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This LED Game Table Can Play Tetris

This LED Game Table Can Play Tetris
Looking for a unique piece of furniture for your living room or game room? Well, skip the IKEA and go for something a bit more geeky, I say. This cool coffee table has LEDs built into its top which can display a colorful light show, or even play simple video games. Etsy seller RetroGamesTable makes these neat pieces of electronic furniture over which pack a 12 x 12 grid of LED squares beneath their surface, each of which can be assigned a different color.

Tetris Lamp: Stack ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

Tetris Lamp: Stack ‘Em If You Got ‘Em
Full disclosure: as much as people loved Tetris, I sucked at the game. Every time the blocks started falling from the sky, I’d survive for about two minutes before I got overwhelmed, and they hit the top and my game was over.
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Commercial Turns Real World Stuff into Game of Tetris

Commercial Turns Real World Stuff into Game of Tetris
I’ve always enjoyed playing Tetris. It’s just one of those games that keeps your mind occupied 100%, and is a great way to kill time sitting on a train or airplane. There have been countless games over the years which expand on the block-stacking game dynamic.

Classic Video Game Themes Played Backwards

Classic Video Game Themes Played Backwards
The video games of old, like Super Mario Bros. and Tetris had some of the best music ever. But would we even recognize them if the music were played backwards? Listen and find out. Musician Stemage created a digital album featuring several memorable NES game themes performed in reverse.

This Cool LED Nightlight Celebrates Classic Video Games

This Cool LED Nightlight Celebrates Classic Video Games
Gamers, here’s a sweet accent light for your gameroom, living room, bedroom, or any other room that could use a splash of color. This LED cube lantern is covered with images of classic video games, and is sure to be a great addition to any space. The lamp comes decorated with cutouts of famous games and game characters including Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Mario, Sonic, and Tetris.

Tetris Played on an Mechanical Display: FlipTris

Tetris Played on an Mechanical Display: FlipTris
Most of us know Tetris from the Game Boy version and that theme song is forever stuck in our heads. But when you play the game on a mechanical display, the sound it makes also very satisfying. A geek going by the name sinowin rigged up a small computer with a joystick and connected them to an old school elongated flip-disc display.

This Cutter Turns Sandwiches into Tetris Pieces

This Cutter Turns Sandwiches into Tetris Pieces
Your mom always told you to stop playing with your food, but I’m here to encourage the exact opposite. You only live once, so why not have fun whenever the mood strikes? For instance, the next time you make a sandwich, go ahead and play some Tetris at the same time.

Play Tetris on This Bookcase

Play Tetris on This Bookcase
Books are so last century. Maybe we can come up with a better use for those old outdated bookcases. That’s what Øyvind Berntsen did. He added LEDs to the cells of his bookcase, then made them programmable so he can display pixelated images in multiple colors.

Tetris-shaped Storage Benches: Stack and Sit

Tetris-shaped Storage Benches: Stack and Sit
CromaleonStorage can be a real challenge in any home, especially when you live in a small place, or if your kids have tons of toys. Well, these Tetris storage benches from Cromaleon are a geeky and nice looking solution.

Rémi Gaillard Strikes Back, Causing Tetris Trouble

Rémi Gaillard Strikes Back, Causing Tetris Trouble
In this outlandish video, French comedian Rémi Gaillard runs around the city with his friends, generally causing trouble while they are dressed up as Tetris pieces.

NES Wedding Cake: Nuptial Edible System

NES Wedding Cake: Nuptial Edible System
Australian cake shop Cara Mia Cake made this realistic life-size NES cake for Vanessa and Chris Harding’s wedding. Instead of plastic and metal the chocolate cake is “filled with a cookies and cream white chocolate ganache.” According to the Herald Sun, the cake looked so realistic the newlywed’s guests could barely believe it wasn’t an actual console.

Tetris Cushions are Perfect for Cushion Forts

Tetris Cushions are Perfect for Cushion Forts
Growing up, all we needed was about five minutes without mom looking in the living room and we had all the cushions off the couch to make a fort. If the cushions were off limits, we just went for the chairs and some sheets.

Game Boy Refrigerator Decal: That’s One Cool Nintendo

Game Boy Refrigerator Decal: That’s One Cool Nintendo
If you want to give your kitchen a Nintendo theme, this Refrigerator Game Boy Decal is the way to start. This decal turns your boring and plain refrigerator into a not so portable gaming device – one that has Tetris on the screen.

Geeky Jack-o-Lanterns: Some Truly Smashing Pumpkins

Geeky Jack-o-Lanterns: Some Truly Smashing Pumpkins
Each year around Halloween, we see some really cool and geeky pumpkins that people are carving. Today I found a few carved pumpkins that will make the geek in you smile. My favorite is the first photo you see here, the Cylon.

Arduino-Powered Bracelet Can Be Used as a Smartwatch, Plays Tetris

Arduino-Powered Bracelet Can Be Used as a Smartwatch, Plays Tetris
Earlier this year, we saw Kevin Bates’ Arduboy, a business card-sized gaming device powered by an ATmega328P Arduino board. He’s going to launch that device this December, but in the meantime he’s working on another Tetris-playing trinket, the Ardubracelet. This very early prototype uses the same chip as the Arduboy.

Play Tetris on this T-shirt

Play Tetris on this T-shirt
Mark Kerger is a walking video game, thanks to his fancy shirt. He built this cool Tetris shirt using an Arduino controller, 128 LEDs, and 4 AA batteries. Look at him now. He’s a walking arcade cabinet.
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