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Star Wars-Inspired USB Arcade Controller Hits Kickstarter

Star Wars-Inspired USB Arcade Controller Hits Kickstarter
I always loved playing Atari’s vector-based arcade games back in the 1980s. Games like Tempest, BattleZone, and Quantum were some of my favorites. And then there was Star Wars. I loved shooting down TIE fighters, zapping radar towers, and zooming into the belly of the Death Star to take aim at its exhaust port in hopes of blowing the thing to smithereens.

Atari to Open Video Game Themed Hotels

Atari to Open Video Game Themed Hotels
If you grew up in the 1970s or 1980s, Atari was located somewhere near the center of your universe. The brand kicked off the home video game revolution with the Atari 2600, and also created some of the best and most memorable arcade games.
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Xtension Gameplay Arcade Cabinets Are Perfect for Raspberry Pi Systems

Xtension Gameplay Arcade Cabinets Are Perfect for Raspberry Pi Systems
I love playing classic arcade games. In fact, I love them so much, I spent several thousand dollars having a custom-built arcade cabinet put together. But you don’t have to spend nearly that much to have a professional looking cabinet these days, thanks to folks like Rec Room Masters and systems like their Xtension Gameplay cabinets. The cabinets come in kit form, and make it easy for you to put together a great looking, full-size arcade system that won’t break the bank.

Modder Made Working GameCube Joy-Cons for His Nintendo Switch

Modder Made Working GameCube Joy-Cons for His Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch is a fantastic little gaming system, with a great library of exclusive games, and the ability to switch between a portable and home console in one. The standard Joy-Con gaming controllers that come with it are pretty good already – if a little small for those of us with bigger hands.

Tiny Arcade Q*Bert and Pole Position Games Don’t Need Tiny Quarters

Tiny Arcade Q*Bert and Pole Position Games Don’t Need Tiny Quarters
I love classic arcade games from the 1980s. Not only did they define my youth, there’s just something special about how much enjoyment you were able to eke out of games with such simple gameplay mechanics.

3dSen Emulator Adds 3D Depth to Classic NES Games

3dSen Emulator Adds 3D Depth to Classic NES Games
Due to graphical limitations, video games from the Nintendo 8-bit era pretty much played out on a 2-dimensional plane. But now, you can play some of these classics in 3D, thanks to an application called 3dSen.

Guy Makes Life-size Mike Tyson from “Punch-Out!!”

Guy Makes Life-size Mike Tyson from “Punch-Out!!”
Back in the day, there was a Nintendo arcade and NES game called Punch-Out!! As far as I know, it was the first boxing game ever. The original arcade game featured fictitious fighters like Glass Joe, Piston Hurricane, Bald Bull, and Mr.

This 65-Inch TV Is a Giant Nintendo Switch

This 65-Inch TV Is a Giant Nintendo Switch
Look at this crazy thing. Some super Nintendo fan has gone and turned this 65 inch TV into a giant Nintendo Switch. He goes by the name Suprman9. This Nintendo fanatic has created what he calls “Nerdvana”.

This Book Celebrates Classic Arcade Fonts

This Book Celebrates Classic Arcade Fonts
Do you love retro arcade games? I certainly do. While the pixel art character sprites get a whole lot of love, the fonts used to display your score and life status deserve much more appreciation. Typeface designer Toshi Omagari’s book catalogs dozens of the chunky pixelated fonts used in arcade games from the 1970s through the 1990s.

Keep Your Digits Dry with Some Thumb Sweatbands

Keep Your Digits Dry with Some Thumb Sweatbands
Whether you use your them for sending endless text messages to your friends, or playing a round of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe on your Nintendo Switch, your thumbs are getting a workout. After all, opposable thumbs are one of the more useful bits of human anatomy.

Nissan Designs the Ultimate Gaming Chairs, Inspired by Car Seats

Nissan Designs the Ultimate Gaming Chairs, Inspired by Car Seats
If you love to play video games at your desk for hours on end, then you need a good chair with lots of support. Since Nissan knows a thing or two about engineering seats for long road trips behind the wheel, they decided to give it a shot, and came up with three awesome concept designs, each inspired by one of their vehicles.

NES Game Cartridge Cutting Board: Super Chop Bros.

NES Game Cartridge Cutting Board: Super Chop Bros.
So you’ve collected all of your 1-up, fireball and super growth mushrooms in the real world. Now it’s time to chop them up and throw them on a pizza. Don’t use just any cutting board. Use this awesome NES Cartridge cutting board from CuttingBoredom. It’s perfect for making both 1- and 2-player meals.

Origin Big O 2019 Computer Packs a Gaming PC, Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and Nintendo Switch

Origin Big O 2019 Computer Packs a Gaming PC, Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and Nintendo Switch
We’ve seen some pretty amazing computer builds over the years, but this just might be the most impressive yet. The guys at Origin have created a custom gaming rig that not only is a high-end gaming PC, but has an Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro, and Nintendo Switch built right in. The 2019 Big O pays tribute to a gaming rig that Origin built back in 2009.

Nintendo Toast Console: Nintoaster Retro Edition

Nintendo Toast Console: Nintoaster Retro Edition
Everyone’s high scores will be toast with the latest Nintendo toaster console (yes, this isn’t the first we’ve seen). It is the work of Finnish artist Jarno Kotavuopio who has made several custom Nintendo consoles. He has made two in the form of toasters, including this one.

Crash Bandicoot Uka Uka Mug: That’s One Angry Mug

Crash Bandicoot Uka Uka Mug: That’s One Angry Mug
If you ever played any of the Crash Bandicoot games, you’re familiar with the masks that float around the game. The one that offers you help and makes that great “rutabaga” sound effect is called “Aku Aku,” while the bad guy boss is called “Uka Uka.”

WiiVision Is the Nintendo Wii Handheld of Our Dreams

WiiVision Is the Nintendo Wii Handheld of Our Dreams
The Nintendo GameCube and Wii both offered up lots of fun and classic video games. But neither console was particularly portable, so the only way you could play those games on the go would be via software emulation.
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