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Tag: Famicom

Famicom Pin Badge Collection: Gotta Cart ‘Em All

Famicom Pin Badge Collection: Gotta Cart ‘Em All

While looking at the Star Soldius t-shirt, I stumbled upon another homage to classic video games, and from a Japanese artist as well. It’s a collection of Famicom cartridge pin badges. Ketchuparts’ collection will consist of…

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Analogue Nt Plays NES & Famicom Games: 2000-in-1

Analogue Nt Plays NES & Famicom Games: 2000-in-1

Boutique video game shop Analogue Interactive announced that it’s going to release Analogue Nt, a retro console that can play both NES and Famicom cartridges. That’s double the library. Double the dribble. Double the dragon. And…

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8Bit Harmonica: The Tunes They Are a-Changin’

8Bit Harmonica: The Tunes They Are a-Changin’

A few years ago we featured a harmonica crammed into a NES cartridge. YouTuber basami sentaku’s harmonica not only has a Famicom cartridge case, it produces 8-bit sound with the help of a sound chip from…

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Famicom-Controlled Robot: Nintendo Needs to Make These, Now.

Famicom-Controlled Robot: Nintendo Needs to Make These, Now.

Back in the 1980s we had a little game system here in the States called the NES. In Japan, that system was called the Famicom. It looked mighty different, but played most of the same games.…

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Nintendo’s First 3D Video Game System: No, It’s Not the Virtual Boy

Nintendo’s First 3D Video Game System: No, It’s Not the Virtual Boy

Nintendo’s 3DS has attracted a lot of attention mostly because of its glasses-free 3D screen, which will no doubt be a joy to use for some people but will be disappointing or worse, harmful to others.…

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Protect Your iPhone By Wrapping it in a Video Game Console

Protect Your iPhone By Wrapping it in a Video Game Console

We’ve featured some cool handmade cases by rabbitrampage before, but these are definitely my favorites so far. Each handmade felt case is a tiny little replica of a famous gaming console, precisely stitched, and filled with…

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Famicom Scion xB: 8-bit Heir

Famicom Scion xB: 8-bit Heir

The boxy, toy-like car you see below is the work of Giant Robot magazine publisher Eric Nakamura and Len Higa of Onimotorworks. Nakamura was asked by Toyota to come up with a design for a custom…

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Turn Your iPhone 4 Into a Famicom Controller

Turn Your iPhone 4 Into a Famicom Controller

Well, not really. But you can make your iPhone 4 look a whole lot like the classic Nintendo Famicom controller thanks to this case.…

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Weird Famicom Controllers: Too Specialized for Their Own Good

Weird Famicom Controllers: Too Specialized for Their Own Good

You think the PlayStation Move controller looks weird? Well what do you make of this? A Japanese website has a collection of crazy-ass Famicom controllers, from arcade-style fight sticks to… I don’t even know what some…

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Guy Turns Famicom Controller Into a Wii-Mote

Guy Turns Famicom Controller Into a Wii-Mote

It’s anyone’s guess why you’d want to rip apart your shiny new Wii-mote controller and make it looks like something out of the 1980s, but this is the DIY-geek generation, and where there’s a will, there’s…

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Weirdest Video Game Genre Ever: NES Pirate Originals on Ebay

Weirdest Video Game Genre Ever: NES Pirate Originals on Ebay

Die-hard Final Fantasy VII fans may be clamoring for a current gen version of the classic RPG, but apparently in China, people are buying the remaining units of NESes in the world, and so de-makes are…

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Video Game Business Card Cases for Geeky Executives

Video Game Business Card Cases for Geeky Executives

These quirky business card holders come to us courtesy of Japan’s Banpresto. Each one features imagery from popular retro arcade or home video game systems. While the Famicom (NES) controller and Pac-Man business card cases have…

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Sp2 Handheld Emulator: Looks Like a Game Boy Advance, but Plays NES, SNES, Gbc, Gba and Neo-Geo Games, Videos and Music

Sp2 Handheld Emulator: Looks Like a Game Boy Advance, but Plays NES, SNES, Gbc, Gba and Neo-Geo Games, Videos and Music

This odd little handheld gaming system may look a heckuva lot like a Nintendo Game Boy Advance, but it’s actually one of those multi-system emulators that can play games from a variety of retro consoles. The…

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Synthglove: Nintendo Power Glove as Midi Controller

Synthglove: Nintendo Power Glove as Midi Controller

Got a spare Nintendo Power Glove sitting around? Why not do something cool with it like turning it into a modern musical instrument? That’s what synth hacker Denkitribe did when he rewired an old Famicom/NES Power…

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NES Controller Business Card Case Lets Your Business Partners Guess How Old You Are

NES Controller Business Card Case Lets Your Business Partners Guess How Old You Are

It’s possible that I may have fiddled with an Atari 2600 but was probably too young to remember. But I remember the NES – I grew up calling it  the Family Computer – and it’s games,…

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Pxp-900 Retro 8/16/32-Bit Handheld Video Game System Looks an Awful Lot Like a Psp

Pxp-900 Retro 8/16/32-Bit Handheld Video Game System Looks an Awful Lot Like a Psp

Does this handheld gaming system look familiar at all? When I first saw it, I had to do a double-take too. While the PXP-900 steals more thant a few of it’s design cues from the Sony…

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