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Category: Retro

Q*Bert Qollects Quarters Quite Quickly

Q*Bert Qollects Quarters Quite Quickly
I saw this poster over on eBay earlier today, and I thought it was really funny. Designed as a promotional piece to encourage arcades to carry the classic game Q*Bert, somebody in the marketing department at…
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Low-Tech Tetris

Low-Tech Tetris
We don’t need no stinking video game consoles to get our Tetris on around here. No-siree, we like to play it using real 3-dimensional blocks instead. Tetris Tower 3D is the classic puzzle-piece video game brought…
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Pong Arcade Machine Up for Bid

Pong Arcade Machine Up for Bid
Here’s a rare find over on eBay. It’s an early PONG machine, circa 1973. The game was made by SYZYGY for Atari. The machine is in surprisingly good condition for an arcade game made nearly 35…
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Predicta Retro Televisions Get a Modern Update

Predicta Retro Televisions Get a Modern Update
Back in the late 1950s Philco made a series of bubbly televisions under the Predicta brand name. The sets have been collector’s items for many years, but require lots of TLC due to their aging electronics…
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Video of the Day: Trs-80 Dancing Demon

Video of the Day: Trs-80 Dancing Demon
Here’s a blast from the past that I stumbled upon earlier today. I don’t know why I found it so entertaining, but I guess it just reminded me of when I was just a geektot. There’s…
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Crosley Keepsake Retro Turntable Adds USB Ripping

Crosley Keepsake Retro Turntable Adds USB Ripping
Crosley portable turntables have been around since the 1950’s. Now they’ve added a modern spin to their briefcase-like record players by adding the ability to easily rip tracks to your Windows PC or Mac. The Crosley…
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Lomo Diana Camera Produces Crummy (Artistic) Images

Lomo Diana Camera Produces Crummy (Artistic) Images
The Diana camera was a really cheap plastic camera that was made by the Great Wall Plastic Factory in Hong Kong in the 1960s. At the time, it was just that, a piece of junk. But…
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Space Invaders Sweater: What, No Sequins?

Space Invaders Sweater: What, No Sequins?
With cooler seasons just around the corner, here’s something to warm the cockles of your heart. It’s a hand knit Space Invaders sweater. Kansas City crafter n2Imaginations hand makes these custom sweaters from acrylic yarn to…
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Space Invaders Mobile Hovers Over Head

Space Invaders Mobile Hovers Over Head
I guess it doesn’t take much to amuse me these days. Pretty much put an image of Mario, Pac-man or the Space Invaders on anything handmade and I’ll bite. Today’s crafty goody is this felt mobile…
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Amadana Bookshelf Stereo: Retro Looks, Modern Features

Amadana Bookshelf Stereo: Retro Looks, Modern Features
This stereo system from Japan’s Amadana may look like something out of the 1970s, but it’s actually quite contemporary under the hood. Amadana’s DDA-134 compact stereo system has decidedly retro-looking walnut wood enclosures for the speakers,…
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Atari Video Music: Forgotten 1970s Tech

Atari Video Music: Forgotten 1970s Tech
Everyone remembers Atari for their famous video game consoles, arcade games and even home computers. Being a child of 1970s and 80s technology, I’m surprised that I don’t ever remember seeing this oddity. The Atari Video…
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Ben Heck’S NES Atari Portable Console Mashup

Ben Heck’S NES Atari Portable Console Mashup
The master of console mods, Benjamin Heckendorn (aka “Ben Heck”) is at it again. This time he’s created a portable that combines an NES system and a Atari 2600 console, and crammed them together into one…
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Mame Running on iPhone

Mame Running on iPhone
It was bound to happen sooner or later. A developer going by the screen name Kaisersoze has successfully ported an initial build of MAME to run on Apple’s iPhone. The iPhone version is based on the…
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Super Nintendo Casemod: Powered by Vista

Super Nintendo Casemod: Powered by Vista
Here’s a fun one. Some guys in Japan has taken an old Super Nintendo (known as the Super Famicom over there) and turned it into a Windows PC. The computer is running a full version of…
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Crystalcade: Home Arcade Gets Flashy

Crystalcade: Home Arcade Gets Flashy
Sure, there are plenty of companies making arcade cabinets these days, but I’ve never seen one quite like this. The cabinet is translucent and gives you a light show while you get your game on. In…
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The Mix Tape Goes USB

The Mix Tape Goes USB
For those of us who were born in the pre-MP3 era, the idea of creating a custom mix of your favorite tunes and putting them on a cassette tape was one of the most romantic things…
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