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LG Serie 1 Retro Classic Tv: Everything Old is New Again

LG Serie 1 Retro Classic Tv: Everything Old is New Again
So now that you’ve bought that brand new 60-inch 3D capable 1-inch thick LED/LCD television for your living room, what’s next? Looks like the guys at LG are going back to the future with their latest TV. The retro-styled LG Serie 1 television doesn’t just look like an old set, it actually uses good old CRT technology.

Atari.Com Adds Classic Games to Their Website [Timekillers]

Atari.Com Adds Classic Games to Their Website [Timekillers]
Atari fans rejoice! The Atari.com website has just gotten a facelift, and one of the great new features of the site is an arcade with a number of classic Atari game for you to play in your web browser. So far, the Atari Arcade includes web-playable Flash versions of four arcade classics: Asteroids, Battlezone, Crystal Castles, and Lunar Lander.
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Atari 800 Laptop Casemod Gets Another Go by Ben Heck

Atari 800 Laptop Casemod Gets Another Go by Ben Heck
You can always count on modder Ben Heck to outdo himself, and this time, he’s built his best Atari 800 laptop yet. This is the third revision of the Atari 800 laptop that Ben has built, and this one captures the spirit of the original 8-bit machine the best.

Classic Video Games as They were Never Supposed to be

Classic Video Games as They were Never Supposed to be
We may have moved past the blocky look of pixels in modern gaming, but the designs of squares on squares that mark classic games continue to have special places in the hearts of gamers. But what if those storied jaggy characters and interfaces were thrust into the real world? With his Jump ‘n’ Run series, photographer Patrick Runte aims to bring the pixels out into the park… or the hedge maze, as it were.

Nintendo Mini Classics Bring Back Memories of Game & Watch

Nintendo Mini Classics Bring Back Memories of Game & Watch
If you grew up in the 1980s, you probably remember Nintendo’s Game & Watch LCD games. These primitive portable games were the great-grandparents of the Game Boy, GBA, and DS, and now they’re back for you to enjoy once again. These Nintendo mini classic games have gotten a modern makeover, with all of the electronics fitting neatly into a keychain-sized gadget. Each one hearkens back to a classic Game & Watch title.

The Cutest LEGO Donkey Kong You’Ll Ever See

The Cutest LEGO Donkey Kong You’Ll Ever See
There was obviously a lot of attention paid to detail in the building of this Lego Donkey Kong recreation, at least as far as those slanting red levels go. Not so much with the figures, but that’s okay–that’s part of what gives this Lego setup its charm.

Add Never-Ending Tetris to Your Wall

Add Never-Ending Tetris to Your Wall
Anyone can play a game of Tetris; the Russian classic is available in dozens of formats, and there are clones and knock-offs aplenty. You can even go the Soylent Green route and make your Tetris out of people if you are so inclined.

Hey You’Ve Got Your Arcade in My Table

Hey You’Ve Got Your Arcade in My Table
When we were kids we discovered the joys of arcade classics like Elevator Action, Lode Runner and Star Force. Years later we would discover booze, another crucial element in our pursuit of happiness/self-destruction. I’m sure you’ve spent many wasted nights wondering how you can combine the two.

Journey Mp3 Player: Don’T Stop Believin’

Journey Mp3 Player: Don’T Stop Believin’
1980s power-ballad mavens Journey and technology have a long-standing relationship. Back in 1983, they entered the geek psyche with the classic Journey arcade machine. Now they’re back in the electronics biz with their own MP3 player. Adorned with the group’s iconic airbrush winged scarab and flamejob art, ZVUE’s Journey MP3 player ($40) is perfect whether you’re a fan of original frontman Steve Perry, or his modern-day (dead ringer) replacement Arnel Pineda.

Mac Vs. Pc? Mst3k Classic Clip Adds Fuel to the Fire

Mac Vs. Pc? Mst3k Classic Clip Adds Fuel to the Fire
John over at Boing Boing Gadgets dug up this awesome video from the classic Sci-Fi comedy show Mystery Science Theater 3000. Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot debate the pros and cons of PCs and Macs in a debate that still seems relevant nearly 17 years after this hilarious clip made its debut. I can’t decide which is funnier, Crow and Tom Servo arguing over the finer points of the DOS command line, or the memories of what seemed like an endless wait for the overhyped System 7 operating system.

Grocery Store Lets You Play Atari While You Shop

Grocery Store Lets You Play Atari While You Shop
What better way to break up the monotony of trolling the aisles of the grocery store than with a little video game action? The guys at this funky Milwaukee, Wisconsin grocery store are happy to oblige with an in-store Atari 2600 lounge. The display includes a fully-functional Atari 2600, along with a wide assortment of about 50 classic games to keep your mind sharp in between the Cap ‘N Crunch and the Mrs.

Space Invaders Get Even on Nintendo Wii

Space Invaders Get Even on Nintendo Wii
Taito Japan is revamping the Space Invaders franchise with a totally new twist on the classic gameplay. This time, you’re not on defense, instead you get to control the invaders yourself. Space Invaders Get Even puts you in command up to 300 individual pixelated aliens using your Wii-mote and Nunchuk controllers. Using the Nunchuck, you direct a UFO to drop hundreds of aliens on forest, city and military targets, destroying everything in their path.

Classic Arcade Games Excel in Spreadsheets

Classic Arcade Games Excel in Spreadsheets
Sure, you could use your copy of Microsoft Excel to create the business model for your next big multi-million dollar venture, or to calculate last month’s sales for your used car dealership, but why not put it to some really good use and play some arcade games with it instead? Apparently, programming video games using insanely complex Excel Visual Basic macros is a bit of an art form in Japan.

Xbox 360 Arcade Controller Blows My Mind

Xbox 360 Arcade Controller Blows My Mind
Can’t get enough of the classic arcade games up on Xbox Live? Then you probably know how miserable it can be to play most of the old school arcade games with the 360’s modern controller. I guess that’s why this one-of-a-kind custom 360 arcade controller has me green with envy. Created by master joystick builder ShaolinDrunkard, it’s just one of several gorgeous custom arcade sticks he’s designed and constructed. The hand built arcade controller uses serious arcade quality controls from Sanwa and Seimitsu, with dramatic LED backlighting behind each button.

Edible Apple Logo Reminds Me of the (Fruit) Salad Days

Edible Apple Logo Reminds Me of the (Fruit) Salad Days
Check out this tasty realization of the classic Apple rainbow logo, made entirely out of fresh fruit. Richard Thomas’ clever creation is made from sliced kiwis, bananas, oranges, strawberries, green and red grapes and blueberries. Ironically, not a single apple found its way into the picture.

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 gaming system which was designed to bring the first full-motion video gaming experience to your living room.
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