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Category: Retro

Super Breakout Sweater: Casual Atari

Super Breakout Sweater: Casual Atari
Band of Outsiders released a line of Atari-themed apparel this Holiday season. The clothes might as well be adorned with pixel art or random colored blocks to younger gamers, but their dads and moms see cowboys,…
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NES Emulator Voxel Engine Renders Games in 3D: Z Scroller

NES Emulator Voxel Engine Renders Games in 3D:  Z Scroller
A couple of years ago we got a peek at what several NES games might look like if they were rendered in voxels instead of pixels, courtesy of deviantART member John Buonvino. Programmer ProcyonSJJ was inspired…
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The Twelve-sided Dice of Christmas

The Twelve-sided Dice of Christmas
Add a bit of Christmas pun to your tabletop gaming sessions with this neat D12 made by dice maker Eric C. Harshberger. It’s the items enumerated in The Twelve Days of Christmas in dice form, based…
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Music Modem Brings Back Squealy Memories of Dial-up

Music Modem Brings Back Squealy Memories of Dial-up
Remember when you needed a phone line and a dial-up modem to get online? Heck, I was using modems to connect to services like Compuserve and Prodigy before anyone even knew what the Internet was. One…
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Half-Life 3 NES Cartridge Art: The Grinch’s Gift to Gamers

Half-Life 3 NES Cartridge Art: The Grinch’s Gift to Gamers
72Pins and artist Gabriel Leoni teamed up to give you a way to troll a Half-Life fan this Christmas. This NES cartridge has a game inside it, and it says “Half-Life 3″ on its cover. But…
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LEGO Macintosh Doubles as iPad Dock

LEGO Macintosh Doubles as iPad Dock
I haven’t had an original Macintosh on my desk in years, but I always thought about buying a used one. But now that I’ve seen this LEGO version, I think I’d rather have one of these.…
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Lëkki Nintendo 64 Consoles: Next-Gen Refurbishing

Lëkki Nintendo 64 Consoles: Next-Gen Refurbishing
Imagine Slowpoke starting a ColorWare franchise and you get the concept behind Lëkki. The French gadget shop sells and repaints only old – but beloved – gadgets, such as the Motorola StarTAC 130. Their latest (?)…
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Spin-Dashes onto Android with a New Zone

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Spin-Dashes onto Android with a New Zone
I have vivid memories of playing Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the SEGA Genesis with my brother back in the day. I can recall him getting mad each time Robotnik beat him and tossing the controller…
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Nixie Tube Chess Set: Light Moves First

Nixie Tube Chess Set: Light Moves First
Most of the nixie tube hacks and mods we’ve seen involve clocks, which isn’t surprising considering the tubes were primarily used to show numbers. But there are also tubes that display symbols, and those are the…
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Super Mario New York City Subway Map: Underworld 1-1

Super Mario New York City Subway Map: Underworld 1-1
A couple of years ago we saw a map of New York City done in the style of Super Mario World. Here’s a great complement to that map, a chart of the Big Apple’s subway depicted…
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iRecorder: 1970s Cassette Tech for Your 21st Century Gadgets

iRecorder: 1970s Cassette Tech for Your 21st Century Gadgets
Remember when we used gadgets called “tape recorders?” Well, now you can relive the prehistoric era of portable cassette tape recorders, but with your iPhone in place of the cassette. The iRecorder looks like one of…
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Playstation 4 and Xbox One Retro NES Skins Make Your New Console Look Classic

Playstation 4 and Xbox One Retro NES Skins Make Your New Console Look Classic
If you like the design cues of old school gaming, but like modern gaming consoles, check this out. You can have the best of both worlds with these retro NES skins. They make your PS4 or…
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SNES and Game Boy Cartridge Soaps: In Bathroom, Cartridge Clean You

SNES and Game Boy Cartridge Soaps: In Bathroom, Cartridge Clean You
Firebox has a special offering to gamers in the UK who grew up in the 80s. The store is selling soaps that look just like the cartridges of Nintendo’s classic consoles, the SNES and the Game…
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Restoration Hardware’s Gramophone for iPad and iPhone: Retro Your iDevices

Restoration Hardware’s Gramophone for iPad and iPhone: Retro Your iDevices
I love speakers, but I have to say that I’m impressed by some of the acoustic amplifiers that have been made for iPhones and iPads over the years. They certainly do amplify the sound, and it’s…
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Super Hexagon Commodore 64 Demake: Micro Hexagon

Super Hexagon Commodore 64 Demake: Micro Hexagon
Programmer Paul Koller managed to make a full-fledged Commodore 64 demake of Terry Cavanagh’s beloved Super Hexagon. For the record, I behate it. It’s so freakin’ difficult. But I love Paul’s demake because even if it…
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Donkey Kong Christmas Tree Decorations: Happy Nintendolidays

Donkey Kong Christmas Tree Decorations: Happy Nintendolidays
Now that it’s after Thanksgiving, it’s officially okay to talk about Christmas, and put up the tree. But even if you picked out a festive blue spruce, do you know how you’re going to decorate it?…
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