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Pac-Man Museum+

Pac-Man Museum+

A new compilation of the best games of the Pac-Man series, including maze games, puzzle games, and platformers. Titles include Pac-Man, Super Pac-Man, Pac-Land, Pac-Man Battle Royale, and more. SuperStar7650 posted a gameplay compilation of all 14 titles. Drops 5.27.22 on PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Atari Couchcade

Atari Couchcade
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Arcade1up brings 10 classic Atari arcade games to your TV screen, along with an arcade-quality controller you can enjoy from the comfort of your couch. Its base station plugs into your TV’s HDMI port, and the wireless controller has real arcade buttons, a trackball, a spinner, a soft bean bag bottom, and a built-in carrying handle.

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Wordle in the 1980s

Wordle in the 1980s

Like many of you, we’ve played Wordle almost every day since it broke out. Squirrel Monkey imagines what the hit word game might have been like if it came out in the 1980s and ran on an MS-DOS-based PC. You’ll also need a dot-matrix printer if you want to share your score.

A Trail Tale

A Trail Tale

Taking a hike through the great outdoors can be a relaxing and serene experience. But if you’re squeamish about bugs and other wildlife, you’re better off staying indoors. Thanks to the Molski Brothers’ A Trail Tale, you can experience a hike along the Appalachian Trail without leaving the comfort of your web browser. (Thanks Rob!)

Hot Wheels Portable Nintendo Switch Dock Backpack

Hot Wheels Portable Nintendo Switch Dock Backpack

In 2017, Mattel wanted to get in on the Nintendo Switch craze and created a limited-edition backpack that made the handheld console no longer handheld. Ultimately, only three of the $980 backpacks were produced. Peter Knetter offers his take on this electric blue oddity that may or may not have actually existed.

Squirrel with a Gun

Squirrel with a Gun

Games like Goat Simulator and QWOP have proven that your game concept doesn’t have to make sense to be entertaining. Indie developer and VFX artist Dan DeEntremont is running with that idea with the creation of a game with the simple concept of a squirrel wielding a variety of firearms. Punish has the story.

Chuck Norris vs. Spartan Warriors

Chuck Norris vs. Spartan Warriors

When it comes to badassery, Chuck Norris is on many top 10 lists. SergiuHellDragoon put Chuck’s skills to the test using Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator 2 and an army of 2400 Chucks versus a million Spartan Warriors. Despite the seemingly impossible odds, the overpowered Chucks made quick work of the soldiers.

BioShock: The High School Musical

BioShock: The High School Musical

A group of students from John Burroughs High School performed a musical inspired by Rapture, the dystopian undersea world of BioShock. The connections to the game’s plot are loose at best, but the Powerhouse choir took home multiple awards in the Hart Encore 2022 show choir competition for their performance.

Living in 3rd Person

Living in 3rd Person

Video games that play in a 3rd-person perspective help you understand your place within the world and let you see what your character looks like. With the help of a video rig and VR goggles, Ryan Trahan lived his own life from a 3rd-person view – and he did it for two days. We probably would have thrown up after 20 minutes.

Robot Mouse Aimbot

Robot Mouse Aimbot

Do you suck at first-person shooters? Kamal Carter might have the solution. He built a servo-controlled robotic rig that moves a mouse exactly where targets are by scanning the screen for specific colors. It cheats quite well in the FPS trainer AimLab, but it’ll need more work to be accurate in a real game.

Super Mario Bros. on Tesla Coils

Super Mario Bros. on Tesla Coils

Franzoli Electronics is back with another great musical performance on his trio of tesla coils. This time the high voltage towers zap out an energetic cover of Koji Kondo’s oft-played theme music from Super Mario Bros. More of a Zelda fan? Be sure to check out his Tesla cover of The Legend of Zelda’s theme.

Game Controller Keycap

Game Controller Keycap
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This keycap from HolyOOPS looks like a tiny game controller with D-pad, ABXY, and start/select buttons. It’s made from CNC-machined aluminum with silicone buttons that let light shine through. At 1.75u wide, it’s the perfect replacement for your Caps Lock key and is compatible with Cherry MX switches and clones.

First-Person Sonic the Hedgehog

First-Person Sonic the Hedgehog

The Sonic the Hedgehog series is known for its breakneck speeds, loop-de-loops, and corkscrews. Now we can see what Sonic sees from his perspective thanks to this first-person mod of the PC version of Sonic Generations, posted by Blue Vivacity. Be warned, you might not want to watch if you’re prone to motion sickness.

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MythForce: Gameplay Trailer

MythForce: Gameplay Trailer

Beamdog’s 1st-person roguelite dungeon-crawler MythForce sends up to four players on missions to clear the world of villainous creatures. What makes it stand out from the crowd is its art style, which is borrowed straight from 1980s Saturday morning cartoons. An early-access version drops on 4.20.22.

Tetris on Tesla Coils

Tetris on Tesla Coils

Franzoli Electronics has entertained us with performances of Around the World and Megalovania on tesla coils. This time, they played a version of Korobeiniki, commonly known as the Tetris theme song. We’re picturing those blocks dropping into place and being zapped into oblivion by lightning as each level is cleared.

Skillshot FX Digital Pinball Machine

Skillshot FX Digital Pinball Machine
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The makers of Skee-Ball present a uniquely-styled digital pinball machine. It’s not cheap, but it does come ready to play with 96 pinball machines, powered by Zen Studios’ Pinball FX3, and has a 55″ full HD playfield, arcade-quality sound, authentic launch and flipper buttons, haptic feedback, and undercabinet LED lighting.

Real Life Halo SPNKr

Real Life Halo SPNKr

Builder Jairus of All has spent months putting together a working, life-size version of the massive SPNKr rocket launcher from Halo. The video series shows how he designed and built the incredible replica, while the latest video shows off its rotation action and final assembly. We can’t wait to see it fire rockets.

Choose or Die (Trailer)

Choose or Die (Trailer)

After stumbling onto a 1980s computer adventure game and figuring out a way to play it, a young coder discovers the game holds a dark and terrifying secret – and it’s not just that games used to come on cassette tapes that made a horrible squeal if you tried playing them through your stereo. Coming to Netflix 4.15.22.

Tiny Minecraft Ocean Diorama

Tiny Minecraft Ocean Diorama

Artist WUZU Clay built this miniature scene inspired by the blocky world of Minecraft. They made the underwater ocean temple by cutting and sculpting precise squares of polymer clay, layering them, and then submerging the structure in clear resin. The level of detail in the characters and plants is truly impressive.

Making Zelda’s Rupees Real

Making Zelda’s Rupees Real

We wish real-life currency looked like Rupees from the Legend of Zelda games. Artist Squowks shows how they made a set of the colorful gemstones by pouring UV-cured resin into faceted molds they made from sheets of plastic. If you’re not feeling up to the DIY challenge, you can find similar sets for purchase on Etsy.

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Polymer Clay Peach’s Castle

Polymer Clay Peach’s Castle

Previously, ClayClaim built a miniature scene based on a level from Super Mario 64. Now the Fimo clay artist is back with another build inspired by the N64 game – Princess Peach’s iconic castle. He achieved the low-poly look by cutting lots of sharp, angular blocks of clay. Those Mario, Yoshi, and Cameraman sculpts are adorable.

NES Controller Valet Tray

NES Controller Valet Tray
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Reimagined Wood Shop has the perfect gift for the video game fan that has everything. This substantial 12″ x 5″ valet tray holds your coins, wallet, phone, keys, and more, all while looking like the classic Nintendo Entertainment System controller. Each one is CNC-carved from a block of solid lumber and comes in a variety of woods.

Making Majora’s Mask

Making Majora’s Mask

Svetlana and Benni of KamuiCosplay make incredible props and costumes. Their latest build is the eponymous mask from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. They made it entirely from sculpting EVA foam and then added LED lighting and a colorful paint job. This thing always reminded us of Aku Aku from Crash Bandicoot.

Super-Realistic Grass

Super-Realistic Grass

Aussie developer Matt Newell is working on an interactive plaything called Lushfoil Photography Sim. Matt’s goal is to envelop players in the most realistic grass, trees, and other environmental elements across detailed landscapes. From the looks of this French Alps demo, we think he’s on the right track. There’s an 8K version here.

Super Violin Bros.

Super Violin Bros.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard the Super Mario Bros. theme performed on violin, but musician Teppei Okada’s version adds all the appropriate sound effects to a few different levels of the classic Nintendo platformer. He’s done the same for F-ZERO and Super Mario Kart among others.

NES Cartridge Notebooks

NES Cartridge Notebooks
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These officially-licensed Nintendo notebooks look just like NES cartridges – if they got run over by a steamroller. They have A5-size (5-7/8″ x 8-1/4″) ruled pages, game graphics on their inside covers and come in a slip-cover inspired by an NES cartridge case. Choose from Super Mario Bros. or Metroid versions.

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