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Category: Just Plain Fun

Pinball Reincarnated in Digital Format

Pinball Reincarnated in Digital Format
At this week’s Pinball Expo in Chicago, a little company called Global VR showed off their UltraPin pinball machine which brings back the feel of old pinball machines, but updates the concept for the 21st century.

Minesweeper Made Out of Pixelblocks

Minesweeper Made Out of Pixelblocks
From the “someone has too much time on their hands” file… A true geek going by the screen name Cursors managed to take enough time out from his busy office life to build a giant reproduction of the Windows game, Minesweeper, entirely out of tiny plastic pixelblocks.
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Pac-Man: the Existential Pie Chart

Pac-Man: the Existential Pie Chart
I saw this image over at The Museum of Tolerance today, and laughed so much that I just had to post it: ‘Nuf said.

The 50 Worst Video Game Titles Ever…

The 50 Worst Video Game Titles Ever…
The folks over at Game Revolution have compiled this list of the worst names in the history of video games. With the inclusion of titles such as Sticky Balls, Wild Woody and Irritating Stick, I think there’s a theme emerging here.

Atari Joystick Necklace

Atari Joystick Necklace
After you’ve adorned yourself with some Pac-man and Ghost rings, why not round out the look with this classic Atari joystick necklace? The tiny joystick pendant measures just .5 ” x .75″ x .5″ and comes on a 12″ silver tone chain.

Sonic Grenade: the Best Way to Wake Your Roommate

Sonic Grenade: the Best Way to Wake Your Roommate
If you’re looking for the ultimate way to wake up your roomie, or just want to give someone a good old-fashioned heart attack, the Sonic Grenade might just fill the bill. To startle your unsuspecting victim, simple pull the pin and lob your grenade in their general direction.

The Only Reason to Play Sim Games

The Only Reason to Play Sim Games
Face it, the reason we play sim games is so we can act out our inner God complexes. Who here among us didn’t just build up our SimCities just so you could unleash Godzilla and a tornado on them?

Make Your Own Snowstorm

Make Your Own Snowstorm
Want to make sure your kids have a truly white Christmas this year? Well with a little elbow grease, some cold weather and some cold hard cash you can. The SG4 and SG5 snow makers from Snowathome.com turn water and pressurized air into actual snow.

Rejected Wii Game Concepts

Rejected Wii Game Concepts
With all the ridiculous looking gameplay videos we’ve seen coming out for the new Nintendo Wii, I thought you might find this amusing: I can’t decide whether I like the tea time or the tattoo artist game better.

Retro Handset Goes Bluetooth

Retro Handset Goes Bluetooth
While I’ve seen plenty of retro handsets for mobile phones, this is the first one that I’ve seen which features wireless Bluetooth connectivity. ThinkGeek’s exclusive new retro handset provides wireless connectivity to any Bluetooth enabled mobile phone.

Bad Case of Pac-Man Fever?This Might be the Cure.

Bad Case of Pac-Man Fever?This Might be the Cure.
Looking for the perfect gift for the video gamer who has everything? Check out these totally cool Ms. Pac-man and Ghost rings designed by Tiny Armour Jewelry. Also available in the collection are a variety of other pac-man inspired jewels including neckaces and earrings.

LEGO Salt and Pepper Shakers

LEGO Salt and Pepper Shakers
While these LEGO salt and pepper shakers don’t necessarily belong on my tech blog, I just thought they were too cool to not feature them. Just $4.99 (USD) buys you this pair of shakers that resemble the classic LEGO heads.

Love Your iPod? Now You Can Sleep With It.

Love Your iPod? Now You Can Sleep With It.
If you’re the type of person who can’t go anywhere without their iPod, you can even lie down with it in your bed and cradle it softly. The MP3 Pillow, is a small pillow ( 9″ x 15″ x 6″) that looks like a giant music player.

Light Strings Change Colors With LED Tech

Light Strings Change Colors With LED Tech
Looking for the geekiest way to show off your holiday spirit, or just looking for the next hackable gizmo? These new light strings, called Triklits let you accomplish either. The secret to these color changing lights is that each orb on the string contains a red-green-blue LED.

USB Device of the Week: Hamster Wheel

USB Device of the Week: Hamster Wheel
Every now and again, I like to mention the odd inventions that have been designed to be controlled (or powered) by your USB ports. Well this week, I bring you a new favorite: the USB hamster wheel.

He Made Me a Mix Tape

He Made Me a Mix Tape
Says-it.com, home to all sorts of fun online graphic embellishers, has released their latest treat, the Cassette Generator. Other fun graphical generators on the site let you make your own fake concert tickets, official seals, church signs and vinyl records.
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