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Category: Retro

The NES Mini Gets a Retro Commercial

The NES Mini Gets a Retro Commercial
Last week Nintendo announced an awesome “new” piece of hardware: the NES Classic Edition (aka the NES Mini), a tiny version of the classic console with 30 games built right in. Sweet! It’s all about nostalgia,…

Nintendo Is Launching a Miniature NES This Holiday Season

Nintendo Is Launching a Miniature NES This Holiday Season
For years now we have been forced to buy knock-off NES replicas since Nintendo has never re-released the console. Well, those knockoffs are about to get dusty on store shelves, because Nintendo has announced that they’re…
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Microorganisms Play in a Pac-Man Maze: Protozoan-Man

Microorganisms Play in a Pac-Man Maze: Protozoan-Man
Scientists at the University of Southeast Norway apparently have nothing better to do, so they released microorganisms into a Pac-Man-style maze made out of fluid to observe how the single-celled euglena (Pac-Men) avoid their predators, the…

LEGO Arcade Robot Breakdance Battle! ‘Nuff Said!

LEGO Arcade Robot Breakdance Battle! ‘Nuff Said!
What if I told you that someone has combined four of the best things ever into one cool video? Those things are LEGO, arcades and robots in a breakdance battle. Yeah, now we have your attention.…

Quake Dimensions of the Past Celebrates 20 Years… and It’s Free!

Quake Dimensions of the Past Celebrates 20 Years… and It’s Free!
Way back in 1996 Quake was released, so this year the game is celebrating its 20th birthday. If you own the Steam version of the original Quake game, a free new episode is available to download.…

Hyperkin Smart Boy to Launch in December for Android

Hyperkin Smart Boy to Launch in December for Android
Remember that Hyperkin Smart Boy case thingy that we saw last year? It was a case that slid onto an iPhone and turned it into a GameBoy from the Nintendo days. Turns out it was originally…

Burger King Game Boy Toy Modded into Working Handheld

Burger King Game Boy Toy Modded into Working Handheld
Remember that cheap fake Game Boy you could get from Burger King back in the day? Yeah, I know. You thought it sucked because of course, it didn’t actually play games. Well, 16 years later, it…

DIY Mechanical PONG Table: Mag Hockey

DIY Mechanical PONG Table: Mag Hockey
YouTuber Daniel Perdomo and his friends made one of the coolest video game replicas of the year so far. It’s a physical replica of the classic game PONG. It’s basically a magnetic, mechanical version of air…

50 Classic Arcade Games Saved from Derelict Cruise Ship

50 Classic Arcade Games Saved from Derelict Cruise Ship
A rotting cruise ship called The Duke of Lancaster has been beached and rotting in Wales for about 30 years. As it turned out, inside its hold have been sitting some of the coolest and rarest…

Hyper Light Drifter Collector’s Edition Comes with SNES Cartridge: 2016-Bit

Hyper Light Drifter Collector’s Edition Comes with SNES Cartridge: 2016-Bit
Heart Machine’s critically-acclaimed action RPG Hyper Light Drifter wears its 16-bit influence on its sleeve, from its graphics to its gameplay and now to its Collector’s Edition, which comes with a decorative – i.e. empty –…

ELLO 2M DIY Laptop: A BASIC Computer

ELLO 2M DIY Laptop: A BASIC Computer
Today, even single board computers are locked in an arms race of size and power. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that, but Konstantin Dimitrov thinks that for budding programmers and electronic engineers, simplicity and soul will…

DIY 3D Printed Apple III Raspberry Pi Case: Palm-sized Flop

DIY 3D Printed Apple III Raspberry Pi Case: Palm-sized Flop
YouTuber Charles Mangin is a big fan of Apple’s classic computers, even the apocalypse in a box known as the Apple III. Last year, Charles designed a Raspberry Pi case based on the disastrous PC. It…

Pico Cassette Video Game Cartridge for Smartphones: Famiphone

Pico Cassette Video Game Cartridge for Smartphones: Famiphone
Japanese company Beatrobo wants to bring back the cartridge with Pico Cassette, a video game cartridge for iOS and Android devices. Is it practical? Not unless a cartridge can hold dozens of games. But Beatrobo hopes…

Dope x Hat Club Doom Cap: SnapMaps Map

Dope x Hat Club Doom Cap: SnapMaps Map
Clothing brand Dope and hat store Hat Club celebrate the release of the DOOM reboot with this snapback cap, featuring the brand’s name screenprinted in the style of the game’s original logo. You can get the…

Street Fighter II World Warrior Travel Posters: Capcom Street View

Street Fighter II World Warrior Travel Posters: Capcom Street View
Fro Design Company turned the stages in Street Fighter II into a series of beautiful 18″x 24″ travel posters. The illustrations don’t copy the entire stage, but show just enough that you’ll recognize which one it…

Portable Neo Geo MVS: Starforce Neo

Portable Neo Geo MVS: Starforce Neo
Last year, we checked out Marcel de Haan and Harmut Wendt’s Starforce Pi, a portable arcade machine based on the Raspberry Pi. With their Kickstarter for the machine winding down, Marcel had enough time on his…
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