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Tag: 1980s

Evolution of Man T-Shirt is Stuck in the 80s

Evolution of Man T-Shirt is Stuck in the 80s
If you think that mankind continues to evolve, perhaps you’re wrong. According to this clever video game T-shirt, we all stopped evolving somewhere back in the mid-1980s, parked in front of a Missile Command cabinet. Depicting…

Super Mario Hidden Quilt Level Scores Extra Points

Super Mario Hidden Quilt Level Scores Extra Points
If you’ve got a serious Mario addiction, you might just have to break open your piggy bank for this. This fun quilt features the likenesses of Mario and his foes in the context of the NES…
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Apple Floppy Drive Reborn as an Amplifier [Casemod]

Apple Floppy Drive Reborn as an Amplifier [Casemod]
Have some old computer gear lying around? Why not do what this guy did, and turn it into something useful once more. By taking an old Apple 5-1/4″ floppy drive he found at a thrift store,…

Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out Scarf is a Real T.K.O.

Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out Scarf is a Real T.K.O.
One of the greatest boxing games of all time has been immortalized in wearable form. This oh-so-awesome handknit scarf features the fighters from the NES classic Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! Created by El Paso crafter Beatboxtaun, the…

Atari 2600 Super Mario Brothers, Sorta.

Atari 2600 Super Mario Brothers, Sorta.
Ever wonder what a Mario game would have looked like if it came out on the Atari 2600 instead of the NES? The guys over at Geekstir dug up this great clip which shows off what…

Circuit Bent Commodore 64: Revenge of the 80s

Circuit Bent Commodore 64: Revenge of the 80s
One of the most popular computers from the 1980s, the Commodore 64, is having a minor renaissance as an electronic musical instrument. The C64’s audio chip is famous for producing an array of warm, familiar 8-bit…

NES Controller Pillowcases: Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

NES Controller Pillowcases: Sweet Dreams Are Made of These
When you sleep, do you dream in blocky 8-bit graphics? Are your sleepytime thoughts filled with visions of Link rescuing Zelda? Instead of counting sheep, do you count Koopa shells? If you answered yes to any…

Space Ace Gets the High Def Treatment

Space Ace Gets the High Def Treatment
While I’m not a huge fan of many of those old full-motion-video (FMV) games, I have to keep a place in my heart for Space Ace, a surprisingly entertaining FMV laserdisc-based game created by some of…

Rare Rdi Halcyon Laserdisc Console Up for Auction

Rare Rdi Halcyon Laserdisc Console Up for Auction
Back in the early 1980s, long before the Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 dominated the “next-gen” video game market, a little known console lived on the cutting-edge of gaming technology. The RDI Halcyon was a LaserDisc-based…

Sega Genesis Portable: Get Your Retro Jollies on the Run

Sega Genesis Portable: Get Your Retro Jollies on the Run
Here’s a fun way to play some of your favorite 16-bit console oldies whenever the whim strikes. This new portable plays a selection of games from the classic SEGA Genesis (aka Mega Drive) console. AtGames Mega…

Gen-X Dual Station Plays Sega Genesis and NES Games

Gen-X Dual Station Plays Sega Genesis and NES Games
Nowadays, you can find many classic Genesis and NES games on Nintendo’s Wii Virtual Console, but nothing beats popping any cartridge you find lying around into a system that’s designed specifically to play those old school…

Atari Xl Laptop: 8-Bit Computing Goes Portable [Casemod]

Atari Xl Laptop: 8-Bit Computing Goes Portable [Casemod]
As one of the first PCs I ever owned, 8-bit Atari computers really bring back fond memories for me. So I was delighted when I came across this cool modern take on one of the later…

Galaga Quilt Keeps Aliens in Stitches

Galaga Quilt Keeps Aliens in Stitches
On a cold winter’s day, what better way to enjoy a gaming session than from under this toasty quilt featuring the 80s arcade classic Galaga? Handcrafted by North Carolina artist CarolinaPatchworks, the quilt offers up a…

Pac-Man Text Adventure: Turn Left, Eat Dots

Pac-Man Text Adventure: Turn Left, Eat Dots
I know, I know. The year is 2007 and I’m writing two stories in a row about Pac-Man. But I really couldn’t resist this one. Pac-Txt is a great mashup between the classic 1980s arcade game…

Nintendo NES Crammed in a Sneaker

Nintendo NES Crammed in a Sneaker
The word of the week around here seems to be “pimp.” First, we had the new TokyoFlash Pimp watches, then we had the Atari 2600 pimped -out Buick. Now we have this NES console which was…

Dig Dug Theme on the Piano

Dig Dug Theme on the Piano
Remember all those quarters you dumped into classic 80s arcade game Dig Dug? Apparently, you’re not the only one. A talented piano player going by the name arix001 has recorded a pretty darned accurate rendition of…
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