Anyone can play a game of Tetris; the Russian classic is available in dozens of formats, and there are clones and knock-offs aplenty. You can even go the Soylent Green route and make your Tetris out of people if you are so inclined.
There are days when you can’t help but think, y’know, maybe it’s time to take down the action figures and buy a tasteful cabinet to house all the gaming gear. Maybe get some window treatments and experience a coming of age in design.
When we were kids we discovered the joys of arcade classics like Elevator Action, Lode Runner and Star Force. Years later we would discover booze, another crucial element in our pursuit of happiness/self-destruction. I’m sure you’ve spent many wasted nights wondering how you can combine the two.
Owen Good over at the big K has a great idea: if you’re looking for a gift for your gamer-friends but you find that actual video games are too pricey, get them these wonderful yet cheap shirts instead.
Why choose the great outdoors over a carefully-rendered urban landscape? So long as you stay away from the people in that pesky uncanny valley, the variable world of video games may just be prettier (and easier to control) than the real world.
This retro-look wooden casing houses a plasma TV. It combines mid-century modern aesthetics with modern technology to give you the best of both worlds.
At first glance, the TV looks like it belongs in one of yesteryear’s living rooms- until you realize how thin it is.
These DIY headphones look fantastic! I can only (probably erroneously) assume the sound quality matches the look.
Flickr user j.rusten furniture studio shared the story behind these headphones he made for himself. He says, “I adapted a pair of normal safety earphones for speakers, and added a vintage look.
Let people know you like to be pushed around with this “Control Me” Atari joystick tee.
While I will admit that the retro video game-themed t-shirt genre is already pretty crowded, I think this particular tee stands out because of it’s rough-edged, hand-drawn graphics and its classic color scheme.
This certainly isn’t the first time that I’ve seen a steampunk computer design, but it’s a quick way for you to turn your machine into something that H.G. Wells himself would be proud of. Recently sighted over on eBay, here’s a set of custom-modded steampunk accessories for your PC.
This awesome NES casemod manages to squeeze a fully-functional Nintendo 8-bit console into the body of one of the system’s own game cartridges.
The Fami-Card started out its life as an original Super Mario Brothers cartridge.
In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the spiky fella, Sega has announced the release of four Sonic the Hedgehog titles this year:
Sonic The Hedgehog
Sony PS3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 (Late ’06)
A New Sonic Adventure (title TBD)
Nintendo Wii (Early ’07)
Sony PSP (Fall ’06)
Special Edition of Sonic The Hedgehog Genesis
Gameboy Advance (Nov ’06)
According to Sega:
“Fans will be treated throughout the year to special 15th anniversary events, culminating with the release of three original Sonic adventures shipping later this year, as well as the original Sonic The Hedgehog Genesis for the Game Boy Advance.