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Category: Retro

Steampunk Nintendo Controller Coffee Table: NESSSS

Steampunk Nintendo Controller Coffee Table: NESSSS
Here’s a coffee table that would go well with the steampunk NES. It was made by Charles Lushear of Bohemian Workbench using found items. I wouldn’t disagree if you think it’s more junkyard than steampunk, but…
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Original Star Trek Galileo Shuttlecraft Being Fully Restored

Original Star Trek Galileo Shuttlecraft Being Fully Restored
It has been over 45 years since the original Star Trek graced TV screens, but somehow this 1:1 scale Galileo shuttlecraft prop from the original Star Trek has survived, though it shows it’s age.…
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Flying R/C Enterprise NCC 1701-D: Captain, The Rechargeables Can’t Hold Her Much Longer!

Flying R/C Enterprise NCC 1701-D: Captain, The Rechargeables Can’t Hold Her Much Longer!
Watching this video of this guy making his own model of the Starship Enterprise D – then making it fly – is truly inspirational. It is a fully functional R/C model. It’s even illuminated by super…
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Crosley Spinnerette USB Converter Turntable: Hands-on Review

Crosley Spinnerette USB Converter Turntable: Hands-on Review
I’m probably dating myself, but I still have a massive collection of old vinyl records gathering dust in bins in my closet. I actually no longer have a turntable, so other than the few records I…
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Mega Man Unlimited Fan Game: Hold on to Your Heart Tank

Mega Man Unlimited Fan Game: Hold on to Your Heart Tank
It’s been quite a while since Capcom released an official Mega Man game; even its 25th anniversary gift to fans Street Fighter x Mega Man was mostly made by a fan. So forget about doing something…
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Q*Bert Playable Diorama: What the !@$%!^?

Q*Bert Playable Diorama: What the !@$%!^?
As iconic as Q*Bert was back in the 1980s, it was also one of the most difficult and frustrating arcade games I ever played. I never was able to master it, though I’ve done a little…
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Belt Buckle Retro Gaming System Will Make Geeks Kneel Before You

Belt Buckle Retro Gaming System Will Make Geeks Kneel Before You
Instructables member cunning_fellow made brass belt buckle with a crude handheld gaming device built-in. He calls it the Asteroid Belt, probably because the first game he’s making for it is an Asteroids ripoff.…
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Halo Game for the Atari 2600 Released in Cartridge Form: Combat Devolved

Halo Game for the Atari 2600 Released in Cartridge Form: Combat Devolved
Back in 2010, Ed Fries – former Vice-President of Game Publishing in Microsoft and one of the co-creators of the Xbox – created a “demake” of Halo for the Atari 2600 called Halo 2600 (Fries also…
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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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