When I think steampunk, I must say that my mind does not then go immediately to Star Wars. But it’s a rule of the Internet that if two things exist, they must be put together. Hence, the steampunk R2-D2.
Just about the only thing good about the recent Transformers movie are the new versions of our beloved Autobots and Decepticons. Although I’m sure some of you will say that even the new designs suck. Also the movie changes POVs and angles every nanosecond so we hardly got to appreciate the designs anyway.
What’s as bright as a plasma grenade stuck to your face? This Halo casemod, that’s what.
This spiffy custom model puts the official Halo Xbox 360 to shame. Not only does it glow (always a plus), but that’s one of the armor emblems from the game.
You know what goes really well with Left 4 Dead? The Mushroom Kingdom. It’s genius! How did it take so long?
Bright colors, blocky environments, and hordes of raging infected running around among the zombie-like goombas.
Here’s a new and different idea for a DIY iPod case: use pages of old comics. A little masking tape, a few pages of killer images, and the ability to cut a straight line with scissors is all it took to assemble this chic custom case.
If you’re going to go custom, you might as well go all the way with it–at least, that seems to be the philosophy this modder embraced for this Gears of War-inspired Xbox 360 controller. Not content simply to slap on a custom design, velocitti added the franchise’s logo and brightened up the blood-red skull with a nice LED glow.
…and you will probably not be one of them, unless you are rich (or lucky… or, okay, rich).
How does $3500 sound for the price of a swanky 360? Sure, it’s a little high (and will probably go higher), but just look!
If you had an NES as a budding young gamer, odds are the gold cartridge for The Legend of Zelda had a special place in your heart. Sure, it looked a little cheap if you really studied it, maybe even tacky, but after blowing the dust out of one of those babies, all other cartridges were plain ol’ gray and boring.
This is a DIY trend we need a lot more of: custom iPhone docks made from awesome and random objects, like toy dinosaurs. That works on so many levels that maker rockabillyjon, who posted the homemade dock to Flickr, should market the thing.
I think what I love most about steampunk-styled Xbox 360 mods is that they just don’t go together at all. Top hats, monocles, and a spot of Halo–no, I don’t think that would have been seen as quite proper.
The bloody hand of Left 4 Dead is one of those images that sticks out–partially, I’m sure, because of the wonderful atmosphere of the game itself, in which those bloody handprints are so often wielded to chilling effect.
I’m undecided on the custom My Little Pony phenomenon. Every time I want to like it, I see something completely outrageous like these Silent Hill ponies. Pyramid Head does not inspire love in me. Well, maybe a little, in a twisted way.
If you don’t like spiders, this one’s probably not for you.
Eye-catching, to say the least. Or is that fly-catching? Oh ho ho.
This particular custom Xbox 360 mod is the work of deviantARTist AceCasanova, who has done a number of console paintjobs, like this one:
Photo’s a little blurry, but the color is just incredible.
Few things scream class like attractive handmade decor. These steampunk-inspired lights would class up any room.
These all look so good that I can’t even decide which one I like best–and if these aren’t enough, there are more at designer Frank Buchwald’s site.
Amazing Left 4 Dead custom campaigns make me want to leave my Xbox behind and buy a gaming PC, and this new one only makes me more jealous than ever. This in-progress campaign is modeled after the movie Shaun of the Dead, directed by Edgar Wright.