Tag Archives: atari

Asteroids Wall Decals

OK, look, I know I was just saying how much of a futuristic geek I am, but it seems I’m more stuck in my retro roots than I originally thought. All the proof I needed was the boner I got when I saw these awesome Asteroids Wall Decals. I remember first jamming out to Asteroids on a vintage Atari 2600 ...

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Atari 2600 iPod Dock

What is the deal with all these people ripping apart perfectly good video game consoles in favor of upgrading them with the latest technology? Sometimes retro is better! That being said, this is a nice looking iPod dock. It’s a broken iPod clock/radio shoved inside an Atari 2600 shell. My guess is that this mod took no more than an ...

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Computer Chip Ring: Bling, Bling Mothatrucka

This ring is so pimp, like a geeky version of Xzibit, or whoever the kids are listening to these days. The 1981 ATARI Ring is, as you might be able to guess from the title, a replica of the original chip used in the ATARI gaming system. 18 gold karats of geekdom. While most men would much rather be playing ...

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Space Invaders Cross-stitched Guitar Strap

This guitar strap fills me with geek envy. Renee of The Domestic Scientist made this cross-stitched guitar strap for her husband themed after the Atari classic Space Invaders. She is well versed in the art of geekery and even bakes her own 20 sided die cookies. That’s pretty geeky. Next, she’ll be modding her husband’s guitar. We’re hoping she sticks ...

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Blast From The Past: Asteroids Is Serious Business

For those not familiar with the 1979 Atari classic Asteroids, let me be the first to inform you: it’s about as hardcore as classic gaming gets. It’s an increasingly difficult game that tests the player’s reflexes, reaction time and nerves. The most difficult aspect of the game is either controlling the momentum of the player’s spaceship so you don’t crash ...

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Ben Heck’s Portable Atari 7800

Following his creation of a portable Atari 2600, Ben Heck was hesitant to make the 7800 portable due to the complexity of the motherboard. But Ben didn’t let that phase him as he’s finally finished the portable Atari 7800. The motherboard was larger than the 2600’s thus the unit had to be larger, so Ben slapped a 7-inch wide screen ...

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Circuit Bending with the Atari 2600 Synthcart

There’s nothing I love more than making good electronic music from classic video game consoles. This video is a great example of someone using circuit bending techniques to generate sounds from an old Atari 2600. Using Paul Siocum’s Synthcart, the user is able to create original pieces using the 2600’s built-in sound chips. Nothing beats the DIY instrument movement. If ...

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Incoming! Missiles From the Ceiling

The Atari 1980 masterpiece Missile Command is given a whole new take on interactive gaming thanks to Steven Mason. Steve wrote the clone for the multi-touch wall at Obscure Digital. It’s the same classic game, except you touch to shoot defending projectiles at incoming missiles. This adds a new element of game play and also gets your lazy ass off ...

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Ben Heck Returns: Atari 2600 Portable

The King of Gamer Mods, Ben Heck, has returned to his triumphant days of Atari hacking. Known in the past for this Atari portables and other gaming mods, such as this one-handed Xbox controller, Ben Heck is back with a brand new Atari portable, this time for the 2600. Running off of 6 batteries, the new Atari portable now has ...

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Retro gamer belt buckles

Productdose has put together a cool little collection of retro gamer themed belt buckles which we would be honored to sport on our waists. Included are Pac-Man, Mario, Atari, and Space Invaders, plus a few more. Our favorites are pictured here, but we are in love with all of them so we recommend checking out the whole bunch.

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