We’ve seen all kinds of game controller plushies, but I think this is the first time I’ve seen one that can actually be used to play video games. Adafruit’s Becky Stern built the soft controller using their Flora Arduino-compatible platform and some conductive thread and fabric.
Have you played every Nintendo and Super Nintendo game that ever was? Are you sure? Do you have a life? Well, you can check out these two videos which feature every title screen for every game made for the Nintendo and Super Nintendo and use them as a visual checklist if you want.
Last year we saw a fabric oven mitt that looked just like Nintendo’s infamous Power Glove. Pete Hottelet is raising funds on Indiegogo for a very similar product. Also named the Power Mitt, Pete’s take is made of silicone rubber and thus should be more heat-resistant than the other mitt.
Boutique video game shop Analogue Interactive announced that it’s going to release Analogue Nt, a retro console that can play both NES and Famicom cartridges. That’s double the library. Double the dribble. Double the dragon. And probably quintuple the Mario clones.
After releasing LEGO miniature kits for the Atari 2600 and the Commodore 64, Chris “Powerpig” Mcveigh takes on the king of 8-bit consoles. His mini NES is made of 220 LEGO pieces, including two controllers and a couple of cartridges that can be inserted into the tiny console.
You can easily find NES emulators for Android devices, but you’d have to jailbreak an iOS device if you want to install a similar program on it. Until now. WebNES is a web-based emulator that runs on mobile browsers, including Safari on iOS devices.
Both the original NES console and VHS tapes were popular back in the 1980s, so it actually doesn’t seem that unusual to see the two in the same picture together. Though I can honestly say I’ve never seen an NES inside a VHS tape – until now.
A few years ago we featured a harmonica crammed into a NES cartridge. YouTuber basami sentaku’s harmonica not only has a Famicom cartridge case, it produces 8-bit sound with the help of a sound chip from a NES.
With this ring I thee promise to play on no other console, no matter how next gen she is or how stacked she is in the spec department. I also promise to never blow on a cartridge that came out of another console’s port.
The last time we featured console modder Ryan Fitzpatrick aka Platinum Fungi we saw his personal tribute to Mega Man 2. His latest finished project on the other hand is up for grabs. It’s a radical Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES.
A couple of years ago we got a peek at what several NES games might look like if they were rendered in voxels instead of pixels, courtesy of deviantART member John Buonvino. Programmer ProcyonSJJ was inspired by John’s renders and decided to take them a step further, making a voxel engine for the NES emulator FCEUX.
72Pins and artist Gabriel Leoni teamed up to give you a way to troll a Half-Life fan this Christmas. This NES cartridge has a game inside it, and it says “Half-Life 3” on its cover. But it obviously doesn’t have the actual game, or even a NES demake of it.
If you like the design cues of old school gaming, but like modern gaming consoles, check this out. You can have the best of both worlds with these retro NES skins. They make your PS4 or Xbox One look like an NES.