Woodgrain. There was a time when all of our coolest gadgets (and station wagons) were covered in this fake veneer. I for one, think it looks awesome and wish everything from our phones to our computers was still covered in the stuff.
These days, we play a lot of retro games on modern consoles, so naturally classic controllers have become popular. You can buy these remade controllers from several third-party manufacturers to provide a more authentic retro gaming experience.
Two of the best all-time Nintendo games are Super Mario Bros. and Mega Man. So I can think of no better Nintendo hero than one who combines Mario and Mega Man himself.
This fun mashup comes courtesy of CG artist Yago De Amorim, who says the inspiration came from a 2D illustration by artist Jake Parker.
Now that Santa has come and gone, I’m sure some of you still have Christmas cash or gift cards burning a hole in your pockets. You might be wanting something to make you feel like you got a new console for Christmas rather than a gift card.
Retro games are hot right now with all sorts of devices out there from Nintendo, Sony, and others. Check out this miniature version of Galaxian from My Arcade.
The Handheld Galaxian arcade cabinet is about 6.75″ tall and has a 2.75″ LCD screen.
There’s no doubt about it; the Nintendo Switch has been a huge success. In fact, Nintendo has completely turned things around from the failure of the Wii U, which was embarrassing. But it’s more than just a huge hit.
Fans of video games might not recognize the name Charles Martinet, but you have heard his voice if you ever played a game with Mario in it, as Charles has been the voice of the character since back in the early 1990s.
The very first arcade game I ever played a sit-down console style Pac-Man game at a Pizza Hut, and it was awesome. I fed more quarters into arcade games than I care to admit. If you want some of that ’80s arcade nostalgia in your home or office, check this out.
I mentioned before that I had wanted my own ’80s arcade in my home since Silver Spoons was on the air. Arcade1Up has been peddling smaller sized arcade cabinets that look like those classics from the ’80s, and packing multiple games.
Fans of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System might be familiar with its Japanese counterpart, the Nintendo Family Computer (aka the Famicom.) If you dig classic ’80s games and classic ’80s cars, you might dig this too.
Last month, when fans purchased Bethesda’s Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition they felt cheated when they ended up getting a cheap nylon bag instead of the canvas bag that was initially promised. Eventually, the company responded and apologized, offering to give 500 Atoms for consumers.
Who said ugly sweaters had to be ugly? This year, why not celebrate the holiday season with some of your favorite Nintendo characters? With these festive Mario and Zelda sweaters, you’ll be ready to enter the world of classic 8-bit gaming just by getting dressed in the morning.
Back in the day, all the game consoles used cartridges. We had to blow on those things regularly, or dust got in the connectors and things didn’t work correctly. Dutch tech site Techtastic is reporting on a supposed Sony patent application that hints the next console could ditch the discs used for games today and return to the cartridge format.