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Category: Retro

Go Back to the Arcade with the Pong-inspired OriginX Cabinet

Go Back to the Arcade with the Pong-inspired OriginX Cabinet
Back in the day, most of the games in arcades were stand-up cabinets, but a few were sit down table style games. I don’t remember ever seeing wall mounted arcade games back in the day, but…

Someone Put a Zoom Lens on a Game Boy Camera

Someone Put a Zoom Lens on a Game Boy Camera
It’s been 20 years since the strange little Game Boy Camera came on the scene, giving us terrible, low-res, black and white images. Still, kids liked it. It was a $50 digital camera, and it was…
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This Turntable Converts Records into Digital Music Files

This Turntable Converts Records into Digital Music Files
If you have a lot of vinyl records lying around that you wish you could listen to on your smartphone or speakers, now you can convert those oldies (but goodies) into digital music files. All you…

What Amazon Would Have Been Like in the ’80s

What Amazon Would Have Been Like in the ’80s
The 1980s. That decade gave us some of the coolest things ever like The Empire Strikes Back, The A-Team, Back to the Future, arcades everywhere, computers with graphics that we thought were so awesome, and Amazon.…

Myst 25th Anniversary Collection is Probably as Infuriating as it Used to Be

Myst 25th Anniversary Collection is Probably as Infuriating as it Used to Be
Way back in the day, I went straight from high school to college into a medical program that saw me going from a broke high-school student to 19-year-old with an actual career making good money. The…

Official SEGA Mega Drive (Genesis) Mini is Coming

Official SEGA Mega Drive (Genesis) Mini is Coming
Nintendo has had a lot of demand for their mini consoles, so now it is SEGA’s turn to take our money by hitting us right in the nostalgia. That said, the company has announced the Mega…

This Keyboard Combines Retro Design with Modern Improvements

This Keyboard Combines Retro Design with Modern Improvements
If you write a lot on your computer or laptop, there may come a time when you feel nostalgic for the days of typewriters. The retro design, the satisfying clicks they make...Now, you can get a keyboard that has that typewriter look and feel, but with upgrades that make it perfectly modern.

The Oregon Trail Gets a Dedicated Handheld Edition

The Oregon Trail Gets a Dedicated Handheld Edition
Hey, kids! Now you can die of dysentery any time and any place! Thanks to Basic Fun, we now have a handheld version of Brøderbund’s classic 1980s survival simulation game, The Oregon Trail. The handheld version…

Game Boy Alarm Clock: It’s Super Mario Time!

Game Boy Alarm Clock: It’s Super Mario Time!
This alarm clock looks exactly like the Game Boy you used to play on the go. It even has working buttons. The only difference is that instead of playing classic games, this version is all about…

Atari 2600 + Hoodie = Woodie

Atari 2600 + Hoodie = Woodie
Some of us are old enough to remember playing the Atari 2600 when it first arrived on the scene, but even younger gamers have to appreciate the console’s sweet 1970’s wood paneling design. Now you can…

Tiny LEGO Arcade Cabinets: Insert Brick to Play

Tiny LEGO Arcade Cabinets: Insert Brick to Play
If I had a Bitcoin for every quarter I dropped into an arcade machine back in the 1980s, I would have been on the top of Forbes’ list of wealthiest people. Alas, my coins are long…

SEGA Genesis Classics Brings 16-Bit Classics to Xbox One, PS4, and PC

SEGA Genesis Classics Brings 16-Bit Classics to Xbox One, PS4, and PC
Sega is known for re-releasing its classic games, and their latest announcement is sure to please longtime fans. SEGA Genesis Classics is a compilation that will offer a bunch of classic 16-bit games in one package.…

These Cool Displays Turn Your Wall into a Star Wars Museum

These Cool Displays Turn Your Wall into a Star Wars Museum
It’s not easy to display your cool Star Wars stuff. Your figures don’t really look good in those protective plastic bubbles and display cards just sitting there on a shelf. Even if you buy two of…

This Retro Bluetooth Speaker Looks Straight out of the 1950s

This Retro Bluetooth Speaker Looks Straight out of the 1950s
Modern technology can be a double-edged sword sometimes. On one hand, technology can make life easier – for example, we can now listen to music with impressive clarity and a thumping bass, instead of having to…

The Last Jedi Lightsaber Battle in 16-Bit

The Last Jedi Lightsaber Battle in 16-Bit
Star Wars: The Last Jedi really polarized fans. Whether you loved or hated it, most people would probably agree that there were a few great scenes, like the lightsaber battle in Snoke’s throne room for instance.…

Mattel Pocket Football and Basketball Shrink Down to Keychain Size

Mattel Pocket Football and Basketball Shrink Down to Keychain Size
When I was a kid, I used to play the heck out of that Mattel Pocket Football game. I always sucked at kicking, but I was quite adept at running down the field fast as hell.…
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