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Tag: Famicom

Nintendo’s First 3D Video Game System: No, It’s Not the Virtual Boy

Nintendo’s First 3D Video Game System: No, It’s Not the Virtual Boy
Nintendo’s 3DS has attracted a lot of attention mostly because of its glasses-free 3D screen, which will no doubt be a joy to use for some people but will be disappointing or worse, harmful to others.

Protect Your iPhone By Wrapping it in a Video Game Console

Protect Your iPhone By Wrapping it in a Video Game Console
We’ve featured some cool handmade cases by rabbitrampage before, but these are definitely my favorites so far. Each handmade felt case is a tiny little replica of a famous gaming console, precisely stitched, and filled with a little bit of padding to protect your delicate iPhone, iPod Touch or other gadget of similar size.

Famicom Scion xB: 8-bit Heir

Famicom Scion xB: 8-bit Heir
The boxy, toy-like car you see below is the work of Giant Robot magazine publisher Eric Nakamura and Len Higa of Onimotorworks. Nakamura was asked by Toyota to come up with a design for a custom Scion xB, and he decided to go with a video game theme.

Turn Your iPhone 4 Into a Famicom Controller

Turn Your iPhone 4 Into a Famicom Controller
Well, not really. But you can make your iPhone 4 look a whole lot like the classic Nintendo Famicom controller thanks to this case.

Weird Famicom Controllers: Too Specialized for Their Own Good

Weird Famicom Controllers: Too Specialized for Their Own Good
You think the PlayStation Move controller looks weird? Well what do you make of this? A Japanese website has a collection of crazy-ass Famicom controllers, from arcade-style fight sticks to… I don’t even know what some of them are for.

Guy Turns Famicom Controller Into a Wii-Mote

Guy Turns Famicom Controller Into a Wii-Mote
It’s anyone’s guess why you’d want to rip apart your shiny new Wii-mote controller and make it looks like something out of the 1980s, but this is the DIY-geek generation, and where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Weirdest Video Game Genre Ever: NES Pirate Originals on Ebay

Weirdest Video Game Genre Ever: NES Pirate Originals on Ebay
Die-hard Final Fantasy VII fans may be clamoring for a current gen version of the classic RPG, but apparently in China, people are buying the remaining units of NESes in the world, and so de-makes are all the rage.

Video Game Business Card Cases for Geeky Executives

Video Game Business Card Cases for Geeky Executives
These quirky business card holders come to us courtesy of Japan’s Banpresto. Each one features imagery from popular retro arcade or home video game systems. While the Famicom (NES) controller and Pac-Man business card cases have been available for a little while now, but they just recently rounded out the collection, adding the awesomely awesome 16-bit Sega Mega Drive (shown above) as well as some Space Invaders bedecked designs.

Sp2 Handheld Emulator: Looks Like a Game Boy Advance, but Plays NES, SNES, Gbc, Gba and Neo-Geo Games, Videos and Music

Sp2 Handheld Emulator: Looks Like a Game Boy Advance, but Plays NES, SNES, Gbc, Gba and Neo-Geo Games, Videos and Music
This odd little handheld gaming system may look a heckuva lot like a Nintendo Game Boy Advance, but it’s actually one of those multi-system emulators that can play games from a variety of retro consoles. The mysteriously named SP2 handheld can play games from the original NES, Super Nintendo, Game Boy Color, Neo Geo and yes, the Game Boy Advance.

Synthglove: Nintendo Power Glove as Midi Controller

Synthglove: Nintendo Power Glove as Midi Controller
Got a spare Nintendo Power Glove sitting around? Why not do something cool with it like turning it into a modern musical instrument? That’s what synth hacker Denkitribe did when he rewired an old Famicom/NES Power Glove to control an Arduino-based controller circuit.

NES Controller Business Card Case Lets Your Business Partners Guess How Old You Are

NES Controller Business Card Case Lets Your Business Partners Guess How Old You Are
It’s possible that I may have fiddled with an Atari 2600 but was probably too young to remember. But I remember the NES – I grew up calling it  the Family Computer – and it’s games, which were loaded in those ridiculous 600-in-1 cartridges: Contra, a game that I must admit I don’t remember finishing, not even after using the Konami Code,  and Double Dribble,  a game that sparked an intense rivalry between my two older brothers – Frogs vs.

Pxp-900 Retro 8/16/32-Bit Handheld Video Game System Looks an Awful Lot Like a Psp

Pxp-900 Retro 8/16/32-Bit Handheld Video Game System Looks an Awful Lot Like a Psp
Does this handheld gaming system look familiar at all? When I first saw it, I had to do a double-take too. While the PXP-900 steals more thant a few of it’s design cues from the Sony PSP, don’t expect it to play the latest PSP games – it only plays retro game ROMs.

Modder Squeezes Famicom Into Famicom Cart (Sort of)

Modder Squeezes Famicom Into Famicom Cart (Sort of)
Here’s what this looks like: a workable, playable Famicom cartridge modded to contain an entire Famicom. But oh how deceiving looks can be. Really, this is a Yinlips media player with a Famicom emulator stuffed into a business card holder shaped like a Famicom cart.

Ditch Your Psps: Complete Famicom Collection for Sale

Ditch Your Psps: Complete Famicom Collection for Sale
I’m starting to think that the only reason the PSP exists is because some Sony executive’s kid nagged him for a portable version of Monster Hunter. Where the games at Sony? Even Famicom owners have it better than us!

Famicom Cart + Camera = Famicam

Famicom Cart + Camera = Famicam
Famicom cartridges, and their NES counterparts, have been turned into a great many things by the DIY community–including the consoles themselves–but this particular mod wins major cool points simply for design. Turns out a Sony point-and-shoot camera is just the right size to fit inside a hollowed out cartridge.

Famicard NES on a Cartridge Gets Zelda-Fied

Famicard NES on a Cartridge Gets Zelda-Fied
Remember the awesome Fami-Card – the casemod which managed to cram a fully-functional 8-bit Nintendo console into an old NES cartridge? Well the Fami-Card is back, and this time the circuit has made its way into a classic Zelda cartridge.