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Archive for February 2015

Borderlands 2 Mad Moxxi Bad Touch Full Scale Replica Has Lots of Moxie

Borderlands 2 Mad Moxxi Bad Touch Full Scale Replica Has Lots of Moxie
If you are a big fan of Borderlands 2, you will surely recognize this weapon. What you see here is a full-scale replica of Miss Moxxi’s Bad Touch SMG from the game, perfectly sized perfectly for some serious cosplay.

DIY PlayStation 4 Controller Battery Upgrade: Dual the Shock

DIY PlayStation 4 Controller Battery Upgrade: Dual the Shock
One of the PlayStation 4’s worst flaws is the short battery life of its controller. The DualShock 4’s always on LED exacerbates the issue, but the fact is it has a low-capacity battery. You can buy Nyko’s external battery to alleviate the issue, or you can go the DIY route and follow Redditor AtariXL’s guide.
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DARPA Robot Makes Balloon Animals, Pretends It’s Working with Human Bones

DARPA Robot Makes Balloon Animals, Pretends It’s Working with Human Bones
DARPA has funded the development of all kinds of crazy killer robots and some of them are pretty impressive, but as far as doing delicate tasks, we are still at the point where they work best if a human is controlling them.

Mark Hamill Threatens Alamo Draft House Moviegoers with Lightsabers

Mark Hamill Threatens Alamo Draft House Moviegoers with Lightsabers
We all know who Mark Hamill is; he’s Luke Skywalker. Hamill made it big with the biggest sci-fi franchise ever in the ’80s and will be back for the new films too. Hamill’s career didn’t exactly boom after his big Star Wars role, he played in some B-flicks and did some TV, but no other big roles came his way.

Matrix Threezero Armored Personnel Unit is Ready to Take on Tiny Squiddies

Matrix Threezero Armored Personnel Unit is Ready to Take on Tiny Squiddies
As much as I loved Niki Dregant’s LEGO version of the Armored Personnel Unit (APU) from The Matrix series, nothing beats a professional scale model. And that’s exactly what Threezero came up with. It’s 1:12 scale APU collectible stands 13.5″ tall, is fully posable and has light up guns.

Custom Final Fantasy VII Midgar PlayStation Case Mod: Shinradical!

Custom Final Fantasy VII Midgar PlayStation Case Mod: Shinradical!
Console modder MakoMod gave me a blast of nostalgia with this wonderful case mod. His PlayStation case mod features a scale model of Midgar, the technological pizza that Cloud, Barrett, Tifa and Aeris call home. MakoMod made the case mod over an 8-month period.

Augmented Reality Calendar: CalendARRRR

Augmented Reality Calendar: CalendARRRR
Last year, advertising agency We Are Royale made a 2015 calendar as a holiday gift for their friends and families. Then the agency decided to turn it into a special year-long present by making a companion mobile app that added augmented reality features to the calendar.

PicoPro Pocket Laser Projector Review

PicoPro Pocket Laser Projector Review
Celluon’s PicoPro is a tiny, battery-powered projector that fits in the palm of your hand. It can project clear images on any white surface without the need for external hardware other than a smartphone. It can use HDMI or wireless devices that support Miracast wireless video as its sources.

Outcast Odyssey x DeviantArt Semi-Finalists: Scale, Steel, Steam, Smoke and Sorcery

Outcast Odyssey x DeviantArt Semi-Finalists: Scale, Steel, Steam, Smoke and Sorcery
Bandai Namco and DeviantArt’s Outcast Odyssey card art contest appears to be a great succcess. It’s now down to 25 semi-finalists, three of which will win the grand prize. Needless to say all of the top 25 are great, but I thought I’d share my favorites among the lot.

Pokémon Amigurumi: Gotta Squeeze ‘Em All

Pokémon Amigurumi: Gotta Squeeze ‘Em All
Johnny Navarro sounds like an action hero’s name, but our man here is a crochet hero. The Etsy seller makes adorable amigurumi of Pokémon, Digimon and other geeky characters. Charmander uses tiny smile! It’s super effective!

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Action Figure: Beating Heart Sold Separately

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Action Figure: Beating Heart Sold Separately
Harrison Ford has been in plenty of movies over the years, and many of them were very good. For any child of the ’80s, only two of those franchises really matter – Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

Dungeon Master Uses a Projector for Digital Maps of Awesomeness

Dungeon Master Uses a Projector for Digital Maps of Awesomeness
I have mentioned before that growing up we played a bastardized version of Dungeons & Dragons because we didn’t like rules. We also never once used a game board. In fact, we didn’t even know there were game boards.

PlayStation Controller Table: Get Your Feet off My Start Button

PlayStation Controller Table: Get Your Feet off My Start Button
This giant PlayStation Controller Table will be the best piece of furniture in your home – assuming you have $3,000 to spare. It is made to look like the PlayStation 3 gaming controller.

Metroid Samus Helmet: Are You Looking at My Headgear, Kraid?

Metroid Samus Helmet: Are You Looking at My Headgear, Kraid?
If you want to become galactic bounty hunter, upgrade your noggin with this awesome Metroid Samus helmet. This replica looks authentic and was made by Etsy artist Raptorwithashotgun, who apparently put the shotgun down long enough to create this gaming work of art.

Flaming Pocket Knife of Coolness

Flaming Pocket Knife of Coolness
There are always times when you need a knife. You have to open a package, cut the top off a bag of beef jerky, or remove a child’s toy from a dastardly box. Without a knife, you are left poking holes in stuff with a pen hoping it will come out.

Pascali Raspberry Pi Portable Retro Console: Ghosts of Consoles Past

Pascali Raspberry Pi Portable Retro Console: Ghosts of Consoles Past
We’ve featured several DIY classic console emulators based on the Raspberry Pi. If you’d rather buy than build one, keep an eye on Rose Colored Gaming’s Facebook page. The console modding shop will soon release a Raspberry Pi handheld system, with a case based on the original Game Boy.
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