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SEGA posters

This Jet Set Radio print is unreal


Sega classics reimagined
May 15
// Jordan Devore
Nothing like a jolt of awesome art to wake you up on a sleepy Friday. Art dealer Cook & Becker has teamed up with Sega for a series of poster-sized prints based on some of our old favorites from Jet Set Radio to Phantasy ...
Flyer Fever photo
Flyer Fever

Let's revisit thousands of old arcade game flyers


Inspired!
Apr 08
// Jordan Devore
Several weeks ago, I heard about Flyer Fever, an online archive of thousands of arcade game advertisements dating back to the 1970s, and the site has been clawing at my mind ever since. I've finally succumbed. This is just to...
Dreamcast 3DS theme photo
Dreamcast 3DS theme

This Sega Dreamcast theme for 3DS is legit


Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three
Mar 18
// Jordan Devore
The first time I booted up my Dreamcast with The House of the Dead 2, I believe it was, I thought the machine was broken. I'd ordered it along with a bundle of used games and controllers on eBay, so that was a real possibili...
Final Fantasy VII fangame photo
Final Fantasy VII fangame

We'll never get to play this Final Fantasy VII fan sequel


Who knew a PlayStation could do this?
Mar 07
// Jason Faulkner
Rodensoft, a Japanese indie developer, has revealed new information regarding a Final Fantasy VII fan game in development as a personal project. Final Fantasy VII: Time Guardian was planned to be an alternate version of the ...
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Mad genius makes a PS4/Xbox One combination laptop


You know, for those enormous laps we all have!
Jan 14
// Mike Cosimano
Eddie Zarick, the Doc Brown-esque craftsman behind those cool PS4 and Xbox One laptops, has gone one step beyond: he's put both current-generation consoles into one big shell. Apparently, the PS4's capacitive power button ha...
Metal Gear Solid watch photo
Metal Gear Solid watch

This Metal Gear Solid Codec theme makes me want a smartwatch


But those things are still expensive
Jan 07
// Jordan Devore
This super-cool Metal Gear Solid Codec watchface by njdom24 is the most powerful argument in favor of smartwatches I've seen yet. For a moment there, I was excited. Real excited. Then I looked up what it costs to own the device in question, a Moto 360, and reality sucker-punched me. If you've got one, you know what you must do: represent! skittleguy [Tumblr]
Art photo
Art

Eight childhood game obsessions, illustrated


What we saw when we were young
Dec 26
// Jordan Devore
For Matter's New York Review of Video Games, a "weeklong celebration of our most experimental, most alive, least respected art form," the publication asked eight artists to illustrate a single game that dominated their youth,...
OutRun photo
OutRun

I think we've found the ultimate OutRun machine


Shake the street
Dec 22
// Jordan Devore
I hadn't heard of Force Dynamics' crazy-looking 401cr motion platform before today but I'm already convinced: it is the coolest way to play Sega's arcade classic OutRun.* "This is the original arcade OutRun from 1986, ported...
Snow globe photo
Snow globe

Now this is what you do with a Skylanders Portal


Too cute for words
Jan 12
// Wesley Ruscher
I'm not into Skylanders, but even I can't help but want this fantastic snow globe created from one the game's portal devices. Using a smaller 3DS portal and a snow globe creation kit, the holiday themed Skylanders ball of fes...
Pokemon photo
Pokemon

This contraption automatically finds shiny Pokemon


For science, or something
Nov 05
// Jordan Devore
What would you do for a shiny Pokemon? Y'know, other than the default answer of "spend hours upon hours encountering wild Pokemon for the slim chance that one will have alternate coloring." Granted, the process has gotten ea...
Halo Needler replica photo
Halo Needler replica

Volpin Props makes an amazing Halo 4 Needler replica


Pew pew pew pew pew pew pew!
Sep 20
// Darren Nakamura
It's funny how the Needler is sort of iconic with respect to the Halo series. Back in the days of the original Halo, it was almost exclusively used as a way to humiliate an opponent, since it was typically so easy to avoid b...
LCD browser games photo
LCD browser games

Play Game & Watch and other LCD games in your browser


Blast from handheld gaming's past
Aug 12
// Tony Ponce
Hey, 80s babies! Have fond memories of portable gaming in the days before Game Boy? Did your parents ever buy you those Tiger electronic handhelds for $10 a pop to shut you up on those long drives? Or were you born just a lit...
Zelda rings photo
Zelda rings

Wear Ocarina of Time's famous songs on your hand!


Those are some nice rings!
Jul 06
// Jason Cabral
Do you ever feel like you never really get your love of the Zelda series across through your clothes, wallets, watches, mints, hats, action figures, replica weapons, posters, tattoos, or limited-edition game cartridges and sy...
Stop-motion Link photo
Stop-motion Link

Check out this friggin' sweet stop-motion Link battle


STOP! Hammer time!
Jun 07
// Tony Ponce
Taiwanese stop-motion animator Counter656 is no stranger around these parts -- we've of course shared some of his work in the past. But maybe you haven't caught his vids before. If not, you are in for a treat! Using the supe...
Atari E.T. photo
Atari E.T.

The legendary Atari E.T. landfill is getting excavated


For a documentary
Jun 01
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
E.T. for the Atari 2600 has a crazy story behind it, and it's something any videogame fan should learn about. Long story short, Atari crushed all the copies of E.T. they couldn't sell and buried it under concrete in a landfil...
Pong on a skyscraper photo
Pong on a skyscraper

There's a Pong tournament on a Philly skyscraper tonight


That's one big-ass screen
Apr 19
// Brett Makedonski
Gamers are capable of doing some awesomely odd stuff for the sole purpose of saying they did it. A Drexel University professor is taking that concept and raising the bar. He's raising it 437 feet, to be exact. On April 19 an...
Valve and the Oculus Rift photo
Valve and the Oculus Rift

GDC: Valve, virtual reality, and the Oculus Rift


Our janky eyes make all of it really hard
Mar 29
// Daniel Starkey
Back in the day, everyone thought virtual reality was going to be the future of games. We made movies, TV shows, and even very bad early attempts to make head-mounted displays. All of those devices failed, and over time, VR d...
Zelda cash money photo
Zelda cash money

What if Hyrule's banks upgraded to paper currency?


Check out these awesome Hylian banknotes
Mar 23
// Tony Ponce
Why the denizens of Hyrule still exchange Rupees is beyond me. Have you seen the size of those things? A single shard occupies an entire treasure chest! How could anybody fit more than one in their pocket? It's high time that...
Cool, cool chiptunes photo
Cool, cool chiptunes

Chiptune album 9-bit Blizzard is as cool as ice


18 wintry tracks for those chill February nights
Feb 12
// Tony Ponce
We've got just over a month until winter officially ends. Time to get at least one more winter-themed chiptune album out the door! Net label 9-bit Records has just released 9-bit Blizzard, a collection of 18 tracks of cool po...
IRL Mario Kart photo
IRL Mario Kart

Real-life Mario Kart with REAL WORKING ITEMS OH SNAP


Thanks, science!
Jan 23
// Tony Ponce
Yeah, we've all seen so-called "real-life Mario Kart" before, but always as a parody rather than a legitimate adaptation of the game mechanics in a physical setting. But wait around long enough and the magic of SCIENCE will ...
Controllers photo
Controllers

Have you used any of these weird-ass controllers?


25 strange and cool controllers from VG history
Jan 16
// Tony Ponce
When it comes to controllers, I try to steer clear of third-party options, as I've never once had a better experience with a knock-off versus the real thing. On the other hand, I gladly welcome any and all limited edition pad...
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Learn music history through awesome pixel GIFs


Rock history from 1964 to now
Jan 02
// Allistair Pinsof
I will never be able to answer the question "What's your first love: music or videogames?" So, I'm always happy when the two combine to make something rad. Such is the case with Tumblr Music History in GIFs. Joshua Carrafa re...
Nintendo Force photo
Jonathan Holmes is one of the founding editors!
So Nintendo Power is over and done with. Tears and all that. Pour one out for our homies. The throne has been abdicated. Time for a new king to rise to power. You've likely heard about a little something called Nintendo Force...

Mega Man X photo
Mega Man X

Hot! Rooster Teeth animator's sweet Mega Man X vid


HOLY F*#KBALLS!
Dec 22
// Tony Ponce
If you've been catching any of Red vs. Blue during the past couple of years, you'll have noticed that the boys at Rooster Teeth have stepped up their game big time. No longer restricting themselves to basic machinima techniq...
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Remix: A brief history of Nintendo


Listen to this chill, nostalgia-filled tune
Nov 30
// Jordan Devore
You can only hear the sound effects from Super Mario Bros. so many times over the years before they start to grate on your very soul. As such, this new Nintendo-themed remix by Reverse Enginears wasn't winning me over with i...
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What I wouldn't give to play this Sega Smash variant


Because if Sony can have a Smash clone, why can't Sega?
Oct 24
// Tony Ponce
No matter how much good press PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale receives, it'll never quite settle with me. The fact that it is a "clone" of Super Smash Bros. isn't what's bothersome -- I personally had a grand time with t...
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Halfont, original SNES jams that come in a cool box set


Aug 27
// Tony Ponce
Yesterday, I shared news of Shnabubula's SNESology, an ongoing musical project in which multiple musicians create brand new songs using the soundsets from SNES games. One of the contributing artists, William Kage, recently re...
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Remix! A nostalgic look at the evolution of PC games


Jul 19
// Jordan Devore
Over on Polygon, Reverse Enginears has posted a rather excellent look at the progression of PC gaming, starting with Zork and M.U.L.E. and continuing all the way up to Diablo III. Best of all, it's set to the catchy beeps an...
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Games being made based on Ashley Davis' Famicase art


Jul 12
// Tony Ponce
I gotta tell ya, everything's coming up Milhouse for former Dtoid editor Ashley Davis! Every year, the Meteor store in Tokyo hosts the My Famicase Exhibition, a gallery in which artists submit  cartridge labels for fake ...
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Musician Side Brain busts a move with an NES controller


Jul 10
// Tony Ponce
Electronic musician Side Brain likes to have a little bit of fun with his beats. Using the Ableton Live music sequencer, he is able to plug in pretty much any controller and go to town. He can use... oh, for example... an NE...

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