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Video game journalist and podcaster Ryan Davis, known for his devout fan following in the tight-knit community, died last week at the age of 34.

Giant Bomb, the news gaming site he co-founded, confirmed Davis' death.

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Davis had a visible online presence through the popular podcast "the Giant Bombcast" he hosted every week to discuss industry news and review games.

A former editor at GameSpot, he co-founded Giant Bomb in 2008. Three years later, Time magazine named it one of the top 50 websites of the year.

The cause of Ryan Davis' death was not immediately given by Giant Bomb.

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What would happen if you took part of Anchorman's story and translated it into a classic game like Earthbound?


I dare you to not watch this multiple times in a row. There's just something about the NES feel and the stay classy story that draws you in and comforts you.

While not true 8-bit, 60% of the time it gives a nostalgic feel, every time.

Need more Action News crew in your day? Check out this Anchorman 2 trailer!

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Ever wondered what Super Mario Bros. would look like if it were recreated with food? If so ... you probably smoke more pot than Justin Bieber and should cool it.

If not, behold, a Vine user has brought this concept to fruition!

Hunter Harrison used Vine to reenact the 8-bit NES classic, making a red fruit snack Mario sprints through a delicious land of graham crackers and Cheez-Its.

In a follow-up video, Mario deftly dodges a Koopa Troopa shell, ascends the Cheez-It wall and leaps to grap the flagpole and reach the Chex castle at last.

Hopefully for his next video, Hunter makes one with healthy recipes. But for now, this is another testament to the greatness of the web. And a stocked pantry.

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Justin Carter, a Texas teenager, was arrested over a sarcastic Facebook comment and is now on suicide watch, according to multiple news outlets.

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Carter, 19, was taken into custody in February after an argument he had on the social network regarding the online video game League of Legends.

"[S]omeone had said something to the effect of 'Oh you're insane, you're crazy, you're messed up in the head,’" his father Jack recalled to an ABC.

"To which [Justin] replied 'Oh yeah, I'm real messed up in the head, I'm going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still, beating hearts.'"

The next two lines were "lol" and "jk" - but not everyone found it funny.

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Imagine playing Pac-Man, but instead of the overhead view, the game was a first-person, 3-D experience where you had no clue where the ghosts were.

Now you can play this, thanks to Kongregate and Tom Davies, who created FPS-Man, a revamped, first-person edition to the classic arcade game.

As you can see in the demonstration below, the first-person player must eat up the pac-dots as usual, just with no idea what's lurking ahead of you.

This makes for more strategic and scary gameplay:

Pac-Man in First-Person

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The wildly popular iPhone app game Candy Crush Saga is making headlines lately because its creator, King, hopes to take his company public.

Not surprising, given its insane, infuriatingly addictive nature.

Candy Crush Saga

If you've never tried Candy Crush Saga, we recommend either turning back now or conducting a thorough assessment of your life before you kiss it goodbye.

Why do we say that? There are so many reasons ...

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Fun fact: Michael Bay has only had two films reach above a 50% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

But when it comes to giant action flicks, there's nobody....not better...what's the word I'm looking for?

Let's go with "Explodier."

That's why Bay is working with Ubisoft and Warner Bros. to develop a movie adaptation of the Ghost Recon video game.

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The director, who is currently working on Transformers 4, may or may not direct the film. That all depends on what direction the screenwriter--yet to be found--decides to go with the project.

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Industry executives, analysts and press are headed to L.A. today for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 2013, the #1 U.S. gaming trade show.

With the imminent release of two new consoles - the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One - this year's E3 promises to be especially noteworthy.

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There are also likely to be huge innovations in games, gaming technology and accessories on display at E3. Here's a rundown on what you can expect ...

Microsoft will be showing off a whopping 20 games today. The company behind XBox One released a teaser trailer for its E3 2013 showing last week.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is expected to be announced for Xbox One during Microsoft’s E3 conference, following confirmation of PS4 and PC versions.

Call of Duty: Ghosts gameplay will be shown during Microsoft’s E3 conference, care of Activision; the publisher gave gamers an early glimpse of footage.

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A man in New Zealand would rather spend time behind bars than in front of his television.

Senior Constable Paul Nicholas confirms that a Whangarei resident told police on Tuesday that he's "run out of Xbox games to play" and would therefore prefer to spend the final month of his 11-month detention sentence in jail.

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The unidentified individual is 19 years old and made it clear that he would violate the terms of his house arrest if authorities did not take him in.

They abided and he is now an inmate at Ngawha prison.

For some, it's clear Xbox One cannot arrive quickly enough.

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Microsoft brought out the heavy hitters this afternoon for a press conference that introduced the world to Xbox One.

Following Sony releasing a teaser for PlayStation 4, Microsoft aired a retrospective video from its headquarters that featured Bill Gates, Cliff Bleszinski, Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and J.J. Abrams all touting the pop culture importance of Xbox.

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From there, Entertainment Business President Don Mattrick unveiled the Xbox One console.

It's a black and silver component with a Kinect seeing eye on the left and "i's built to amaze on day one and continually approve in the generation ahead," Mattrick said.

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