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Tag: Retro

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.

Ben Heck’S Commodore 64 Laptop on Auction, Comes With Free Movie

Ben Heck’S Commodore 64 Laptop on Auction, Comes With Free Movie
Ben Heck has put up his retro-futuristic creation, the Commodore 64 laptop, for auction. The proceeds will go to “a worthy charity”.  The winning bidder also gets an SD card – the laptop is equipped with both an SD card slot and a cartridge slot – and a DVD of Possomus Woman, a film written and directed by the master modician himself.

Nintendo DS and Sony PSP Morphed into Less Portable Arcade Cabinet

Nintendo DS and Sony PSP Morphed into Less Portable Arcade Cabinet
You know what’s awesome about portable game systems? Portability, of course! And what’s awesome about arcade cabinets? Everything. So it’s clear that arcade cabinets are, in fact, better than portables… which means it’s totally okay to hack your portables into your arcade cabinets.

Needle-Felted Jabba the Hutt: Awwwwwww

Needle-Felted Jabba the Hutt: Awwwwwww
How do you make a disgusting alien cute? Easy: just replace his slimy skin with wool. Oh and give him a “squezzly bunnybear.” Flickr pro/proud mom/Jedi Grand Needle Felter Kit Lane imagined that as a child, Zorba’s offspring wasn’t really an evil Hutt.

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.

Hp Calculator iPhone Apps: Almost Worth Buying Just for Their Looks

Hp Calculator iPhone Apps: Almost Worth Buying Just for Their Looks
Introduced in the early 1980s, three models from HP’s much-loved 10c series calculators get a savvy transition to the 21st century with their iPhone app counterparts. The 12c and the 12c Platinum are both financial calculators, while the 15c – an out of production calculator so in demand 2nd hand units sell for as much as $400 bucks – is a high-end scientific calculator.

Commodore 64 Vs. the iPhone 3gs: Guess Who Won?

Commodore 64 Vs. the iPhone 3gs: Guess Who Won?
After the arguably unnecessary rejection of the Commodore 64 emulator for the iPhone, Technologizer‘s Harry McCracken – whose last name would be much cooler if it ended with an exclamation point: McCracken! (and started with Zak) – decided to pit the iconic Commodore 64 with the future Hall of Famer, the iPhone 3GS, just for the heck of it.

Film & Cassette Tape Portraits by Iri5 Are for Sale, and Yes, They’Re Expensive.

Film & Cassette Tape Portraits by Iri5 Are for Sale, and Yes, They’Re Expensive.
Reader Alex commented on our call for surveyees (take the survey! there’s a prize!) that the stuff we usually feature are cool (of course they are :D) but mostly expensive. Alex, if you’re reading this, I’m sorry but this is another one of those cool-but-expensive stuffs.

Casio G Shock Data Bank Calculator Watch: Bully Proof

Casio G Shock Data Bank Calculator Watch: Bully Proof
Casio’s limited edition calculator watch is so nerdy it should be a character in The Big Bang Theory. Fortunately, it has been infused with G-Shock toughness, which somewhat offsets its bully magnet looks. Available in 4 nerdtastic colors, it has data storage capabilities and a calculator, as well as a currency converter and a calendar.

Star Trek Cakes Might Not Help You Live Long

Star Trek Cakes Might Not Help You Live Long
Neatorama recently posted a bunch of Star Trek cakes, which I assume would be the perfect food for your Star Trek marathons. They’re also unhealthy, but who cares right? All for the sake of awesome. Here’s one of them, a cute and miniature bridge scene on top of an otherwise ordinary base made by reality TV show “Ace of Cakes”: Here’s another one, a fairly large replica of the Enterprise made by European Cake Gallery.

Super Mario’S Brothers and Clones: 45 Takes on Mario (and Luigi)

Super Mario’S Brothers and Clones: 45 Takes on Mario (and Luigi)
The Design Inspiration cobbled together 45 artworks depicting the ever-popular Mario and his brother Luigi. All of them are pretty fun to look at: Some of them took the pair back to their earlier looks, others channeled cartoons, while some, like Anthony Jones, decided to go with a more mature style.

Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines Website Launches

Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines Website Launches
Ever wonder what classic arcade games might have looked like in an alternate dimension? From the looks of it, the arcades of the Cold War era Soviet Union were definitely not what you’d find anywhere else on the planet.

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.

Screw Hi-Def: Student Builds 64 Rgb-LED Color Tv

Screw Hi-Def: Student Builds 64 Rgb-LED Color Tv
23-year old Edo Kriegsmann is not swayed by fads. Okay I don’t actually know that, but it seems that that is the case, as he is defying the HD trend and all that it entails –  billion to one contrast ratios, screens with the surface area of small towns  and of course stroke-inducing price tags – with his color TV that has – get this – 64 RGB-LED pixels.

Atari Cartridge Wallet Pays Homage to the Classics

Atari Cartridge Wallet Pays Homage to the Classics
Etsy seller Nilesz urges us to recycle and to reminisce about the great 80s with his Atari cartridge wallets. They’re made from real games, and Nilesz says that “the only piece of the original game not used in the wallet design is the screw.”

Clockwork Orange Overclocked Custom Pc: Viddy Well Done

Clockwork Orange Overclocked Custom Pc: Viddy Well Done
Modder/droog/man of the moment David Penfold aka Mremulator was inspired by an award-winning custom rig and decided to go totally bolshy yarblockos with his own build. First he picked orange and black for the colors of his SilverStone TJ07 computer case – which incidentally was the same model used in the custom pc that inspired him  – and came up with the theme later: A Clockwork Orange.