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Play Original NES and SNES Games With the Fctwin

Play Original NES and SNES Games With the Fctwin
Got an itch to play some old Nintendo and Super Nintendo games? The FCTwin console lets you play both NES and SNES cartridges using a single, low priced console. While it’s definitely not an official Nintendo product, the console does play original cartridges from the popular retro gaming systems.

Rubik’s Revolution: the Cube Goes Techno

Rubik’s Revolution: the Cube Goes Techno
I’ve been wondering why the old Rubik’s Cube has been making appearances all over the place lately, with a significant amount of screen time dedicated to it in Will Smith’s craptacular The Pursuit of Happyness. Now we know it was all product placement geared towards the upcoming release of the new Rubik’s Revolution, a modern update to the classic brainteaser.
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The Next 10 Xbox Live Arcade Games

The Next 10 Xbox Live Arcade Games
Microsoft today announced what’s in store for the Xbox 360’s Live Arcade download service, and it looks like there’s some pretty good stuff coming down the pike in the near future. Here’s a list of the games that we can expect in the coming weeks and months (release dates weren’t specified): 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures, from developer Wanako Games and publisher Sierra Online, allows gamers to putt their way through 36 fun-filled holes of manic mini-golf action on wild courses that range from the Old West to outer space and feature a bevy of crazy hazards and obstacles.

Classic Video Games Animated With Candles

Classic Video Games Animated With Candles
The folks over at Boing Boing dug up this fun little stop-motion video features a handful of arcade classics, brought to life through the magic of candle-mation (that is, animation done completely with tealight candles). Pac-man, Pong, Space Invaders and Tetris all make an appearance, along with a nice little musical Mario tribute.

Huge Vintage Video Game Console Auction

Huge Vintage Video Game Console Auction
If you’ve always wanted to build up a huge collection of vintage console games, now is you chance to do it in one fell swoop. Some guy over in Hamburg, Germany has decided to sell off his collection of over ninety classic (and not so classic) video game consoles on eBay.

New Rally-X Box

New Rally-X Box
Just because Christmas is over, doesn’t mean that the new releases on Xbox Live Arcade are done. This morning, Microsoft released an updated version of the Namco arcade classic Rally-X. The Xbox Live Arcade game is actually based on the sequel, New Rally-X, was released back in 1981.

Classic Arcade Game Scarves: Keep Warm, Look Cool

Classic Arcade Game Scarves: Keep Warm, Look Cool
Looking for a unique gift for the gamer geek in your life? You might want to check out these handmade scarves inspired by classic video games. B2D4’s (bits to die for) retro arcade scarves feature graphics from such classics as Space Invaders, Boot Hill and Pong among others.

Dream Arcades 100-Inch Home Gaming System

Dream Arcades 100-Inch Home Gaming System
If you love classic arcade games and you have to have a big screen, you’ll love the new Dream Arcades 100-inch Home Video Arcade Center. The system features a 100-inch diagonal screen and a 2000 lumen DLP front projector, running at 1024×768 (XGA) resolution.

Classic Video Games in LEGO Form

Classic Video Games in LEGO Form
The guys over at Brick Flick have painstakingly built a series of LEGO vignettes based on classic video games. The scenes include Mortal Kombat, Castlevania, Shadow of the Colossus, Contra, Excitebike and my personal Favorite, Katamari (Block)acy – shown above.

Pinball Reincarnated in Digital Format

Pinball Reincarnated in Digital Format
At this week’s Pinball Expo in Chicago, a little company called Global VR showed off their UltraPin pinball machine which brings back the feel of old pinball machines, but updates the concept for the 21st century.

Atari Joystick Necklace

Atari Joystick Necklace
After you’ve adorned yourself with some Pac-man and Ghost rings, why not round out the look with this classic Atari joystick necklace? The tiny joystick pendant measures just .5 ” x .75″ x .5″ and comes on a 12″ silver tone chain.

Wearewater? More Like Wearetheeighties.

Wearewater? More Like Wearetheeighties.
UK alt band, WeAreWater might sound a bit like Radiohead, but their video looks like something more appropros of a band with a name like Atari Teenage Riot. Their new music video for “Glass”, by Seven/Seven Productions is inspired by a number of classic eighties video games including Space Invaders, Pac Man, Pitfall, Donkey Kong, Pong and more.

Classic Computer and Video Game Art

Classic Computer and Video Game Art
Check out these nifty mini artworks by artist Cynthia Malaran, inspired by classic computer and video game systems. Currently available works include the Apple Newton, Classic Macintosh (diptych seen above), Atari and NES joysticks and a 3.5″ boot disk.

Classic Arcade Games on Your Desktop

Classic Arcade Games on Your Desktop
These little dektop toys feature bite-sized reproductions of a couple of classic arcade games. Each machine features authentic arcade sound effects and a color LCD screen with a stylized remake of either Frogger or Space Invaders.

Play Nintendo NES Games Online for Free

Play Nintendo NES Games Online for Free
Can’t wait to get your new Nintendo Wii so you can download and play classic NES games? Over at vNES, you can get a head start by playing 395 games from the old Nintendo online, right now.

Classic Midway Arcade Games Playable Online

Classic Midway Arcade Games Playable Online
The folks over at Midway have been so kind as to convert a number of old arcade classics into Macromedia Shockwave versions. (I do wish they were in Flash, but they’re worth the extra download of the Shockwave Player) The games are available for free play on Midway’s website and are very good emulations of the originals.
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