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Category: Retro

Two Star Trek Fans Broke into the Star Trek: TNG Set in 1988, Filmed a Documentary

Two Star Trek Fans Broke into the Star Trek: TNG Set in 1988, Filmed a Documentary
You can’t make this stuff up. Back in 1988, two diehard Star Trek: The Next Generation fans broke into the Paramount lot in the middle of the night and proceeded to film their own awkward and…
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Pac-Man Monster Truck: Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Wakka! Wakka! Wakka!

Pac-Man Monster Truck: Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Wakka! Wakka! Wakka!
A while back, toy modder KodyKoala built an epic Yoshi mech and an equally awesome Luigi. I was poking around over on Etsy this morning when I stumbled onto another great build by Kody. The vehicle…
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8Bit Harmonica: The Tunes They Are a-Changin’

8Bit Harmonica: The Tunes They Are a-Changin’
A few years ago we featured a harmonica crammed into a NES cartridge. YouTuber basami sentaku’s harmonica not only has a Famicom cartridge case, it produces 8-bit sound with the help of a sound chip from…
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Briefcase Arcade Machine: Arcade Man Mk. V

Briefcase Arcade Machine: Arcade Man Mk. V
Tired of hosting his Arcade Club’s gaming sessions at home, Travis Reynolds made the Briefcade. Arcade Club, Assemble!… Somewhere else.…
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Arcade Lights Bring the Arcade Experience Home (Minus the Games)

Arcade Lights Bring the Arcade Experience Home (Minus the Games)
While many of us fans of classic arcade games would love to have a whole roomful of old arcade cabinets, we don’t always have the space, the money, or the understanding significant other to allow for…
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Vintage Arcade Skee-Ball Machine: Quarters Not Required

Vintage Arcade Skee-Ball Machine: Quarters Not Required
Back before your fancy video games and Oculus Rift goggles, there was Skee-Ball. Old-timey? Yes. But a very fun game of skill (and luck). Now you can prove that you are the ultimate old timey gamer…
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Iconic Characters from the 1980s Reimagined as LEGO Minifigs

Iconic Characters from the 1980s Reimagined as LEGO Minifigs
A lot of people grew up with LEGO. From putting sports cars together to building entire cities, minifigs and big imaginations took center stage during play time. Tapping into this, artist Dan Shearn has created this…
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Dungeons & Dragons Walkthrough Comics: FunFAQs

Dungeons & Dragons Walkthrough Comics: FunFAQs
John Baichtal of MAKE Magazine shared a hidden gem in Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons website. It turns out writer and illustrator Jason Thompson has been making comic strips of epic proportions for the…
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What Would Classic Game Consoles Cost Today?

What Would Classic Game Consoles Cost Today?
Ever wonder how much game consoles would cost you today if you adjusted their prices for inflation? Well, here is a handy chart showing you all of the details. I can’t believe how many of these…
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OpenEmu OS X Multi-System Emulator: It Just Emulates

OpenEmu OS X Multi-System Emulator: It Just Emulates
When I first saw OpenEmu, it was already able to play games from different previous gen systems, but it had this experimental streak to it. Four years later, it has put its wild days behind. The…
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ZX Spectrum Bluetooth Keyboard: Basic Function

ZX Spectrum Bluetooth Keyboard: Basic Function
A couple of years ago the Commodore 64 was reborn with upgraded specs (although the company behind it seems to have folded now). This year it’s the Sinclair ZX Spectrum’s turn to get an update. Actually…
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Custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES: Heroes on a Console

Custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES: Heroes on a Console
The last time we featured console modder Ryan Fitzpatrick aka Platinum Fungi we saw his personal tribute to Mega Man 2. His latest finished project on the other hand is up for grabs. It’s a radical…
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Super Breakout Sweater: Casual Atari

Super Breakout Sweater: Casual Atari
Band of Outsiders released a line of Atari-themed apparel this Holiday season. The clothes might as well be adorned with pixel art or random colored blocks to younger gamers, but their dads and moms see cowboys,…
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NES Emulator Voxel Engine Renders Games in 3D: Z Scroller

NES Emulator Voxel Engine Renders Games in 3D:  Z Scroller
A couple of years ago we got a peek at what several NES games might look like if they were rendered in voxels instead of pixels, courtesy of deviantART member John Buonvino. Programmer ProcyonSJJ was inspired…
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The Twelve-sided Dice of Christmas

The Twelve-sided Dice of Christmas
Add a bit of Christmas pun to your tabletop gaming sessions with this neat D12 made by dice maker Eric C. Harshberger. It’s the items enumerated in The Twelve Days of Christmas in dice form, based…
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Music Modem Brings Back Squealy Memories of Dial-up

Music Modem Brings Back Squealy Memories of Dial-up
Remember when you needed a phone line and a dial-up modem to get online? Heck, I was using modems to connect to services like Compuserve and Prodigy before anyone even knew what the Internet was. One…
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