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Category: Video Games

Finally, A Pillow That Lets You Sleep With Your Head Inside Kirby’s Mouth

Finally, A Pillow That Lets You Sleep With Your Head Inside Kirby’s Mouth
Kirby: he eats everything in sight. Including your bad dreams, thanks to this Kirby sleep pillow. Designed with a detachable tongue cushion, you can stick your head in Kirby’s mouth and just let all your daily woes slip away.

LEGO to Produce a Sonic the Hedgehog Playset: Start Saving Your Gold Rings

LEGO to Produce a Sonic the Hedgehog Playset: Start Saving Your Gold Rings
Because dreams occasionally do come true, a Sonic The Hedgehog themed LEGO playset originally proposed by LEGO Ideas user toastergrl (aka 24-year old Viv Grannell) has garnered the necessary 10,000 supporters on the website and approval by LEGO to become an actual product.

The WOWCube Is a Rubik’s Cube-like Gaming System with 24 Screens

The WOWCube Is a Rubik’s Cube-like Gaming System with 24 Screens
What do you get when you combine a Rubik’s Cube with mobile gaming capabilities? The WOWCube Entertainment System, a $250 gaming platform with 8 processors powering 24 individual screens that allows players to twist, tap, shake, and tilt the unit to play games and solve puzzles.

Pac-Man Goes for the Gold with This Connect-and-Play Special Edition

Pac-Man Goes for the Gold with This Connect-and-Play Special Edition
Pac-Man, Galaga, and Dig Dug are three of my all-time favorite 8-bit arcade games. There are lots of ways to play Namco’s classic game at home these days, but how many of them are shiny and gold?

Pikachu Centipede Body Pillows: Gotta Catch ‘Em Aaaaah!

Pikachu Centipede Body Pillows: Gotta Catch ‘Em Aaaaah!
What has a Pikachu head, entirely too many body segments, and nobody asked for? If you answered a Pikachu centipede body pillow, then you’re correct. Available from Chinese online retailer AliExpress, falling asleep with one of these ‘Very Long Pikachu Insect Plushes’ can almost guarantee a poor night’s sleep filled entirely with nightmares.

Dragon’s Lair RepliCade Review: Tiny, Accurate, and Still Tough to Beat

Dragon’s Lair RepliCade Review: Tiny, Accurate, and Still Tough to Beat
I basically grew up in video game arcades back in the 1980s. So it goes without saying that I have a place in my heart for classic arcade games. Among my proudest possessions is a full-size custom arcade machine that can play all kinds of retro games from the 1970s until the early 2000s.

Pac-Man Mug Powers You up with Caffeine

Pac-Man Mug Powers You up with Caffeine
Pac-Man was the first video game I ever played in the arcade back in the day. I remember not making it very long because I was always trying to gobble up the power pellets and didn’t do a good job evading the ghosts.

Guy Loops and Remixes Super Mario Bros. Underwater Theme Into Musical Madness

Guy Loops and Remixes Super Mario Bros. Underwater Theme Into Musical Madness
Digital music artist GLASYS looped and remixed the underwater theme from the original Super Mario Bros. using Blooper, a looping pedal recently released from Chase Audio. GLASYS came up with the idea after realizing Blooper is also the name of the squid-like creatures found in underwater Mario levels.

Just How Big are the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series X?

Just How Big are the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series X?
Holiday season 2020 should be a good one for video gamers, with the impending release of next-gen consoles from both Sony and Microsoft. Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X pack graphics capabilities on par with many gaming PCs, so they need room for all of that hardware and cooling tech.

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.

Super Mario Stained Glass Ornaments 1up Any Space

Super Mario Stained Glass Ornaments 1up Any Space
Out of all of the power-ups in video game history, the mushrooms in the Super Mario Bros. series are among the most iconic. I always liked to think that they taste more like marshmallow fluff than mushrooms, but that’s just because that’s what the mushrooms in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory looked like they were made from when Mike Teavee’s mom takes a bite of one.

Celebrate Your Pixel Art Love with These Colorful Plexiglass Sprites

Celebrate Your Pixel Art Love with These Colorful Plexiglass Sprites
Those of us who grew up playing video games back in the 1980s have a special place in our hearts for the pixel art characters from the 8-bit arcade and home console world. From Pac-Man to Dig Dug to Donkey Kong to Galaga, game artists had to really stretch their creativity and imagination to give us memorable and identifiable characters using the most primitive of blocks and limited color schemes.

Super Mario Piranha Plant Light Flexes Its Stalk

Super Mario Piranha Plant Light Flexes Its Stalk
One of the most pesky and persistent enemies in the Super Mario universe is the Piranha Plant. These little buggers like top pop up and chomp down on your butt just when you think you can get across a jump.

Humble Double Fine 20th Anniversary Bundle Is Packed with Awesome Games

Humble Double Fine 20th Anniversary Bundle Is Packed with Awesome Games
If you look back at the history of adventure video games, some of the best and most memorable were developed by Tim Schaffer and his company Double Fine Productions. Now, you can own a great collection of their games for not much money, all while supporting charity.

I Need This Official LEGO NES Console in My Life

I Need This Official LEGO NES Console in My Life
I love LEGO, and I love Nintendo games, so when I first heard the two companies were partnering up, I thought it could result in some really great collaborations. While the first LEGO Super Mario kits were definitely targeted to little kids, and not overgrown kids like me, their newly-announced set is definitely up my alley.

PinSwitch Turns Your Nintendo Switch into a Tiny Pinball Machine

PinSwitch Turns Your Nintendo Switch into a Tiny Pinball Machine
One of the many things that’s cool about the Nintendo Switch is how people are coming up with creative ways to dock the handheld. Most of the docks I’ve seen keep the screen hidden. In this case, the dock turns the Switch into a tiny pinball machine instead.

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