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Much like counting the rings on a tree, you an determine the age of a geek by whether or not their first home console had wood paneling. These days it’s all molded plastic and metals and the like, which is cheaper though perhaps less interesting to look at.

Apparently console mod enthusiast Marshall Clark agrees – using various paint techniques, he’s created an N64 that looks like it’s made from wood. It’s a pretty bloody convincing effect that looks fantastic.

Check out a video of Marshall’s handiwork below.

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A good game room needs good game decor and this Nintendo 64 fits the bill perfectly. It’s made of MDF and measures 18″ x 18″ x 18″ and is even painted in the bold, primary colors of the logo. The top is laminated and you could even add a glass top to have plenty of room for your controller, your Mountain Dew, and your bag of Doritos.

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golden farcry

Back in the day when I was younger and had more free time, my sister and I were obsessed with playing GoldenEye 007 on her N64. I was lousy, but I always had fun. This video by YouTube user William Kjellgren takes me back to those days. He took the Facility level (yes, that one) and modernized it using the FarCry 3 engine. Now I just want to hunt down a N64 on eBay.

Watch the new version of GoldenEye after the break.

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realistic yoshi

Things rarely turn out well for Mario and his brother Luigi in Pete Holmes’ sketch comedy series, Realistic Mario. In a previous episode, Mario found out that slamming your head into a floating brick really, really, really hurts. But in this latest video, Mario discovers that cute dinosaurs like Yoshi are, at the end of the day, still flippin’ dinosaurs. Which means they like to kill and eat things. A lot.

Watch the video after the break…

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Handmade portable game consoles are neat, and Bungle’s N64 mod is just awesome. It includes a custom controller-shaped case with hand grips, a 3.5 inch screen, custom buttons, a GameCube analog joystick, HMDX amp and speakers, and four hours of battery life. The guy’s got skills.

See more pics and a video of the console in action after the break.

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(via Geekologie)

This Guy Found Hyrule

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The drawing is from the Legend of Zelda NES booklet, but it seems that the real deal is in Grand Tetons National Park. This guy gets bonus points for bringing the sword.

(via Reddit)

lamborghini 2 n64 controller

Lamborghini recently unveiled its latest concept car, and people don’t know what to do with it. The Egoista definitely has a distinct shape and that might not be the best thing. To me, it looks like a car that only exists in spy movies and is completely impractical for driving in real life. Then again, I’m not their absurdly wealthy target audience. Some fans are comparing the ride to nerdy things like the N64 Controller, and Kotaku put together a side by side. Yes, it is possible to see geeky things everywhere. I never would have come to that comparison on my own, but now I can’t unsee it.

Check out shots comparing the sports car to the Mach 5 from Speed Racer and Tamiya toy cars after the break.

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Raise your hand if you also played Goldeneye on the N64 all the time. I knew I wasn’t alone. If you adored the game, you’ll recognize this remote mine prop. It was designed by ComradeQuiche on Thingiverse, and he provides the files so you download and print your very own. It blinks, it beeps, and the back is conveniently magnetic so you can stick it to everything. I’ll take twenty!

See more cool pics after the break.

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This custom controller was designed by DeviantArtist Zoki64 as a commission for one of his customers. We’ve seen some beautiful custom controllers and consoles from him before and this one is no less impressive. He takes an already vintage controller and makes it even more so with the NES design.

See more pictures and a video after the break…

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