The annual E3 trade show in Los Angeles is always full of surprises. It is one of the biggest events of the year for the games industry. It’s a great way to check out upcoming titles and find out what developers are working on.
Looking to buy the ultimate vehicle for the post-apocalyptic wasteland? Want a truck that instills fear in men’s hearts, and shoots flames at your enemies? Well, you can. It’s available on eBay right now.
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Built on a 1991, 28-foot-long International boom truck, the Scorpion is a 55 feet long, 22-45 feet wide, 39-45 feet tall exact replica of a female emperor scorpion named Fluffy.
One of the better video game controller that Mattel tried early on was the Nintendo Power Glove. It was very innovative for its time, but naturally it didn’t always function as well as we would have liked.
Last year, Cabot Guns announced that they would releasing twin 1911 handguns made from a meteorite. They have made good on that promise, and created these guns made from the Gibeon meteorite that crashed on Earth approximately 4.5 billion year ago.
I am a big fan of the Half-Life franchise and like most fans, I am still pissed that we haven’t seen a new Half-Life game in years. I have lots of memories of playing that game and smashing stuff with my crowbar.
Last year, we checked out a lightsaber replica that used a stream of flammable liquid as a substitute for the blade. The Hacksmith had a similar idea for a real life version of Psylocke’s psi-blade. But because Betsy’s blade is wider and wilder than the Jedi weapon, its maker opted to engulf a katana in flames.
YouTuber Daniel Perdomo and his friends made one of the coolest video game replicas of the year so far. It’s a physical replica of the classic game PONG. It’s basically a magnetic, mechanical version of air hockey.
A few years ago we saw a concept for a suitcase that would automatically follow its owner using Bluetooth sensors and a mobile device. Omorobot had the same idea for its DonkiBot, but with a different and rather quirky execution.
Earphones are becoming smarter and smarter, but most of them incorporate fitness or communication options. SenCbuds on the other hand promise a simple but still practical feature. They automatically pause the audio when you take them off, then resume playing if you put them back on.
Heart Machine’s critically-acclaimed action RPG Hyper Light Drifter wears its 16-bit influence on its sleeve, from its graphics to its gameplay and now to its Collector’s Edition, which comes with a decorative – i.e. empty – SNES cartridge.
Today, even single board computers are locked in an arms race of size and power. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that, but Konstantin Dimitrov thinks that for budding programmers and electronic engineers, simplicity and soul will go a long way.
Back in February, we heard about the Wooting One, a mechanical keyboard that can take analog input like the buttons on modern gamepads. Wooting recently launched the keyboard on Kickstarter, and it’s revealed that all of the peripheral’s keys will be analog, as well as a general idea of how they’re able to pull that off.
Barry Crawford said that when he was a kid, he dreamed of growing up to be a robot. Sadly, his childhood dream hasn’t come true yet. But he did become what he calls a “gizmologist”, making mechanical artworks, furniture and jewelry.
The crazy inventor Colin Furze promoted Intel’s new TV series America’s Greatest Makers by making a flamethrowing guitar and a bass that’s literally smoking. He may be a Brit, but he’s a great maker all right.
Geeky product designer Dave Delisle came up with a really cool idea for Trekkies’ away missions here on Earth. He thought of a tent that would be shaped like a Federation shuttlecraft.
As Dave points out, the tent also doubles as a reference to Star Trek V, which opened with Kirk, Spock and McCoy camping at Yosemite park.