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Make Room In Your Shoe Closet Because Vans Has Teamed Up With Nintendo

Adding to a long list of pop culture collaborations, which has yielded fare like Star Wars– and Disney-themed kicks, Vans is now working with Nintendo on a new line of branded sneakers featuring characters and power-ups from classic 8-bit NES games, including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong and even Duck Hunt.

An Awesome Donkey Kong Rack For Your Coffee Capsules

Not everyone has the time to painstakingly brew the perfect cup of coffee each morning. That’s why simple capsule coffee machines like Nespresso have become so popular. And if you’re embarrassed at taking a shortcut for your morning brew, you can distract your judgemental coffee snob friends with this brilliant Donkey Kong-inspired Nespresso capsule rack.

Always Be Gaming: A Stylish Donkey Kong-Inspired Shelving Unit For Your Home

If when you close your eyes each night in bed you see visions of pixelated arcade apes performing game-like quests, you can be sure you are a true gamer at heart. And now that we’ve cleared that up, you might as well embrace it, and indulge yourself with a little Donkey Kong-inspired interior decor.

Epic Gaming Bathroom Desperately Needs A Warp Pipe Toilet

Don’t get us wrong, we’re totally blown away by Photobucket user gpinzone’s retro gaming-themed bathroom that incorporates elements from Super Mario, Donkey Kong and Pac-Man. We just can’t help but feel they missed a fantastic opportunity to turn the throne into a functional warp pipe that sucks down more than just plumbers.

The Three Kings Of Kong Finally Meet And Do Battle

Forget 2007 documentary The King of Kong. That was a struggle for Donkey Kong domination between just two men. The Kong Off, held last week, was a struggle between sixteen of the world’s (well, North America’s) best player.

The Tabletop Arcade Receives A 21st Century Makeover

This isn’t the same tabletop Pac Man game you played as a kid in pizza parlors. No, this one has been been updated with a more modern screen and a futuristic-looking-exterior. But the gameplay is strictly retro: Pac Man, Donkey Kong Junior, Dig Dug, 1942, Galaga and 55 other classic arcade games can be found on this thing. That said, $US3500 for a bunch of 30 year old games in a fancy looking shell seems like a lot. [Arcade Tables via Uncrate]

These Donkey Kong Shelves Set A Pretty High Bar For Shelving

Your shelves officially suck compared to these. They’re Donkey Kong shelves, complete with a monkey, NES, SNES and N64. Oh, and the N64 only has Goldeneye as opposed to a full collection of games. Awesome. [Sprite Stitch via TDW]

Donkey Kong Junior Watches You Bathe

Colombian artists Andres Barragan and Miss Vynilos have painstakingly tiled the interior of a shower to depict scenes from Donkey Kong Junior.

Moving Lego Donkey Kong People, Lego Donkey F*cking Kong

Lego. Mindstorms RCX. Donkey Kong. Rolling barrels. Donkey Kong throws rolling barrels. Mario jumps. And jumps. And jumps. All synchronised. Dan Kressin even generated the game start tune with Lego. After seeing it in action–and hearing the rattling noise it makes–I want this on the wall of my bedroom, as my alarm clock. Videos and high res pictures after the jump.

The Evolution of Nintendo's Superheroes

Here’s a really great image looking back at the royal roots of the three Nintendo big boys; Mario, Link and Donkey Kong. There isn’t any monochrome character love from the old days proper, but it is quite an extensive time line nonetheless, which culminates in the modern day incarnations of our beloved superheroes. Things we have learnt from the image include the fact that Donkey Kong once had breasts bigger than Pamela, Link has been know to walk about without his hat and Mario hasn’t always had enough pixels for a well defined mustache. It is all rather shocking stuff; brace yourself and jump in for the money shot. [Fubiz via Notcot]

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