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A lot of sites are touting this delightful handheld build dubbed the Game Boy Zero as a “modded” or “hacked” classic Game Boy, which is technically inaccurate. No, this project uses the outer casing of the old-school grey-brick Game Boy, but the internal hardware is a Raspberry Pi running Emulation Station. It also sports four front-facing buttons, shoulder triggers, a rechargeable battery, a full-color screen and an HDMI output (my personal favorite addition), in case you want to play your favorite retro games on your full-size telly.

ROMs are read via a Micro SD card inserted into a classic Game Boy cartridge that’s been given a similarly heavy modification, so you can easily load the thing up with all of your favorites from Donkey Kong Country to Pokémon Crystal and beyond.

Check out a gallery of photos, as well as video of the Game Boy Zero in action below.

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Using an Arduino Uno and an Xbox controller, tinkerer Dave Stein turned a 1981 Kenner AT-AT Walker into an awesome remote controlled toy.

Combine an Arduino Uno, an Adafruit Servo Shield, Xbox 360 Controller, and a beat-up 1981 Kenner At-At Walker and the result is the toy I always wanted when I was a kid. If you played with this toy growing up you will probably remember how clumsy it was and difficult to move around.

The goal of this project was to take my old beat up AT-AT Walker and make it walk. There were many different obstacles I had to overcome to complete the project such as quadrupedal movement, learning how to use an Arduino microcontroller, basic electronics and breadboarding, not damaging the plastic components of the toy during fabrication, configuring an Xbox controller to make the AT-AT move, etc…

Impressive, but he could have saved a lot of time and effort and just bought this.

See the toy in action (along with some tests) in the videos below.

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hulk rampage

There are many different ways to unleash total destruction upon Los Santos. But now, thanks to a mod by JulioNIB, you can lay waste to Los Santos as the Hulk. It just feels right.

You can jump for miles, toss trains like they’re made out of styrofoam or even use the Hulk’s thunderclap to send bad guys flying through the air.

See the hulk in action after the break…

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rousey vs mayweather

Ronda Rousey vs. Floyd Mayweather is a fight that will never happen in real life, but if you would love to see Rousey beat the crap out of Mayweather, the following video might prove satisfying. Game designer Richie Branson notes:

Well, now we know who would win if Floyd Mayweather and Ronda Rousey fought. I got bored and decided to play around with some texture files in my PC installation of Street Fighter IV. The result is this mayweather vs. rousey mod, lol. To eliminate bias, i simulated the Mayweather v. Rousey fight with both fighters controlled by the CPU.

Check it out after the break…

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toon skyrim

This mod of Bethesda’s last Elder Scrolls release by Modder UniqueUses is called “Toon Skyrim”, and we are itching to try it out. Unfortunately, it’s still a work in progress:

“I’m basically making my own potato texture mod, with an enb [a visual mod] and weather that goes with it to help hide that ugly lod [level of detail],” said UniqueUses on reddit. “I like the potato texture style, but I think a lot of fixing up needs to be done for it to be playable. So I’m going to attempt to make things like signs and faces readable but still fit the potato style. For example, certain puzzles need to be seen, so I’m going to edit those.”

Basically, he’s looking to use a mod that gives a new visual feel to the game but doesn’t add all the extra stuff that slows down your FPS. If you’ve ever had to lower your visual quality to keep your framerates from making it impossible to play a game, you know what a lifesaver this can be.

Plus, it looks gorgeous.

Check it out pictures and a demo of the mod in action after the break.

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This mod is both cool and incredibly annoying. User mallo has replaced all the sounds in Doom with sounds he made with his own voice. Guns, chainsaws, you name it. It’s a funny mod, but I don’t know how long I could handle it.

See the video after the break.

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Self-taught engineer Ed Zarick has created a portable version of the PS4 game console that can be yours for $1,395. He calls is it the PlayBook 4 and it’s basically the console housed in a 3D printed case that also holds a 22″ 1080p display. You can get it in either black and blue or white and black.

See the video after the break for a closer look.

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This incredible mod comes from pro modder Platimumfungi who has fit a Nintendo game system into a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party Wagon toy. He’s even got controllers to match painted by Custom NES Guy. The best part is that he’s auctioning off this mod to the highest bidder on eBay!

See more pictures after the break.

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He may be a good guy in “real” life but in this Grand Theft Auto IV mod Iron Man is nothing but trouble. Designed by modder H1Vltg3, it doesn’t just give the main character an Iron Man skin, but outfits him with hand repulsor beams with sound effects and even let’s him fly around the city destroying everything in his path. The Avengers might not appreciate this, but you just know Tony Stark would think it was the best mod ever.

See the video after the break…

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Because sweat is sexy. Skyrim Nexus Mods user Xs2reality made up the “Sporty Sexy Sweat” mod to mimic the sexy glisten of sweat-damp skin. Why? According to Xs2reality,

Sporty Sexy Sweat is an specular texture mod which will enable sweaty wet body for your favorite female character. Your character will have a sexy glistening wet skin which will enhance the realism, sexiness and all the fine details of the skin.

And just to make sure you get what he means, the video features your favorite female character in a lovely, barely-there bikini. Alas, this is only available for human characters, so all non-humans will have to stay unsexy and dry.

See video after the break…

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