Tag Archives: nintendo

8-bit prime cuts

Artist Jude Buffum has created a series of portraits of beloved Nintendo characters (like Gesso, above) in the form of butcher’s diagrams—bringing together his love of gaming and meat.

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British Library ponders video game archive

The British Library is the original deposit library: as with the Library of Congress in the United States, publishers are required to deposit copies of works distributed under their imprint. Now, according to a report in The Independent, the British Library is considering extending the 350-year-old idea of the deposit library from books to video games, creating a permanent record of the gaming industry in Britain.

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DIY Halloween: Be Your Mii

Simple, yet effective. With a few artistic talents and some old junk you likely have laying around the house anyway, you can create your own Nintendo Mii costume. This guy used some spare cardboard to fashion a tennis racket and little red rubber buffers as peg hands. The solid red t-shirt seals the deal. I imagine the mask is simple ...

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LEGO Wiimote

You’d figure that if LEGO released a Wii Remote they’d do it right and let you build the whole thing from scratch. But seeing as there are small kids and even smaller geriatrics who regularly use the Wii, LEGO saw that it was more fitting to introduce a branded Wiimote with a little less need for technical know-how. So we ...

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Duck Hunt Lamp: No Cartridge Blowing Required

Before gaming became complex enough to warrant entire guide books, there were casual games which required only skill, practice, timing and coordination. Duck Hunt was one of the least complex games in gaming history. Shoot at the ducks, that is it. But despite its simplicity, Duck Hunt was a hit, one of the most popular NES games and one that ...

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This NES Bed Set Would Motivate Me to Make My Bed Every Morning

Mother is going to be so proud of me. When she comes down in the basement in the afternoon to make sure I’m still alive, she’ll have no need to worry about me making my bed in the morning/afternoon/early evening anymore. If I had a bed like this, I wouldn’t even sleep in it. I’d grab my Shark Attack Sleeping ...

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Super Mario Bros. Turns 25

It’s-ah me, the birthday boy! It’s hard to believe but today marks the 25th anniversary of the debut of Mario and the gang. The design of Mario, originally planned as a carpenter named Jumpman, can really be accredited to the graphical limitations of the time. He wore a hat, because realistic hair was difficult to portray with 8-bit graphics, a ...

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