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.
The blue-tinted case, shown above, was the first, made from a found box of vintage French comics.
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.
Add a few artful paint spatters for that oh-my-god-there’s-blood-everywhere affect (hey, it’s a violent game) and this has got to be the perfect controller for Gears of War.
…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.
There is nothing about this picture that doesn’t disturb me on some level.
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.
Twitter or World of Warcraft? What’s a well-connected gamer to choose? Oh, listen, no one’s saying that you can’t juggle your iPhone and your mouse at the same time as is, but shouldn’t it be easier to raid while keeping up with your tweets?
The Super Nintendo has been the target of some really sweet mods in its time, and this latest portable fits right into that pantheon of excellent mods. Marshall’s Supertendo looks so good that you’d swear it was professionally made.
To get a good idea of the size of this custom handheld, check out this picture from the point of view of the top of the portable, where the cartridge fits.
Described by its creator as “Victoriana meets Glam Rock,” this is definitely a contender for wildest laptop case ever. One part pre-bought hard case, one part rhinestones, and one part pom poms equals all parts awesome… and completely unique.
Craftster onceupon was happy with her laptop case until one day when she thought that everything just might be better with pom pom trim.