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Tag: Nes

NES Cartridge Hard Drives Could Store Every 8-Bit Game Ever Made

NES Cartridge Hard Drives Could Store Every 8-Bit Game Ever Made
Here’s a great external hard drive for fans of the original Nintendo Entertainment System. These NES cartridges have had their guts ripped out and replaced with high-capacity modern hard drives. The guys over at 8-Bit Memory take retro NES carts and retrofit them with USB hard drives that you can use with any modern PC or Mac.

Messenger Bags for Old School Gamers (and Everyone Else)

Messenger Bags for Old School Gamers (and Everyone Else)
Certain images from the classics of gaming are burned indelibly into our brains; they are so iconic that they are recognizable not just to gamers, but to nearly anyone who has paid attention in the last couple of decades.

A Little Nintendo Goes a Long Way at Weddings

A Little Nintendo Goes a Long Way at Weddings
It’s easy to overdo themed weddings. But a few simple thematic touches–say, a little Nintendo here and there–can go a long way toward personalizing that special day. I’m not sure about elaborate headgear, but a tiny Mario on a tag, say, like the one at Scott and Allison Shackelford’s wedding?

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.

Mario Rug and Question Mark Block Ottoman: the Perfect Living Room

Mario Rug and Question Mark Block Ottoman: the Perfect Living Room
This Raccoon Mario rug and matching Question Mark block Ottoman are the ultimate in retro gamer living room accessories. Handcrafted by Mindy Y. (aka “enemyairship”), the 7-foot square, 8-bit Racoon Mario rug is made from 386 individual “granny square” pixels.

Papercraft NES is Unplayable Due to Lack of Cardboard Controllers

Papercraft NES is Unplayable Due to Lack of Cardboard Controllers
The folks at Cubeecraft just posted a cardboard NES console template, which you can download here, but they didn’t make templates for cardboard NES controllers. Or cardboard NES games. Or a cardboard power cord. Or a cardboard RCA jack.

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.

Even the Best Pixel Art is Kinda Square

Even the Best Pixel Art is Kinda Square
You know, square? Like pixels? Oh, lame jokes, never desert me… and internets, please never stop supplying fantastic fan art. Even the dog from Duck Hunt–my most despised video game nemesis ever–looks great here. Pixel art is a funny thing: it’s both simple and complicated.

Openemu Mac Emulator Lets You Play and Play With Retro Video Games

Openemu Mac Emulator Lets You Play and Play With Retro Video Games
There aren’t as many video game apps for the Mac as there are for Windows computers, and even then I have a feeling that there’s no program, Windows or otherwise, that lets you play and play with retro video games the way OpenEmu does.

NES Controller Doorbell: I’D Hit That

NES Controller Doorbell: I’D Hit That
To whoever made this fun doorbell: wouldn’t it be more awesome if you had to punch in the Konami code before it rang? Requiring the code will also deter naughty neighbors who’ll no doubt be compelled to play with the doorbell.

The Pimptendo has Got Everything Under Control

The Pimptendo has Got Everything Under Control
I’ve seen a lot of console mods in my time. I’ve seen really horrible systems destroyed with ink pens and low quality paint, and I’ve seen consoles turned into art. What I’ve never seen is a console affixed with feathers.

Are You a Debian Nerd? Then You Can Play NES on Your Palm Pre, Double Literally

Are You a Debian Nerd? Then You Can Play NES on Your Palm Pre, Double Literally
Do you know what a chroot is? No? Then let’s file this under Cool Shit We Don’t Understand, because I have no freaking idea either: A bunch of cool nerds at Pre Dev Wiki (motto: “Let’s open this beast up”) have managed to coerce the newly released iPhone rival Palm Pre to run the popular NES emulator FCEUltra.

Homebrew NES Puzzle Quest Clone Lines It Up Old School

Homebrew NES Puzzle Quest Clone Lines It Up Old School
Puzzle Quest is almost universally recognized as an addictive phenomenon, the kind of game that sinks its claws into your face and doesn’t let go until your fingers start threatening to fall the hell off. But there’s really not much to the visuals, and that seems to be part of the motivation behind a recent homebrew takeoff… that was written for the NES.

Nespod iPod Mini Casemod: Double Retro Goodness

Nespod iPod Mini Casemod: Double Retro Goodness
Flickr user recycledgamer refuses to let go of the past, whether it’s past past or recent past. He/She took an iPod mini – a relic from 2004-05 – and gave it a suit of blocky plastic armor, the iconic NES controller from the Golden Age, the ancient Pre-Playstation eras.

NES Cartridge Wine Charms Make Drinking Classy

NES Cartridge Wine Charms Make Drinking Classy
Most people inclined to hang things off their wine glasses, they go in for beads or flowers or some frou-frou garbage. But you’re a (wo)man. You need something that speaks to your maturity and general awesomeness.

From NES to Clockface: the Journey of a Circuit Board

From NES to Clockface: the Journey of a Circuit Board
One day you’re just poking along, handling all your business NES-style, running games, having someone blow hot air into your space, and the next? You’ve been torn out of your cozy little home and someone’s fitting all sorts of new parts onto your body.