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Tag: 1980s

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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Pac-Man Ghost Coasters: Blinky, Meet Drinky.

Pac-Man Ghost Coasters: Blinky, Meet Drinky.
These Pac-Man ghost coasters bring back 80s arcade memories every time you raise a glass. ArcadeArt handcrafts these whimsical ghost coasters (aka ‘Ghosters’) that display Blinky the red ghost on one side, and then flip to…
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Nintendo Game & Watch (& Television) Casemod

Nintendo Game & Watch (& Television) Casemod
Remember the old Nintendo Game & Watch LCD games from back in the 1980s? These early handheld video games have always had a bit of a cult following, despite their primitive, repetitive graphics, and drab monochromatic…
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Dingoo A320 Handheld Gaming System Plays NES, SNES, Genesis, Gba, Neo-Geo and Capcom Arcade Games

Dingoo A320 Handheld Gaming System Plays NES, SNES, Genesis, Gba, Neo-Geo and Capcom Arcade Games
I’ve seen plenty of portable retro video game systems in my travels, but never one that attempts to cover as many bases as this one. This Chinese import plays 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit titles from 7…
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Sinclair Zx Spectrum 8-Bit Micro Computer Gets Modern Makeover as Linux Pc

Sinclair Zx Spectrum 8-Bit Micro Computer Gets Modern Makeover as Linux Pc
A few months back, I reported on a guy who turned his old Sinclair ZX81 computer into a PC. When I wrote that post I was convinced that there would be no way that anyone could…
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The 8-Bit Computer is Back, Ready to Hack, and Plays NES Games to Boot

The 8-Bit Computer is Back, Ready to Hack, and Plays NES Games to Boot
When you think of 8-bit computers, classics like the Atari 400/800, the Commodore 64 and the Apple II probably come to mind. But there’s a new kid on the block that hopes to bring 8-bit computing…
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Apple ][ Disk Drive Modded Into a Mac Mini (or Vice Versa)

Apple ][ Disk Drive Modded Into a Mac Mini (or Vice Versa)
This could be my favorite Mac Mini mod yet. Take one part retro Apple Disk ][ drive and one part Mac Mini, and what do you get? A little bit of casemodding genius. Modder Charles Mangin…
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Donkey Kong Junior Shower is Truly Bananas

Donkey Kong Junior Shower is Truly Bananas
You really don’t hear much about Donkey Kong Junior these days. If you ever wonder what happened to the little pixelated monkey in diapers, look no further. He’s got a new job keeping watch over naked…
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ROM Check Fail!… Retro Arcade Games Go Berzerk

ROM Check Fail!… Retro Arcade Games Go Berzerk
Have you ever loaded up a retro arcade game with MAME, only to be greeted with an error message about those bad ROMs you downloaded 2 years ago? Well one enterprising developer decided to take that…
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Relive the Big and Chunky Days of Gadgets With Fauxsure Shirts

Relive the Big and Chunky Days of Gadgets With Fauxsure Shirts
Remember when controllers had corners and not curves? When speakers were bigger than a house? When storage was limited but personal? and rectangular? Remember when synths… Nevermind. Synthesizers still look the same. Oh wait. Remember when…
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Pac-Man Ghost Lamps: Blinky, Blinky, Blinky and Blinky

Pac-Man Ghost Lamps: Blinky, Blinky, Blinky and Blinky
Designer Anderson Horta’s retro 80’s Ghost lamps will only turn blue if you happen to be downing some serious hallucinogenic power pills – otherwise, they are as you see them. Pac-Man not included.…
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Pac-Man Gets the Mosaic Treatment

Pac-Man Gets the Mosaic Treatment
Here’s a piece of art any retro game fanatic would be proud to hang on their wall. It’s a handmade Pac-Man mixed media piece, using teeny ceramic tiles in place of pixels. Perhaps inspired by the…
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Foldskool Heroes: They’Re Boxy but They’Re Good

Foldskool Heroes: They’Re Boxy but They’Re Good
Got mad paper, scissor and tape skills? How about a fondness for old school video games and computers? Then have I got a fun afternoon project for you. Graphic designer Marshall Alexander’s cutout characters includes a…
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Ms. Pac-Man Gets Portable

Ms. Pac-Man Gets Portable
Not to be outdone by her dot-gobbling boyfriend, Ms. Pac-Man has made her way into a custom-built handheld. Influenced heavily by Sam Thornley’s Pac-Man Mini, modder ela built this portable Ms. Pac-Man Mini video game system…
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