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Category: Retro

Circuit Bent Commodore 64: Revenge of the 80s

Circuit Bent Commodore 64: Revenge of the 80s
One of the most popular computers from the 1980s, the Commodore 64, is having a minor renaissance as an electronic musical instrument. The C64’s audio chip is famous for producing an array of warm, familiar 8-bit…
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Tetris Blocks Fall on Oscilloscope Screen

Tetris Blocks Fall on Oscilloscope Screen
Here’s a cool hack which uses an old oscilloscope to play an accurate game of the arcade classic, Tetris. Engineer Lars Pontoppidan created Scopetris using an AtMega32 micro-controller to drive the beam of an oscilloscope to…
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NES Controller Pillowcases: Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

NES Controller Pillowcases: Sweet Dreams Are Made of These
When you sleep, do you dream in blocky 8-bit graphics? Are your sleepytime thoughts filled with visions of Link rescuing Zelda? Instead of counting sheep, do you count Koopa shells? If you answered yes to any…
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Atari 2600 Joystick Cake for Tasty Retro Gaming

Atari 2600 Joystick Cake for Tasty Retro Gaming
I was buzzing about over on Flickr earlier today when I came across this excellent Atari 2600 inspired pastry. While I normally wouldn’t eat a cake with black icing on it, this one looks too good…
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Space Ace Gets the High Def Treatment

Space Ace Gets the High Def Treatment
While I’m not a huge fan of many of those old full-motion-video (FMV) games, I have to keep a place in my heart for Space Ace, a surprisingly entertaining FMV laserdisc-based game created by some of…
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Tiktak Clock Offers Numeric Overkill

Tiktak Clock Offers Numeric Overkill
Sometimes it’s a bit of a challenge to tell the exact time on an analog clock. Sure, you can say “it’s about quarter-to-three”, but it really might be 2:47. This intricate wall clock tries to solve…
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Rare Rdi Halcyon Laserdisc Console Up for Auction

Rare Rdi Halcyon Laserdisc Console Up for Auction
Back in the early 1980s, long before the Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 dominated the “next-gen” video game market, a little known console lived on the cutting-edge of gaming technology. The RDI Halcyon was a LaserDisc-based…
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Space Invaders Land on Your Ears and Neck

Space Invaders Land on Your Ears and Neck
Sometimes I wonder if there’s just too much Space Invaders craft out there. But can there ever be too much of a good thing? You be the judge, but I happen to think these Invaders accessories…
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Space Invaders and Frogger Hit the Desktop

Space Invaders and Frogger Hit the Desktop
These mini tabletop versions of classic retro arcade games are perfect for getting a quick fix of your favorite childhood gaming memories. Excalibur’s Desktop Arcade games come in both Space Invaders and Frogger models, and have…
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Duck Hunt Leaves Me in Stitches

Duck Hunt Leaves Me in Stitches
Remember the 1980s Nintendo 8-bit classic light gun shooter, Duck Hunt? Now you can have the dog and duck from the retro game immortalized on your wall, thanks to this clever cross-stitch that recently turned up…
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Pixel T-Shirts Bring Back Atari 2600 Memories

Pixel T-Shirts Bring Back Atari 2600 Memories
These great 8-bit inspired t-shirts remind me of the wonderful simplicity and joy of the early days of video gaming. Designed by Stuart Witts, the shirts feature big, bold, blocky images of either a pair of…
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Space Invaders Jacket: Wrapped Up in Aliens

Space Invaders Jacket: Wrapped Up in Aliens
Here’s a true fashion statement for the videogame lover who has it all. Going all out with the retro look, this jacket is emblazoned with hundreds of pixelated little alien dudes from the arcade classic, Space…
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Lip Mystic Analog Watch: Watching the Wheels Go ’Round

Lip Mystic Analog Watch: Watching the Wheels Go ’Round
When I first looked at this watch, I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of numbers displayed on the face at once. But once I took a second to get my bearings, I actually thought it…
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The Legend of Zelda and the Quilt of Power

The Legend of Zelda and the Quilt of Power
If you’re a fan of the NES Legend of Zelda games, you’ll love this pixelated quilt inspired by the classic 8-bit games. Created by CarolinaPatchworks, the same video game fanatics who brought us the Galaga quilt,…
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Pac-Man Sneakers (and a Pina Colada, My Friend)

Pac-Man Sneakers (and a Pina Colada, My Friend)
Looking for the perfect accessory to go with your Pac-Man hoodie and Pac-Man hat? How about a pair of rockin’ Pac-Man sneakers? These awesome hand-painted Pac-Man shoes turned up recently in a Flickr photostream from someone…
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Play 8-Bit Classics for Free

Play 8-Bit Classics for Free
AMOG has compiled a massive list of NES and arcade games that will surely bring back memories of cartridge-blowing and hypnotic synth music. There are a whopping 95 games on the list; their titles are linked…
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