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Category: Retro

Xevious T-Shirt: If Only It Offered Vertical Scrolling

Xevious T-Shirt: If Only It Offered Vertical Scrolling
Back in the day, Xevious was one of my favorite arcade games. It was one of the first-ever vertical-scrollers, and it offered great graphics for its time, a hypnotic soundtrack, and great gameplay. Now, you can…
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Cassette Tape Lamps Won’t Ever Get Jammed in Your Deck

Cassette Tape Lamps Won’t Ever Get Jammed in Your Deck
Anyone who grew up with cassette tapes is going to love these LED mixtape lamps from Etsy seller Break The Record. They look amazing, even if they don’t play any music.…
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Fighting Game Backgrounds as Animated GIFs: !THGIF

Fighting Game Backgrounds as Animated GIFs: !THGIF
We’ve seen a website dedicated to videogame logos and another one obsessed with start screens. Redditor RudeBottie has another similarly niche collection of videogame assets: its devoted to the background scene in fighting games. While it’s…
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DVDs in a VHS Tape: A Present from the Past

DVDs in a VHS Tape: A Present from the Past
CineFringe Film Festival is a small group based in Edinburgh dedicated to showcasing the work of independent filmmakers from around the world. They are free to enter, but they still need money to operate, which is…
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Got a 3D Printer? Print This Tiny Atari 2600 and NES

Got a 3D Printer? Print This Tiny Atari 2600 and NES
A few years back, I posted a tiny papercraft model of the Nintendo DS Lite that was a big hit. A bit later, I found some teensy paper models of other gadgets and video game consoles.…
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N64 Book Casemod: The Nintendomicon

N64 Book Casemod: The Nintendomicon
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Unless the book’s cover has the logo of the Nintendo 64 on it, along with a power switch and a cartridge slot. Also when the book…
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Twittertape Machine Prints Tweets Instead of Stock Prices

Twittertape Machine Prints Tweets Instead of Stock Prices
Remember the days when ticker tapes would continuously churn out stock prices? Unless you’re somebody’s great grandparent, probably not. People have gone paperless these days, rendering these machines pretty much useless. Or are they?…
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Emulator Cabinet Works with 75 Controllers, 30+ Consoles and 2 Happy Players

Emulator Cabinet Works with 75 Controllers, 30+ Consoles and 2 Happy Players
These days you can run dozens of classic games on a PC using emulators. If you’re good with modding hardware, you may be able to connect the right controller for the console you’re emulating. But if…
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NESPo: The 3D-printed NES Portable

NESPo: The 3D-printed NES Portable
We’ve seen plenty of awesome NES casemods and portables over the years, but this example is 3D-printed. It is called the NESPo and was made by modder Dave Nunez. Dave used a Nintendo-on-a-chip (NOAC), because he…
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Mike Tyson Plays Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out

Mike Tyson Plays Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out
Here’s something you don’t see every day. Mike Tyson playing Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out on the NES. For the first time. Yeah, I’m not sure I believe that, but then again, it’s not like Mike can act,…
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N64 Controller Pillow: Zzzz Trigger

N64 Controller Pillow: Zzzz Trigger
Artist/Nintendo fan/Sleep gamer Donna Marie Evans made her own Nintendo 64 controller pillow. It’s made of polar fleece and cotton and has embroidered letters and buttons. Now Donna can do a barrel roll in her sleep.…
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10,000+ Piece LEGO Retro Gaming Mosaic is Truly Epic

10,000+ Piece LEGO Retro Gaming Mosaic is Truly Epic
Check out this incredible piece of geekery I just found over on Etsy. This LEGO mosaic is loaded with so many classic Nintendo, Sega and arcade characters, I think my head might just explode. I dare…
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Konami Code Tattoo: I Guess He Has 30 Arms Now

Konami Code Tattoo: I Guess He Has 30 Arms Now
Fashionably Geek reader Kevin Pacheco had Konami’s transcendent cheat code tattooed on his arm. Apparently the images of the buttons and directional pads are the same size as the ones on the NES controller.…
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Empire Steampunk Speakers: For Dapper Audiophiles Only

Empire Steampunk Speakers: For Dapper Audiophiles Only
There’s something that continues to intrigue me about Steampunk style. I think it’s the idea that technology could be driven by steam power instead of electricity. And while these speakers aren’t actually driven by steam, they’re…
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Retro Blade Runner Game: Wake up… Time to Play!

Retro Blade Runner Game: Wake up… Time to Play!
We should have had a Blade Runner game back in the old NES days, but sadly it never showed up. Well, fans of old-school video games and fans of Blade Runner will love this video created…
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3D Printed Final Fantasy VII Characters: Materia-lized

3D Printed Final Fantasy VII Characters: Materia-lized
Final Fantasy VII was the first game in the FF series to have 3D graphics. Those graphics probably look laughable now, but the squished low polygon rendering of the characters make for really adorable figurines. Look!…
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