If you haven’t played Pac-Man as a kid, did you even have a childhood? Inspired by the famous game, Ghosters are lovely coasters that bring form and function together. It is for all the adults who want to keep a part of their childhood right on their office desk or on their coffee table at home. You can choose from the 5-piece colorful acrylic set or a classy solid hardwood option.
PocketSprite may be one tiny game console, but it’s ready for all the retro gaming goodness your heart desires. It’s a full-featured emulation console that can stand in for old favorites like Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Sega Master System, and more, including games developed specifically for the PocketSprite. So enjoy the old favorites on its OLED screen, while hoping you can place your fingers right on the tiny console’s buttons. Available for pre-order at a price of $55 on CrowdSupply.
Once Zelda: Breath of the Wild out on the Nintendo Switch, this dude decided it was time to automate his home. The system is based off the ocarina from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Allen Pan used an internet connected Raspberry Pi, connected to different gadgets for his home automation system.
Playing Zelda’s Lullaby locks/unlocks the door, Sun’s Song toggles lights, Bolero of Fire turns on heat, Song of Storms controls the humidifier, and so on. He can even play a tune to unlock his car!
Pulp fiction covers are at their nostalgic best, and so are a number of Nintendo games. Artist Ástor Alexander put together those two greats and created a set of images of pulp fiction covers for Nintendo games, and a few more, but we’ll go with the majority of the set. They are pretty darn cool, and I’m pretty sure I want to read a Nintendo game inspired pulp fiction novel.
Ireland has released four postage stamps to celebrate the most popular games and gaming icons. The four stamps show Mario, Sonic, Pacman and Space Invaders. The stamps are available here.
Link is a warrior slashing through hordes of his enemies. In this illustration from Jeremiah Lambert Arts, Link stands with Zelda on top of a pile of his fallen enemies, like any great warrior should. The other illustration shows a heartless Mario stomping on hapless Goombas, leaving a mess of spilled intestines through the mushroom kingdom.
People have had their fair share of gripe about the obvious lack of details in the good old 8-bit video games. Technology wasn’t mature enough for detailed appearances, and videogame artists and developers made best use of the palette available to them. With better technology, came around a different, more detailed look of the characters. But imagine if the original 8-bit art was just a boxy representation of what those characters actually looked like.
So here’s the final episode of the webseries Mario Warfare. It sure did come a long way from its crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The series followed up its first episode with others released at irregular time periods. And finally, here’s the finale. It’s the longest episode from the series yet, touching almost eighteen minutes.
Here’s the honest trailer for Mortal Kombat, and the entire franchise dedicated to it. In the spirit of honest trailers, this is quite spot on as well.