• Lamp made from old-school Nintendo Zapper

    This is a cool looking lamp, yes? What’s even cooler is that the girl who put this together made that Duck Hunt cartridge out of cardboard because a standard Nintendo cartridge didn’t provide enough stability. "A regular cartridge was too small a base, so I measured one and made a 1.5 scale replica out of cardboard, and screwed the gun to it.  I weighted it with stones… Read More

  • Duck Hunt: The quest to shoot that damned dog continues

    [photopress:duckhunt_dog_laugh.gif,full,center] I’ve always wondered this about Duck Hunt for the NES: That snarky dog that laughs at you, is he there just to torment? For those not in the know, Duck Hunt shipped with most US versions of the original Nintendo Entertainment System, normally packaged on the same cartridge as the seminal Super Mario Bros. In the game, you’d use the… Read More

  • CES 2008: Pega Hong Kong's Wii Zappers look like the real deal

    Since the Wii was released, we’ve wanted Zappers. And some have come, some have left, but they’ve all been pretty basic. Pega from Honk Kong has taken the Zapper to its logical conclusion, and I’m thinking I should get a Wii just for these guys. Word. Pega Read More

  • Wiicoil: Longarm Zapper Surfaces

    We like the return of Nintendo’s Zapper and what it means for real FPS games. But sometimes you want something bigger to frag with. Enter the Rifle Gun Prop, which, like the official Zapper, turns your Wiimote and Chuck into an instrument of digital death. This would be great for a port of Big Buck Hunter, any Area 51 game, or Schoolastic’s Attack of the Jacko’s. DealExtreme… Read More

  • Nintendo's New Zapper: Hotness

    Nintendo today at E3 dropped a couple new hardware accessories for the popular Wii, including a steering wheel for Mario Cart, and a new Zapper. For those who might be too young to recall, the original NES Action System shipped with the original Zapper, which you used for Duck Hunt, and that’s about it. But Duck Hunt was great fun, and the Zapper became iconic. We’re hoping that… Read More

  • Great Outdoors: Bugz-B-Gone

    It’s that time of year again. You know, that magical few months when it’s hot as sin and a single step outside means exposing yourself to yellow fever. If there’s anything we pasty-faced nerds hate more than the sun, it’s bugs. Not only the ones in our software but the kind which fly around aimlessly and try to sting you in the most inconvenient places. Usually those… Read More