1985: A time when we gamers grew sick and tired of the princess being in another castle. When jumping on something first became a method of destruction. When Luigi looked exactly the same as Mario, except for his white and green clothes.
I came across these magnificent falling Tetris block sculptures snooping around over on Flickr earlier today.
When I first stumbled onto these images over on Justin James’ Flickr gallery, all I could figure out was that they’re a) giant Tetris pieces and b) they were seen somewhere on the streets of Australia.
Below the thunders of the upper deep; far, far beneath in the abysmal sea, his ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep, The Cthulhu Penguin sleepeth:
There hath he lain for ages and lay battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep, until Ravelry member Carly Zimmerman created a pattern and shared it for all to knit and see; then once again by man and angels he shall be seen, in roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
There are days when you can’t help but think, y’know, maybe it’s time to take down the action figures and buy a tasteful cabinet to house all the gaming gear. Maybe get some window treatments and experience a coming of age in design.
Owen Good over at the big K has a great idea: if you’re looking for a gift for your gamer-friends but you find that actual video games are too pricey, get them these wonderful yet cheap shirts instead.
There is a glut of Sackboy stuff out in the wilds of the internet, celebrating everything LittleBigPlanet. You can get soft Sackboy dolls and spend your days watching videos of Sackboys (and girls) cavorting in custom levels, but if there’s one thing we’ve lacked, it’s Sackboy clothing.
Here’s another insanely amazing Perler-beaded creation from lostmitten: the question mark block piggy bank! Lostmitten really got the appearance of the block spot-on.
Put coins and even paper bills inside! Or mushrooms and flowers and stars and leaves.
Why choose the great outdoors over a carefully-rendered urban landscape? So long as you stay away from the people in that pesky uncanny valley, the variable world of video games may just be prettier (and easier to control) than the real world.
Looking for something to do with all those Starbucks coffee cups you collect every morning? Why not turn them into some great geek art like this guy did.
Photographer Dan Winters (from WIRED) saw all those cups, stirrers and other paper miscellany and was inspired to turn them into an awesome TIE Fighter model.
Retro gamer girls – here’s a fun accessory that lets you wear your 8-bit fanaticism on your sleeve (or at least on your wrist).
This handmade Tetris resin bracelet is embellished with a scene from the classic block-stacking puzzler.
While it won’t necessarily protect you the next time you head out to play paintball, this camouflage Super Mario Brothers hoodie will definitely help you stay hidden the next time you visit the Mushroom Kingdom.
Covered from head to waist with graphics inspired by the classic 8-bit platformer, the MarioFlage hoodie is perfect for the Mario fanatic in your life.
Just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean that you have to stop dressing like your favorite video game characters, does it?
Crafter BeBeBunBunBits (nope, I didn’t make that up) made these whimsical hats based on Sonic the Hedgehog and his video game pals, Tails and Amy Rose.
Arcade fans, here’s a great way to dress up your wardrobe and show your gamer spirit at the same time.
The perfect companion to their earlier gamer medals of honor, SuperMandolini is at it once more, this time with these shiny 1-inch round badges that look just like the buttons on an arcade cabinet.
I really think we need to start a new trend. Everyone needs to start wearing cufflinks again (did they ever?) At least that would give me a good excuse go around wearing these retro video game studs on my shirt sleeves.
Look at this beautiful Quin lamp from California artist Bathsheba Grossman. Notice anything special about it, D & D fans? It’s Bathsheba’s exploration on the dodecahedron. It’s so much more than a twelve-sided die though.
The intricate perforations and curvy undulations are not only are a shining example of the seamless blending of technology and art, but also serve to create quite a spectacular display of light.
Man, 3.5-inch disks. I still can’t believe that just a decade after the demise of the floppy, a pocket-sized iPod Nano can hold than 11,378 times more data than a single 3.5-inch disk. How far we’ve come.