Now that we’re down to just two leading party candidates for the 2008 U.S. presidential election, it looks like a couple of new upstarts have tossed their brightly colored plumbers’ hats into the ring.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m definitely voting for the Mario/Luigi ’08 ticket.
If you think that mankind continues to evolve, perhaps you’re wrong. According to this clever video game T-shirt, we all stopped evolving somewhere back in the mid-1980s, parked in front of a Missile Command cabinet.
Depicting the gradual metamophosis from ape to human to arcade addict, this shirt doesn’t take into account the gradual decline from the upright position of Homo Erectus in the arcade to today’s Homo Potatus parked on the couch in front of the Xbox 360.
Regardless of its lack of anthropological accuracy, the shirt makes for a nice retro-chic fashion statement, right down to the familiar bitmapped “INSERT COIN” type.
These great 8-bit inspired t-shirts remind me of the wonderful simplicity and joy of the early days of video gaming.
Designed by Stuart Witts, the shirts feature big, bold, blocky images of either a pair of black and white race cars or a bright green soccer player.
Sure, that Legend of Zelda quilt was pretty nifty, but this has got to be the best Nintendo-inspired item I’ve seen this week.
The t-shirt just shows the ubiquitous pixelated question mark block from the Super Mario games, along with the caption “I’d hit that!”.
Everyone’s favorite Soviet block video game has been brought to life using a roomful of people, taking on the roll of the various colored geometric shapes from the game.
The stop-motion video by Swiss artist Guillaume Reymond of NotSoNoisy creative agency is the latest in his series of video game inspired clips, which first gained popularity with Human Space Invaders and Human Pong, and more recently, Human Pole Position.
Has your Xbox 360 ever overheated? Do you dread the three Red Rings of Death? Have I got a t-shirt for you.
Inspired by the demented HAL9000 computer from the classic science fiction flick, 2001: A Space Odyssey, it shows the inimitable RRoD symbol along with the saying “I’m afraid I can’t let you play that, Dave.”
Me thinks this is the absolute funniest t-shirt design I’ve seen in a while…
Indie Tech’s brilliant Segway Beta T-Shirt is a must have for all hipsters, hipster-doofuses, geeks, dweebs, nerds and generaly cool people. I’ll be plunking down my credit card tonight for one of these $15 shirts.
The award for T-shirt of the week has to go to this die hard gamer’s tee from Threadless contributor Lawrence Pernica.
The simply designed shirt uses a retro bitmap font and a couple of game “life” indicators to express this simple statement: “Video games ruined my life.
The gadget mavens over at Think Geek have revealed this new t-shirt that features an animation based on Atari’s gaming classic, Pong (although the t-shirt simply refers to it as “Table Tennis”, for obvious legal reasons.)
While I’m not certain what the connection is between the Fab Four and Nintendo’s latest game console, I do find this T-shirt design quite amusing anyway.
The Let it Bii shirt is 20 bucks from Nerdy Shirts features Nintendo “Mii” avatars designed to look like John, Paul, Ringo and George.
I know this might seem a bit dated, but I just found this and thought it was too funny to ignore. This t-shirt speaks for itself, simply stating “This is how I roll.” alongside a graphic of the funky Japanese games’ protagonist pushing a big old Katamari.
There’s some controversy over where you can pick one of these up, though.