but here's a few more from the comics and movies we'd love to see show up on the Marvel side of the roster too.

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Sensors were placed on the stumps of 14 amputees to detect muscular activity for a missing arm in a recent study, where a specially designed video game incorporating an augmented reality limb was shown to reduce "phantom limb" pain.

On average the intensity, quality and frequency of phantom limb pain halved following the treatment.

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If you don't have a virtual reality headset the next best thing, of course, is to steal one from well-off friend. For the less kleptomaniac among us, there's YouTube, where the likes of SweViver are happy to romp around shooters of old — in this case, DOOM 3 BFG Edition — taking out demon-possessed zombies in the confines of an experimental facility on Mars...

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It's been 20 years since the last Mortal Kombat film, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, got an exceedingly tepid reception at the box office. But the video game is still incredibly popular, and the next film has big name James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7, Aquaman) on board to produce. Now we know who's directing.

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We don't know all the secrets of HBO's hit series Westworld, but we do know the park inside the show is essentially just like a video game. There are quests for the players to go on, NPCs to interact with (the robot "hosts"), the guests discuss various playstyles of interacting with the park and even get "upgrades". The people behind the scenes create the narrative, program the hosts and control the environment, crafting the experiences for the players. So what do the designers who actually make video games for a living think about the show?

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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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King of the Hill, the most underrated of all of Fox's animated series, gets a perfect pixellated tribute by Mauri Helme who re-animated the show's entire opening as if it were a 16-bit video game. The Super Nintendo might be long gone, but we'd happily dust off our old consoles to play a game like this. "That's my purse, I don't know you!"