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Category: Retro

Pac-Man Cupcakes 2.0

Pac-Man Cupcakes 2.0

Remember the sugary 8-bit awesomeness of Hello Naomi’s Pac-Man cupcakes? Well, she’s back, and this time she’s built an even mo’ betta version of the edible video game using 80 individual cupcakes to make a retro…

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Pac-Man Energy Drink Perfect for Washing Down Power Pills, Pretzels, Strawberries and Ghosts

Pac-Man Energy Drink Perfect for Washing Down Power Pills, Pretzels, Strawberries and Ghosts

There’s nothing more tiring than running around a maze all day, chasing down ghosts, being chased by ghosts and gobbling down power pills. What better way to get your strength back but with some delicious Pac-Man…

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Fuzebox: Retro 8-Bit Gaming Goes Open Source

Fuzebox: Retro 8-Bit Gaming Goes Open Source

Always thought you could improve on the gameplay of Tetris? Fancy yourself the creator of the next Super Mario Brothers? Thanks to this open source gaming system – if you’ve got the programming chops, you’ve got…

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Steampunk Keyboard Makes Old Look New Again

Steampunk Keyboard Makes Old Look New Again

Steampunk-inspired computers and accessories are becoming popular themes for modders, and even so, this particular keyboard stands apart thanks to the sheer creativity of the approach. Also? Plaid. Who doesn’t like plaid? Gone is the dark,…

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Galaga Bookmark Squashes Aliens Between the Pages of Your Books

Galaga Bookmark Squashes Aliens Between the Pages of Your Books

I’m really not sure what reading paperback books and the arcade classic Galaga have in common, other than this. Crafter gimcracks has this handmade 8-bit cross-stitch bookmark up in her Etsy shop for just $6 (USD)…

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Beautiful Bytes: Distellamap Presents Codes of Classic Video Games

Beautiful Bytes: Distellamap Presents Codes of Classic Video Games

There’s geek art, and then there’s geek art. Ben Fry’s creations are to programmers what blueprints are to architects. Here’s a sample of his work, which he calls “distellamaps”. It’s a map of the code for…

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From a Mousehole Far, Far Away: Star Wars Mice

From a Mousehole Far, Far Away: Star Wars Mice

The creations of Anna aka TheHouseofMouse are like felt minifigs. Except that they’re mice. She currently has 131 micefig designs, from King Tutankhamen Mouse to Hannibal Lecter Mouse. Yes, the one with the mask. She also…

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Mario Hits the Streets of New York

Mario Hits the Streets of New York

Mario, as seen on the streets of New York City (on 23rd st between 10th and 11th). I have a funny feeling that whatever is down at the other end of those pipes is a lot…

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Female Space Invaders: I Don’T Remember This Part of the Video Game

Female Space Invaders: I Don’T Remember This Part of the Video Game

I was perusing the dark recesses of eBay’s DVD auctions when I came across this little gem. Featuring such greats as David Hasselhoff, Christopher Plummer and Marjoe Gortner, this 1979 low-budget schlock ripoff on Star Wars’…

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R2-D2′S Bleeps and Beeps Decoded. It’S Not for Kids. It’S Funny as Hell.

R2-D2′S Bleeps and Beeps Decoded. It’S Not for Kids. It’S Funny as Hell.

Star Wars geeks claim that R2-D2 was inspired by a character in a Kurosawa film plus the robots in Silent Running plus an overheard request from a sound editor. Riiiight. Here’s the real score: In 1975…

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Revolver Tv Remote Changes Channels With a Bang

Revolver Tv Remote Changes Channels With a Bang

The concept behind the TV remote control gun is simple: Boring task + gun = fun! Pull the trigger and it’ll change the channel on your TV with a satisfying gunshot sound. Okay, so it’s fun…

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NES 8-Bit Controller License Plate Only Valid in the Mushroom Kingdom or on Mario Karts

NES 8-Bit Controller License Plate Only Valid in the Mushroom Kingdom or on Mario Karts

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this Nintendo controller license plate probably isn’t street legal unless you happen to live in one of those states that still only requires a rear…

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Neon Pac-Man Lights: Viva Pac Vegas

Neon Pac-Man Lights: Viva Pac Vegas

Wokka, wokka, wokka. Check out these bright Pac-Man neon lights. Sure, they don’t look exactly the same as the original Inky, Blinky, Pinky, Clyde and Pac-Man, but they’re close enough to pass for their video game…

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Some Really, Really Rare Atari 2600 Games

Some Really, Really Rare Atari 2600 Games

Flickr member Redbeard Math Pirate came across this collection of extremely hard to find Atari 2600 games. See if you can recognize any of them: For some reason I can’t any find these in my closet…

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That’S No iMac: Dreamcast Guts, Apple Form Factor

That’S No iMac: Dreamcast Guts, Apple Form Factor

No matter how beautiful (or in this case, large) a gaming console, it an almost always be improved upon in some way. In this particular case, the marriage of two classics has produced one harmonious construction…

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R2-D2 Boom Box: Take That at-at!

R2-D2 Boom Box: Take That at-at!

Remember the AT-AT Walker ghetto blaster? Well apparently not only the Empire gets its own boom box. This R2-D2 sound system is part of the Hype Hustle Rip-Off exhibition by artist Bill McMullen over at LA’s…

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