retro

CMYKilla Pixel-Pistol Is An 8-Bit Peacekeeper

I don’t know what to tell you other than that this pixel art come to life would be fun to have around the house. Unfortunately it doesn’t fire mega buster or spread shot bullets, since it&

Game & Watch Replica Available To Nintendo Devotees

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/game_and_watch_ball_big_3.jpg" />If you're a part of the Nintendo Club, a rewards system they have for registering products and filling o

Original Mail-Order Rad Racer 3D Glasses On eBay

No, these really aren’t any different from regular red-blue 3D glasses. If anything, they’re of lower quality. But it’s just fun to revel in the fact that you could do 3D back in the

Lomography Sprocket Rocket Is A Compact Retro-Cam

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/home_01.jpg" />Lomography's latest camera is a bite-sized guy with a panoramic lens and, of course, manual film advance. It's called the

A Moment Of Silent Nostalgia, Please, For These Old-School Skates

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/il_fullxfull.161730209-620x537.jpg" />Back in the day, not only were these bits of iron the latest gadgets, but they were a means of gain

Wooden NES sculpture fails to sell on eBay

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/nintendo-wooden-sculpture.jpg" />Why no one wanted to pay hundreds of dollars for this NES made out of wood is beyond me. It'd go well wi

Wow: Original Pac-Man sketches shown by creator – like pencil on graph paper sketches

This is a true artifact of gaming history. The notebook of Toru Iwatani, creator of Pac-Man, complete with sketched-out pixel art, prototype mazes, and ghost movements. My god! Remember when you could

Mixtape watch keeps track of time, reminds you of that one road trip and that sweet mix you made that everybody totally liked and you played it like 30 times

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/mixtape-watch.jpg" />If you're a nostalgic person, and you enjoy novelty watches, I can only imagine the levels of joy you're feeling rig

Gadgets of days gone by: My Super Nintendo

This week at CrunchGear, we’re looking back at some of our favorite gadgets from the not-so-distant past — old phones, computers, media players, toys… those devices that still stand

Handy guide for a little light vintage camera restoration

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/FG3KJ34G8QJE20U.jpg" />The charm of vintage cameras is easy to understand. Their metal build, satisfying shutter action, and funky old le

Photo report: CrunchGear digs up Akihabara's top 10 expensive classic games

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/games_akihabara-620x467.png" /> Nearly two years have passed since <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/07/05/current-top-10-of-akiha

Retro Mega Man 10 commercial – complete with V-Hold issues

The whole time I was watching this Mega Man 10 fauxmercial, I was thinking “something about this is wrong.” And yes, it’s all wrong, of course, but specifically… it’s 16:

NES game harmonicas let you blow on your cartridges for fun and profit

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/cart.jpg" />Who would have thought that all that practice blowing on NES games would pay off? Now all I have to do is learn how to play t

The Altair is back

Vince Briel, computer creator, has rebuilt the original Altair 8800, the world’s first home computer, and added a VGA and PS/2 keyboard. The computer emulates Intel’s 8080 processor with a

Nostalgia week continues with Apple ][, Pascal, and old-fashioned newsletters!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/appleii-1977.jpg" /> Hot on the heels of <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/02/17/happy-birthday-bbs/">our celebration of the BBS</a

Retro 1977 SLR kit looks like it might take interesting photos

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/6a00d83452989a69e2012877b2c864970c-800wi.jpg" alt="" title="diyslrwtfbbq" width="550" height="378" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-

Blip gets reverse-engineered. Proves that the computer was cheating.

Hand-held electronics are marvels of miniaturization. The ones that existed before I was born, even more so. Anyone who played Blip might be interested to know two things. First, despite being titled

The retro game revival continues with Sonic 4: leaked screens and video

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/269.jpg" />It wasn't too long ago that I <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/01/22/its-a-bit-sad-when-promotional-de-makes-of-games-a

These sweet retro flip-clocks are actually quite reasonably priced

Retro chrome stuff is in demand here in Seattle. It seems like everyone is trying to establish their home as some sort of shrine to “Mad Men.” I even caved and bought this awesome projecto

Wii arcade fighter gamepad good for Hadokens and Shoryukens

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/9576176cv1a.jpg" alt="" />At last count, there are something like six Street Fighter games available for download from the Wii’s Virtua
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