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Category: Retro

Teddy Ruxpin Gets Torn Down

Teddy Ruxpin Gets Torn Down
Dan and Lincoln Markham from the What’s Inside? channel like to cut things apart to see what their guts look like. This time, they decided to disassemble an original 1985 Teddy Ruxpin talking bear using knives…

Nintendo Releasing a Famicom Mini Console… In Japan Only

Nintendo Releasing a Famicom Mini Console… In Japan Only
While the rest of the world will get the NES Mini this November, Nintendo has something special in store for retro gamers in Japan as well, a miniature version of the classic Famicom console. The Famicom…
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Namco Arcade Machine Collection Gives Action Figures Something to Play

Namco Arcade Machine Collection Gives Action Figures Something to Play
The NAMCO Arcade Machine Collection are miniature replicas of some of your favorite arcade games from way back when. While they’re no playable, you could still use them to create your own mini arcade hall right…

Pi Cart Crams a Retro Gaming Emulator Inside the Carcass of a NES Cartridge

Pi Cart Crams a Retro Gaming Emulator Inside the Carcass of a NES Cartridge
I have very vivid memories of schlepping around the local Target store back in the ’80s and coming across the Nintendo Entertainment System display with the robot that moved the spinning thingies around to open doors…

Deal: NES Bluetooth Controller & Retro Receiver Bundle

Deal: NES Bluetooth Controller & Retro Receiver Bundle
Love the style of the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System? Then grab one of these controllers from 8Bitdo, which not only pay loving tribute to the classic gamepad, but work wirelessly with modern computers and mobile devices.…

Make a Tiny Arcade Cabinet from Popsicle Sticks

Make a Tiny Arcade Cabinet from Popsicle Sticks
If you’ve been meaning to make an arcade cabinet for your phone, here’s a fun way to do it. This video will show you how. Your first step is to eat a whole bunch of popsicles,…

Creepy Robot That Helped NASA Test Space Suits Is for Sale

Creepy Robot That Helped NASA Test Space Suits Is for Sale
Of course NASA used a creepy robot to test space suits meant for real-life astronauts. Because they can. That’s always the reason for creepy robots. The Power-Driven Articulated Dummy as it was apparently called, was designed…

8bitdo Wooden Desktop Arcade is Retro Sexy

8bitdo Wooden Desktop Arcade is Retro Sexy
8bitdo has been making some cool gamer focused products for a long time now. For this year’s Gamescom, the company showed off its latest product, and it is a very cool retro gaming system indeed. The…

Space Invader Rings: Pew Pew Jewelry

Space Invader Rings: Pew Pew Jewelry
Looking for a fun piece of jewelry that captures your geeky spirit? Well, if you love retro arcade games, you should check out this cool Space Invaders-inspired ring from ZaniZ. Each ring is 3D printed to…

The Oregon Trail Card Game: You Have Rolled the Die of Dysentery

The Oregon Trail Card Game: You Have Rolled the Die of Dysentery
I spent so many hours playing The Oregon Trail back in the day. Regardless, I always, always died of dysentery. In fact, I don’t think anyone in the history of 6th grade beat that game. If…

New Nintendo Book Looks Like a Giant NES Game Cartridge

New Nintendo Book Looks Like a Giant NES Game Cartridge
Playing With Power: Nintendo NES Classics is a new book from strategy-guide publisher Prima Games. It is coming this November, which is great because we are all getting ourselves a copy for Christmas. This hardcover book…

The NES Mini Gets a Retro Commercial

The NES Mini Gets a Retro Commercial
Last week Nintendo announced an awesome “new” piece of hardware: the NES Classic Edition (aka the NES Mini), a tiny version of the classic console with 30 games built right in. Sweet! It’s all about nostalgia,…

Nintendo Is Launching a Miniature NES This Holiday Season

Nintendo Is Launching a Miniature NES This Holiday Season
For years now we have been forced to buy knock-off NES replicas since Nintendo has never re-released the console. Well, those knockoffs are about to get dusty on store shelves, because Nintendo has announced that they’re…

Microorganisms Play in a Pac-Man Maze: Protozoan-Man

Microorganisms Play in a Pac-Man Maze: Protozoan-Man
Scientists at the University of Southeast Norway apparently have nothing better to do, so they released microorganisms into a Pac-Man-style maze made out of fluid to observe how the single-celled euglena (Pac-Men) avoid their predators, the…

LEGO Arcade Robot Breakdance Battle! ‘Nuff Said!

LEGO Arcade Robot Breakdance Battle! ‘Nuff Said!
What if I told you that someone has combined four of the best things ever into one cool video? Those things are LEGO, arcades and robots in a breakdance battle. Yeah, now we have your attention.…

Quake Dimensions of the Past Celebrates 20 Years… and It’s Free!

Quake Dimensions of the Past Celebrates 20 Years… and It’s Free!
Way back in 1996 Quake was released, so this year the game is celebrating its 20th birthday. If you own the Steam version of the original Quake game, a free new episode is available to download.…
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