Vectoroid may be nothing more than a bunch of lines and points, but this homage to Asteroids is a literal blast with upgrades, enemies, hit points and a gun that never stops firing.
Made by RMIT student Kyle Downes, A Short Visual History of Videogames starts from 1972′s Pong and stops just short of current gen consoles, but is wonderfully rendered nonetheless.
We’ve seen many customs, but Methamphibian’s 12″ post apocalyptic and counter terrorism figures rank high on the badass scale; he’s actually best known for sneakers.
A perfect gift for web and UI designers, Design Commission’s Web Stencil Kit includes a stencil, mechanical pencil and browser chrome sketchpad (W3C compliant, no doubt).
This Nerf Chaingun is a heavily modded Nerf Vulcan that fires 500 rounds per minute by quadrupling the voltage for some serious cubicle pwnage. Get the full instructions here.
This VAX77 Folding Keyboard is a boon for on-the-road musicians and weighs just 25 lbs with a magnesium alloy case, polyphonic aftertouch, custom colors and keyweights.
Madden NFL-era kids won’t care much for Mattel’s Football, but for 70s kids, LED Football 2 is a nostalgic iPhone app; it includes running, punting, field goals and passing.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy is out in Japan; this runnin’ / flyin’ / jumpin’ opening cinematic is both gorgeous and torture for North American fans, who will have to wait until mid-year 2009.
There aren’t just any playing cards: they’re by the Black Rock Collective, a group of 36 international artists. The first batch of 150 sold out in a day, so be sure to get on their mailing list.
Do want, please: the Street Fighter IV Collector’s Edition includes a limited edition figure (Ryu/PS3; C. Viper/360), an anime movie (Blu-ray/PS3, game disc/360) and CD soundtrack.
Callaway’s Ft-IQ Driver hits balls faster, straighter and farther, thanks to a hyperbolic face, high moment of inertia and precise center of gravity which reduces backspin.
This trailer celebrating the 5th Anniversary of TrackMania is a walk down memory lane from the French-made game’s 2003 beginnings; you can download the free version here.
Basically a lattice of spherical rare earth magnets, NeoCube appeals to both left and right brainers with its ability to be reshaped into a seemingly infinite variety of objects. Thanks, Ian!
The YT-1300 that made the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs is also the lightest, with this awesome papercraft version of the famed Millenium Falcon; get the full instructions here.
Connecting the real and virtual worlds, Mightier is an indie game where players draw the solution to a puzzle on paper, draw the main character and scan both of them into the game.
R2-D2 has always been cool cute (unlike Ewoks, who were annoying cute); this chorus line by the R2-D2 Builders Club in California is a uber cool homage to our favorite droid.
We have a weakness for tower defense games, so it’s no surprise we’ve wasted countless hours on Viking Defense; there’s nothing like a horde of pillagers to get your heartrate up.
LEGO has really outdone themselves with this LEGO Castle Giants Chess Set; it’s stuffed to the gills with 31 minifigs and pieces, including knights, trolls, wizards and siege towers.
Above: the digital artists at Realtime:UK have released a group of stunning cinematic sequences from Stormbirds, a near-future fighter combat game that was unfortunately canceled.
Ditch the eggnog with Crispin Hard Apple Cider; this dry drink goes down without the bloat associated with traditional ciders and beers, and is best served over ice. Thanks, Matt!
Fans of car chases should checkout this trailer for Wheelman; set in Barcelona with your car is your primary weapon, the racing game stars Vin Diesel and is due out 2/16/09.
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