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Category: Retro

Sinclair Zx Spectrum 8-Bit Micro Computer Gets Modern Makeover as Linux Pc

Sinclair Zx Spectrum 8-Bit Micro Computer Gets Modern Makeover as Linux Pc
A few months back, I reported on a guy who turned his old Sinclair ZX81 computer into a PC. When I wrote that post I was convinced that there would be no way that anyone could…

On Ebay: Candy Conquers the Final Frontier With Limited Edition Star Trek Pez Set

On Ebay: Candy Conquers the Final Frontier With Limited Edition Star Trek Pez Set
Trekkies like candies too. This limited edition, 8-piece Star Trek Pez gift set is further proof that Trekkies aren’t so different from you and me and therefore must not be shunned, no matter how obsessed they…
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Game Boy Plushies Grow Legs

Game Boy Plushies Grow Legs
There’s just something about the iconic Game Boy that makes people want to give it a face, thus turning the system into a lovable character. The latest examples may not be quite as expressive as the…

NES Controller Purse for 8-Bit Fashionistas

NES Controller Purse for 8-Bit Fashionistas
Here’s a fun accessory for you retro gamer girls out there. This old school NES controller purse was handcrafted by artist inhope. The bag was stitched together from pieces of handcut vinyl, and is a dead…

Play International Karate on the Go With the Commodore 64 Laptop

Play International Karate on the Go With the Commodore 64 Laptop
It only took Ben Heckendorn a week and a half to make a Commodore 64 laptop that really looks like it was from 1982. What can you do in a week and a half? Me? I…

Computer Mailboxes Receive Snail Mail, Not E-Mail

Computer Mailboxes Receive Snail Mail, Not E-Mail
Even though we already have e-mail, I think it will still take some time before we abandon snail mails. In the mean time, why don’t we give our plain old mailboxes a (fake) hardware upgrade? Here…

Dream Tablet Mod Flattens Out the Dreamcast

Dream Tablet Mod Flattens Out the Dreamcast
Modder Ben Heckendorm’s forums are always packed with portable projects, but this one’s a little different. You’ve got to hook up a separate controller, but that’s hardly anything to complain about when we’re talking about a…

Vinyl Atari Cartridges Way Bigger Than Regular Cartridges

Vinyl Atari Cartridges Way Bigger Than Regular Cartridges
So let’s say you just happen to have a lot of vinyl lying around. Do you: a) re-upholster your car in a fit of retro fever, b) create some fetish wear, or c) stitch together a…

The Real Survival Horror Game: Don’t Shit Your Pants

The Real Survival Horror Game: Don’t Shit Your Pants
Life is hard. Numerous trials and challenges lie ahead of us, lurking in the shadows that their shadowy souls provide for them, eager to pounce and thwart our dreams and ambitions, to prevent us from reaching…

If Pac-Man Obeyed the Laws of Physics [Zero-G Arcade]

If Pac-Man Obeyed the Laws of Physics [Zero-G Arcade]
If the Space Invaders can get physical, why can’t Pac-Man too? But unlike the strong gravitational pull in the Invaders’ physics simulation, Pac-Man and his ghostly pals have gotten the zero gravity treatment in this odd…

The 8-Bit Computer is Back, Ready to Hack, and Plays NES Games to Boot

The 8-Bit Computer is Back, Ready to Hack, and Plays NES Games to Boot
When you think of 8-bit computers, classics like the Atari 400/800, the Commodore 64 and the Apple II probably come to mind. But there’s a new kid on the block that hopes to bring 8-bit computing…

Add Some E.T. to Your Ice Tea With the Ice Invaders Ice Tray

Add Some E.T. to Your Ice Tea With the Ice Invaders Ice Tray
We’ve featured a bunch of oddly shaped ice trays before, and about a billion and three Space Invaders-themed gear, so I guess it was just a matter of time: presenting the Ice Invaders Space Alien Tray.…

One From the Old School: Classic Arcade Games Coming to Virtual Console [Wii]

One From the Old School: Classic Arcade Games Coming to Virtual Console [Wii]
At this week’s Game Developers Conference, a number of incredible new (and old) additions were announced for the Wii’s downloadable game services, but the one that really gets me going is this: arcade titles will be…

New Video Game Controller Soaps Feature Added Realism and Improved Graphics

New Video Game Controller Soaps Feature Added Realism and Improved Graphics
Remember Digitalsoaps and her Playstation bath bars? Washington’s very own gadget glycerinator is back, along with more detailed video game controller soaps, like the Xbox 360 soap: Weighing in at 7 oz., the Xbox 360 controller…

Pinky the Ghost Pixel Art Mosaic Made From 3.5-Inch Floppy Disks [Pac-Man]

Pinky the Ghost Pixel Art Mosaic Made From 3.5-Inch Floppy Disks [Pac-Man]
Got 256 old 3.5-inch floppy disks lying around the house? I can’t think of a better use for a bunch of floppies but to make a giant 16×16 pixel art Pinky ghost mosaic out of them.…

Nintendo’S Dsiware Service May Include Gameboy and Gba Games

Nintendo’S Dsiware Service May Include Gameboy and Gba Games
Saddened over the loss of the GBA slot in Nintendo’s new DSi? Fret not, young gamer; if this particular rumor bears sweet, juicy fruit, you just may be able to download all those old Nintendo handheld…
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