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Archive for August 2010

Missing Lightsaber Scene From Return of the Jedi

Missing Lightsaber Scene From Return of the Jedi
This is what you’ve been waiting for, ever since 1983. It’s the missing lightsaber scene from the beginning of Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi, and you know that you’ve been dying to see this.

Facebook in the Mass Effect Universe: as Annoying as the One in Ours

Facebook in the Mass Effect Universe: as Annoying as the One in Ours
…but it’s a hell of a lot funnier too: Poor Zaeed. Check out the whole pic at Unreality.

The Tablecloth Hour: Weird Japanese Game Du Jour

The Tablecloth Hour: Weird Japanese Game Du Jour
Taito, the creators of the original Space Invaders have been testing a new arcade game that involves yanking a tablecloth off a virtual table without knocking over all the stuff on the table. Weird, huh? Would you expect anything less in a Japanese arcade?

Dreamcast Portable 3: the New Handheld Champion

Dreamcast Portable 3: the New Handheld Champion
We’ve featured a variety of SEGA Dreamcast portable mods over the years, and up until now, I thought this one from China was the best. But you’ve got to hand it to modder Techknott. His portable is super slick, and I think it’s my new favorite Dreamcast portable.

The Mega Man Megaposter

The Mega Man Megaposter
If you’re a Mega Man fan, I suggest that you scroll down ever so slowly, so as not to shock your brain from the sight of too much awesome. The poster was made by Pixxiv member Kinniku.

Avengers Pre-Make Assembled From Other Geeky Movies

Avengers Pre-Make Assembled From Other Geeky Movies
It’s Earth’s Mightiest Heroes wearing the Earth’s Lamest Costumes, in black and white! Ivan Guerrero, who’s made what he calls “pre-makes” of Star Wars and Ghostbusters, recently employed his fantastic film faking fkills skills to make an Avengers movie pre-make.

Life-Sized Tie Interceptor: the Most Awesome Thing of the Week

Life-Sized Tie Interceptor: the Most Awesome Thing of the Week
Photographed during this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, this life-size TIE Interceptor is simply incredible. I’ve seen a million scale models of Star Wars ships before, but this one blows them all to smithereens.

Abxy Controller Coasters: for Coffee Table Combo Moves

Abxy Controller Coasters: for Coffee Table Combo Moves
These drink coasters are the ultimate accessory for video gamers – especially if you have an Xbox 360. Created by CbSew, each set of four coasters comes with a yellow “Y”, blue “X”, red “B” and green “A” button to keep your coffee table from getting ruined by all those cans of Mountain Dew, Red Bull and Bawls. 

Own Your Own Video Game Store

Own Your Own Video Game Store
Got $30,000 lying around? Then head on over to this auction over on eBay, and you too can be the proud owner of an entire video game store. Ok, not the entire store, but everything inside the store, including a veritable crap-ton of video games, accessories and display units, including “allot (sic) of vintage items that are hard to find.”

Supercoder 2000 Keyboard: Binary Solo….

Supercoder 2000 Keyboard: Binary Solo….
Here’s a keyboard designed for the ultimate computer geek. It’s got three, count ’em, three, keys – a zero, a one, and a done button. If you don’t understand it, you probably shouldn’t be reading Technabob.

Bring Me the Head of Chewbacca on a Platter

Bring Me the Head of Chewbacca on a Platter
Ask and ye shall receive. At least that’s what young Navin got for his birthday present last year – a cake that looks like Chewbacca’s decapitated noggin on a platter. I didn’t know Wookiee hair and teeth were digestible.

X-Wing Fighter Mailbox Truly Delivers

X-Wing Fighter Mailbox Truly Delivers
I have seen quite a few unusual mailboxes over the years, but this is definitely one of the nicest ones that I’ve seen. It was made handmade by Craig Smith for his front porch This X-Wing Mailbox has survived 5 years without being vandalized or stolen, which is quite impressive.

Super Mario: Mushroom Killing Takes Its Toll

Super Mario: Mushroom Killing Takes Its Toll
Did you ever stop to think about what Super Mario’s life was really like? He goes around stomping on anthropomorphic mushrooms and turtles all day, but is that the whole story? Looks like this webcomic from Maneggs has got the answer and it ain’t pretty.

Epic Call of Duty Black Ops Prestige Edition Includes Working Surveillance Car

Epic Call of Duty Black Ops Prestige Edition Includes Working Surveillance Car
I have to be honest with you; I usually look at the people who buy the expensive collector’s edition video games with some amusement. I mean these people pay a lot more for the collector’s edition game to get goofy things like a tin box for the game or DLC clothes and such.

In Japan, the Wheelchairs Follow You

In Japan, the Wheelchairs Follow You
Ordinary wheelchairs require considerable effort from the person on them in order to move, unless of course someone pushes the wheelchair. However, in Japan (and probably other countries as well), some care facilities don’t have enough staff to accommodate the wheelchair-bound.

The Cover Came First: Games Based on Famicase Art

The Cover Came First: Games Based on Famicase Art
While a lot of games probably started out with just a sketch of a landscape or of the main character, I doubt there’s many games out there where its cover art inspired the actual game. But that’s exactly what the members of TIGSource did, turning Famicase art into actual games.

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