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Nintendo Game & Watch Minis: Relive Your Youth, Only Smaller

Nintendo Game & Watch Minis: Relive Your Youth, Only Smaller

Remember those old Nintendo Game & Watch LCD games from back in the 1980s? Well if you’re a fan of these classic precursors to modern handheld games, you’ll be happy to hear they’re back! Only this…

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Atari Shot Glasses Perfect for a Game of Quarters

Atari Shot Glasses Perfect for a Game of Quarters

These Atari-themed shot glasses manage to combine two of my favorite pastimes addictions – one from my childhood (playing Battle Zone), and one from my adulthood (sipping shots of Pappy Van Winkel’s.) The set of 6…

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Apple Tablet Designs Surface (From 1983)

Apple Tablet Designs Surface (From 1983)

Back in the ’80s, Apple was already thinking about a tablet-like computer. These are the early prototypes that were created all the way back in 1983. This tablet was named Bashful, which seems kind of strange.…

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Merry 8-Bit Christmas

Merry 8-Bit Christmas

Retro gamers, If you’re looking for some nice background music for your holiday parties, you might want to check this out. Chiptune musician Rush Coil has put together this full-length digital album of classic Christmas tunes,…

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Recording Artist Makes NES Cartridge Music

Recording Artist Makes NES Cartridge Music

Do you still have your old NES console? Do you love electronic music? Then I know what you’re getting for Christmas. This new cartridge for the old Nintendo Entertainment System features a bunch of new “chiptunes”…

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Multipin Digital Pinball Machine Offers 17 Tables in One

Multipin Digital Pinball Machine Offers 17 Tables in One

Let me start out by saying I’ve always been a closet pinball fanatic. I can’t tell you how many hours of my youth I spent dropping quarters, flipping flippers, and nudging bumpers in that quest for…

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Old Sega Sc-3000h Gets Reborn as Windows Pc [Casemod]

Old Sega Sc-3000h Gets Reborn as Windows Pc [Casemod]

We’ve seen a variety of old 1980s computers get transformed into new things thanks to the wonders of casemodding. But amongst the Sinclairs, Ataris, Commodores and the like, this is the first time I’ve come across…

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Sega Taikan Mini Arcade Cabinets: Video Games for Mice

Sega Taikan Mini Arcade Cabinets: Video Games for Mice

Now that you’ve got your Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and Tetris retro mini arcade cabinets, it’s time to add to your tiny arcade collection with a few slightly newer games. These 4-inch long mini arcade games are…

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Rainbow Brite and Carebear in Mortal Kombat

Rainbow Brite and Carebear in Mortal Kombat

These paintings by pixel artist Jude Buffum show what happens when cute 80s kids toys take each other on in a battle to the death, Mortal Kombat style. Looks like CareBear has ripped out Teddy Ruxpin’s…

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Rare Red Original Mac Computer Up for Bid on Ebay

Rare Red Original Mac Computer Up for Bid on Ebay

This just in… It turns out the very first MAC computer was not released in 1984 by Apple. In fact, you can get your hands on a very rare candy apple red MAC made all the…

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Freetron Funplay: Play 20 Classic Sega Genesis Games on Your Tv or in the Car

Freetron Funplay: Play 20 Classic Sega Genesis Games on Your Tv or in the Car

This portable gaming system looks a whole lot like Sonic The Hedgehog. So it’s a good thing that it actually plays a variety of classic SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive games. Freetron’s FunPlay 20-in-1 not only can be…

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Atari Terminator Grenade Joystick: Controllers That Time Forgot

Atari Terminator Grenade Joystick: Controllers That Time Forgot

I have a very vague memory of playing with one of these Terminator joysticks on my old Atari computer system back in the 80s. I can’t believe somebody managed to dig one of these oddities up.…

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Pac-Man Land Theme Park: Blast From the Past

Pac-Man Land Theme Park: Blast From the Past

I found this great time capsule image over on Flickr earlier today… I’m not sure where Flickr contributor Rotin managed to dig up this postcard image, but I can’t believe there was actually a Pac-Man Land…

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Nintendo Mini Classics Bring Back Memories of Game & Watch

Nintendo Mini Classics Bring Back Memories of Game & Watch

If you grew up in the 1980s, you probably remember Nintendo’s Game & Watch LCD games. These primitive portable games were the great-grandparents of the Game Boy, GBA, and DS, and now they’re back for you…

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Futurama Fans Get Invaders! Possibly From Space!

Futurama Fans Get Invaders! Possibly From Space!

Remember the classic episode of Futurama where Fry has to save the planet from “Invaders! Possibly from Space?” Pretty soon, you’ll be able to take down those aliens while listening to your own all-Rush mix tape…

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Pac-Man and Galaga Ornaments Perfect for Any Holiday

Pac-Man and Galaga Ornaments Perfect for Any Holiday

Sure, Christmas is almost seven months away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start getting in the spirit really, really early. Especially if you really, really love your retro video games. I first eyed Hallmark’s keepsake…

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