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game of thrones keytar theme

When geek composer, programmer and Game Of Thrones fan Greig Stewart (aka Theremin Hero) has a little bit of time on his hands, the result is An 8-bit NES keytar cover of the Game of Thrones opening credits theme.

You also get a MIDI-controlled laser show and a video of the entire thing.

Check it out 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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Digital artist Steph Caskenette made these totally awesome digital papercraft illustrations of some fun scenes from a few classic NES games. Metroid is pictured above, but see if you can guess the rest after the break.

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press start

This video called “Press Start” is sure to conjure up some nostalgic feelings as it consists of every NES start screen back to back in alphabetical order.

If you’ve ever wondered how many NES games there actually are? Well, the video of the start screens alone is almost 3 hours long.

It just occurred to me that this would be an awesome drinking game. Every time you see a game you’ve played, you do a shot. Then again, maybe not. I’m pretty sure some of you folks would get alcohol poisoning.

Check out the video after the break and enjoy!

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So you’ve just dropped hundreds of dollars on Playstation and Xbox’s brand new offerings. Clearly, the next step is to cover up the design of the new consoles with decals to make them look like old school NES systems. You can get the skins from DecalGirl for both new consoles and they also have stickers to cover controllers. They come with clear instructions for application and are an easy and affordable way to add some flair to your gaming devices. If the retro look isn’t your thing, they have tons of other designs to choose from.

See the Xbox One skin design after the break.

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Nostalgic nerds can show off their old-school gaming cred this Christmas with this awesome classic video game ornamental set. None of ‘em work, of course, but what’s pretty cool is that you can hang them from almost anything–including your dust-covered NES or PS1! Now that’s some real old-school video game pride.

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custom mega man nes 1

Mega Man 2 is almost 25 years old and birthdays mean presents! The ideal gift would of course be this custom NES with bold colors and fancy backlighting. It was made by Custom Nes Guy and Platinumfungi, and they did a wonderful job at making the system evoke the character and game. The paint job looks spotless and besides the neat look of the controllers, the character cards on the top of the console actually light up.

See more pictures and a video after the break.

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We live in a day where a Nintendo themed art show is a thing. Isn’t it glorious? Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn is hosting the collection, and it opens this Friday. It’s massive. They’ve signed up over 50 artists to participate, and there are more than 180 pieces in the 3NES show. Art includes Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros, and Metroid pieces among others, and I’m telling you – they’ve got super talented artists involved. I wish I could see the gallery in person.

See more Nintendo art in the show 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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