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In the latest lip-dub parody video starring President Barack Obama, the Commander-in-Chief "sings" the Pokemon theme song. You win again, Internet.

How much time and effort it takes YouTube user Barack's Dubs to craft these works of genius, we have no idea, but we are eternally awed / grateful.

Be sure to watch until the end to see a very special guest as well:

Other similar "performances" by our 44th President:

He has quite the pop cultural repertoire.

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Prince Harry has come under attack, verbally, by the Taliban after likening his four-month tour of duty in Afghanistan to playing PlayStation and Xbox.

In a recent interview, the redheaded royal confirmed that he killed Taliban fighters during his deployment, a necessary evil he had to come to grips with.

Prince Harry, War Games

But then he raised eyebrows, adding, "I'm one of those people who like PlayStation and Xbox, so with my thumbs I would like to think that I am quite useful."

Not surprising, the Taliban quickly responded to that comment.

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Worried that his son was spending much time online, a Chinese father recently hired some virtual "hit men" to hunt down and "kill" his offspring ... in various games.

The man, identified only as Mr. Feng, had grown concerned about the amount of time his 23-year-old unemployed son was spending with online gaming.

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He hoped his actions would deter his son from playing the games. According to the BBC, his son eventually asked one of the gamers why they kept targeting him.

Was it effective?

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Could today's release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 overshadow Breaking Dawn: Part 2?

Not in terms of Internet fan-demnonium, as the two are targeted toward different subsets of the population, to say the least. But financially, it just might.

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The gaming industry has seen a considerable boost this month thanks to last week's Halo 4 release, and COD: Black Ops II will likely generate huge dollars.

Halo 4 reportedly made more than $220 million in its first 24 hours of sales, and will likely eclipse $300 million in its first week. That's Robsten territory!

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As if things couldn't get any worse for Chad Johnson, the former NFL star learned this week that he's been dumped in Madden '13 as well as in real life.

Chad, who was cut by the Miami Dolphins after his arrest for domestic battery this month, was unable to find his likeness on the popular video game.

"That awkward moment when you realize you're not on Madden13 and you have to create yourself," @Ochocinco tweeted to his 3.7 million followers.

Chad Johnson Madden

The former Ochocinco actually is on the game, just in the free agent pool and not on the Miami roster. Anyone interested in his services? [crickets]

Chad's journey to free agency began with his alleged head-butting of Evelyn Lozada during an epic fight with his wife over a receipt for condoms.

The star of VH1's Basketball Wives has filed for divorce, while the network yanked their spinoff show Ev & Ocho, leaving Chad unemployed.

Plenty of time for Madden '13 at least. Mike Sims-Walker might be better deal at that price, Chad ... smaller cap hit and chance of being arrested.

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The University of Washington's Kevin Birrell, a freshman computer science major, recently achieved Grand Master status on Tetris. Yes, there is such a thing.

It's rarefied air, too. According to GeekWire, the 18-year-old Birrell "is one of just 5 people - 2 outside Japan - to have achieved the [Grand Master title]."

Watch him play at INSANE speed below and you'll see why.

NOTE: If watching some dude play Tetris for 10 minutes doesn't float your boat, we've also posted the Kate Upton "Cat Daddy" video. Gotcha covered.

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We're very sorry, Detroit Lions fans. But Calvin Johnson will suffer a debilitating injury any day now.

Indeed, the superstar wideout known as "Megatron" was voted by fans as the new cover star for wildly popular video game Madden '13, knocking off Carolina quarterback Cam Newton in the finals, despite Newton's funny appeal to sports fans.

It's been years, however, since the football player who appeared on this cover actually went on to enjoy a successful season.

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"Man, it's great," Johnson said upon being named the winner, shaking off any notion of a cover jinx. "Just to see yourself on this Madden [cover] and seeing all the guys that have been on Madden? C'mon, man."

Over 20 million fans voted in the contest, with with Johnson beating out Dwayne Bowe, Arian Foster, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Rodgers on his way to the championship.

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Cam Newton won the NFL's Rookie of the Year Award last year, but the prolific passer is now after something far more important.

An ongoing fan vote to determine who should grace the cover of wildly-poplar video game Madden '13 is down to the Carolina Panthers quarterback and Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions.

And in an attempt to win over the masses, Newton has released a lengthy video, pleading to boys, girls, cat and dogs that he deserves the honor. On what grounds?

Well, he's quite adept at the game, that's for certain, giving fans a tour here of his multi-screen setup. His nicknames also include "Mr. Swagman" and "Mr. Goes H.A.M." So he has that going for him.

Last season, Peyton Hillis of the Browns covered Madden... and proceeded to produce the worst season of his career. Careful of what you wish for, Cam.

Who do you want to see on the cover of Madden '13?

 

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The launch date for the next iteration of one of the biggest gaming franchises of all time, Diablo III, has been announced. The heavens shall tremble May 15.

Blizzard, the company releasing the product, says all gamers who digitally pre-order it will be able to play Diablo III "the minute the servers go live."

Also on May 15, the much-anticipated game will be available at retailers throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

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The digital version will be available in the regions above as well as in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil, making this truly a global gaming event.

The release of Diablo III will once again have players returning en masse to the village of Tristram on a quest to save the world from a demonic invasion.

Players will be able to play as a barbarian, monk, demon hunter, witch doctor, or wizard in an experience driven by fast-paced action RPG gameplay.

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