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Category: Retro

Hyperkin RetroN 5 Console Announced, Skipping RetroN 4

Hyperkin RetroN 5 Console Announced, Skipping RetroN 4

If you recall, a few weeks back, we mentioned that Hyperkin was working on an update to their popular retro multi-console, the RetroN. Well, today, they officially showed off the console, and it’s been renamed the…

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Sun & Cloud Digital Camera Can Be Powered Via Hand Crank: Crank & Shoot

Sun & Cloud Digital Camera Can Be Powered Via Hand Crank: Crank & Shoot

If you know someone who refuses to type on anything but a typewriter despite being born in the mid-90s, that person will love the latest camera from the crazy folks at Superheadz. The Japanese company’s Sun…

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Ben Heck: Interview with a Mod God

Ben Heck: Interview with a Mod God

If you’ve been following Technabob for a while, you know we have mad love for the console modding and hackery of Benjamin Heckendorn (aka “Ben Heck”). So I was thrilled to have the opportunity to sit…

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Actual Fix it Felix Machine Headed to Midwest Gaming Classic!

Actual Fix it Felix Machine Headed to Midwest Gaming Classic!

As a video game fanatic, I really loved the movie Wreck-it-Ralph. While there were some actual arcade games in the movie, the machines at the center of the story were all imaginary. Perhaps the most iconic…

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Space Invaders Wall Vent Lets Aliens Flow Freely into Your Living Room

Space Invaders Wall Vent Lets Aliens Flow Freely into Your Living Room

Personally, the idea of letting space aliens into my home makes me nervous. I’m not sure if they’d want to do some sort of invasive probing, or just cut my brain open to see what’s inside.…

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Famicom-Controlled Robot: Nintendo Needs to Make These, Now.

Famicom-Controlled Robot: Nintendo Needs to Make These, Now.

Back in the 1980s we had a little game system here in the States called the NES. In Japan, that system was called the Famicom. It looked mighty different, but played most of the same games.…

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1982 Missile Command Record Beaten: Victor Victorious!

1982 Missile Command Record Beaten: Victor Victorious!

Man, I broke so many arcade records back in the day, but one game that I was never very good at was Missile Command. The game was released in arcades in 1980, and later that year…

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Woman Hacks The Legend of Zelda, Makes Zelda the Hero: Warrior Princess

Woman Hacks The Legend of Zelda, Makes Zelda the Hero: Warrior Princess

Like many of us, animator Kenna W. read about the Dad who hacked Donkey Kong so his daughter could play as Pauline and save Mario. The story reminded Kenna of how, as a kid, she was…

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Lost Episode of Doctor Who Being Reanimated

Lost Episode of Doctor Who Being Reanimated

Doctor Who has been around for half a century now. And many of the earliest episodes were lost or destroyed early in its history. The fourth episode of “The Tenth Planet,” a story featuring the first…

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Decorated Nerd T-Shirt: Wear Your Heart on Your, Uhm, Chest

Decorated Nerd T-Shirt: Wear Your Heart on Your, Uhm, Chest

A year ago we saw a set of awesome military-style pins for console gamers. But what if you’re not just a gaming nerd? Many of us also love other geeky things like science fiction shows, tabletop…

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NES Console with Built-in Screen: 8-Bit Laptop

NES Console with Built-in Screen: 8-Bit Laptop

Even today, NES aka Famicom games are still popular with gamers. We’ve seen people come up with a variety of alternative ways of getting their NES fix. You can run an emulator, buy a third party…

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Plush Arcade Cabinet: Arcadean Knight

Plush Arcade Cabinet: Arcadean Knight

ThinkGeek has released what may be the only arcade cabinet that the kids of tomorrow will be able to touch. He’s called Tomo, an Arcadean – an anthropomorphic arcade cabinet – that should please kids while…

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Dad Hacks Donkey Kong So Daughter Can Play as the Damsel and Save Mario

Dad Hacks Donkey Kong So Daughter Can Play as the Damsel and Save Mario

What would you do if you introduced your daughter to Donkey Kong and she was disappointed that she couldn’t be the female and save Mario? Would you just say, oh well, that’s the way it is?…

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Hyperkin RetroN 4 to Play Original NES, SNES, Genesis, and GBA Carts via HDMI

Hyperkin RetroN 4 to Play Original NES, SNES, Genesis, and GBA Carts via HDMI

Fans of classic gaming systems will be happy to hear that HyperKin is working on their latest retro console, and this one has a couple of new tricks up its nonexistent sleeves.…

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Atari 2600 Portable is Woodier than its Ancestor

Atari 2600 Portable is Woodier than its Ancestor

We’ve featured our fair share of portable Atari 2600 mods, but I don’t think any of those can hold a candle to this one. Speaking of candles, the future owner of this one of a kind…

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The Executive Keyboard Belongs in The Hudsucker Proxy

The Executive Keyboard Belongs in The Hudsucker Proxy

I’ve always thought that the computer keyboards you can buy at most stores are pretty dull. I’m really surprised that there aren’t more really custom keyboards available given the fact that each person really has their…

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