FILE - This file photo provided by Disney/Marvel shows Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers, in the new film, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron."

FILE - This file photo provided by Disney/Marvel shows Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers, in the new film, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron."

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I can't tell you how many times I've thought to myself, "Nintendo should really make a theme park." I mean, of all the characters out there that could possibly compete with Mickey Mouse, I would think Mario would have an OK shot.

Well, that dream is taking one step closer to reality. Nintendo announced this week that they're partnering with Universal Parks & Resorts to create theme park attractions based on Nintendo's classic characters.

The two companies didn't say much about the timing or scope of the upcoming attractions. Only that they would be "major" and "immersive experiences" at Universal's theme parks.

Oculus Rift finally arriving in 2016

If you don't want to leave your home to enjoy a thrill ride, though, you may be in luck. Oculus VR has announced that they will finally release their first consumer version of their virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift, during the first quarter of 2016. It's been a long time coming, considering the original Kickstarter for the project launched back in 2012. Oculus hasn't announced a price, but there's a good chance I'll be willing to pay it, whatever it is.

Captain America: Civil War is getting a lot of Avengers

Age of Ultron just hit theaters this month, but most of the Avengers are getting ready to reunite in next year's Captain America: Civil War. Marvel has announced a huge cast of both new and returning characters, including Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, as well as the return of several Avengers characters like Scarlet Witch, Black Widow, Hawkeye and, of course, Iron Man. The Hobbit star Martin Freeman has also joined the cast, though Marvel won't actually say who he's playing.

It may seem like a lot of characters to try to cram into a Captain America movie, but they need to be present in order to tell the story right, even if many of them only appear briefly. The Civil War storyline is one of the biggest crossover's in Marvel's comic history, and it looks like the movie could be just as big.

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