‘Til Nintendo DS do us part. Click to enlarge.
The Power Glove – it’s one of those things that people in their 30s and 40s love to pretend was awesome when actually it’s… y’know, it’s a bit crap, isn’t it? Aesthetically it’s a fascinating bit of kit to look at, but in terms of actually, properly using to to play games it was bloody useless. Still, kudos to Nintendo for attempting to innovate.
Kudos also to engineersman Nolan Moore, who stripped out the core components of a Power Glove, fitted it with flex sensors, control boards and a wifi transmitter to create a glove that can be used to control a Parrot AR Drone with a literal flick of the wrist. Moore detailed his build process over on his blog. He also showed off his handiwork (arf) at the Bay Area Maker Faire in May, and you can check out a video of the Glove in action below. [click to continue…]
Monopoly: Super Mario Bros Collector’s Edition takes everything you love from the original game and converts it into a form that’s more suitable for fighting with your family and friends!
The Super Mario Bros. Collector’s Edition of Monopoly allows players to buy, sell, and trade locations from the eight worlds featured in the classic 8-bit version of the 1985 video game! Custom 8-bit styled game pieces complete this 8-bit classic styled Monopoly game with an original Super Mario Bros. twist. Comes with 6 Collectible 8-bit styled Tokens including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, Super Mushroom, and 1-up Mushroom; Custom Designed 8-bit styled Game Board; Custom Goal Poles and Castles that replace traditional Houses and Hotels; Community Chest and Chance Cards that have been renamed ? Block and Warp Pipe; Custom themed Monopoly money; and Instructions.
If you liked the N64 coffee table, this project will be right up your alley.
Designed and built by Redditor Edgemeredrive, this GameCube logo shelf measures 35″ x 35″ (roughly 3ft each side) and holds about 180 games. The center cube even comes out, revealing a space to set up your favorite Nintendo console. Or, y’know, some other system.
Check out some more photos of the spectacular build below.
Twenty-nine years after the game’s original release, Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! still has secrets left to discover.
Indeed, Redditor midwesternhousewives has discovered a visual cue that enables you deliver a one-hit knockout to Piston Honda in the second fight—something that many gamers knew was possible but, until now, seemed random.
Check out the explanation in the video below.
I have fond memories of my Cleantendo. Though, the technology seems so primitive now. Not like the high-res showers of today. For one thing, the water felt like little blocks pelting my face. And let’s not even talk about 8-bit junk.
Check out another pic of the Retro Gaming Shower Curtain below.
Usually a tear-free event, The Game Developers Choice Awards took an emotional turn on Wednesday during a video tribute to the late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.
It was created by Braid artist David Hellman, Chris Kohler, Raber Umphenour and Shawne Benson. If you grew up playing Nintendo games as a child, this tribute will really hit you in the feels.
Watch it below.
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.
Over a period of two weeks, Imgur user tylerfulltilt hand-built this spectacular NES-themed entertainment center using some plywood, some clever paintwork, and this lowboard from Overstock which was heavily modified to look like the NES console itself.
We’re properly impressed with tylerfulltilt’s work, though I really want that TV to be bigger and lower. Check out the full gallery detailing the build process after the jump.