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Category: Retro

Pitfall Mugs Hold 8-Bits of Coffee

Pitfall Mugs Hold 8-Bits of Coffee

When I dust off the old Atari Flashback to play games from the Atari 2600, I realize how crappy most of the games really were. The only games which really stand the test of time are…

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Chibi Heroes: Cutie Ukiyo-e

Chibi Heroes: Cutie Ukiyo-e

Jed Henry lit the Internet on fire with his ukiyo-e-style art. Then he worked with woodblock artist David Bull to turn those artworks into actual ukiyo-e prints, which are now under the brand Ukiyoe Heroes. Now…

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Not Pac-Man Will Spin You Right Round, Like a Record Baby

Not Pac-Man Will Spin You Right Round, Like a Record Baby

So now that you’ve finally memorized all of the patterns to beat Pac-Man, what are you going to do with all of that spare time on your hands? Well, you could move on to Ms. Pac-Man,…

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Roland TB-303 Sushi: Bass Fishin’

Roland TB-303 Sushi: Bass Fishin’

The Roland TB-303 bass sequencer is one of electronic music’s founding fathers, which had its heyday in the early 1980s, and later became the backbeat to just about every piece of house and rave music ever…

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Best Arcade Cabinet Ever Has 55-inch Screen, Plays Over 50,000 Games

Best Arcade Cabinet Ever Has 55-inch Screen, Plays Over 50,000 Games

I’ve always wanted an arcade cabinet in my house so I could play all of the classic arcade games like they were meant to be played. But I keep putting off the purchase because I have…

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Giant NES System Living Room Furniture: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger TV

Giant NES System Living Room Furniture: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger TV

Guess it’s time to dump that lowly 60-inch flat screen and upgrade to a 100 or 150-inch screen, because you’ll want something more size appropriate if you’ve got an NES console this big sitting in your…

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HAL 9000 Life-Size Replica: Buy at Your Own Risk

HAL 9000 Life-Size Replica: Buy at Your Own Risk

Few villains enjoy a level of popularity as HAL 9000, which is why it’s not surprising that ThinkGeek’s newly released life-size replica of the computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey is already sold out despite its…

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Man Builds Life Size Train Replica in His Basement, Admits He’s off the Rails

Man Builds Life Size Train Replica in His Basement, Admits He’s off the Rails

We’ve seen plenty of geeky room makeovers in the past months. There was the TARDIS room, the Skyrim basement and the spaceship bedroom. Vaughan, Ontario resident Jason Shron is a train geek – in fact, he…

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Retro Space Arcade Cabinets: Beautifully Retro, Crazy Expensive

Retro Space Arcade Cabinets: Beautifully Retro, Crazy Expensive

I know it’s a total luxury item that I have no business spending my hard-earned money on, but I’ve always wanted an arcade cabinet that I could load up with MAME and all of my favorite…

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Cassette Tape Table Needs One Hell of a Boombox

Cassette Tape Table Needs One Hell of a Boombox

We’ve seen a table that looks like a couple of VHS tapes, then one that looks like a 3.5″ floppy disk. Here’s one for older audiophiles: a wooden table that looks like a cassette tape. While…

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Giant LEGO NES Controller Works with Normal Size NES Consoles

Giant LEGO NES Controller Works with Normal Size NES Consoles

How awesome is it that we live in a world with huge functional NES controllers? And those are just the ones we know about! Then there’s this one made by Baron Julius von Brunk, which is…

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Nintendo 64 Stuffed in Game Boy Player, Makes GameCube Backwards Compatible

Nintendo 64 Stuffed in Game Boy Player, Makes GameCube Backwards Compatible

Console modder Jon Jandran aka Hailrazer is back with another Nintendo related project. Instead of working on portable versions of old game consoles, Hailrazer decided to combine two consoles – the Nintendo 64 and its successor,…

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Atari 2600 VCS: Video Cake System

Atari 2600 VCS: Video Cake System

I have fond memories of the original Atari 2600. It was my first gaming platform. Not sure how many hours I sat playing games with it, but it led to a lifelong love of video games.…

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Mega Man and the Robot Masters Turned Into Clay Men

Mega Man and the Robot Masters Turned Into Clay Men

Rockman Corner reader Ricardo Becker made miniature figures of Mega Man and the various bosses from the first 10 Mega Man games. I’m sure part of him just wanted to squash and tear some of these…

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Original Xbox Launch Collection Hits eBay

Original Xbox Launch Collection Hits eBay

If you can believe it, it’s been over 11 years since the original Xbox game console launched. It’s difficult to imagine a time when Microsoft didn’t have one of the top gaming consoles on the market,…

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NES Controller Wireless Mouse: Great with Emulators

NES Controller Wireless Mouse: Great with Emulators

Back in 2008, Daniel Jansson designed a concept mouse based on the NES controller. Instructables member champx turned the concept into reality and made a wireless mouse that actually uses parts from an NES controller.…

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