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Tag: Retro

Fuzebox: Retro 8-Bit Gaming Goes Open Source

Fuzebox: Retro 8-Bit Gaming Goes Open Source
Always thought you could improve on the gameplay of Tetris? Fancy yourself the creator of the next Super Mario Brothers? Thanks to this open source gaming system – if you’ve got the programming chops, you’ve got…

Beautiful Bytes: Distellamap Presents Codes of Classic Video Games

Beautiful Bytes: Distellamap Presents Codes of Classic Video Games
There’s geek art, and then there’s geek art. Ben Fry’s creations are to programmers what blueprints are to architects. Here’s a sample of his work, which he calls “distellamaps”. It’s a map of the code for…
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From a Mousehole Far, Far Away: Star Wars Mice

From a Mousehole Far, Far Away: Star Wars Mice
The creations of Anna aka TheHouseofMouse are like felt minifigs. Except that they’re mice. She currently has 131 micefig designs, from King Tutankhamen Mouse to Hannibal Lecter Mouse. Yes, the one with the mask. She also…

Electro Art Works Makes Ray Guns a Reality

Electro Art Works Makes Ray Guns a Reality
When I was a kid, I really wanted to be Marvin the Martin. No, not because of his stylish scrub-brush headgear or his oversize clown shoes. Nope, it was the awesome destructive power of his ACME…

R2-D2’S Bleeps and Beeps Decoded. It’S Not for Kids. It’S Funny as Hell.

R2-D2’S Bleeps and Beeps Decoded. It’S Not for Kids. It’S Funny as Hell.
Star Wars geeks claim that R2-D2 was inspired by a character in a Kurosawa film plus the robots in Silent Running plus an overheard request from a sound editor. Riiiight. Here’s the real score: In 1975…

Revolver Tv Remote Changes Channels With a Bang

Revolver Tv Remote Changes Channels With a Bang
The concept behind the TV remote control gun is simple: Boring task + gun = fun! Pull the trigger and it’ll change the channel on your TV with a satisfying gunshot sound. Okay, so it’s fun…

Vhs Video Toaster [Epic Fail]

Vhs Video Toaster [Epic Fail]
Inspired by a scene from an old British TV sitcom, modder/appliance frankenstein lemonie decided to make a real vhs toaster. He succeeded and failed at the same time. Which is kind of a feat in itself.…

“a Simple Plan”: Space Invaders Shirt Foils Alien Plot

“a Simple Plan”: Space Invaders Shirt Foils Alien Plot
Remember the movie Signs? And how the aliens’ weakness turned out to be water? Tell me, if those beings were intelligent enough to build vessels that could cross such vast distances (and sustain the passengers as…

Atari Duct Tape Wallet: Because No One’S Going to Buy an Atari Leather Wallet

Atari Duct Tape Wallet: Because No One’S Going to Buy an Atari Leather Wallet
When was the last time you had money? 1983? Then this wallet is just the thing for you! Aside from placing a buck or two inside this wallet, you might also want to add your expired…

Who Minutes the Minutemen: Retro Minutemen Arcade Game

Who Minutes the Minutemen: Retro Minutemen Arcade Game
Award-winning digital entertainment outfit littleloud created a promotional flash game for the upcoming Watchmen movie. Yes Fanny McFanboy! It’s a game based on the graphic novel! What’s that? You can’t wait to play as Rorschach? Well…

Tote Your Rings in This Sonic Bag

Tote Your Rings in This Sonic Bag
It’s a well-known fact that fans of Sega mascot Sonic the Hedgehog often need to haul things: rings, outdated Sega consoles, lunch, petitions about voice actors… and luckily, all of those items will fit into this…

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…

Geek Shirts to Wear in Case You Really have to Go Outside

Geek Shirts to Wear in Case You Really have to Go Outside
I’ve been doing my usual window shopping and thought I’d share some of the funny geek shirts I saw at Snorg Tees. They’re all made of “100% Super Soft” cotton and are priced at $19 each.…

Hado Enjin Go!!!: LEGO Space Battleship Yamato

Hado Enjin Go!!!: LEGO Space Battleship Yamato
Space Battleship Yamato – known as Space Cruiser Yamato or Star Blazers in the US – is one of the most influential and groundbreaking Anime of all time, and the titular ship is as iconic as…

What if Software Still Shipped on 3.5-Inch Disks?

What if Software Still Shipped on 3.5-Inch Disks?
Remember the good old 3.5-inch floppy disk? Now remember how annoying it was when you had to install a program that spanned 4 or 5 disks? Well, imagine what life would be like if you had…

Sir, the Possibility of You Successfully Purchasing This C-3PO Mimobot is Approximately 1 to 1

Sir, the Possibility of You Successfully Purchasing This C-3PO Mimobot is Approximately 1 to 1
Are you an Ewok? Then I have good news and bad news for you. The good news is that you now have a statuette of your god, the “Golden One” itself, C-3PO. Plus it can store…
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