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While "DuckTales Remastered" wasn't quite the return for the franchise we were all hoping for, the remake's release might have just kicked off a wave of new, licensed content from Disney. The company has partnered with Mondo to release a series of posters today based on Scrooge McDuck's adventures in wealth collection.

After the jump, see some of the fine posters that will be available today.

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What if the the Koopas started up an all-out, World War II-style propaganda campaign against the murderous Italian plumber, leaping his way through their homeland, attempting to interfere with the internal politics of the Mushroom Kingdom? That's more or less the premise of the "Mario WW2 Propaganda series" of which you can see more after the jump.

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Why are we still even talking about "Skyrim" when "The Elder Scrolls Online" is coming to consoles and the PC next year? Because once you start thinking about "Skyrim," you can't stop thinking about "Skyrim."

Deviantart user fireofashk created this collection of house banners for the various factions in "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" in the style of "Game of Thrones"--complete with house mottos and sigils, and everything.

After the jump, check them out. Which is your favorite? While Gray Mane is a little too Third Reich for my taste, Storm Cloak and Storm Fist are the best of the lot, to my mind.

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How would you like to wake up to the cool blues and harsh oranges of a Portal gun? Redditor BlondeChell apparently wanted to find out, creating this "Portal"-themed bedroom complete with matching color scheme and replica guns.

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iam8bit shows a little cabinet gaming love in this exclusive image from next week's salute to gaming in the 80's.

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To ease the interminable workday keeping us from a long weekend of cheap beer, cheaper hotdogs, and too much exposure to the sun, Reddit user RudeBootie has kindly uploaded a collection of animated fighting game backgrounds, sans fighters.

My eye is admittedly untrained, but I'm spotting a lot of SNK-published titles from the "King of Fighters," "Art of Fighting," "Mark of the Wolves," and "Samurai Showdown" franchises, with a perfunctory nod to Capcom with E. Honda's bathhouse from "Street Fighter II" at the bottom.

If nothing else, the collection is a shrine to pixel art craftsmanship and a reminder that these iconic arenas defined an entire genre during the formative and prolific mid-90's. The backgrounds on display run the gamut from melodramatic, to surreal, to pedestrian, featuring everything from ruined castles to beached oil tankers, monkeys bathing in an onsen to a cheering mermaid in a clamshell, idyllic landscapes to crowded street markets.

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Pixel artist The Daily Robot (AKA W. Miles Donovan) welcomes you to his 8-bit skylines for Boston, Seattle, and Chicago, in a project he says was inspired by NES/Famicom games.

Oh, and look at that: they switch back and forth between day and dusk.

After the jump, check out the rest of Donovan's images and wonder what he could do with the Tokyo or Dubai skylines.

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Artist and designer Sébastien Barkici reduces franchises like "Final Fantasy," "Assassin's Creed," and "Metal Gear Solid" down to their barest visual components in this series of video game posters. While I think the "MGS" poster is the most striking, I have to say, I love how he pared down three corporate mascots--Mario, Sonic, and Pac-Man--down to their base colors. Clear, iconic, and recognizable (although I would have gone for a darker shade of blue for Sonic). The trick here is to evoke without cluttering the image with excessive detail (I'm a little lost on the "Final Fantasy" one--is it a crystal motif?).

After the jump, check out more of Barkici's deceptively simple work.

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The images are the work of Dutch illustrator and designer Metin Seven, whose site Seven's Heaven features a ton more of his art work.

The images add a skewed perspective to classic video games "Space Invaders," "Dig Dug," and "Donkey Kong" and are up for sale at Imagekind.

Check out a couple more of Seven's prints after the jump.

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I'm not gonna lie: I covet this oversized hardcover from publisher IDW, but I wouldn't even know when I'd have time to pore through it. Still, that doesn't make me wish that I could get my hands on one of the 250 copies of "Transformers: The Art of the Fall of Cybertron," based on last summer's game from High Moon Studios and publisher Activision.

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