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.
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.
Do you know a gamer who also knows their way around a set of kitchen knives? Then here’s a great gift idea. These fun wood cutting boards look just like classic 8-bit NES game cartridges.
They’re made by Etsy shop Cutting Boredom, who makes all kinds of fun and geeky cutting boards, kitchen towels, door mats, and more.
Japanese company Beatrobo wants to bring back the cartridge with Pico Cassette, a video game cartridge for iOS and Android devices. Is it practical? Not unless a cartridge can hold dozens of games. But Beatrobo hopes to attract old gamers and collectors who cherish the physical representations of their pastime.
We’re big fans of Sharon aka lovablechevy’s portable console mods, so we were very happy when she pointed us to her latest creation. She crammed the Atari Flashback 2 – an Atari 2600 variant with 42 games built-in – inside a 2600 cartridge.
Last year we checked out Andrew Reitano’s old school arcade game VEC9. It turns out that around that same time Andrew and his friend Mike Dooley were working on another arcade game as their submission to Fantastic Arcade.
I love the art on old Atari 2600 cartridges and their boxes. However, if you want to play and collect all of the vintage console’s games, but don’t want to have to devote an entire room in your house to their storage, there is a solution.
The FIFA and NBA 2K series are the reigning kings of team sports video games, but they pale in comparison to the legacy of Tecmo Super Bowl and RBI Baseball. Much of the credit goes to the fans who keep modding both NES games with updated rosters.
Ayaka Matsuno loves to make edgy cakes, cookies and other pastries. Her edible pop art ranges from depictions of sneakers, cartoon sketches and animals. She also made cookie versions of classic geek items: life-size Game Boy cartridges and cassette tapes as well as a tiny Super Famicom with an equally small TV.
Coat your room in nostalgia with Masaaki Enami’s doubly retro wallpaper, which he aptly calls Pixel Cartridge. The wallpaper comes in four panels, each about 67″ wide and 95″ tall, although you can also ask for custom sizes.
When it comes to cleanliness, trust only video games that have proven the test of time. Cleanse yourself with one of the greatest games of all time using this The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time gold plated cartridge soap bar.
A few years ago we featured a harmonica crammed into a NES cartridge. YouTuber basami sentaku’s harmonica not only has a Famicom cartridge case, it produces 8-bit sound with the help of a sound chip from a NES.
72Pins and artist Gabriel Leoni teamed up to give you a way to troll a Half-Life fan this Christmas. This NES cartridge has a game inside it, and it says “Half-Life 3” on its cover. But it obviously doesn’t have the actual game, or even a NES demake of it.
After five amazing seasons, Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad is finally coming to an end. Other than the occasional conversation between Badger and Skinny Pete show doesn’t have a lot to do with videogames, but excellence radiates beyond boundaries.