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Category: Retro

Super Russian Roulette for the NES: Deer Hunt

Super Russian Roulette for the NES: Deer Hunt
Last year we checked out Andrew Reitano’s old school arcade game VEC9. It turns out that around that same time Andrew and his friend Mike Dooley were working on another arcade game as their submission to…

NES Emulator Renders Games in 3D: DDDiorama

NES Emulator Renders Games in 3D: DDDiorama
Classic video games are sometimes remade with more modern graphics, but that often requires redoing the assets. Programmer Trần Vũ Trúc is working on 3DNES, a NES emulator that dynamically generates 3D graphics from NES ROMs.…
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LEGO Mario POW Block Can Really Do Some Damage

LEGO Mario POW Block Can Really Do Some Damage
Super LEGO maker ZaziNombies’ latest creation is based on one of the Mario series’ oldest and most powerful items. His POW Block replica is made of 400 to 500 LEGO pieces, which means it can hurt…

Run Obscure Apple II Software from Your Browser: The 4am Collection

Run Obscure Apple II Software from Your Browser: The 4am Collection
The Apple II dominated the PC scene for over a decade, which meant a ton of applications were made for the series and its clones. For instance, its roster of top tier games could go toe-to-toe…

ColorWare Retro 5K iMac, Magic Mouse & Magic Keyboard: Apple ][expensive

ColorWare Retro 5K iMac, Magic Mouse & Magic Keyboard: Apple ][expensive
ColorWare’s patrons are clearly willing to pay a premium to own unique gadgets. Its Apple IIe-inspired Retro MacBook Air and iPhone 6s/6s Plus were such a hit that the company has given the same treatment to…

He-Finn the Human Action Figure: Masters of the Oooniverse

He-Finn the Human Action Figure: Masters of the Oooniverse
Citizens of Oooternia, Prince Finn is here to protect you from the Icer King, Marcel-Lyn and Skelemongrab, thanks to toy modder James Freckingham aka Robotic Industries. The bootleg action figure is based on a one-off toy …

Signature Plastics 1976 SA Keycap Set: Jive QWERTY

Signature Plastics 1976 SA Keycap Set: Jive QWERTY
In 1976, the Cray 1 supercomputer came out, the Concorde made its maiden flight, the VHS player was first released, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple, NASA unveiled its first space shuttle, and many other…

’90s PC Case Mod Hides Powerful Gaming Computer Inside: Beige Beast

’90s PC Case Mod Hides Powerful Gaming Computer Inside: Beige Beast
Most PC case mods are designed to make the computer more eye-catching, but Dr.Moddnstine’s custom built PC has young blood wrapped in old bones, specifically the case of a discarded 1995 IBM Aptiva. It looks ancient…

Ben Heck’s Giant Game Boy Runs On An Actual Game Boy: Nestendo

Ben Heck’s Giant Game Boy Runs On An Actual Game Boy: Nestendo
We’ve seen a couple of huge Game Boy replicas, but they were actually running off of a Raspberry Pi. With the help of Parker Dillman aka The Longhorn Engineer, The Ben Heck Show was able to…

The Legend of Zelda Title Screen Blanket: A Stitch Between Worlds

The Legend of Zelda Title Screen Blanket: A Stitch Between Worlds
Link, Princess Zelda and the rest of The Legend of Zelda series turned 30 yesterday, so I thought I’d look for a Zelda-related item as a birthday present. I didn’t have to look far, thanks to…

Automated Voice Recognition Typewriter: Secretary Cortana

Automated Voice Recognition Typewriter: Secretary Cortana
Operating systems have built-in voice dictation, but YouTuber Zip Zaps wanted an old school output device. So she made an awesome-looking set of fingers that manually operates a typewriter. Zip Zaps didn’t actually modify the typewriter…

Digital Weasley Clock: Muggle Magic

Digital Weasley Clock: Muggle Magic
Back in 2009, we checked out a real-world version of the Weasley’s locating clock. Redditor tbornottb3 recently made his take on the time– er spacepiece, but instead of mechanical hands he used an LED strip. The…

DIY 3D Printed AT-AT Cutaway: Walker with a Half Shell

DIY 3D Printed AT-AT Cutaway: Walker with a Half Shell
…empire power! A couple of months ago we checked out a 3D printed and motorized AT-AT model. Kirby Downey also designed a 3D printable AT-AT, but his model doesn’t have the exterior on one side to…

Duck Hunt Zapped to Virtual Reality: Where’s Your Screen Cheat Now?

Duck Hunt Zapped to Virtual Reality: Where’s Your Screen Cheat Now?
The damned Duck Hunt dog is hounding us into the 21st century, thanks to Computer Science student Joseph Delgado. Joseph spent an entire day making a virtual reality version of the classic NES shooter. Joseph made…

The Banana Stereo Record Player is Bananas

The Banana Stereo Record Player is Bananas
Only in the 1970s could you find such a fruity stereo. Wait. Bananas are a fruit right? Or are they an herb? I have no idea now. I just know that this stereo is bananas. This…

Custom NES Game Room: Nintendo Entertainment Sanctuary

Custom NES Game Room: Nintendo Entertainment Sanctuary
This awesome custom game room sums up my childhood pretty well. I played a ton of NES game, and in my mind, this was what the room looked like. Over a period of just two weeks,…
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