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Category: Retro

Virtual Boy Virtualized in Oculus Rift via Emulator

Virtual Boy Virtualized in Oculus Rift via Emulator

The Oculus Rift isn’t even out yet, but there’s already an emulator made for it. Or perhaps it’s precisely because the virtual reality headset isn’t out yet that this emulator came about. The program’s name is…

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If NES Games Were Made Today: At Least They Would Have Better Graphics?

If NES Games Were Made Today: At Least They Would Have Better Graphics?

You know you’re getting old when you start thinking how something was better back in the day. Programmer Hugues Johnson was in placed that mood recently when he wrote about the history of the Legend of…

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Drew Wise Pixel Art Sweaters: Old Games, New Threads

Drew Wise Pixel Art Sweaters: Old Games, New Threads

People are going crazy for sweaters covered in prints. Some of them look really nice, but some of them are just best left as Photoshopped concepts. Pixel artist Drew Wise made several videogame designs so grown…

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Steampunk AT-AT Walker: The Ultimate Engagement Gift

Steampunk AT-AT Walker: The Ultimate Engagement Gift

What do you get your fiancee when you are both Star Wars fans? Well, you could get her a boxed set of movies, but a steampunk AT-AT is an even better idea. Too bad it doesn’t…

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Nixie/LED Clock Combines Old School and New School Lighting Tech

Nixie/LED Clock Combines Old School and New School Lighting Tech

I’m a sucker for the warm orange glow of Nixie tubes. There’s just something just so retro-modern about the way they look – all I can think of is the technology in the movie Brazil. I…

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Lady Finds Nintendo Game Worth $15,000 at Thrift Shop

Lady Finds Nintendo Game Worth $15,000 at Thrift Shop

It pays to hunt for treasure at thrift stores sometimes. Here’s proof. A North Carolina woman spent $7.99 on an old Nintendo game at a Goodwill store. Nothing unusual there. The unusual part – the game…

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NES Cartridge Ring: Fancicom

NES Cartridge Ring: Fancicom

Etsy artist Jess Firsoff makes NES cartridge rings. All you have to do is insert them into your loved one’s front-loading cartridge ring slot. You can ask her to make a cartridge stud out of any…

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Duck Hunt Pinball Machine is Still Hounded by that Damned Dog

Duck Hunt Pinball Machine is Still Hounded by that Damned Dog

The crew of Skit-B Pinball made this wonderful homage to one of the most recognizable NES games, Duck Hunt. It may not be as complicated or have fancy lighting effects and ramps like other modern pinball…

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Project Unity Plays Carts from 18 Different Classic Game Systems

Project Unity Plays Carts from 18 Different Classic Game Systems

This strange looking box is capable of something no other device ever built is – it can play the original cartridges, ROMs and discs from 18 different retro gaming systems.…

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Mega Man Mega Buster & Helmet Plushies: Arm & Head Upgrade

Mega Man Mega Buster & Helmet Plushies: Arm & Head Upgrade

I’m sure Mega Man fans already know – and pre-ordered – about the old school Mega Man statue that Capcom unveiled for the Blue Bomber’s 25th anniversary. But if you’d rather be Mega Man, go grab…

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Classic iMac Ceiling Lamps: Blink Different

Classic iMac Ceiling Lamps: Blink Different

While the G4 model of the iMac more than resembled a desk lamp, the original G3 iMacs just looked like cool and colorful all-in-one computers. So if anyone were to convert an iMac into a lamp,…

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Original Apple II Plus Bricked (in LEGO)

Original Apple II Plus Bricked (in LEGO)

While the very first Apple computer actually came without a case of its own, the Apple II (and ][+) featured an iconic beige wedge case design that went on to define an era of personal computing.…

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Millenium Falcon Turntable: Wookiee Wookiee

Millenium Falcon Turntable: Wookiee Wookiee

In a club far, far away, Marco of Picotek Design must be wowing the crowd not just with his beats but with his one-of-a-kind gear as well. His highly modified turntable is based on another highly…

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Space Invaders Laser-Cut Bamboo Mobile: Aliens Invade Your Nursery

Space Invaders Laser-Cut Bamboo Mobile: Aliens Invade Your Nursery

I suppose you could put a Space Invaders mobile in any room you’d like, but if you’ve got a youngling in the nursery, then you’ll want to get them started right away on their path of…

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MB&F HM4 Final Edition Watch: Mortgage Everything You Own to Get It

MB&F HM4 Final Edition Watch: Mortgage Everything You Own to Get It

There’s something to be said about watches that cost more than cars. Needless to say that this analog wonder of a watch will cost you a pretty penny, but it will probably last you a lifetime.…

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Vulcain Nautical Cricket 1970 Watch: A Classic Gets Remade

Vulcain Nautical Cricket 1970 Watch: A Classic Gets Remade

I remember that when I was a kid, it was a big deal when my dad got a Seiko analog watch that had a built-in alarm clock. It was definitely something different, and it looked better…

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