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Fun & Games December 20, 2016 posted by

RetroEngine Sigma – the classic game machine that doubles as a living room computer

Retro gaming is gaining in popularity. Maybe it’s just nostalgia, maybe it’s the simplicity of the games themselves, I don’t know. Whatever it is though, it’s making a comeback. The RetroEngine Sigma hopes to hop onto that trend and bonus, it will also act as a living room computer for you.


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RetroEngine Sigma – the classic game machine that doubles as a living room computer
Fun & Games December 16, 2016 posted by

Goofy Foot – the classic Nintendo controller for left handed players

Left handed people get no respect. This is such a right hand dominate world. I mean, I’ve never even considered the fact that game controllers are set up to favor my right-handedness. The Goofy Foot, the classic NES controller built for people who use their left, has opened my eyes.


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Goofy Foot – the classic Nintendo controller for left handed players
but is it art? November 22, 2016 posted by

Art of ATARI – all your favorite classic game covers in one place

So, in 2016, the art on our game boxes is generally just grabbed from the game. There’s no real difference between what we see on the package and what we interact with on the disc (and if there is, that’s generally a problem). That wasn’t always the case, back in the day you had to imagine what the characters looked like, based on the box. Art of ATARI is the book that collects all that iconic art into one place.


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Art of ATARI – all your favorite classic game covers in one place
Gadgets April 25, 2016 posted by

NES Paul – the original system can play again, music that is

Do you ever wonder what happened to all those original NES systems that we loved as kids? Are they floating around landfills? Still in your mom’s basement somewhere (that’s where mine is) or did they find new life through crafting? We can safely say that some of them are being used to today as the bodies for the NES Paul, the guitar with a gray box body.


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NES Paul – the original system can play again, music that is
Bizarre February 10, 2016 posted by

Museum of Endangered Sounds – the technology is outdated but the sound lives on

    The world of technology has changed quickly over the past few decades. Services and devices that we once couldn’t live without are now embarrassing relics of the past, collecting dust in landfills or gone completely from the internet landscape. One of the things we’re losing is the sounds. The Museum of Endangered Sounds is cataloging the technology based tones and sounds that are disappearing from the world.


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Museum of Endangered Sounds – the technology is outdated but the sound lives on
Gadgets November 16, 2015 posted by

Light Up Arcade Belt Buckle – hold up your pants with a piece of the 80s

If you’re of a certain age then you remember a time when the only way you could get your game on was if you had at least one piece of silver. Well, at least silver colored. Back in the time of arcades, a quarter was your ticket to the world of video game wonder. Now you can be reminded of those simpler times with the Light Up Arcade Belt Buckle.


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Light Up Arcade Belt Buckle – hold up your pants with a piece of the 80s
Gadgets November 2, 2015 posted by

Model AWK-105 Analog Voltmeter Clock – it measures hours not electrical charges

Our possessions should tell people who we are. Let the items that sit on your desk let people who come into your office know what you’re about. If you want a clock that lets everyone know you’re a science super geek, then the Model AWK-105 Analog Voltmeter Clock is for you.


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Model AWK-105 Analog Voltmeter Clock – it measures hours not electrical charges
but is it art? October 5, 2015 posted by

5 Piece Tetris Storage Bench Set – organization plus Tetris equals perfect

Organization is a game of figuring out how to stack things together so they use the space in the most efficient way possible. Perhaps by creating lines. Which will then disappear. Wait, no, that’s Tetris. With this 5 Piece Tetris Storage Bench Set, they can be the same thing.


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5 Piece Tetris Storage Bench Set – organization plus Tetris equals perfect