It’s time to play catch-up on a few key games that are releasing later this year and share some fun newsbits for some of our recent favorites. Let’s take look a real-life Minecraft sword Portal cake, very slow Minecraft Karting, the most variable game console ever created, the science behind BioShock Infinite, time-appropriate extras for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and some confirmed release dates (including Deadpool).

Read on for the details and a few more stories.

The Ultimate Weapon

Miners and crafters wishing to feel the most prepared before exploring the hellish depths of The Nether or the alien lands of The End are at their best with a sword made of diamonds. Crafting them in Minecraft is the easy part once diamonds are located. In real-life, the crafting requires a much, much more intricate process. Watch one being built in the video up top.

 This Cake Is No Lie

Portal 2 Aperture Science Cake Mix

This is 100% real, and it even comes with the candle!

A Cake mix for creating the famous, delicious and moist cake that is promised to test subjects during the game. It is not a lie, it really exists! Includes everything you need to bake the original cake, except the fresh ingredients. Including loads of chocolate flakes for decoration and a candle! Manufacturer is Gaya Entertainment.

Source: Amazon

 The Game Console Ever?

What’s the best classic video game console? Wrong. The answer is all of them. Say hello to Project Unity, 15 consoles in one, that can play 18 different formats with one master controller. Watch and see how it was built and what it can do:

Source: Bacteria

Release Date Frenzy

Deadpool Game Trailer

Quite a few upcoming titles were locked down with release dates:

  • Deadpool (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) by High Moon Studios releases June 25, 2013
  • Pikmin 3 (Wii U) by Nintendo releases August 4, 2013
  • Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded (PC, Mac, Linux) releases this June.

Jak and Daxter Get Mobile

The Jak and Daxter Collection, an HD remake of Naughty Dog’s classics, released in February and in June it’ll also be available for the PS Vita for $29.99.

The collection includes Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, and Jak and the mobile version will ship with obligatory touch-based applications of certain mini games throughout the collection.

Source: Sony

Minecraft Mario Kart

What happens when you take the most recognizable Karting game franchise ever and combine it with the most popular indie sandbox game in recent years? We get Minecart 64.

It’s not the most fast-paced, but it’s still another genius modset for Minecraft. One day when our ideal Minecraft 2 comes out, built on a better game engine, players will be able to build any other game within it and they’ll run just as smooth as intended.

BioShock Infinite vs. Quantum Mechanics

BioShock Infinite Reviews

We loved BioShock Infinite. Read our review to see why. One of the many aspects of Irrational Games’ latest is that it made us really think – we even wrote a BioShock Infinite ending explained to dissect its more interesting themes and complex story elements. Here’s a great piece of supporting material which delves into the real-life science of Quantum Mechanics and how it releases to the game:

Blood Dragon Music

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon releases for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 next week bringing retro-futuristic adult action to gamers and fans of ’80s sci-fi films, but for now, enjoy some time-appropriate music and trading cards. Ubisoft shared the Blood Dragon trading cards on G+ and have also released the game’s official soundtrack, by none other than the band called Power Glove. It’s almost too good to be true.

To preorder the soundtrack, go here. For more on Power Glove, go here.

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